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Old 17-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #44
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My humble 2 cents worth from my last 15 trips to Perth, WA.

Rent from Bayswater (No birds. haha) - Cheapest and most value for money. Their entire fleet is Toyota Corolla or Yaris-equivalent. But book in advance for better rates and availability. The entire fleet of cars were booked out on my last trip in Dec 2009 during X'mas.

Rent from M2000 - 2nd cheapest and the chain is being run by an asian family who hires a lot of asian students. Easy to communicate. I paid more for a 2 litre Kia Cerato (Black) new car to avoid all the unnecessary hassle of breakdown. 2nd driver with a car mileage of 1200 km clocked when i rented it.

Driving in WA is very enjoyable. Petrol is not as expensive, drivers are very courteous and safe, roads for excellent for straight-line warriors. A lot of pitstops along the way.

I drove to Busselton, rented a place and basically camped out from my base to every part of the southern WA for the next 7 days. Busselton - all the wineries and nearby places/off the road beaches and etc.

To be safe, it is also good to have a GPS and a comprehensive car insurance to protect yourself. Rent a GPS if you need one. Otherwise, just buy 1 from the megamall for AUD105. I think the aussie brand is called Tomtom.

Interesting bit - On the way back, i made a wrong turn off the highway back to Perth and took a very freaking long winding road back via the countryside. Turned out to be a really beautiful and quiet drive between my OC and I. Accidentally passed by the Harvey Orange orchards and farms too.

Drive safe and don't bring the singaporean attitude to aussie!

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