Dollar Rental Car - Old Gas Guzzler....The "Special"? .....Really
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- I often rent cars for pleasure but mostly for business. I reserved a car to rent for three days to have around town. The internet special was the pick of the company. I had rented before with Dollar and always had a nice car. But this week was different. When I rented online the price for the “special” was listed near the economy and compact cars. At least the price was essentially the same. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would end up with a disco-mobile. I think they saved John Travolta’s care from the movie Saturday Night Live. This car was old and not well maintained. The car, my “special” was a powder blue Crown Victoria. I had never heard of this car before the other night. I complained and said the car was too big and the only other option offered by the guy at the counter was a smaller car for $24 more per day. Since I was staying local for the three days, I did not want to pay more. I realize, the disclaimer when I rented online said it could be any kind of car. But in my wildest dreams I would not have imagined this monstrosity. The crown Victoria is a cop car I guess. Well, I have never seen a powder blue cop car, have you? Heck, I've never even seen this car on the lot! Bottom line...buyer beware....never ever get a "special" from Dollar. I think they pull the dust off of an old car to get a quick buck.