Book Thrifty car rentals in Detroit

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Reviews for Thrifty in Detroit


" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
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"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall Rating6.7 OkayBased on 40 reviews
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Recent reviews

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I have been been double charged by you and car rental place and I am highly upset. Furthermore your customer service is impossible to deal with!!!! I can not get any help.Reviewed Apr 23 2024
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The lady at the Detroit airport pickup office was incredible! She was kind, efficient, and extremely helpful. There was an issue with the first vehicle I picked up. The car smelled like someone had been smoking in the vehicle. That was not acceptable for a week rental. When I went back to the counter and pointed out this problem the person helping me was apologetic and immediately arranged for another vehicle. I would hire this person to work in my office.Reviewed Jan 1 2024
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the line for pickup was really long, with only one employee to handle itReviewed Nov 29 2023
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Pros:Due to Covid, we had to cancel our trip, and this our reservation. Delta refunded all of our money back. Thrifty did not, and blamed it on Kayak. I will now use neither.Cons:Due to Covid, we had to cancel our trip, and this our reservation. Delta refunded all of our money back. Thrifty did not, and blamed it on Kayak. I will now use neither.Reviewed Dec 30 2020
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Pros:Tricia was top-notch, extremely helpful to me when I was picking up the car and dropping it off. I wish more rental car companies had people like her to help folks like me!Reviewed Feb 16 2020
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Pros:2019 Camry was a great car.Cons:$13/day to add a spouse as a driver is ridiculous. Every other car rental company that I’ve used does this for free. Will not be using Thrifty in the future on this basis.Reviewed Dec 29 2019
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Cons:Vehicle smelled like smoke. Vehicle not ready when arrived. Rude drop off.Reviewed Dec 26 2019
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Pros:The pickup was easy since there was no other customer in the office. The place was D E A D. That was good for me.Cons:The drop off process was very poor. There was no attendant. I was just told to leave the car in the lot and walk away. Someone would process it later and send me a receipt. But one day later I still do not have a receipt !!Reviewed Dec 10 2019
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Pros:The van ran good. We needed to keep it longer, it was very easy to call the 800 # and extent the time.Cons:The pick up & drop off process needs improvement. The people behind the desk seem indifferent and lazy. We had to write down the damage on the vehicle, which was dirty and hard to tell. Upon return, there was no one outside to accept the vehicle. When I went inside, I was asked to return the key to the vehicle & get the mileage. No one looked at the carReviewed Dec 6 2019
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Pros:Staff was friendlyCons:The shuttle took 15min to come, it was nowhere in sight, while Avis and Hertz etc has 3 come by one after the other, barely picked me up right before 1am, it’s when they close, so i almost didn’t get my car. Stood in the cold for awhile. It wasn’t that unbearable but the fact that i saw everyone else’s shuttle come 3 times and my company closed at 1am and it was 12:52 when they picked me up. I would rather not use Thrifty’s again if i has a choice.Reviewed Nov 21 2019
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Cons:Car was not ready when we arrivedReviewed Nov 20 2019
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Pros:Nice carCons:Pick-up was hectic and I think I was charged more than I was quotedReviewed Nov 15 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Detroit?


289 Lucas Drive


Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00


+1 877 283 0898

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Most popular location

289 Lucas Drive

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Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Detroit

  • Thrifty car rentals in Detroit offer a wide selection of vehicles so that you can make the most of your visit to this dynamic city in Michigan. If you will be taking advantage of the myriad outdoor recreational opportunities that Detroit and the surrounding area have to offer, you might want an SUV. Those traveling with friends or family might want a full-size sedan. Economy cars, compact cars, and smaller sedans are ideal for those who want to save on fuel costs as they drive through the traffic congestion in Detroit.
  • Choosing Thrifty car rentals in Detroit is a good decision because Thrifty routinely gets high customer ratings. In reviews, renters praise Thrifty staff members for their friendly helpfulness. Customers in Detroit note that Thrifty agencies offer comfortable and clean cars that are easy and convenient to pick up and return. If you want to be yet another satisfied customer, consider Thrifty car rentals in Detroit.
  • When you book Thrifty car rentals in Detroit through KAYAK, you can choose the make and model of the vehicle that you rent. First, you will input the car category that you are interested in, and then you will choose the vehicle from the list of available cars they give you. When you arrive at the Thrifty agency in Detroit, your chosen vehicle should be ready and waiting for you. However, if your choice is not available, Thrifty team members will do their utmost in order to supply you with a similar rental car.
  • When you book your Thrifty car rentals in Detroit through KAYAK, you have the option to choose a different drop off location. So, for those who want to drive from Detroit to another city, Thrifty car rentals in Detroit are ideal, because they can help you arrange this one-way rental. Whether you want to drop off your rental car in a different city in Michigan or in a different city across the country, such as Boston, Thrifty car rentals in Detroit are a good place to start.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Thrifty in Detroit are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Detroit

  • Where can I pick up Thrifty car rentals in Detroit?

    The one Thrifty car rental agency located in Detroit is situated in the rental car facility at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport (DTW). This car rental facility is located on airport grounds, in the northwest corner of the campus, on Lucas Drive. If you are flying into DTW, you can take a courtesy shuttle from the Ground Transportation area of either terminal to the car rental facility in order to pick up your Thrifty rental car.

  • Will I be charged if I need to cancel my Thrifty car rental reservation in Detroit?

    When you book Thrifty car rentals in Detroit through KAYAK, you will find some deals that feature free cancellation. Some of the free cancellation policies on reservations will not charge you anything unless you arrive to pick up your rental car. Other reservations have free cancellation policies that require you to cancel at least 48 hours before the pickup time indicated on your reservation. Make sure you read carefully so you choose the free cancellation policy that works best for you.

  • Where can I park my Thrifty rental car in Detroit?

    When you are driving your Thrifty rental car in downtown Detroit, you'll most likely have to park at a metered space. The cost of these metered spaces is around $1 per hour and meter payment is enforced from Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 10 pm. Usually, 2 hours is the maximum amount of time you can stay in one parking space. You can pay downtown Detroit meters with either coins or a credit card. You can also find several similarly priced public parking garages in public parking lots in downtown Detroit. 

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in Detroit?

    Intermediate (Honda HR-V or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Detroit.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in Detroit?

    Thrifty has 1 rental location in Detroit. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport (DTW)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport (DTW)?