Pretty cool. I'd like to try it out.
And an article:
We've all had it - the fastest car in the world: A Rental Car. What was your most interesting rental? Interesting can go a lot of ways
- Something about the car surprise you? would you consider this car/brand in a way you never had before?
- New technology? Did the rental have bluetooth or a backup cam or something else you've never had that now you want in your next car? (Maybe it was a Dealer Loaner - the newer version of your car? (Thanks for the impetus for this week's question Hatter))
- A horrible car that you'll never rent again ever ever?
- That cliche convertible that they gave you in LA that you loved to drive up the coast?
Good, Bad, Ugly, let's hear some rental tales.
Pretty simple for this week - what's the fastest car you've ever owned? How about the slowest? Good or bad (hopefully not too dangerous) speed stories are welcome.
Personally, the fastest is the current MkVII GTI. It's quick. 0-60 in 6 seconds, top speed of 150ish. That's boring. The older, slower, 1991 Jeep Wrangler YJ has much better speed stories. The thing that I remember most about it was how passing semi-trucks on the highway was always harrowing. Aerodynamics weren't the Jeep's forte, and hitting a wall of wind was super taxing on the little 2.5L 4cyl (rated at 120HP when new in 1991! Did I mention I bought this in 2003?). The other aerodynamic issue was the soft top and half doors. Air going over the top of the jeep got thinner because of the same reason airplanes fly, and the soft top would balloon something ridiculous. The worst was when the top half of the half doors would bow out from the soft top, bringing in cold/rain/whatever was out side unless I slowed down. I think the fastest I ever felt comfortable* in that was about 74mph.
*Comfort meaning non terrified with the speed. Not actually comfortable - mainly due to everything mentioned above.
Let's hear about your fast & slow.
As always, throw suggestions for future topics in the comments!
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