I wish I had thought to read through this BEFORE I rented from this outfit in Tampa. I have never had a more bizarre experience renting a car. This Advantage is located on a site fairly far away from the airport. The shuttle bus only comes around every half hour. I just missed it once, so I had to wait nearly an hour to actually get a ride. Once you finally get to their office, they relentlessly try to sell you all manner of extras. I felt like I was at a free dinner where timeshares were being "offered"...
The car I finally got had 54K hard, hard miles on it and made all manner of strange noises. Fortunately, it did not leave me stranded... Returning the car was also something of an adventure. I handed the keys to the attendant, who checked the car in without saying a word, and then proceeded to retreat to a large SUV that was idling in the lot with the AC on. He locked himself into the vehicle and angrily waved me away when I tried to knock on the window and ask for a receipt. I was only too happy to oblige... I assume that, hopefully, all was OK???
It was all rather comical in a certain way. But, even so, I do not plan to be back at Advantage in Tampa anytime soon!
Edited: 9:08 pm, July 28, 2012