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1. Posted by rockstar33 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

I am going to be in new zealand at the beginning of the year, and will be there for 2 months. I was thinking the best thing to do about transportation was to buy a cheap car, then sell it right before i went home. Is this a common thing to do, or does anybody know about doing something like this?

2. Posted by tjj19 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

hey there,
yep this is a common thing for people to do but then you have to worry about selling it again in a hurry before you leave.
I would personally do this in the north island but hitch-hiking is safe and often good fun for the south island.

the problem is that if you get a cheapy it might break down and cost you more than its worth which would be a hassle.

How much have you got to spend?

oh yer hint for some good NZ beats be in Wanaka for Rippon Festival first weekend of feb- best time you'll have in NZ, have a look at website

3. Posted by rockstar33 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

im not sure how much i will have, its the last leg of my trip. but i dont want to be in a position where i am stuck with a car that i cant sell. i guess i have a little time to think about things. thanks for the advice and i will check that website out for sure, those festivals are always fun!

4. Posted by mitti (Inactive 22 posts) 9y

Think you should consider renting a car with someone like A2B (www.a2brentals.co.nz) really cheap and fully insured and if it breaks down... well.. it's not your problem

Have fun

5. Posted by mitti (Inactive 22 posts) 9y

And by the way.... there's a lot of cheap car and camper rentals in and around the biggest cities... and if you have a camper you don't have to worry about accomodation either