comparable to what i will never know

When I talked to State Farm Insurance (the insurance company of the ass that slammed into me) several times this past week in an attempt to get a rental car, they assured me I would be put in something comparable to what I was driving. I was driving a Ford Escape.

Yesterday, I find out that they only allow a “Standard” rental car. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is where I picked up my car, lists their “standard” cars at a Pontiac G6, Dodge Stratus, or a Pontiac Vibe (which I’m driving now). How on this glorious planet or any of those cars comparable to a small-size SUV?

Three different State Farm Claims Adjusters told me to get something comparable. If it weren’t for Enterprise telling me that the insurance company would only pay for $24.55/day, I would have wound up with an SUV and a very hefty rental bill.

Today when I call the Claims Adjuster that’s associated with my claim, she says, “Oh, I should have probably explained that better.” You think?

com‧pa‧ra‧blecapable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison.

Used in a sentence? A Pontiac Vibe is not comparable to a Ford Escape.


  1. I am really feeling for you with all this accident garbage you are going through — especially the neck injury. Ugh. I would so be wanting to sue the pants off any jackass that ran into me, especially when they were so negligent.

    Now, I have never driven a Ford Escape, but I do know that Pontiac Vibes are crappy! I received one as a rental car on a business trip and I hated that thing so bad by the time the trip was over. It’s about as worthless as a PT Cruiser, which I have gotten stuck with on a business trip.

  2. When I had my wreck, my insurance company claimed a Hyundai Elantra was comparable to my Ford F-150, thus proving that people in the auto insurance industry don’t actually drive.

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