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“Avis car rental in Croatia”

Written on: 24/09/2016 by wfKirkland95 (1 review written)

I rented a car from Avis in Croatia. What an experience! They gave me a Chevrolet Aveo with 119000 kms, with the body damaged at different places and the right wheel making huge noise when turning on the right. Two minutes afer we left, the GPS was not working any more, so we went back to the car rental office to have it changed. They did not have any other GPS available, so I did not get a replacement. Useless to say it is not obvious during two weeks to find its own way in a country like… Read Full Review

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“Dishonest and Devious”

Written on: 08/09/2016 by Ndorey (1 review written)

The car provided was fine - but thats the only good news. We were quoted just over AUD1000 for the hire. When we came to drop off at Hobart Airport we were presented with an invoice for over AUD1500! After lengthy discussion it was revealed that the operative at Devonport had sugned us up for extra insurances without any discussion or agreement. Reluctantly,the Avis staff reduced the cost by 200 dollars but this stil left us 300 dollars out of pocket. We even spoke to the Devonport operative on… Read Full Review

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“Florida car hire”

Written on: 05/09/2016

I picked my car up at Tampa airport. I had zero excess built in with my BA package but this doesn't cover glass, mirrors, tyres or keys so I had emailed in advance & was told I could purchase it at the desk for $6.99 per day which I did. They explained that I could use the built-in sunpass toll reader thing or turn it off & do toll by plate, they both cost $4 per day once you go through your first toll but it tops out at $20 maximum for up to a month of use. The car was a group larger than I… Read Full Review

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“How do they survive in business?”

Written on: 03/09/2016 by 14Woods (1 review written)

A week after returning home Avis took the equivalent of an additional 42% out of my credit card on top of the original agreed fee. A range of explanations have been offered none of which are true or can be evidenced by them. It seems like they are just trying it on. Customer services give themselves 10 days to respond and then close down your query having failed to provide an explanation. So you have to start all over again. I will take it to the small claims court… Read Full Review

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“Book Avis if you want to be ripped off”

Written on: 24/08/2016

I will not book with Avis ever again in my life. I paid for extra insurance via the Ryanair website to "give me peace of mind". When I picked up the car I was given an unreadable copy of the agreement and I asked what am I paying for - the answer was just fuel. No mention was made of £65 of damage waivers etc. When I got home I realised what I had been charged for. My complaints have got nowhere and Avis claim the products were explained to me which I know is a lie on their part. How… Read Full Review

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“Jaguar xfs”

Written on: 14/08/2016 by Jordan66 (1 review written)

Hired this Jaguar from Avis Prestige Manchester for a week's holiday in North Yorkshire. Excellent car and very pleased alround with the Avis Prestige experience. The car was in mint condition, ready and they took us to the station after the rental… Read Full Review

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“Beware Avis will cheat you!”

Written on: 11/08/2016 by johnklinck (1 review written)

After many years of renting with Avis I arrived at the Omaha airport at 11:30 p.m. After walking the considerable distance to the preferred booth I found no one there. I then walked all the way back to the Avis counter to retrieve keys for the vehicle I had reserved. The lady at the counter reached into a box of keys and came up with a Jeep Patriot. Not what I had rented but as it was now midnight I would take whatever I could get. I then walked back to the lot where the cars were parked. My… Read Full Review

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“Long Wait at Marseiile Airport”

Written on: 11/08/2016 by juMcKee421 (1 review written)

Booked through B.A.Car was what I booked and met my needs.The Avis Office is in a Portacabin near to Terminal 1.The inside is grubby and in the heat was unpleasant for customers and staff alike.It was 2 July-mid afternoon-and the unit was full of people.I had all my booking papers but there was no attempt to give people like me priority.Non bookers were given the same attention and it seemed gave the few staff on duty 5? a greater opportunity to cross sell.I had to queue almost 1hr 30mins and… Read Full Review

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“Car hire Lanzarote”

Written on: 04/08/2016 by PaulGrindle (1 review written)

Just a few words of caution. January of this year we hired a car in Lanzarote. There were no problems with the car or the initial service. Please be cautious re CDW. We did view the car on pick up and had to point out a number of minor scratches and dents on practically every panel, and to be fair the girl did record them all. Unfortunately for us on one of our trips out someone we think reversed into the car and created another minor dent. On returning to the UK we find the Avis have debited… Read Full Review

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“Don't use Avis! Customer service nonexistent!”

Written on: 03/08/2016 by SrNin (1 review written)

We rented a Citroen at the Gard du Lyons in June 2016. The garage staff were unhelpful and the GPS functioned badly. The worst came after we returned to the US, and received a letter advising us that we were being charged 35 euros for a parking violation committed in a city we NEVER VISITED, and that our only recourse was to address it with the local authorities. Well, the reason for the error was evidently due to Avis having switched us from one car to another at the time of booking without… Read Full Review

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“You dont get what you paid for”

Written on: 28/07/2016

We booked a Calais(or similar) from Gold Coast Airport. When we arrived there was not one available and were given the small Jeep instead. I fail to see where the similarities are..One and SUV,one a sedan and absolutely no comparison with the features or comfort. The worst part is I have emailed approximately four times over 22 days asking for an explanation and how Avis classes the two vehicles as 'similar'and I am still waiting for a response.They obviously do not care about their customer or… Read Full Review

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“Ripped off”

Written on: 08/07/2016 by aldercrow (1 review written)

Due to traffic delays, didn't have time to refuel the car before I dropped it off. So I was fully aware I`d be charged a fee. But 161 euros is just ripping me off. It wasn't even an empty tank when I returned the car, just about two thirds empty. Earlier on in my rental I`d` filled the car up from nearly empty for 46 euros. When I emailed them I got no reply, when I called them, they promised me they would email me an invoice, still waiting for that… Read Full Review

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“Check wheel trim”

Written on: 23/06/2016

Hired a car from Avis in Jersey. Refused their excess policy as we had our own. The Avis man walked round the car with us and said 'all clear no scratches or damage'. We did point out a few superficial scratches around the boot area but he dismissed these and said only deep scratches counted. On returning the car the same man pointed to the wheel trim on one wheel and said there was damage there which he would have to charge us for. (I wish i had taken a photo) The damage was a tiny nick no… Read Full Review

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“Malta Avis - deceitful and dishonest”

Written on: 05/06/2016 by Lubelou (1 review written)

Wish I could give Avis a 0 as 1 star, is 1 star too many. Made to wait in the car park for rep for 30 + minutes. Car was not checked properly on handover to us and we subsequently missed existing damage due to it being 3am and the car front being obstructed. Rep was reluctant to install the car seat for our toddler and told us to read the instructions on the side of the seat which was impossible in a dark car park. Returned car undamaged and was told I'd scraped the front of it. Not the… Read Full Review

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“no charge for additional drivers for BA exec club members.”

Written on: 09/05/2016 by hammyjim (1 review written)

got home after 2 weeks in Tampa (car picked up at airport) to find charge for additional driver on receipt. Clearly states in BA website that no charge for additional driver for executive club members.Countless emails to Avis to try and get credit card refunded.No joy....Avis customer service as useful as a chocolate teapot. Stay well clear of this lot!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Liars and cheats at Lyon airport”

Written on: 31/03/2016 by jayceesurrey (2 reviews written)

Be warned they will add things to your contract you specifically and repeatedly say you don't want. They will get you to intial an arrowed item that you do agree to eg fuel. and on return of the car they will draw a circle around the whole group of items and claim that you initialled all of them. all of this will be done when they know you have to catch a flight so don't have time to argue and they have your credit card details so you have no choice but to pay. USE ANY OTHER CAR HIRE COMPANY… Read Full Review

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“Liars and cheats at Lyon airport”

Written on: 31/03/2016 by jayceesurrey (2 reviews written)

Be warned they will add things to your contract you specifically and repeatedly say you don't want. They will get you to intial an arrowed item that you do agree to eg fuel. and on return of the car they will draw a circle around the whole group of items and claim that you initialled all of them. all of this will be done when they know you have to catch a flight so don't have time to argue and they have your credit card details so you have no choice but to pay. USE ANY OTHER CAR HIRE COMPANY… Read Full Review

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“The worst experience Avis in Bergamo airport Italy”

Written on: 27/03/2016 by Kaliv (1 review written)

The worst experience with Avis in Bergamo airport. The staff is rude and try to deceive the customer. We had made a reservation online and when we tried to pick up the car the employee was very rude an told us that they don’t accept debit american express card ( where they specifically write to their site that debit cards are accepted). Then she practically threw the paper on our face and told us she cannot possible give us car. We decided to go back and give my credit and modify the name in… Read Full Review

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“Supplied me with a non-road legal car.”

Written on: 06/03/2016 by PhilipWood (1 review written)

Avis supplied me with a car in Paris that had different number plates on the front compared to the back. I only noticed this problem the day I gave the car back in Brive and I pointed it out to their staff at this time. Needless to say the "other" car with my other number plate incurred a parking ticket in Paris, whilst I and my hire car where in Dordogne. Avis have not responded to my request for assistance with the Paris police to confirm this matter nor refunded me the Euro35 they… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/08/2016

We had the same experience - will never use Avis again!

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“Avis tricked us and charged $800 extra!!!”

Written on: 04/03/2016

The customer service of the Avis car rental on West Broadway Vancouver, BC Canada is horrible! Don't go there! The owner and manager hung up on me when we were resolving a price difference. When we booked our car through priceline, it was $500 and when we returned the car, they charged us $1400!! It's very dishonest of the shop and very unprofessional. Very bad experience and would like to warn others not to book/pick up via this location. They put on insurance when you said you don't need it… Read Full Review

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