When you travel as a tourist, do you rent a car?
Renting a car has both pros and cons.
Pros- You don't have to wait to a ride or get stranded anywhere. Your ride is always at your beck and call.
Cons- These rides (or the agency providing the rides) may have a predefined path set. So you are actually seeing places they are taking you to. Unless you have prepared beforehand and know about the locations. Many a times this leads to conflict between the drivers and passengers for they do not want to travel that route.
But there are good drivers too :D