Jeff, do u have contact info for Hans from tropic? I am sure we will get a rental for @ least a few days. I was thinking I would not but I am sure I will get the itch to explore on our own. I figure the jeep is a waste for me cause I will not violate the contact and go to forbiden places. That said a car from a good place sounds like a good idea. I have read a few positive posts about Hans.
I actually just reserved a car for 2 weeks from Hans. He is extremely responsive and easy to communicate with. He only has Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accents-both small cars and that's why we haven't been able to use him before since we had larger groups and needed something bigger. The email he is using is:
Always had good luck with Avis in Aruba. I went off the reservation last year and tried Amigo - big mistake - I had to call the police (really!) to get the deal canceled when they tried to give me a beat up wrecked piece of junk.