Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This is the rental car after getting its first tank of gas, at a rest stop along the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut.
Fun facts about the rental car:
(1) It had Massachusetts plates, so we felt like we were driving it home, then snatching home away from it. Sorry, car.
(2) I can't heartily endorse the Chevy Malibu. Loud on the inside and really struggling on the uphills. (Not that my ancient car is any better.) It did get decent gas mileage, though - about 32 mpg.
(3) Automatics are weird. I had to squeeze my left foot against the door so I'd remember not to use it.
(4) Hertz has super-handy locations scattered around in hotels and stuff, so you don't have to go the airport and pay big ol' fees. Yay Hertz. Also, they only charged $11/day for a second driver. Double yay.