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Old 16-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #151
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SUVs have the ability to stack the luggage on top of each other.. i'm quite sure its sufficient.

Yup, but problem is that all those bags & luggage will be expose to the 'public'.




Do they have the Nissan X-trail available for rent in Australia now? If so, it would be an ideal budget SUV for those who need space and dont want a fuel guzzler. The 2nd row is rather spacious and the 3rd row which is only suitable for young children can be folded down to give ample luggage space.
Yup, they do have X-trail BUT depends on your luck...

It is difficult for the companies to guarantee a specific model, usually it is subjective to availability.
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Old 17-08-2016, 02:58 PM   #152
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Usually the rental coys say "equivalent", some will mention "exact model" those are gty

Do they have the Nissan X-trail available for rent in Australia now? If so, it would be an ideal budget SUV for those who need space and dont want a fuel guzzler. The 2nd row is rather spacious and the 3rd row which is only suitable for young children can be folded down to give ample luggage space.
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Old 17-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #153
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Maybe for e.g if you wanted an X-trail, the equivalent would be Outlander or something?
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:14 PM   #154
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Maybe for e.g if you wanted an X-trail, the equivalent would be Outlander or something?
Well I was suggesting the Xtrail in reply to MadPrince's post in case he/she prefers to rent an SUV.

True the rental companies will probably say that the Outlander is the equivalent of the Xtrail but personally I find the boot size and comfort level is quite different across the compact SUV class vehicles. E.g. Madza CX5 probably gives the best driving experience but it is not exactly comfortable for the passengers given that the 2nd row is rather 'tight'. Same will apply to the Outlander. For me the best alternative to the Xtrail for passenger comfort and ample luggage space is the Honda CRV. No real experience with European cars though..
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Old 20-08-2016, 10:08 PM   #155
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just came back... they gave me Pajero instead of Kluger. Boot space is tiny as with any 4WD. There were 6 of us, so we made use of one of the 3rd row seat to put our luggage as well when we collected the car at the airport. It was pretty cramped for the person in the 3rd row.

When going back, I got my uncle to help out by sending 2 pax in his car to the airport so that we can put down the 3rd row and put the luggage instead.
Hi. Can I check if the boot space of your rental Pajero is like this? Enough for 2 check-in luggage rite?

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Old 20-08-2016, 11:21 PM   #156
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Thanks everyone for the adv and suggestions! Driving in WA is indeed pretty awesome. Q5 was the perfect car to soak up the miles! Can't imagine doing it in a saloon. Aussie drivers are very courteous.

Parking in the city is super expensive. $5/hr �� else where was usually free.

Got to agree aussie driver are really courteous.. very good driving habits, signal, giving way etc Can hardly see any cars lane changing even on highway. Everyone are driving orderly.
Unlike driving in Sg...
*tips- best day of the week to fuel up is Monday! cheapest of the week!!
Price diff can be like 0.12 cent compare to other days.

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Old 21-08-2016, 05:16 AM   #157
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Not really, for WA, the cheapest day of the week is Wed.. before it peaks from Thurs to Sun..
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Old 22-08-2016, 09:02 AM   #158
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Not really, for WA, the cheapest day of the week is Wed.. before it peaks from Thurs to Sun..
Quite a few people (especially the lower end workers) get their wages paid on a weekly basis. No prizes for guessing which day they get paid...
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Old 24-08-2016, 03:54 PM   #159
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Hi. Can I check if the boot space of your rental Pajero is like this? Enough for 2 check-in luggage rite?

no leh..the boot space is TINY. i just barely managed to put 2 luggage (24inch) at the back - standing, side by side. Too fat, then the door can't close. I had 6 adults, so I ended up having to put one luggage on the seat.
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Old 26-08-2016, 10:36 AM   #160
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i reserved a toyota tarago, dunno boot big enough for 2 luggage.
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Old 26-08-2016, 12:57 PM   #161
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i reserved a toyota tarago, dunno boot big enough for 2 luggage.
I think you put 5 luggage also no issues..
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Old 28-08-2016, 07:13 PM   #162
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Hi guys,

i will be traveling to perth with a group of friends (7-8 ppl)

Any recommendation for car model/where to rent car.

Able to fit about 7pax luggage.
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Old 29-08-2016, 05:55 AM   #163
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Hi guys,

i will be traveling to perth with a group of friends (7-8 ppl)

Any recommendation for car model/where to rent car.

Able to fit about 7pax luggage.
2 options

1) Toyota Commuter bus




2) 2 large SUVs..
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Old 29-08-2016, 11:09 PM   #164
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2) 2 large SUVs..
With 8 pax, 2 normal sized cars may also be adequate if there isn't very much luggage.
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Old 30-08-2016, 06:04 AM   #165
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With 8 pax, 2 normal sized cars may also be adequate if there isn't very much luggage.
The guy was saying 7 pax luggage, i assumed 7 pieces..
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