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Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Pros:The car was clean, the pick up was quick since I had pre-ordered online, and the rental agents were friendly. The return was easy, and the return desk agent was friendly. They can print the receipt for you right at the car, no need to walk to a return desk/office to finish the process.Cons:No one really went out of their way to inform me of expectations, procedures or process. After paying at the registration desk, I was verbally directed to the pick up desk outside, where no one walked me to the car nor reviewed the car to ensure the condition before I took it. I had to do that myself on the form they gave me. I also had to find the car myself, so no one offered to explain to me where things were in the car or how they worked, like another car rental place did for me. I also felt the price was a little high for the time I had the car, when I had recently rented a car from another company for half the price. I would have went back to that other company, but they had no available cars when I needed one. I felt it was bare bones customer service, but the price did not reflect that.Reviewed Feb 10 2017
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Cons:I wasnt told of additional charges I didn't know that I had to have a credit cardReviewed Mar 11 2017
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Cons:Exterior needed a wash.Reviewed Oct 20 2020
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Pros:NoneCons:Our reservation for a speciality van was at noon. We arrived at the location at 12:07 and the location was closed. The sign on the door and the website both said the location was open until 2:00. Avis was very unhelpful, insisting that it was my fault for “missing my appointment.” I told them that there were several steps they could have taken to make the situation a more customer service friendly experience, when the rental office saw they had a specialized reservation at noon, and they closed early, they should have had the courtesy to call us to alert us that our reservation was at closing time. The evening before, I called Avis to confirm the reservation, at that point the agent should have mentioned that the location closes at the time of my reservation. Neither steps were taken. I ended up having to drive to an airport location, and pick up a much smaller car, they didn’t have my specialty van in stock. I now have to pay $400 in shipping to get the remaining items shipped that was intended to go into the van. Avis customer service has been unhelpful, and maintains this is “my fault.” Buyer beware.Reviewed Sep 16 2020
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Pros:Good car that was clean and hadn't been smoked in before my trip.Cons:I'm not a big fan of the Milwaukee Airport. The signage is awful. I got lost trying to get back to the concourse.Reviewed Jun 2 2020
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Watch out for the insurance Scam!!!Pros:The vehicle was great, and the price for the vehicle alone was good.Cons:I paid for insurance through Kayak and when I picked up they said that the insurance I paid for was the incorrect one for the vehicle and said I would need a certain plan to replace it. What I didn't realize was they had charged me for the other insurance on top of the insurance I bought and their insurance was more than the rental cost itself more than doubling my bill. I called the Thrifty number and they said the counter will process the refund when I return since I already had coverage. Thrifty counter manager refused. Now I am stuck with a bill more than double what was expected!!Reviewed Jan 30 2017
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Pros:when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....Cons:when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....explain it better and given me my options- car was too small .....Reviewed Oct 7 2020
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Great start, poor endingPros:The rep at the counter was great. Mary was very friendly and helpful. Picking up the car was quick and easy.Cons:The return experience was not so great. I arrived at the agreed upon return time and the rep took their sweet time to come out of the booth and then also inspecting the car. I was then informed that because it was technically 4 minutes after the drop off time, I was charged the weekday rate, for all days, which was over 3 times the rate I was quoted. After arguing that it was not my fault that it took the rep so long to get the car checked in and it was 4 minutes, they agreed to going back to the original rate but told that it was a one time thing. They were still very rude and told me "next time be a little early." Will not rent with them again.Reviewed Feb 8 2017
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Money's worthPros:I liked the cost. I was willing to try the company due to the low rate. It was worth it. Also, there were last minute travel plan changes and adding additional so days to my rental was hassle free. Drop off was smooth. Bonus the car came with sirus xm so there was no concern about logging into my own account and forgetting to log out.Cons:The first issue was during pickup. The pickup area is in a lobby with multiple other car rental companies. It took 18 minutes for me get my keys from the moment I got to the counter. The average time at other companies was 6 minutes. The second issue is that a spouse cannot be added as a driver without an additional cost. I understand charging for an additional driver, but there should be an exception for spouses as everything we have is shared including our car insurance that the company need to verify before renting me the car. Last issue was the cleanliness. The floors needed a good vacuum and the surfaces needed to be scrubbed. Also, there were multiple small dents and scratches on the vehicle. But then mins of cleaning and it was up to my standards and the damage was previously noted so there was no concern about me being charged for repairs.Reviewed Jul 26 2018
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Don't deal with Thrifty agent over the phone.Pros:Ease of return when we got back to the airport.Cons:I called night before that we would be arriving late. Girl on phone advised me the window would be closed, that I would not be able to get the car I had ALREADY paid for. When I asked to change the reservation she wanted to charge me almost double the price and said I could not pick up the car until the next morning. I said forget it I would take care of it when I arrived. When we arrived the window was closed but the neighboring agent (enterprise) was able to help me with my car rental! The agent on the phone was terrible, hard to understand, rude and gave me untrue information!Reviewed Oct 10 2018
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False Advertisement and POOR Customer Service.Cons:I chose Thrifty because they were running a promotion that showed a Nissan Juke for around the same price i could get a compact elsewhere. When i went to pick up, they stated i had the "manager's special" and that is a compact car (Chevy Sonic, Hyundai Elantra,And a Nissan). I told them that a Juke is not the same size as those tiny vehicles and they stated that the juke is in the same class. After some back and forth and them being extremely rude they said they don't have any small SUVs or larger cars for me. When i went out to the garage to get my car, they had plenty of larger vehicles and suvs. I wasn't asking for an SUV, but something a little bigger as the Juke would not be the same size as a sonic. After getting in the elentra, it a had a fant smell of smoke, after the car was out in the sun, it was a VERY strong smell of smoke. I had to purchase 4 air fresheners to make the car usable. I will absolutley NEVER use Thrifty (or Dollar as they were the same company) again.Reviewed May 3 2017
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Bad customer service, ok carPros:Clean car and ran okCons:Car needed maintenance, high pressure at pickup to take a larger car we didn't want. Up charging at drop off by double the fee for 1 hour past time. We ended up reasoning with them that that was ridiculous but lousy they even try for that much. Martha at MKE has a bad attitude, and finally ended up being helpful to work through this. Just lousy customer service in general.Reviewed Oct 17 2018
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