Mihaela Sturm is offered a GPS at no additional charge with her car rental. Then she’s charged. Can I persuade Payless to un-charge her? “Charged extra for my GPS — but Payless said it wouldn’t!”
When Robert Gregory leased a car from Renault Eurodrive for his 26-day trip through Europe, the car’s GPS went dark as he crossed the border into Denmark. Unable to load the missing country maps, Gregory used Google Maps on his cell phone and incurred $175 in international data charges. Can he get his money back? “Renault GPS goes dark at border crossing”
From all outward appearances, Robert Bettarel’s car rental case looked routine. There was an unexpected fee for an optional item and an intransigent car rental company.
But looks can be deceiving.
Turns out there was more to his story — a lot more. That’s why we’re dismissing his case today — but not before taking a closer look at this car wreck of a complaint. “Why conflicting car rental stories make this GPS claim a lost cause”
David Collins left his pricey GPS in his Avis car rental while rushing to drop it off at the Eugene, Ore., airport. “Avis navigates a lost GPS back home”
If you have a driver’s license, chances are that you also have an amusing story about GPS directions.
Here’s mine: A few weeks ago, my family and I were driving from Cayucos, Calif., to Prescott, Ariz., when I noticed that the needle on the fuel gauge was pointing to “empty.” Not a problem, I thought. There must be plenty of service stations between here and Bakersfield.
“Do you trust GPS directions?”