Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Memo to Kumho Rent-a-Car: Get Your Act Together

This is unacceptable.  Kumhorent.com/en is useless.  Even stranger: the Korean page will open in multiple browsers, even though over 90% of Koreans DO use internet explorer, but the English page won't open in Chrome or Safari or Firefox, though more than 50% of internet users outside Korea use browsers other than Internet Explorer.

In google chrome:

in firefox (aka the world's most popular browser)


frozen like this for five minutes now, in Safari:
Totally unacceptable.

5 comments:

Erik said...

Not a world leading hub of car rental, I guess.

Chris in South Korea said...

Odd that the Korean language site would open fine... So what was the verdict in IE?

azzwell said...

you know since it is Kumho Hertz you can make a reservation at Hertz.com or you can find a local rental car company that is much much cheaper than the rip off artists at Kumho

Schplook said...

And make sure you inspect the car thoroughly before taking it.
I saw a very scary documentary on Korean TV about how bad the condition of some of many rental cars are.
Pay particular attention to the condition of the tyres - it seemed to be the most common problem. Tyres were often - according to the doco - mixed ages and state of (dis-)repair, generally very old, not properly inflated, bald/treadless,
And give the brakes a good check too.

MikeInSeoul said...

Well, until the morons running their site get their act together, you can always change your user agent string to fake like you're running IE7 ...

1) open about:config

2) filter for the variable "general.useragent.extra.firefox"

3) change the value to "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)" without the quotes.

I did that and the English site opened fine in Firefox, when it would only redirect before.

Of course, it's ridiculous to have to do this. Especially when IT WORKS JUST FINE IN FIREFOX!!!