I recently had a 3 day rental out of GRR. I returned the vehicle, as agreed, at 10pm on Sunday, November 20. On Monday morning I received an email from Evangelia at GRR National reminding me that my rental was due back the night before and asking me to contact them to let them know when I planned to return it. So, I had to take the time from my workday to tell them what she could have easily verified had she checked her inventory prior to emailing. I received an email that the car had indeed been inventoried. Shortly later I received an email that my credit card had been declined and asking me to call and arrange payment. I know the card should not have been declined because it's linked to my checking account and there were ample funds in there. I had also just used it to get gas. I checked the balance of my checking account, no issue there, then I called Evangelia and asked her to try running it again. She told me it failed again so I gave her another card. While she was running that card she said, "oh, that card did go through". So, presumably she didn't bill my other card (still watching account) and payment was made against my checking account. However, I found I've now been billed twice to that card. It seems it also went through on the first time she ran it. I sent Evangelia an email asking her to investigate and provide a credit. It's been a day and I have heard nothing from Evangelia. I'm an executive member and I rent a lot of cars throughout the year. It is usually so seamless but this experience with GRR has been an absolute annoyance.
This was the first time I've rented a car to take on a trip. Ashley, the young lady who helped me, was very friendly. The process from start to finish was quick and easy, which was great. We had a Hyundai Elantra and it was perfect for our trip. Very comfortable. Only thing I'm not happy about is I was told I could prepay for gas at 2.25/gal to refill the car when I brought it back in thus saving about 20 cents a gal, but I wasn't told it didn't matter how much was in the tank when I brought it back, I would still be paying for a full tank. She did say bring it back as empty as I could but that was it. We filled the tank once (10 gal at 2.49/gal) and it cost us 25.01. I brought it back with a little more in the tank than what was in it when we filled it, and was charged 31.50 for Enterprise to refill it. I called Tuesday morning to question the cost and was told then how it worked. I suggested to the young lady who answered the phone (don't remember her name) that Enterprise might want to take the time to explain how it works when you prepay before the customer leaves the lot, not afterwards. She said ok. I don't remember hearing an apology, and she was never rude but she did seem to me to be in a hurry to get me off the phone. I had set up to rent another car for a future weekend at the same time we scheduled the previous rental. I can guarantee you I won't be prepaying.
Car was great (Nissan Altima) with plenty of room and I'm a big guy (6-6, 300). What I didn't like is the hours of the office. They close at midnight at the Grand Rapids Airport (our plane arrived at 12:20 a.m.) and when we tried to return the car after a week, we found their main office had closed at 1 p.m. We clearly stated that we would return the car at 3 p.m., yet nobody told us that their office would be closed. We left the car, dropped the keys in the drop box and kept our fingers crossed. Was counting on them to help us get a taxi to the airport, so instead had to go to the muffler shop next door and they provided a taxi phone number. We stood in the heat outside the car rental office for 20 minutes, waiting for the taxi.