Our horror show started in calgary. Ford edge had tire low light go on. Budget cant even check tires. Replace with buick rendezvous. 3 hour delay when leaving calgary. Transfer all luggage and boxes. Two days later, wipers go out in manitoba. Check fuses in dauphin on sunday. Drive to yorkton in rain, to gm dealer in yorkton monday morning. Wiper motor shot--2 days to get from Edmonton. Get budget addresses in saskatoon off internet, and drive there in rain. Almost halfway there--big warning light comes on--oilcan with wrench. Stop car on shoulder and call gm on cellphone. Will send towtruck from wadena. Insists that if it costs more than $100 i will be responsible. Tell him i think otherwise. Tow truck arrives. Oil level ok. Don't want to spend days in wadena sask. Tow driver follows as i drive west. Oil light goes out. Comes on twice more on way to saskatoon. Get to address for budget. No longer a budget. Locate one. Patronizing girl says they are all separate franchises and i will have to deal with calgary. Ready to blow stack. Girl thinks, and then says i am "really lucky", in that they have a calgary car that needs to go back to alberta. Transfer luggage again, and proceed to calgary, with third car. Big oil warning light apparently means oil needs to be changed (which gm rep obviously didn't know). Calgary offered a 10% discount for the hassle.
Will avoid budget henceforth. And general motors.