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Old Jul 18th 2002, 1:46 am
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Do the car rental outfits in Australia (Melbourne in particular), hire out cars with drivers, at an extra cost? Does this work out economical compared to engaging a cab?

Thinking of avoiding driving in a new place, on the other side of the road, at least when I visit for a holiday-cum-scouting trip, later in August.

I would be thankful for your ideas/suggestions.

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 4:21 am
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Australia cars drive on the same side of the road as UK.

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 5:20 am
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We drive on the left here you know.........never heard of a car rental firm hiring a
car with driver......that doesn't mean they don't of course........but Melbourne is
easier than most places to find yourself around anyway.....this is Australia not
USA.......you wont have a problem. Rob

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 6:36 am
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.. unless you're trying a hook turn for the first time that is ...


Originally posted by Robert Edwards
We drive on the left here you know.........never heard of a car rental firm hiring a
car with driver......that doesn't mean they don't of course........but Melbourne is
easier than most places to find yourself around anyway.....this is Australia not
USA.......you wont have a problem. Rob

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 6:59 am
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Hi Thomas,

I have heard of firms that hire out cars with drivers,
but I've always referred to them as taxis!!!!!

(sorry-couldn't resist)

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 9:20 am
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I wasn't going to mention that...didn't want to scare him too much.

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 9:49 am
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hi im in the uk at the moment and currently unemployed, but if you would like to pay my flights and expenses out to melbourne ill gladly drive you round for your holidays, i do know the area quite well, and it would beat sitting around here waiting on visas.
oh well it was worth a go i suppose.
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Old Jul 18th 2002, 10:21 am
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In <[email protected]> Thomas wrote:
    > Do the car rental outfits in Australia (Melbourne in particular), hire out cars
    > with drivers, at an extra cost? Does this work out economical compared to
    > engaging a cab?
    >
    > Thinking of avoiding driving in a new place, on the other side of the road, at
    > least when I visit for a holiday-cum-scouting trip, later in August.
    >
    > I would be thankful for your ideas/suggestions.

You write via Britishexpats, but I guess you're not British because Oz drive on the
same side of the road as the UK and a Brit would probably have used the term "car
hire" rather than "car rental". So let's assume you currently drive of the right-hand
side of the road.

Don't be afraid. Give it a go. Millions of Brits rent cars in the US and enjoy the
experience even if they were initially apprehensive about driving on the 'wrong' side
of the road. You quickly get the hang of it.
 
Old Jul 18th 2002, 11:20 am
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You forgot to mention the trams too Robert

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 1:20 pm
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And they have shiney Holden Commodores with auto transmission - just like a big
go-kart. Except when I went to Melbourne I ended up going the wrong way and end up
out in the sticks - too busy messing with the cruise control!

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    > In <[email protected]> Thomas wrote:
    > > Do the car rental outfits in Australia (Melbourne in particular), hire out cars
    > > with drivers, at an extra cost? Does this work out economical compared to
    > > engaging a cab?
    > >
    > > Thinking of avoiding driving in a new place, on the other side of the road, at
    > > least when I visit for a holiday-cum-scouting trip, later in August.
    > >
    > > I would be thankful for your ideas/suggestions.
    >
    > You write via Britishexpats, but I guess you're not British because Oz drive on the
    > same side of the road as the UK and a Brit would probably have used the term "car
    > hire" rather than "car rental". So let's assume you currently drive of the
    > right-hand side of the road.
    >
    > Don't be afraid. Give it a go. Millions of Brits rent cars in the US and enjoy the
    > experience even if they were initially apprehensive about driving on the 'wrong'
    > side of the road. You quickly get the hang of it.
 
Old Jul 18th 2002, 2:34 pm
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look stop telling him its easy im on a for a nice few weeks hols here shaun
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Old Jul 19th 2002, 1:18 am
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Pete, Rob, Shaun, Boband all others out there -

Thanks guys. I got out of my phobia and should be able to enjoy my hols (withou Shaun). Pete (Bones), the taxi thing was a good one, so was the tram. Hehehe.

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Old Jul 19th 2002, 7:26 am
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damn i had me bags packed ready, oh well have a good one and maybe if you do end up in the melbourne area we might catch up with each other oneday.
all the best shaun and lor
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Old Jul 19th 2002, 10:20 am
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Have a great time Thomas, I'm sure you will!

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    > Thanks guys. I got out of my phobia and should be able to enjoy my hols (withou
    > Shaun). Pete (Bones), the taxi thing was a good one, so was the tram. Hehehe.
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    > Cheers
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