A Ridiculous Rent-a-car

Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback - San Francisco, California

Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback – San Francisco, California

This was my rent-a-car from last week’s California trip. To my surprise, Avis touched me up with a Ford Mustang GT Premium, a nearly $42,000 car. I’m sure for the majority of people, this would be an exciting upgrade. Avis doesn’t know, of course, about “The Appliance” or my modestly sport trimmed 2017 Subaru Impreza. I’m appreciative of Avis’ efforts, but there is certainly a mismatch of vehicle to customer.

For all the roaring and snarling of the 5.0 liter V8 engine, the Mustang didn’t have that much torque. Not if I was attempting reasonable driving on the streets of San Francisco and didn’t want to replay scenes from Death Race 2000. Though perhaps I lost a golden opportunity to re-live Steve McQueen in Bullitt.

Once I was on the open highway, the magic of the Mustang showed through. It’s an entirely impractical car, especially trying to shuttle co-workers. However, it makes for a good story. And, I suppose, Avis did end up adding a new experience to my life. After all, if I had received a Hyundai Sonata, I certainly wouldn’t have blogged about it.

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6 thoughts on “A Ridiculous Rent-a-car

  1. Garry was a sports car guy for a long long LONG time. Convertibles. Big engines. The roofs always leaked and I got massive sunburns everywhere we went.

    Now, we have an SUV. So we can drive up the icy driveway without a tow truck. But Garry would’ve loved that car.

  2. Rented a convertible one of these in Hawaii not that long ago. It was fun and my first time in something bigger than a six-cylinder, but it didn’t inspire me to buy one.

    1. That maybe a fun place to drive one, especially if I had a total of two occupants. Though whenever I’m in Hawaii, I notice they drive really slowly, and the have low speed limits.

      I’ll probably end up getting a ticket.

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