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Feb 11, 2013 (7:38 am)
Yes Steve, I do know this. I always look to see where the the icon is pointing...our first rule when getting into a car is to check the gas gauge to see what the situation is. We have 4 vehicles in the family fleet and two of them are on the passenger side of the car and two are on the drivers side. The Honda and Hyundai are on the drivers side while the Nissan and Mazda are on the passengers. Stick, our Mazda and your Volvo are the same body just with different front and rear fascias among other things. When I was thinking of purchasing the S40 a few years back, I noticed how similar both cars were. To this day, I'm still a bit sad that I didn't do the swap and buy the Volvo but that's part of life. Now that I'm driving a nit more, I'm thankful for the better mpg's of my Civic. It's all a trade off I suppose.
Really had no idea that the Spark was on sale in the states through Chevy...seems very much like a shrunken Sonic. Hopefully I'll get to drive a Sonic but haven't seen too many of them in the lots we cover.
Fin, Sixt is a client of ours and I have noticed that they do have C Classes in their fleet so I should Be able to snag one eventually. The great thing about this job is that we never know which client is going to want us to move what where. We did a Key West run yesterday for Dollar and they needed us to do another one this morning. I did have to bow out today as scheduling became an issue for me as I still do have a life outside of work. My crew chief was cool about it but I also gave him over a weeks notice about today so he was well aware. Hopefully I'll get a call later today or in the morning about another run somewhere. I've learned to keep my cell near me at all times and tend to get up around 7:30 just in case I'm needed. I like to bring a snack and some drinks as I can't eat fast food every day.
#573 of 740 Re: C Class [sandman_6472]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 11, 2013 (8:01 am)
We have 4 vehicles in the family fleet and two of them are on the passenger side of the car and two are on the drivers side.
Never fails; two cars here and the fuel doors are on different sides.
#574 of 740 Re: C Class [sandman_6472]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:13 am)
Sixt also has the E cabrio and SLK in its Florida fleet - you might get lucky sometime. I rented an E350 from them last year at a bargain rate. They have just opened a branch in Seattle, but no highline cars yet - they will come around in a few months, I think. If there are good deals, I might just take a rental for a little local road trip - I'll spend $40 a day to use a brand new E-class, like I did in FL.
I hope you get some fun runs in the near future, will be interesting to see what you drive, and what's available.
#575 of 740 Re: C Class [fintail]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 11, 2013 (7:14 pm)
I saw an ad in the WSJ for Sixt franchisees....
It starts out with needing $150K free, but looks like you could possibly need $750K to get it going..
#576 of 740 Re: C Class [kyfdx]
Feb 11, 2013 (8:10 pm)
Yikes. Just a little more than I have on me right now. Maybe they'd take a check
#577 of 740 Re: C Class [fintail]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 11, 2013 (9:11 pm)
You'd never have to buy another car, though... so, there is that savings..
#578 of 740 Re: C Class [fintail]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:20 pm)
We could be partners!
#580 of 740 Re: C Class [sandman_6472]
Feb 12, 2013 (11:51 am)
I'll provide the labor, you supply the money
Would be kind of cool though, like ky said, could use a rental as my personal car. Sixt E350 Cabrio, please. I wonder where I should put a franchise, maybe another location in Florida (they have nothing north of Orlando).
Feb 12, 2013 (4:21 pm)
Today I read that the 2013 Avalon is in the National fleet, in Fort Lauderdale anyway.