We made and printed our reservation for SFO budget rental full size car for $185 for 6 days. We got to budget and they said just go down and pick up our paperwork and go straight to our car. The car waiting for us was a2 door yellow Camaro sportscar for $285–an extra $100!
We had to go back to the Budget rental counter and complain that the car and price did NOT match our reservation. No apology but she then offered us a SUV which we nixed. Ultimately she offered us a hybrid Prius at our $185 rate but no explanation as to why we were initially charged an extra $100 and given a different car than we reserved.
Is this a common newer tactic to up charge you without mentioning it and hope you don’t notice?