Buenos Aires - Post Report Question and Answers

What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

I’d recommend a small SUV: something with some clearance, but small enough to park. Parking spaces are smaller than U.S. standard, and street parking is tight. - Apr 2022

Smaller would be better for parking purposes, but streets aren't so horrible that certain types of cars won't work at all. Also there are some decent road trips outside of the city. - Jul 2020

I'd recommend bringing a small car. We have a VW Golf, and it is great for the city. There are SUVs here, but they are harder to park in the tight city spaces. Note: your car will get knicked and sideswiped and beat up a bit. - Jul 2019

Small is better for parking but if you plan on driving outside the city a lot then a high clearance will make the trip easier. Small cars can make the trip though, it is just a little rough. - Jun 2015

Anything small and compact. Argentinians are horrible drivers so I wouldn't bring a nice car. - Jan 2015

Small cars, small SUVs. Research the cars that are here and try to bring a car of that make. There are a lot of local restrictions on the type of car you can bring in, age , color, etc. If you live in the city, you can do without a car. - Aug 2014

I wouldn't bring a big car because of limited parking and a big minivan shouts "I'M AMERICAN." - Aug 2011

Any car is suitable, but getting it here depends on customs' rule of the day. It took us 7 months to get our car. A few years back, some waited for 1 year. Others never got their car. Cars are very expensive here though, so its best to ship one if you can. - May 2011

As noted before, car theft is on the rise. If you do have a car, it is worth making sure you have garage parking. Otherwise, you are obviously at higher risk, especially if driving a luxury car. - Jul 2008

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