rental car....FUCK YA

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Mr. Ali, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    hot damn, i just got my rental car. granted im only 20yrs old i was able to go to the local hertz place and rent a car all by myself. My insurance already set it up for me to go and pick out a car and drive off but i wasnt really suppose to get it without someone 21 and over. they did it for me anyway since i was 20.
    anyway, this is the car i got:

    2006 Ponitac Grand Prix v6 200hp with remote start :-D

    they said my insurance will cover me up to $25 a day so i asked them what i could get with that. They told me they only had a ford focus. i was like, uh, do you guys have anything else? he said well, someone just returned a pontiac and we can give that to you for $22 a day....

    so glad i dont have to drive around in a focus for a few weeks
  2. PeNZ

    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    Those new prix's are sweet as shit, wish I had a newer one. Mines 10years old
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Damn that is a lot of car for only 200hp
  4. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Those things cruise at such low RPMs....
  5. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    I have driven them a couple of times. They are not bad rentals.
  6. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    as far as coverage goes, i have full coverage on my own car, does that get applied to this rental car or no?
  7. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    thats a great thing to be asking
  8. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    also, another question, anyone know the 0-60 time on this car? the base 200hp 3.8litter one
  9. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    I would figure 8.5 seconds or so for the weight, power and the fact it's FWD

    They're still FWD right?
  10. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    You ain't got shit. I got a '03 Jetta 2.0 automatic for my rental car. Sticker on the dash said no smoking, ripped that fucker right off as soon as I left and burned one.

    Got all 4 wheels off the ground pulling into Taco Bell, and over train tracks numerous times. Bottomed it out so bad coming into a parking lot that the fender dented.

    Was working on my car, found out that they left the axle disconnected so it was banging the inside of the diff. Got pissed, kicked a big ass dent in the rear quarter panel.

    Neutral drops, floored everywhere I went(you had to in order to get that pile moving somewhere). My drunk friend jumped on the hood, so that was all dented to fuck too.

    I had to take my dad somewhere in it, and he told me to beat the fuck out of it so I pulled the e-brake going 40 and skidded the tires all the way down the hill. My dad was laughing his ass off, after that the car rode like pure shit because of flat spots.

    When I took the car back the motor was knocking somewhat loud and the tranny was slipping very bad.
  11. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    ...and that is good, how? I guess if you're content to be an immature ass the rest of your life then the world is your playground. :roll: :shrug:
  12. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    It's good because if you saw how bad they fucked my car up trying to warranty it, you'd understand.

    Axle was left loose, banging around inside of the diff. Dents in the trunk. Motor mounts taken off, bolts missing, etc.
  13. PeNZ

    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    n/a GPs have alright speed

    Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
    Torque: 230 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
    Curb Weight: 3477 lbs
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    nidex Hood Rich

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    If by alright speed you mean 16's, then sure.
  15. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    Probably fine enough for daily driving

    my car weighs about the same with an assload( ~60) less torque, but its still fine for getting around
  16. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    Don't you have a turbo Volvo? Crank that boost up.
  17. Mr. Ali

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    you guys know if this car requires premium gas?

    nm, looked in the manual its 87, so i can use regular
  18. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    Fuck no, if it's not high compression or forced inducted don't worry about putting 93 in.
  19. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    It wasn't a turbo, and I totaled it (to be fair, 'totaled' wasn't very much money in damages):(
    I drive an acura tsx now ( 4cyl 200hp/166ftlbs )
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    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    It's a rental car you put the cheapest gas you can find in it.
  21. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Show us the TSX. Doesn't Realtime have a GT team with TSX's or are they still on RSX's?
  22. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    Yeah, they have a TSX team. They win stuff too

    without meaning to derail the thread, here are some pics from the post your ride thread
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  23. Dustin

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    Wow, Randy Pobst is driving a Mazda 6 now
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    trancosrt floats

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    silly question, but what's up with your Corolla? You crashed it already or what? (maybe I missed a post or sth)
  25. Mr. Ali

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