First thing that comes to mind when we think of limousines are those stretched Cadillacs and Benzes we often see in movies with celebrities or mafia dons alighting from them. But in the real, more mundane world, limousines figure in other forms and cater to more pedestrian purposes. Anyone can ride in one, as chauffeur driven cars companies make all sorts of limousines available to let.

Chauffeured limousines are all about being driven in style on the road. There are stock luxury Sydney airport limousines like the Rolls Royce Phantom, the Bentley Arnage, the Maybach 62 and the BMW 7 series that you can buy right out of the factory. But they cost a fortune to own. Enter the popular limousine service. Renting one may cost a bit more than a regular family sedan or SUV, but it’s not as if you’d be doing that everyday.

Unless you’re rich enough to have one stashed in the garage, there are situations and occasions when getting a limousine service is well worth it. Experiencing the style and bragging rights even for just a few hours on the road and being seen getting into or out of one can be both fun and priceless.

• Airport and Hotel Transfers Plush 5-star hotels deploy a fleet of limousines, stretched or stock, at the disposal of their premium guests that they can use for airport transfer Sydney city tours.

• Weddings and Funerals Festively decked limousines figure prominently for the couples being ferried from a church to the banquet or hotel. Funeral services often include limousines for the bereaved families and friends.

• Corporate Large companies have a motor pool of limousines reserved for their high-level management and executive positions, including visiting guests from other companies or foreigners from overseas branches and affiliates.

• Special Occasions With stretched vans, busses, 19-wheeler freight trucks converted into luxurious dens on the road as and the stretched SUVs, you can have your friends party with you on the road, have some sight-seeing tours or just have a night fling to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, you name it. The typical stretched limousines are also often rented when you want to be seen getting out in white-tie parties, night party, masquerade balls and other social gatherings.

• Concerts Rocks stars on a concert tour overseas can’t always bring their private limousines with them. Their concert promoters almost always avail of local limousine service companies during those concerts in any one city or locale.