Cons: When I got Oaxaca Mexico airport and went to Europcar, the agent said that I needed written proof of insurance through my credit card . Since i didn't have the written proof he wanted to charge me about $400 extra on my $139 rental car. I asked him to show me where this was written in my contract. He said it was in a hidden link. I found the link and this insurance requirement was not there any where (that I could find).
So I walked over to Hertz, and they said they would give me a similar car for $139, but they would put a $1500 hold on my credit card, which is reasonable.
Meanwhile, the Europcar salesperson said he'd give me the car for only about $339.
I was so angry with the poor service of the Europcar that I couldn't wait to write this review!
Hertz did a fine job- I highly recommend Hertz. HOWEVER, I felt Europcar tried to me off. If Europe car clearly told me about the letter needed for insurance, then they would have received a much better rating. So beware with Europcar!
I rented with Europcar in Europe and I did not have this problem.
13 Jan 2017
Cons: The daily rate with insurance was 5x the published rate. Completely misleading.
17 Jan 2017
Pros: Car handled perfectly.
Cons: The gas tank was not full when I received the car. Price from Kayak was perfect, but insurance were excessive (over 5x value of rental fee).
Pros: Car was clean, air conditioned, and just big enough.
Cons: We requested a small car. Were given the choice of eating 90 minutes, or getting a much larger SUV. We waited.
Cannot tell if price charged was close to what had been indicated in reservation because of the various required add-ons (taxes & fees - not gas or insurance).
20 Mar 2017
Cons: Pick up was great! Drop off was more difficult. We had let the agent know we needed to drop off the car between 6 and 6:30AM. He gave us instructions to park in front of the airport. When we got to the airport there was no agent. We approached a number of people to assist us, nobody knew quite what to do. We had to check in for our flight, so were unable to sit with the car. The agent arrived just before the car was towed (thank goodness!). But everybody was very nice!
The 7:30 flight to Houston is a regularly scheduled flight from that airport. It would be helpful to have the desk staffed earlier than 7:00.