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PapiViejo55-2

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 02:32:36 PM »
Yep. I have to cosign on OK Motors. They pick up and drop off at the airport for free. Not too many scratches on your rental car[I prefer them pristine, but it's
the DR] and cheap total insurance coverage.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 02:38:01 PM by PapiViejo55-2 »
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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 03:14:25 PM »
Yep. I have to cosign on OK Motors. They pick up and drop off at the airport for free. Not too many scratches on your rental car[I prefer them pristine, but it's
the DR] and cheap total insurance coverage.


Thanks 4 the link but they are a bit pricey. I got a Corolla @ Alamo with insurance for $180/week. OK Motors is charging almost double that.

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 03:32:50 PM »
Call their phone. She will match your budget. Remember, in the DR, they will take as much as you agree to pay.
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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 05:09:29 PM »
Thanks 4 the link but they are a bit pricey. I got a Corolla @ Alamo with insurance for $180/week. OK Motors is charging almost double that.

Alamo will cost you more if you add the cost of their insurance ... think about it.
The price of 180$ a week is WITHOUT any insurance and you can be damn sure that when you give back the car, they will inspect it with a microscope to see if there are any scratch on it. if this is the case, you will pay big time for that. If you rent from OK, just take the full coverage insurance and they won't ask you for ANYTHING since it's a no deductible insurance. Just for the fun of it, ask alamo how much they want for a no deductible insurance on your corolla ... I can assure you that the price of that rental will double if not more.
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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2019, 06:27:26 PM »
Thanks 4 the link but they are a bit pricey. I got a Corolla @ Alamo with insurance for $180/week. OK Motors is charging almost double that.

Alamo will cost you more if you add the cost of their insurance ... think about it.
The price of 180$ a week is WITHOUT any insurance and you can be damn sure that when you give back the car, they will inspect it with a microscope to see if there are any scratch on it. if this is the case, you will pay big time for that. If you rent from OK, just take the full coverage insurance and they won't ask you for ANYTHING since it's a no deductible insurance. Just for the fun of it, ask alamo how much they want for a no deductible insurance on your corolla ... I can assure you that the price of that rental will double if not more.

True,,,

Also, most rental companies at the airport DO NOT HAVE  $0 deductible insurance plan

I have asked many of them at different airports around the island,,, the lowest they can go is $400-$600-$1000 depending on the car u get,,,

The only ones offering $0 deductible besides Ok Motors are Nelly rentals “based on my knowledge”

I have used Nelly rentals at SDQ & PUJ & STI airports with $0 deductible and good customer service

I didnt try their branch in puerto plata, but they should provide that as well,,, prices are close to OK Motors

Piece of advice,,, take the $0 deductible insurance even if u pay double or triple,,,

Being a first time driver, u need to enjoy ur vaca without a worry in the world about ur rental

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2019, 11:15:21 PM »
Thanks 4 the link but they are a bit pricey. I got a Corolla @ Alamo with insurance for $180/week. OK Motors is charging almost double that.

Alamo will cost you more if you add the cost of their insurance ... think about it.
The price of 180$ a week is WITHOUT any insurance and you can be damn sure that when you give back the car, they will inspect it with a microscope to see if there are any scratch on it. if this is the case, you will pay big time for that. If you rent from OK, just take the full coverage insurance and they won't ask you for ANYTHING since it's a no deductible insurance. Just for the fun of it, ask alamo how much they want for a no deductible insurance on your corolla ... I can assure you that the price of that rental will double if not more.

I meant what I said. I said $180 including insurance.

How are you going to tell me how much it is? Did you make the reservation?

The actual weekly rate without insurance is only $108.68- insurance is $9/day. That is for CDW and covers any damages to the vehicle.
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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2019, 11:45:55 PM »
It sounds like a good deal at first until you realize DR doesn't function like the US. CDW only covers your vehicle. Not any others that are damaged. Not to mention hospital fees or lost wages for anyone you hit. It's always your fault as a gringo. You are also still liable for the deductible. When you pick up your car, they will also tell you you that they may not honor what you were quoted, force you to take on more insurance or scam you when you return the car. Not trying to scare you but all this has happened to people in DR and they have been forced to stay until they pay or case goes to trial. Casa de conductor is a necessity as a gringo and those major rental companies we know of do not offer it. This is why OK Motors is recommended and why most of us use them. Just remember if you get into an accident out there, it is actually safer to flee and go to the cops yourself to avoid mob justice.

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2019, 02:22:44 PM »
It sounds like a good deal at first until you realize DR doesn't function like the US. CDW only covers your vehicle. Not any others that are damaged. Not to mention hospital fees or lost wages for anyone you hit. It's always your fault as a gringo. You are also still liable for the deductible. When you pick up your car, they will also tell you you that they may not honor what you were quoted, force you to take on more insurance or scam you when you return the car. Not trying to scare you but all this has happened to people in DR and they have been forced to stay until they pay or case goes to trial. Casa de conductor is a necessity as a gringo and those major rental companies we know of do not offer it. This is why OK Motors is recommended and why most of us use them. Just remember if you get into an accident out there, it is actually safer to flee and go to the cops yourself to avoid mob justice.

Can cosign the above. Been going to DR every summer since i was a kid, and driving with rentals since i was 18. Local trusted rental with full coverage is the way to go. These international rental companies do not work as you are used to back in your 1st world country.

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2019, 06:26:49 PM »
It sounds like a good deal at first until you realize DR doesn't function like the US. CDW only covers your vehicle. Not any others that are damaged. Not to mention hospital fees or lost wages for anyone you hit. It's always your fault as a gringo. You are also still liable for the deductible. When you pick up your car, they will also tell you you that they may not honor what you were quoted, force you to take on more insurance or scam you when you return the car. Not trying to scare you but all this has happened to people in DR and they have been forced to stay until they pay or case goes to trial. Casa de conductor is a necessity as a gringo and those major rental companies we know of do not offer it. This is why OK Motors is recommended and why most of us use them. Just remember if you get into an accident out there, it is actually safer to flee and go to the cops yourself to avoid mob justice.

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2019, 06:41:31 PM »
Not quite right. What Alamo forces you to take at $9.00 a day is TPL. This provides 3rd party liability insurance for damage and injuries. It does not cover damage to the rental vehicle. Full coverage at Alamo costs $30 per day. Some rental companies do not require TPL coverage and let you utilize your credit card insurance. The problem with credit card insurance is that you have to file a claim with your card issuer and it can take weeks to pay. That’s not going to work out well if you have folks on the island that want their money now.



It sounds like a good deal at first until you realize DR doesn't function like the US. CDW only covers your vehicle. Not any others that are damaged. Not to mention hospital fees or lost wages for anyone you hit. It's always your fault as a gringo. You are also still liable for the deductible. When you pick up your car, they will also tell you you that they may not honor what you were quoted, force you to take on more insurance or scam you when you return the car. Not trying to scare you but all this has happened to people in DR and they have been forced to stay until they pay or case goes to trial. Casa de conductor is a necessity as a gringo and those major rental companies we know of do not offer it. This is why OK Motors is recommended and why most of us use them. Just remember if you get into an accident out there, it is actually safer to flee and go to the cops yourself to avoid mob justice.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 06:46:29 PM by Jazzy2002 »

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Re: Driving a Rental Around Sosua
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2019, 06:53:04 PM »
Not quite right. What Alamo forces you to take at $9.00 a day is TPL. This provides 3rd party liability insurance for damage and injuries. It does not cover damage to the rental vehicle. Full coverage at Alamo costs $30 per day. Some rental companies do not require TPL coverage and let you utilize your credit card insurance. The problem with credit card insurance is that you have to file a claim with your card issuer and it can take weeks to pay. That’s not going to work out well if you have folks on the island that want their money now.



It sounds like a good deal at first until you realize DR doesn't function like the US. CDW only covers your vehicle. Not any others that are damaged. Not to mention hospital fees or lost wages for anyone you hit. It's always your fault as a gringo. You are also still liable for the deductible. When you pick up your car, they will also tell you you that they may not honor what you were quoted, force you to take on more insurance or scam you when you return the car. Not trying to scare you but all this has happened to people in DR and they have been forced to stay until they pay or case goes to trial. Casa de conductor is a necessity as a gringo and those major rental companies we know of do not offer it. This is why OK Motors is recommended and why most of us use them. Just remember if you get into an accident out there, it is actually safer to flee and go to the cops yourself to avoid mob justice.

Using credit card insurance in RD 🤣
Sorry I had to laugh,,, worst idea ever even if they do let u do it

What do u think will happen if u got into an accident !!

They will let u go and deal with ur credit card?!!! Nope,,, u are squaring that with them then take the receipt and good luck with ur credit card company lol

FYI, this is from a bad experience that someone I knew went through

 


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