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  • Glencoe, Scotland. Somewhere back there was used for Hagrid's hut in the Harry Potter films. 
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  • You don't need to try hard to find spectacular scenery. 
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  • This weather is what the Scots call "atmospheric."
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  • We're on a boat. 
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  • I'm pretty sure the center stack would be pointing toward the passenger in France, too. 
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  • Push-button volume control. USB port and aux jack above the touchscreen. Mon dieu
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  • Steering wheel is the right size, feels great in your hands and is leather-wrapped even on this lower trim rental car. No audio buttons, though.
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  • Ah, there they are! Audio control hidden behind the wheel spoke in a weird pod. Took me a day to find them. 
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  • Behold, how not to design a center console. 
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  • With only 90 horsepower, tach lives in the 4-6 range quite a bit. 
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  • The key is a card-like thing that fits your pocket quite nicely. Plaid shirt a Scotland requirement. 
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  • Why yes, that is a manual transmission in a subcompact SUV. And yes, you do shift it with your left hand. 
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  • So yeah, the clutch is too close to the center console. I had heard this was a problem with French cars. Hey, at least they now swap the windshield wipers direction for the British market now. 
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  • The seats are quite comfy and the upholstery has held up well after 12,000 miles in the hands of Hertz renters. 
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  • Why yes, those are zippers. I guess you can remove the seat covers to clean them? Neat. 
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  • Things you don't see in the United States any more: airbag deactivation switches. 
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  • Seat back pockets? Ha! We'll give you bungie chords. 
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  • The back seat is mounted quite high so space is great for such a small SUV.
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  • The seat also slides to create extra cargo space. 
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  • The cargo area with the back seat slid back and the floor in place.
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  • The cargo area with the seat pushed forward.
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  • The cargo area with the seat slid back and the floor removed.
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  • The cargo area with the seat slid forward and the floor removed.
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  • Meeting the local populace.
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  • This guy really couldn't have cared less that we stopped by for a visit. Jerk.. 
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  • Like the Grand Canyon, photos just don't do Glencoe justice. I took some anyway. 
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