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      02-27-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Like many of you, I travel a often -- at least weekly, and sometimes multiple trips/cities each week. Consequently, I find myself renting cars often. When I do, I try to get my rental upgraded to a premium car and from time to time that means I get a BMW, actually quite often as I have pretty good status with a few car companies. However, there are plenty of times when a 3er just isn't available and I have to take some sort of typical car.

I'm wondering what (typical, non-premium) cars you folks prefer to get and what you avoid like the plague. I generally look for an Avalon, Maxima, Accord, Camry, Fusion, Cruz, Taurus, or CTS. I will strongly eschew Chryslers, minivans, SUVs, and Impalas. Everything else is OK if they are available and nothing I like is.
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If I can’t get a BMW. I try to get a VW passat or something. Keep it Deutsche ;0

Went to enterprise once (also, keyword, ONCE) and the guy did the paperwork and said ok....I got a chrysler 200 or a vw passat which would you like.

I literally laughed, and paused...and just said I’ll take the german one!

Nothing beats a BMW, but you can’t always win. It’s also always nice to drive around in something like a mushy, slow, awkward sounding passat, then hop back into your Bimmer and appreciate your purchase that much more
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...I got a chrysler 200 or a vw passat which would you like.

I literally laughed, and paused...and just said Iíll take the german one!

Nothing beats a BMW, but you canít always win. Itís also always nice to drive around in something like a mushy, slow, awkward sounding passat, then hop back into your Bimmer and appreciate your purchase that much more
I know what you mean....a colleague of mine rented a 200 and I ended up using it to run to run a quick errand. Lord is that a poor excuse for a car! About the only thing that's good about it is that it will get one from point A to point B, but then a newspaper can be used to wipe one's ass too.
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I avoid the little tiny cars. When traveling I do a lot of highway driving, and I don't need to get tangled with a truck at high speeds. Tiny cars wouldn't fare too well in such a scenario.
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I had a Camaro for the Woodward Dream Cruise. People kept asking me to do a burnout lol.
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