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|Most popular car type||Compact|
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Istanbul.
In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Goldcar Rental SP Istanbul Grand Airport, Arnavutköy 34283 (32 kilometres from the city centre).
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A Compact car rental in Istanbul costs $37 per day, on average.
A small car is the best option for Istanbul, considering the amount of other drivers you will need to share the roads with. Petrolis also quite expensive, so it is best to choose an economic car such as the Citroen C3 or Hyundai i10. A small car such as these will assist you in navigating any tight parking situations.
Within Istanbul city the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) unless otherwise indicated. Once you leave the city boundaries you will notice signage to indicate you are allowed to drive at 90 km/h (56 mph), the speed limit of normal highways. On major highways and toll roads you will be able to drive at 100 km/h (62 mph).
It will cost approximately 6 Turkish Lira ($1.16 USD) for a liter of gas. This converts to approximately $4.64 per gallon, which is considerably more than the U.S. average. Keep in mind that a smaller and more economical car will use less petrol and reduce your travel expenses.
There are plenty of car parking lots around the city for affordable prices, you can expect to pay approximately 5 TL ($0.97 USD) per hour for parking in a secure garage and, depending on your length of stay, you may receive a discount.