4x4 or car for Grand Cayman?

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Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:17 AM
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4x4 or car for Grand Cayman?

Hope to head to Grand Cayman in the spring to check out the snorkeling and will be staying near 7 mile beach.

Is $550/week for 4x4 worth it in terms of getting around the island, finding other snorkel sites over standard car rate for $350/week?

Appreciate suggestions for lower car rental rates.
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:07 AM
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John,

You definitely do (NOT) need 4WD for GC. All the snorkeling spots can easily be reached via a regular car. We find the cheapest we can that has a/c, thats about it.
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 10:07 AM
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I agree with Scott. No need for a 4wd on GC. The jeeps are a lot of fun but if you want the AC get the car.
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 10:54 AM
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Thanks =D>ScottB, and bh188 for your most helpful replies!!!
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 02:10 PM
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The other thing to consider is the high cost of gas on the island, now at about US$4.70/gallon. Go for the car with good gas mileage!
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Sep 23rd, 2005, 04:32 AM
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Much appreciate the $)gas info. CaymanSue
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Sep 25th, 2005, 07:48 AM
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save on gas
walk around george town
check out the new craft market and the amazing cayman sea salt booth with the sailing ship
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Sep 26th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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Reply to repcruise,
Thanks for sharing your G.C. itinerary suggestions.
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Sep 27th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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Ah, but at least it is US$4.70 per Imperial Gallon (20fl oz to teh pint, not 16).. that's more like US$3.75 per US gallon... small mercies

Mind you, it is a small island.. you'd struggle to use more than $10 worth of gas in a week anyway !
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Sep 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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OK Tom, but when I was on the island for 5 weeks (May-June) I was using my hosts' Ford SUV and could only make 3 trips to GT before spending CI$45 to fill up the tank. Go for the smaller car with better mpg.
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