The 2013 4-Door Crisper
Bored with perfection, we decided to take advantage of a promotional mailer offering three nights at a Palm Springs resort for a great price in exchange for attending a 90-minute sales pitch. What the heck, next to simmering in triple digit desert heat, my favorite thing is watching a time-share finance guy twitch as I try to explain how I make a living.
Check out these numbers: 111, 113, 108. No, those aren't the weights of three runway models after a sushi binge. Yes, those are the temperatures forecast for our stay. The problem? The AC systems in all three of my cars combined could muster a breeze about as cool and refreshing as an exhaling Dentyne chewer. The Solution? A rental.
Enter our hero, our frosty white knight, a sparkling clean late model subcompact. Make doesn't matter, to us it was a 2013 four-door Crisper. Not only did it throw out a frigid blast that would've made Sir Ernest Shackleton reach for a fleece, it got 38mpg doing it. Suweeeet. Wow, my definition of what a "cool" car is sure has changed.
Car Talk wants to know: Have you ever rented a car just for the AC?