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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2015, 03:10:07 PM »
I just got back from MIA and my first Silvercar experience. I had some damage to the car that kind of complicated my experience. Here is how I would break it down:

Pros
  • The A4 is a joy to drive. The sport mode gives the car a kick that I could use any day. Its very comfortable to drive as well.
  • They dont kill you with fees like the other rental car companies are notorious for. Tolls and gas are all offered at reasonable rates.
  • They are very attentive. They offered waster when we arrived and turned on the car (while I worked out the details) so that my fam could not fry in the sun.
  • They dont try to give you the hard sell as the standard rental companies would. One car, one color. This is as simple as it gets.

Cons
  • They are an off-airport rental company. In the case of MIA, this means that you need to get your luggage, take the MIA mover to the rental center, have them pick you up, go to their location, get your car. I prefer using one of the on airport ones and selecting the car myself using one of the kiosks or similar system to get my car without having to deal with an agent. I find this to be the fastest way to get out of there. With Alamo/National you get to pick you car among the class you are in. Pretty simple.
  • When renting at other companies, I have found them to be very "understanding" about small nicks and scratches that you get using their cars. This is NOT the case with Silvercar. They inspected my car with a fine tooth comb. They find every scratch and make a note about it. I saw this happen to me and another person during my return. I did have a serious bumper scratch on the car that I am dealing with Chase Sapphire about. They are pushing me to pay cash and not deal with insurance. It feels to me that since they are a smaller company, they are a bit tough with this kind of stuff. This is a bit annoying to have on your mind when renting a car. I had a small mark from a van that parked next to me in a lot and scratched the door. I've never seen that level of detail get noticed, let alone remarked at the big guys.

All in all, this was a nice experience, but I would not rent from these guys again until they become somewhat more established and recognized. But by then the price will probably be 4 times the amount. :-)

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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2015, 03:19:54 PM »
If you call them they'll pick you up from the airport.
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2015, 04:30:28 PM »
If you call them they'll pick you up from the airport.
Even in ny?

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Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2015, 04:57:28 PM »
If you follow the in app instructions, there will be an agent waiting for you with a car when you arrive.

Upon my return at MIA, my flight was at 6:15 am I notified them that I will be there @ 5am when they open and they assured me there will be an agent waiting to take me to the gate. At 5:00 I received a txt that they are waiting and I arrived a min later. The agent took a half a look at the car and we drove off.
While in line to board the plane, my wife noticed she did not have her cell phone and must have left it in the car. I called the number I received the txt from earlier and the agent quickly searched the car and located the phone , he hopped in a car to meet me at the terminal, I ran back to TSA and told an officer there is a guy at the other end with a phone for me, the guy arrived a minute later passed the phone through the X-ray machine and I was back off running to the gate, I was the last to board an empty flight back home.
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2015, 05:34:08 PM »
In MIA everyone has to take the Mover to get to the rentals.
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2015, 05:35:49 PM »
Please elaborate

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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2015, 06:55:55 PM »
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Gets is right. All companies are located at the "new" rental car center, or off-site. See http://www.miami-airport.com/car_rental.asp

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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2015, 04:12:25 PM »
NYC-The Easy Out. What's that?
 
 
 
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2015, 04:17:17 PM »
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2015, 04:19:54 PM »
Please elaborate
My friend called and got picked up at the terminal. I've read reports of the same.
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2015, 04:23:24 PM »
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2015, 04:45:19 PM »
Thanks
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2015, 04:48:18 PM »
Code SCNYC gives $75 off a 2+ day rental from Williamsburg location. Valid Sun-Wed
Nice. Thanks
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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2015, 04:55:34 PM »
My friend called and got picked up at the terminal. I've read reports of the same.

In Miami, I wasn't sure whether the MIA mover was before/after security so I gave them a call. They came to pick me up at the terminal, even though the instructions do say to get on the mover. Also they gave a very quick walk around when I returned to check for damage. I had a great experience.

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Re: Silvercar Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2015, 05:39:29 PM »
Silvercar in NY...