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Argus Car Hire

by MACG5 Online Now Feb 24, 2005 at 8:55 PM

Has anyone had any experience renting from Argus Car Hire? I need a car in Belfast for 11 days.

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  • Re: Argus Car Hire

    by DAVEVALERIE Online Now Mar 31, 2007 at 6:47 PM

    Be aware of Argus Car hire and their supplier National Car Hire. Despite them promising that they 'search the net for the cheapest prices so you don't have to' we had an appaling experience with them and National Car Hire at Carcassonne Airport at Christmas and they are not recommended!

    In summary they downgraded our car without notice from a c class (Focus/Astra) to a Citroen C1 - as four adults with cases and bags we couldn't fit in the car - it was Dec. 27 and we had no travel alternatives. We had to duplicate trips to get eveyone to our destination with significant inconvenience and cost. We were cautioned by the police for overloading the car on the one occasion that we squeezed everyone in. Our holiday was ruined as we couldn't really use the car and since then they have refused to refund us the cost of the car (which also had no rear wiper - when we went back to the office to point this out it was closed).

    They couldn't care less, do not man their phones as stated 364 days a year (we couldn't get them in head office on Dec 27 to see what we could do) and Hertz was cheaper at their own admission. We have tried to speak to Greg Turley - Argus MD but he refuses to return our calls. In conclusion Argus and National overbook, you run the risk of a ruined holiday and neither could care less. Do not use them - they are appalling.

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