31st August 2010

Aug. 30 Weekly Open Thread

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As always, this is the place for random conversation that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.

This weekend I had the opportunity to drive a rental Chevy Cobalt and was surprised by how competent it was. It certainly wasn’t anything special, but it drove home the point that there really isn’t such a thing as a bad car nowadays. My favorite rentals have probably been either the new Ford Fusion I drove around Las Vegas last year–it was shockingly good–or the zippy little Mitsubishi Mirage I mercilessly thrashed around Memphis about a decade ago.

Do you have any interesting rental-car experiences you’d like to share? What’s your favorite rental car?

–Chris H.

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