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“NOT RENT A WRECK”

published 17/10/2001

Prosee op

Consmore expensive than other companies

At some time in our lives, we find ourselves in the situation of having our car off the road, and needing to hire a car. Some of us maybe want to hire for other reasons. How do you know which hire company to choose? There are so many out there, which claims to be good. Well I want to tell you...

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Super

ProGood selection, availability, location and helpful...

ConsDon't let them try and charge you for extra fuel

I recently hired a car for 4 days from Avis from their Dublin, Ireland, city centre location. I found the Avis website pleasant to navigate and I was not asked for any unreasonable or excessive information. The car selection and availability was good, especially given my short notice and the fact...

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“Call Mavis at Avis”

published 28/10/2007

Proconvenient, reliable, god service

ConsPrice

I need a car for my work, we normally lease one through the company but mine had to go back as I had exceeded the mileage limit (120,000 in 4 years, I did 128,000 in 3) There has been a bit of a delay in organising a permanent replacement so I am currently using hire cars through Avis. This...

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Excellent

“Do Not Forget Your Licence”

published 18/05/2001

Progood cars well turned out

Consa little expensive

Normally if Shane and I are going to Tenerife we usually hire a group B car, but Shane always moans. ‘It under-powered’, ‘too small' and frankly ‘disappointing’. On our last visit I vowed never to hire such a small car again. (In the UK I drive a Volvo 440 turbo and...

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Satisfactory

ProHelpful service

ConsBased on my experience you WILL be overcharged

Do you want to avoid being overcharged? If the answer to this is “yes”, then read on.... You would think that the price you are quoted for something would be the price you pay, wouldn’t you? Wrong – in the case of car hire from Avis. Let me explain. In September this year we went on holiday to...

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“Avis finally came up trumps.”

published 25/07/2004

ProWhat a surprise.

ConsInitially cost us a fortune. Employees who didn't...

Update of October 26th, 2005. I wanted to put this at the top of the review because ciao and the Head of Customer Relations for Avis, U.K. have just made my day. I get very little time to come on Ciao and didn't even know there were 2 guestbooks. I had never looked in the private one. This week...

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Excellent

ProNot too expensive, great car, good service

Consnone on this experience

This is a review for the Avis London city airport outlet. I hired a car 2 weeks ago picking up the car at 5pm on friday and dropping it off at 4pm on the sunday. The total cost was around £150 which may sound expensive but was actually not that bad considering this included.... Full car hire for...

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Not for me

“Pirates of the Caribbean”

published 04/06/2004

ProNone

ConsOld vehicles, bad service, very few outlets, incom...

The other reviews of Avis on Ciao seem to show people have had good experiences with Avis. However I feel I must let people know about the awful experience I have had with Avis in St Lucia. Which leads me on to saying I would also think twice about hiring a car from Avis on any of the other...

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Not for me

“Cheap car hire? What a joke!”

published 18/08/2005

Prothey give you a car

Constoo many to list here!!!

When a friend of mine decided to get married in Bolton we decided that we would not drive up from the South Coast we would fly up and rent a car. Easy, far less pain in dealing with the M6 on a bank holiday weekend. Well we flew from Southampton and into Manchester where we had booked a car with...

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Excellent

“Absorbed Parking Ticket”

published 14/12/2000

Progreat service

Conscost?

Let's just say that I think AVIS is absolutely smashing because they absorbed the cost of my Dad's 2 parking summons. My dad is no drunk driver but coming from a foreign country there are tendencies to make mistakes and AVIS recognises that. Of course, what you pay for is what you get and the...

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Good

ProWorldwide locations

ConsTheir billing system is a bit dodgy

I regulalry rent cars due to my job. Below are some tips on how to save money on Avis. 1st of all, if you have time, always ask for a rate at the UK reservation centre AND the one in the country you wish to reserve the car from. This is because sometimes there are local promotions, which make it...

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Super

Progood service, fixed price

Consa bit more expensive

Well, I have now rented cars with AVIS for almost four years, and they have so far always delivered what I needed. An easy and fast on-line reservation service which gives me the correct and complete price, a nice on-site service and whenever there was a problem with a car, they were there to...

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Not for me

“Avis Bologna Airport”

published 22/07/2008

ProBA airmiles points

ConsHopeless unwilling staff

We had prebooked a Ford Focus estate online with Avis. We arrived mid afternoon and had to wait 30 mins to get seen as they were so busy and obviously not enough staff on duty. The car was in a multi-storey car park about 200 yards away from the main terminal but the directions given were not...

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Satisfactory

published 02/10/2007

Rent car often and tried Avis. Was happy with the car and the price untill I got back home and saw my bank statement. They charged me £60 for a kind od insurance I wasn't aware of! Apparently I signed for it... I only remember the person asking me if it was an extra driver and nothing else about other costs (wich I asked about). The person hide it, obviously ,and I didn't red what I signed so READ THE CONTRACT all is in small so it is a pain! I complain but it is my fault as I signed the contract, so no excuses... Never happened to me before and won't go back with them.

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Excellent

“Best car rental company”

published 26/05/2008

ProService, Choice of cars, not too expensive

ConsQuality of cars

We arrived at the Avis office at around 5pm. There was no queue, we only had to wait 5 minutes before being seen. The man was very helpful and happy (although he had no idea what colour the car was, he said either yellow grey or blue, it turned out to be black) The process was quick and easy and...

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Product Information : Avis Rent A Car

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 14/12/2000