This car has been a cause of frustration, inconvenience, wasted time & funds, and unnecessary anxiety for us since we collected it.
I has been mechanically unsafe to drive, and eventually we had to tow it to return it to the owner. Although we are manual drivers we found this gearstick extremely difficult to engage into gear so we were constantly settling to drive it in 3rd/4th gears, which resulted in frequent stalling and unsafe situations on the road. As the day went on it became more difficult and eventually impossible to engage it in reverse which was very frustrating and unsafe, making it impossible to reverse park. Eventually when we parked the car we could not reverse it out of the carpark which was on a slope se we had to call the owner to discuss, he was COMPLETELY unavailbale by any means. We had to seek emergency after hour support from car next door who arranged for RACV to attend, they confirmed the car was undriveable and arranged it to be towed back to owner. This is not our idea of fun when hiring a car, and certainly not the standard we are used to from car next door. Hope others don't find this out the hard way.