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Old 04-05-2019, 10:01 AM   #616
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Wanna ask a noob question.

Can we use the phone as GPS in Perth or Australia in general? My Aussie colleague said that we cant touch the phone at ANY time during driving or stopping. Is this true?

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Only partially true, depends on what state you are in, for perth can answer/end call, as long as you put the phone in a cradle/car phone holder fixed to windscreen, at the right side of windscreen above vent holes, as can not obstruct the view. Last time when in melb was touching hp screen while at traffic stop, the police beside me just looked and then drove off when light turned green. In SA also same.

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Old 09-05-2019, 03:32 PM   #617
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Thank you so much for the reassurance. I'll remember to bring those mobile phone holder with suction.

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Old 09-05-2019, 04:27 PM   #618
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Thank you so much for the reassurance. I'll remember to bring those mobile phone holder with suction.

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Make sure to pull over and park your vehicle if you want to change destination in your GPS.

from : https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Rules-Pena.../Mobile-Phones

GPS may be used by a driver whilst driving if no touch of the keypad or screen is required.

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:38 PM   #619
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Hi all

i will be heading to perth in early sept this year..
including me, there are 7 adults, 1 infant and 1 toddler.
most likely there will be 6 big luggage...
there are 3 drivers...
what combi you think work best? im thinking of getting a SUV + a 8 seater.. is it overkill?

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:36 AM   #620
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Hi all

i will be heading to perth in early sept this year..
including me, there are 7 adults, 1 infant and 1 toddler.
most likely there will be 6 big luggage...
there are 3 drivers...
what combi you think work best? im thinking of getting a SUV + a 8 seater.. is it overkill?

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Not overkill, you'll be spoilt for space and your passengers will be more comfortable, considering an infant and toddler will occupy a full seat each..
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:01 AM   #621
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Hi anyone rented corolla hatch before, is the boot space enough to fit 1 big and 2 small luggage?
I rented... 1 big one small max
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:02 AM   #622
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Not overkill, you'll be spoilt for space and your passengers will be more comfortable, considering an infant and toddler will occupy a full seat each..
Thanks Beano! You are always helpful. Cause it's a little expensive.. so was hoping if can get something cheaper without serious compromise of comfort.

Thinking of the following combo also
1. Kia carnival + Toyota corolla
2. 2x suv

What do you think?
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:02 AM   #623
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intending to rent from no birds, do you guys think it is better to buy the zero excess at around $100 from them, or just rely on my travel insurance, which covers up to $2000 excess?
I used my travel insurance (from credit card). Abit hassle but okay. Knocked a kangeroo
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:06 AM   #624
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Thanks Beano! You are always helpful. Cause it's a little expensive.. so was hoping if can get something cheaper without serious compromise of comfort.

Thinking of the following combo also
1. Kia carnival + Toyota corolla
2. 2x suv

What do you think?
I think just rent 2 estima enough
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:17 AM   #625
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I think just rent 2 estima enough
thanks! i will think about it..
oh.. bayswater rental they cant collect and return at different location?
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Old 17-05-2019, 11:24 AM   #626
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I rented... 1 big one small max
+1 we put our second big luggage on the backseat instead.

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Old 17-05-2019, 03:23 PM   #627
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Thanks Beano! You are always helpful. Cause it's a little expensive.. so was hoping if can get something cheaper without serious compromise of comfort.

Thinking of the following combo also
1. Kia carnival + Toyota corolla
2. 2x suv

What do you think?
I think 1) is a better choice, because if you choose 2x 5 seater car, 1 of your adult need to squeeze between the 2 car seats, or if you choose to separate them, still 2 adult with 1 car seat is quite squeezy behind..
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Old 17-05-2019, 09:34 PM   #628
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I think 1) is a better choice, because if you choose 2x 5 seater car, 1 of your adult need to squeeze between the 2 car seats, or if you choose to separate them, still 2 adult with 1 car seat is quite squeezy behind..
thanks beano! decide to go with kia 8 seater + rav4. drive something different there. haha
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Anyone know what time the car rental in Perth airport close? Will reach there at 12 midnight.

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Anyone know what time the car rental in Perth airport close? Will reach there at 12 midnight.

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Rule of thumb is, as long there are flights, rental co. wouldn't close..
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