Hertz’s Green Collecion Isn’t

Our buddy Better Miles over at Upgrade Travel takes Hertz’s “Green Collection” of rental cars to the mat. Then rolls them up in the mat. Then feeds the mat through a Fargo-like wood chipper. Then urinates on the steaming slurry.

What’s his beef? Well, these vehicles ain’t green. There are no offered hybrids. And there aren’t even non-hybrids with decent gas mileage.

Consider the Buick LaCrosse, which gets a whooping 27 mph. HIGHWAY. 19 in the city. As Better Miles notes, “Nine-frickin’-teen miles per gallon is not green. This is a pathetic attempt to appeal to Americans’ increasing unease about the price of gas. A real green offering would be welcome, but this isn’t it.” Nope.

Hertz insults our environmental intelligence with their “Green” collection [Upgrade Travel]

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  1. Keira says:

    Why suffer the indignities of a punk car like the Buick LaCrosse? Hertz might do well to also offer such clean-burning Green Wonders as the Moxy 6227B dumptruck.

    I use one myself as a daily driver, and have even upped the ante with my loud-mouthed Expedition-driving neighbor by leaving my Moxy idling in the driveway all night.

    Of course my rose bushes and siding look like someone dumped the ash pan onto them, but then so do his.

  2. Keira says:

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    …the Moxy 6227B dumptruck– http://www.warwick-ward.co.uk/art/5326best.jpg

    I use one myself as a daily driver, and have even upped the ante with my loud-mouthed Expedition-driving neighbor by leaving my Moxy idling in the driveway all night.

    Of course my rose bushes and siding look like someone dumped the ash pan onto them, but then so do his.

  3. TPA says:

    What the hell? 19MPG city? My Infiniti M45 gets 25MPG city and that’s with a V8 under the hood! I knew American cars weren’t quite up to the rest of the world’s (short of a Yugo), but that’s just pathetic. I can’t help but wonder if the low efficiency of the US car maker’s engines is due to laziness (lack of true R&D), overbearing unions which would inhibit more advanced (ie: robotic) processes for better precision, or are the US car makers really in bed with the oil cos?

  4. Anonymous coward – the answers to those questions are yes.

  5. x23 says:

    Consider the Buick LaCrosse, which gets a whooping 27 mph. HIGHWAY.

    in most states i imagine that would be illegal for highway use. 27mph is much too slow and poses a considerable danger to other drivers.

    oh. maybe you mean the completely different “mpg”… possible?