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Anyone rented an exotic in Argentina?

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by E_Man, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. E_Man

    E_Man Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2008
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    Traveling there next week for business and pleasure. Never been before. Yes I know the economy and the political situation doesn't look good at all. Thinking of renting a F car or Porsche and seeing the country side? I hear there are parts of Argentina with no speed limits? Anyone done this before?
     
  2. Hugh Conway

    Hugh Conway Karting

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    Not sure where you are going but there's a speed limit everywhere I believe (or at least where I've been which was a fair bit of it but not much close in to Buenos Aires). In rural argentina (or at least my experie of much of it, haven't been in a couple years but I can't believe given politics things have gotten better) there's next to no enforcement, but the roads are quite often crap - broken pavement, gravel, generally horrible for driving in anything other than an SUV. I wouldn't want the hassle of being in an F-Car or P-car
     
  3. E_Man

    E_Man Formula Junior

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    I'm going to B.A. Hmmm... not exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. barabba

    barabba Formula Junior

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    you'd better keep a low profile while you are there....
     
  5. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ

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    BA is fine. It's not as fine as Beverly Hills of course but there are some nice cars around. Not worth renting an exotic though if you will be in BA.
     
  6. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Uruguay is much safer for that & the roads are much better

    No idea where you'd rent one though

    I can put you in touch w someone if you want to rent a race car down there

    Of course there plenty of fun to be had in BA without a car LOL
     
  7. Hugh Conway

    Hugh Conway Karting

    Jul 24, 2012
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    I'd say more fun to be had without a car and without having to drive, cabs and drivers are cheap and the wines quite nice;)

    It's a big city, if you stay in some of the neighborhoods - Recoleta, Palermo - everythings copacetic. Other parts... not so much. Watch out for pickpockets/petty crime.
     
  8. E_Man

    E_Man Formula Junior

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    Thanks guys. It will be my first time to South America. Staying at a nice hotel in Recoleta then traveling to Punta del Este in Uruguay. No race car needed.. But it sounds like it should be off to the races :)
     
  9. jlonmark

    jlonmark F1 Rookie

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    I just returned from BA. What a great time. The only thing I didn't do was go to the Juan Miguel Fangio Museum- which is outside of BA. Oh well, next time.
     
  10. ferr9000

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    Next time you are wellcome to Chile,a lot of exotics cars and pretty nice places to go and visit.
     
  11. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Miami is the most beautiful South American city LOL
     
  12. Finitele

    Finitele Formula 3

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    The exotics in BA have a VW badge on them ...
     
  13. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    SMART cars, Minis, & Audi TTs are exotic in BA
     
  14. Joegnsx

    Joegnsx Formula Junior
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    You may want to reconsider the exotic car idea in BA. I was mugged for my watch about a year ago on a Sat morning in a busy tourist area.... You may want to avoid attention.
     
  15. E_Man

    E_Man Formula Junior

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    It's been almost a year now since I travelled to Argentina and like most have said here, driving an exotic in this part of the world is NOT a good idea. If someone offered me one for free I would turn it down because its the equivalent of putting a bounty on your head.
    We did rent a car and drove from BA to Rosario, Santa Fe, which was around 200-300 miles. I didn't see one police car the entire time, but its not just the police you worry about there.
     
  16. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Good advice, I wear my place Casio & try to stay low profile in SA

    It's not Miami
     
  17. Finitele

    Finitele Formula 3

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    When the Hubster and the Slutmobile are in Miami that is when things get serious!
     

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