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Old 01-06-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Renting a Jeep

Hi everyone! Before I ask my question I just want to say that I have been lurking on this board for a while and finally decided that I should join. I am coming to PDC 01/29 for a week and staying at the Grand Mayan. Friends of ours have a time share there. We plan to spend a lot of time in PDC though.

Which leads to my question: There will be 6 of us and we were thinking of renting a jeep because it is so expensive to rent a large enough vehicle to transport all of us. How safe would a jeep be and does anyone have a better idea? The guy organizing the trip is quite set on renting a vehicle, so not renting one is not a possibility. We plan to tour around and visit some ruins and other sites of interest and that is why we are renting a vehicle.

Thanks!!
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Old 01-06-2005   #2 (permalink)
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Jeep is my transport of choice down there... but I don't know how comfortable it will be for 6 people, 4 is pretty crowded. Jeeps aren't absolutely necessary unless you are going WAY off the beaten track, like to Punta Allen. Most of the beach roads are crushed limestone and full of potholes, but nothing that prevents normal car traffic
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I sincerely hope you didn't drink all the tequila since I will definitely be having some when I am there!!

Thanks for the advice about the jeep. I was thinking that it would be too small for the 6 of us. I would end up being on someone's lap all the time and although that may be fun for the guy whose lap I was sitting on, it may not be much fun for me.
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We rented a jeep through Hertz online. We had to go to their office just up from the ferry give them the CC info then we were taken to get the jeep off of 307. It was painless. We had the jeep for 15 days and it cost around $480 we did not get the insurance even thought it has been posted that If you use a platinum visa that your insurance is inluded by using the card.
Theres NO way six people can fit in the wranglers but I guess you could squeeze in the frontiers or something like that. Having a jeep is the way to go becasue you can go anywhere you want and that freedom is terrific.
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