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Driving and getting a car in Brazil

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1. Posted by koldewn (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

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Hi there all!

I'm planning a trip with a friend to Brazil this feb and march. Both surfers I figured we'd get a car and cruise from place to place. You know when waves get bad, you need to be flexible... but has anybody ever bought, rented or even driven a car through Brazil and is this advisable..? I can imagen this not the be the easiest country of all...
but if anybody has a tip with regards to places to get a (second hand) car, insurences, experience on the road, etc... it would be greatly appreciated!

Happy travels and planning :)

Niels

2. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 11y

for sure its going to be a rough roadtrip. theres the r2 , the road which ┬┤goes from the south to the north of brasil mostly along the coast. But the road is very frequented by trucks and usually they dont break. its supposed to be dangerous when stopping and even while driving because the road isnt good and people drive fast. lots of accidents every day. though i didnt drive on that road yet, so u should ask somebody else too.

take care , moritz

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Hey,
I met loads of people who rented cars in Brasil, Its an excellent idea gives you some independance although the busses are pretty fantastic anyway!
Beware of CRAZY brasiliera drivers though

have fun and learn a few useful petrol phrases before you go eh?

mim

4. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

For me is affordable you can rent a good car and driving south to north you'll have a lot of beatiful spot also in rio !

Of course you must have a international driving licence and take care but if didn't take risk it's ok and in 5 days you'll understand how it works!

Good luck and look for big kahuna!!!

Beppe