Rubbish hire cars!

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    Through work I use Enterprise a lot, I’ve had a whole range of cars from them over the past three years, some great some shocking.
    They know never to darken my door with a Mokka or Juke, hideous piles of pap that make me shudder.
    Work allow me to select a car that is either an Astra or Octavia size.
    The past two cars, including today, have been brand new Hyundai Tucsons. Oh my word what a poor car, made worse by the huge car having a tiny 1.6 NA petrol engine. Bordering of dangerous, absolutely no power in any gear, no torque at all. This makes overtaking a really challenge! It wallows around, has poor quality plastics and possibly the worst stereo I’ve had the mispleasure or hearing.
    Apple CarPlay helps, but that’s about it.

    Rant over!

    Back in my car tomorrow, can’t wait.
     
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    You can tell from my phone Bluetooth list how many I’ve had recently....

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    How was the Kuga out of interest? Was it the new model?

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    It was indeed the latest one, petrol engined. Rather liked it to be fair, decent interior and handled well. I’ve always liked the Fords they send me, used to get quite a few Focus, loved how they handled, even the 1.0 Ecoboosts were fun.
     
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    ah good to hear! Will keep it in mind when i come to change mine :)
    2ltr engine or only 1.5ltr now?

    thanks!

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    Yup, 1.5 EcoBoost ST Line, nice.
     
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    Apologies to anyone who owns these cars, but the bottom three shockers are:
    3. Vauxhall Mokka
    2. Hyundai Ionic. Maybe good for town driving, but just doesn’t work as a motorway car. The poor little engine screams trying to keep up, resulting in terrible economy.
    1. Nissan Juke auto. A CVT “gear” box with a poor petrol engine. Shocking mix of slush and no power.
     
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    My favourites were

    Vauxhall Corsa in yellow which I took up the mountains in Scotland which was great fun and spectacular views however the underside of the car didn't look the best afterwards.

    Toyota Aygo in Edinburgh in the snow, highly entertaining
     
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    What was the Jaaag like?
     
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    The F-Pace was a nice upgrade, for free. The interior was lovely, the tech decent, ride well and handled surprising well for the size of it. However, it had a 180bhp 2.0 derv engine, and this just wasn’t good enough for the car and its pretence of the “S” badge. Fine when rolling on the motorway, great auto box, but struggled to accelerate at a decent enough rate for me. It is a heavy car after all.
     
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    Out of all the cars they send me, and it really is a lottery, the VX Insignia is my favourite. All the engines are good, even the most recent 1.5t petrol has enough bite to make it interesting. The ride is great, especially on the SRi spec wheels. Interior is good, tech useful and it handles well.
     
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    I once had an Eco C'eed to drive from Berks to Faslane and it was absolutely horrendous, the most hateful thing I've ever driven. It had some weird system on it that prevented you from 'over-revving' (anything past 1k RPM it seemed) so acceleration was hopeless, you'd have been better off pushing it onto a slip road. Thing was it wasn't consistent so you could never tell if you were going have enough power (and I use that term loosely) to move forwards. Never again!
     
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    What was the VW car(s)? Any good or not so much?

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    Mainly Golfs, generally the SE Nav petrol. I did have two Tiguan models, both diesels. They were fine, comfortable etc but didn’t spark my imagination.
    The Golfs are great, feel and go well regardless of the engine. Still wouldn’t buy one though.
     
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    Thanks, :)

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    We've got a Vauxhall van hired from Enterprise at the moment. I can't fault their service to be honest and it's not even expensive. The daily rate for a van is less than what I'd pay for a hire bicycle in Mallorca :cool:
     
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    Totally agree, their service is generally excellent. The cars are dropped off and picked up from my home.
    The daily rate is good, £24.20 for these cars, but they creep up with 2x delivery charge and an “out of hours” fee of £15.
     
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    Looks like I might be cancelling the two hire cars I have booked for this week. Supposed to be going to Oxford tomorrow but that's been called off, one of the schools I work with has several "self-isolating" cases of staff.
     
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    Up until recently I used hire cars a lot. From a driving perspective the Fiesta and Focus claimed the top 2 spots with the VW Golf in third. Vauxhall Astra, well, public transport would've been better. Rubbish handling and vague steering to the point I was convinced Vauxhall have magic steering wheels that are not connected to anything. The best all rounder was the VW Passat. Hyundai weren't too bad TBF. Fiat, poor, Peugeot, poor(ish).
     
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    Not a hire car but Porsche gave me a brand new Cayman T as a courtesy car Thurs/Friday last week. VERY loud and chuckable. Not a good family car though, surprisingly :D
     

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