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Rental car - Suzuki SX4 vs. Daihatsu Terios

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Rental car - Suzuki SX4 vs. Daihatsu Terios

We are planning to drive a lot during our 9 days on St.Lucia in February 2011 to explore the island. Is 4-wheel drive of Terios obligatory (and for what areas / destinations) or is high ground clearance of SX4 (2-wheel drive) enough. We will stay 4 days near Soufriere and 5 days near Micoud. The cost for both models are almost the same.

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1. Re: Rental car - Suzuki SX4 vs. Daihatsu Terios

If you're planning to do any hiking in the interior, I recommend the Terios - the roadways to the trailheads are brutal. The roadway to Anse Chastanet is also quite bad however I have seen van buses negotiate it, so the SX4 would probably be ok there and in most other areas.

Edited: 17 December 2010, 14:46
2. Re: Rental car - Suzuki SX4 vs. Daihatsu Terios

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3. Re: Rental car - Suzuki SX4 vs. Daihatsu Terios

I always try to have a Daihutsu Terios. Although it is true that you do not need four wheel drive on normal roads, I like the extra ground clearance you get with a Terios. The speed bumps on Cap Estate are very high, and I have been in a normal car (taxi) which bottomed on the bumps. Also, I always feel better with the extra clearance on the track down to Anse Chastenet, or Anse Lavoutte. Once, by mistake, I took the old track down to Anse Cochon, and there was no way you could do that in a normal car.

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