Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Many Benefits Of Car Hire In Cyprus

When you spend the money on a vacation abroad in North Cyprus, you need to make sure that your money is well spent. You take the time to put together hotel reservations, making sure all the while that your accommodations are just what you are hoping for. Additionally, you may have any number of excursions or sightseeing trips planned out that you would like to complete before you return home from your Cyprus adventure. Have you given any thought as to whether or not car hire in Cyprus will be right for you and your budget?

Many people today are not only looking at an exciting excursion in Cyprus, but they are also hoping to reel in the total package. You can always pick a resort and choose a few destinations that you would like to hit while you are there, but you should think of going the extra mile to make your trip abroad unique and extremely memorable. What you should know is that there are many wonderful benefits when you decide use Cyprus car hire in order to rent a car to drive around the island of Cyprus. The more you look into cheap Cyprus car hire, the more you will agree!

The vehicles that you can rent during your vacation in Cyprus are top quality, cheap Cyprus car hire offers reliable vehicles that are inspected thoroughly so that you can be sure that you easily get from one destination on your list to the next. While there is always the option of public transportation during your vacation, choosing car hire in Cyprus will allow you total freedom to come and go as you please without having to set your watch by any other schedule. Additionally, by using Cyprus car hire, you will not have to pay a taxi to pick you up and bring you to the sightseeing spots that you have in mind, you will be saving yourself a whole lot of money that you can use to spend during the remainder of your vacation abroad.

Convenience is certainly something that is a major plus whenever you set out on a vacation, especially when you will be far from home. If you stop to think about it, there is nothing worse than having to go through the hassle of hailing a taxi once you arrive at the airport in your destination city just so you can be dropped off at a rental agency where most of the time you end up having to wait. Cyprus car hire can make sure that your chosen vehicle is there for you from the very moment that you step off of the plane. Not only that, but your helpful agent can talk with you about the vehicle, showing you how all of the equipment works and then answering any questions that you may have. Cyprus car hire will help you do all of your paperwork right there at the airport so all you have to do is get the keys, pack your luggage and companions into the Cyprus car rental and you can be on your way to your hotel or any destination of your choosing.

Reliability is certainly another factor that you want to have on your side whenever you set out on adventures in and around Cyprus. Car hire in Cyprus will give you the peace of mind in knowing that you are driving a vehicle that is properly maintained and much less likely to break down. However, if you do happen to have any sort of a mechanical issue or break down during your vacation, your North Cyprus car hire agency will quickly remedy the problem for you and get you back out on the road either by fixing your vehicle promptly or making sure that you have another vehicle as soon as possible. This sort of seamless customer service is something that sets car hire in Cyprus well above all of the competition in many tourist destinations.

By having your choice of vehicles, you are able to set out in a ride that will keep you comfortable and happy for the duration of your stay in Cyprus. If you are the sporty type who likes to set out for adventure, you can choose a vehicle that is meant to take on some of the tougher terrain to be found on the island. For a person that is interested in good gas mileage and getting quickly from one place to another, there are a number of compact cars that you can choose from through Cyprus car hire. Luxury vehicle and family sedans are always available as well, so you really have your pick of transportation when you set out on your Cyprus vacation.

Even if you have never thought of renting a vehicle while you are on vacation, you should know that this is one experience that you will not soon forget. Many people who use car hire in Northern Cyprus will tell you that they wouldn’t have it any other way for any of their vacations in the future. You too can set out on your own Cyprus adventures while enjoying the comfort and many benefits of Pacific Rent a Car.

Ayse Berkcan
Pacific Cars

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Pacific North Cyprus Hire Cars and You

A great holiday stay in North Cyprus requires hiring a car. There is very little public transportation in the country, and if you really want a taste of Cypriot life you need to have a car at your disposal. At Northern Cyprus Car Rental we pride ourselves on offering you some of the most economical and comfortable vehicles for your use while on vacation. We also value the feedback you, our customers, provide us on the cars we offer. Your feedback helps us determine what type of car to invest in when we start to look for newer models to offer you.
Knowing what you think about the cars we offer helps us recommend a car to other renters. Based on your feedback, we can give you and future renters of Cyprus Car Hire a look at how all of our cars compare, both good and bad. Read on to find out what you think of our cars. After all, you, our customers, drive them all over North Cyprus. You will know what the positive and negative aspects of each car are.

Ford Focus
The Ford Focus is a five seat vehicle and we offer them in both manual and automatic. It comes with power steering, central locking, airbags, ABS, and electric front windows. It is one of the best family cars we offer our renters, although it is better suited for families with small children as the back seat can accommodate two car seats if needed. It also has a large boot, making it convenient for renters with a lot of luggage. The biggest disappointment in the Ford Focus that our customers have pointed out to us is that it loses power going uphill. It will do the job, but it just takes a little longer to clear the top.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta’s have come a long way since they were first introduced by the company in the 1970s. The models of today look nothing like their predecessors. They are more streamlined and the hatchback option gives the renter a lot of room for luggage and other items. We offer this car with air conditioning which is needed during the summers in North Cyprus and very much appreciated by our customers. It is another car that is great for small families and it has a powerful engine to get you around North Cyprus easily. The biggest downfall of our Ford Fiesta’s: we do not offer it in an automatic transmission.

Hyundai Getz
Hyundai’s have a great track record for being reliable vehicles that are economical and easy on gas. It is a great small car that can seat four to five people comfortably. With air conditioning and the option to hire it in automatic and manual transmission, our customers enjoy visiting Northern Cyprus in one of these vehicles. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Getz is not conducive to four passengers with a lot of luggage. It has a very small boot.

Fiat Punto
The Fiat Punto is a nice family car that falls in the same category as the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Getz. It can easily seat four to five people and comes with manual or automatic transmission and air conditioning. It actually is roomier than its Ford and Hyundai counterparts, something our customers have marveled over time and time again. With a powerful engine, the Fiat Punto can easily pull the hills around the mountains of Cyprus. The biggest downfall of the Fiat Punto? It has a really small boot.

Hyundai Matrix
Not to be confused with the Toyota Matrix, the Hyundai Matrix is in the same category as the Fiat Punto, the Ford Focus, and the Ford Fiesta. It offers our customers manual or automatic transmission, air conditioning – you simply cannot visit this island in the summer without air conditioning – power steering and economical driving. Our customers find this a great, comfortable car with a large boot and the most room in all of our saloon vehicles. Tall people have a problem with the high seats and the lack of headroom, but for the most part holiday makers in North Cyprus have really praised the roominess this car offers.

Suzuki Jimmy
The Suzuki Jimmy is one of North Cyprus Car Hire’s classic car hires. This great 4 x 4 is favored with our off-road adventurers and they come in a soft top with a summer and winter roof. Comfortable and stylish, the Suzuki Jimmy is deceptive as it looks smaller than it really is. It can easily accommodate four adults with minimal boot room. With seatbelts in the front and the back, it is one of our most popular rentals. The Suzuki Jimmy has one downfall. It does not come with air conditioning. The summer soft top, which we put in place in May, can be removed so that you can enjoy the fresh air and fun that jeeps are known for. But when you drive a Jimmy in the heat of the day in August, you will wish for air conditioning.

Suzuki Samurai
Along with our Suzuki Jimmy we offer our more adventurous customers the Suzuki Samurai. This is the cheapest vehicle in our fleet and it comes equipped with a soft top. It is a 4x4 and while our Samurai’s are not the newest in our fleet, we make sure they are in top running condition. They are economical and great for two to four adults. We do not recommend this vehicle for families because there are no seatbelts in the back of these vehicles. This has been one of the biggest complaints our customers have made about this jeep. Additionally, there is no power steering or power anything with the Samurai. We’ve actually had some customers tell us driving one of these is like driving a tank. Why do we still offer this vehicle? Because the adventurous holiday makers in North Cyprus like the fact that this vehicle is cheap to hire and can go off road.
There you have it: the good and the bad of some of North Cyprus Car Hire’s vehicles. Each year we try to find out what you, our customers are looking for in a rental vehicle. We take this information into consideration every time we start to look for new vehicles for our fleet. We have added quite a few over the last couple years based on recommendations made by our customers. This feedback is more than valuable. It is a vital part of our business and we cannot encourage you enough to fill out our surveys after you have vacationed with us.

Is there something else you would like to see us offer? We are open to suggestions. Maybe you know of a newer car that we could consider. We offer smaller, more economical cars to our customers to help keep holiday costs low so we are always looking to add compact cars to our fleet. When you take into consideration the roadways in Northern Cyprus, you can also understand why larger cars are simply not an option. Add to that the lack of gas stations on every corner and you can see why we stick with fuel efficient economy cars.
We would also love to get your feedback on some of the newer cars we have added to our fleet. What did you like or dislike about the Volkswagen Polo? Did you find the Toyota Corolla comfortable and everything you hoped for? What about the Suzuki Vitara 4x4 Soft Top? These are just some of the vehicles we need your feedback on. Help us help you decide what type of vehicle you need on your holiday.

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Friday, 1 January 2010

What Side Of The Road Are You Driving On?

What Side Of The Road Are You Driving On?

Taking a vacation in a foreign country is one of the most exciting things you and your family will ever experience. When visiting North Cyprus, you will be able to see a land that is steeped in rich tradition and history. It is a land with pristine beaches, beautiful mountains to explore, meadows and vistas teaming with flora and fauna, small villages that are warm and inviting, and historical ruins that are amazing in their complexity.

While visiting North Cyprus offers you a wide range of things to do – from swimming in the ocean waters to hiking up the Five Finger Mountains – there is one thing you will need to adjust to while visiting: driving on the left hand side of the road. If you are visiting North Cyprus from a country that drives on the right hand side of the road you will need to be aware of which side you are driving on at all times. The last thing you want is for you vacation to be ruined due to an accident that could’ve been preventable.
Here is a mantra to keep in your head if you are visiting North Cyprus from a country other than the United Kingdom: ‘Left is right. Right is wrong.’ Sounds a little confusing, doesn’t it? If you keep it in your head, you will ensure that you stay on the proper side of the roadway. When you pick up your vehicle from North Cyprus Car Hire, we will even remind you of this fact before you drive away. Your safety is important to us.
It is, undoubtedly, a disconcerting feeling to drive on what seems to be the wrong side of the road. Not only do you drive in the left hand lane, the vehicle you are driving will have the steering wheel in the wrong place. When you get a car from North Cyprus Car Hire you will notice that the steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car. The gear shift in a manual transmission vehicle will be to your left. Yes, this is even more confusing if you are not used to it. We recommend that you hire an automatic transmission car if you’re not used to this set up.
What else can you do when you are new to driving on the left hand side of the road? Here are some tips the staff at North Cyprus Car Hire have put together to help you get used to things being backwards on the road.

Tip #1: When in North Cyprus, keep to the left
The United Kingdom and North Cyprus are just a few of the countries where driving is done on the left hand side of the road. We cannot stress this enough. The left lane in North Cyprus is your regular driving lane while the right lane is the passing lane when allowed. If you are not quite comfortable driving in the left lane, do not try to pass a slower car or truck ahead of you. Take your time and get used to driving on the opposite side of the road instead.
Tip #2: General driving rules apply in North Cyprus but things come from the opposite directionMost of the standard driving rules that you learned in the country where you learned how to drive apply in North Cyprus. Many of them are common sense. While you may not understand all of the text on the road signs in the country, the pictures that accompany them are self-explanatory. Also, the signs along the road will be to your left along the roadside as that is the side you are driving on. Additionally, keep in mind that when you approach roundabouts and four way stops, the traffic is going to merge from the opposite side.
Tip #3: Keep an eye on your speed at all timesAs if you do not have enough to worry about remembering to stay on the left hand side of the road, it is a good idea to keep to the speed limits when driving in North Cyprus. You are going to be fighting your natural instinct to drive on the right hand side of the road, unless you are from the United Kingdom. By keeping your speed at the speed limit you give yourself the extra time your mind will need to make a decision when needed, especially on roads that are very unfamiliar to you.
Tip #4: It’s okay to follow that crowdYou can get a lot of useful information about driving in North Cyprus by watching the other people that are driving. By paying attention to how other drivers exit parking lots, how they come out of junctions, and how they handle roundabouts you can learn how to negotiate the roads on the opposite side from what you are used to. However, if you should happen to be leaving the airport, try to follow the North Cyprus Car Hire employee that met you or a taxi cab so that you are following someone used to driving in the country.
Tip #5: Take the time to get familiar with your North Cyprus Car Hire vehicle
Remember us mentioning the gear shift in a manual transmission vehicle being to your left in a car where the steering wheel is on the right? This is why it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the vehicle you hire before driving away. The brake and gas pedal will be in the same position – gas on the right, brake on the left – but you need to know where all of the other controls are located. It is better to take the extra time than try to find turn signals and windshield wipers before you hit the road.
Tip #6: Know where the curb is at all times
When you drive in a vehicle that has the steering wheel on the right, the bulk of your car is going to be to your left. You will have problems gauging distances and space. Once again, take your time driving, especially if you drive down any narrow streets, and be careful when you park your car. Additionally, remember that your car bulk is to your left when overtaking other vehicles.

If you can keep these tips in mind when you drive in North Cyprus from a country other than the United Kingdom, you will have no problem at all. And getting used to the new driving situation gives you the chance to take your time and enjoy everything North Cyprus has to offer.

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Nissan Sunny - An inexpensive vehicle that is more family friendly

If our economical Suzuki Samurai 4x4 does not meet your needs and you want to hire an inexpensive vehicle that is more family friendly, they our Nissan Sunny is the car for you. Like our Samurai’s our Sunny’s are between 6 and 8 years old, but we keep them in excellent condition so that you never have to worry about a thing when visiting North Cyprus. This little car can seat five people comfortably and afford you the luxury of having air conditioning without having to spend extra money on the car hire price. It is also perfect for visitors to Cyprus who have traveled across the island before and just need something that can get them around town. It is also great for extended stays in the country when you need a reliable and cheap car.
Our Nissan Sunny’s have a large boot so you will never have to worry about arranging the luggage to fit in the car. Each of them has power steering, central locking, airbags, and ABS equipped standard on them. A few of our models come with hand crank front windows, but most of the ones in our stable have electric front windows. They come in manual or automatic and use unleaded petrol only.
If you know that you will be visiting North Cyprus and will need an economical family car, book one of our Nissan Sunny’s via our online portal as soon as possible. These are the cheapest saloon cars we hire out and they go fast during peak tourist season.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

North Cyprus Car Hire - Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is another great family car that is not only stylish but economical to drive. It is the perfect car for families visiting North Cyprus, and it can fit three adults and two children comfortably. If you need to use more than one baby seat, you should review our other family vehicles. You can comfortably use one and still seat five, but it is a bit tight. Plus, Focus has the child safety locks on the back doors so your children will always be safe when you hire one of our Ford Focus’.
All of our Focus’ are manual transmissions and are between two and four years old. We keep them well maintained so that you never have to worry about the car as you enjoy the Cyprus countryside. Each of our cars has power steering, central locking, electric front windows, airbags and ABS. These cars are economical and get great gas mileage. As with the current standards of gas usage, they also use unleaded petrol. The boot of these cars can handle luggage for the entire family.
These cars are very roomy and handle the roads well. All of them are four cylinder vehicles and they give the driver plenty of power to handle the many different road conditions that are found throughout North Cyprus. With a Ford Focus at your service, you will be able to keep the travelling costs of your vacation to a minimum. If you are planning a trip to the country and need an economical car, then make sure you book a Focus ahead of time. These great economy cars go fast.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Fiat Punto - Pacific Car Hire Fleet

Fiat Punto
Probably the sportiest of our ‘comfort section’ line, the Fiat Punto – along with the Opel Astra, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Matrix – is a roomy five seat vehicle that can easily handle three adults and two children, or two adults and two children in car seats. Economical, the Fiat Punto runs on unleaded gasoline and is a great gas saver. Our Fiat Punto’s are all manual transmission and are between one and two years old. Some of them even still have that new car smell!
The Fiat Punto comes equipped standard with power steering, central locking, electric front windows, airbags, and ABS. Don’t let this little car deceive you. It can handle the varied road conditions of North Cyprus without a problem. It is great for long distance highway travel as well as city driving. The Punto is considered a supermini car, meaning it is a roomier vehicle that is half car, half van. This four cylinder economy car is perfect for those long drives in the countryside.
If you know you will be visiting North Cyprus on vacation and need some extra room, the Fiat Punto may be the car you need. The perfect size for all of your vacation activities, the Fiat will save you money while travelling with your family. Book your Fiat Punto online as soon as possible. Our economy ‘comfort section’ line of rental cars goes fast and we won’t be able to promise you one unless you reserve it ahead of time.

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Monday, 8 September 2008

Car Hire North Cyprus - Hyundai Getz

Another nice family car for your visits here in North Cyprus, the Hyundai Getz is also affordably priced to hire. It is the perfect car for a family of four adults and one child, or any combination that sees five people sitting in the Getz comfortably without being cramped. Available in automatic and manual, the Getz is the second of our small car line that offers air conditioning for your comfort while you travel around the island.
This line of cars is only one to three years old, but as with all of our vehicles, we do not let you drive away until the vehicle has been checked out thoroughly by our staff. We do not want to see you have a terrible holiday if the car you hired from us were to break down. If it did, all you would need to do is call us anytime day or night and we would being a new rental car to you so you can get back on your way.
The Getz comes with manual or automatic transmissions. Easy to not only drive and park, these economic beauties use unleaded petrol and are easy on the gasoline. Each Getz has central locking, electric front windows, airbags and ABS, making them not only fun to drive, but also safe. Book your Hyundai Getz now online through our portal to make sure that you get the car you want when you arrive. If you are visiting the country during the summer, make sure you reserve your car early to miss the rush.

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Saturday, 30 August 2008

North Cyprus Car Hire - Opel Zafira 7 Seater

If you are vacationing with your family and need a larger vehicle for the duration of your stay in North Cyprus, then you are going to want to hire one of our seven seated Opel Zafira. They are especially good for families that require the use of a car seat, allowing plenty of room for up to seven people without having to compromise leg or arm room. Our Opel Zafira’s are between one and two years old and we keep them maintained so you never have to worry about breaking down while visiting the country. If you should happen to have vehicle problems, all you’ll have to do is give us a call and we’ll bring you a new one.
Our Zafira’s are all manual transmission and include air conditioning and right hand drive. This compact multi-purpose vehicle is manufactured by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors. They are economical to drive and run on unleaded petrol. The way the vehicle is set up allows for seven passengers with plenty of leg and head room. The seats are arranged in three rows and the back row can be folded down – individually or together – to make extra room in the back for luggage and other items without needing to remove the back seat.
If you are planning on visiting North Cyprus and need the room a seven seat Opel Zafira affords you, make sure you book one of these economical multi-purpose vehicles as soon as possible. We want to make sure that you have the room you need to enjoy your stay with us.

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Sunday, 24 August 2008

About Suzuki Samurai 4x4 Soft Top

Our Suzuki Samurai is one of our most popular summer vehicles. The most inexpensive rental car in our fleet, it comes in a soft top 4x4 manual transmission model. The Samurai’s are the predecessors of Suzuki’s Vitara, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to be retired yet.

Even though they can seat four people comfortably, we don’t recommend them for families because they do not have seat belts in the back seats. Great for parties of two, the Suzuki Samurai can easily handle the more mountainous terrain of North Cyprus. The fuel efficient 4x4 uses unleaded petrol and these versatile vehicles can handle any weather condition no matter where you are on the island.

If you get caught in rain, the soft top is easy to put back on until the rain has passed.
Ranging between five and seven years old – and in excellent condition we might add – the Samurai is great for some off-roading. The soft top is removable and the boot can easily fit the luggage of one to two travelers. It does not have power steering, air conditioning, airbags, ABS, electric front windows, or central locking, but if you have the top off and the wind in your hair, you’re not going to mind.

This inexpensive vehicle is perfect if you are vacationing on a limited budget. If you are planning on visiting North Cyprus April, May, June, September, or October, make sure you use our online booking service early enough to ensure getting one of our fun Samurai’s.


Monday, 18 August 2008

North Cyprus 7 Passenger Car Hire

Persons visiting North Cyprus on vacation, holiday, or for business have car hire options for large groups with 7 passenger car hire from Pacific Rent A Car. The photograph shown below is just one of our larger rental vehicles that provide car rental comfort for tourists on holiday, your family vacation, or business group.

North Cyprus 7 passenger rental car

This clean and comfortable 7 seater Opel Safira features air conditioning, right hand drive, and a manual transmission for your North Cyprus driving pleasure. Learn more about our fleet and car hire vehicle rental terms, car rental rates, and car hire booking information on our main site.

Let Pacific Rent A Car service your car hire needs the next time you visit North Cyprus for holiday, vacation, or business.

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

Driving in the South Cyprus

For all drivers for car hire from Pacific Rent A Car in North Cyprus, including persons visiting on holiday, vacation, or business!

Please be aware, that our Rental Agreements and Insurance Policies do not allow you to take your vehicle across the border to South Cyprus under any circumstances. Our Insurance Company has advised us that any vehicle reported as being driven outside the TRNC will be reported as stolen and immediate legal action will be invoked.

When driving in the TRNC, you are covered under full insurance, allowing you to drive your vehicle without concern of liability, providing you remain within the restrictions of the Law and follow the rules of the road.

Please note that Northern Cyprus operates a Zero tolerance drink driving law.

If you would like to take the opportunity to visit South Cyprus during your stay, please contact our office where we will be able to advise you on the best travel options.

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Monday, 2 June 2008

Fuel Options Update

Here is a fuel options update from our previous post. For tourists or business visitors to North Cyprus looking for car hire, we have another fuel option with "Leave it as you got it".

For most visitors on holiday or vacation, we deliver our vehicles with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel: This is the most popular petrol option. We fill the car up form Pacific Petrol Station and deliver it to you. The car will be provided with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel, which you will be charged for and then you return the car empty. Please note that petrol is not refundable.

New fuel options update: “Leave it as you got it”

This is the second option which we don’t recommend if you are getting the car at Ercan Airport and driving long distance. We are offering this option for our customers who do not want to get full tank petrol because they believe they will not use full tank petrol.

If you choose this option, we deliver the petrol as it is and you bring it back as you got it.

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10 More Hyundai Matrix

Pacific Rent A Car of North Cyprus has added 10 new Hyundai Matrix saloon cars to our fleet of car hire vehicles for tourists, family, or business visits to North Cyprus.

Visit our main site to learn more about car hire vehicle rental terms, car rental rates, and car hire booking information.

As a leading car rental company in North Cyprus, we look forward to helping you whether you are visiting for vacation, holiday, or business.

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Monday, 26 May 2008

Fuel Options

We deliver our North Cyprus rental vehicles with the equivalent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel:

This is the most popular petrol option. We fill the car up form Pacific Petrol Station and deliver it to you. The car will be provided with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel, which you will be charged for and then you return the car empty. Please note that petrol is not refundable when considering your fuel options.

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Ercan Airport Car Park:

Ercan airport car park is not free of charge anymore. It is 5 Turkish Lira which is approximately equals to 2 GBP. TRNC Car Hire Organisations working to get special car park for car hires which will be free of charge.

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Saturday, 17 November 2007

Excitment at Pacific Rent-A-Car

We're excited to be the first car rental company in North Cyprus to start a blog.

We want to be able to tell you about our latest special offers, new additions to our fleet and pass on useful information for your holidays in Northern Cyprus such as driving tips.

The manager of the company, Mr. Berkan Ocal, will be writing most of the blogs so you will learn everything from first person quickly.

Topics will include these subjects as listed alphabetically: announcements, cars, safety, service, tips, and travel.

We welcome customer and visitor comments.

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