One of my favourite travel blogs, Travel Rants, has this great section called “Introduce Yourself”. Scrolling through the comments I can see that there have been a fair few people who have done just this.
Remarkably this managed to get the wheels turning in my brain (they were a bit rusty) and it got me thinking about trying something similiar on this blog. It would be a great way to get to know our customers a little better and perhaps learn a thing or too about them. So I would love for you to post a comment introducing yourself and, if you like, tell us something about who you are. To add a bit more fun into the mix I would also encourage you to read the following descriptions and tell us which character best describes you (it is all in the name of research!)…
Are you a Lauren Cooper (from the Catherine Tate Show)?
You are a Lauren Cooper if to you a car is just a car. Renting a car is just a means to an end. It makes no difference what you get as long as it gets you from A to B.
So when the Avis rental agent excitedly informs you that they are handing you the keys to a nice new Fiat Bravo, your response is “Am I bovvered?”
Are you a Forrest Gump?
You are a Forrest Gump if you get excited when you pick up your hire car because you know it could be a Renault Megane, Ford Focus, Peugeot 307 or a Fiat Bravo but you do not know which. You don’t care which one because either way you get to try something different to what is currently sitting on your driveway (although you are secretly hoping it is the Fiat Bravo).
For you, “car rental is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get” (of course I am applying this analogy to finding out what specific make/model you get within a pre-selected car category!).
Are you an Andy Pipken (Little Britain)?
You are an Andy Pipken if it is really important that you get specifically what you want, that the make/model is exactly the one you booked in advance. You want to guarantee that the car you drive is a brand, style and performance of a car that you are comfortable with. For you our Select Series is the only way to go!
So when you pick out the Audi A4 on the Select Series you declare “I want that one!”.
Sorry if the characters aren’t a bit more flattering (but hey it’s just a bit of fun!). I am looking forward to hearing from you!