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Countries where you've driven a rental car

Old Apr 4, 19, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Badenoch View Post
Adjusting back to North American isn't instant either. When I encountered my first Canadian roundabout after a two-week driving trip on the left side my immediate instinct was enter it in clockwise. Oooops.
After driving in Ireland for a week I came back to New York and went through a revolving door the wrong way.

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Old Apr 6, 19, 7:38 pm
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Canada
US
Nicaragua
Thailand
Sweden
Norway
Poland
Czech Republic
Germany
Austria
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
Italy
Luxembourg
France
Monaco
Andorra
Spain

Driving in Thailand is nothing special. Even if you've never done RHD, it took me about 5 minutes leaving BKK to get used to it. Even driving in Bangkok is absolutely fine so long as you can find parking and don't mind sitting in traffic...

The only places where I absolutely saw no point in renting a car based on driving standards, cost, and other transport options were Manila and Bucharest.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 10:44 pm
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I usually take public transit, uber, taxi, or hire a private car outside of Can/US...

So my list is sparse...
Canada
USA
Sweden
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Old Jul 1, 19, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Canarsie View Post
Here is an updated list on the right side of the road:
  1. United States all 50 of them, including the District of Columbia
  2. Canada
  3. Panama
  4. Uruguay
  5. Egypt
  6. Oman
  7. United Arab Emirates
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Italy
  11. Switzerland
  12. Croatia
  13. Slovenia
  14. Switzerland
  15. Liechtenstein
  16. Bahrain
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Belgium
  19. Morocco
  20. Netherlands
  21. Spain
  22. Andorra
On the left side of the road:
  1. England
  2. Malta
  3. Cyprus
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Thailand
  7. South Africa
  8. Botswana
  9. Swaziland
  10. Mozambique
  11. Lesotho
The list has been updated again to include Chile and the Dominican Republic:
  1. United States all 50 of them, including the District of Columbia
  2. Canada
  3. Panama
  4. Uruguay
  5. Egypt
  6. Oman
  7. United Arab Emirates
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Italy
  11. Switzerland
  12. Croatia
  13. Slovenia
  14. Switzerland
  15. Liechtenstein
  16. Bahrain
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Belgium
  19. Morocco
  20. Netherlands
  21. Spain
  22. Andorra
  23. Dominican Republic
  24. Chile
On the left side of the road:
  1. England
  2. Malta
  3. Cyprus
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Thailand
  7. South Africa
  8. Botswana
  9. Swaziland
  10. Mozambique
  11. Lesotho
Wow I cannot believe I actually drove in 35 different countries...
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:13 pm
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Sri Lanka

1000's of miles in Sri Lanka since 1976 and still to this day..
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:57 pm
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I added the Ireland - Northern Ireland crossing a couple weeks ago. I had forgotten that the UK posts speed limits in MPH. Crossed the bridge at Beleek and it went from 80 to 30...I was like geez, how does anybody ever get anywhere in this town? Then I realized...
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Old Jul 2, 19, 4:01 pm
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  1. Australia - Own car (Home)
  2. Belgium - Driven, not rental
  3. Canada - Own car purchased for a 6 month visit 1981/82 (1972 Dodge Dart)
  4. Denmark - Driven, not rental
  5. England
  6. France - Driven, not rental
  7. Germany - Driven, not rental
  8. Ireland
  9. Kenya - Driven, not rental
  10. Namibia - Driven, not rental. Spent a few weeks touring in a tired mid 1950's Landrover that needed work at the end of each day.
  11. Netherlands - Driven, not rental
  12. New Zealand - Own car (Home)
  13. Scotland
  14. South Africa - Company car when lived there
  15. Sweden - Driven, not rental
  16. USA - Rental & own car purchased for a 6 month visit 1981/82 (1972 Dodge Dart)
  17. Wales


Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
I added the Ireland - Northern Ireland crossing a couple weeks ago. I had forgotten that the UK posts speed limits in MPH. Crossed the bridge at Beleek and it went from 80 to 30...I was like geez, how does anybody ever get anywhere in this town? Then I realized...
80 kpm = 50 mph, so you still had to slow down ^
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Old Jul 2, 19, 7:21 pm
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Mine is pretty short:
Canada (no big deal,except in Quebec (I had trouble with French highway signs)
England (my only time driving on the left...there were no fatalities!)
United Arab Emirates

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Old Jul 2, 19, 7:41 pm
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I've rented cars all over the world bit the most exciting has been in the US Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos. I've had a US style car but driven on the left, UK style, so you are straight up driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 5:18 am
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I have never driven a hire car in another country.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
80 kpm = 50 mph, so you still had to slow down ^
True: it was entering the town from the west. From a country road (on the Irish side) to the very small town street (on the UK side) with shops and the pottery factory and all. Going from 50MPH to 30MPH made sense.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 9:25 pm
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I try to avoid it outside the U.S., but...

All 50 U.S.
CANADA (BC, Alberta, Quebec)
MEXICO (Cabo area only, not ACA, CUN, PVR or MZT)
COSTA RICA
ST. MAARTEN
ARUBA
SOUTH AFRICA (Cape Town)
SEYCHELLES (Mahe and Praslin but not La Digue)
AUSTRALIA (Cairns and Perth)
NEW ZEALAND (South Island)
UAE (Abu Dhabi)
MICRONESIA (Pohnpei but not Kosrae)
YAP
WESTERN SAMOA
GUAM

Maybe half credit on CHILE (Easter Island) for getting a Yamaha Grizzly priced and used like a car.

Europe, Asia (except the UAE) and South America (except the Easter Island thing) still basically have no self-drive car rents over quite a few trips.

In some places like Cambodia and Mongolia, getting the driver along with the car was the way to go.
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Old Dec 30, 20, 6:11 pm
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Old Dec 31, 20, 5:29 am
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Ah, what freedom! I've only just started realising the benefit of hiring cars in foreign places. In my earlier days, I'd be heavily budgeting as a student and would traverse the globe on foot, by plane, train, ferry or cable car.

So, just the UK, Australia, Hawaiian islands (Molokai and Maui), and New Caledonia here.
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Old Jan 6, 21, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
Koreans do the 'no headlamps on at night' thing too but they believe it saves battery and fuel.
Never , ever experienced this in my 150 or so times in Korea !!
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