The cars we rented this time -2012 France and Spain

2012 Spain and Francecardrive

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I’m updating the fixed page yesterday, but I’d like to cover it again in a blog post.

May 2012 Part 1 France: FIAT PUNTO EVO

(Location: Milmande, Rhône-Alpes, France)


The interior was not bad, but to be honest, it was underpowered and not very comfortable or interesting to drive. It may be a car that is opposite to the car that shows torque even at a low rpm that is seen in the compact car of the price that is easy to say whether it is the recent mainstream or my taste.

Especially in this French stage, there were a lot of mountain roads, and I can’t tell you how many times I cried about the lack of power on the uphills…

In addition, this was the first gasoline car after a long time. (Europe is mainly diesel.)

I don’t want to ride it again.

May 2012 Part 2 Spain: Audi A1

(Location: High Speed SA in the suburbs of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain)


I finally got to drive the Audi of my dreams! I was very happy to be able to rent the same car as the sample car when I booked Europcar!

When you step on the accelerator, the acceleration is totally different! And the speed increased in no time! I now understand why Audi passed me one after another at high speed (laughs).

Before I drove it, I thought it might be noisy at high speed in 5th gear, but it was no problem at all. But it’s no problem at all. So I guess it is only available up to 5th gear outside of Germany.

It also has a lot of power at low RPMs, so I didn’t have any trouble at all driving it around town. I would rent it again and again!