Rental car review: 2018 Cadillac XTS

by Ben

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The Cadillac XTS is a big, chunky, good-looking car.

Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and sometimes those curveballs produce hits. This is what happened to me recently with another one of my biz-trip rental cars. The rental car company with which my employer has a contract has a location twenty minutes from home in the ‘burbs, but that location recently shortened their hours- and because I didn’t know about it, it had closed before I arrived and I was unable to pick up my car for the week’s travels, which I needed that day due to an early departure the next morning. The trip was far enough that my employer would throw a fit if I claimed the miles on my personal car, and I also knew that it would be a fairly dull drive most of the way. After a few minutes of angrily fuming over the situation, I remembered the one place where you can get a rental-car just about any time of any day: the airport.

Picking up a car at the airport instead of another location has one definite advantage: airport locations have a special aisle for we who rent cars often enough to have earned special status with the rental car company. I can choose anything on that aisle for the same basic mid-size car price. I was wandering around the aisle, looking for something comfortable and interesting (and especially something on my list of cars for which I really want to write reviews) when an employee whizzing around on one of those broken-ankle-scooters cheerily informed me that there was a nice Cadillac right over there…