Reviews for Thrifty in Panama City
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18 Jul 2017
Watch out for the cost of the insurance!
Cons: Prepare to pay three times more for the cost of insurance. The rent was $87 and the insurance $ 240. And it is mandatory to take, they won´t allow the use of any other insurance, even though you have one. Do not expect the same service you receive in the USA. I booked an SUV and they gave me one of lower level (Creta instead of a Tucson) arguing that they were of the same level. It clearly is not. In Thrifty Panama, there is no policy to give you a better car if they do not have the one you rented, you get a worse car one for the same price, even if you disagree. They do not offer the transfer service to the hotel or airport. You should take a taxi in an area that is not safe. I do not recommend it.
30 May 2017
We walked over to a back up rez with Dollar. SUV was a 2dr. 2 seater!!
Cons: Agent did not discuss information in advanced. Every question I asked she said she would review when she created the contract. They don't need to do that!! I worked for a Car Rental company before and the information I was asking was standard. She tried to "updgrade" us for 100 more for the same I had doubled booked at Dollar for only 30.00 and Dollar didn't have to create the contract to tell me how much was their full coverage insurance fee. Travelers, keep in mind that for most international locations the variance is that they tend to bee franchisees.
14 May 2017
do not trust booking price
Pros: Car was clean and confortable.
Cons: The price when we book from internet was $71 week total. But when we get there. Thing completely different. Salesmen pop up to $550 with all kind of charges such as insurance, GPS, driver charge etc. We are tourists like a piece of meat on the table that They can chopped and slices us whatever they want. Do to helpless. We were trying so hard to bring down to $350. We have no choice to use them beause of the reservation penalty applied. It almost ruined our vacation . We definitely will not recommend to anyone or use them again
18 Apr 2017
Rental prices are unrealistic
Pros: Couldn't rent from them.
Cons: I did my reservation on January for a Mini Van for a week, with an estimated total of $200 more or less. Once I got to the counter in Panama, their price with limited insurance was over $800 Dollars. I try to use my Amex which covers the rental and I will pay the extra insurance to get full coverage and they wanted me to sign a document stating I was responsible for paying the company for any damage to the rental first, then take it with Amex for the reimbursement. I found myself in a foreign country without any transportation arrangements. Please review policies and update all the info. Big difference from $200 to $800 dollars. Confirmation Number H1933345449.