Reviews for Dollar in Toronto
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Based on 118 reviews
19 Jan 2018
Pros: Great service
13 Jan 2018
Pros: Ease of getting the car n returning
8 Jan 2018
Pros: Easy pick-up, the rental staff was great!
21 Nov 2017
Cons: Complete nightmare experience. At the counter in the airport got changed to Hertz without further explanation. Hertz said they could not manage my card and changed me again with Dollar. After 2 hs waiting at the counter, finally I had a car. Additionally, got charged extra for a scratch I did not do. Even tough I have the pre rental damage report stating the issue. Make yourselves a favor and NEVER rent with these guys, the worst experience ever
15 Oct 2017
Pros: The car
Cons: The service
3 Oct 2017
Love these guys
Pros: Great location for me -- pick up/drop off direct from work. Avoid rush hour if you can.
Cons: Hard to find the first time. Take the elevators at the south end of Eaton's Center 2nd floor.
18 Sep 2017
Pros: They change our car from battle tired to newer.
Cons: I have not received a billing yet!!!!
14 Sep 2017
Car was not available as promised! Manager incredibly rude.
Cons: We reserved a car for $54.00 for one day to explore Niagara Falls. We arrived to pick up and were told that there were no cars available and "sorry, but you'll just have to wait for a few hours because there may be some cars returning this afternoon." There were at least 3 people in line ahead of us with the exact same predicament. We asked "how many cars are you expecting back?" Their manager said "we're not really sure...there may be none. We've had a man waiting since this morning so he gets the first one anyway." We told them that this was incredibly disappointing and frustrating and requested a full refund. She refused and said that because we had booked through Kayak as a 3rd party, then they weren't responsible for refunding us. The manager was distinctly rude to all of us and raised her voice several times, insisting there was nothing they could do and it wasn't her problem. We asked if they could at least call around for us, as we didn't have Canadian cell phones and were unable to find another rental company. They reluctantly made a few phone calls, joking with each other throughout the process and being generally insensitive. The managers name is Kim Tan. I suggest that she be fired or, at the very least, spoken with about the importance of elementary customer service and basic human decency. Is it really too much to ask to provide polite, efficient, kind service to people your business has assured a pre-paid service to? The other attendant, Adriane, finally called down the street to the other Dollar rental and said, "oh yeah they have a few cars". We went there and were able to rent a small car for $150/day, which we ended up doing because we really wanted to be done with the situation and get to Niagara falls. In the end, we paid 4x the price for what could have been a very simple, enjoyable experience. I hope that Kayak will at least refund us our original $54 pre-payment, and that Dollar Rental will not allow overbooking of their cars. It really does affect the lives of your customers! We were deeply unimpressed with this entire situation and will never rent with Dollar again.
12 Sep 2017
Pros: Agency noted some minor paint damage ahead. Solid car for an economy rental.
Cons: It's tough to find the first time but I've been golden since. Make sure to take the south elevator closer to Queen W in the Eaton Center up. There are two and the north elevator only goes to the 4th floor.
11 Sep 2017
Pros: Let me pick up the car before the scheduled reservation time, very friendly staff
7 Sep 2017
Great Location (when you find it!)
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff Great location once you know where it is Easy access if you work downtown Take the south elevator in the Eaton Center -- the north elevator only goes to the 4th floor!
Cons: Tough to find the first time
4 Sep 2017
Wrong Dates Booked
Pros: The man at the reception desk was lovely and polite.
Cons: I showed up and my booking had been scheduled for the wrong dates and had already begun and finished before I arrived for pickup! I didn't receive a call or anything about the mistake. I had to find a last minute car rental from a different company across the city and it was very stressful.
14 Aug 2017
Dollar/Thrifty is very unreliable - I would avoid.
Cons: We booked on Kayak five days before we needed the car. The day before we were to pick up the rental, they called to tell us they were cancelling it because they'd sold out of cars. It's ridiculous to cancel on such short notice and clearly their system sucks. I will never book another rental with Dollar/Thrifty again because they're simply unreliable. And their customer service was indifferent towards the situation and offered no solution.
13 Aug 2017
Cons: fortunately My flight was delay, I informed the rental staff prior my departure from Edmonton but they weren't able to provide me a rental vehicle even if I notify them.
6 Aug 2017
On hold for 30 minutes
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: We had a medical emergency and it was very difficult to get ahold of staff in Toronto. Transferred 4x to customer service in India. Our issue took 2 hours of our time on the phone to be solved.
1 Aug 2017
Don't pay for navigation system!
Pros: I was pleased with the nice little Toyota Corolla I got. New and clean! The drop off experience was fast and easy.
Cons: I didn't want to use my cellular data for navigation while in Canada so I paid $17/day for their navigation system. Big mistake! It took 30-40 minutes to find satellites and randomly lost signal (I had to reenter my destination every 6 minutes or so, sometimes while driving on the highway!). It also adverises mobile internet hot spot capabilities but this feature never worked. So in addition to paying for the navigation system, I still had to use my cellular data!
27 Jul 2017
Good price and good car
Pros: The car is good and price is right.
Cons: It took me a while to fine the Dollar site. I only see other car rental sign when I walked into the parking structure.
25 Jul 2017
Great location for local workers
Pros: I worked at Bay + Dundas and rent weekends mostly. Pick up after work is easy and drop off Monday morning also easy. The staff are friendly and work to ensure cars are available.
Cons: Location is a bit tough to find the first time but after that it's easy to get in/out.
24 Jul 2017
Pros: Very quick and the car is excellent. I don't think I waste any time on the pickup and reservation. Return is still nice. No any problem on this trip. I didn't have any troubles others had mentioned online.
22 Jul 2017
Dollar great, don't get third party Kayak insurance though
Pros: Everything about the car hire (with Dollar) was fantastic except the third party insurance offered on the Kayak page. Do not agree to the insurance on the Kayak page. It is a third party insurance (not through Dollar), and you can get stuck (as I did) refusing the insurance offered by Dollar, only to have an error with the third party insurance. I then had to go back to Dollar and ask for insurance directly from them, which was a hassle. Would recommend Dollar, though.
20 Jul 2017
Car not ready at pickup time - Upgrade available at a cost
Pros: Quick and efficient, car was clean
Cons: Was told car wouldn't be ready at pickup time but could 'upgrade' for $25 to have a car that was available at the time I asked for. In my opinion, if a car isn't available at the time you booked then this should have been a free upgrade. They didn't provide the services I asked for.
18 Jul 2017
Kayak car rental
Pros: The clerk called and spoke to the manger about the price and adjusted it before I had a chance to complain. The rental vehicle was clean and fueled. Had to wait for the vehicle but was compensated in the end.
Cons: The wait for the vehicle and the attempt to give me a much smaller SUV at the beginning.
7 Jul 2017
Convenient Location for Church & Wellesley
Pros: Friendly staff. The office was not obvious at first. It doesn't have the look of a typical rent-a-car location. But, it is also not as busy as a typical location. The car was new and clean. Also, the gas tank was full (I really hate it when they tell you to bring it back at some level less than full.)
Cons: The pick-up process was slow.
5 Jul 2017
Pros: The car was very clean and the agent effective as it was a long weekend and he was on his own.
Cons: I did not like the access to the rental office. It was my first time at this location and I couldn't get any help on how to find the rental kiosk. Once I found it everything went well!
4 Jul 2017
Cons: no car was available with them even though we had a confirmation number
21 Jun 2017
Pros: Was greeted and treated like someone cared.
Cons: Temporary quarters
19 May 2017
Great value for money.
Pros: Everything was as expected.
Cons: Agreement showed fuel level was full but it was not. Had to argue to get it corrected.
17 May 2017
Pros: Comfortable! Affordable! Clean car! Brilliant customer service
14 May 2017
No car for me
Pros: Nothing, I got to the location and they did not even have a car available for me! I called kayak to complain and they couldn't find me in their system even though they took my credit card number.
Cons: Everything about my experience was horrible and I will NEVER use your services again.
4 May 2017
Pros: It was a brand new car
2 May 2017
Drop-off was a breeze
Pros: The drop off was painless. The employee didn't even go over the inspection sheet; just took the keys, checked the miles, and let me go on my way!
Cons: The ONLY downside is the location; 5th floor of a parking garage with quite a corkscrew to get up.
9 Mar 2017
Pros: Everything was smooth and standard.
27 Feb 2017
Decent car for a cheap rate
Pros: Pickup was quick and straightforward. Car was fine and fairly new. As I was leaving from a different terminal they asked about it and agreed that for free without a problem.
Cons: Taxes and fees were on top of the advertised rate. I was charged for an extra hour as return was a couple of minutes late, but at least it was only an extra couple of dollars and not a full day.
18 Feb 2017
Cons: They don't have car navigation, it was so difficult to go to anywhere.
31 Jan 2017
Great car the corolla
Pros: Liked the service of people at the desk and the fact they gave me an upgraded car at same price as my booked car. Also very conveniently across terminal!
29 Jan 2017
Good price and nice car
Pros: The Dollar rental office at Toronto Pearson was shabby and awful, and has been that way for some time. Sad to see the company does not care about the appearance of their office for their own staff and customers. However their customer service is great and I'd recommend them.
28 Dec 2016
Cons: I would like to be able to pay toll fees myself online. Not need to go through dollar.
12 Dec 2016
Did not have what was reserved and took over 45 mi
Pros: Counter rep tried to fix it and finally went and got the car herself
Cons: Wrong vehicle not on site not an equivalent vehicle to a Tahoe
9 Dec 2016
Pros: We got what we reserved...easy pickup!
Cons: Drop off signs not clear enough for easy return. Other than that it was great.
6 Dec 2016
Cons: Service, car
5 Dec 2016
Pros: smooth, no upselling pressure at all
22 Nov 2016
Easy and quick rental car service
Pros: Very quick and easy rental car service. Everyone was very friendly.
Cons: The few extra goverment fees and such, which were disclosed before, during, and after the rental.
26 Oct 2016
Good friendly service
Pros: Good customer service and attention to detail
18 Oct 2016
Pros: 1- I needed a bigger car than what I had booked originally, but the upgrade rate was very reasonable. 2- I was late for two hours on return due to heavy traffic. They didn't charge me any extras. Very efficient, friendly, and helpful staff.
18 Oct 2016
Pros: Amazing service esp when I returned the car - fast and efficient and very nice. I also loved my car rental - fast,zippy and easy to drive
12 Oct 2016
Bad re-fueling policy
Pros: Car was new
Cons: Imposed a difficult requirement regarding re-fueling, but did not explain or offer prepaid gas. The charge that I received due to that failure was four times the price of the original rental. I could have rented a much better car for that price.
7 Oct 2016
Pros: Have never had a better experience renting a car. Toronto has it figured out! Both the check-out guy and the check-in guy were fantastic. Thank you.
27 Sep 2016
Pros: The person behind the counter at Dollar was very courteous, fast, and pleasant. I was also very happy she didn't try to up-sell me on insurance like so many other companies do.
Cons: I had two small problems: 1. I had some difficulty locating on the reservation email with which company I had reserved my car. I believe it was because it was on page 2. Maybe the rental company name could have been more prominent, hire on the page/email or maybe the logo larger? 2. Coming out of the airport toward the rental cars, there wasn't a Dollar/Thrifty sign sign indicating where the counter was located. We ended up going to the Hertz counter and they directed us to the Dollar counter.
18 Aug 2016
ok for lowest price
Pros: Quick process, quick pickup and drop off Final invoice presented at drop off
Cons: Car had some crumbs left around Car was also loud, maybe normal for VW
25 Jul 2016
Pros: The pickup location was at the airport which decreased the amount that we had to walk.
Cons: We were charged an additional $40 after I let the agent know that our flight out had changed and we would need the car for 2 additional hours. The Rav4 that we got was pretty dirty when we got it. We fould garbage tucked inbetewwn the seats and in the armrest.
12 Jun 2016
Pros: Service was prompt and courteous. My car was ready when I arrived. My booking was completed without any hassle.