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Best place to rent a car?

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Best place to rent a car?

Asking for advise for my mom who is in NV right now.

She had reserved a rental car with EuroCar from the airport. When she went to pick up the car the company wanted to charge $8000 US on her CC for a security deposit. She thought it was crazy so cancelled the reservation.

Does anyone on the forum have suggestions on where she could rent a car. She needs one for 3 weeks. Anywhere in Nuevo Vallarta/Bucerias would be great.

Thanks!

Ladena

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Nuevo Vallarta
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Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Bucerias
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Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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1. Re: Best place to rent a car?

Gecko Car Rental seem to be the hands down favorite in the area.

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2. Re: Best place to rent a car?

@Mark - She tried Gecko but apparently they are all out of cars... :(

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3. Re: Best place to rent a car?

I can also recommend Gecko, and I think their usual security deposit is 800 USD, not 8,000. Not sure why your mom would need a car. Public buses and taxis are inexpensive and IMO, it's much easier to sit back and enjoy the ride, rather than dealing with the hassle of driving and the problems with parking.

During High Season, it can be quite difficult to rent a vehicle on short notice. Has your mom tried Amigo Auto Rentals in Bucerias?

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4. Re: Best place to rent a car?

Elena I agree, spend months at a time in Bucerias have never needed a car or wanted one.

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5. Re: Best place to rent a car?

Not everyone has the same personal circumstances or needs / wants, and there are plenty of legitimate reasons why people may prefer renting a vehicle instead of relying on public transport. Is it absolutely necessary? Certainly not, as there is a decent public transport system in the area. But having access to a vehicle is preferable for some, including us!

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6. Re: Best place to rent a car?

A car is handy when staying in Nuevo. We have used Amigo car rental in Bucerias also, but that was a few years ago.

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