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National Car lawsuit?
« on: November 06, 2022, 10:02:15 PM »
Story: I rented a midsize car from National using a corp. code posted on a bloggers site as a University of Michigan code for fraternity members. I had enough affiliation to justify that. When I got to the take the vehicle the manager let me take a minivan as I was a EX member as well as add an additional driver for free. For a total of around $1300.
  Well.. the vehicle had damage and after returning it I got an email from the location saying my account was frozen onto the DNR list and they were adjusting my rental to a total of $4000 for the increased rate, upgraded vehicle and additional driver, unless I can prove my affiliation to "Big Ten" who the corporate code was named under. It seems that that is the U of M's football team.
 I tried reaching out to National, I tried disputing the extra charge with Chase all without success. Someone advised me now to file in small claims court...

Anyone have some advise?

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2022, 10:22:23 PM »
I had enough affiliation to justify that.

adjusting my rental to a total of $4000 unless I can prove my affiliation

Why don't you just show them your affiliation?

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2022, 10:26:34 PM »
Why don't you just show them your affiliation?
I would assume it was enough to justify for his conscious, not for proof.

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2022, 11:29:08 PM »
I did once speak to a manager in the beginning. He required a proof of employment by Big Ten. There is a double problem here. First the discrepancy between the name on the corp code to the real name behind it. ie. when I entered the corp code it showed as U of M and they asked for Big Ten. Second, they wanted proof of employment rather than affiliation.

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 01:11:32 PM »
Maybe try filing a complaint on the BBB
https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/orlando/profile/auto-renting-and-leasing/national-car-rental-0733-90141240
NVM they aren't registered anymore
« Last Edit: November 07, 2022, 02:20:36 PM by Mf1 »

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 01:18:04 PM »
I don't think you have a claim, they did not mislead you, you misled yourself
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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2022, 02:57:15 PM »
I acknowledge my mistake with the corp code and would agree to pay full price for a vehicle. My issue is that they charged me an additional $1500 for things that were free as a Executive member. I'm at a loss of how to deal with it.

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Re: National Car lawsuit?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2022, 04:02:29 PM »