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25340 East 78th Avenue

Average pickup time: 21-30 minutes.
6.6 out of 10 (240 Reviews)
Friendliness
7.4 /10
Friendliness 74%
Cleanliness
7.7 /10
Cleanliness 77%
Pickup time
8.4 /10
Pickup time 84%
Overall value
7.2 /10
Overall value 72%
5 out of 5
JeannieReviewed on Sep 10, 2020, 4:20 PM
My car was ready, the check-in was smooth. There was even a snow brush in the car! Very thoughtful as we don't usually have snow on September 8th!!
5 out of 5
Sgbowers333Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020, 3:24 PM
I had friendly and helpful, quick service. Additional staff in rental office to disinfect before and after my contract interaction. The car was great and freshly cleaned and sanitized. Overall great rental experience!
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12000 Fair Oaks Mall

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9.6 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
9.6 /10
Cleanliness 96%
Pickup time
8.4 /10
Pickup time 84%
Overall value
9.6 /10
Overall value 96%
5 out of 5
MaranReviewed on Sep 16, 2020, 12:31 AM
Excellent
4 out of 5
MariluReviewed on Sep 26, 2019, 6:04 PM
It would have been nice if the representative had told me they were going to charge my credit card over $200 for a security hold. I was definitely shocked when I viewed my statement and saw two charges; one for the security hold and the other for the actual rental. The fact that I could not pick up the vehicle on the scheduled pick up date, the representative was very nice about it and did have a vehicle for me.
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26615 Wesley Chapel Blvd

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.2 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
Friendliness
8 /10
Friendliness 80%
Cleanliness
7.6 /10
Cleanliness 76%
Pickup time
8 /10
Pickup time 80%
Overall value
7.6 /10
Overall value 76%
5 out of 5
Michael-RayReviewed on Feb 20, 2019, 3:10 PM
Pick-up was friendly and amazing. I had a mechanical issue with the vehicle during my trip and the manager was more than fair in reimbursing me for the trouble. I will rent again from this location.
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214 N Clark St

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
9.5 out of 10 (19 Reviews)
Friendliness
9.6 /10
Friendliness 96%
Cleanliness
9.7 /10
Cleanliness 97%
Pickup time
9.5 /10
Pickup time 95%
Overall value
9.5 /10
Overall value 95%
5 out of 5
RayReviewed on Aug 24, 2020, 9:23 PM
Experience was great.
5 out of 5
ChristinReviewed on Dec 27, 2019, 4:05 AM
Renting was super easy as well as the pick up! Drove from Chicago to Austin and the car that we rented was great! Will definitely use this company again and will also recommend!
5 out of 5
JPReviewed on Oct 23, 2019, 1:27 PM
Very professional budget! Very good customer attention.
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203 N La Salle St

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.5 out of 10 (20 Reviews)
Friendliness
8.9 /10
Friendliness 89%
Cleanliness
7.9 /10
Cleanliness 79%
Pickup time
8.5 /10
Pickup time 85%
Overall value
7.9 /10
Overall value 79%
5 out of 5
Kingschild 1959Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018, 1:13 AM
Check in clerk made an excellent impression! Extremely satisfied with everything!
5 out of 5
Jackie RReviewed on May 27, 2018, 7:20 PM
Great company! Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to refill the quarter tank of gas I used and was charged $59.
3 out of 5
FayeLynnReviewed on May 27, 2018, 4:34 PM
I reserved a car with Budget for 5o'clock pick up. Upon arrival there were at least 12 people in line in front of me, and there was only 1 combined line for Budget & Avis. I didn't get into my rental until 5:44. Upon exiting I was asked for my license and rental agreement before I could exit the garage.Because i had already put everything away, this meant digging through my purse and wallet to find them. It would have been nice if the desk clerk would have told me to keep my license and agreement out to show when exiting the garage.
3 out of 5
PhilanaReviewed on May 21, 2018, 6:00 PM
Both on checking out the vehicle and returning it, we experienced a long wait time to get someone to come over to us! People were waiting behind us as well. Not good.

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!