This wasn’t what I expected.
At the very least, a rental car offers the chance to drive something new even if it´s not the car of your dreams or as good as your normal vehicle. On my recent visit to Baden-Württemberg I´d expected to be driving a Ford Ka. This didn’t excite me very much but, as I said, it was a new car and not something I´d otherwise experience. To my disappointment, I lost the car rental roulette. All the proper cars were out and this left me with an ageing diesel Ford Transit Connect. Worse, it was one doing double duty as a mobile advertisement. I am not convinced putting this many ads on the side of the car is going to win a single customer. When is anyone going to spend the five minutes standing directly in front of such an unappealing sight as this to be able to take in the text. Reinigungsdienst Frick in Bad Bellingen offer a great service. Compounding the offence, not only was the car ugly to look at from the outside, the view from within was darkened by the pasting of the ads over the rear passenger windows.
It would be efficient of me to offer some driving notes on the Ford Transit but I won´t. I can report that it´s very big inside, as I remember it from 2004.
The car was cheap to hire though. That´ll offset the fine I am expecting for triggering a speed camera in Basel.