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As per topic, how many of you if without a car, will rent a car over the weekends just to bring family out?

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not for me. ok to travel around via public transport.

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Even with young kids that needs a pram and many barang barang?

 

So can I say, it has to be cost effective then it make sense to rent a car than to take a grab or uber?

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Even with young kids that needs a pram and many barang barang?

 

So can I say, it has to be cost effective then it make sense to rent a car than to take a grab or uber?

 

Do you need all the barang barang?

 

Plan what you want to do.

 

Don't bring whole room out.

 

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Even with young kids that needs a pram and many barang barang?

 

So can I say, it has to be cost effective then it make sense to rent a car than to take a grab or uber?

If you have kids and carry bulky items, it's always good to rent a car.

 

But do check out the best rates in the market.

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Even with young kids that needs a pram and many barang barang?

 

So can I say, it has to be cost effective then it make sense to rent a car than to take a grab or uber?

i would say just rent a car if you think it makes sense to you and your family. no need to be too stressed out about the cost.

 

btw i have 2 toddlers. we use carriers and dont bring pram around. still doable...

 

if 3 kids and with grandparents then car makes more sense.

Do you need all the barang barang?

 

Plan what you want to do.

 

Don't bring whole room out.

 

agreed. my wife is very good at this.

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Rather than rented car, i joined car club. 

 

There is 1 station that's 5 mins away from my place.

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As per topic, how many of you if without a car, will rent a car over the weekends just to bring family out?

 

Some considerations:

 

First, if no car, are you a seasoned driver or hardly ever drive? If the latter, I would suggest you think carefully about whether it would be stressful to have to drive with whole family in tow. Some people might be nervous if they are not familiar, and then if got young kids throwing tantrums (or worse, baby crying), or old folks nagging - it could be dangerous to drive under such condition.

 

If it's only going to one place, and not very inaccessible, then there is not much advantage to rent a car to drive. If it involves going to different places that are out of the way, then driving makes sense.

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Some considerations:

 

First, if no car, are you a seasoned driver or hardly ever drive? If the latter, I would suggest you think carefully about whether it would be stressful to have to drive with whole family in tow. Some people might be nervous if they are not familiar, and then if got young kids throwing tantrums (or worse, baby crying), or old folks nagging - it could be dangerous to drive under such condition.

 

If it's only going to one place, and not very inaccessible, then there is not much advantage to rent a car to drive. If it involves going to different places that are out of the way, then driving makes sense.

 

Just to add on

 

For rental car, there is deposit required and also excess payment even if get into a very minor accident. 

 

Not worth to pay the rental company the extra $$$ even if the minor accident is only few scratches. The rental company

will claim until jialut. 

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It's much like travelling overseas with small kids, pram(pram bag too), hot water, milk powder, like carry FBO go chiong mountain. I also took public transport and taxi to get around. My parents young time also no car. We all take bus with no aircon wait long long for bus too. It didn't stop us from weekend outing.

 

I don't deny having a car make life much easier but it comes at a cost.

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singapore roads very stress. must constantly look out for kayu drivers.

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if you have 5 pax and traveling to a few location (park --> shopping--> meal) then rent a car is more convenience, now they have hourly rental car club scheme at neighbourhood which make it even more accessible. Uber/Grab will take up one pax (the driver).

 

However, if the outing plan is just going to one place, spend a few hours then go home, better to use Uber/Grab.

 

 

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Before i got my current car i'd occasionally rent a car for busy days or long weekends. Mostly i got a car from a big rental firm near my house, very simple just needed to whatsapp them what i needed and when, they had all my details on hand.

 

I also tried Audi's On Demand scheme when they launched it, more expensive but also near my place, very convenient. Was shiok to be the first person to drive their A6, only had 52km on the clock when i picked it up.

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singapore roads very stress. must constantly look out for kayu drivers.

better than MY...

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For me if i don't drive, I would take uber/grab or taxi if travel with young kid it's because UBER and GRAB cannot pick rider with young kid unless you book their travel with kidz car.

 

For me the main concern which i hate the most is to look for parking lot. Some time, take cab is more convenient if you ask me. Eg. parking at CBD or shopping centre will easily cost you > $10 bucks which you can take a cab. 

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Thanks everyone for your comments. It seem like taking public transport is still more viable in Singapore context.

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Even with young kids that needs a pram and many barang barang?

 

So can I say, it has to be cost effective then it make sense to rent a car than to take a grab or uber?

 

Personally, I think no need to rent car. Cuz pram got storage area below and can put all the stuff inside. Then just push the pram everywhere. I haven't really encountered many places where I can't push the pram and got to carry it. Now, you can even push the pram up the bus if you want.

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Thanks everyone for your comments. It seem like taking public transport is still more viable in Singapore context.

Depends on where you go, how many places to go, how many people following you and the load you bring.

Many times having the car can easily solve many problems.

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sometimes it's easier to go by train, as u can go from one place to another when it comes to shopping. If not need to walk all the back just to retrieve the car. 

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sometimes it's easier to go by train, as u can go from one place to another when it comes to shopping. If not need to walk all the back just to retrieve the car. 

 

This one is true. I always take train when going town with my wife and kids, cuz most of the time we can be alighting at orchard but end up at dhoby ghaut before we even know it.

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Rather than rented car, i joined car club.

 

There is 1 station that's 5 mins away from my place.

I used to do that too some years ago. The best thing about car sharing is I get to drive manual cars. Cheap and good. Wife would take the family car out to do her own things. I would use car sharing to drive kids around
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Thanks everyone for their reply. Actually, I have 1 spare car that I don’t use on weekend. So I thought of “renting” it out under LTA private car rental scheme. Then again, I would want to let families who are bringing their kids out to use the car instead of letting those racer boy use the car and hoot like nobody business.

 

Looks like many parents here think that it is not viable to rent a car. Thanks for advice!

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Thanks everyone for their reply. Actually, I have 1 spare car that I donât use on weekend. So I thought of ârentingâ it out under LTA private car rental scheme. Then again, I would want to let families who are bringing their kids out to use the car instead of letting those racer boy use the car and hoot like nobody business.

 

Looks like many parents here think that it is not viable to rent a car. Thanks for advice!

If you have a car, just use it.

Since you are using it on weekdays, then use it for your weekend needs.

No point renting a car then.

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If you have a car, just use it.

Since you are using it on weekdays, then use it for your weekend needs.

No point renting a car then.

I mean I have a spare car to rent out on weekend under LTA private car for hire on weekend scheme. Not that I want to rent a car on weekend to use.
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