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Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

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Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

On the 19th of July I rented a car from sixth Marseille gare st charles office. I asked one of the staff the put the address on the GPS and I could see that the GPS wasn’t working properly like freezing I asked it to be changed but then it restarted again and the staff gave me that one. I was driving in the direction the GPS was giving me after two hours driving and arriving in the destination I realized that I was in the the wrong destination when the gps indicated that I was in Avignon. The staff who put the address took me to avignon instead of st tropez. As soon as I arrived to avignon, the gps stopped working the charger was faulty for which I was charged another 20 euros. it wasn’t working and I was stranded in avignon not knowing what to do. There was a kind person from there and he helped me by giving me me directions to the next available sixt agency . it was in the train station of avignon. Since I had no gps it took me 4 hours to find the office. When I arrived I was very upset of this situation. I had only two days in france and one day was ruined because of a stupid mistake . the staff of avignon TGV upgraded me to another car with a built in gps then I finally arrived to my destination at 10pm !! On Monday early morning I had to go to the airport to cath the flight and while I was driving to the airport the clutch stopped working in the middle of a dark highway where no one could possibly stop to help me. Luckily there was a security passing by and helped us by communicating with sixt . we arrived at the airport by taxi and we got charged 100 euros. We barley arrived on time for the flight and now they are requesting taxi receipt or they wont give me the 100euros money back. Worst customer service ever. They are saying that the compensation they gave me was they that didnt charge eme for thre fuel

Edited: 05 August 2014, 01:47
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1. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

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2. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

Hi wonderlust1988,

Thanks for sharing your experience with the community. As RT mentioned, your topic was initially misplaced in the Help Us Make TripAdvisor Better forum. I'm popping in to mention that we have moved it here to the France forums where others planning their trips will more likely see it.

Best regards,


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3. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

The clutch problem sounds like it might be legitimate. As for the GPS, you can't read a map?

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4. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

Paper maps are a wonderful invention... :-)

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5. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

One of the most interesting travel accounts I have read here.

It´s a good thing that the Sixt personnel at St Charles did not accidentally put Mozambique into the GPS or you might still be on the road. Really, you never confirmed the GPS information until you heard ¨you have arrived at your destination¨ and you only then discovered that you were in Avignon, not St Tropez.

It next takes you 4 hours to reach Avignon TGV from Avignon? That´s an amazing feat. Did you at any time consider purchasing a map?

Let´s see, Sixt upgrades your car after you end up in Avignon, they do not charge you for fuel you used pursuant to the mechanical problem, and they are asking for a receipt as verification of the amount you paid a taxi driver to reach the airport. Yes, these people are totally unreasonable.

wonderlust1988, the next time you go on vacation, consider looking into one of Rick Steves all inclusive tour groups and let others worry about the navigating.

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6. Re: Sixt Car Rental -Worst Car rental Ever! Dont rent with sixt!

Apparently all signs have been removed from highways and there are hordes of cars arriving in Avignon who meant to be in St Tropez. All paper maps have also apparently sold out.

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