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k-west car rental

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k-west car rental

Does any body have a knowledge/experience with this car rental agency? They seem to be about $100 cheaper for a week.

OR--should I go with Stoute?

Maidenhead, United...
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for Barbados
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1. Re: k-west car rental

No experience of them ...and I would not use them

1) a very restricted range of vehicles ..some of them appear old ...2001????

2) Insurance is not as good as Stoutes ..which have a full ZERO excess on the CDW package.

To get this with K-West you need a upon request quote ...see below

""All vehicles are covered by insurance.

First US$ 1000 deductible / excess is payable in the event of an accident caused by driver negligence.

Insurance is VOID if vehicle is driven by an unauthorized person.

A security deposit of $250 US is required at the time of rental for possible damages to the vehicle and is refunded the hirer once the vehicle is returned in the same condition as rented.

A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) plan is also available instead of the security deposit at a rate of US $12 per day or $60 per week. If this plan is purchased at the time of rental the US$1000 deductible/excess is limited to US$200. A complete coverage CDW plan is also available upon request of the hirer""

Stoutes is the biggest and IMHO ...comfortably the best ...AND when comparing like for like not necessarily more expensive

IMO ..anything less than a zero excess can expose you to potential problems .......like a big charge on your CC

Did you ask for or have been given a discount from Stoutes ???

Edited: 4:47 am, January 29, 2010
Burlington, Canada
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2. Re: k-west car rental

Agree with mdp963, K-west doesn't sound very good and if something happens you might be left with a big bill. Not necessary.

However, depending on what you're looking for you can find some excellent car rental companies, well insured and at a reasonable price. We always shop around and over the past little while we've found that MAH Car Rentals offers us what we like. You can contact them at mahcarrentals@sunbeach.net

If you put car rentals in the search box you'll get many posts with other car company names, Googling or going to Barbados 411 where you'll get quite a few. Best to check around and you'll find something suitable.

Best of Luck

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