Pros: Advice and recommendations were helpful
Pros: Very efficient transfers to and from airport... including very fast turn around on getting in and out
Pros: Staff was helpful, friendly ad efficient. Car was ready and we were able to get on the road quickly. Car was well maintained.
Cons: Always nice when the price can be a little better.
Cons: Slow, unorganized car drop off procedure.
A huge mess
Pros: Well, we had a car.
Cons: hertz/Dollar/Thrifty are all together in Ireland. We rented through Thrify and had a massive wait. The Hertz line went far more quickly. It was extremely disorganized. The person helping us couldn't find the key to our car. There was such a backlog of people trying to get cars that it seemed that the employees were hoarding keys. Our insurance didn't cover the car in Ireland, and our credit card didn't either. The cost of full insurance was more than that of the rental. The car was a mess. One of the rims was held on by a tie, and an attachment came off. There were a million scrapes on the car. We were too tired getting off the plane to inspect the car, so the joke every time the light hit the car differently and showed new damage was "at least we have full insurance."
Pros: easy pickup and drop off thanks to google maps.
Cons: should have ordered a car with A/C. My bad.
Ridiculously high Insurance
Cons: Bait and switch pricing. $200 extra for an automatic? Horrible experience!
Mid size cars (Skoda Fabia not Astra)
Pros: I rent an Astra with ar conditioning. Thrifity gave me a Skoda Fabia without AC. At the desk rental the attendant has confirmed that the car size for this rental is Fabia and there was no AC. The car got a flat tyre during the trip.
Cons: Car type is not Astra as advertised, is a Skoda Fabia, very short on accessories.
Pros: The drop off was very efficient
Cons: It took quite a few minutes at pick up; not sure if they weren't expecting as many customers at that time or just didn't have enough staff. Took about 30 mins to get our car.
Not the car we hired - didn't feel same spec
Pros: I didn't like the car we were given and not enough buses to shuttle everyone to the car hire depot. Took nearly 2 hours to get our hire car. Good drop off
Cons: As above
Thrifty lies about the price
Cons: The rental price was supposed to be ~45$ without insurance. Since my Credit Card covers insurance there was no need for it. It turns out that Thrifty throws in a ~6$/day "administration" fee if you don't use their insurance. So the choice comes down to: ~20$ for their insurance ~6$ for admin fee for no insurance. The initial rental quote said nothing about this "admin" fee.
Had to cancel because they didn't have the vehicle
Cons: We had to cancel upon our arrival because they didn't have the vehicle we needed and reserved. We had to find another car rental option on the spot which was challenging. We are very disappointed in this entire experience. We will not use Kayak or Thrifty again. The site can't be trusted traveling internationally.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Dublin.
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