Book National car rentals in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA, United States
23 Aug — 30 Aug
Same drop-off
Bakersfield, CA, United States
Tue 23.08
Noon
Tue 30.08
Noon
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Pros

" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
", with great efficiency."(in 185 reviews)

Cons

"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
"the I reserved wasn't available."(in 269 reviews)

Reviews for National in Bakersfield

Overall Rating8.4 ExcellentBased on 23 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
8.5
Overall
8.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.4
Value for money
8.7

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9.2
Reserved car was available for mePros:car requested and reserved was available and waiting for us.Cons:clerk was talking too much with customer ahead of me, just small talk and there was a line waiting to get their cars. It was nice that she was friendly but slowed down others from getting their cars.Reviewed 2018 Aug 17
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8.4
Pros:Pick up was excellent,Cons:.Reviewed 2018 Mar 06
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6.4
Pros:Drop off was smooth, attendant was efficient and friendly.Cons:Pick up was a laborious process due to system outage. Nothing was done to compensate and nothing was offered.Reviewed 2017 Nov 20
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3.6
Unexpected Frustrations - Never again!Pros:The car it self was comfortable (lowered score because the inside was dirty) for a smaller car and got great gas mileage.Cons:1. Fine print regarding company rules for National Car rental would not download for us to read before we went to pick up car, so we did not expect the $100 hold on a major credit card/not debit, customer service at the pick up location was to put it mildly unhelpful, sarcastic, smug, and didn't know when to stop repeating himself, even after I put my hand up and said "STOP". "I get what your saying, I would just like you to be empathic to my frustration." At which point he smiles and then finishes repeating his statement to me. 2. Husband gets into car and being the professional he is, found the car to be dirty. Takes it to a car wash so he can be comfortable in it, isn't this something that is suppose to be done before he even gets into the car? 3. While driving the car he discovers there is no windshield wiper fluid, so he can not remove any bugs that may be blocking his vision. Again isn't this supposed to be filled before he gets the car? I sure hope all the other fluids are ok. 4. Then a warning light flashed "Take to dealer immediately!" WAIT WHAT? My husband had been driving it for less than 20 minutes, on his way to a job interview, he can't call and talk with anyone the Bluetooth wont transfer any sound through the speakers, he's in the middle of now ware by now, he can't pull off or turn around, so he call's me to have me call and to find out if he needs to do anything. After being on hold for over 10 minutes I get through to the roadside customer claims office. I tell her I am not in the car, the closet town is about 100 miles away, the above info, and then she proceeds to ask me a few question, "where are you at now?" I'm at home, I'm not in the car, my husband is. "Ok mam, where is the car?" On the highway in the middle of nowhere (does nobody at this company listen when you are talking with them?) "Ok mam ,lets see if I can help you"...ask a few more questions I had already given her the answer to, finally she states she can't help me she needs to talk with my husband since he's the one driving the car....at this point I am dumbfounded, he can't pull off anywhere safe to call you no exits and the Bluetooth isn't working....By this time the light has flashed "maintenance required", so my husband is no longer worried about the engine exploding just irritated as this is poor vehicle maintenance, a pet peeve of his. 5. Returning the car, my husband is delighted to see the same customer service rep as before (I am so making that up), the rep has the same attitude, makes my husband walk back out to the car to write the miles down (unlimited miles, we don't have to do that with Enterprise they'll do it for you), smugly says "I will have my guys do a better job at looking over the car before they go out with customers next time." Uh ok guy you do that but we will not be repeat customers with this company.Reviewed 2017 Sep 27
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8.4
3 day Altima rental car was a treat.Pros:Car was really the icing on cake . Plenty of room and was a smooth comfortable ride. I asked for a Camry but the agent at National recommended the Altima. Great car.Cons:Exterior was dirty and interior had soda residue on the passenger side.Reviewed 2017 Sep 26
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9.2
About my rentalCons:It was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggarettsReviewed 2017 Jun 17
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10.0
Pros:Great service and priceCons:N/AReviewed 2017 Jun 06
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6.0
Cons:Car wasn't very clean, smelled like cigarettes, gas tank wasn't completely full.Reviewed 2017 Apr 11
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10.0
ExcelentePros:Great service and quickReviewed 2017 Jan 19
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10.0
Great PricePros:Best price I received compare to other car rental company. I would rent again if the price is a much better offer than any other site.Reviewed 2017 Jan 09
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2.0
Pros:nothingCons:horrible experienceReviewed 2016 Jul 12
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10.0
If you want excellent service, use National.Pros:Good service. Car ready for pickup late evening and rental desk/cars easily accessible at the airport.Reviewed 2016 Mar 08
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Where can I find National car rentals in Bakersfield?

3701 Wings Way Ste 209, National car rentals

Address

3701 Wings Way Ste 209

Hours

Sunday09:00 - 21:45
Monday09:00 - 21:45
Thursday09:00 - 21:45
Saturday09:00 - 21:45
Wednesday09:00 - 21:45
Friday09:00 - 21:45
Tuesday09:00 - 21:45

Phone

+1 844 366 2657

Good to know

Most popular location

3701 Wings Way Ste 209

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for renting a car from National in Bakersfield

  • Intermediate rental cars from National in Bakersfield are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

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