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Countries where you've driven a rental car

Old Nov 14, 17, 2:04 pm
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On the right side of the road:
United States
Canada
Mexico
Costa Rica
Oman
Lebanon
Iceland
Poland
Czechia
Spain
Portugal
Andorra
Puerto Rico
France
Germany
Italy
Switzerland
Aruba
Saint Martin
Sint Maarten
Saint Barthelemy
Liechtenstein
Italy
San Marino
Austria
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Belgium
Netherlands

On the left side of the road:
Cayman Islands
Jamaica
Antigua and Barbuda
Great Britain
Ireland
Malta
Cyprus
Australia
New Zealand
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia

Craziest place to drive: LEBANON, especially close to Syria.
Most relaxing place to drive: Antigua and Barbuda
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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:55 pm
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RHD manuals:
UK
South Africa
Thailand

LHD manuals:
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Italy
France
Spain
Portugal
Monaco
Liechtenstein
Argentina

LHD Automatics:
Canada
USA
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Old Nov 14, 17, 6:03 pm
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Interesting question. I had to think about it.
Canada (home)
US
China (did not see this one on another list here)
Vietnam
Sri Lanka
Italy
France
Switzerland
Portugal
Spain
Greece
Australia (left side)
Costa Rica
Belize
Bermuda
Mexico
I did not realize that my list was so long until I wrote it down.
As a side issue I hold two driver's license (besides the IDP) for Canada and China while my girlfriend has 3: Canada, Australia and China. So we have everything covered.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by etch5895 View Post
Some rental car companies will tell you not to, due to the rates of theft. In theory, I guess if you did, you might end up being liable if the car were stolen. But it varies by rental agency, or it did.
^ That makes sense. I guess i get where they are coming from.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 6:29 pm
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- USA - drove a convertible mustang and a 4WD that could fit another car in it...don't see why you need so much space!
- Australia (Left-side) - use to live here
- New Zealand (Left-side)
- Japan - drive there about 5 times a year - love it - the roads are almost always perfect
- Spain - chaotic - but surprisingly safe in it's own way
- Italy - similar to Spain
- France
- Netherland
- England - quite close to the way they drive in Australia
- Ireland
- Germany - easy to drive, autobahns are excellent as long as you keep calm
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:15 am
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USA
Mexico
Canada
Grand Cayman
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Hungary
Austria
Germany
Australia
New Zealand

-mvitale

Last edited by mvitale; Jan 23, 18 at 8:23 am Reason: The country is Austria, not Vienna! :)
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Old Nov 17, 17, 12:04 pm
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USA (Home): So many interesting drives,
- Mt Washington (Scariest - steep gradient, very very very windy, low visibility, no guardrails).
- Road to Havasu Falls Trailhead (Loneliest - probably saw one other vehicle in ~60 miles).

Canada
- Banff, easily my favorite drive in Canada

St Thomas/St Johns

St Lucia
- Lost my way finding trail-head to the Pitons and ended up on a very steep & narrow road. Had a hard time turning my car around.

Belgium

Germany
- Once in a tiny Fiat 500. The max speed I could get to was only 130 kmph. It felt like the steering wheel would come off if it pushed it any more!
- Got a large Nissan SUV next time and managed to get to 180 kmph but on the Autobahn it felt exactly like
(skip ahead to 5.10).
- Favorite drive was through the Black Forest region.

Austria
- Pretty cool tunnels, Arlberg Tunnel (~14km) is the longest one I've been through.

Switzerland
- Furka, Grimsel & Susten mountain passes - amazing drives

Lichtenstein

Greece
- Didn't drive on the mainland, but only on Santorini (first smart car rental).

Iceland
Did the Ring road. Next time, planing to do the F-roads.

India
If you can drive there, you'll probably be fine anywhere else in the world.

Nepal

Oman
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:50 pm
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Just the US, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. And Japan, if the go-kart tour in Tokyo counts. Adding Iceland to the list next year.

The most fun I had was NZ. I was fortunate enough to have a manual transmission Mini Cooper, that little go kart was so much fun on the windy roads, I could have just done that all day and skipped all the touristy stuff.

Driving in Canada always seems weird to me. I have to go to suburban Toronto for work every now and then, and everything is so similar yet so different. It looks just like suburbia USA, with the same wide roads, same retail chains, etc. Couldn't tell the difference in most places, yet everything is in metric. When driving in NZ or Ireland, it's so obvious you're in a foreign country, but I always have a brief moment of "I'm in the U.S., why the hell are the speed limit signs in km/hr?" until I realize I'm in Canada.

Sorry Canada, I love you guys, but you really are the 51st state. Although I'd rather we be the 11th province
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Old Nov 18, 17, 12:46 am
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Old Nov 21, 17, 12:00 pm
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Drove in -
UK (Home)
France
Belgium
Holland
Cyprus
Spain
Greece
Canada
Australia
Qatar
Thailand
Italy
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Old Nov 21, 17, 5:33 pm
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The US and Saudi Arabia...though it was a friend's rental in the latter.
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Old Nov 21, 17, 7:59 pm
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Not too many on my list so far:

USA (home)
Canada
Japan
UK (near London and also northern Scotland)
Republic of Ireland
Germany
Australia
Greece
New Zealand
South Africa
Swaziland
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Old Nov 21, 17, 8:06 pm
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Relatively few:
Chile (Easter Island)
France
Spain
United States
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Old Nov 22, 17, 5:44 pm
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Cars owned have been both manual and automatic. I actually enjoy driving a manual. All of the rentals have been manuals.

US (home)
Mexico (own car, friends car, rental)
Germany
French Polynesia (Moorea)
Chile (Easter Island)
Costa Rica
Spain
Portugal

Originally Posted by stut View Post
Portugal (scratched it up pretty badly but got away with it)
LOL!! Spain for me on the last trip - in parking garages. No charge either.

Most interesting foreign driving experience - Mexico in the late 1980s. On that trip I learned to drive a manual transmission in the mountains of Michoacan and then a few days later was driving in Mexico City when it was the largest city in the world.
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Old Nov 24, 17, 5:59 pm
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Looking at my list...

USA (home)
United Kingdom
Ireland
France
Italy
Switzerland
Germany
Czechia
Australia
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