So, the other day I posted about reserving my first rental car, and being under 25 (a.k.a. being ripped off by Enterprise).

To my surprise, they gave me a 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT. I was supposed to get a Versa Note, but it was getting an oil change (which I'm sure is long overdue). When they say that cheapest rentals get rented out a lot, they're not lying. I was standing next to the woman at the counter returning the Elantra GT I got.

I'm a MASShole now...


Anyway, it's a pretty good value. The thing costs MSRP $20,060, and I have heated seats, bluetooth, power everything, and a plethora of other features. It's not too bad to look at and it has decent passing power. It also has this button that changed steering feel.

However, it's showing major signs of rental abuse, such as the lack of third gear. When I'm driving around town, it'll engage just fine. However, when I'm accelerating more rapidly (not pedal to the floor, but enough to get me to 40ish), it'll leave second gear, rev up to 7000RPMs (like it's in neutral), then shift to fourth. I can't imagine what it's gone through in it's short 13,000 miles.


At first, I thought it was just me pushing it too hard, but after trial and error, this thing needs a transmission servicing or reprogramming.


Back to Enterprise I go...