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Guadeloupe 4 wheel drive?

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Guadeloupe 4 wheel drive?

We will be in Guadeloupe January 2019 and will need a car rental. After looking at various options I think we will rent from Sixt. Do we need a 4 wheel drive? Is there the island mountainous? Almost all cars for rent are manual transmission. Will that be enough power for Guadeloupe? (Vous pouvez aussi me répondre en français!)

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M G
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1. Re: Guadeloupe 4 wheel drive?

You don't need 4 wheel drive for Guadeloupe, the roads are very good. Basse Terre is mountainous, and manual transmission is best but that has nothing to do with the vehicles power.

Brussels, Belgium
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2. Re: Guadeloupe 4 wheel drive?

Small European cars handle mountain roads very well.

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3. Re: Guadeloupe 4 wheel drive?

I confirm what others said. You don't need a 4X4 drive. Only Basse terre is a bit up and down...Grande terre is completely flat!

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