Some room for improvement, then? Possibly. But in the hand of director Whatshisname, all wasted.
The "plot", such as it is, carbon-copies all road chase movies that came before, from "Duel", to "Mirage", to the first "Joy Ride" - two couples, one car, one evil trucker. The dialogue repeats "Rusty Nail's" original quips, for those who need direct references to understand what they're watching, and the performances are exactly such as can be expected from a direct-to-video road slasher.
However, since this one came out after "Hostel", there is of course a "torture" scene that is torturous to sit through - but only for the viewer, because of its boredom - and a chase so exciting I fell asleep through it twice. Then, a while later, comes a shot that seems to be the most exciting thing the director has ever seen in his life.
The package comes complete with a "surprise" conclusion - stolen both from "Duel" *and* the original "Joy Ride's" alternate DVD ending - sure to surprise many viewers under the age of 7. (The ending and the dialogue isn't the only thing recycled from the original; this "sequel" steals even a deleted scene from its predecessor, only adding a "funny" line about jaws to it...)
In other words, yet another cheap, idiotic video "sequel" to avoid.