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M’sians Spend Up To RM5,000 To Rent Sports Cars To Balik Kampung This Raya

Profitable business.
Despite the current economic climate, the vehicle rental industry remains unaffected, experiencing a surge in demand during the festive season, as individuals prioritize comfort for their long journeys back to their hometowns.

Fully booked for Raya

For those with a penchant for style, luxury vehicles such as the Ford Mustang, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes G63, Porsche, and Lamborghini are available for rent, ranging from RM1,500 to RM5,000 per day.

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Expatriates tend to book these luxury vehicles for longer periods, up to a month, during their holiday returns, indicating a fully booked fleet for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.

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Started with own vehicles

Hafiz Johari, 39, owner of Dino Car Rental, shared insights into the resilient demand for rental services, especially during festive periods and school holidays, a pivot he made after his electrical business ceased during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Mustang among the car being rented during hari raya
Photo via Harian Metro

According to Harian Metro, Hafiz embarked on this venture over two years ago with seven partners, initially starting with his own vehicles, a Perodua Axia and Perodua Bezza.

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Recognizing the potential, he and his partners expanded their services to include chauffeur-driven vehicles.

Dino Car Rental now offers six categories of vehicles, ranging from budget-friendly options at RM100 per day to luxury vehicles at RM5,000 per day, catering to different customer capabilities.

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” The Toyota Vellfire and Toyota Alphard are particularly popular for their spacious and comfortable design, suitable for long journeys with large families or the elderly.

Local cars like the Perodua Bezza, Axia, Myvi, and Alza are favorites among customers returning to their hometowns for their affordability,” he told the Malay daily.

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