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Car Rental Debacle--Help! Need larger car, coming in 2 weeks

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Car Rental Debacle--Help! Need larger car, coming in 2 weeks

It's a long story, but we just realized that we don't have a car reserved for out trip to Costa Rica in two weeks. It seems most of the major rental places do not have cars and have limited smaller SUVs, and they are pricey. Two cars doesn't seem to be a good option because of the cost!

-We will be there Dec. 21-Jan 1 (prime season!) flying in and out of San Jose

-We will have five adults and a toddler (car seat) (so we need a 7-passenger)

-We prefer an SUV as we will be doing Arenal and for cargo space etc.

-We will drive to Tamarindo, then Arenal, then back to San Jose

Are there some non-national companies that are good? What other ideas/options do we have? Any assistance would be appreciated. We're desperate.

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1. Re: Car Rental Debacle--Help! Need larger car, coming in 2 weeks

OOps, wrong costa rica!

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2. Re: Car Rental Debacle--Help! Need larger car, coming in 2 weeks

We rented a Great Wall from Target. It is a 5 passenger (in a pinch) with luggage space for four. It is a 4 wheel drive SUV. For a 4x4 it is despirately under powered and I wouldn't recommend it. A 4 wheel drive is a must if you plan to travel from Arenal to Monteverde.

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