Renting American Cars

30 Aug 2007

As a traveling consultant I’ve developed a pretty poor opinion of American cars. Sliding doors that won’t close, unfathomable glove boxes, ugly/boring interiors, boring/ugly exteriors, crazy placements for the radio/ac/heating/trunk release buttons, plastic doors with tails of extra material hanging off poorly drilled holes… The other day I was sitting in a Chrysler 300 talking with one of our tech leads about how he really wishes the rental company hadn’t upgraded him and would’ve much preferred a Hyundai Elantra – a car that costs half as much as the 300. It’s a bit depressing.