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Car Rentals

We will be visiting Aruba next week and would like some info on Car Rental companies... Econo... Royal... American.... seem to be reasonable.. We are trying to stay away from the big names but we would like fairly new cars .. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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We've rented from Econo in the past - service was good, no problems.

Our two favorites though are Optima/Payless and Tropic. Both great companies. We've been renting from Optima (now changing their name to Payless) for the past few years now.


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Thank you very much Aruba Amy any info on Royal ????? I thought I would get more replies... What do you think ...

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We have rented from various agencies at the airport and always seem to get vans that are on their last leg. We usually have a large group and no one wants to drive so DH is stuck with it.

I must say that despite numerous warning lights coming on and off all week we have never been stranded. As long as it runs, has ac and is a good price we live with the rest.

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greaat idea to rent a car iIMHO. we have rented from ECNO for 5 years whith out complaints. Cars keep getting better. www.ecno.com. they are at the airport so just get luggage, exit door, walk across road and they are 3 doors down to left.

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Has anyone had problems with a car breaking down? What if your car breaks down? Do you have to pay to fix the car and tow it away? Do you buy all of the insurance offered?

I know a car is really more convienent but can you get away with just using the buses to go to the beaches and restaurants?

Do the beaches provide beach chairs and umbrellas or is the only place you can get them your hotel?


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I rented from Royal the past two years. Year one, the car/price were fine.

Only had 1/8 tank of gas though.

Year two, car was not what I ordered. Good price, but car was full of dings and very sluggish. Can't remember the model, but it was a dog. Price was very good, though. Once again, only had 1/8 tank of gas.

When I return, I will try another company.

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We rented a car for only a couple of days - Bucuti sorted it out for us (sorry didn't know who with)...... the car was brand spankin' new, and very smart!

It only had a little engine - and was a bit sluggish...... but did the job brilliantly! Will definitely be hiring again when we return in September

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