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john wayne international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (132 Reviews)

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Sofia6 Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020, 12:53 PM

The person who helped us was very personable, very engaging in conversation and all around helpful

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Ccrouley Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020, 5:38 PM

U save is the worst rental car experience I ever had. I rented a car bc my was in the shop. Number one they ran my credit card for $450 deposit without my knowledge. When I asked to keep the car one more day, employee said no bring it back now and if you smoke in the car it’s $500. I don’t even smoke so why he would say this was so weird. He wouldn’t let me keep the car for one more day and tried to run another $450. He was so rude and was planning on using them again the following week when family comes in but no way!!!!! $900 running my card without permission!!!!!!

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Valerie Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020, 11:11 PM

The shuttle was quick to pick me up and took me quickly to the office. They remembered me from previous times I've rented from them, they had all paperwork ready, a wonderful car was waiting, and I was out in a flash. I really appreciate the customer service, the professionalism, and the friendliness of the shuttle driver and the office personnel! Another wonderful experience with a great company.

orange county - santa ana - john wayne international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

8.1 Out of 10 (26 Reviews)

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Ankur Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019, 5:21 AM

Smooth transaction, and friendly people. Rented a minivan for a week.

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Greg Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019, 6:10 PM

The young man who picked me up at the airport was very friendly and made me feel good about his company.

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Kanu Patel Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019, 10:50 PM

Van was very dirty and too many ants in trunk and back seat. It wasn’t wash we requested to wash and they just spray water. One of customer needs ride for airport.staff told her i’m alone, so you can hire taxi or Uber with your money, they don’t have pick up or dropping service then why they should charge airport Taxes.

orange county john wayne international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

7.3 Out of 10 (8 Reviews)

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Bonnie Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019, 7:12 PM

It was great deal and the car we rented was great on mileage.

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Don Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018, 7:12 PM

Laela, (sorry I messed up the spelling of her name) the young lady at the SNA location was very accommodating and very helpful

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Francine Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018, 9:04 PM

I feel the employees at this spot were a little competitive with each other and not will to work together which made the employee working with us seem like he didn't know what he was doing.

We collected 560 reviews in total for all stations in Costa Mesa, California, United States of America with an average score of 7.7/10.
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Car rentals in Costa Mesa: All you need to know

A Costa Mesa car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Costa Mesa. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in Costa Mesa? makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Costa Mesa. You can also:

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  • Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
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Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Costa Mesa?

In Costa Mesa, has 5 car rental suppliers to decide from, like Budget. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Costa Mesa?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Costa Mesa. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Costa Mesa?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Costa Mesa is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you rent your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Costa Mesa?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Costa Mesa. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Costa Mesa rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Costa Mesa?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Costa Mesa rental car today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.

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