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General => Africa Info & other International Travels => Topic started by: tomrinbellingham on March 07, 2011, 11:04:01 pm

Title: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: tomrinbellingham on March 07, 2011, 11:04:01 pm
I'm coming to Johannesburg on March 17 - landing at JHB at 7am - and need a car until about the 22nd  while getting the bikes ready for our ride Up Africa to Egypt then Germany. Need something that will hold 3 of us and a few pieces of luggage.

Of course, I can rent something at the airport. But someone suggest that I might post this and if some "dog" has a vehicle they can spare for a few days, we could both gain a little on the deal. Airport rental would cost me about $140 US plus fuel for 6 days.  Let me know ASAP or I'll have to reserve something from rental company.

We are all from North America (US and Canada) and we are well past driving like teenagers :angel5:  -- at least we are when driving cars! I have driven on the "wrong" side of the road :) a lot in Ireland, Scotland, and England.

We will be traveling back and forth from Airport to Fourways and Fairland and Bryanston -- all, I think, in or near Johannesburg area while refitting the bikes and getting sorted out for the trip north.

 
 
 


Title: Re: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: Manic on March 08, 2011, 12:15:00 am
If you convert that 140 US into our rands, you cant even buy a back tyre for a bike.

Dont think the guys would run all that risk for 140 US.

Rather rent one bud  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: tomrinbellingham on March 08, 2011, 01:25:06 am
Maybe so. I've let people (motorbike riders and Couchsurfers) use one of my cars for a short time a few times. Maybe there's somebody like me  ::)over there. If not, I'll rent from Thrifty.

I'm coming to Johannesburg on March 17 - landing at JHB at 7am - and need a car until about the 22nd  while getting the bikes ready for our ride Up Africa to Egypt then Germany. Need something that will hold 3 of us and a few pieces of luggage.

Of course, I can rent something at the airport. But someone suggest that I might post this and if some "dog" has a vehicle they can spare for a few days, we could both gain a little on the deal. Airport rental would cost me about $140 US plus fuel for 6 days.  Let me know ASAP or I'll have to reserve something from rental company.

We are all from North America (US and Canada) and we are well past driving like teenagers :angel5:  -- at least we are when driving cars! I have driven on the "wrong" side of the road :) a lot in Ireland, Scotland, and England.

We will be traveling back and forth from Airport to Fourways and Fairland and Bryanston -- all, I think, in or near Johannesburg area while refitting the bikes and getting sorted out for the trip north.

 
 
 



Title: Re: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: XTFREAK on March 10, 2011, 02:55:52 pm
It might look like we are a bunch of D*** heads here but in all honesty, $140 is really a good price and you don't have the hassle of driving somebody else's car around. Rent it at that price as litrally we couldn't even buy a new tyre for that as mentioned before. Should something go wrong with the car while you had it it would be issue to sort out.
Title: Re: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: Rolf on March 10, 2011, 03:04:50 pm
I'd let you use my car but it takes some involvement driving it and would probably use more fuel than you would be able to rent a car for.
Title: Re: Want to let me use your car for a few days?
Post by: tomrinbellingham on March 10, 2011, 09:17:43 pm
 :) Thanks guys. I will book my rental today.