The most popular
models representing the mini, compact, and economy car segments in Papeete-Tahiti are: Ford Ka, Toyota Aygo, Chevrolet Matiz, Hyundai Atos, Kia Picanto, Ford Fiesta and others.
a budget hatchback, it is definitely worth saving on insurance deposit (franchise). Deposits on small cars in French Polynesia vary from 100 to 1.000 euro/dollars. Check the rental conditions of each car in your selection to find a vehicle with a minimum deposit.
If your routes
in French Polynesia are foreseen to pass through hilly areas or mountains, it is not recommended to consider very small cars for rental. Their engines are usually insufficient for a confident driving on the roads with long or steep climbs.
At the rental office
in Papeete-Tahiti, consider to take a 'Breakdown Assistance' package or ask an officer for a contact data to use in case of a vehicle breakdown. Cheap cars are sometimes unpredictable in operation.
of the rental invoice, please check that all the information, as well as the final payment amount do match the data in your voucher.
OrangeSmile.com wishes you a safe and great trip to Papeete-Tahiti!
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