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ALSO BLFC HYPE: we're picking up our road trip car from the rental place today and like... i got us a sensible, spacious Toyota Corolla but in the back of my mind i'm imagining me getting there and the rental clerks being like "ohhh... sorry.... we're all out of sensible cars.... but we do have this juiced-up Camaro if you're okay with taking that off our hands......"

this almost certainly will not happen. but it's nice to think about

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@irisjaycomics this happened to me one but in a more bizarre fashion. My Hyundai Accent rental got upgraded into a PT Cruiser.

@srol i guess that is, on the basest technical level, an "upgrade"

the last time i rented a car was in Denver last month where i got a "dealer's choice" car that ended up being a MASSIVE V6 Kia Sorrento, which definitely wasn't a car i'd pick but which was VERY exciting

@irisjaycomics one of my visiting friends was force-upgraded to a dodge challenger for my wedding ceremony. we made her drive everywhere because we wanted to ride in it. it was very bad at climbing uphill

@irisjaycomics it was very exciting because it was the first time anyone i knew was upgraded to something that wasn't an SUV or an ungainly family sedan. a reassurance that there is still magic in the world

@irisjaycomics i think this is how RCR ended up reviewing a camaro???

@irisjaycomics regular car reviews, kinda weird youtube channel

@bea network I assume its for like base level cars and not like High End Supercar Stuff, which actually sounds p interesting

@irisjaycomics yeah, they will review the occasional weird or fancy car but usually it's because a fan offered one and they just... really wanted to drive it?

a lot of it is like................. the semiotics and history of basic-ass cars

@irisjaycomics lmk what you think. i only know a couple people who watch it. i need to catch up. kinda fell off after going through the entire back catalog

UPDATE! we got a sensible, spacious Nissan Versa, so not our dream situation, but ITS STILL CUTE

@irisjaycomics Yeah but even the suped up pony car woulda been packing an automatic, and is it really fair to try and thrash a horse with a bum knee?

@IrisKalmia I deeply feel this, but also I understand why Hertz wouldn’t rent those out since so few people know how to handle them. ITS WEIRD THO, all the Car2Go cars around here have optional manual steering via steering column paddles, which like why EVEN

@irisjaycomics ... incase someone steals it and slaps a literbike engine in it and wheelies everywhere?

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