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kenk24    2,355
15 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

100 baht for a 20/ 30 baht distance. I stopped 8 red songtheaws once and all wanted that. I ended up going to somewhere close enough to my destination to be able to walk from there.

Sounds like that is the consensus price then... I guess you could look at it as everyone is trying to rip you off, but if it is everyone, then I expect that is what they all have determined would be the fair price... and as to your other question, I doubt that too much will interest you in Isaan... and if you are leaving Thailand - my best wishes for your new life elsewhere... where are you heading? 

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thaibeachlovers    8,970
5 hours ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

No. The are manually operated. No motors involved.

By the drivers. Apparently they get PO if the passenger tries to open the door.

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thaibeachlovers    8,970
3 hours ago, kenk24 said:

Sounds like that is the consensus price then... I guess you could look at it as everyone is trying to rip you off, but if it is everyone, then I expect that is what they all have determined would be the fair price... and as to your other question, I doubt that too much will interest you in Isaan... and if you are leaving Thailand - my best wishes for your new life elsewhere... where are you heading? 

Thanks for that about Issan. Always wondered, but no beaches up there ( none in C M either but had to come up here, and Pattaya is having too many problems at the moment to want to go back, yet ).

 

Going home in a year or so as don't have enough money to stay in LOS after making the big mistake and getting married/ divorced.

Doesn't matter where I'm going if it's not Thailand. I'll spend every day wishing I could be here till I'm not around anymore.

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happyas    335
45 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

By the drivers. Apparently they get PO if the passenger tries to open the door.

 

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hml367    567

Every taxi I have ridden in in Japan has had remotely operated rear doors. that doesn't mean every taxi has them.... I don't know. The ones I have ridden did have them.

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FolkGuitar    3,920

15 years of living in Japan, and taking taxis in many different cities and rural locations, I never saw one that worked differently. The drivers all control the doors with their lever. In fact, most didn't even have door handles on the inside of the taxi.

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hml367    567

That sounds like remote operation to me....  I don't think any Chiang Mai taxis will have anything similar any time soon.  If someone opts to use a taxi in Chiang Mai instead of a songteaw, I don't think most drivers will open the doors for the passenger. I think there may be a very few that might in certain circumstances.

 

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FolkGuitar    3,920
2 hours ago, hml367 said:

That sounds like remote operation to me....

 

It is. No one is arguing with you.  I affirmed that in all the time living in Japan, every taxi I took worked the same (driver operated doors,) no matter where in Japan I was, city or rural.  Nothing more.

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Ruffian Dick    152
9 hours ago, hml367 said:

Every taxi I have ridden in in Japan has had remotely operated rear doors. that doesn't mean every taxi has them.... I don't know. The ones I have ridden did have them.

Yeah, whether the driver pushes a button or operates a lever, the point is he doesn't get out of the damn car to open the door!! :post-4641-1156693976:

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