Shevek (shevek) wrote,

While I have hated almost every rental car I ever had, none of them has inspired such immediate, total and unconditional disgust as the current object of my attentions. It's a Chrysler Sebring convertible. It accelerates worse than the cow I had last time, only does about ten miles to the gallon at best, and I have to lower the roof to put my bag in the back seat, because there's no boot space. It's also enormous, although somehow it's still too short for me to see through the windscreen without slumping. The sound system was clearly designed for hiphop, anything else I play on it comes out sounding like hiphop, even Oasis. I can't imagine any other car which would make the Pontiac Grand Prix look good. On the upside, the suspension is ok-ish. I'd say "cornering", but that also requires acceleration, which is absent, and it's OK to park, but I can't see where the back end of it is.

And then there's the satnav saga. A brand new Garmin Nuvi, flat, LCD screen, all the gimmicks. I drove out of the rental garage, and the satnav was giving directions, but the picture wasn't updating. So I went back, and they gave me another one. I put the new one into 2D mode, and then it updated sometimes, and drew half the screen. Long story short, I think the device is utterly underpowered and overfeatured. So I went back, and pointed at their satnav advert, and said, "I want one like in that advert" (showing the old model). I banged on the desk a while, and eventually they found me one, which works a dream.

I think, in the future, I will be taking my business elsewhere.
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