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6327 Aviation Dr

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9.1 out of 10 (56 Reviews)
Friendliness
9.5 /10
Friendliness 95%
Cleanliness
9.2 /10
Cleanliness 92%
Pickup time
9.2 /10
Pickup time 92%
Overall value
9 /10
Overall value 90%
5 out of 5
DanaReviewed on Jul 8, 2020, 6:44 PM
In these trying times of COVID, the choice to travel is a difficult decision to make. My experience with Enterprise was fabulous from beginning to the end. Reserving the car was easy, customer service at the Sacramento airport was fantastic ( I was even escorted to the car), and the return to Grass Valley was expedient. A+ for this company! I appreciated the placard in the car that stated their efforts to sanitize for our safety.
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4621 West Belmont Avenue

Average pickup time: 21-30 minutes.
9.5 out of 10 (4 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
10 /10
Cleanliness 100%
Pickup time
9.5 /10
Pickup time 95%
Overall value
9.5 /10
Overall value 95%
5 out of 5
MiataJoshReviewed on Sep 18, 2019, 4:35 PM
and on top of that, my wife had mistakenly rented a car from a Chicago downtown lot, and Jazz sorted it out, transferred it to Airport and reminded us to use our AAA membership to save 30 bucks, all this within 30mins. He was awesome, we want him to be recognized, very humble.
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600 Rental Blvd

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.1 out of 10 (13 Reviews)
Friendliness
8.2 /10
Friendliness 82%
Cleanliness
8.6 /10
Cleanliness 86%
Pickup time
7.8 /10
Pickup time 78%
Overall value
7.1 /10
Overall value 71%
5 out of 5
JanReviewed on Apr 26, 2019, 4:54 PM
good service, correct vehicle, no issues with vehicle... what else does anyone want?
3 out of 5
AntonioReviewed on Feb 20, 2019, 3:45 AM
There was only one representative to take care of the line. The customer in front of us took over 30 minutes to process when we came to the line. The counter person was extremely patient and courteous.
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1805 E Sky Harbor Circle South

Average pickup time: >60 minutes.
6.4 out of 10 (223 Reviews)
Friendliness
7.6 /10
Friendliness 76%
Cleanliness
7.6 /10
Cleanliness 76%
Pickup time
8.8 /10
Pickup time 88%
Overall value
7 /10
Overall value 70%
4 out of 5
CReviewed on Nov 10, 2020, 4:38 PM
I had a rental booked with another company who had no cars to fulfill their bookings. So I made a new booking with Payless and went to the counter. Turns out we should have just walked up but the agent there was very nice and forced our reservation through immediately. When the car smelled like smoke the agent in the garage provided a replacement with no issue. Aside from the upcharge - because our class of car was unavailable - it was all great service
4 out of 5
EricReviewed on Aug 29, 2020, 2:37 AM
When we initially started to get our rental car, we were issued a 2019 Nissan Sentra, it had dents and dings all over, and the tires were as bald as racing slicks on a race car, very unsafe, so our first impression was not a good one, however after going back in and speaking with the desk agent he made things right and put us in a much safer and better maintained car (2020 Ford Edge). We were pleased with the decision they made to accommodate our car. But for the future, I truly hope they do a better job of inspecting their vehicles prior to putting them out as available. I will give them another chance to keep our business, as long as the vehicle is safe. (The condition review below is for the original vehicle we were given)

Economy car rental: All you need to know

If you're the type of person who is always looking for a deal and you are currently shopping for a car rental on a tight budget, an economy rental car is perfect for you. Economy vehicles come with fuel efficient four-cylinder engines that allow drivers to save more money at the pump. If you're stuck between renting a full-size sedan and a compact vehicle, book an economy car rental through CarRentals.com.

How much does it cost to rent an economy rental car?

There are several ways in which you can ensure you’re getting the best rates on your rental, including:

  • Comparing various rates and vehicles side-by-side to see which one fits your budgetary needs. CarRentals.com maintains relationships with dozens of agencies worldwide, enabling customers to view hundreds of quotes at one time;
  • Booking in advance - booking a rental at the last minute could cost you hundreds of dollars;
  • Being informed and realistic about what you need from a rental, such as the amount of mileage and fuel.

What kind of car is an economy?

Economy rentals are perfect for individuals or families who are looking for great deals on vehicles, regardless of their vacation destination. Economy cars offer enough room for the entire family yet come with the fuel efficiency of a compact vehicle. Whether you plan on taking the family to a relative's house or need to rent a car at your destination airport during a business trip, an economy car rental is the way to go.

Some of the vehicles that you may be able to rent include:

  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Vauxhall Corsa or similar vehicles

Don't forget you can only book a category, not a car model.

How old do I have to be to rent an economy car rental?

Some companies require that drivers be at least 25 and under 65, though age restrictions tend to differ by car rental company and car type (bigger cars may have a higher age restriction). Drivers under or over the age restriction may be required to pay an additional fee or buy additional insurance in order to rent a vehicle.

Do I need insurance for renting an economy car?

Yes. The rental must be insured before you take it out on the road. Outside of the U.S., if the rental policy does not include insurance, the rental company will request proof of coverage or ask that you buy insurance directly from them. If you’re renting a vehicle in certain countries, like Mexico, you will have to buy additional local insurance.

In the U.S., your own car insurance or credit card insurance may cover you. The rates displayed for rentals on the U.S. website don’t include insurance, but if you’re a U.S. Citizen, you can purchase insurance at CarRentals.com checkout.

What do I need to bring when picking up my economy car?

Don’t forget your driver’s license, insurance, and the credit card used to make your booking. Additional proof of ID may be required by the car rental company, so make sure you check the car rental company’s terms and conditions.

Is it possible to rent an economy car one-way?

Yes, one-way rentals are available. Restrictions and additional fees may apply and cross-border one-way rentals may be forbidden in some locations; contact your chosen car rental company to find out the cost of collecting and returning the vehicle at different locations.

What fuel policy is available for an economy rental car?

Among the hundreds of affordable vehicles listed on CarRentals.com, fuel-efficient hybrids will save you the most in fuel costs. Plus, with a full-to-full fuel policy, you will set off in your vehicle with a full tank, so it’s perfect for long road trips and weekend getaways alike. Remember to refill the tank before returning the rental to avoid additional costs.

Should I get unlimited miles with an economy car?

Most prices quoted on the site include unlimited mileage, which is perfect if you’re planning lots of driving, but local renters may have mileage restrictions, so check in advance.

When I rent an economy vehicle can I use a debit card?

You should aim to use a credit card when making a reservation, as debit cards are not widely accepted by rental car companies.

Cash, pre-paid cards, and gift cards are likewise not accepted for any reservation.

Did we answer all your questions? If you have more, visit our general car rental FAQ site . Now, get cheap discounts on some of the best economy cars available by booking your rental with CarRentals.com today!