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Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

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Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Hi, next month i'll go to Chiang Mai. I know the best way to travel would be walking or on a motobike but..... I really want to rent a car, a vm beetle, for i'm a beetle fan and we don't have any old beetle in China...... Anyone can give me an advise? Will be so appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Hi,

You will be very lucky to find a VW Beetle to rent !

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2. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

You need to understand that locally manufactured cars have a huge cost advantage over similar vehicles that are fully imported.

Whilst I can understand your preference, it makes no economic or business sense to go against economic reality.

From time to time foreigners dream of business ideas that make no sense, such as renting out Jaguars (given that good rental companies will come and swap your car if you break-down they would need to have spare for ever one they rented!)

This is more their pet fetish in action rather than good old commonsense.

Grab a Honda or Toyota and enjoy Thailand.

Edited: 7:13 pm, March 10, 2013
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4. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

A new VW Beetle in Thailand cost roughly B3million/US$100,000. I doubt many rental companies will offer them.

Old beetles are quite rare and probably requires alit of maintenance so the odds of finding a rental is probably slim to none.

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5. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

When you see the traffic in Chiang Mai I doubt you'll want to rent any car but in any case you won't find a beetle.

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6. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Hi,

I was informed by my hotel staff (10 March 2013) that I could get a rental car for about 1200BHT per day. But I dont know about beetles (a fan myself) nor can I recommend where to try. Sorry...

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7. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Dorf, we rented our car from Journey in Chiang Mai, they have an ad in the maps you pickup at the airport. We paid 1000baht a day for a new Toyota Vios, they have cars starting from 900baht per day.

It is not difficult driving around Chiang Mai and well worth hiring a car so you can explore more. Here is the link to their website with all their prices.

Cathy

http://www.journeycnx.com/luxury_cars.php

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8. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Just a side note, if you do plan on going out into the mountains, rent something with a 1.5l engine or bigger. I have a friend who has the 1.2l Nissan Almera, and she struggled to get it up the roads!

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9. Re: Want to rent a beetle in Chiang Mai~~~

Can't help respond but to this post ! Andy 52 I don't suppose you might be a owner or past owner of a beetle?! (LOL)

A lovely romantic idea but personally would never trust a beetle in our own country (having been a past owner) let alone thailand. I am not sure how far you fancy travelling but would not fancy the stress of relying on a beetle. You can get red bus like taxis-which will take you to where you need. I Also agree on above post if going up mountains (Doi Suthep) would want a car I would rely on- breaks!

Love the beetle to pieces but wouldn't want it to ruin a holiday or a days sight seeing.

Enjoy Chang Mai it is one of our favourite parts of Thailand.

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