The customer service is great when you are paying for a rental, but if you need a little help from them, the service isn't so great. After dropping off my rental during non-business hours, I mistakenly put my personal keys in the car instead of the rental keys. Unfortunately by that time I was not in the immediate vicinity. As soon as I had realized my mistake, I contacted an agent at the enterprise location and was told after explaining the situation that it should be no problem sending the keys back to me. He took all of my information along with a description of the keys and informed me that I would receive a call the next day. That call did NOT occur. I mailed back the keys right after the phone call so that they would be shipped to the company ASAP. I called again and was placed on hold. The THIRD time I called, I was then instructed by the automated phone recorder that I needed to go to a specific website. Why there isn't a link on the enterprise.com website that sends you directly to lost and found website is beyond me. I filled out a form AGAIN (first verbally/second written) with my contact information and a description and finally received a call abt. 24 hours later. They stated they had found my keys but that I would need to PAY to have them shipped to me. Customers have to pay TWICE. Once to ship your property to you and AGAIN to have their property shipped back to them. I understand that ultimately it was my mistake in switching the keys. However, Enterprise is focused on making a profit any way they can instead of helping out the customer and providing a service that would entice them to rent again with Enterprise. At the very least they could have an option where you can drop off the keys at a different enterprise location, send a prepaid envelope to the customer or have some sort of coupon/reimbursement system. I am going to have to think about renting from them again. In the end it is the little things that make or break a deal/company.
Over the years I have had no problems with Enterprise at any location. There has always been wonderful customer service and this time was no exception. Everyone I dealt with was very polite and went out of their way to meet my needs. When I arrived at the airport I knew that I did not want the car I had reserved as the weather did not call for a convertible. As I walked up and down the row of cars with Sam we settled on a Jeep. I asked the difference in price and Sam told me $12. He neglected I found out later to tell me it was $12 per day. While the car rode well and served my purpose I will note that it did not have any of the features that I use everyday. No bluetooth, no navigation, no satellite radio, no automatic seats. I know I could have asked for these features, but I wasn't told they didn't exist either as I wanted to get out of the airport and to my hotel. Upon returning the vehicle a few days later I was given a bill for almost $250 beyond my estimate. WhenI asked why I was told that I did not opt to pay upfront for gas, which I certainly did, and I was told that I added as extra insurance cost, which I certainly did not. I did manage to convince the check in person that some of those costs had to come off and they did. The insurance piece remained on however. I realize that I could have been more vigilant when I both picked up and returned my car, but in both cases I was rushed. This is the first time I have ever even considered writing anything but glowing reviews of Enterprise. I hope more transparency gets built into the system here.
Overall as usual my experience with Enterprise was pleasant. Checking out the vehicle and checking in was easy and convenient. The price was a little steep compared to what I am used to, but this has to do with not reserving as early as I typically do. The reason for my lower than 5 star rating is for the quality of our rental car. I am sorely let down with how low quality the 2016 Jeep Compass is. Although the interior was clean and comfortable the vehicle itself was a not worth nearly $600 for one week. The steering is just awful, the power is completely gutless, the automatic to manual shifting option is very confusing if you have not used one before, and all around it just felt very cheap. Additionally, when you search the reviews for the Compass it has something like a 1.5 out of 5 for consumer rating. Plus the crash rating is awful as well. I will surely continue to use Enterprise. I think this was my 5th rental and up until this pathetic car things with you guys have been great.