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How much is car hire in Egypt?

How much is car hire in Egypt?

Old Sep 5th 2006, 5:34 am
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davidjones
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Default How much is car hire in Egypt?

I want to travel round Egypt a bit. How much am I likely to be able to
get the cheapest smallest car for?

I would probably be hireing it in Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh. I would
want it for 7 to 14 days. I am willing to barter, and take a risk of
mechanical breakdown.

Thank you for any help.
 
Old Sep 6th 2006, 9:33 am
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Jp
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    > I want to travel round Egypt a bit. How much am I likely to be able to
    > get the cheapest smallest car for?
    > I would probably be hireing it in Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh. I would
    > want it for 7 to 14 days. I am willing to barter, and take a risk of
    > mechanical breakdown.

Believe me, you don't want to drive a car in Egypt. Second, you are willing
to take a risk of a mechanical breakdown, but how about a traffic accident
(your fault or not) or the reaction of the people after you hit a child with
"your" car?

Regards, John.
 
Old Sep 7th 2006, 11:08 pm
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davidjones
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Default Re: How much is car hire in Egypt?

JP wrote:
    >>I want to travel round Egypt a bit. How much am I likely to be able to
    >>get the cheapest smallest car for?
    >>I would probably be hireing it in Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh. I would
    >>want it for 7 to 14 days. I am willing to barter, and take a risk of
    >>mechanical breakdown.
    > Believe me, you don't want to drive a car in Egypt. Second, you are willing
    > to take a risk of a mechanical breakdown, but how about a traffic accident
    > (your fault or not) or the reaction of the people after you hit a child with
    > "your" car?
    > Regards, John.

Why not? I have driven in Morroco, Serbia and Greece and had no
problems.

I have heard about having problems after hitting people in some
countries, that you are likely to get linched rather than prosicuted.
It is not something that worries me over much, as I take every care to
NOT go around hitting children.

If I do hire a car, is it recomended that you drive off after a
possibly fatal trafic accident, as I have heard is the advice in india
for example?

Thanks for the input.
 
Old Sep 8th 2006, 7:03 am
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Gerald Oliver Swift
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Default Re: How much is car hire in Egypt?

    >JP wrote:
    >>>I want to travel round Egypt a bit. How much am I likely to be able to
    >>>get the cheapest smallest car for?
    >>>I would probably be hireing it in Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh. I would
    >>>want it for 7 to 14 days. I am willing to barter, and take a risk of
    >>>mechanical breakdown.

You can hire a car in Egypt for ca. 175 Euros per week including CDW.
Do a search on Google.

Regards, Gerry.
 
Old Sep 8th 2006, 7:23 am
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Jp
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Default Re: How much is car hire in Egypt?

    > If I do hire a car, is it recomended that you drive off after a
    > possibly fatal trafic accident, as I have heard is the advice in india
    > for example?

That's what I heard, yes. Advice is to drive off, and try to find a police
station. Never experienced it myself though.

Regards, John.
 
Old Oct 2nd 2006, 1:42 pm
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Dr. John
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You have to be very careful. I have been living and working in Egypt for 25 years. To hire a car call Mr. Eid Kamal in Giza. He is completely honest (a rarity) and will help you with everything you need. He can be reached at 20123169095.
 

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