Bratislava - 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?

We have a SUV and it has been fine but there are some narrow streets. Some of the cars at the embassy: Honda Pilot, Mini Vans, small SUVs, etc. - May 2021

Small SUV works well --Toyota RAV, Honda CRV, Subaru CrossTrek. Much bigger becomes challenging, but people do have mini-vans. - Aug 2017

I think anything is good but roads and parking spaces can be narrow. Most Americans drove SUVs anyway. Toyota was probably the most popular because there is a Toyota dealer who can provide maintenance. We brought a Prius to post and had no problems. - Jun 2017

Buy locally. - Feb 2017

Any car here is fine -- though would recommend against a very big SUV. Parking spaces are extremely tight. - Sep 2016

Nothing too big as, like most of Europe, some roads are narrow, and parking spaces and garages are tight. We have a RAV4 and think that is a perfect compromise to fit our growing family and luggage or groceries, but still let us just fit in tight spaces. - Jun 2015

Whatever fits your situation will work here. Roads are very good. Service is good through major dealerships. Snow tires are required in the winter, even of there is no snow. People who live in (or close to) Old Town can survive just fine without a car. - Dec 2009

Any kind - just be mindful of the cost of gas. - Apr 2010

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