Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc. Complaint - Dollar Rental Car Scams
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- Traveled to Fort Lauderdale airport, picked up my car that was prepaid already by American express travel (including hotel and air as well). At the desk there was a gentleman that started pushing for the convertible upgrade which I gave in after he gave me some discounts, but he told me that I would have to pay for insurance, I replied that I have my own car insurance back home and if I had to pay any more insurance to give me the cheapest one. He told me that the cheapest insurance was 29.00 Per day (for any car), I said that it was insane and that I never paid that much insurance before at any car rental, he replied that Florida has a high insurance charge than where I was coming from (NY). After 15 minutes of debating with the guy that it was insane that insurance would cost as much as a car rental per day I signed where he told me and got my car.
Drove to Miami and parked my car in a public parking lot and went to the beach because it was to early to check into my hotel. Left the bags in the trunk, when I came back someone opened the trunk (which I had locked) and took my cash, credit cards, laptop without any forced entry. I know its a stretch to blame the rental company for this but I opened a case with Dollar Rental Car about the extra insurance forced on me by their representative at the desk, and even though I paid 29.00 A day for insurance it was not good enough to cover the lost property of the my belongings!
So beware and read the fine print they tell you to sign...