Car Rental?

by Arizona Dawn, Friday, January 07, 2011, 22:10 (3471 days ago) @ Craig aka the cruiseship guy

I just want to share an experience that happened to us in P.Vallarta last year. We rented a car for a week while visiting, and weren't far at all from where we were staying. We were making a left turn and a girl turned left in front of us and we hit. We pulled over and she spoke no English, but we didn't think it would be a big deal becuase her car had literally hundreds of dents and it was so old...a heap, to put it mildly. Well, what a mess it turned out to be. They wound up towing OUR car away. The police were involved (she had a brother on the force) and we had to leave all our belongings in the car -- they allowed us to take nothing with us. The car rental place had to take over and get our belongings back, the police even paid a visit to our hotel room but they were not allowed in by the hotel staff thankfully (we weren't there)! The rental agency went to court for us, but we wound up having to pay a LOT of money for this mess so insurance is REALLY REALLY important. It's just not worth taking any chances. It could have been a scam -- those do happen sometimes, but it's better to be protected. We had been in PV 10 or 12 times without any problems at all, and then the one time...when you lease expect it!

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