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Rental car hassles

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Rental car hassles

We are traveling to CR in early December. Flying into San Jose and traveling to MA with friends via private driver to a rental house for one week and returning to SJ again with private driver. From there my husband and I are traveling to La Fortuna for 4 days and we would really like to have a rental car while we are there. We are experienced travelers and have always rented cars no matter where we travel but with all of the problems I have read about with rental cars on TA I am wondering if we are better off waiting until we get to La Fortuna to rent the car or just go ahead and rent in San Jose. Is it difficult to rent a car in La Fortuna?

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11. Re: Rental car hassles

Just try Service Car Rental. You'll be happy without all the BS that others have experienced.

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12. Re: Rental car hassles

I would fly with spouse from Quepos, near Manuel Antonio to Arenal, near La fortuna, via San Jose, will save hours, unless you just want to drive. If you want to rent a car in SJ no problem and have fun!

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I rented with dollar and I also wasn't forced to get any extra insurance. I used insurance through my credit card and just told dollar I didn't need any insurance. They didn't hassle me or give me any problems. Although I did opt in to purchase the extra insurance to lower my deductible to 0 which cost about 3 dollars a day but this wasn't mandatory either.

Edited: 6:53 pm, June 20, 2012
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Another vote for Dollar. You always pay exactly what you are quoted on their website. No trouble at all waiving the CDW with credit card coverage.

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15. Re: Rental car hassles

Go with Adobe!! They are the best. If you are still unsure and a little hesitant, contact Tachiz Travel to help. He will assist you in getting from the hotel to Adobe Rental Car once you arrive in SJO.

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16. Re: Rental car hassles

Most rent a cars will dropp the car at your hotel...you really do not need any middle person...


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17. Re: Rental car hassles

Lots of good suggestions from travelers who have been in your place, trying to rent a car without a hassle, as to pick up and drop off, certainly, the rental office will offer that but often the little clause "for an additional fee/charge" is added to the quote. If the office is local, perhaps you can walk, or take an inexpensive taxi. Always inspect the vehicle in the daylight and indicate all scratches, dents, marks and worn items, as you will be responsible for any damage upon return. Have a great trip.

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