The company only shells out for a compact rental car. Thus, got stuck with a Toyota Yaris. It took a while after leaving the airport to realize that there was something amiss in the vehicle... The speedometer and other instrument panels are located in the center of the dashboard, as opposed to being located behind the steering wheel where they can be easily read by the driver! Suppose the central position saves Toyota some cost between left and right-side wheel column versions. Unfortunately, it makes it difficult to glance at one's speed among other readouts. It's not clear why someone would want to drive a Yaris unless size or cost are factors. Toyota touts the Yaris' 35 MPG highway EPA rating, but that's only one more mile per gallon than the larger Toyota Corolla. Toyota sells the Prius for people who care about fuel economy. The Prius handles similarly to the Yaris, which is not so great compared to what this blogger is used of driving, or even a Corolla. Anyhow, end of rant. At least the breaks worked in the Yaris.