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Vista, CA, United States
24 Sep — 1 Oct
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Vista, CA, United States
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Pick-up locationVista
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Vista car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (50 reviews)
2 locations in Vista
Locations in Vista
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2 Aug 2021
The car was ridiculously underpowered and getting to speed on a California Freeway was a struggle!
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
I found the drop off a little confusing. There were not enough directional signs. The person who took the keys was very nice however nothing identified her as an Avis representative so it was unnerving leaving the keys with her.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Easy pick up and drop off with free parking patrolled by security on site
10.0 Excellent11 May 2020
Location was open early and very efficient. Times of operation during this time were also correct unlike agency I scheduled with prior day. Will certainly use this location for future use.
6.0 Good16 Oct 2019
Vehicle returnI only drove into their lot to return the car, N/A should be a choice for the above if you are truly looking for useful feedback.
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2019
Great facility.Nothing.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2019
When I booked I put in arrival at San Diego airport and you booked me out of Carlsbad which is an hour away from the airport! Avis was good enough to find a car for me but it was over $100 more than my booking price!!! That is why I booked online and ahead of time to get a decent rate.
4.8 Okay28 Jun 2019
Main issue was that the price rose 200% when I went to pick up the car. Instead of about $250 the rental cost closer to $500. Very disappointed with the outrageous charges for changing pick up location. I expected a small variation but the resulting fees were astronomical.
8.0 Excellent30 May 2019
Due to holiday weekend, office said the car hadn't been cleaned or gassed. Was given the choice to take as is or wait. Took it as is. Was told since given to me empty, I didn't need to fill the tank and was told a note was made. When checked in, the note didn't transfer, had to talk to Cust Svc.
6.4 Good10 Jan 2019
Service StunkHybrid comfy car. Clean on the inside. Accurate pricing upon drop off. Easy drop off and courteousIt may be Kayak but they were closing at my reservation time so I had to rush, not did they want to give me the time of Day about upgrading or explaining where to get my car. It was obvious that they wanted to leave (it was Christmas Eve, but I was not told their closing time). They said I could upgrade at any location, which wasn’t true. No one would without charging me $1k+ on my total rental and restarting a new contract. The rental car also had writing in the window like it was just picked up from being impounded. That was kinda janky
Rated no. 2
6.7 Good (31 reviews)
2 locations in Vista
Locations in Vista
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
7.9 Good30 Aug 2021
Budget need to check their vehicles for mechanical problems. My rental has problem with the brake. Every time I step on the brakes the whole front wheel shake.
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2021
Rathe was $134 and was changed $356
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2019
After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2018
Customer service was not customer serviceThey did listen.You would think that after all the hassle, I asked for a discount or to please find us something and honor the price I agreed to pay - no discount on the current issue, no discount on a future rental, etc., etc. They obviously don't need or want our business.
6.8 Good7 Dec 2017
Where are staff?NoneWe returned car 330 pm and not one person was in return area. There was a sign for us to mark contract with the mileage and gas level and drop it in the drop box. I understand if car is returned after hours but this was in middle of work day in the afternoon. Did not leave me eith a comfortable feeling.
7.6 Good17 Sep 2017
Agent very nice. Drove me to the area where I could get taxi/ride home because it was off site and too far to walk. Very kind, thank you!
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2017
Nobody at drop off !!!
7.2 Good4 Mar 2017
Representative was friendly and fixed the billing error that the LA representative made and wouldn't own up to.
2.0 Mediocre7 Oct 2016
Lame DuckThey gave me a car with a Candadian License plate, then the break lights came on and the car had to be towed and replaced.
6.0 Good23 Jul 2016
Insurance not accepted - and a badly wrong addresThe service especially at the drop off in LA was very friendly and good. The car was excellent.KAYAK, you sold me an insurance, that Budget did not accept. That's VERY BAD! So I had to pay twice, because my first insurance was useless. How can you do that??????? And, again VERY BAD: The adress for drop off was wrong - 22 miles away from LAX. A fault of the Budget agency in Vista, I think. Fortunately, I followed the signs and found the drop off-station close to the airport.
Rated no. 3
8.6 Excellent (20 reviews)
2 locations in Vista
Locations in Vista
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2021
Nice experience. The reservation was ready for pick-up when I entered the door and delivery back was efficient and smooth.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2021
Waited 1 1/2 just to get the vehicle, no bueno.
2.0 Mediocre5 Oct 2020
Nothing.Despite having a reservation, Enterprise Vista didn’t have my car when I arrived. As a result, we had to frantically find a car elsewhere.
9.6 Excellent30 Jan 2020
Daniel at the San Marcos location was so helpful and personable. If everyone at Enterprise is like him, I will continue to use them when I need to rent a car in the future.Nothing. Great experience.
8.4 Excellent25 May 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pickup and drop-off were super easy.Enterprise told me the $9 insurance I bought at booking online was no good and I would have to purchase theirs (for $20) if I wanted that coverage. They even called the booking insurance a "scam" and suggested I call back and request a refund for it. So I got scammed by either Kayak or them.
10.0 Excellent2 Feb 2018
Convenient location! Quick Service! Warm Staff! Excellent selection!
9.2 Excellent9 Nov 2016
Get what you pay forGreat service and an adequete vehiclelocation?
Rated no. 4
7.8 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Vista
Locations in Vista
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2019
Everything was wonderful, excellent staff. If your going to leave a car there you will have to park on the street, that’s the only downside
8.0 Excellent25 Mar 2018
good serviceease of online booking and pick-up....not being acknowledged in waiting line, like others that came after me. Other than that no complaint. If I was in a hurry though, I would probably complain about the 25 min wait.
9.2 Excellent3 Mar 2018
Good value for the moneyWhat I did like was that I requested a economy car but was upgraded to a compact car which I appreciated.The only con I experienced was the fact that I rented the car in San Marcos, but was picked up and driven several miles to their rental office in another city. I found that a big inconvenience and a definite waste of time.
7.6 Good30 Oct 2017
The pick up was fast and easy.My pick up time was noon but the store closed at noon. Luckily, I called before heading to Hertz and found out I needed to leave earlier than expected. Also, I called to Leo the car an extra day and Hert charged me an additional $10 just to change the return date. I think I’ll look to other companies before using Hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jun 2017
DisappointingI paid for my rental and insurance on line and scheduled to pick the car at 12 noon.When i arrived 5 minutes after 12pm i didnt realize the location would be closed at 12pm. I dont understand how I could be able to schedule a rental at the time the location is closed. And if purchased on line why wouldn't a location have the informaion that there was a rental to be pick up. I was not given a confirmation ny Hertz after I booked my renral or reminder when the time was close. I was asked to call other locations to see if they were open but all, other than the airports, were closed and due ti it being a holiday I would not be able to get a car till 2 days after. I was forced to cancel my rental and insurance and make other plans of transportation which was a huge let down and inconvenience. I am not pleased at all and was baffled that the costomer service was not up to a greater standard. I had to make all my other arrangements myself and would not be able to use my same purchase at a different location. Instead i would have had to make a new purchase. And since a refund would not be available until 5 to 7 days i was not able to do that either.
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2017
Pickup of rental carTerrible experience. I reserved the car, paid in advance. Was told by Hertz email that my pickup time was 12 noon; arrived at 12:10 to pickup car. The office was closed and nothing I could do. I wasn't told that office closed at noon; I should have check that I guess. But don't understand why I'm given a pickup time that is right at office closure?!? Called Hertz trying to get a car from another office, but nothing could be done. I canceled the purchase; I'm waiting for my reimbursement. I drove to local Enterprise rental office and rented a car. Proceeded on down the road on my vacation.
9.2 Excellent9 Apr 2017
Car was goodGreat gas mileage and decent comfort.
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2017
Never againI got a call the morning of my pick up to tell me they had no cars in stock. When I asked why it allowed me to book online they said their online inventory isn't reliable. I was left without a rental car on the very day I needed it. Big bummer
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2017
They ran out of cars.NothingI got a call the same day I was supposed to pick up my rental informing me they overbooked their inventory. They made no effort to remedy the situation or offer an apology. They still charged my credit card and have only reimbursed me a portion of the amount they charged.
7.6 Good26 Feb 2017
YOU NEED A HERTZ SIGN ON THE STREET AND ON THE WALTHE CAMRYThere is NO HERTZ SIGN ANYWHERE on the address listed, ( San Marcos, CA) which is TAG collision repair garage. The office is INDOORS the garage before there is a small sign on the door. I drove past several times. I happen to be competent so I explored inside the garage and found the office, but I saw another woman wandering around outside frantically looking at her watch. The folks at the counter shrugged as if there was nothing they could do about it. IF YOU DONT HAVE A SIGN UP ON THE STREET WHEN I ORDER NEXT, I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE SO INDIFFERENT TO YOUR CLIENTS AND STAFF I WILL NOT RENT AT THIS LOCATION AGAIN.
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A Plus Car & Truck
1 location in Vista
A Plus Car & Truck
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Top tips for renting a car in Vista

  • Book your car hire in Vista at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Vista are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Vista

  • The average price of fuel in Vista is £2.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Vista.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Fox and Ace.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise, National and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Vista costs £27 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Vista costs £27 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Vista costs £27 per day, on average.