14 December 2005

Rent Cars

I have to admit...I'm one of those people who cares what kind of car I drive. I'm in my car... A LOT...and I like to be comfortable, feel confident that I can take a curb if need be, and of course I need to have room and a level of luxury for my clients, AND...I need to be able to pull my boat. I admit it...I care.

I recently sold a perfectly good Isuzu Trooper and bought a used "LR-D." Code used since I will be bashing said snobby brand name. I love my new SUV even though it guzzles gas...it looks good, feels good, is tough, and best of all the bill comes in my CURRENT name.

So my LR comes with free service at scheduled mileage points...and I make an appt. to take it in. They tell me because I didn't buy my car at their dealership they won't give me a LR loaner car, but they will give me a rent car. Lovely, I've bought a car from a company that is really snobby and treats some customers better than others. I'm about to shell out 360 bucks for the electric pigtail for my tow hitch! GOOD GOD...the whole hitch cost less than thast on my Trooper.

Whatever, I don't like that they discriminate between customers...I didn't buy my car from them because it was 9K more there and had 17K more miles. DUH. I drove to San Antonio to save a buck or two. But, I'm glad to have a free car to drive for the next 3 days....and I chuckle knowing it will be a rental.

RENTAL CARS....they are NEVER a car you would pick for your self. Even if they are nice. A car can say a lot about one's personality. And I'll tell you, a royal blue subaru says nothing about my personality. Not to knock the subaru drivers of the world (my brother had one, my sister still does, and my best friend from CO has one)...but I am not a subaru person. And I'm really not a ROYAL BLUE CAR person. I'm not bothered by all this--by any means...just find it humorous. Last time it was a green volvo, and before that a light blue ford taurus. I guess that is why they end up at Hertz or Enterprise.....I'm at the repair shop!

So...no that isn't some strange dudes car in my driveway because he is shacking up at my house, and yes I still live in my cute little home on a busy street....that is just my super cool royal blue subaru rent car in the driveway for a few days. :)

...and I really am grateful for the free car....

13 December 2005

34 years of the Zilker Christmas Tree