The car is very convinient, roads are good, driving is not difficult ( if you are not driving in the center of Limassol or Nicocia as trafic jams are everywhere). But mind: Cyprus is LEFT side driving. Those who are "right sided" may experience some problems first. I get used to it every time after 20 minutes of driving, but I have to think all he time how I drive. Cypriots though know this and they are rather tolerant to our driving mistakes:) Have a safe drive!
Some tips .
If you think that the only problem in Cyprus is driving on the left, you are badly informed about this topic. In general, people do not respect other drivers. They do not obey the rules and do not follow them. There is danger on the road where you less expect it. Not only Cypriots are bad drivers, those who are not used to driving on the left are also to blame. I thought at first they do not understand what a traffic light is for, but the problem is bigger than that. Be careful!
When renting a car, check if the speed indicator is in kms or miles. Some traffic signs are still in miles on highway.
In some gas stations you are to serve yourself on Sundays. Be aware that new bank note in 5 euro are not acceptable by automatic payment machines.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You might want to ware swimming shoes as the beaches are not sandy and in some places swimming shoes may be helpful.