Re: Car rental
Date: August 07, 2006 01:02PM
I agree, a scruffy-looking car is best... but, do NOT rent from the "Paradise" office in Simpson Bay. I'd made my reservation online from the National Car Rental website... found out when I got there it was actually an Alamo rental.
They gave us a 10-year old Opel that was covered with dents and peeling paint... OK, no problem, especially since the rate was low.
However, upon returning the car, we were told we'd been in an "accident" (oddly, there was no more information than that... not even a police report). I mentioned that, if I was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, that would be a criminal offense and I would be arrested. Guy smirked and just said "that ain't the way it works here".
Next credit card bill had $1500 tacked on. Visa is contesting it for me, and I'm pretty sure I won't have to pay it... but who needs CROOKS like this?