Rent-A-Wreck

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  • Okay Temp Wheels, but for Travelers? FUHGEDDABOUTIT!!!

    Nov 10, 2008 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dependably low rates
    Cons: no airport location, short hours, inconvenient locations

    Summary: Now don't get me wrong here, I like Rent-A-Wreck. I like their down-home, down-to-earth attitude. I like the promise of being able to save a bit of green on rental cars. I like their philosophy. I just do NOT like them from the travel ... read more

  • I nearly died in one of these cars

    Aug 28, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Mechanically unsound cars that can stop while drivin on the highway. 

    Summary: I rented a vehicle form this company in August of 2013 for a personal vacation.  During the vacation, the vehicle suddenly would not start.  I called the office to report the stalled engine and they said I was too far from their office to send ... read more

  • When are these guys going to jail? Fraud and outright theft!

    Apr 12, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: There are none.  You can get a better deal, trust me.
    Cons: Dishonest, sheisty, rude, abusive.  Seriously fraudulent.

    Summary: Overrode poor reviews due to good experience years ago...  Big mistake.  The car was expectedly sub-standard, and I already knew the office was a real dung pile, but I didn't expect to have UNAUTHORIZED debits from my bank account!!!  I'm ... read more

  • DO NOT RENT FROM RENT A WRECK MIAMI -SCAM, FRAUD!

    Apr 7, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Verbally and physically threatening owner, awful quality vehicles

    Summary: DO NOT RENT FROM RENT A WRECK MIAMI - SCAM, FRAUD! I rented a car at Rent a Wreck at 2901 NW 7th Ave Miami, Fl 33127 .Via kayak.com for $30 a day. When I arrived at the location, I was shocked at the filth and condition of all of the vehicles. The owner ... read more

  • Complete Disaster

    Mar 16, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: rates
    Cons: vehicles, customer service

    Summary: My fiance and I recently flew into Billings, MT and cabbed over to Rent-A-Wreck to pick up our rental car only to learn that the woman who had rented the car that we had reserved had not yet returned it and that the only other vehicle available to rent ... read more

  • Horrible Experience

    Feb 8, 2012 by
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    Pros: None!
    Cons: Cars are not well maintained- from the mechanics to the inside detailing
    Limited Vehicles

    Summary: Let me preface this message by saying that my experience was with the Cherry Hill Center in Cherry Hill, NJ and I would NEVER EVER recommend rent a wreck to anyone! I rented a WRECK (literally) for labor day week 2011. We needed a vehicle to transport 6 ... read more

  • Terrible Experience

    Jan 12, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good Prices.
    Cons: Terrible customer service, poor communication.

    Summary: Rent A Wreck had good prices, but the positives stopped there.  We rented from them beginning on Christmas Eve.  We picked up the car and not more than 20 minutes down the road, BANG! the pads separated from the shoes on the rear drum ... read more

  • Rent a Wreck Miami

    Nov 8, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: There are NO pros to his place
    Cons: Everything about this company is bad.  Bad management, bad service and disgusting facilities. 

    Summary: Dirt-bag doesn't even begin to describe the owner of this "establishment."  I wish I would have taken the advice of Yelp reviewers and other websites (extremely accurate) reviews of this Rent-A-Wreck branch.  Not only did the owner Eduardo ... read more

  • BEWARE: Rent-A-Wreck of Greensboro specifically David Lanzer

    Jan 22, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None. Not even price as we rented for far less at Enterprise.
    Cons: Duplicity. Rudeness. Dishonesty.

    Summary: My dealings were with Mr. David Lanzer. He picked me up from my office at the time arranged and drove me to the location on W. Market Street. They do business as Monarch Car Sales as well.The shop that is doing the repairs in my Sebring ... read more

  • Don ever think about rent a car from this place! No way

    Dec 8, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None.
    Cons: Crappy rental cars and smelly office. Not worth to try, may cause your life.

    Summary: I always rent car from big chain company. But this time their rate is way too high over my budget. Then found Rent-a-wreck. Here I want to share my experiece with you. The worst of the worst experience in my car rental ... read more

  • The worst rental experience ever..

    Jun 11, 2010 by
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    Pros: None
    Cons: Cars are crap
    Improper working order
    Not much cheaper than others

    Summary: This has been my worst rental experience ever. I went there because I was really short on money and just needed a car to get back and forth from work while my car was being repaired from an accident. First off, the car was literally beat to hell but ... read more

  • RentaWreck Seattle awsome service!

    Feb 26, 2010 by
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    Pros: Customer service, step by step assistance, polite, their prices saved my butt during the Olympics!
    Cons: Rude customers in the office taking away from the calm enviornment.

    Summary: I had not a clue where to go, or what to do. I mean honestly I was so out of it that I had no idea where to even go at the airport. I called them so much and talked the guys ears off.. but they even helped me navigate from the airport to their van/car ... read more

  • Aptly named ...

    Aug 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap.
    Cons: Disgusting inside, "Wreck"ed outside.

    Summary: ...Wreck could not be a more appropriate term for the vehicle I rented.For starters, I pulled into the parking lot at 8am when they opened, behind an old house, and there was 1 car in the lot.  The 'office' was through the back door of the house ... read more

  • AaahoooohhhGaaah

    Feb 5, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Cheep carsLow PricesGood "Blending in" Type Cars
    Cons: you shouldn't be caught dead in one, and if u do it's likely to happen.

    Summary: In the mood to rent a "beautiful" stallion to ride around in for the weekend?  With renting anything, especially and auto, you are to expect a few dings, and scratches.  But OMG!!!  This is not your typical car rental outlet. ... read more

  • It is what it is ... Not for the business traveler

    Jan 19, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliable Customer Service. No bait/switch or funky pricing.
    Cons: Cars were a little old and used and beat up.

    Summary: Most times when I am renting a car, it is for dependability or a little bit of luxury. If I am on business in a city and need to rent a car, I will usually go to one of the big chains because they have a bigger selection of locations to pick up and drop ... read more

  • No Vehicle

    Oct 30, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: I didn't have to suffer having one of their cars.
    Cons: I had to pay an extra $175 to get a car from an alternate company.

    Summary: I reserved a car from Rent-A-Wreck Seattle in March for a two-week holiday in September 2008. I showed up at the airport in the evening (having flown from overseas) and called the number Rent-A-Wreck had given me for the free shuttle to collect my car. I ... read more

  • Wrecks the competition

    Jan 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low rates especially long term; cater to under 25 crowd; Nice "wrecks"; Pleasant efficient staff.
    Cons: Lack good locations with limited airport coverage; Limited car availability; No extended business hours.

    Summary: I've rented a car from two different locations in Southern California (once multiple times) and both were good experiences. At the time I was 21 and was still treated great. They offer many of the perks that other chains offer such as free pickup and ... read more

  • cheap, and you get what you pay for

    Nov 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheapest deal in town, and it got me there
    Cons: unpolished customer service, disintegrating car

    Summary: I moved to Seattle, and needed a rental car. I expected to need it for a couple of weeks, so I wanted something cheap. I'm under 25, and was hoping to avoid the underage surcharges. I booked a car with Rent-A-Wreck of Seattle, which is close to ... read more

  • A Word to the Wise

    Nov 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Unprofessional, did not keep office hours that were posted, large deposit required, cars not reliable

    Summary: We wanted to save money and rented from Rent-A-Wreck in the Houston area. What we ended up with was a vehicle that was not in good mechanical shape. And, it was in need of a good wash job and vacuuming. It was almost out of gas, out of washer fluid ... read more

  • suckered by rent-a-wreck

    Sep 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The price is $20.00 cheaper per week than Enterprise.
    Cons: You may end up paying for the wreck, and still need a rental!

    Summary: I rented a Rent-A-Wreck in Clifton Park, New York. Without realizing, I initialed a lign in my contract stating I agreed to be responsible for all damages to the vehicle. Rent-a-wreck is 20.00 cheaper a week than the Enterprise dealer I usually use. I ... read more

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