Looking for a way to get out of town? Steer your browser to these siteswww.avis.co.kr/eng/index.jsp
Perhaps the best place in Korea to enjoy a convertible is Jejudo. Avis’s Jeju branch offers three convertibles: An AUDI TT Roadster or SAAB 9-3 soft-top rents for 320,000 won ($273.50) a day; a BMW 325Ci is 399,000 won a day.
There is even a tourism section about the subtropical island with suggestions of places to see and things to do. A link called “Tour with Avis” features a map with possible driving courses for tours lasting from half a day to four days.
Korean or international driver’s licenses are accepted. The minimum age and driving experience required depends on the car. Some cars can be rented for less than 24 hours. Avis has a rental booth at the Jeju Airport terminal.
Do not let the Korean script on the Hertz Korea rental page scare you off. From the home page, there are links to pages in 10 different languages. In Seoul, cars can be rented at 25 locations, and will be delivered to 30 other cities in Korea. You can check a four-day weather forecast and read tips on road safety and environment-friendly driving.
Cars must be rented for at least 24 hours. A late model Hyundai Sonata costs 71,760 won a day.
One of the largest domestic car rental companies, Kumho also offers long-term leases (up to three years) and chauffers.
All cars are domestic models. A Sonata rents for 92,400 won a day.
Rates are unavailable online unless you input a lot of personal information ― passport number, flight number, e-mail address, phone number. Your best bet is to call (02) 797-8000 to inquire about rates and to find out which models are available.
This rental agency is partnered with Volkswagen’s Korean operation, which means a Beetle or Audi TT Coupe can be yours for around 240,000 won a day. The site is only in Korean. For phone assistance, call 1588-2250.
by Joe Yong-hee
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