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Whats the sorriest rental car you ever had??

so... as you might have seen my T-Bird is damaged and awaiting repairs.

insurance is paying for a rental.
I got a 2002 Ford Escort.


This thing is terrible... how do people drive these things??

its not comfortable at ALL. power nothing. ugh i hate it.

the only thing good so far has been hand brake turns in an icy parking lot.....:D :diablo::D
and how suprised I was when I saw 12 bucks of gas brought me over 3/4 of a tank.

pics of my damaged 95.

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oh.. did i mention I hate snow?:zdevil:
 

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Lyzard said:

insurance is paying for a rental.
I got a 2002 Ford Escort.


This thing is terrible... how do people drive these things??
:zdevil:

WITH RECKLESS ABANDON, THATS HOW! :D
Too bad you're not lucky enough to have your rental coincide with a rally...like me ;)

Insurance got me mine, too. 02 sunfire
I called it Operation:


as seen with cheap $9 rally lights on custom made light bar. bolted right up, with no perminent modifications.

here is my cohort, partner in Team BeaterZ! :p


and here is the nice new Sunfire after an acute right down hill turn on a snowed over dirt road, an "ebrake" turn" if you will. ;)
http://flathat.woodstream.net/ColumbusRacing/brassballs/rally/renttoowned.JPG
The results of diving into the woods at 10 mph with the wheel turned all the way to the left. Turns out the Ebrake stuck.


good thing it was a rental with full coverage and I didnt have to care

2 days after I returned it, Enterprise gave me a ring :D
Standard courtessy call, asking ME if everything was all right, and if I liked the car. :uppoint: I liked it till it hurt! :tongue:
 

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Worst Rental I had

is a toss up between a 2000 focus and a 95 corolla. My 96 bird was involved in a hit and run. I got the focus as a replacement. I was not impressed, when I smashed my SC, I got a corolla. The corolla in my opinion was a better car than the focus, my big thing against the corolla is that it was a Toyota, either way, both cars were horrible.
 

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Oh come on, those aint that bad... When I went to LA I got a 96or97 Neon. That thing was a piece of crap. We brought it back and told him the trunk had rattles and it wasnt from us... hes like "yeah we know, all the neons have that". The thing handled like crap and had no speed when you really need it in traffic.

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when i went to hawaii we rented a echo for 30 bucks a day.... man what a pile... was really good on gas, but try driving that thing down dirt roads, not to mention the gauge cluster that is in the middle of the dash, with only two gauges... MPH and GAS... sad sad sad.... the other car we rented was a neon.. the neon wasnt bad, compared to the echo... we asked about renting a ferrari, and these we're real... not the replicars... they wanted 1100 to rent one for a full day... we laughed them outta there as we kick started our scooters that we paid $25 a day to rent... those things we're fun driving around on the island... if anyone was renting ac cobra's, i probably would have shelled out the money for one....
 

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For me... it's a toss up between a dodge neon and a mitsubishi merage. Both were really small, had no power, really uncomfortable to ride in, and were ugly, lol. It's cool though... I beat the ever loving crap outta them, lol. What's really sad is that I raced my buddy Drew in the mitsu. while he was driving a tempo w/160K on the clock and he had 4 people in the car (I had none) and he smoked me, lol. It was pretty funny :D
 

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hahaha nothing is worse than getting beat by a tempo...
 

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Get this!

Alright guys I think I will take the cake on the WORST RENTAL EVER! So here's the take: I had my car painted at Earl Scheib :confused: and well they did a real bang up job the first time so I had them repaint my car till it was to my standards, and the manager said she'd give me a free rental. (Even though the contract says this isn't permitted but then again it says the paint will last 6 years too)...Well after weeks of showing up with my car to have it fixed and being told, oh I forgot, or the rental company didn't show etc. I HEARD IT ALL. She ended up giving me her car as the rental. Now please keep in mind this is an Earl Scheib Manager who is making just more than a high school kid at Wendy's! I ended up getting a 02 Chevy Metro that was in an accident and only had the body damage repaired but not painted. So here I'm 6'4 in a midget car that's half primer half blue and it was the biggest POS I ever drove. All 85hp from that motor got here just up to 55mph giving it all it had... it was so bad that my girl friend Civic EX seemed like a rocketship to me!

Anyways I go back to pick up my car (just about to tears I'm so happy to ditch this car) and well I get out and she has to ask me, "So don't you love my car?" So me being as polite as I can be reply with, Whoever built this car must have been the biggest idiot in history...I go on about the no power and how I can't wait to get my bird back, just raggin it right! She comes back with, "but it gets great gas mileage and my kids call it the hamster!"

It took everything I had not to laugh at her face, so I waited till I had my car back! I hope no one can top that because it was hell.

-Tim
 

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Re: Get this!

Tim Groth said:
"but it gets great gas mileage and my kids call it the hamster!"

It took everything I had not to laugh at her face

-Tim
Your a stronger person than I.... ROFLOL :uppoint:
 

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When my car went in the shop I got a comparable car.....


A dodge Stratus.........Comparable to what is what I would like to know :rolleyes:

I think it was comparable to the trash can in my front yard.
 

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I have you all beat. Way back in the day when Rent-A-Wreck was new in southeast CT I had to get the rear glass replaced in my Berlinetta Camaro (yeah I know 2.8 V-6 yeah yeah) so the glass place rented me a car for 25 a day unlimitited miles. They drove me down to R-A-W and plopped my in a...........wait for it.................doo doo brown Chevette.......the squeaky clutch machine. Whenever you mashed the clutch is squeaked like a fiend. my sisters Pontiac T-1000 did the same thing. Im not proud..........
 

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A least you had a "vette"

That totally did suck, I thought I had it bad.
 

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When i went to florida, we got a new mitsubishi lancer (no not the EVO)

The smallest box I have ever seen, and the motor is from a lawnmower. I am 6 foot 4, so it was fun driving that around.

On a recent business trip I got a new mitsubishi Mirage. I thought the lancer was bad until I drove this all over.

And finally the worst. When I was in california two years ago, I got a Grand Prix SE. With the 2.2L ecotech motor. Cherry Red. The biggest piece of garbage on the planet, and it sucks gas like nobodies business.

My two best rental cars---

1.) New Lincoln LS- the rental company bumped us to a luxury car, because they were out of full sized buicks. Yes! Awesome car, I would love to own one.

2.) New mustang v6 convertible- Even though its a v6, a convertible is ALWAYS fun in california. Did my share of smokey smokey burnouts in that thing.

Justin
 

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When I went to LA last year I got a Town Car. Very nice car, kickass sound system but no CD player. The only problem was it was a PITA parking it. Parking sucks in Santa Monica. This year I got a four door Focus. It didn't have much power but it was a nice car. Blaupunkt sound system with CD player. It rocked. It had 3 miles on it when I got it and over 550 when I took it back 5 days later. 100 miles a day, not bad for LA.
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