Enterprise Rent-A-Car Complaint - Enterprise is a scamming enterprise: Price and Damage Scam
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO -- Enterprise is a lying mess. This company is trying to rip me off with "hail damage" for pre-existing dents on their car and trying to charge additional for a car I rented. I rented the car on 7/5/11 after being injured from a rear ended accident on 7/1/11 and returned on 7/21/11. The first hail was 6/8/11 and second hail on 7/13/11. First Enterprise on College Avenue in Fort Collins tried to rent me a car with cracked windshield and failed to note it until I pointed out and tried to urge me to take it anyway, but I refused. They had me drive that same car to their Mulberry location in Fort Collins to do an exchange. Paper work was already filled out at the College location. The car I exchanged for was a mess inside and out. They only cleaned up a bit when I told them it wasn't acceptable. I waited while the agent took it to a $3 car wash. Not much improvement. The agent failed to note numerous damages I pointed out, such as scratches, bent license plate including the dents. I was told that if the damages are not shown through the paint to metal and not at least 4 inches there was no need to document them. I even reported warning light for "oil maintenance" and loosely latched gas tank while I had the car. I was told it was common and to keep driving it when I asked for an exchange. Because I was desperate to get back to work I reluctantly made the exchange. While the car was in my possession it was garaged at home and at work. It was garaged when it hailed on 7/13/11. I returned the car in the same condition as rented. I received a letter from Enterprise's "Damage Recovery Unit" trying to determine the cause of the dents being called as "hail damage". While I was in communication with this unit I received calls from Enterprise on College demanding and threatening to charge my credit card around $500 for "upgrade rental" and insurance deductible for repair of "hail damage". When I told the staff (Nicole and Kaitlin on College Avenue) that the dents were pre-existing and that the car was garaged Kaitlin hypothesis that perhaps a tree or branches fell on the car causing the dents if not by hail while I had it. I told her to stop fabricating lies to fit her demand. Now these two women weren't there when I made the exchange nor were they there when I pointed out the damages to the agent on the Mulberry location nor were they present when I dropped off the car at the Mulberry location. They are now in the picture to collect $$$. Jeremy, the agent whom I dropped off the car with at the Mulberry location didn't want to give me confirmation of the return. He reluctantly wrote, "Customer returned car on 7/21/11 at 5:00 pm" followed by his employee number with Enterprise. This company is scamming on people to get free repair for their pre-existing damages. I am appalled at their dishonesty and lies. I hope this message will reach many people and hope that they go elsewhere for rental or rent a friend's or family's car instead. I urge other victims of Enterprise to spread the word. Enterprise is a scamming Enterprise.