Driving in France in the Renault Captur

If there’s one thing you need in the south of France in the middle of nowhere its a rental car. I am not well versed in driving a manual transmission car so I chose an automatic. The manual would have been a lot cheaper but I’m not confident in driving one and I was also … Continue reading Driving in France in the Renault Captur

The Buick Envision is a real gas guzzler

I've had a ton of rental cars over the last few weeks but this week I'm cruising around in the Buick Envision AWD. The cross over is typical of most American cars made in 2018 that I've driven. Overall I like them as rental cars more than I like the imports like the Nissans or … Continue reading The Buick Envision is a real gas guzzler

Driving the Infiniti Q60 3.0T AWD…. what?

Last week I had the pleasure to drive around in an Infiniti Q60.  My good fortune is attributed to landing really late at night and there not being any other cars in the Hertz lot and my Presidents Circle status.  One of the things that are crazy about Japanese cars is their branding.  Lots of … Continue reading Driving the Infiniti Q60 3.0T AWD…. what?

Car companies need to stop messing with classic interior design

Last week I had the pleasure of getting a Mercedes-Benz as a rental car but it was a little weird because so much of the car was crazy in terms of placement.  I'll give some examples of what I mean. FIrst the gear shift, normally the gear shift is a floor shifter, on some older … Continue reading Car companies need to stop messing with classic interior design

Hertz Presidents Circle – Only Good for Points

If my recent experienes with Hertz is any example of how Presidents Circle members are treated, then the only good thing about having that high status are the points.  The points bonuses aren't even that good most of the time.  I would say more than 50% of the time, I don't get to walk to … Continue reading Hertz Presidents Circle – Only Good for Points

Finally Using my Miles on United

I finally was able to use my United miles for a trip and surprisingly it only cost me 150K for 3 round trip tickets. Although I have given up on United as an airline because of my travel schedule, that doesn't mean I won't use the status that I currently have to my family's advantage. … Continue reading Finally Using my Miles on United

Hybrid cars suck

Last week I had the opportunity to drive a co-workers Toyota Camry hybrid and I can say that the experience was...... lacking. I know it's environmentally friendly and all that good stuff but the driving experience just sucks! I drove a Prius before a cowpoke of years ago and I thought that experience was weird … Continue reading Hybrid cars suck