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Here are some Ecuador car rental rates as of August 2009.

Warning:  You may be asked to sign two blank credit card vouchers, one for the rental fee and the other as a security deposit, and authorization for a charge of as much as US$5,000.   The unused vouchers will be returned to you when you return the car.

Be careful when dealing with some smaller agencies and always check the amount of the deductible on the insurance which may be up to US$4,000.

See more warnings about Ecuador car rentals below.

Here are the Ecuador car rental rates.

AVIS:

Mazda sedan   $86.40 a day including tax and insurance with no mileage charge.

Yaris sedan     $122.90 a day including tax and insurance with no mileage charge.

4 x 4  Vitara 3 doors  $ 98.40 a day including  tax and insurance with no mileage charge.

4X4 Grand Vitara  5 door $132.90 a day including  tax and insurance with no mileage charge.

HERTZ

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Hertz has no compacts or sedans.

Hertz has the 4 x 4 Suzuki Terios Mini SUV  at   $ 117.20 plus 12% tax plus  basic insurance of $7 a day or upgraded insurance at $15.  Hertz also charges for mileage over  appx. 100 miles (150 km) a day.

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BUDGET RENT A CAR

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Budget offers the compact Nissan Almera  at $ 80.42 including tax and insurance. and free mileage with a minimum three day rental.

4 x 4   Grand Vitara  is $106.42 including tax and insurance. and free mileage with a minimum three day rental.

SIMON RENT A CAR

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Offers a compact Chevrolet Aveo  for $56.20 a day including tax and unlimited mileage plus 6.00 + 12% tax  a day for basic and medical insurance.

They have a 4 x 4 Rodeo $75.72 at a day including tax and unlimited mileage plus 6.00 + 12% tax  a day for basic and medical insurance.

Note these important facts for all rentals.

You must:

Have a credit card.
Have a drivers license that is valid for two years
Be 21 years or older
Have a passport or resident card (cédula).

You may be asked to sign two blank credit card vouchers, one for the rental fee and the other as a security deposit, and authorization for a charge of as much as US$5,000 may be requested against your credit card account. The unused vouchers will be returned to you when you return the car. Be careful when dealing with some smaller agencies and always check the amount of the deductible on the insurance which may be up to US$4,000.

We hope to help you when you visit Ecuador… from buying a home to renting a car… and we recommend when you rent a car,  get one with a driver.

Low local labor costs in Ecuador mean DYI does not make sense here. Get a drover… help create employment…. enjoy your trip more… be safer and perhaps save money.

You can get more details from
Luisa Cordova Pino, operation manager at Columbus Travel
Phone/Fax (593-2)2528051,2551984
Direct Line: (593-2) 2226612
Mobile: (593-9) 9709356
US TOLL FREE: 18774367512
Skype: luisa.cordova.pino
Columbustravel: columbusecuador.com
Haugan Cruises: www.haugancruises.com

Gary

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See more warnings about Ecuador car rentals here.