Rental Car Bali

Jul 22nd, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Rental Car Bali

Looking to rent a car in Bali. Any Ideas? Might be to expensive?
I've had a driver the two other times I visited. Just seems like It would be more fun
to explore and get hotels along the way.
Not have to worry about driver.
zoso is offline  
Jul 22nd, 2016, 07:30 AM
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I wouldn't rent a car in Bali - you've seen how they drive. I'd be worried about hitting someone on a motorbike!

And hiring a driver, you don't need to worry about the driver - they know Bali and have places to stay inexpensively (or free with extended family members).
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Jul 22nd, 2016, 08:51 AM
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I did rent a car one time for a drive up to the north.... Wish I had continued to use a driver-- lack of road signs, poor roads, etc.

I would not do it again...

Cost is about equal
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Jul 22nd, 2016, 06:47 PM
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zoso, I agree that having your own car would give you more flexibility (and it's not too expensive), but I think the negatives outweigh the positives.

Traffic regulations are loosely interpreted; driving customs incomprehensible; swarms of undisciplined and unpredictable motorcyclists -- both local and foreign -- are everywhere; parking is complicated; and driving after dark is downright dangerous. If you should have an accident, even if it's not your fault, you could be in for a world of hurt under the murky legal system.
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Jul 25th, 2016, 04:10 AM
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Hire a driver. Not expensive, support the locals. Bali traffic is crazy.
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Jul 25th, 2016, 08:43 PM
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Thank you all!
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