Fancy cruising to Phuket in something sexier than the Yarises at Avis?

Fancy cruising to Phuket in something sexier than the Yarises at Avis? Drivemate (www.drivemate.asia) is basically AirBnB for cars.

They’ve got over 500 vehicles to choose from in Thailand right now. While 90 percent of them might be Japanese hatchbacks for roughly B1,000/day, there are some interesting finds among the sea of metallic gray. Take a last-gen (2012) Mercedes SLK200, for example, which is yours for B12,000/day with unlimited mileage. Like most of the good stuff, it’s located in Bangkok, but then, what are road trips for if not driving?

Of course, renting other people’s cars means you also rent their bad taste, like a late-2000s Toyota MR2 in Chonburi, whose terrible body-kit is made up for by a daily cost of B3,500. Some of these prices include insurance, while others will charge you around B500 extra on top, so be careful before ordering.


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