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Old 24-10-2016, 01:04 PM   #181
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Just booked a Camry from Avis through Vroomx3.com.au at Melbourne airport.

Anyone with any experience to share? The excess part seems quite confusing though and very pricey as I'll going for 11 days.
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Old 24-10-2016, 01:16 PM   #182
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Actually rented from Avis, fuss free. Collected the car and gone in 5mins
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Old 24-10-2016, 01:22 PM   #183
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Any forummers opted for the Wi-fi hotspot?

Not very sure how it works but it seems pricey. Will it be better to just guy a sim card in Melbourne?
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Old 24-10-2016, 10:15 PM   #184
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Just booked a car from Hertz for 4 days at 170 AUD.

Cheapest I found when comparing with all those that can pick up directly at the airport.

Bought insurance from tripcover - 40 AUD so works out to be 210 AUD in total.
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Old 25-10-2016, 06:26 AM   #185
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Any forummers opted for the Wi-fi hotspot?

Not very sure how it works but it seems pricey. Will it be better to just guy a sim card in Melbourne?
Maybe just get a couple of SIM cards and tether.
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Old 25-10-2016, 01:30 PM   #186
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Any forummers opted for the Wi-fi hotspot?

Not very sure how it works but it seems pricey. Will it be better to just guy a sim card in Melbourne?
Can use starhub happy roaming. Check out the thread on data roaming in Australia

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Old 26-10-2016, 11:39 PM   #187
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Can use starhub happy roaming. Check out the thread on data roaming in Australia
wow thanks! never knew got such a plan. Sounds great.

Any lobang to loan a GPS for Melbourne? Seems very ex to rent from the car companies.
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Old 26-10-2016, 11:49 PM   #188
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wow thanks! never knew got such a plan. Sounds great.

Any lobang to loan a GPS for Melbourne? Seems very ex to rent from the car companies.
No prob.
Google map will be good enough.
U may want to save down offline area just in case there is no internet coverage.

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Old 27-10-2016, 12:41 AM   #189
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Will be going Perth in chrismas period, rentals are insanely expensive due to holiday season.
Also, can only rent from the big names in airport since all other places are closed.

Going for a roadtrip south of Perth, probably covering some 2500km in 9 days.

Would like to get help for a couple of things.

1. Need to get GPS or not?
2. Ideal to get full cover from Hertz or not? I think it's 30++ AUD per day to reduce everything to zero and inclusive of single car accidents too?
3. How are young drivers subcharged calculated?
4. If me and another friend driving (both 24), how will us be charged?
5. Anyone tried just putting 1 name and two person share while driving? (Can probably save 150 this way)
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Old 27-10-2016, 06:21 PM   #190
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Will be going Perth in chrismas period, rentals are insanely expensive due to holiday season.
Also, can only rent from the big names in airport since all other places are closed.

Going for a roadtrip south of Perth, probably covering some 2500km in 9 days.

Would like to get help for a couple of things.

1. Need to get GPS or not?
2. Ideal to get full cover from Hertz or not? I think it's 30++ AUD per day to reduce everything to zero and inclusive of single car accidents too?
3. How are young drivers subcharged calculated?
4. If me and another friend driving (both 24), how will us be charged?
5. Anyone tried just putting 1 name and two person share while driving? (Can probably save 150 this way)
1. Not really. Google maps is more than adequate.
2. It's up to you. It's expensive, but gives you piece of mind. Cheaper options include using third party excess reduction insurance but if there is a claim, you'll need to submit the claim to the third party separately.
3. It's up to the rental company. From my understanding, it's related to higher risks as perceived by the rental/insurance companies.
4. Check for the additional driver charge. It's usually a few dollars per day.
5. It's a grey area, but in the worst case, in the event of an accident, the person not named may not have insurance coverage.
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Old 27-10-2016, 08:56 PM   #191
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you can chat with online if you have any queries @ Vroomx3.com.au

Vroomx3.com.au is not a car hire company, hence the provide you with 3rd party insurance underwritten by Allianz

that's what i been told ......
"standard excess is AUD4000. they will block the amount withhold on the card if something happen *touchwood*. if nothing happen to the car it goes back to the credit card. If you have a damage you will receive documents to log a claim to the insurance."

Just booked a Camry from Avis through Vroomx3.com.au at Melbourne airport.

Anyone with any experience to share? The excess part seems quite confusing though and very pricey as I'll going for 11 days.

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Old 27-10-2016, 10:46 PM   #192
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Just came back from perth wanted to rent a car from avis but unfortunately i forgot to bring along my singapore driving license and was stopped from renting in the end have to rely on plan B
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Old 28-10-2016, 05:04 AM   #193
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Just came back from perth wanted to rent a car from avis but unfortunately i forgot to bring along my singapore driving license and was stopped from renting in the end have to rely on plan B
Omg, how did you forget?
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:49 AM   #194
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Omg, how did you forget?
do we need to go AA convert our driving license as well?
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:51 AM   #195
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do we need to go AA convert our driving license as well?
Singapore driving license in English. No need IDP.

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