Subject: Australian Motorcar Rental

My wife and I will be on holiday in the eastern half of Australia (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide) for the month of Agust. We have our airline reservations from Des Moines IA to Sydney and back, and will get around by auto while in Australia - we lived in Sydney for six years so know our way around and are comfortable driving there. I have not been able to find any good rates for a month rental or lease for a vehicle there. About USD950 is the best I've found for something like a Nissan Pulsar with automatic. We would actually prefer something larger, such as a Ford Falcon or Holden Calais. We would appreciate inputs, particularly from anyone with recent experience.

Don and Sue Boyce