I'm flying to the East Coast for Labor day weekend - flying in to BOS and renting a car to drive up to Maine for the weekend (and back on Monday).

Just booked a "special" rental through Thrifty - they say it'll be a compact car or larger, based on availability. I at least wanted a compact so I'd get maybe a Ford Focus, which I wouldn't mind getting to drive.

- Any particular car or category of car you folks would suggest? Something somewhat fun yet economical for the long weekend would be great.

- Any typical cars in current fleets you'd stay away from or recommend? I know it's a pretty grim group to choose from, but I'm sure some are still better than others?!

Happy weekend to all.