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Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car #309711
12/02/2023 09:28 AM
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sxmmartini Offline OP
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Family landing in an hour and half, will be joining them soon.
Looking for a rental agency to meet them for $35. Per day

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Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309713
12/02/2023 09:33 AM
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Someone should have made a reservation before now. Expect to pay more than $35, for sure.


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Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309715
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Agree… just got a quote for $50. per day so they are on their own. Let’s see what happens.

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309718
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If you don't get anything lined up, perhaps try negotiating once outside the airport. Don't worry so much about the daily rate as what the bottom-line rate is for the rental period as you have to allow for taxes, airport fee, etc. You will still likely be around $50/day regardless.


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Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309721
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When we landed last Sunday, there were rental agencies outside the terminal looking for business. I doubt you'll get $35 a day at the last minute.

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309722
12/02/2023 10:42 AM
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A little more info would be great ie., size of car, length of time needed, etc


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Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309723
12/02/2023 10:43 AM
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Just doing a quick Orbitz search, the cheapest I'm seeing is $302 for a week through Sixt. That's after taxes, but not including any insurance.

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309727
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Hi

I can't help but can say that there are off the beaten track car lots where the daily rate is very low. At this late stage, they may take this option.

I think we rented from Johnny's??? for around this low rate. It all worked out. The small car was in perfect shape. They are located off the main tourist area and next to a hand car wash... which describes anywhere near Philipsburg.

So ask a trusted local and they will direct you to a backyard car rental company with insurance.

(Sorry no time to confirm contact info as i am heading out)

At minimum its a rental til they find what they are looking for.

Option 2: ask for a trusted local to chauffeur them around. Keep the driver on retainer. Ive heard of these arrangements esp for late night bar hopping.

my 2 cents worth.

Merry Christmas!

btw we left keys with a friend on french side who returned the rental days later with no problems.

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: Carol_Hill] #309736
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https://www.saxcarrental.com/
Got a car and so far so good…

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309737
12/02/2023 04:07 PM
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SAX is very dependable and great prices. You have done well in your selection!




Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309742
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$35. per day and friendly staff

Re: Landing @ 10:30 am today need a rental car [Re: sxmmartini] #309796
12/03/2023 01:37 PM
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Sax is great!
They really try to please.


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