Seattle >Automotive Sales & Services > Enterprise Rent-A-Car
601 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.624542 -122.338424
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, South-Lake Union
Insurance Hard Sell. – The staff here at the downtown Enterprise are friendly enough, but watch out for the hard sell they give you on taking their car insurance policy. I had to decline 3 times. So it's painfully obvious that these guys have major financial incentives to get customers onto their insurance plans.
I live downtown and rent all the time, and I have rented at every car company over the past 8 years: Hertz, Avis, Dollar (the best), National and Alamo. The only place I get the hard sell is at Enterprise. The last time I rented here (the very last time) I booked using the national reservation system, only to arrive at this location in the morning and find they had no cars and that I had to wait until 4 p.m.
Buyer Beware – I rented a car from these folks for 18 days and made the mistake of accepting the insurance on the vehicle. I later found out that as I had my own car insurance I did not need it.
Now I guess it's my own fault for not knowing that my insurance covered rentals, but if someone at Enterprise had actually asked me if I had insurance when explaining their coverage I am sure I would have said no. Just seems like they were trying to make a underhanded dollar, which ended up being about $500 by the end of the rental.
The only reason I don't give them a one is the people I spoke to personally when I returned the car seemed genuinely interested in at least trying to make the situation better.
So, maybe my own fault, but buyer beware on the insurance.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – North America's largest rental car company boasts a fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles, including 120 different models. Long-term rentals are available.
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