posted on December 14th, 2015

Put a little pep in your step

Throughout December, we’re showcasing some of the sweetest cars that Turo owners have to offer with our “12 cars of Christmas” blog series. Start ticking cars off your must-drive bucket list, or get inspired to rent out your killer ride and share the love with other car aficionados.

Some cars blend into the background, and some just can’t help but be noticed. Jason M.’s Alfa Romeo without question belongs in the latter camp. “I wasn’t even in the market for a car,” he recalled. “Then I saw it on Facebook and just thought, ‘Wow.’” And the rest is history.

Alfa 6

Not a car for gearheads with a penchant for modern amenities, “it’s very much a no-frills car. It’s made of really high-end, lightweight materials that are usually reserved for much more expensive cars; there are a lot of elements that hearken back to old-school design,” he said.

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Since it’s missing the aforementioned creature comforts, “it’s not really built for road tripping.” It is, however, perfect for shorter joyrides and local getaways. Jason’s driven it around Northern New Jersey and New York, and his renters have clocked some miles around the Tri-State area. “People often take it for a weekend getaway. A few have taken it to the Hamptons, another upstate, and another to Philly,” he recalls.

Alfa 2

“Most renters are car enthusiasts; some have been in the market for one and just wanted to try it out for a few days before committing.”

Alfa 3

“A big car fanatic” himself, Jason saw the value in the investment immediately. Justifying the purchase by renting it out, he also uses it as a branding tool for his high-end real estate brokerage, Urban Luxe. “It’s a really neat little package to have as far as sports cars go.”

Alfa 5
In the Jersey City area and looking for the drive of your life? Try out Jason’s Alfa Romeo and get ready to turn some heads.

Megan is the copywriter and content tsarina at Turo. She lives to wander near and far, never met a beach (or dog) she didn’t like, and loves to talk postmodern lit and theory to anyone who’ll listen.