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    then my suggestion for 2nd best would be OPTIMA.
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    unfortunately they're sold out for the dates we're traveling.....i had reserved royal after reading the first few post on this thread but then quickly retracted after reading the latter half of the post......so confused here.

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    Unfortunately, these companies have no idea the "power of the internet" and how it can influence (good or bad) the success of a business. The Aruba BB's are used widely by people and many look to the posters to help them with decisions.

    Rental companies should take note!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    Unfortunately, these companies have no idea the "power of the internet" and how it can influence (good or bad) the success of a business. The Aruba BB's are used widely by people and many look to the posters to help them with decisions.

    Rental companies should take note!
    Funny I had that exact conversation with Ardley from Royal. I tried to emphasize as nicely as possible that the "word" of poor vehicle conditions were going to get around the forums on the internet.

    He explained the extraordinary cost of new vehicles, much more so than simply purchasing one in the U.S. made business very difficult for them.

    I know I used to, but no longer, am able to recommend them in good faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Funny I had that exact conversation with Ardley from Royal. I tried to emphasize as nicely as possible that the "word" of poor vehicle conditions were going to get around the forums on the internet.

    He explained the extraordinary cost of new vehicles, much more so than simply purchasing one in the U.S. made business very difficult for them.

    I know I used to, but no longer, am able to recommend them in good faith.
    HMMM, too bad you didn't ask Ardely where my refund was!! Perhaps he was still trying to go through his spam for my emails!

    When checking out a car in March, we did inquire about what kind of van we would like for our December trip. They told us that they were getting a newer van in soon but it would be rented out at a higher rate than the older one. They advertise the cost of a van on their website but when you get there if you don't like it and want a newer model then they will charge you for it??
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    The conversation with Ardley took place in early 2008.

    The Lexus RX300 we had which I guess they consider an "exclusive" car was in terrific condtion. So if they were getting in a "new" van, I wonder if they would consider it to be that category?

    Right now though, they are offering their "best" discount on Vans, SUV's and exclusive cars.

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    now, i'm debating over discount cars and optima. the price seems to be the same.

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    Optima has an excellent reputation.

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    Now, I'm thinking of canceling from Royal. I have an SUV from AVIS, but that scares me too. Who would you use for an SUV? My AVIS waas only 80 some dollars for a week. If Lidia confirms for me, I gues I'll take that.

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    For $80 a week I would take the Avis deal, IF you can get them to honor it.

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    Get a confirmation via email (you will need to call them first) from Avis Customer Service as per other posts on this thread. Good luck!

    Optima has Suv's too.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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