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Since I have spent 100 of the last approximately 420 days with various rental cars, I figured it was about time that I reviewed my rentals. This is also meant to serve as a public service announcement of sorts in the event you have the good fortune step foot in a rental agency yourself!!
1. Mitsubishi Gallant – This one is certainly large enough to carry a few suitcases, and passengers, but the interior was a bit strange. I also surrendered my ride to my car-mates after two days to switch over to a different car due to the fact that my fellow passengers were insane. Drove fairly well, kind of an odd boxy shape, slightly off-putting interior. Overall, 5/10.
2. Ford Fiesta – Piece of crap. Maybe the world’s worst car. The rental person explained it has some sort of dual-transmission that makes it seem like it’s sucking while in fact it is doing some extremely awesome sh*t. Well, it wasn’t extremely awesome – it was the farthest thing from awesome ever (assuming you exclude the ‘Twilight’ films). It also felt like the car was going to blow up at any moment. 1/10!
3. Chevrolet Malibu – Eh, spectacularly average. 4/10.
4. Hyundai Elantra – Magnificent! It had some pep, the steering wheel was so loose it felt like you could spin it and it would go
around and around forever like the big wheel on the ‘Price is Right’ (Note: I tried this several times and it will not spin around endlessly – no need to try it for yourself). The interior was nice, and the only reason it loses points is because the sight-lines on that car were horrendous. Maybe you get used to it, but over a week or two you pretty much were changing lanes without knowing if anyone was in your massive blind spot. Since it was a rental though I’m not taking points away for this – I’m not all that concerned about blind spots, or accidents in a rental. 8/10.
I had my first visit to our nation’s capital this weekend. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I did figure at the very least I would get to see the White House and maybe some of the cast from ‘The West Wing.’ Honestly, the White House seemed a bit smaller than I thought it would be. Otherwise, it was a pretty nice little city.
The one thing nobody told me about DC though (not that I asked) is that every single wrong turn you take feeds directly into Virginia. I’m not sure why they want you to end up in Virginia so badly, but they do. Not that there is anything wrong with Virginia, it’s just not where I want be. Pretty much ever.