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Ace Rent a car at London Heathrow Airport
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Pros: Car given was new.
Cons: There were very long queue before we could pick up the car. Had to wait more than half an hour before we were served. Car was supposed to be a Ford Focus (C segment) or similar but we got a Toyota Yaris (B segment).
Pros: Easy to book online
Cons: Hook price bore no reflection of total cost of rental, noticed other customers were also being charged for many extras. Process to pick up car took over 2 hours. Attitude of delivery staff surly and unwelcoming - no guidance on vehicle
Cons: Insane pick up q & the slowest staff who didn’t seam at all bothered even my families with young kids waiting outside for the car.
Pros: helpful; friendly; clear instructions given
Cons: pushed insurance inappropriately;
Pros: Nothing would never use them again or recommend them
Cons: Complete rip off, scam
Cons: That the mileage was restricted. The charges for a small dent seem disproportionate.
Cons: You said the deposit would be GBP995 but it was GBP1295 which is considerably more.
Cons: It took me two hours to find the drop off location due to my GPS sending me the wrong way round the magic roundabout by the Holiday Inn M4J4 London Heathrow. This caused me to almost miss my flight back to Australia. The address on the paperwork is not specific enough and the contact phone number did not work.
Pros: Not much. Change your provider, these guys are not good.
Cons: Ace does not operate in LHR. They use the low quality firm Green Motion. Firstly they are not in LHR but at a hotel a couple of miles away. It is not clear in the paper work or when booking that it costs 5 pounds per person to get there. The firm has unusually high excess and insists on using a CC in the name of the driver for the excess. I did not have a CC with that much space so could not hire the car. We had to cancel and discover car hire kept our deposit.
Pros: Able to find well priced vehicle in comparison to other companies. Directions for pickup were pretty thorough, just not specific enough, ended up wasting another hour trying to find correct bus stop to rental office.
Cons: Rental desk was miles from airport, there was not a free shuttle in either direction, it was not possible to find the correct bus to or from the airport without extensive personal research and effort. The company provided was terrible at issuing vehicles in a timely manner. It took 45 minutes to get my car, and I was 1st in line. Another customer was there when I got there and still hadn't finished when I left, and there were 2 other customers waiting behind me that walked in at the same time.
Pros: Spent three days driving in a car that drove okay but was noisy with incessant squeaking noise inside the car
Pros: very bad agency - hard upsell even though I bought insurance; then changed the booking to only 1 day, when I protested and refused addn insurance, charged me for damage even though I had photos from the time of rental
Pros: Cheap, good car.
Cons: It was Green Motion, not Ace. Long drop-off time. On pick-up, the agents were incredibly pushy about encouraging me to take extra insurance. They used borderline fear tactics about how I would get chipped paintwork and it would cost me my 2,500GBP deposit. I rang the call centre to enquire about this, and they were wonderful.
Pros: Very timely and helpful email support.
Cons: The rudest person I've ever dealt with at the car rental office. Both for pick up and drop off.
Cons: They sold the CDW policy aggressively (starting with a ridiculously high price)and bargained the price of the policy with us. We would rather they told us a fixed reasonable price and we would agree with it. Agents are focusssd on selling this policy than making sure customers are taken care of as we had to wait 45 minutes to see an agent.
Cons: The service was not offered by ACE rent a car as indicated as it was outsourced to green motion car rental which were terrible. The customer service was terrible, wait times long and the fact they say they are by Heathrow is crazy as they are a fair distance away.
Pros: It wasn't Ace Rent a Car - it was Green Motion. SCAM.
Cons: The service was terrible - they were trained to scam people out of money. They made me feel uncomfortable and I had to pay them $625 when I returned the car for them to let me out of there.
Cons: Too far from airport
Cons: They wanted to sell me an insurance but I paid discovercarhire for the insurance. They told me was compulsory because I had only my ID document. Moreover I paid for a Ford Focus and they gave me a small car for the same price. They told that was the last car available.
Pros: Cheap and easy to book.
Cons: The location is difficult tot get to and when you pick the car up the staff are very onerous about not damaging the car if you have not bought their expensive insurance. I bought your insurance and they found a stone chip on the bottom of the front bumper and charged me UKP400! Not cool but your insurance provider has not responded.
Cons: Two hour wait to get the car on a Friday night!!!
Pros: I was told when I booked the car that it had full insurance. However Green motion car rental told me that I needed to buy basic coverage on the car to rent. Rental price went up quite a bit once I had to buy the insurance
Cons: Online booking price and rental price did not match. I had to do a whole new booking to get the car. Also not having service to the airport is a problem for most customers. Drop off time is ridiculous. Took more than 30 mins.
Pros: I cannot comment on Ace as my booking turned out to be with Green Motion
Cons: I cannot comment on Ace as my booking turned out to be with Green Motion
Cons: it took about 45 minutes to wait in line and be served to pick the car up. Then went I went to the area to pick the car up one wasn't available. They ended up giving me an unwashed and un vacuumed car! I was also given a very scary talk about what the company look for on return re: scratches etc, way more than any other hire car company I have used previously. Not nice. Not a great start to customer service.
Cons: Pretty much everything else. Worst experience ever. Will not be using green motion or ace rental ever again. I will gladly tell others about my experience. I am sure this won’t be the only bad review his week because I over heard many customers complaining to the deaf ears of the green motion staff.
Pros: Nothing. Big mistake and a lesson learned.
Cons: I have been renting cars for 8 years and never had such a bad experience: long queue (1.5 hour to get the car), car collection in a hotel far from London Heathrow (need to take a shuttle charged £5 per person), AMEX refused, proof of address required even if not listed in the required documents, additional information (national insurance number, etc.) should not be required. The car only had 1/4 petrol tank!
Pros: Nice new car
Cons: Agents tried to tell me that there was no theft protection included in my rental. I felt like I was being scammed. Luckily the manager can along and agreed that it was included. The paperwork took ages, I was asked for two forms of identity with my address on it- where did it say in my rental agreement that was necessary? I told them I had not been asked for this the last time i hired with them. When I returned the car the check was really thorough, so take photos before you leave the car park.
Cons: 2 hours to pick up the car althouth there was only one customer before me. 1 person doing the paper work and 4 people doing nothing (just here to give the car keys). Very rude staff
Pros: Price (although we paid far more overall when we were charged for damage that was already present on car)
Cons: Low prices used to lure customer in and then they make extra money by charging for damages that were already present on car...
Pros: Vehicle size.
Cons: The long wait queue at the desk and at the car dispatch. Totally unclean vehicle. I have to use wet wipes to take the seat and none of our articles could be placed anywhere.
Pros: Nothing great
Cons: Very bad service
Pros: Nothing. Too slow and too many add on’s.
Cons: I’d rather use the big boys like Avis or heartz.
Cons: Pushey Sales guy trying to upsell
Cons: Location in middle of nowhere (had to get a shuttle bus which I was told I'd be refunded for bus was not), 1.5hrs in queue, scared into paying for extra insurance (was told I'd be paying £20,000 if anything happened and i didn't buy it), had to pay extra for unlimited mileage (nothing mentioned on form)... I could keep going on. Absolute useless service
Pros: Efficient, thorough initial rental process.
Cons: It was extremely difficult to drop the car off. Getting dropped off by a shuttle bus from Terminal 3 is one thing, but driving the nightmare roundabout system there is quite another. I took several tours of the local neighborhoods, the M25, and M4 before I figured out the unique combinations of turns to get to the Holiday Inn. No, the GPS did not help; it had no idea, either. You guys really need to post some pictures for which turns to take, as well as some diagrams or sketches.
Cons: The scam of asking for insane deposits or paying extra per day. It's a tourist trap and I think it's shocking that this practise is allowed to go ahead. I usually rent with Enterprise and never had any issue like this...
Pros: we got a complimentary upgrade to an SUV
Cons: We had to queue about 3 hours to pick up the car outside in rainy and freezing cold weather. Once we returned the car they said that there was a scratch on it and they charge us £372 for it. It wasn't us and when we tried to explain ourselves they started acting rude to us and we were basically told to go away. This was by far the most disappointing experience I had so far renting a car. I felt humiliated and robbed at the end. I would never recommend Green Motion or Discover Hire.
Pros: Efficient staff, decent car
Cons: Insurance costs not clear, took over an hour to collect pre booked car
Pros: Almost everything good.
Cons: The rent was 104 pounds, and you take around 9 pounds, but the rent company took all amount again.
Pros: Website was quick and easy.
Cons: I paid a 26 GBP booking fee, then 156 GBP on pick up!! Extra insurance and mileage costs!! Other Heathrow car hire companies provide shuttle busses from T4 but I had to use Heathrow Express, then 5 GBP shuttle bus to Holiday Jct 4 which took nearly 90 minutes which is ridiculous ! I feel the additional costs were not shown when booking with you and therefore will not promote or use this service ever again.
Pros: It was actually Green Motion that was the rental company
Cons: the fact that I was ripped off by the agent with respect to an upgrade.....
Pros: The staff
Cons: I chose the wrong time to pick up (long queues) and the location was out of the way
Cons: No insurance provided
Pros: we liked NOTHING about ACE rent a car
Cons: was a rip off and a scammed us over 500 POUNDS for a invisible scratches and mud on the car~!!!!
Pros: It was less expensive and they offered an automatic option
Cons: They did not have my car available when I arrived. I had to wait about an hour. The rental location is quite far from the airport and the shuttle took a very long time.
Pros: The car was in good condition on collection.
Cons: Very slow at all stages, took 2 hours from exiting Heathrow Airport to collecting at the Heathrow airport office, obviously understaffed. Staff appeared pissed off and unable to cope with customers.
Pros: Quick pick up, excellent customer service pick up very professional, fair price, helpful service. I have hired cars with them for over 10 times in different locations (Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airports) and I would recommend to do it.
Cons: Last drop off I did check out with a new member of staff who needs extra customer service training. No agree with £85 admin fee clause in contract, although never have to pay.
Pros: Very friendly.
Cons: Vehicle bodywork was pretty battered on collection.
Pros: The agent heard and understood all the issues event they could do nothing about it
Cons: long waiting period, no free upgrade to compensate the long wait, shuttle fare of 10 pounds which the agent said they would pay back but never get paid back, difficult to get to the M4J4 outside the shuttle
Cons: Took too long to get car - not enough staff for peak pick up
Pros: Quality and value for money
Cons: Long queue at check in!!!