We rented a car from Budget through Discount Hawaii Car Rental.
Dealing with DHCR was fine.
However, when we got to Budget, one requirement I found annoying was that we had to agree to to return the car with a receipt dated the day of return from a gas station within 5 miles of the airport. I understand that Budget wants the car returned full but I can tell you that based on the needle on the gas gauge, the tank was slightly less full when I got it than when I returned it. I thought that policy was excessively cheap.
And I wasn't asked for the receipt at the time of return.
Also, the car we got was full of dings and paint scratches. I probably marked 15 places on the car diagram that I turned in before leaving the lot. I figured that the good news was than even if the car got an additional ding while we had it, I could just point to the chart and state that I had already noted it. However, what I did wonder was whether we were given the more beat up car because we rented it through DHCR rather than directly from Budget.
Have other people had these experiences with Budget or other rental agencies?