Renting a car in a foreign country becomes handy when you are in a fixed situation and you don’t have any way out of it. For example, let’s say you’ve been out the whole night, doing whatever you were doing and finally you want to go to your temporary home. Taxis may not be available for you all the time and you might get stuck in your attempt to go home but if you had a rented car, things would have been much easier since you will get home whether there are no taxis or there are.
The downside of having a rented car is that you can’t drive it if you are drunk or too tired especially when you’ve been occupied for a long time. Trying to get smart and doing the impossible without thinking of the dangers will get you somewhere you didn’t want to be at all and sadly there will be no one else to blame but you. Remember that here isn’t your permanent home and thus if anything happens, you will find it hard trying to go past it and staying “clean”.
Another good thing about rented cars over taxis is that with rented cars you have all the freedom you require and can pick up whoever you want to and whenever you wish to do so but with a taxi, you have to think of a number of things. The driver has to get paid and he is also a human being so he can get bored along the way if you are relying on the same taxi. Shifting from one taxi to another can’t be much of a big problem since the rates that are used are the same but maybe what you will have to worry about is the driver himself.
Not everyone is the same and it is not that easy to get good people all the time. For example, will this driver wait for you when you request him to wait for thirty minutes and you somehow take five minutes more? It’s not easy for them too but that’s what you have to think of when you want to rely on taxis rather than rented cars. With taxis, you don’t have to worry about driving licenses or all the legalities so that you can drive a car. All you need to do is pay the money and you will go wherever you want to.
Those are some of the things that you will be forced to think about when it comes to deciding about taxis and renting cars. You have to put money at the top of the list because it has a “language” of its own. You should then out your needs second because they determine which option will be suitable for you and then thirdly you have to think about whether you can drive or not. If you can drive then you still have two options to choose from but if you can’t, only one remains and you will be forced to stick to it.