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Old April 15th, 2012, 18:14   #31
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Something just occurred to me . . there's a fairly large Ford dealer near me that for years has
rented Fords and the operation isn't just connected to their service dept/body shop
and isn't run by Enterprise of anything like that.
It is,essentially, a stand alone rental agency.
I'm wondering if any VW dealers are known to do that kind of thing?
I'd *love* to be able to rent a 4 cylinder VW (or Audi) TDI for a day or two
in anticipation of my MB being stolen and not recovered, totaled, etc.


Don't know of any in your area, but out here, Capistrano VW used to. Don't know whether they still do or not.

I believe that they are probably selling all the TDIs vehicles that they can get!



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Old April 16th, 2012, 17:35   #32
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Finally! Maybe now I'll stop mis-fueling their Jettas with Diesel since that's all I've driven for the last 6 years... (and likely all I will drive for the next 6 years).
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Old April 17th, 2012, 07:46   #33
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MPBsr: > Had to sign a waiver that I was responsible for any
> damage if gas was pumped into the system.
> I could just imagine what's going to happen with the TDI rentals.


My guess is that they'll have a similar waiver requirement,
and mention nothing about the actual costs (in part
because the counter clerk will have no clue). This will
sting about one driver per month, until it happens to
the first renting lawyer ...
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:56   #34
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Rented Golf and Passat Tdis in Europe when ever I get a chance.

In England, they don't just drive on the other side of the road, they put the gearstick on your left side as well.

Takes a little adjusting....
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:04   #35
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Rented Golf and Passat Tdis in Europe when ever I get a chance.

In England, they don't just drive on the other side of the road, they put the gearstick on your left side as well.

Takes a little adjusting....
Do the wipers park on the right and sweep to the left?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:17   #36
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No, but, the wiper switch is where the wiper is on our cars, and when the wipers get switched on by accident, it says "dumb american, dumb american". At least that is what I heard when driving in New Zealand. Shifting with the left hand was easier than remembering where that turn signal switch was, at least for me...
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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:30   #37
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No, but, the wiper switch is where the turn signal is on our cars, and when the wipers get switched on by accident, it says "dumb american, dumb american". At least that is what I heard when driving in New Zealand. Shifting with the left hand was easier than remembering where that turn signal switch was, at least for me...
I have run into a similar situation with a forklift and a truck. Turning around the truck, I couldn't figure out why I kept turning on the turn signals until I realized on the forklift the FNR lever is there.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 17:17   #38
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My Peugeot 504D wagon had the headlight on/off lever one the left side of the steering column and the turn signal lever on the right side. I made more than one left turn at night with the headlights off as I went back and forth between different vehicles.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 17:18   #39
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I searched Hertz at the airports I sometimes go to: LEX, SDF, DEN, SLC & SFO - the "Green Traveller Collection" option produced NO Jettas at all, least of all TDIs. Can't misfuel what is not there. The choices in the Green Traveller Collection are not very green, IMO.
They don't offer them at their airport locations, just their "Local Edition" locations. I saw that a place in southern Georgia had them.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:50   #40
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They don't offer them at their airport locations, just their "Local Edition" locations. I saw that a place in southern Georgia had them.
More likely to get the chance to tell the renter "If you put gas in it, you own it!".
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:23   #41
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The problem with that,in the US at least (if not in Canada),is that the typical renter will say "what's diesel?"
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The problem with that,in the US at least (if not in Canada),is that the typical renter will say "what's diesel?"
I know, I was posting that for fun (FWIW, it was the keys to our rental on a brief UK holiday back in '04, and the car was a B5.5 Passat, 1.9 TDI PD, manual: )

I saw a local VW dealer use a Jetta TDI as a garage courtesy car. I thought that was pretty gutsy. They did put a bright yellow and red "diesel only" label over the fuel cap that was big enough to go at least half the length of the quarter panel

Pretty hard to miss!
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My dealer has 2 tdi loaners with big "diesel fuel only" stickers on the fuel doors!!!
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My dealer has 2 tdi loaners with big "diesel fuel only" stickers on the fuel doors!!!
I also have received a diesel loaner from my dealer. I think they would only let someone have it if they already drove a diesel, not a customer with a gas rig. Of course, I imagine if someone specificly requested it they would allow it. If they ask, that should mean they know what it is!
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