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WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

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WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

I see that someone else previously posted about this car rental, and I would like to reiterate the warning not to use this company. My husband and I were recently in Belize, and rented a Jeep. About 2 days after we got the car we started having trouble starting the car. We had a jump it several times, then finally were unable to do that. The rental shop found a mechanic to look at the car, and it was decided that a new battery was needed. Unfortunately, we had to pay for the battery, though we were assured that if we brought the receipt we would be reimbursed. The car continued to have issues, even with the new battery. Luckily we only had to waste about half a day working on the car, but it was a constant source of worry for us, which no one wants to deal with on vacation. Needless to say we have not been reimbursed, and they are now unresponsive to any contact we try to make with them.

Don't be fooled by the discount here, it's NOT worth it in the end.

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121. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Go with Crystal Auto Rental. They returned my phone! I left the phone in the car when I returned it. They called me at my hotel (after giving me a ride back to the hotel) to tell me they had it. I was able to swing by on my way to the terminal.

I was very impressed with service. Thought we could navigate on our own, but called them after an hour on the road requesting a GPS unit. They had us set up in no time. And, their off-airport office is worth the visit...its a mini-museum.

- I was in Belize 28 May -4 Jun 2017

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Benque
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122. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Flames Auto rental in Cayo takes the award for dishonesty.....

There are so many reports and info about clients being billed for false damages its a wonder they are still allowed to operate.

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Cayo
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Yarmouth, Canada
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123. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

I am only seeming this after choosing NOT to rent with them. I had a no idea If the person couldn't read or what, they kept getting my request wrong. over and over. It wasn't worth the hassle to even try. I didn't feel I wanted to give them my credit card info.

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124. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Do not use this rental company - your life depends on it! We rented an SUV from them to travel to San Ignacio and the rusted back wheel FELL OFF as we were driving! We were so lucky not to be going very fast and therefore not injured! The company says we shouldn't have been on that road but they actually gave us a map to our destination. The company refused to give us our money back even after sending us an email that said they were sorry for giving us an old, unsafe vehicle.

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San Ignacio
Cayo, Belize
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125. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Budget rent a car Belize airport requires you to buy full coverage even if you are covered by your credit card

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126. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

What company was this with?

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127. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

your report does not say what car company not to rent from.

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128. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Melony, I believe this person is literally talking about the company known as "Belize Auto Rental" or "Belize Car Rental." If you are interested in getting a car, I recommend Crystal Auto Rental, based on my personal one-time experience.

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Indian Springs...
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129. Re: WARNING: Belize Auto Rental/Belize Car Rental

Crystal is the only way to go. Excellent vehicles, great service, great extras. I rented from another company once, but never again. Never a problem with Crystal after 10 rentals.

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