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    Default Long Term Car Rental

    So, my '91 Montero finally kicked the bucket.

    I've been renting a 2001 CRV for $500 a month. I was told, from someone on here, that I am paying too much.

    We're only staying another 10 months, so I don't really want to buy something.

    Should I be looking for a better deal? Where can I get a better deal? I don't want to pay anymore than I already am, but something a little newer and bigger would be nice.

    If I find a good enough deal on a nice car, I'd be looking to rent from November until next August.

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    10 month left = 5000 usd
    5000*45.10 = 225k

    I think you can easily by a CRV or Rav4 98~2000 around that price.

    40k more and you have your own CRV
    http://emarket.do/anuncio/vendo-crv-...html?results=1
    *I do not own this vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IEatTravelnCode View Post
    10 month left = 5000 usd
    5000*45.10 = 225k

    I think you can easily by a CRV or Rav4 98~2000 around that price.

    40k more and you have your own CRV
    http://emarket.do/anuncio/vendo-crv-...html?results=1
    *I do not own this vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IEatTravelnCode View Post
    10 month left = 5000 usd
    5000*45.10 = 225k

    I think you can easily by a CRV or Rav4 98~2000 around that price.

    40k more and you have your own CRV
    http://emarket.do/anuncio/vendo-crv-...html?results=1
    *I do not own this vehicle.
    I know. But then I am the owner of a crappy old, rode hard, SUV. It'll fall apart, I'll have to fix it constantly, buy tires, insurance, matricula, and then have to try to sell said crappy old car.

    Now, if anything goes wrong I just hand it off to the rental dude.

    You're not wrong though. It is $5k I'm throwing away.

    Oh, and the important part. I don't have an extra $5-6 thousand at the moment, and I only got $1,000 for the ol' Montero. So, I'm broke too.

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    Why not get a driver that has a nice car? I'm not a "car guy" at all and would be at the mercy of any mechanic. With a driver, it is his responsibility to keep it working, find the destination and, at times, it gives a semblance of security. Also, it is a savings for the many days we don't need a car. It just seems so much easier and stress-free.

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    We need a car every day. My wife goes to work, and my kids go to school.

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    If you are on the north coast go see Gary at Spankys in Sosua. He has about 6-8 cars and is MUCH cheaper than the big name guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyexpat View Post
    If you are on the north coast go see Gary at Spankys in Sosua. He has about 6-8 cars and is MUCH cheaper than the big name guys.
    Thanks Gary, I'll go see Gary

    Gary, should I talk to Gary about renting a car or buying a car. What kinda business does Gary of Spankys do?

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    I don't know about Sos˙a, but in Puerto Plata taxis charge 150 pesos in most of the city. Even with going to work and school, round trip, that is 600 pesos a day or 3000 for a five day week. With the tasa at 45, the work and school trips are under $70 US a week.

    Wouldn't that be much cheaper than $500 a month rental, especially if you don't have to pay insurance, fuel, etc?

    Also, my taxi driver likes having a regular customer, and discounts the charge per trip in order to guarantee himself daily customers.

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    To have a reliable car at you disposal for under $17 a day and not have the hassle of insurance, maintenance, plates etc seems kinda reasonable to me. And as you stated you don't have to try to sell it once your gone.

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