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First in South Africa

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Fri 17 Aug 2018
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Mon 20 Aug 2018
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Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 07 August 2018
Car was clean Car was faulty kept sending a "flat tyre" message and there waa nothing wrong with tyres
Anonymous Port Elizabeth Airport 06 August 2018
Was easy rental process and the car was comfortable. It suited our purposes exactly. The slippery floor inside, but we understood it was necessary to aid easy cleaning.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 06 August 2018
No fuss drop off Car was not as good as the one I thought I was getting.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 04 August 2018
Getting our two toddler seats was very difficult
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 28 July 2018
Friendliness of staff. It would be nice to get the car that was booked.
Anonymous Durban Airport 19 July 2018
The service of staff was great The car was obviously not checked and inspected before being booked out to me because the check brake pad warning was on. The windscreen washer bottle was low on water. These are items that should be checked after each rental or before each rental. I was not informed about the etoll tag.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 17 July 2018
Ease of collection and drop off with no hassles at all. Spare tyre was worn and quite smooth but luckily we didn't need it. The rest of the vehicle was in good condition, if a little basic.
Anonymous Durban Airport 11 June 2018
The body of the car looked like it had been in a war zone - full of dents and scratches.
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 30 May 2018
Time to pick up car - I put 10-20 minutes but in fact was much longer because of a problem with my bank and credit card. In the meantime, staff has been very patient, polite and helpful.
Cornelus Johannesburg Airport 20 May 2018
Help - on arrival I was allocated another vehicle but when explaining I needed space, I was given this vehicle No issues
Johannes Johannesburg Airport 14 May 2018
The car was fun to go on holiday in as there was 8 of us and plenty of room. Easy to drive. The holiday was great with the comfort of the car. Easy return as we had no damage. Everything was good
Christa Cape Town Airport 13 May 2018
It was not the first time I rented from first car and every time I received excellent service. Thank you Not applicable
Anonymous Umhlanga Rocks Downtown 02 May 2018
Could not be better Nothing
brian Pietermaritzburg Airport 18 April 2018
compact location opening times, more staff
Anonymous Southbroom 07 April 2018
Good location. Great staff The side view mirrors of the car were nearly impossible to adjust
Jennifer Cape Town Airport 07 April 2018
The car rental staff that went through the car with you in the car park they were very nice. Much better than the staff at the car hire counter. I got a car with no central locking which was a pain.
Pauline Cape Town Airport 07 April 2018
The upgrade was lovely - Very nice car and very comfortable to drive. nothing
Timothy George Airport 05 April 2018
Liked the Renault Captur
Anonymous Sandton Downtown 05 April 2018
Car was the right size for the long distances driven to Capetown. good A/C No satnav not able to know that before/during booking process
Dennis Cape Town Airport 30 March 2018
Overall it was a good experience and will go with 1st Car Rental again
Brian Cape Town Airport 25 March 2018
My request for a car with a large enough boot to accommodate 2 sets of golf clubs and 3 trolleys was passed to the Car Rental company and they provided the right vehicle. The VW provided at the airport had not been checked properly. The windscreen was dirty and when I operated the screen washers they were empty. I tried to fill the washers but the water just poured out under the car. First wanted me to return vehicle to Cape Town but I refused & they agreed to bring a replacement to Hermanus.The new Almeria was VG
Helen Cape Town Airport 23 March 2018
I liked the fact that the deposit less petrol, was paid back the next day.
Max Cape Town Airport 18 March 2018
Overhaul good condition of the car besides an automatic Corolla, i man good class car, the vehicle missed simple stuffs that make it more confortable like radio control on the steering wheel.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 17 March 2018
The car was exactly what I had ordered. If an upgrade was asked for I would have took it as the car was alittle smaller then we required
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 12 March 2018
Car first provided was Renault dance to - previously I had poor experience. They immediately changed to Toyota Etios which equated to lesser Corolla, and was good. Car ran well with excellent boot. Period had double key for security and ignition -this was fiddly!!
keith Cape Town Airport 11 March 2018
had a small problem noisy air con fan car was exchanged no problem
Anonymous Braamfontein Downtown 11 March 2018
everything nothing
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 09 March 2018
Friendly staff, quick service, new car in good conditions, no hassle
Elizabeth Cape Town Airport 05 March 2018
Good customer service - almost new car - very clean. Nothing.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 01 March 2018
Service was excellent
Anonymous Pietermaritzburg Airport 28 February 2018
Was easy drop of All good
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 27 February 2018
Ease of booking Did not like pick up location in centre of town, roads around area were very busy. Next time I'll choose an airport pick up.
Guy Cape Town Airport 24 February 2018
Good car
Margaret Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 22 February 2018
Efficient, friendly staff
John Cape Town Airport 19 February 2018
Reliable vehicle Nothing in particular
Carol Cape Town Airport 16 February 2018
Very professional, helpful & friendly
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 15 February 2018
Friendly helpful service at all levels.
Martin Cape Town Airport 03 February 2018
Quick hire process The car was a little underpowered
John Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 03 February 2018
The clutch was in poor condition and the engine very noisy, not a relaxing car to drive long distances. I had to top up the windscreen washer bottle. Not good.
Anonymous Durban Airport 30 January 2018
Excellent service None
Gwen Cape Town Airport 26 January 2018
Effective car at a good price Only draw back was that the first car had a flat battery and did not start. Unpacking bags into a replacement vehicle etc added time. Also the second car had no water in the wash bottle. Otherwise excellent
Anonymous Nelspruit Downtown 23 January 2018
After getting used to the English side driving, that Nissan Almera had a weird turning signal at the wrong side, so I cough my self turning the wind shield wipers all the time
Chris Port Elizabeth Airport 20 January 2018
Great little car,lots of space The sat nab was extra.picked the car up at night had to point out minor existing damage not picked up by personel
Julie Cape Town Airport 20 January 2018
All staff very pleasant Nothing
Anonymous Durban Airport 19 January 2018
Good service from the Staff and very Friendly and willing to help you The Car should come out with foot mats to keep it clean
Anonymous Durban Airport 10 January 2018
Excellent service from Njabula and the manager
Shane Cape Town Airport 08 January 2018
Great service and everything was ready just had to sign some paperwork.
Geoffrey Durban Airport 07 January 2018
Pick up was easy, it took a little longer as we were slightly early and just getting all the documentation sorted. Drop Off was perfect, they inspected the car, signed it off and we were on our way. The monies were deposited a few days later into out account. When we went to pick up the vehicle, we were offered a smaller car than ordered, we showed them the paperwork and he gave us the same type of car we booked.
Karen Johannesburg Airport 07 January 2018
Very friendly service ...though wish we would have chosen a bigger car, but very satisfied......
Malesela Johannesburg Airport 01 January 2018
Excellent service I liked the service
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