Left out in the cold!:
I tried ordering a car in Bakersfield online but had trouble. I needed to know if I could be picked up from the Amrak and leave the car at the airport so I called their operators. I was told their office on 24th just west of Chester served the airport and I could use a drop box for the keys at the airport. We had seen a Dodge Magnum on their website and asked for either that or a Dodge Charger. The price was 107 dollars for two days in the week-end. WE had just rented a Charger here in Oregon for 80 dollars for a two day weekend. Once there we were offered the only thing they had, a P T Cruiser. And they were closed on the weekend and had no drop box at the airport. Our train was late so we took the Cruiser. It now appears the operator was incorrect as they charge more that way than online, so we are paying way over the promised 107 total for a much smaller car. We took it back at 4 am and waited for U S Cab to arrive, calling many times, eventually an intercept came on saying that cell phone was no longer in service. There isn't even a banch to sit on. A trraveler cannot use Enterprise in Bakersfield. Cabs are not realiable that early in the morning, there is no safe place to stay, and they do not serve the airport. They might pick you up there. But how does one get the car back, then get to the airport? It cost over 20 dollars to finally catch a cab. Yellow came right away. I checked yesterday and they are still listed as serving the airport. A magnum or similar car is still listed as 107 for the 2 days. But don't believe it.