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Car Rental Agencies

Budget Rent-a-Car, between Polynesian Airlines and the Westpac Bank in the center of town, has cars and jeeps. Rent for six days and the seventh is free. The deductible insurance "excess" for which you are responsible is S$1,800 and you cannot take the vehicle to Savai'i.

Avis and Apia Rentals both have car rental offices on Vaea Street south of the center. Tax, insurance (S$2,000 deductible), and mileage are included.

Blue Pacific Car Hire, at Vaigaga village west of Apia, has Suzuki Samurais (S$2,000 deductible). They'll deliver free if you call.

P. K. Filo Car Rental, at the Harbour Light Hotel opposite the wharf, has also cars (S$1,000 deductible). If you rent for six days the seventh is free. You must leave S$1,000 deposit (or your passport) but you may take the car to Savai'i.

Readers have recommended Funway Rentals, near the main wharf (S$2,500 deductible insurance). They also allow their cars to be taken to Savai'i.

Also check Pavitt's-U-Drive, between the National Hospital and Insel Fehmarn Hotel, and Carolina Rental Cars, just above the Hotel Insel Fehmarn.

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