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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    bluelines:
    fritz:
    reginos:

    RC, always posts during his holidays, except this time. I suspect he wanted a detox from rennteam, although he doesn't want to admit it.

    You can tell from his Hertz rant that he was suffering from Cold Turkey.    SmileySmiley

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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    SuzyF:

    OMG RC! How on earth can you drive a Cadillac Escalade?  mail Do you fancy a new carreer as a rapper? 
     

    The 2014 Escalade is a pretty sweet ride. Quality is OK (not as good as on my Jeep GC though), the ride quite sporty and steering is quite direct (though not really sporty), I actually like this car a lot because it offers a lot of room for the family. I wish I had a career as a rapper, so I would make tons of money. Smiley

    Seriously, I think I would rather leave some famiily behind than drive an Escalade.... Smiley (Maybe it's a good thing that I don't want kids, i would be a bad mother I guess).

    The alternatives aren't really that great. The Mercedes GL is the only family SUV which is acceptable, everything else (especially that Lincoln Navigator I mentioned) really sucks. Some friends of ours, they were in the US for the first time with their kids, got a Nissan Rogue from their rental company (National) and would have loved to have an Escalade. We had a Tahoe once but this car was horrible, so much plastic in the interior, horrible.

    oh.. Welcome back BTW indecision I hope that you, despite the Hertz problems, enjoyed a very nice vacation. kiss

    The Hertz problem was solved fast, thanks to that Hertz CEO we knew from the past (what a nice person, I haven't seen him for over three years and he still helped us, even if he wasn't in the US anymore). The vacation itself was wonderful, we had a great time. One little exception though: This "little fellow" starred at me while I was taking a picture of it (not at a park but in free nature). Just later I realized how dangerous this situation has been...this snake was only one meter away from my right leg. Stupid me (if I'm not mistaken, this is a Cottonmouth and very poisonous).

    1398678807903snake.jpg

     

    Our Easter Sunday breakfast...what a view.

    1398678847148beach.jpg


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    RC:

    ... (if I'm not mistaken, this is a Cottonmouth and very poisonous).

    1398678807903snake.jpg

    It may be, although, I am not herpetologist enough to say definitively from that picture. But, if they aren't hungry and/or are a little cool and are not moulting, and you don't threaten them too much, they are relatively docile. Did it open it's mouth at you? If so, that would have been a good time to back off, and also aids in the identification. They are certainly not uncommon in that area.


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    Hey RC, good to hear you've got it sorted with Hertz after all.. that sounds like terrible service and thankfully you got contacts to get a better deal vs. being bend over their counter and taking it... Would you still recommend Hertz? I have a California roadtrip planned this August and I am looking at my rental... Last year i picked Enterprise, but I want it cheaper and since I am driving 12,000km in 3 weeks i'd like unlimited miles etc.. I am looking to rent in the US (Seattle) over here in Vancouver because they charge a lot more and have distance restrictions... 

    Hope you're having a great holiday and I am already looking forward to some good pics !


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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    SuzyF:

    OMG RC! How on earth can you drive a Cadillac Escalade?  mail Do you fancy a new carreer as a rapper? 

    Seriously, I think I would rather leave some famiily behind than drive an Escalade.... Smiley (Maybe it's a good thing that I don't want kids, i would be a bad mother I guess).

    oh.. Welcome back BTW indecision I hope that you, despite the Hertz problems, enjoyed a very nice vacation. kiss


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     

    Smiley

    My thoughts exactly, or at least leave a suitcase behind and go for that AMG!


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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    Porker:
    SuzyF:

    OMG RC! How on earth can you drive a Cadillac Escalade?  mail Do you fancy a new carreer as a rapper? 

    Seriously, I think I would rather leave some famiily behind than drive an Escalade.... Smiley (Maybe it's a good thing that I don't want kids, i would be a bad mother I guess).

    oh.. Welcome back BTW indecision I hope that you, despite the Hertz problems, enjoyed a very nice vacation. kiss


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     

    Smiley

    My thoughts exactly, or at least leave a suitcase behind and go for that AMG!

    The E63 AMG fits only two large (and half empty) suitcases, the S550 we got offered only three...also half empty.

    Wait until you have kids (and a wife who travels with no less than ten pairs of shoes) and we talk again. Smiley Smiley

    The Escalade is quite a comfy ride and I would always prefer it over a Cayenne V6 for example...or a crappy Lincoln Navigator.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    Atzporsche:

    Hey RC, good to hear you've got it sorted with Hertz after all.. that sounds like terrible service and thankfully you got contacts to get a better deal vs. being bend over their counter and taking it... Would you still recommend Hertz? I have a California roadtrip planned this August and I am looking at my rental... Last year i picked Enterprise, but I want it cheaper and since I am driving 12,000km in 3 weeks i'd like unlimited miles etc.. I am looking to rent in the US (Seattle) over here in Vancouver because they charge a lot more and have distance restrictions... 

    Hope you're having a great holiday and I am already looking forward to some good pics !

    Usually, I am pretty satisfied with Hertz. Don't know what happened with them in Orlando. Pretty weird. Usually they only forgot the child booster seat (happily not needed anymore) from time to time but our Orlando experience was really bad and a similar thing happened a couple of years ago, when we actually met that Hertz exec who was regional manager at that time. I am a nice person and usually try to handle issues in a friendly manner but this time, I was really p.ss.d.

    Be careful with upgrades: They offer them quite easily and you may get the feeling that it doesn't cost anything or not much but they charge quite a lot for upgrades.

    I like about Hertz that I can specify the exact type of car (Gold Service, certain vehicles only) we get, so no surprises when it comes to luggage. My wife once told me to take something less expensive, so we took the largest (no luxury) SUV class and ended up with a small SUV which barely fitted three luggage pieces. Never again. Same happened to some friends with National, they were at the same time in Florida with us and got a small Nissan Rogue (two adults and two adolescent boys...the pure transportation horror). With two kids and a cranky wife (after a ten hour flight), you want everything to go down smoothly. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Sorry for hijacking this thread but I saw this little fellow too in Florida, not sure what it is but it was a pretty small snake and no real threat since it was about 2 meters away sitting on a bush, enjoying the sunlight.

    I've seen many snakes in Florida but never encountered an aggressive one. So if you leave them in peace and if you are careful where you walk, you should be fine.

    snake2.jpg

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Nice little purse... Ehmmmm snake I mean! Snake!! angry smiley

    Just kidding... Actually I'm always kinda intrigued by snakes. There's just something mysterious about them....


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    RC, I see you still like going to the Trump International in Sunny Isles. You should try the St Regis in Bal Harbor Next time. 

    Anyways back to topic - 

    I see Nick Murry ordered a new BMW M4 for his next car.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlEWT3YUazk


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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    EnglishManInNY:

    RC, I see you still like going to the Trump International in Sunny Isles. You should try the St Regis in Bal Harbor Next time. 

    Anyways back to topic - 

    I see Nick Murry ordered a new BMW M4 for his next car.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlEWT3YUazk

    I hope BMW gets that specific car right, for their sake. Smiley


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    I think Nick's style is more BMW than Porsche.  Good choice.


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    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    I must admit I miss my E93 M3 a lot.... laugh


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    2013 BMW 750 xDrive & 2012 x5 & 2014 991 TTS Cab. Range Rover V8 on order June14 - GT3 or Huracan to add next......decisions decisions decisions.....


    Re: Porsche should be ashamed!

    reginos:

    I think Nick's style is more BMW than Porsche.  Good choice.

    Smiley


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