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Buy or rent car?!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Buy or rent car?!

1. Posted by kslov (Budding Member, 15 posts) 11 Jan '06 08:04

Hello

Myself and my friend will be travelling the South Coast from Adelaide to WA during April. Not sure how long it will take-guessing around 4 weeks or so with stops.

Would it be better the rent or buy a camper or something like a falcon? I suppose if you bought we could keep it until we get further around the coastal 'loop'-attempting to get all the way around in our year!

If anyone is doing this South coast trip send a mail-be in Melbourne most of March!

Thanks,

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4123 posts) 11 Jan '06 15:01

Keep in mind that most rental companies have a policy that the car cannot be driven on unsealed roads. If you do so and have an accident, the warranty will be voided.

Second hand cars are so cheap now, I'd drop a couple of thousand in a car, flog it (the car that is ) and sell it on when it's no longer needed.

3. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member, 333 posts) 11 Jan '06 22:32

check out wicked campervans seems like a good deal and its a shag-n-wagon