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Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

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Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Hi, we are going to visit to Zimbabwe and have a trip from Harare around the country. We are googling for rent a car which has 4X4 and an automatic transmission, but see very few options. Is it really so hard to find this one in Harare? Please, can somebody recommend one or two good reputable places in Harare where is possible to find such a vehicle?

Many thanks for every tip and advise.

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

When are you planning on going to Zimbabwe or are you back already. Iam currently trying to find reviews about Zimba Car hire as I am planning to hire from them. Check them out and let us know!

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

I just returned from Zim having rented a CRV AWD from Zimba for two weeks. The vehicle, AWD not a 4WD, was in good condition and perfectly fine for gravel/dirt roads as well as highways as we criss-crossed the country. Zimba folks were great; very responsive in answering questions and entirely honest. Couldn't ask for a better local car hire service.

Brian

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3. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD)?

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4. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

AWD vehicles send power to all 4 drive wheels only when needed in, for example, muddy or slippery conditions. Mileage is generally better vs.full-time 4WD vehicles. for most "tourist" driving, AWD will do fine.

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5. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Real 4x4s have diff locks and low range

Mfuwe
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6. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Depends on where you intend on going. It is not just the 4 wheel drive, but the suspension too.

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7. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Hi

Can anyone offer the web link to Zimba Car Hire please? I presume they have a website?

If not, some other contact details would be great

Many thanks

Vancouver, Canada
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8. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

http://zimbacarhire.com/

or find them through classifieds.co.zw -- that's where I found them originally.

Bristol, United...
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9. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

Thanks very much for the links Brian, much appreciated

Harare, Zimbabwe
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10. Re: Where to hire car 4X4 with an auto transmission?

I am sure this is too late now but please check out www.luckybean.co.zw for a wide range of vehicles (including auto 4 x 4) at competitive rates