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Any recommendations for renting a car in Grenada? We are American & used to driving on the right-hand side of the road. Apart from the fact that we will be driving on the left, are there any recommendations about left/right hand drive autos? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have rented a car in Grenada several times and have found that driving on the left is not a big deal, especially when the car's steering wheel is on the right side. You get used to it quickly. There is one little annoying detail - the turn signal lever is on the right. I don't know how many times I wanted to signal a turn and ended up turning on the windshield wipers!

    As for driving in Grenada, the main roads are generally in good condition, but they twist and turn and can be quite steep, especially in the Grand Etang area. Some of the secondary roads are very rough with car-sized potholes. I didn't really care for driving in St. Georges. The streets there are extremely narrow, cars are parked on both sides, and the gutters on the sides are well below the street level. You can do alot of damage to your car if you get stuck in one of them. Also, since there are very few sidewalks, pedestrians use the streets.

    As when renting a car anywhere, always lock it and store your belongings out of sight. Better yet, don't take them along. Last spring, I had my car broken into, even though I had put my belongings in the trunk. A teenager had seen me put my backback in the trunk, and when I left, he broke out the back window and was able to get in the trunk. Fortunately, I didn't have anything of value to him, so he didn't take anything. The rental car company was very good about the whole thing. They even told me that since I didn't have anything of value in the car I shouldn't have locked it. I don't agree with that.

    I'm sorry that my response sounds so negative, but these things are good to know. I'm looking forward to going back to Grenada, and I will again rent a car. Grenada is a beautiful island to explore.

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