Cons: I couldn't rent the car as the person behind the counter was clearly computer illiterate, and frazzled that I was there to pick up a rental car! She couldn't follow simple instructions from her manager over the phone to complete the rental transaction and I had to go online through budget's website directly to rent the car!
The service was also very slow and of poor quality, maybe Budget needs to clean house!
2 May 2016
Wrong pickup location
Pros: Nothing, I wasnt able to get the car.
Cons: The car was not at the airport I put in for pickup. I ordered the car from SRQ airport in the search box. The rental location was in the middle of Sarasota, I could not get the car.
12 May 2016
Kayak didn't state off site rental
Pros: The deal seemed great. I put in my pick up airport and drop off airport and got a good price.
Cons: The pick up location was 15 miles away. I had to Uber there only to find out they closed. I had to borrow a car for the weekend. Budget said they couldn't help me until Monday when their manager got in. The manager said they couldn't help because I booked through Kayak. Looking at the paperwork it didn't state off site rental.
Agents were accommodating, but lack professionalis
Pros: Agent was able to reserve a vehicle for me for a different location than where I had originally reserved. The vehicle was comfortable, spacious, and easy to drive.
Cons: The cost of the rental was nearly double what I had been quoted online. The agents at the airport location were highly unprofessional and were carrying on personal (and inappropriate) conversations in front of customers.