Rental Car Terminology

Old Jan 12th, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Rental Car Terminology

I was looking around Internet for low priced car rentals. I stumbled across one company called cheapcarhire.com

I was baffled by the term used to describe the transmissions: False.

What on earth does the company mean by describing a transmission as false?
I normally think of the transmission being either manual or automatic, not true or false.

The car is real, but the transmission is false? I bring my own gear box? What?
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 01:45 AM
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That's why their cars are so cheap.

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 02:48 AM
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The answer is on their website:

"Any car group that does not state Automatic is a Manual Transmission."

The description label has not been populated next to transmission, that's all, so it's showing as false.
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Oh? Then why is the term "True" sprinkled in amongst the the ones that read "False". A 1 bit showed up in the field by accident? \

Perhaps their exclusive or is a bit too exclusive, or inclusive as the case may be. It still makes little sense to the average web seeker.

I think if the question was: This car has a transmission. T F

Then we could take our pick.
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Does the car have an engine?
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Old Jan 14th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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It is a transmission that betrays you by slipping into 4th from 2nd as you go down Mount Washington....
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