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Excellent

“Great Van Hire”

published 31/05/2008

ProGood prices, good vehicles, quick to rent

ConsNone that spring to mind

Before I bought my new work van eighteen months ago I had an old Ford Transit, and because of the mileage I was doing, it was off the road quite often. Obviously I still needed to work, being self employed, and there is a Budget about half a mile from my home, so I chose to rent a van from them...

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Excellent

“Car hire on a Budget”

published 30/01/2001

ProI know I will get a decent car

ConsNone

Ive hired several times from my Budget branch in Newcastle city centre and always came away with a feeling of contentment.I always know that before I pick up my vehicle I will be driving a quality Ford, that is a new model and it will only be a couple of months old. Ive hired several typres of...

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Not for me

“Budget - Rent-a-Con”

published 11/11/2003

ProSeemed cheap

ConsThey weren't

First the first time ever, I was thinking of submitting an opinion in the buyer beware section; but seeing as though budget have operations all over the world, I think it would be unfair to tarnish all of their rental locations with the same brush. I’ll start from the beginning, as this opinion...

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Satisfactory

“NEVER ever again”

published 20/12/2000

Prothey do have cars for rent

Consno service,reservations are not kept

For our last vacation in the US we wanted to get a car that would fit our needs. So I reserved a car over the internet and also gave them my credit card number to make the reservation final. I did this 2 month in advance, so that they would have time to arrange everything, so that we could get...

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Satisfactory

ProVehicle parking close to the airport

ConsPoor service

I booked car for hire through an internet booking agency and paid a small deposit towards the quoted cost. The agency allocated Budget car rental to supply the vehicle and upon arrival at Belfast Airport the Budget desk was easy to find and conveniently located. They had details of my booking and...

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Not for me

ProCheap

ConsToo many summarize here.

I have recently had a major problem with Budget Car Hire on a recent trip to France. Having previously used other car hire companies in France before we found Budget to be cheaper so we booked with them online and prepaid in full using a credit card. We phoned their central reservations to book a...

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Not for me

“Avoid like the plague!”

published 28/07/2009

ProNone

ConsToo many!

I have been hiring cars regularly for many years, atleast once a month and many times even more and so have tried most car hire companies out there. The main one that I detest and try to avoid is Budget for the simple reasons that I find them sneaky, blatant liars and incompetent, especially in...

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Good

ProPrices, good cars, clean cars

ConsCounter staff, added charges

I have used Budget car hire on a number of occasions from Belfast International Airport over the years. I usually book through an on-line agent called 'Auto Europe' who provide very competitive rates & discounts for regular use. The service provide by Budget staff is at best patchy. I normally...

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Super

“Good deal for self-employed”

published 26/07/2000

Prolower cost, less harmful to environment, reduced t...

Consslightly inconvenient at times, requires planning

For the past six months I have been working from home. As a result, my car, a Nissan Primera, is often left for days on end to collect dust on my drive. However, I have just found the solution. My car is now up for sale and I will be using hire cars from my local branch of Budget from now on. As...

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Not for me

ProCar was okay, worked without problem

ConsIncorrect price; Company seems to be unwilling to ...

We rented a car from budget (online, via reseller). We got the right car without problems and didn't have to wait very long. The was clean and worked without problems while we had it. So far everything was fine. What's unacceptable is that Budget seems to be unwilling to accept the price that we...

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Not for me

published 23/10/2008

Never again Watch out for underhand methods with this company! We hired a car for a long w/e in Belfast. Had CDW but refused the extra exhorbitant cost of safeguarding the excess so had £675 taken from my card. On returning the car to the airport there was no-one to check the car which was completely undamaged. They claimed the £675 would be credited overnight - still waiting two weeks later. After chasing Budget, claimed the windscreen was damaged (would have easily seen it if that were true). Had to chase for a resolution, rechase sending out accident forms and I am now promising legal redress unless resolved. BEWARE!

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Not for me

published 13/12/2008

Do not trust Budget! I rented a car from Budget which had many scratches. Two weeks after I returned the car, I found that Budget had charged my credit card over £400. When I contacted Budget, they claimed that the charge was for a further scratch to this already-scratched car and that I had agreed to pay this damage charge. After I insisted that Budget prove that the car was damaged and that I agreed to pay this charge (which proof they initially refused to provide), they sent me an undated photo, with a two-centimetre scratch highlighted as being the new scratch, and a credit card slip with a forged signature. My tip: avoid Budget!

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Excellent

“Easy”

published 29/04/2003

Proshort notice cars

Consnot always the one you ask for

Let me be to the point... The question "going anywhere nice?" comes up every time you rent, but not in an untrustworthy way, you'll get used to it. I find it easy to rent with Budget just because I have a hectic lifestyle and I often leave things to the last minute, but more often than not they...

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Excellent

ProEasy, quick, good car and cheap

ConsNone

This was my first time driving in Ireland and just wanted a nice cheap car to ferry us around the west coast of Ireland for 4 days. This is exactly what I got! Quick friendly service at the airport on collection and return and a lovely car to drive around in. The car we got was larger than I...

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Not for me

published 13/03/2009

Car was dirty inside and out, damaged, with one wheel hub cover. Returned car and missed a day paying congestion charge. BUdget charge 57pounds admin fee on top of the 60 pounds congestion charge fee. Will not be using budget again.

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Listed on Ciao since: 26/07/2000