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Getting about in PP

Post by KHurr » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:09 pm

I am in my early 60's and have never driven a motorcycle scooter, etc. and have not been on a bike in ages. I may try a bicycle when there is nobody else on the road :oops: . This means I will likely need to live within walking distance of some markets, etc. and I will have to rely on Tuk tuks. I do not want to own a car in PP. So here is my initial, introductory dumbass noob question. Why not buy a second hand tuk tuk? The advantages seem obvious. Looks like it would be fun. Has anybody ever seen a expat driving a tuk tuk or know of any that drive them for personal transportation?
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Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 pm

I've seen the odd foreigner driving one. Those Indian Bajaj Autorickshaws are being sold here now, they'd be a lot better to drive and are much more solid than the trailer type.

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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by KHurr » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Thanks JB. I like it! That is exactly what I think would work best for me. The Bajaj Autorickshaws may be getting phased out in India for the new quadricycle (the Qute), which might explain why they are showing up in Cambodia now. Now if I can just find one with seat belts and airbags, I'll be in business :lol:
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:28 pm

They can carry quite a big load.

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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:36 pm

u wont make it in the traffic; you will get eaten alive
either live near markets or get a tuk tuk driver on a monthly basis ( around $300 would do it)

There was a poster on ceo that owned a tuk tuk perhaps drop over there and ask...
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:41 pm

phuketrichard wrote:u wont make it in the traffic; you will get eaten alive
It's great to have such positive input. It may surprise you Richard, but many people, even including foreigners, manage to drive around here 365 days a year without being "eaten alive". Next thing you'll be telling us how cheap tuk-tuks are in Thailand. :lol:
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 pm

John Bingham wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:u wont make it in the traffic; you will get eaten alive
It's great to have such positive input. It may surprise you Richard, but many people, even including foreigners, manage to drive around here 365 days a year without being "eaten alive". Next thing you'll be telling us how cheap tuk-tuks are in Thailand. :lol:
never driven a motorcycle scooter, etc. and have not been on a bike in ages
so u seriously believe that someone that has NOT driven around in PP will not have a hard time driving a 3 wheel tuk tuk in pp traffic??
if so i stand in the wrong and accept my humble apologies.... :hattip:
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:58 pm

Yeah, on second thoughts it's probably not the best idea, at least not at first. :bow:
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Post by Barang_doa_slae » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Listen to Richard advice.
If you still want to drive your own vehicle a cheap tico car would be a better option than a tuktuk. Three wheelers are notably unstable and offer shit protection against monsoon rains.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by KHurr » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:37 pm

Barang_doa_slae wrote:Listen to Richard advice.
If you still want to drive your own vehicle a cheap tico car would be a better option than a tuktuk. Three wheelers are notably unstable and offer shit protection against monsoon rains.
Great advice from everybody. And thanks for not recommending a Rascal. This is something I have much time to think about. I have never been to SEA, but expect to arrive in PP in two weeks. Having places to walk to will be nice enough, plus for me riding in a tuk tuk will seem like a Disney ride, at least initially. I was probably getting a little ahead of myself by looking into driving one of them.
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