Car Talk 4: The Richard Hertz Rent-A-Car 500

Brothers of brub and brap, this is your safe space.
User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:27 pm

troyguitar wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Dat Shanghai Mule
Should be on the menu :yikes:

User avatar
wap
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37595
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:52 am
Drives: Blue Meanie
Location: Pepperland

Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:06 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 am
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:52 am

I really like these inside and out. What do 8spd Kamry cost these days?
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the rental shitbox one. I thought it needed more power and a non-rubber steering wheel but that was about it.

Camrys are about the same actually. I like them a ton. They're rather large ish but maybe not that big a deal overall? They handle great and deal with bombed out roads surprisingly well. I think the H/K cars slay them in infotainment, features, connectivity, etc.

Kamry uses premium fuel that's a hard no, dog.

The new Sonata with the streaky LED headlights looks nice asf.
:hai: Those LED headlights are :mindblown: and the car overall is really :nice: . It rides great. They may be a bit big for you doe, at about 19x" long. NA motor, too with 185 mighty horses on 87.
:wap: Where are these mangos?

User avatar
CaleDeRoo
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 4172
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Drives: C5
Location: Western NY

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm

The roads here are absolutely fucking covered with salt. Fucking :rage:

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37574
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: The welfare line

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:35 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm
The roads here are absolutely fucking covered with salt. Fucking :rage:
:idbu:

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37574
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: The welfare line

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm

wap wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 am

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the rental shitbox one. I thought it needed more power and a non-rubber steering wheel but that was about it.

Camrys are about the same actually. I like them a ton. They're rather large ish but maybe not that big a deal overall? They handle great and deal with bombed out roads surprisingly well. I think the H/K cars slay them in infotainment, features, connectivity, etc.

Kamry uses premium fuel that's a hard no, dog.

The new Sonata with the streaky LED headlights looks nice asf.
:hai: Those LED headlights are :mindblown: and the car overall is really :nice: . It rides great. They may be a bit big for you doe, at about 19x" long. NA motor, too with 185 mighty horses on 87.
I mean I think H/K really nail the cheap car segment. They have the best infotainment out there, excellent connectivity, great fuel mileage, decent performance, and tons of features for the dollar. That stupid Elantra changed my opinion of the brand. Hardly anything about that little car actually sucked. The things that did suck are remedied by higher trims (headlights, mostly).

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:39 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm
The roads here are absolutely fucking covered with salt. Fucking :rage:

Image


Come to Cali boo, breathe some fresh air

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm
wap wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:06 pm


:hai: Those LED headlights are :mindblown: and the car overall is really :nice: . It rides great. They may be a bit big for you doe, at about 19x" long. NA motor, too with 185 mighty horses on 87.
I mean I think H/K really nail the cheap car segment. They have the best infotainment out there, excellent connectivity, great fuel mileage, decent performance, and tons of features for the dollar. That stupid Elantra changed my opinion of the brand. Hardly anything about that little car actually sucked. The things that did suck are remedied by higher trims (headlights, mostly).
Very little sucks about the civic sport and corolla xse also... there is a reason those things cost 25-28k now

User avatar
CaleDeRoo
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 4172
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Drives: C5
Location: Western NY

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:42 pm


User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37574
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: The welfare line

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:50 pm

max225 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm


I mean I think H/K really nail the cheap car segment. They have the best infotainment out there, excellent connectivity, great fuel mileage, decent performance, and tons of features for the dollar. That stupid Elantra changed my opinion of the brand. Hardly anything about that little car actually sucked. The things that did suck are remedied by higher trims (headlights, mostly).
Very little sucks about the civic sport and corolla xse also... there is a reason those things cost 25-28k now
That is very true. I like the new Corolla. 169 HP! And the Civic with the tiny turbo gets to 60 as quick as the last Si did.

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:55 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:50 pm
max225 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 pm


Very little sucks about the civic sport and corolla xse also... there is a reason those things cost 25-28k now
That is very true. I like the new Corolla. 169 HP! And the Civic with the tiny turbo gets to 60 as quick as the last Si did.
Tons of safety tech and space as well, and close to 40 on donkey piss.

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37574
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: The welfare line

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 pm

max225 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:50 pm


That is very true. I like the new Corolla. 169 HP! And the Civic with the tiny turbo gets to 60 as quick as the last Si did.
Tons of safety tech and space as well, and close to 40 on donkey piss.
:dat: there's a lot to like about them.

User avatar
fledonfoot
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Posts: 3617
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Drives: Taco Truk | Power Wheels Heep

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 pm

I just put my brother in law in a corolla xse hatch for $244/mo with 2500 down, 36 month lease. The car has everything. Street sign recognition, smart nav, leather, laser cruise... more tech than a $120k Panamera. Insane.

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 pm
I just put my brother in law in a corolla xse hatch for $244/mo with 2500 down, 36 month lease. The car has everything. Street sign recognition, smart nav, leather, laser cruise... more tech than a $120k Panamera. Insane.
313 a month for a corolla tho... how many miles a year?

User avatar
CaleDeRoo
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 4172
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Drives: C5
Location: Western NY

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 pm
I just put my brother in law in a corolla xse hatch for $244/mo with 2500 down, 36 month lease. The car has everything. Street sign recognition, smart nav, leather, laser cruise... more tech than a $120k Panamera. Insane.
I've heard it drives well too. Pics?

User avatar
fledonfoot
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Posts: 3617
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Drives: Taco Truk | Power Wheels Heep

Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 pm

max225 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 pm
fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 pm
I just put my brother in law in a corolla xse hatch for $244/mo with 2500 down, 36 month lease. The car has everything. Street sign recognition, smart nav, leather, laser cruise... more tech than a $120k Panamera. Insane.
313 a month for a corolla tho... how many miles a year?
15k, and it includes GAP which isn’t included in TFS leases by default and retails at 950, and a +20k maintenance plan that covers everything to 45k miles.

MSRP was $28,000 and the money factor is .00001, residual 12800

User avatar
fledonfoot
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Senior Chief Patty Officer
Posts: 3617
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Drives: Taco Truk | Power Wheels Heep

Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 pm
fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 pm
I just put my brother in law in a corolla xse hatch for $244/mo with 2500 down, 36 month lease. The car has everything. Street sign recognition, smart nav, leather, laser cruise... more tech than a $120k Panamera. Insane.
I've heard it drives well too. Pics?
https://www.teamtoyotaprinceton.com/aut ... /40011714/

Haven’t driven it yet.

User avatar
CaleDeRoo
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 4172
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Drives: C5
Location: Western NY

Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:11 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 pm


I've heard it drives well too. Pics?
https://www.teamtoyotaprinceton.com/aut ... /40011714/

Haven’t driven it yet.
That looks really good

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:08 am

fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 pm
max225 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 pm


313 a month for a corolla tho... how many miles a year?
15k, and it includes GAP which isn’t included in TFS leases by default and retails at 950, and a +20k maintenance plan that covers everything to 45k miles.

MSRP was $28,000 and the money factor is .00001, residual 12800
22.8? Otherwise something doesn’t make sense

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:20 am

fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 pm


I've heard it drives well too. Pics?
https://www.teamtoyotaprinceton.com/aut ... /40011714/

Haven’t driven it yet.
I hate to admit how much I like everything about these ....

User avatar
wap
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 37595
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:52 am
Drives: Blue Meanie
Location: Pepperland

Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:42 am

Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm
wap wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:06 pm


:hai: Those LED headlights are :mindblown: and the car overall is really :nice: . It rides great. They may be a bit big for you doe, at about 19x" long. NA motor, too with 185 mighty horses on 87.
I mean I think H/K really nail the cheap car segment. They have the best infotainment out there, excellent connectivity, great fuel mileage, decent performance, and tons of features for the dollar. That stupid Elantra changed my opinion of the brand. Hardly anything about that little car actually sucked. The things that did suck are remedied by higher trims (headlights, mostly).
100% :notwrong: The wife's Sonata changed my mind for sure and made me a believer in H. The thing is well built, quiet, doors close with a nice thunk, there are tons of features, comfy heated and cooled seats, dual zone CC, 2 memory drivers seat adjustments, :amaze: LED headlights, AA and ACP, drivers seat automatically slides back when you shut the car off to make it easy to get out of, etc, etc, etc. All that and more for $24k OTD. (MSRP was $29k).
:wap: Where are these mangos?

User avatar
McQueenBalls
Ground Chuck
Ground Chuck
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Drives: 2016 328i M Sport
Location: Los Angeles

Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:15 am

long thread is long but I'll play. Cars for the poors in El A are like 50 feet long, have an automatic glass door, fat woman driver in uniform and are called busses.
Current: 2016 328i M sport JB+, lots of gay options - Most Expensive 4 banger in history

Past: 2010 GTI 2dr 6 spd stage1 shit pile | 2013 320i Sportpkg stage 1 - Groundskeeper's Edition

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: Trailcock / Jizz Rocket
Location: Dirty JerZ

Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:06 am

McQueenBalls wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:15 am
long thread is long but I'll play. Cars for the poors in El A are like 50 feet long, have an automatic glass door, fat woman driver in uniform and are called busses.
Wait, someone read the title.

:mindblown:
Zildor the Magificent
Garage: 2019 Trailcock | 2006 :jizz: rocket
Bender wrote:Lulz you don't respect science. You respect fake science that validates your pre-existing opinions.

User avatar
max225
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 29051
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:49 am
Drives: JCW Clowncar

Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Pods ain’t coming ...
Pods ain’t coming ....
https://news.yahoo.com/more-americans-b ... 00769.html

Boom

User avatar
MexicanYarisTK
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 7755
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:14 am
Drives: A Carne Asada Egg
Location: 23 mi from White House & 3 miles from Bosphorus Channel

Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:10 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm
The roads here are absolutely fucking covered with salt. Fucking :rage:
We also had small snow coming into the forecast last night, but I remember when that usually happens, I usually end up with a 2 tone paint job. This time it didn't :mindblown:
I'm a nephew of a :plac:
check my yarii fools @tkmk777
Bender wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Oh I love Maryland

User avatar
MexicanYarisTK
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 7755
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:14 am
Drives: A Carne Asada Egg
Location: 23 mi from White House & 3 miles from Bosphorus Channel

Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:15 pm

wap wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:42 am
Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm


I mean I think H/K really nail the cheap car segment. They have the best infotainment out there, excellent connectivity, great fuel mileage, decent performance, and tons of features for the dollar. That stupid Elantra changed my opinion of the brand. Hardly anything about that little car actually sucked. The things that did suck are remedied by higher trims (headlights, mostly).
100% :notwrong: The wife's Sonata changed my mind for sure and made me a believer in H. The thing is well built, quiet, doors close with a nice thunk, there are tons of features, comfy heated and cooled seats, dual zone CC, 2 memory drivers seat adjustments, :amaze: LED headlights, AA and ACP, drivers seat automatically slides back when you shut the car off to make it easy to get out of, etc, etc, etc. All that and more for $24k OTD. (MSRP was $29k).
:dat: the only Hyundai's that still live up to the reputation of shitty cars are Accent's. But after having a rental in Turkey a 2015 i20, being in multiple Ubers/lyft like Ioniq, Elantra, and the new Santa Fe, they came a long way, in fact slightly better than Honda's and Toyota's imo.
I'm a nephew of a :plac:
check my yarii fools @tkmk777
Bender wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Oh I love Maryland

Locked
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests