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    What car did I finally rent?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    Do you need a car in San Diego? NO, public transportation is efficient.

    I finally rented Buick Century in Budget rent a car agency not to drive around San Diego but... over 11,500 miles around the West and the Southwest of the USA.

    Why just at Budget? Hmmm... Linda's son helped me a lot. He called to many rent a car agencies and I finally chose Budget because of the best price (they gave me a good discount). I was looking for a comfortable midsize car with unlimited mileage with possible driving to Canada (I was going to drive at least to Vancouver).

    My Buick Centry
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel

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    Puttin' on the Ritz

    by b1bob Written Mar 17, 2003

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    We then met Sean at his National City office where his customer, Mr. Gary Cooper, was waiting with a limousine to take Sean, Debbie, several colleagues or Sean's from work, to Qualcomm Park for the ball game. This was the first time I had ever been in anything like a limousine in my life without somebody important dying first. The limo was a black Lincoln Continental. It could seat as many as 9 people comfortably and still have room for a bar and 2 T.V.'s. It was easily 30 ft. (9 m.) long.


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  • You MUST have a car here!

    by Shadownlite Updated Feb 26, 2003

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    You can drive to San Diego and throughout California but it is best to fly there and then rent a car.

    It is a 'driving culture place' and if you don't
    have a won't be able to get around as easily if at all!

    The best way to get around would be by car. It is definately a 'driving culture' place. They have a trolley system but it is not very extensive. The buses take hours to get places that take only 15 minutes by car! Rent a car and you can go anywhere!

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  • That would depend on where...

    by AnneKLM Written Sep 7, 2002

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    That would depend on where you're coming from, of course!
    Get a car - please! :-)
    San Diego is a very big city, and to be able to get around you really need a car. While there is some public transportation, it's not very convenient.

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  • Car required!

    by Srechko Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I had a car and I had no problems getting around. Not beacause I am an excellent driver, but because it is very difficult to get lost. There is one main highway (No. 5) that goes from Tijuana through downtown in direction of L.A. and it is one orientation. The other one is ocean. I was also impressed by quality of roads, how easy is to find what you are looking for. They have great signs.
    I only had to pay for parking in downtown, and it was around $5 - whole day.

    Torrey Pines

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    Fly, bike, sail, or drive.

    by mlewis234 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Ok, San Diego does not have good public transport. Unless you're staying with friends or family, I highly recommend renting a vehicle. If you have an ok budget, try the major rental car companies

    Or if you want to save money and don't mind driving a beater, try Rent-A-Wreck. 4400 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115. (619)223-3300

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    Is to fly into to Los Angeles,...

    by Sprucebeer Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Is to fly into to Los Angeles, rent a car and drive from there. This way you can drive along the coast and take in the spectacular view.
    Driving is the best way. Driving is fairly easy if you come from anywhere in North America. I didn’t experience any of the road rage we always here about in the news.

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  • I believe that the best way to...

    by caribbeankid Written Aug 24, 2002

    I believe that the best way to get to San Diego is to drive.
    If you drive you will be able to see many cool places and you can travel anywhere at anytime.
    The best and almost only way to get around is to use a car or other motorized vehicle.

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    The best way to get around in...

    by MicaelaN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The best way to get around in San Diego is by renting a car. There's not many taxi's in San Diego and the only ones that I know are down town. You can call for a taxi but I'm not sure what they will charge you.

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