I love cars so much so that I rent cars quite often - just about every weekend. Over the past two and a half years, I have averaged 4 rentals a month (counting weekday rentals as well). I have driven them all: small, large, white, black, hatchback to luxury. and they ALL tell a unique story......
No story as drastic as this past weekends. I was fortunate enough to rent a brand new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and it was a thing of true beauty!!!!! Outside of driving in torrential rains on Friday night (#jesusbeaboat was my prayer) - the weather for the rest of the weekend was BEAUTIFUL and the top was down the whole weekend!!!!
As the night was coming to an end on Saturday, 4 blocks from my house, sitting at a green light waiting patiently for traffic to move....... BAM!!!!!
Someone in a white commercial van SLAMMED into the back of my car - MY BRAND NEW CHEVROLET CAMARO WITH THE TOP DOWN!!!! (do you feel my pain?) After getting over the shock of being in my first car accident ever (almost 7 years of having my license), and making sure my passengers (dad and lil bro) were ok - the tears flowed. We were pushed from one side of the intersection to the other, with no damage to anyone (thank the Lord Jesus).
I want to insert here how awesome God is, because there were two things that were done for and during this rental that proved how awesome God is.
First: Basic insurance is automatically included with your rental, however you can add additional coverage, which normally I ALWAYS decline - however, my brother suggested getting it for this car and we did - can you scream: THANK YOU JESUS!!!!
Secondly, we were coming from running errands with a trunkful of groceries, target bags, etc. With one stop left for the day, my dad suggested unloading my trunk before going to our last stop - I didn't want to - but we did - and boy am I glad - our trunk was hit badly in the accident and whose to say, we would have been able to unload after.....
I say this all to say, despite having a terrible two hours on Saturday night and few spoiled plans - there was still plenty of happiness in this situation. NO ONE WAS HURT!!!! I had a brand new rental, enjoyed driving it, and looked good in it (I'm a bit vain when it comes to cars). I went out on Friday night with friends, spent all day Saturday with my two favorite men, and lived it up in Brooklyn with my little brother until it was time to return the car. The car was still drivable after the accident and the drop top was not injured!!!!!!
Someone told me on Friday - nothing but positive vibes are allowed when I talk to him - and that mantra was my theme for the weekend - nothing, not even a car accident can destroy my destiny!!!!!
I have included pictures of some of my favorite rentals below. Don't be jealous - start renting and enjoying a new version of freedom today. Btw, most of the rentals, I have either gotten at steep discounted prices or FREE! Hertz takes care of me #goldfivestarstatus!
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Hint: Renting from an airport gives you a better selection of cars and considerably lower prices