Rental car model question
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Feb 6, 2013 10:36 PM Last Post By: sarikanarya
Feb 6, 2013 12:10 PM
Rental car model questionWe will be in Turkey this June and plan to book a car for the portion of our trip from Izmir to Antalya. The company (economycarrentals.com) we're looking at offers the following manual vehicles all at about the same price: Toyota Yaris (economy), Fiat Albea (compact), Ford Fiesta (economy), Hyundia i20 (manual, diesel).
I think we'll need a bit of power as there are some hills in our route and the diesel option is nice for cheaper gas. We had a Yaris on another trip and it was painfully weak. (We're not in a hurry and we do drive small compact cars at home.) Does anyone know about these other models and whether they would be adequate for our route with 2 adults and 1 child. And if finding diesel gas is a problem.
Thanks for you help.
Feb 6, 2013 12:21 PM
1Okay,I asked my pet petrol head(dear husband!)and he says the Hyundai as it is a 1.4 engine with good torque(like I know what that means...) and being diesel will be economical too.Being ecomomy models he thinks the Yaris and Fiesta will be smaller engines and you'll struggle up hills,the Fiat he laughed at....
Feb 6, 2013 12:22 PM
Feb 6, 2013 12:26 PM
3Thank you, Sarikanarya. I'm so happy you have a "petrol head" in your household. You are truly a full service resource for Turkey. My husband will understand the 1.4 engine and good torque and be pleased with that. He was not happy with my last Yaris choice. I'm so glad I asked.
Feb 6, 2013 4:11 PM
4I agree with the above comments.
In 2010 I drove a diesel 2 litre engine Ford Mondeo from Istanbul - Gallipoli - Cannakale - Bergama/return to Istanbul and had no trouble finding diesel fuel. We only had to fill up twice. With 3 adults and suitcases on-board and many mountain climbs the performance was good and we achieved 7 litres/100 kms fuel consumption.
BTW torque = pulling power and diesel engines provide more pulling power fom lower engine revolutions than conventional petrol engines.
Although our Mondeo was automatic, I agree with the choice of a manual transmission for the smaller engined Hyundai. That way you can more readily change down to lower gears when you need to get that extra pulling power for driving up the steep hills.
Feb 6, 2013 5:36 PM
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