Rental Truck

My car, a 2014 Ford Focus, is in the local Ford dealer’s shop for transmission work. Fortunately, the car is still covered by a warranty so the repairs won’t cost me anything. But I won’t get my car back for a week or two. I didn’t want to go that long without a vehicle, so I rented a car.

To be more accurate, I should say that I rented a truck. I didn’t make a rental car reservation in advance, and when I arrived at the local Enterprise Rental Car dealer they only had pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles available. They assigned a pickup truck to me.

My rented truck, a 2019 Nissan Frontier, in the parking lot at Lake Chabot Regional Park.

If I had a choice, I would have taken an economy or mid-size car. My Ford Focus is pretty small so I’m used to driving a small vehicle. My rented Nissan Frontier truck is huge, so I have to adjust to driving and parking a large vehicle. I’ll also have to adjust to the low gas mileage this big and heavy truck will get, compared to my little Ford Focus.

The truck is much longer than my Ford Focus and it barely fits inside my garage. On the bright side, the truck is powerful and comfy. It is also brand new. I’m the first rental customer to get behind its wheel. The truck had 8 miles on it when I drove it off of the Enterprise lot.