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#439 of 739 Re: . [steve_]
Jun 13, 2012 (8:23 pm)
There'd be a big risk of legal liability for sure. Of course, with the way corporations who are people are allowed to act, if the settlement paid from the loss of a human life is less than the cost of fixing the problem, the person will die in the name of being business friendly.
Anyone buying an old rental should be leery in many ways - fleet only equipment (were they Malibus or something?) is seldom a good thing.
#440 of 739 Re: . [steve_]
Jun 14, 2012 (9:34 am)
Didn't Enterprise special order cars not that long ago without side airbags that were otherwise standard equipment and then sell them to the public?
Yes, they did. That's my number one reason I don't want to hear the "well, we could be talking about a semicolon in the owner's manual. If there's a problem fix it.
Jun 14, 2012 (4:47 pm)
New car is identical to the old one, but has the IMO nicer two tone interior, not a bad place to rack up the miles:
Damage at the end of the day's journey, not bad as it counts a few stops and some slow stop and go in town driving - no interstates used, only mellow state highways:
#442 of 739 Re: . [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 14, 2012 (5:22 pm)
Mmmm, plood. Reminds me of my Outback. The seats do look nice.
Wonder if they'd freak if they pulled up the message screen and the average was over 90ish for ~300 miles. Might get you blacklisted.
#443 of 739 Re: . [steve_]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 14, 2012 (5:53 pm)
I'm betting it's the real stuff...
#444 of 739 Re: . [kyfdx]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 14, 2012 (6:05 pm)
Could be. Seems like even the real stuff is plasticized to keep it from splintering in a crash, or maybe it's just too polished for my taste. Just not my favorite dash look (unless it's, say, a TR6), nor is the chrome trim on the steering wheel. Rather have some soft touch plastic instead.
#445 of 739 Re: . [steve_]
Jun 15, 2012 (1:06 pm)
It's real wood, but in the German tradition - laminated and shined up to the point where it doesn't resemble wood. I've had the dark maple in my car accused of being marble. However, this rental does have pleather.
Trip computer stuff is easy to erase