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Old Thursday, December 27th, 2007, 10:40 PM
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I have read on this board about a car rental place everyone brags about @ airport- Can someone please give me name. I usally get from hotel but wanted to try the place @ airport several has stated was great.
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Old Friday, December 28th, 2007, 12:10 AM
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Hans from Tropic. He doesn't have a location at the airport; but will meet you after you leave the luggage area. http://www.tropiccarrent-aruba.com/
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Old Friday, December 28th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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We have used Econo 3 times, and have been satisfied.
http://www.econoaruba.com/
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We also have been happy with Econo. We have used them 7 times. The first time we used them was our second trip to Aruba. At that time they closed at 7pm. Our flight didnt arrive until 08:30pm on Saturday night. They sent me an email and told me that since we were arriving after they closed, my car would be parked next to their building with our name on the windshield and the keys would be under the front drivers side tire. We could go to their off-airport location on Sunday to fill out the paperwork. This was all as they said. No hassle. There were 2 other cars with names on them as well. We got a car that was not in good condition(unsafe in my opinion) on our 4th trip and they brought us a replacement vehicle immediatly after I called them. In november we got a car that was brand new, 58 miles on the odometer. Our flight to Aruba was over an hour late this trip. We landed at 10:30pm on a flight that was scheduled in at 09:20pm. The lady at Econo was still waiting for us even though they close at 09:00pm now. She was very nice and not upset at all.

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Old Friday, December 28th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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I'm with Cathy and Bob, used Econo 5 times with good results every time.
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Here's another vote for Econo. I've been using them for more years than I can remember and never had a problem.
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We also have used and been satisfied with Econo.

Two years ago (Dec. 2005), we stayed at La Quinta Beach Resort where Econo has an on-site office. We rented only for our last 24 hours, mainly to tour much of the island and also to get us back to the airport in lieu of using a taxi. They had no problem with our taking car from La Quinta office but returning it to the airport.

Last December we used another company (Ace, rented for the full week) and were happy with them.

But this year two things happened. 1) The airport or Aruba government is charging a hefty airport surcharge so several rental companies have moved their offices off the airport. 2) Phone calls and emails to Ace were not returned (some on this and aruba.com said they had some contact).

So at the last minute we placed a reservation online to Econo (we were flying down last Monday and the reservation was placed on Sunday). Since they were closed on Sunday and not answering toll-free calls, we put in for getting car and returning it to the airport despite the surcharge. Upon arrival they told us that if we had given enough notice they would have picked us up from their offsite office and dropped us back at the airport to avoid the surcharge.

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