Started by Laconian, February 27, 2017, 08:50:47 PM
Quote from: Laconian on January 05, 2024, 12:23:43 PMHave you noticed how quiet Amsterdam is? Given how populated it is, it's a surprisingly low stress city to walk around in. NYC is so much more aggravating by comparison.It's all in how they handle the cars...
Quote from: Laconian on January 05, 2024, 12:43:34 PMYeah diesel is good for cruising and the fuel economy would be nice given how expensive it is to fill up in France. But not six euros a day nice.
Quote from: veeman on January 06, 2024, 01:05:58 AMIs there a way to specify you want a hybrid? I wonder what the surcharge on a hybrid would be.I've found the price point difference when renting a car in Europe to be splurging for an automatic transmission. I always choose to do that now because I'd rather be concentrating on the unfamiliar roads, traffic signage, and driving customs than on getting the gear shifts right.I've found the European car rental places to be weirdly strict about external damage. Before giving you the car they will point out and document every single body scratch including on the wheels and then look for additional body scratches when the car is returned to potentially charge you. For this reason I always get the rental agency supplemental insurance offered. When renting a car in the U.S., I never do that as my own auto insurance will cover rental cars and American car rental agencies don't care about small scratches on the wheels of returned cars.
Quote from: Morris Minor on January 07, 2024, 08:29:38 AMI've got a five week driving tour of New Zealand coming up at the end of next month. This will give us lots of opportunity to brush up on our driving-on-the-left skills.
Quote from: Laconian on January 08, 2024, 10:59:41 AMIs it like riding a bike?