Daily Podcast: No More Hertz Mustangs. Only Corvettes.

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

Alright, that’s a little misleading. You can still pick up a regular V6 Mustang from Hertz. And I’d imagine you always will be able to. But they aren’t offering the Hertz Shelby Mustang GT-H anymore than Coke still sells Coke 2. Between their popularity, the upkeep, the abuse, and the limited production runs, it makes sense that Hertz couldn’t keep it in the stable forever. But the Corvette as their fun sports car replacement? While I’m a huge (HUGE) Corvette fan, it does seem strangely defeatist for Hertz – a Ford vassal – to be renting off Corvettes when Ford has trillions of Mustangs that would fill the role. Even if the Mustang GT can’t hold a candle to the Corvette from a performance standpoint, so what? It’s part of the Ford family. Meanwhile, I’m not complaining. I’ve got my 436 hp toy booked for Tuesday.

Justin Berkowitz
Justin Berkowitz

Immensely bored law student. I've also got 3 dogs.

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  • Voice of Sweden Voice of Sweden on Sep 12, 2008

    Regarding imagining Faragon in L.A. ... I allways thought of Farago as the "Larry David" of Car Journalism (forgetting that Larry D. is a Prius lover.). Honestly I was surprised when I looked at the "about us" page, and Robert was that young looking!

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Sep 12, 2008

    Uh, guys? Justin? There's several free audio-editing programs out there for both Mac & PC. You know how to google. There's no need for the ending garbadge on this one.

  • Chris Haak Chris Haak on Sep 12, 2008

    How ironic - I received a Clubman press fleet vehicle this week also. It's a sweet little car, and has some of the best manual shift linkage I've ever seen in a front wheel drive car. The ergonomics are pretty kooky, though.

  • IDANECK IDANECK on Sep 15, 2008

    I've been renting from Hertz for quite some time and it's been a while since I've had a Ford. I think the last time was a Grand Marquis in NOLA right after Katrina. I've had several 4Runners, Muranos, Outbacks, and a Trailblazer. I usually rent a 4WD because of their areas and weather I travel in. Sadly, except for the Outback I would prefer Ford give me an Explorer.