The Ultimate Choosing a Rental Car Quiz

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The Ultimate Choosing a Rental Car Quiz
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About This Quiz

Having a rental car on your trip can make getting around a lot easier, but choosing one can be a hassle. There are many agencies and many cars to choose from. See what you know about choosing a rental car by taking this quiz and pick up some handy tips along the way.
What is the term given to beneficial stress?
distress
eustress
Eustress describes a type of stress that is beneficial, such as the stress which comes from seeing an exhilarating view. Distress is a type of stress usually caused by frustration. Organizing yourself before a trip can help you to eliminate distress and increase eustress.
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What sort of cars can you rent from rental car agencies?
family cars only
convertibles only
any car
These days you can rent almost any type of car, from mini cars to luxury cars or an SUV.

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What should you consider before renting a convertible?
the weather
A convertible will be a waste of money if the weather at your destination is going to be rain or snow. Also, consider the amount of luggage you have, as a convertible may not be the most appropriate option if you have too many bags to fit in the trunk.
your hair
the terrain

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Why is it best to decide what type of car you will need earlier in the planning process?
You will have more car options.
The earlier you decide on a type of car you need, the more cars will be available, leaving you more options to choose from.
You should decide your itinerary based on your car.
You might forget to reserve a car if you leave it too late.

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What do you need to be careful of when renting a car in Europe?
Check that the quoted price is in dollars.
Make sure the steering wheel is on the correct side.
Make sure the car is big enough.
European cars are generally smaller than American cars. Make sure you reserve a car that will be big enough for your travel party, but will also fit through the narrow streets of some of the European towns.

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What is a problem with large sized cars?
They are generally tall.
They consume a lot of gas.
Larger cars consume a lot of gas. They may also be difficult to maneuver.
They have lots of space.

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Which is the most commonly rented car in the USA?
compact cars
mid-sized cars
Most Americans rent mid-sized cars, since they generally have better fuel economy and are less expensive to rent.
large cars

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Which type of transmission do most rental cars in the U.S. have?
automatic
Most rental cars have automatic transmissions, since all drivers can drive automatics. However, you can ask for manual if you prefer. It is generally good to clarify which type of transmission your rental car will have, since in some countries manual is the norm.
manual
tiptronic

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What ultimately decides which car you will get?
what is available on the day
The actual car you end up with will depend on what the rental car agency has available on the day. If you want a specific type of car, try and find an agency that has many of them so that your chances of having one available for you will increase.
what the weather is on the day
how nice the rental agency representative is

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In which of the following countries does the driver sit on the right?
Italy
Canada
Ireland
In countries such as Ireland and England the steering wheel is on the right. Consider this when choosing which transmission you want, as the manual gears will be on the left in these cars. This can get confusing if you're not used to it and an automatic transmission may be a better option in this case.

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