WORST PART OF MY WHOLE TRIP! I gave this a try because I was trying to save money but it was more of a hassle than anything. I had so many problems with my rental. I paid over $650 dollars for a car that stalled, the alarm went off every time you opened a door, and the battery died. Don't forget that I had to drive back to his place, which was an hour away for none of the problems to be fixed more than a day.
The first day, when I went to pick it up, a customer arrived after he started to help me, but then ignored me for that customer. I finally got tired of waiting and being ignored that I had to interrupt him to ensure that I was set to go. But then I had to drive back because the car HAD NO LICENSE PLATE OR REGISTRATION. The next day, I had to go back because the FOB did not work and the alarm went off every time! I also tried to change my reservation to drop it off at the airport and he denied it even though the reservation said it was included if the car was rented for over a week, which it was.
He is also VERY GREEDY!!!! He charged me extra money so that he could clean the car which was NOT included when I first booked the car. When my battery died, I was without a car for 4 days and could not make it to class, which was the whole reason for my trip, but I still had to pay for those days. To fix the dead battery, he made me take it all the way back to El Cajon where they didn't even have the battery to replace it with so they took one out of another car. I had to cut my trip early for a family emergency, which he refused to refund me because I didn't give him a week's notice FOR A FAMILY EMERGENCY.
Also, when I returned the car (early), I was reasonable and told him that I would meet him at a different location since it was kind of late. He was not there and had me wait almost half an hour after the designated drop off time. It was also in a dark unfamiliar place, which I would have felt very unsafe at if it wasn't for my friend picking me up.
ALSO, on the car's rental page, it says that in one week the car had 1,250 miles permitted to use. My 3-week rental was only allowed 1,500 miles. This is FALSE ADVERTISEMENT.
In the end, the business seems very sketchy and reeks of smoke. HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND.