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Rental car company. Recommendations #90692
03/18/2016 10:06 AM
03/18/2016 10:06 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 13
Richmond, Va.
BrandNewDay Offline OP
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Hi All,
It has been more than a few years since SXM. We are returning in May with 2 other couples. Who are the current best, trustworthy companies that you have used recently. Have the roads improved any lately? Any input would be appreciated,
Thanks
Bill

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Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: BrandNewDay] #90693
03/18/2016 10:28 AM
03/18/2016 10:28 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Auburn, WA

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: SXMScubaman] #90694
03/18/2016 10:33 AM
03/18/2016 10:33 AM
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norwalk, ct
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I use alaine at AAA and he is a sponsor here. ALways great service but there are many different opinions here so enjoy the ride!

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: BrandNewDay] #90695
03/18/2016 01:30 PM
03/18/2016 01:30 PM
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Lots of threads on this topic

Some suggestions
1 - Get your quote to be all in, ie includes, tax, liabilty insurance [collision normally covered on a cc], extra drivers if needed

2 - decide if you want to get the car at the airport [or nearby] when you land or take a cab and get the car the next day delivered to where you are staying [the latter is our approach - if you decide to go that route, try Wilfred Brooks, a TTOL sponsor]

3 - 6 people and 1 car is a lot, you will need a large car, which is not so friendly on the roads, consider 2 smaller cars so you can split up some days if desired

4 - we print the Fr and Dutch bridge and causeway opening times and put the list in the glove box for reference - very handy

Have fun
J&B

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: JohnandBev] #90696
03/18/2016 01:38 PM
03/18/2016 01:38 PM
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Yeah, that's a very good point, regarding 6 people in a large car. Difficult to park and a car that seats 6 is also more expensive than your typical economy car. And for sure 6 adults may not want to go the same place all the time. I might get quotes both ways and decide what you want to do. I personally would probably opt for 2 small cars.


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Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: Carol_Hill] #90697
03/18/2016 01:57 PM
03/18/2016 01:57 PM
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Check with Kennys, he is a sponsor here.

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: richupm] #90698
03/20/2016 09:25 AM
03/20/2016 09:25 AM
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Richmond, Va.
BrandNewDay Offline OP
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Thanks to everyone for you input. Two small cars is probable the best way to go for all the reasons mentioned. And thanks SXMScubaman for reference to previous thread.

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: BrandNewDay] #90699
03/20/2016 09:44 AM
03/20/2016 09:44 AM
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BrandNewDay said:
Hi All,
It has been more than a few years since SXM. We are returning in May with 2 other couples. Who are the current best, trustworthy companies that you have used recently. Have the roads improved any lately? Any input would be appreciated,
Thanks
Bill


Guess I will be the only one to say unless the people you are bringing are NOT new to the island, I would rent one car, over the years when we have brought other couples and kids we always rented a van type vehicle or smaller 6 passenger cars and never had an issue parking or getting around. Plus it's fun traveling together and site seeing. Plus you won't have one couple "left out" traveling alone. Newbies could be very intimidated driving on then island - heck I know someonr who has been going for over 40 years that won't drive there!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Kiss.gif" alt="" /> So I would just go with the bigger car.

Last edited by kim; 03/20/2016 10:04 AM.
Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: kim] #90700
03/20/2016 09:55 AM
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I'm not trying to hijack this thread but was wondering if someone knows the french/dutch bridge and causeway opening times and would be willing to put it on here?
Thanks
Venda

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: hotdancer] #90701
03/20/2016 10:03 AM
03/20/2016 10:03 AM
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Newtown, CT
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hotdancer said:
I'm not trying to hijack this thread but was wondering if someone knows the french/dutch bridge and causeway opening times and would be willing to put it on here?
Thanks
Venda


Prob best to make a new thread asking that question - and honestly I have no idea.

Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: BrandNewDay] #90702
03/20/2016 10:27 AM
03/20/2016 10:27 AM
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Posts: 1,276
Granville, MA
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With other couples we get 2 cars so that people can split up if needed. We always use Kenny's! Lesley is great! Not so much about price as service that is provided. We know that we can always count on him. We did get some kind of SUV thing in July when we had 4 kids that didn't want to drive. Lesley set us up with another company. Again, great/friendly service!! We like to pick our car up at the airport when we land and just be done. No sense going back and forth with taxis to the hotel. No need to pay the extra money! Enjoy your trip!



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Re: Rental car company. Recommendations [Re: kim] #90703
04/09/2016 09:27 PM
04/09/2016 09:27 PM
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Southern Illinois
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We brought 2 couples with us last summer - they were new to island and didnt want to drive. We rented a dodge caravan from paradise and it worked out perfect. Never had any problem parking and all our luggage fit in back.


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