Advantage Rent-A-Car

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  • The Advantage to Me is SAVING MONEY!

    Aug 16, 2002 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good clean cars at rock bottom prices
    Cons: No frequent flyer alliances, only serves southwest region

    Summary: Are you made of money? Do you insist on always paying retail? Are you the kind of person who really, really likes paying a lot for their mufflers? Do you get a kick out of paying top dollar when you rent cars? I seriously doubt it. Most ... read more

  • Advantage gave away our pre-paid car

    Sep 3, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: It would have been really cheap, had there been an actual car. 
    Cons: Arrived at airport to discover we had no car.

    Summary: We prepaid for an SUV online 2 months prior to our trip.  The plane to SLC was 20 or 30 minutes late.  We spent another 30 minutes in line (only 2 people in front of us and 2 agents on the desk, I don't know what was taking so long).  When ... read more

  • Will not rent from them again

    Apr 22, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: We lucked out, new car. Friendly shuttle guy in Tampa.
    Cons: Poor service, bait and switch tactics.
    full size=standard elsewhere.
    Stay away!

    Summary: Unfortunately, I did not read reviews before renting from them. Rented out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Hard sell on pre purchase of gas and Insurance. (Just keep saying no!! even before the finish their speil the second and third times!!) Long wait for ... read more

  • Advantage Rent A Car in Denver Was a Positive Surprise to Us

    Dec 30, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, cheap upgrade, effective customer service, gasoline refueling policy.
    Cons: Focused on airports, reputation.

    Summary: We recently came back from another ski vacation to Breckenridge in Colorado. We had a good time but I broke a finger in a fall. Well that’s part of skiing. Anyway, we rented a van because we were five people and we had a significant amount of ... read more


    Nov 27, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No lines
    Immediate service
    Huge savings
    Helpful Staff     
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I just returned fron a week in Maui - a Chrysler 200 convertible was my car of choice and when I set out to reserve one I was referred to Advantage Rent-A- Car by my vacation club.  The $225 I could save on the cost of the ... read more

  • Advantage Rent-A-Car saved us time and money

    Oct 13, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Focus on the Customer
    Cons: None

    Summary: My wife and I shopped around for a rental car for a trip to Phoenix and booked a reservation with Alamo. We were booked on a red-eye flight from Dallas late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. When we arrived via shuttle at the rental car building at ... read more

  • Advantage saves you lots of money. Period.

    Sep 21, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic rates, easy checkout, clean cars
    Cons: Check-in was on the longer side at 20 minutes

    Summary: Seriously, Advantage is the same as your standard car rental company, just with great rates. Now, let me qualify a few things for everyone: I do not work for Advantage. I do not have family members who work for Advantage. I am just a college professor ... read more

  • Run away from Advantage in Cancun

    Aug 21, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Airport pick up and drop off
    Cons: Frankly, too many to list.  Please read review.

    Summary: Add me to the long and growing list of people who got ripped off by Advantage Car Rental.  We decided to rent a car out of Cancun to drive to our hotel in Playa del Carmen.  My husband and I both speak Spanish so language was not an issue here. ... read more

  • Dented car scam..... you need more room and upgrade!

    Jun 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, if they would stick to original reservation.
    Cons: Please read above descriptiion!!!! DO NOT RENT FROM ADVANTAGE!!!!!! 

    Summary: First and last time to rent from Advantage! Upon arriving at the Advantage reservation counter in Las Vegas immediately the man at the counter encouraged us to upgrade from our original contract (Premium) to a sport utility vehicle in order to fit our ... read more

  • Advantage Tampa = Terrible!

    May 17, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The shuttle personnel were friendly.
    Cons: See the review - almost everything!

    Summary: I am a frequent renter of vehicles and this most recent rental in Tampa was terrible.First, the website leads one to believe the agency is at the terminal. This is not the case and is false advertising.Second, upon arrival I was instructed ... read more

  • Much Better Than Expected

    Apr 15, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Courteous, timely, great shuttle drivers, overall a great experience that saved us $
    Cons: An extra 10 minutes of shuttle time on each leg

    Summary: Booked a car in Oakland for this past Thursday - Saturday. $34.87 for two days can't be beat. I used the 1/2 full on the fuel return package, and my total was $68.00! I read the good bad and plain ugly about them. So I called. Told them I had ... read more

  • Charged for invalid damages

    Jan 9, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Polite employees on site
    Cons: Illegitemate charges!

    Summary: We were charged for damages to the windshield that we did not do.  We rented the car from the SLC airport because they were 'cost effective'.  The car was a Toyota Versa, kind of a piece, but that is what we get for our money so we weren't too ... read more

  • Ski Racks are a LIE and a SCAM!

    Jan 3, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I have nothing good to say about advantage Rent-A-Car.
    Cons: Rude Staff/Liars/Long Waits/Broken Bathrooms

    Summary: We booked a rental car in Denver to drive to a ski resort.  It was supposed to be a full-sized sedan with ski racks, capable of fitting the four of us, our skis, and our luggage.  Upon arriving at Advantage, we were told that they did not have ... read more

  • Cheap and rude should be their slogan.

    Dec 28, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Cheap cars
    Cons: Pushy and extremely rude employees.

    Summary: The price was good, however their employees are horrible.  When picking up the car in Nashville we were urged to purchase the full tank of gas up front, and informed on how much gas we would use to Chattanooga. I'm from there and have personally ... read more

  • Don't do it!!!!!

    Aug 9, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Smelly cars, inconvenient, extra charges 

    Summary: Rented from Advantage one time, won't do it again. Arrived at Houston Hobby airport, had to wait a very long time for the shuttle bus.  I started to worry when I found out they don't have their own shuttle bus, they have lot space at an ... read more

  • Never Again!

    Jul 12, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NOTHING!
    Cons: Even the customer service was terrible!

    Summary: There's a reason this company is the cheapest. Rented a car for three days at LAX over the weekend. Despite the car being reserved several days in advance, the car was not ready. Like many others here, it took an hour to get our car and the shuttle took ... read more

  • Couldn't have been easier!

    Jul 7, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely satisfied and quite frankly, relived, at my expereince. Everything worked out as planned.
    Cons: The location in the parking lot was further away from than other car rental places.

    Summary: I was worried, to say the least, after reading reviews for how badly people have felt they were treated by Advantage Car Rental. I booked my car rental directly through their website using a coupon upgrade. The price was right at just under $130.00 for ... read more

  • A Bad Experience with Advantage Rent-A-Car

    May 16, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The staff was courteous.
    Cons: They had my card info when I reserved but was told at pick-up it failed.

    Summary: I reserved a car with Advantage Rent-A-Car online. The reservation included my credit card number. When I arrived at the airport in SLC I presented the same card to complete the rental. They ran it through equifax and said it was rejected. I asked why. ... read more

  • DIS-Advantage

    Apr 16, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap (only if you have a credit card)
    Cons: Hidden rules
    Unresponsive when I contacted them.

    Summary: My experience was HORRIFIC to say the least. I secured the rental thru priceline. When I got to the kiosk and handed them my debit card I was told my reservation would not be honored because of an "Equifax Report". Prior to choosing this company I read ... read more

  • Advantage Car Rental should be called Dis-Advantage

    Apr 13, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: Rude and arrogant people

    Summary: On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 after 11AM. My wife and I went to the Advantage Car Rental  counter at Atlanta Airport. We got off the escalator and walked over to your counter, as we were about 25 feet away there were two agents behind the ... read more


    Apr 3, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: I got a car to use
    Cons: everything about them.

    Summary: NEVER USE ADVANTAGE! I got my quote from Priceline. I was given the price guarantee of 34.00 for a small SUV for one day. When I got to Denver I took the bus to Advantage to pick up my car. Here is where it all started. They first tried to upsell me into ... read more

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