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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 ( 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