Carla App Provides Personalized Car Rentals

A screenshot of Carla's mobile app. Photo via
A screenshot of Carla's mobile app. Photo via

Launched on the App Store this month, Carla’s mobile app will recommend personalized car rentals for users based on their travel needs.

Similar to the tinder dating app, Carla users can swipe cards to choose the rental car that fits them, according to the company.

The Carla app doesn’t feature the tabular format of cars listed one after another. Instead, the app allows users to see one car at a time, says the company.

Carla is available in 20,000 locations and 150 countries worldwide. Users can compare rental cars from 850 companies, including major car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Thrifty and Europcar, says the company. It offers several car makes and models.

The app provides best price/performance options, and it allows users to view upcoming and past trips, says the company.

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  1. Precious Kilgore [ November 12, 2016 @ 03:56PM ]

    Stop please do not rent from these people do not use this app is a scam they get me out of my money and they have not responded back to yet I went on the app to get a car rental in Chicago never received the rental they told me I had to have international license that he said it on the app no it did not say nothing about no international license it say you have to have your license and credit card at the time of the rental I was pissed I reached out to the company to email no respond back no refund back on my Credit card I'm still waiting for respond back and a refund back on my card till this day do not rent from his people is a scam warning I'm there first victim 🚫😠😤

  2. Cameron [ May 16, 2017 @ 10:18AM ]

    DO NOT USE CARLA! I'm filing complaints with Apple about this app and I hope it gets removed from the App Store. I am one of the horrible reviews on the App Store. They are very, very shady, if not criminal!

    I booked a car, had to change the date, and since there's no "modify reservation" button, I cancelled the review. This was done within an hour of the original booking. They charged me a $25 cancellation fee. So I decided not to rebook through them. THEY STILL HAVE NOT REFUNDED MY MONEY!

    They were offering rates that were not available at the airport. I went to all the car rental counters, and they were booked out of all lower rates even though Carla app was still going to allow me to book at that rate! The car companies cannot help with your reservation whatsoever since it's done through the third party.

    Their customer service has no phone number, the "chat" online doesn't have anyone monitoring it, and the email I received from their "customer service" looked like it came from a personal email. Now, no one will respond to me. I CANNOT GET MY MONEY BACK because they don't answer me. Even though I cancelled well within their cancellation period AND they charged me a cancellation fee!!!

    The business isn't well set professionally and looks illegitimate. The money is sent internationally, so that makes me think it would be more difficult to track and get back as it is a foreign operation. I'm convinced most of their positive reviews are posted by them. They don't seem real. And when they update the app, the old negative reviews (of which there are MANY) are hidden. Many people have review claiming to have been swindled like I was or in different ways!

    JUST DON'T USE CARLA. I really hope my experience can get this app shut down and save people from losing money and ruining their vacations.

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