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Thrifty at Cape Town Airport
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Pros: Easy accessable.
Cons: The package that was offered, was not the one that I got.
Pros: Staff were quick to assist and advise.
Cons: They didn't follow up or provide feedback for incident reported.
Pros: The agent went over the car with me present before I took it. Good work. I stopped using another firm because they didn't do this.
Cons: You told me to deliver the car full of petrol, and that I should fill it at the garage next to the Cpae Town airport. But you can't access the garage from the entry to the airport. So now you will charge me an extra 10%. This is not OK. Also it took ages to enter me on the system - the lady seemed to be having a lot of problems, and kept having to ask for help
Pros: Please see my comments above.
Cons: Please see my comments above.
Pros: Friendly staff who assisted us.
Cons: Very slow pick-up, had to wait over an hour.
Pros: they bent over backwards to fix their mistake
Pros: Very easy pick-up and delivery. In the past I have used First Car almost exclusively. In the future I will most definitely consider Thrifty. I usually rent for a full month when we come to South Africa (yearly, in January). I am a "value conscious" shopper, so competitive pricing is very important to me, as is the availability of small fuel-efficient vehicles.
Cons: Had I needed it, I wasn't provided info on where the jack and tire wrench were (under the passenger seat of the little Honda, as I later found out upon inquiry) since there was no owner's manual in the car. I understabnd you don't want owner's manuals disappearing, but some info on where the emergency items are located would have been helpful
Cons: The car was unroadworthy Charged me to replace car
Pros: Good service
Pros: Friendly and efficient
Cons: There is always room to improve on everything
Pros: Drop off.
Cons: The Bluetooth didn't connect of the vehicle. The car was very unstable.
Cons: Incorrect car given when we got to the airport, paid for auto but was given a manual. Booking receipt given at the front counter stated automatic. We had to wait for 30mins with our luggage and it was a very hot day, not even an apology, when I rceeived the keys of the next vehicle - no check sheet done, I had to insist on them doing a check sheet to identify existing damages to vehicle as there were alot and wasn't willing to lose my deposit.
Cons: We had a lot of drama because I applied for the car and I drove the car but because the Credit card was in my wife's name it was a horrible drama to sort out
Pros: Helpful and friendly
Pros: Open communication and kindness
Pros: The sales personel was helpful and. Friendly
Cons: The kwid
Pros: So easy to reserve a vehicle
Pros: Good value, good service
Cons: Que very long, took a long time to get the car
Cons: The representative made huge mistake with my holding deposit. Very unsatisfied
Pros: Everything readily available, assisted with patience, car in good condition, no hassle
Cons: No security at drop off in the early hours, it's a struggle as I was not told what to do in the morning of drop off
Cons: Not paying my hold deposit back immediately after car was checked in. Me and inspector signed that there was no damage on car.
Pros: The service was great and time efficient, it was an in out experience
Cons: I thought I was getting an i10 because I'm familiar with the hyundai but got a Toyota, it's not a bad car nor great one lol but it made out traveling in cape Town easier.
Pros: Very efficient and fast
Cons: Just that I am waiting for an invoice still.
Pros: Clutch not completely ok
Pros: Quick easy and not a ridiculous security deposit held
Cons: Took 3 days to release my security deposit
Pros: Staff all afficiant and helpful
Pros: Great staff, Easy process
Cons: I didnt know where the return point was
Pros: The assistance of the staff
Cons: The delay to get the car
Pros: I had very helpful staff, friendly and second to none service.
Pros: Absolutely professional. I received excellent service.
Pros: Efficient and reliable.
Pros: They were very friendly & the service was fast
Cons: Quick service
Pros: Awesome service, friendly staff picking and dropping. Value for money car.
Pros: Keep on doing a good work
Cons: Their t&c
Pros: The car was clean and reasonable value for money
Cons: Your onesided contract. You protect yourself at all costs with absolutely no protection for the customer's privacy even in instances where you might be neglegent!
Cons: Was satisfied
Pros: Their simple check in process.
Cons: There was no car handover inspection.
Pros: Very professional
Pros: Polite and quick
Cons: Car radio didn’t work and side mirrors could not be adjusted.
Pros: The rates especially the unlimited mileage suited me very well.
Pros: Very helpful, friendly and efficient. Arrived 20 minutes early for collection, expected to wait for a vehicle and this was pleasantly not the case. Vehicle was ready and waiting.
Cons: Nothing, all great.
Pros: Lady at the desk was very rude, was dealing with other customers while i was waiting there for 50minutes, not pleasant at all, when i told her to wait until i find a card she said she will move on to the next customer
Cons: The attitude of the people working there.
Pros: Friendly staff both at pick up and drop off
Cons: The car battery did not want to start on Friday evening and I phoned for helped. I am still waiting till today for help. I had to fins someone with jumperleads to assist
Pros: The rates and the unlimited mileage ,I liked them
Pros: There were clear and sufficient!
Cons: Clear communication
Pros: It was quick.
Cons: They didn’t want to give me a Polo even though I had booked one specifically with Discovery. They told me a Polo is a higher group to them than it is to Discovery. But I explained I didn’t book a specific group but rather a specific car and paid higher for it based on my understanding that I’d get that specific car.
Pros: They gave me a car that I underrated that happened to give me more fuel in the tank performance at the same time
Cons: That they easy to contact
Pros: Service desk lady was friendly
Cons: The car we had had faulty breaks. No reminder about return time. And overcharged on petrol. I called help desk and Lebohang was following up on my query but never came back to me.
Pros: drop off was quick
Cons: did not appreciate trying to get through to them and the favt thast noone ever returned my call and came back to me as they said they would
Pros: Customer care excellent
Cons: Car in good standard
Pros: good value for money
Cons: I am a regular customer and have to keep on providing my info
Pros: Vehicle suitable for our needs. Very comfortable.
Cons: Vehicle did not have parking sensors as I feel this should be a standard feature, especially when parking the vehicle.
Pros: Very poor customer service. Poor communication skills. Was very frustrated with my wife, raising hands in the air. Still similar when I arrived, but apparently much calmer. This upset me a lot. I will NEVER recommend Thrifty to ANYONE.
Cons: Comments as above
Pros: Speedy, efficient, courteous, really helpful
Cons: Booked a booster seat but they forgot to install for me, when I asked for the booster seat, they just handed one to me and charged me again without telling me that they were going to doubled charge me after I left.
Cons: I GOT THE WRONG VEHICLE AFTER I PHONED AND CONFIRMED FOR A C CLASS MERCEDES. WE GOT A A CLASS MERCEDES BUT PAID FOR A C CLASS. FOR ME THAT IS FLASE ADVERTISING
Pros: Service was very excellent
Cons: I have nothing to complain about
Cons: Still waiting for my deposit refund
Pros: Quick and easy paper process
Cons: Car had some scratches that was discovered a day after the rental
Pros: Easy check in and check out.
Cons: The GPS was incredibly difficult to use and too cheap and nasty.
Pros: The kindness
Cons: Thrifty have charged me 3 times for this rental, with no invoice or explanation. I've tried calling and emailing but they refuse to assist. The car itself was horrid, it smelt like a wet dog bed from pickup and was covered in litany of dents and scratches.
Pros: The staff were excellent and very professional.
Cons: Because I booked through a broker (Discovery) it took them a long time to process the paper-work when picking up the car (about 30 minutes).
Pros: Very friendly and efficient staff.
Pros: The additional after sales service was fantastic, Thank you very much.
Cons: Professional and accommodating with the booking.
Cons: I reserved an class, and was given another.
Pros: People were very friendly.
Cons: Navigating the airport parking lot and car rental traffic flow was difficult.
Cons: That they charged additional fees that should not have been charged according to discover's voucher. It has taken over two hours trying to resolve this and still not done. Car was fairly low spec, e.g. no central locking.
Pros: The car is new, people at reception and parking are very friendly, returning was easy
Pros: Free upgrade because car we booked was unable.
Pros: Excellent customer service
Cons: The car was a bit tiered
Pros: The reliablility of the car.
Cons: difficult to find the place to return the car. the signs do not exist or are not properly placed.
Pros: Quick service and helpful staff
Cons: Really nothing
Pros: Delivery time was excellent.
Cons: Time to see the deposit reversed on my card.