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leasing a car in Singapore

Postby Diana May » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 9:25 pm

Moving to Singapore late this spring, can someone tell me what it might cost to least a small car in Singapore? Is there such a thing as weekend rentals? and what would that cost?

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Postby GaryLee » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 1:15 pm

well... your try www.budget.com.sg. Have fun in singapore.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 1:19 pm

I used this firm to rent an SUV for a vacation in Malaysia. I found them very competitively priced and the service was good.

http://singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic40801.html

Weekend rentals are possible. Rental rates here are significantly steeper than the US, probably because of the taxes associated with getting a car. Prices vary with the model and length of time required.

Singapore idea of customer service: If you want to bring a car back on a public holiday, you cannot, and will be charged for an extra day.

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 1:34 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I used this firm to rent an SUV for a vacation in Malaysia.

If you're going into Malaysia on a longer trip, it's considerably cheaper to cross the border into JB and rent there, as cars and petrol are (literally) half price -- a S$200 rental in Sing is RM200 in Malaysia, and that S$2 litre of petrol is RM2 in Malaysia. I've used these guys once:

http://www.hawkrentacar.com.my/

Their office is walking distance to the Causeway and they're nationwide, so you can eg. pick up your car in JB, drive up to Penang, drop it off at the airport there and fly back.

And no, you can't rent a car in Malaysia and bring it into Singapore for a longer period, because otherwise everybody would do that. :cry:
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Postby jockney » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 2:35 pm

I hire from ORIX on a long term deal here in Singapore and I wont say anything publicly, but if you want details I can send them in a PM/Email.
I wont be renewing when the deal expires in July anyway.

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Postby keepitreal » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 3:26 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I used this firm to rent an SUV for a vacation in Malaysia. I found them very competitively priced and the service was good.

http://singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic40801.html

Weekend rentals are possible. Rental rates here are significantly steeper than the US, probably because of the taxes associated with getting a car. Prices vary with the model and length of time required.

Singapore idea of customer service: If you want to bring a car back on a public holiday, you cannot, and will be charged for an extra day.


If that's not an advertising plug, what is?

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Postby Jeppo » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 3:32 pm

keepitreal wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:http://singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic40801.html



If that's not an advertising plug, what is?


I believe it's what's called a "paid ad". If you look at the ads on the pages here you'll notice that one come up fairly often.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:09 pm

Our banner advertisers, as part of the banner advertising package are allowed a sticky forum advertisement as part of the package. As these are then paid for messages, it is also why we do not allow regular posters to advertise. Why have someone paying for the advertisement if they were allowed to advertise in the forum threads for free?

Also, if you hadn't noticed, read the signature line on the link that was provided.


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