Enterprise's cheap-out cars could kill you

2007 impala
2007 impala

If you rent cars or buy used lease fleet vehicles from Enterprise, you may want to question the dealer if a side-curtain air bag is installed -- even if the sale ads claim the company's used General Motors cars have them.

A Kansas City Star investigation has discovered that the company decided, when it ordered Impalas, that the safety of its customers wasn't worth springing for the $175 to include the air bags.

According to the Star, Enterprise ordered approximately 66,000 Chevrolet Impalas between 2006 and 2008 without side curtain air bags, saving around $11.5 million.