We at PB Supercars offer a high standard of car hire, however with other organisations this might not always be the case. Indeed, there might not always be a super car for hire at all. We thought it might be interesting to speculate on the worst possible hire cars, so here goes:
Famous really for nothing other than being small, the Peel P50 would present a couple of issues if you were collect this from a car rental firm. First of all, most of us are probably familiar with the unfortunate fact that many sub-standard car rental companies own and use overcrowded garages. With this in mind, imagine negotiating one of these cramped spaces without a reverse gear. With an engine that would often be only around 49cc, you might just be best opting for a bicycle to save time…
Once a symbol of off-road excellence the Hummer H3 is probably best left at that. Whilst there might be ample room for luggage, it’s surely liable to drink fuel like it’s going out of fashion and you’d constantly appear as if you were a chauffeur delivering a group of teenagers to their prom night, not ideal.
Smart ForTwo Cabrio
Whilst the size of Smart car is a well-documented bonus and issue, depending who you speak to, the ‘Cabrio’ version offers a new problem. Fot those who believe that bigger actually is better, this might not be the right choice… Roaming around with the roof around, boxed in this compact delight might not help that large ego.
A pretty box-standard family car, and VW might be a surprise on this list, being a flagship for German engineering. Unfortunately, the Touran disgraces that name with an average 46% of them breaking down on UK roads annually. Reportedly the axle and suspension systems on the Touran are notorious for causing issues, it’s probably wise to steer clear if you’re offered one of these at the rental desk.
Shelby Mustang GT500
Now many of us might be pretty pleased if we were handed the keys to one of these, I wouldn’t grin too soon though, nor would you be smiling when you’re at the fuel station down the road. This great beast of burden only has a 50 litre fuel tank, not great if you’re tearing about with a 5.4 litre V8 engine on the go.