So… Thursday night, I headed out of town to a conference. My trusty, beloved car decided to have issues, so on the outskirts of town, I had to turn around, head home, and then the Knight drove me to the airport to get a rental car. He selected a Ford Focus for me, since we were operating on the League’s dime. I admired his fiscal awareness, but was NOT amused.
Mea culpa – both to the Knight and to Ford. No, I wasn’t so taken with the little red ride that I’m ready to downsize, but I can say it definitely exceeded my expectations.
- It was roomier than I thought a “compact” would be.
- The firm, flat, vinyl seats weren’t too uncomfortable — and were heated!
- It handled well.
- The sound system was greatly appreciated on the ride up – when I was alone.
- I’m still shocked that ANY fuel tank can be filled (albeit from about 3/4 of a tank?) for $35, and that’s all I used for the whole trip.
I also have to give a shout-out to the local Avis place at the airport. Both women I spoke with were pleasant, the rates were more than fair, and frankly, I was shocked the Knight found a rental car in podunk, even at the airport, after 9pm. Customer service is not dead after all!
How was your weekend? Did you have any pleasant surprises? I’ll tell you more about the rest of my trip another day…