Renting a Venue, AMA
I'm down in Puerto Rico visiting family over the weekend while my son's on spring break. Thrifty handed me the keys to a Hyundai Venue with 2k miles. So far it's done its automotive duties competently. I'll get around to writing a review of it after I return. Some pics:
Some pictures of the local landscape:
Chariotoflove last edited by
What do you think of those wheels? I kinda like them. What's the power and driving like in rental spec?
ClassicDatsunDebate last edited by
@aremmes at least the local landscape is nice!
Taylor Martin last edited by
@aremmes Why does the speedo go 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 85, 100, and so forth... that ain't right?
Also, have you driven a Soul? Similar or different (even though they're the same car)?
@chariotoflove The wheels are fine. They seem typical of the category, and thus fly easily under the radar.
Driving-wise, it's competent. A small engine with a CVT has a tendency to rubber-band on takeoff, but once going it responds quickly and the CVT switches rapidly when needed. The suspension feels compliant on PR's shit-ass roads.
@taylor-martin The speedo thing irks me. I have no idea why it was done that way, but Hyundai are not the only ones.
I have not driven a Soul, but have driven a Rio and the Venue drives almost identically.
@aremmes how is navigating PR roads if your Spanish ability is extremely limited? Asking for a friend that is actually me.
@forsweden US DOT regulations apply here, so highway signage should look familiar to anyone who drives in the US or Canada. Speed limits are signed in MPH, too, but distances are marked in kilometers. Backroads are a different matter, though, since in most places they're poorly signed.
TexturedSoyProtein last edited by
@forsweden The road signs are in Spanish but look very much like anywhere else in the US. I had to GIS for that because I'm conversational enough in Spanish that I didn't remember having any difficulty navigating.
As long as you know the Spanish for compass directions, right, left, and exit, you'll be fine. And your phone's navigation will still talk to you in English.
Unless you go to particularly out of the way places, most everybody speaks English. And the coffee and breakfast sandwiches are KILLER.
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@taylor-martin FYI The Venue and Soul are different cars. The Venue is on the the K2 platform with the 2017-newer Accents and Rios. The Soul is on the older GB platform with the last gen i20(European). The Venue is also smaller in every dimension.
@texturedsoyprotein I do like breakfast, sandwiches, and breakfast sandwiches