Testimonials


Over 50 positive testimonials!

I recently used the car rental services of Cuenca Car Share. If you need a car during your time here in Cuenca, you should do the same. Juan and David are super nice people. They were so easy to work with and very accommodating to my needs. Call Cuenca Car Share...you will not be disappointed.

Thanks David and Juan. See you again soon,


Nils Dahlin

The travelling Thrillberries just returned from a six-day trip to the Oriente. We rented a 2014 Kia from Juan and David, and could not have been more pleased with the experience. Hassle-free paperwork (five minute check-in, five minute check-out) a fair price with no hidden charges, and a clean, well-maintained vehicle.


Tom

A thank you to David and Juan Carlos from Cuenca Car Share. It is rare to find people who still have enough confidence in their fellow beings to keep their business simple and affordable for those looking to rent a vehicle. Great Vitara, great quality, wonderful experience.


Samuel McLeod

I have rented many times and David and Juan and have always been professional in their service. A couple times I have had a few small problems, but they always have taken care of them. The cars are in excellent shape and always very clean. The prices are very fair and the paper work you need to fill out when renting is simple and uncomplicated. I would recommend using their service for a day around Cuenca or for several weeks to tour the country. This is a top notch operation.

RC Brenner

Cuenca Car Share is your best option here in Cuenca if you're looking to rent a car. Their service is excellent and their prices can't be beat. Highly recommend them.

Maria

I wanted to post a strong endorsement for Cuenca Car Share (www.cuencacarshare.com/). This is a service that rents cars and SUVs by the day or longer. We have used them very frequently over the past year. The cars are well maintained, the prices very affordable (including insurance), and Juan and David (expats themselves) are wonderful to work with. Pick up and drop off is very convenient. We have had nothing but positive experiences. If you need a car, this is where you should go. We have found it to be more flexible and convenient than hiring a driver for day or weekend trips. We have also used them for weeklong trips as well (e.g., to the coast).

John Curtin

I recently rented a car from Cuenca Car Share for a two week road trip around Ecuador. I found Cuenca Car Share to be friendly, helpful, prompt in their response and a very trustworthy car rental company in Ecuador. Juan Carlos Morales and David Korkoian, owners of Cuenca Car Share, to be honest, detail oriented, helpful, straight forward regarding price and able to provide a wide range of car types. I had an overall great experience with Cuenca Car Share. I would recommend Cuenca Car Share for your next car rental experience in Ecuador.

Susan Evans

They really are THE best! We have rented from David and Juan on many occasions...including a quick jaunt to Saraguro 2 weeks ago. Booking is easy on their website www.cuencacarshare.com. Enjoy Ecuador!!! so many great excursions and destinations.

Brenda Langdon

Cuenca Car Share, David and Juan, make the process easy and affordable. Literally rented a car within minutes and was on the open road to explore this beautiful country in a new, reliable car. Thank you David and Juan for your exceptional service.

Chad

My husband Larry and I just returned from the coast. We rented our vehicle from Juan and David at Cuenca Car Share. This is our third rental and there will be many more. They make the process so easy and the cars we've rented have always been top-notch. Thanks for making renting a car such a breeze.

Larry and Beth Gallaugher

Just finished a 2,700 kilometer trip up and down Ecuador. Arrived in Guayaquil and Cuenca Car Share delivered the car to my hotel (they said by noon but it was 3 minutes late-i would deduct a 1/10,000 of a point for that, but that isn't an option available).

Anyway, great car, great service, absolutely amazing pricing and of course a great country to explore. I drove in Quito, Ibarra, Otavalo, Cuenca. I drove coastal roads and roads I can only describe as interstate highways ( just much better condition than in the US).

Don't let any expat group scare you. If you are comfortable driving in the US city you'll be comfortable in Ecuador too.


Hans Mohring

My wife and i just returned from an amazing 3 week trip to Ecuador. We rented a card from Cuenca Car Share and could not have been happier. The car was in almos...t new, in mint condition and performed perfectly through a rigorous drive from Quito to Cuenca to Salinas to Canoa and back to Quito. More importanly, owners Dave and Juan were fantasic to work with. And... they saved us quite a lot of money compared to renting from Hertz! I recommend them without hesitation. Thanks guys!

Michael and Susan McCall

We have used Cuenca Car Share repeatedly. Juan and David are always friendly and have given us great service at fair prices. Recently we drove to Quito in one of their rentals (KIA Sportage), left it there at Quito Airport Suites, and flew back to Cuenca. We enjoyed the drive up there and having the car to explore in and around Quito. It all worked perfectly at exactly the agreed price. They even gave us a free day and free kilometers for the drive to Quito because they needed the car there for another client. We highly recommend Cuenca Car Share for any car rental needs.

Will

I 'd like to recommend Cuenca Car Share. On a scale 1-10, Juan and David score a 10 in the way they made our first experience very enjoyable. The whole process from making a booking to returning our vehicle was easy. You owe it to yourself to give Cuenca Car Share a try.

Neil

Cuenca car share is absolutely an easy and convenient way to rent a car in Ecuador. Our experience was very smooth and the owners took time to point out things, like the police cameras, which can give speeding tickets. We will definitely be renting from them again.

Shanna Hurt

Not that Cuenca Car Share requires any more laudatory comments or recommendations, but my wife and I just used them for the first time for a weekend excursion. They provided a spotlessly clean, low mileage Vitara at a very fair daily price.

They accommodated our pick-up and drop-off times. Confirmation a day or so out, and directions to the pick-up point were clear and helpful (except no house number - but we found it easily). The Garmin GPS could probably use a map update, but other than that, our experience was a breeze and we will definitely use their friendly service again.


Ken and Susan

We rented a car for a week from Juan and David. They gave us a new 2015 Chevy Vitara SUV. Pricing was great and working with Juan and David was effortless. They made it all so easy and having our own car made a big difference in our trip. Highly recommend their service. Thanks Juan and David.

Jeffrey and Ramona

If you need to rent a car, look no further than Cuenca Car Share. I was so frustrated at the high prices charged by Avis, Hertz and the like, over by the airport, that I bought my own car. Shortly afterwards Juan and David started Cuenca Car Share, charging fair prices and providing a great service to the Cuenca driving community.

Terry

My husband and I have now rented twice from Cuenca Car Share and both times had positive experiences. Juan and David make it quick and easy with new cars and minimum paperwork. We had a Kia Sportage for a trip to Vilcabamba and had no problems, even climbing up a steep gravel driveway at our friend's house. And, they give easy directions to find their house to pick up and drop off cars and have a taxi service that will pick you up at their door to return you to your home.

Leita Hulmes

I rented a car from Juan and David for 10 days, and it was very easy and inexpensive. They were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Both gentlemen are professional and courteous. My first visit to make the arrangements took about 20 minutes, and when I picked up the car, it took 5 minutes. The car was clean and the gas tank was full. Everything happened the way they said it would, and I am a very satisfied customer.

Lawrence R. Hamilton

My wife and I recently enjoyed a vacation in Baños, using Cuenca Car Share to get us there; the service Juan and David provide is first-class. The paperwork is straightforward and not overwhelming, they offered great tips in dealing with law enforcement should that opportunity arise (it did not), and having visited Baños themselves, recommended several restaurants for us to check out (none of which I remembered). A GPS Garmin device was included with the car rental, which proved infinitely more valuable than my Google Map directions. During the week I also contacted Juan and David, hoping to keep the car for one additional day, to which they promptly replied that it would be no problem. I am grateful for the service they provide, and absolutely will use them again when the opportunity arises.

Pete Breckinridge

What a fantastic experience. So easy to book on line; just had to fill out a form and submit. Juan and David, the owners, responded to my many emails patiently and promptly. I am not good with computer technology but using Paypal to pay for our rental was super easy. They are so warm and welcoming. They gave us a ride home when we returned the car as it was late and raining. They even came by to retrieve spare keys we had neglected to return. Can't compare this level of personal service to our previous rental experience with Avis here in Cuenca where we had to wait for the office to reopen after 3 PM then struggle with traffic on Huana Capac. We plan on using them again in the future without a doubt. We car-less retirees in Cuenca are lucky to have a business service like Cuenca Car Share.

Patricia

These guys are already receiving great reviews and this is another. Easy process, well maintained vehicle, accommodating management. Overall a great experience. Get your reservations in for Carnival and get out of Cuenca, see Ecuador in a car share ride.

Ken

I recently rented (shared) a car from Cuenca Car Share, and the whole experience was easy and pleasant. Registration was online, and all I had to do was pick up and drop off the car. Juan and David were a pleasure to deal with, and the total cost was very reasonable. It's great to have such a safe and reasonable option if I want to take a trip or have an adventure by car or SUV.

Andrew Staub

I wanted to post a quick recommendation for Cuenca Car Share for anyone wanting to travel from Cuenca. David and Juan are extremely professional, maintain a reliable fleet of vehicles and make the whole process very easy. Thanks again to Cuenca Car Share and the car owners that offer their vehicles.

Ken Dobberpuhl

Absolutely amazing. David and Juan are great. Process was quick and easy. Prices are very economical. And they have a great selection of vehicles. Definitely recommend it to everyone. Vehicles are clean, well maintained and in great condition. Rented the jeep liberty for 2 weeks and went from Jambeli to Ambato, to Puyo and Gualaquiza.


Diego a Patino

We recently rented a car from Cuenca Car Share for the first time and had a great experience. We used one of their cars for 2 days and went to Lake Busa and the waterfalls near Giron and made a trip to the Cajas, all for less than it would have cost us if we had a tour guide. We were also able to run some errands around town which we had been putting off because it would have been too much trouble taking taxis or buses and getting the items packed into the taxi or carry them on the bus. The car was in excellent condition and worked out perfect for what we wanted. The process to rent the car was very easy and Juan and David are a pleasure to work with. We will certainly use them, probably on a monthly basis when our adventuresome side takes over again.

David Morgan

We recently rented a car from Cuenca Car Share for the first time and had a fantastic experience. We used one of the cars for a 4 day period during which we made two trips up to the Cajas, one trip in the lower Cajas and one trip where we ran all over town and did errands. When we received the car it was in excellent condition and worked perfectly for all of our trips. The process to rent the car was very easy and Juan and David are a pleasure to work with. We will certainly use them again when wanderlust hits us.

Mick Mekkelsen

We wanted to take my visiting family on a grand Amazon adventure but wanted the flexibility of going at our own pace. We had heard and read many good recommendations about Cuenca Car Share - and all are well deserved. They made scheduling of pick-up and drop-off very flexible, vehicles were in excellent condition and comfortable. Many thanks to Juan and David. We look forward to using their service again.


Lynnda and David

We recently had a family member come for a visit. We wanted to go to Baños so we rented the Chevy Trailblazer from Cuenca Car Share for four days.

David and Juan were great to work with. Right from the start it was easy to reserve the car, pay the deposit through PayPal and arrange the time of the pickup. When we arrived to get the car, it was ready to go and we were off and running on our adventure.

We ended up running a few hours later than we anticipated for our return. I called to let them know and David & Juan were very accommodating.

This is a wonderful way to enjoy having a car for those times you want to get out of town but you don’t have to actually own a car yourself. David and Juan take care of all of that for you.

We’ll be renting from Cuenca Car Share again, there is still much of Ecuador to explore.


Kathy Knight

Once again our trip was a great success in part to Cuenca Car Share. We rented the Trailblazer and six of us rolled off to the Amazon for four days. The car was clean and ready to go and paperwork was a snap. This is a great vehicle for more than 4 people as everyone faces forward and access backseats is easy as the middle seats fold completely out of the way. We are mobile seniors and even the men had legroom in the back. This car has a V8 engine but can be economical as we went 920 kms. for $65. in premium fuel. We look forward to our next great adventure as the transportation is a no-brainer.

Doug Ham

Want a car but don't want to own one? Need a car for a get-away to the coast, see the gold-mining town of Zaruma, explore the Amazon, or maybe just to run some errands?

Cuenca Car Share is your answer. Far less expensive than local car rental agencies such as Budget and Avis. Extremely simple process to check-out a car.

I needed wheels while my car was being painted. I contacted David and reserved a car. Later, I realized the first day was a national holiday and the paint shop would be closed. No problem, David slid the reservation out one day.

Pickup was a quick and easy process. The car was clean and ready to go with a full tank of gas. Checking the car back in was just as easy. The overall cost was very reasonable and not lined with all kinds of add-on charges like typical rental agencies do.

Cuenca Car Share is an excellent service here in Cuenca.


Dano

We were delighted to use Cuenca Car Share for a weekend trip to Guayaquil for household items. What we saved more than paid for the car! The vehicle, a 2012 Grand Vitara, was in immaculate condition and we were surprised to find both a well-functioning GPS (Garmin) radio and CD player. The owners were a pleasure to deal with, and drove us home! In Cuenca, we don’t find we need a fulltime car, so this gives us just the flexibility we need to do day trips, etc. We have rented cars from commercial companies previously and it was a hassle e.g. a company in Quito claiming a full paint job for non-existent scratches.

We recommend Cuenca Car Share wholeheartedly!


Brenda

Cuenca Car Share is the best! I can't say enough good things about this company!! They took care of everything but my three screaming kids in the backseat (JK).

Really, I think the prices are super reasonable and the service is exceptional. Nice to have American style customer service in Ecuador (you- the consumer, are their top priority). I even returned the car on a Sunday when there are no open car washes and was not required to pay the cleaning fee....with three kids?.... nothing short of a miracle!

When my parents come for a visit, I am renting a car to drive them around the Av. of Volcanoes and Ruta del Sol. They are gonna love it! Now I just have to see if Juan and David would be willing to watch 3 kids for about 10 days or so..... ha ha.


Alicia Erickson

Just completed my third week’s rental through David and Juan’s Cuenca Car Share (three different cars). Each car was clean and pleasant to drive. On several occasions a quick phone call about minor issues (“How do I get this thing out of 4-wheel drive?”) resulted in a fast, courteous resolution. The rental process was straight-forward, honest, quick, and pleasant. I’ve found that Cuenca Car Share provides a great alternative to car ownership for occasional use! Highly recommended!

Bruce

If you want an economical and pain free car rental experience, you won't find any place better than Cuenca Car Share. From the extremely user-friendly website and David and Juan's personable and professional assistance, to the high quality well maintained vehicles on offer, your experience will be smooth and easy and particularly light on the pocketbook. I highly recommend Cuenca Car Share for your next car rental endeavor. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Richard

My wife and I rented a car from Cuenca Car Share and it was very easy and affordable. The owners, David and Juan Carlos are very friendly and helpful. Thanks, guys.

David

My wife and I recently finished a 5-day trip in a Cuenca Car Share car. It had new brakes new interior and rebuilt engine. Needless to say we had no problems on our 1000 kilometer trip. We saved over $150 by not using a national car rental service. Juan and David could not have been more helpful. They even had a GPS unit available to rent for a mere $3. We will be sure to use them again on our second trip to Cuenca. We believe you can't find a better deal anywhere.

Loren and Nancy Kuehne

I just used Cuenca Car Share for the first time. It was a great experience. The car was in perfect shape and spotless. David and Juan made the whole experience effortless. If you want to explore the countryside, on your own terms, this is the way to go and the driving was not near as white knuckle as I thought. They have an assortment of vehicles available. Call them. You won't be disappointed.

John Case

Good service, good car, good price, every promise was fulfilled. Dealing with Juan and David was a pleasure and we will certainly use them again.

Alan Vichert

We want to recommend Cuenca Car Share for anyone needing a getaway. We spent a four-day weekend on the coast and having an automobile (and GPS!) really hit the spot after depending on cabs and buses locally for a couple of months. Juan and David are super helpful and are gratified by helping people have a great time. Try them.

Chris and Linda

Last weekend I needed a break and decided to rent a car and go to Baños, Ambato. I have heard such great things about CCS, and everything was true. Juan and David are a pleasure to work with. Their website was easy to navigate, and the paperwork was right there in my inbox as promised. I especially appreciated their flexibility with pick up and drop off times, as I don't like to drive at night. The prices were also unbeatable. Best part about having a car is that you can stop and enjoy the scenery whenever you want to or need to.


Martha Mays

I would like to recommend Cuenca Car Share, if you need a car for a trip or just have a list of things to get done. This is a great option. Juan and David provide great service. They even rescued me when the auto door locks locked the keys in the car. Look them up.

Claudia Johansen

You can't beat the deal or service at Juan & David's Cuenca Car Share. They are friendly, courteous and accommodating. The car was clean, ready to go on time and our coast adventure with four people plus baggage was efficient and faultless. We are already planning our next getaway.


Doug Ham

I would like to recommend David and Juan at Cuenca Car Share for a great rental car experience. They made the paperwork very easy to do, provided maps and had a very clean and well working car ready for pickup. They also had a recommendation for a bed and breakfast just south of Montanita. They are at the top of the list for car rentals in Cuenca.

Nancy Woods

Wow! This was easy. Thanks to David and Juan for a great rental experience. They were prepared when we arrived. Paperwork was fast. The car was clean, filled up, and ready to go. From beginning to end, this was a great experience, and we will definitely be returning the next time we need a car.

Scott Mungo

We rented one of the great cars that Cuenca Car Share has available, for three days. It was an easy and wonderful experience from beginning to end. Juan and David are very helpful and have started a great service for those that don't want the headache of owning a car.

Shane Stuler

This past weekend, we rented a small SUV (Zoyte - Chinese), for 3 days (rental+fuel and mileage = $135). Had a great time tooling around town and took a drive on Saturday to Gualaceo and Chordeleg with friends. Car was fun to drive, very clean and ran supurbly. Dealing with Cuenca Car Share is very straight forward, no hidden fees, and both David and Juan are great guys to deal with. Recommend them highly when you need a vehicle.

Bard Gale

I highly recommend Cuenca Car Share. The price was less than 1/2 of the other rental agencies. David and Juan are very organized and made it very easy. The car was new and well kept. Also I felt much safer with them. I once rented a car from Austro Car rentals across from the airport and the owner tried to charge my credit card $2,000 illegally under the guise of taking a "deposit". So it was very nice to deal with honest people. I am so glad they started this business.

Marilyn Gale

I'm writing in to give an A++ recommendation to Cuenca Car Share. My wife and I tried them out last week after getting my Ecuadorian driver's license. We wanted to rent a vehicle for a drive down to Vilcabamba with a couple of our friends and had heard others recommend this business.

I can't imagine using any other car rental company after Juan and David made our first rental so simple. I was expecting something difficult and time consuming, never having rented a vehicle in Ecuador, but it was easier than I could have imagined. You just go on-line, pick your vehicle, request the time frames you want and then it's just a matter of putting down a small security deposit and picking up the vehicle once the rental times are confirmed and you're ready to go. If you’re new to getting around on wheels in Ecuador, David and Juan can answer all your questions regarding Ecuador driving.


David and Barb Fern

We were delighted to use Cuenca Car Share for a weekend trip to Guayaquil for household items. What we saved more than paid for the car. The vehicle, a 2012 Grand Vitara, was in immaculate condition and we were surprised to find a well-functioning GPS (Garmin) radio and CD player. The owners, David and Juan, were a pleasure to deal with, and drove us home. In Cuenca, we don't find we need a fulltime car, so this gives us just the flexibility we need to do day trips, etc. We have rented cars from commercial companies previously and it was a hassle e.g. a company in Quito claiming a full paint job for non-existent scratches. We recommend Cuenca Car Share wholeheartedly and are glad to see they have a second vehicle, as we're taking a long weekend on the first!

Brenda Langdon

Absolutely amazing. David and Juan are great. Process was quick and easy. Prices are very economical. And they have a great selection of vehicles. Definitely recommend it to everyone. Vehicles are clean, well maintained and in great condition. Rented the jeep liberty for 2 weeks and went from Jambeli to Ambato, to Puyo and Gualaquiza.

Diego a Patino

Cuenca Car Share is the best deal on personal transportation in Azuay Province. I’m convinced of this. If you need a vehicle for a day trip, personal shopping, or a weekend vacation to the coast or Quito, getting a car from David and Juan at Cuenca Car Share is a no brainer, especially when you consider that rentals from companies like Avis here at the Cuenca airport can cost as much as $100 a day. We recently had friends visiting from the US, who used one of Cuenca Car Share’s two vehicles for a trip to Giron. The car, a 2012 Grand Vitara, was immaculately clean, in perfect condition and decked with a CD player, radio, and GPS. And while our friends had the car, we got to ride in it, too. An SUV, roomy on the inside, with a smooth ride, but not so large as to be difficult to maneuver on unfamiliar roads. It was perfect. And not only was the car amazing, but Juan and David were a delight to work with. They went out of their way to be sure our friends had everything they needed, including local maps to supplement the GPS. You, too, could be renting a vehicle from Cuenca Car Share for a mere $35 a day, plus 7 cents per kilometer and IVA. (They also have a weekly rate of $225.) Cuenca Car Share is your key to the open road in Ecuador. Contact the folks at this great company by email at CuencaCarShare@gmail.com or by phone at 098 380 0162. You’ll be glad you did.

Kathy McCullough