Book Advantage car rentals in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM, United States
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Wed 6/10
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"s and easy return process."(in 354 reviews)
" was perfect & clean!"(in 1210 reviews)

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" and smelly."(in 68 reviews)
"Car dope smoke!"(in 109 reviews)

Reviews for Advantage in Albuquerque

Overall Rating6.6 GoodBased on 86 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Comfort
7.1
Overall
6.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.3
Value for money
6.4

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6.4
Could not see out car windowPros:The rental was cheap and the desk agent was nice. The interior of the car was clean.Cons:I picked the car up after dark, and noticed that the windows had drops all over from hard water. I looked around and saw that most the other SUVs were the same. What I didn’t know was that the water drops had stained the windows and would create a glare whenever light hit the window...which was all the time. At night, the lights on the cars in front of us were blurred. During sunrise and sunset the car was practically undriveable if you were facing the direction of the sun. It was dangerous and we almost hit cars twice, because we couldn’t see that they had stopped. I noticed most of the cars at this rental place had the water spots..so for the safety of you and your passengers, I wouldn’t rent from this place ever again. I’ve had great luck at all the other car rental places at the Albuquerque Sunport, so this was a horrible anomaly on the part of this rental agency. Lastly when I returned the car, the agent didn’t apologize or act concerned at all. He said it was my problem for not bringing it back right away. An apology and concern for the safety of the people renting the car is all that was necessary for me NOT to write this review because I would have felt a change was going to get made for the future...unfortunately his attitude showed me that’s probably not the case. Don’t rent from this place if you value your safety.Reviewed 27 Jun. 2018
review fromkayak
6.8
Pros:Car was clean and drop off easy.Cons:They push the fuel option without explaining that you are charged for a full tank of gas regardless of what's in the car when you return, plus it appear that you are then charged taxes on this. Yes, the details are in the contract, but they carefully avoid explaining it. Never do that again. Also, they are less than candid about the insurance option, which probably leads most people to accept the "basic" plan not realizing that it adds dramatically to the cost. I believe that they do these things intentionally and many people end up paying much more than they anticipated. I probably won't use this company again.Reviewed 10 Dec. 2019
review fromkayak
3.6
charged me for an upgraded car I did not reservePros:Car functioned properly but windows and exterior of car were filthy.Cons:The car type I reserved was not available when I arrived at the Advantage counter in Albuquerque, NM. They told me I had to upgrade to a luxury vehicle which would cost $10 more per day. I told them that I should not have to pay more for an upgrade since it is their fault that the car they allowed me to reserve online was not available. They refused and said that they have no control over the types of vehicles they have available on the day. If I was going to be driving a car in the "luxury vehicle" category (a Ford Taurus in their ranking system....), I would have to pay extra for it. I continued to push my point of view to no avail. I said I would never rent from them again and they had no reaction, no apology. It was terrible customer service. I should have walked over to another rental car company on the spot, but was in a hurry. With all the competition out there, I would have thought they would have cared about my future business and done the right thing by the customer. I will never recommend Advantage to anyone.Reviewed 18 Jul. 2016
review fromkayak
8.4
Watch for Sneaky UpsellsPros:They charge a massive airport fee, $84 which was not on my original quote. They will only point out their insurance "packages" so you end up paying for more things than you need (egg roadside assistance if you want PLPD). You can ask for just liability, but I wasn't given that option at first... I later went back and got a new contract. Even the gas prepay, which was the same price as the gas you would buy was then traxed an extra 11% over the state tax. So make sure you ask for only what you want, get them to print a quote and pay your own gas. That being said, the second time I went back the lady was very kind, patient and understanding and did not try to upsell me on anything. Pickup was fairly smooth, they did not have my car ready (which I paid for / should have picked up the day before due to flight delay) so they gave me the next size up. Only thing I didn't like was the upsell, but I should have been more aware.Reviewed 12 Apr. 2018
review fromkayak
4.8
Had to argue to get a defect-free carPros:Prices were low, apparently because Advantage only had two staff members on siteCons:After we drove off the lot, we discovered the rear door handle was broken, and wouldn't open from the inside. We immediately turned around to go back to Advantage to get a different car, as a non-working door was a safety hazard with four people in the car. We were told that there were no other cars, and that nothing could be done unless we paid more for an upgrade. I went back out to the lot in frustration, immediately seeing another car in our class sitting there. After a lot more arguing and calls to customer service, the other car was eventually checked back in, magically becoming available for us to use. In the end things worked out, but it was a waste of over an hour just to get a car with functioning doors.Reviewed 3 Aug. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:They charged me over $200 for gas, when I returned the car fully fueled. In corresponding with them they said they would refund some of the money. I haven't seen a cent!Reviewed 24 Apr. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
no car when arrived after booking months in advancPros:Dollar - the car company in the next kiosk took pity on me at 11:30 PM on Sat. night and gave me a car at the same prce - boy was I lucky! The Dollar car was very excellent and so was their service. Again - very lucky that they were next door and gave a great deal!!!Cons:When I arrived at the desk - the agent said she had no cars left! Never had that happen! I would say at least 6 people that were renting were in a similar situation!Reviewed 21 Feb. 2016
review fromkayak
10.0
excellent experiencePros:the price was fantastic! the car was great. got great mileage.Cons:not a thing!Reviewed 14 Jan. 2016
review fromkayak
6.4
Watch out for high pressure, low disclosure insuraPros:Small waiting line. Friendly staff.Cons:Insurance options are rapidly stated without any printed material in front of you and no costs are initially given. Upon questioning about costs for the options. answers are rapidly and cryptically stated. Then you initial several places blindly with a weird little electronic pad with no contract text visible as to what you are signing -- just the salesman's short, cryptic (no price mentioned) identifying statements. My bad for not insisting that the process be interrupted and a full unsigned contract printed up so I could fully see what was going on. But this process is not designed to be your friend. The price of the Kayak rental doubled.Reviewed 18 Jul. 2016
review fromkayak
5.2
Pros:Wait to get vehicle from arrival time to airport was ok. Not too long.Cons:The car was very dirty on the outside and just okay inside. I told the attendant the outside wasn't clean and her reply was they don't have a dryer, those are water spots. I'm sorry, I know the difference between dirt & water spots. I happen to be in the transportation/limousine industry.Reviewed 8 Oct. 2016
review fromkayak
5.6
OK, part good, part not so good.Pros:Price and value. The car itself was new and good quality. Rental shuttle service at the Sunport is shared with all agencies, and the service and schedule are poor.Cons:Had to get a second pre-drive inspection due to weak documentation of existing damage. The deposit policy was unusual and not previously disclosed, and proved to be a pain. Pickup was slow for a variety of reasons.Reviewed 21 Feb. 2016
review fromkayak
3.6
Don't Rent from themCons:They gave me a filthy car that was full of dings. Stains on the seats and dirty inside. I went back and asked for a different car, and I got a slightly better car. No apologies. I had it for a week. I had tried to amend my reservation for 3 days and no one ever answered the phone. The tire pressure light was on, so they never looked, or cared. I was told to call back the next day, so they could amend my reservation. I spoke with some one who said they would call me back in 20 mins, and never did. I called back the next day (day 3) and finally got some one who could help me. When I returned the car, there wasn't any one in the lot to return it to. I had to walk around for 10 minutes before I could return the car. This at an airport return lot. They have been bought out by a company who is running them into the ground. Go else where!!Reviewed 3 Apr. 2016
review fromkayak

Where can I find Advantage car rentals in Albuquerque?

3400 University Blvd SE, Suite N, Advantage car rentals

Address

3400 University Blvd SE, Suite N

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 505 242 6154

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 50/day

Good deal

C$ 49/day

Top tips for renting a car from Advantage in Albuquerque

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Advantage in Albuquerque for C$ 49 or less
  • Intermediate rental cars from Advantage in Albuquerque are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Advantage in Albuquerque

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Advantage will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Advantage directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Advantage here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Advantage

  • On average a rental car from Advantage in Albuquerque costs C$ 50 per day.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Advantage in Albuquerque.

  • Advantage has 1 rental location in Albuquerque. Take a look at our Advantage rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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