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    Of mice and loaner cars

    Well, it's not really about mice. I just said that because it sounded literary.

    The saga of my car repairs following the rear-end collision continues well into week six. As I reported earlier, the only loaner car Enterprise Car Rental had available when I first took my car in was a bright red 4-door Nissan Frontier. I'm sorry Nissan fans, but it was abysmal ... heavy unresponsive steering, weak engine performance, cheap interior, rough ride, etc. I just can't recommend the base Frontier.

    After almost a week I was able to trade it for a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Also a base model, it still came with automatic headlights, one-touch power windows, backup camera, and it was AWD. Not a bad little SUV, even though it had no optional equipment.

    Then I got a call from Enterprise today, telling me my loaner Santa Fe had been sold, and asking me to come by and swap it for another Santa Fe. Okay. This one turns out to be the larger, full-size, 3-row Santa Fe. And to my surprise, it has a V6 engine, power seats, a larger infotainment/camera screen, and Android Auto in addition to the things the other one had.

    This has been my first experience with Hyundai, and I have to say I'm favorably impressed, especially since these are base models with no optional equipment. I've learned that Hyundai and Kia include some equipment in their base models that most other makers charge extra for, and these two vehicles bear that out.

    The rental guy told me that Service King told him my car should be ready next week, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

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    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    I did take a quick look @ those and they seemed very nice for the $$, Honda & Toyotas offerings seemed down content & boring by comparison.
    A woman @ the shelter has a new Mazda CX-5 and it is very nice on the inside and looks good too.

    Santa Fe would be high on my list if I were to go FWD & V6, but for now sticking to V8 RWD models only .
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Sounds like a great rental car experience. With service like this they might want to get OJ as their spokes person. At least they didn't give you a mid-size Corolla or Yaris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indemand View Post
    Sounds like a great rental car experience. With service like this they might want to get OJ as their spokes person. At least they didn't give you a mid-size Corolla or Yaris.
    It's worth saying that i complained to State Farm about the car they were going to give me. B!tch a little and they'll upgrade you to a nicer car if you had a nice car and their policyholder was at fault.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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