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Ford Focus ST 2015 — Car rental alternative in Columbia, SC
Ford Focus ST 2015

4.83

(32 trips)

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Dream big in Columbia

Eclectic and gorgeous, South Carolina’s capital city is well worth visiting. Here, you can tour impressive old mansions, wander through gorgeous gardens, and examine centuries of art. One of the largest cities in the state, Columbia also has a vibrant arts culture, delectable restaurant scene, and long-standing sports tradition.

Discover the area’s Civil War history, stroll along the river promenade, and light up the night with fireflies in nearby Congaree National Park.

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Full of history and beauty, Columbia is a great tourist city.

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South Carolina Statehouse

This Greek Revival capitol is one of South Carolina’s most famous attractions. Not only is the Statehouse a stunningly beautiful building, but its grounds are home to impressive monuments and statues. You can even see where the Statehouse was struck by cannonballs during the Civil War.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Home to 2,000 animals and more than 4,000 plant species, Riverbanks is an award-winning tourist attraction, perfect for a lovely outdoor excursion. See South Carolina’s first water-powered textile mill, get up close and personal with birds and reptiles, and don’t miss the koalas!

South Carolina State Museum

At the massive State Museum, about 70,000 objects tell the story of South Carolina’s flora and fauna, first settlements, military history, culture, travel, and technology. Take a peek at a life-sized megalodon replica and be sure to see America’s first locomotive.

Top hosts in Columbia, SC

Kenneth C.

Kenneth C.

All-Star Host

603 tripsJoined Mar 2014
This was my first experience with Toro but it was the best at ever renting a car! The Corsey’s were absolutely awesome to rent from recommend them anytime!
Penny B.- June 20, 2022
Highly recommend, would rent again.
Tom W.- June 22, 2022

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Ford F-150 2013 — Truck rental alternative in Columbia, SC
Ford F-150 2013

5.0

(60 trips)

All-Star Host

Andrew O.

Andrew O.

All-Star Host

384 tripsJoined May 2020
Andrew was very accommodating. Had a few minor issues with radio & air but he was prompt and even came out to my home to service
Jennifer W.- June 20, 2022
My first time using this service. If I'm ever in need of a rental I'll definitely use it again. Andrew was great and made sure I was ok with everything. My kids enjoyed the ride as well.
James B.- April 17, 2022

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Hit the road

Centrally located in South Carolina, Columbia is just a jaunt away from awe-inspiring natural marvels, happening historic towns, and more museums than you can possibly see in one trip. Wherever you travel, the state’s rolling green hills, serene river banks, and distant mountains are sure to provide a scenic drive. Grab a full fuel tank

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Congaree National Park

Explore an otherworldly landscape of huge trees and diverse plants. At Congaree National Park, only about 20 miles from city center, you can see the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the U.S. Its 26,000 acres include hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing, and wildlife viewing.

Charlotte, NC

Less than two hours away is Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina and a popular hub for culture, sports, and dining. Home to historic buildings, beautiful parks, and unique restaurants, it’s the perfect spot for a fun day trip.

Greenville

Featuring a 50-foot waterfall and a suspension bridge with jaw-dropping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is a city like no other. Car lovers will enjoy the BMW factory, foodies will love the restaurants on main street, and everyone will appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Falls Park.

Recent reviews

Tevin W.
Jeep Renegade 2016

Made entire rental process smooth, thanks!

Tevin W.
- March 13, 2022
Joseph A.
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 2013

Daneisha was very helpful and responded immediately to my last minute reservation request upon landing in Columbia, SC. The vehicle was above and beyond what I needed for the trip and the price was better than any rental company from the airport. I would recommend this vehicle and host to anyone in need of a car when in Columbia, SC.

Joseph A.
- April 2, 2022
Anthony W.
Subaru Forester 2014

Rental process was great and fast the pick up was quick and professional I will be using the app and Joshua again!!

Anthony W.
- February 27, 2022
Marvin Jason L.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2016

Matt made sure he accommodated us when no other local car rental companies were available. It was our first wedding anniversary and the Range Rover was dependable, nice and classy for our trip. Matt was very quick to respond and answered all questions. Thanks so much

Marvin Jason L.
- June 29, 2021
Jasmine W.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Brittany was very nice and sweet and helpful. She made this smooth and hassle free rental process. Will recommend and be renting again 😊

Jasmine W.
- January 17, 2022
Khandi L.
Land Rover Range Rover 2017

Amanda makes the rental process very easy. She is open and honest about the vehicle and I had no issues during the entire ride. 10/10 would recommend.

Khandi L.
- September 26, 2021
Kinterra J.
Kia Sorento 2019

Loved this Kia for our family trip! The host was extremely accommodating! Very nice and spacious SUV!

Kinterra J.
- May 30, 2022
Tamara J.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

This was my first time using Turo and Stephanie made it a great experience. Picking up and dropping off the car was easy. The jeep is very nice, roomy and comfortable. I had to make some adjustments on my trip days and Stephanie was friendly, responsive and accommodating, she made the whole process a breeze. If I ever need to rent a car again I will be booking with Stephanie!

Tamara J.
- June 3, 2022
Roberto R.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

She’s great and attentive to your vacation needs. Thanks again. Will definitely rent again.

Roberto R.
- June 16, 2022
Melvin E.
Ford Explorer 2013

Kelsito communicated excellently made our first rental from Turo an great experience. Ride was very comfortable and spacious .

Melvin E.
- June 23, 2022
Chantell B.
Acura MDX 2011

First time using the app. I LOVED THE CAR.!!! Clean smooth ride. My kids loved the DVD player . I will MOST DEF RENT AGAIN .Joseph was punctual and kind and made me feel at ease and welcome. 5StarTrip🫶🏽

Chantell B.
- June 14, 2022
Shavonte P.
Ford Explorer 2020

One of the easiest smooth rental ever! Travis is an amazing host! I rented the Ford Explorer and I’m in love with that car very clean and smooth riding no problems at all ! Highly Recommended! Thanks Again Travis !

Shavonte P.
- June 21, 2022
Jarvis M.
Subaru Forester 2014

Great suv loved it.Great host answer any questions you have! A great choice!

Jarvis M.
- June 5, 2022
Demarcus H.
FIAT 500X 2018

I highly recommend renting from Yusef. The car was clean and had no problems. I will definitely use his service again in the near future.

Demarcus H.
- June 8, 2022
Zakiya E.
Ford Explorer 2017

Great trip! Travis was very accommodating and the car is clean and in great condition.

Zakiya E.
- June 11, 2022
Sasha M.
FIAT 500X 2018

This Fiat is fantastic! It cute and comfortable with a wonderful sound system, and rides great. Yusef is very pleasant and professional, and I'll surely rent again.

Sasha M.
- June 17, 2022
Jahmeila W.
Nissan Kicks 2019

Such a great car! Good on gas, spacious, smooth driving, and was really clean when I got it. Next trip, I hope this car is available because I would love to book with her again.

Jahmeila W.
- June 13, 2022
Myleeta B.
Honda CR-V 2020

My first time using Turo and the check in was a little foreign to me, but once I got in there it was flawless!! Phylisser was very kind, open in her communication, and the car drove perfectly! I ended up having to travel farther than expected on my trip, but the car was so great in mileage it was worth it!

Myleeta B.
- June 10, 2022
Shanice J.
Dodge Journey 2018

Chris was very hospitable, professional & they included some courtesy snacks for our trip! I’d definitely book again.

Shanice J.
- June 12, 2022
Frank T.
Tesla Model Y 2022

My wife and I rented for 4 days for a trip to Charlottesville VA from Columbia SC. It was our first experience with a Tesla, so there was much to learn. Our car's owner was readily available when needed and always helpful and kind. I found the vehicle amazing and many times one step ahead of us. I find myself wanting to purchase a Model Y, but will wait until have experienced other models as well. Trip planning was somewhat different in that charging station locations take you off a straight route sometimes. However it is not enough to cause a major delay. Looking forward to seeing more electric vehicles on the road than combustion engine vehicles.

Frank T.
- May 16, 2022
Timothy K.
Honda CR-V 2020

I was searching the nearest Enterprise Rental office when an ad for Turo popped up. After a price comparison it was a no brainer- I saved 15-20% through Turo and had a more personal and enjoyable experience than I would have through Enterprise or any other agent. Platforms like Turo only work if the host package is right, that is, good value, great communication and flexibility. Renting through Phylliser was all of these things. The Honda CR-V was the perfect road trip car- it's a touring edition, so super comfortable with plenty of room and great gas mileage. I would most definitely rent from Phylliser in the future.

Timothy K.
- December 15, 2021
Barbara R.
GMC Acadia 2019

Doreen & Kenneth are the best. Priced fair. The car handled beautifully. Full gas tank and very clean. They even had phone chargers in the car for our convenience. They made pick up and delivery hassle free. I was so impressed and highly recommend them to any member. Thank you both.

Barbara R.
- April 4, 2022
Da’Shaun C.
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2018

RENTING WAS A BREEZE. THEY WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND I WOULD DEFINITELY RENT AGAIN

Da’Shaun C.
- June 1, 2022
Andrea D.
Ford Explorer 2013

Very smooth. Would rent from him again. Thank you

Andrea D.
- June 14, 2022
LeAnna C.
Ford Explorer 2013

It was very easy renting from Kelsito. He answered all of my questions right away. I would rent from him again.

LeAnna C.
- June 20, 2022
Shanelle W.
BMW X1 2016

This was the best experience I've had with a rental. The owner was kind enough to bring the vehicle to my location at the time of my reservation. I appreciated the cleanliness of the vehicle and all the nice features that were available. When I needed to extend out my reservation a few hours and had an issue requesting the extension through the app, Mrs. Long was eager and happy to assist me to get the extension set up. She was very kind and helpful. I will definitely be renting from Mr. Long again in the near future.

Shanelle W.
- July 1, 2021
Catassia L.
Nissan Pathfinder 2019

Yusef was professional and quick to my responses. I had no problems with my reservations, the vehicle exceeded my expectations, very clean and reliable. His customer service skills are wonderful and I’ll be looking forward to using him again in the future. Please don’t hesitate to book with him, you won’t be disappointed.

Catassia L.
- April 16, 2022
Demarcus H.
Ford Edge 2018

This was my first time using Turo. My experience with Octavia was smooth. I recommend using her vehicle for your business or personal needs.

Demarcus H.
- May 29, 2022
Luis G.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Great ride! Very clean. Pick up and drop off was very convenient. Great communication.

Luis G.
- May 30, 2022
Ashley P.
Subaru Forester 2014

Joshua was very nice and responded quickly.

Ashley P.
- June 2, 2022
Dani D.
Acura MDX 2011

Amazing customer service! And vehicle was great!

Dani D.
- June 10, 2022
James B.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2022

This process was simple and I like the ease of the services.

James B.
- June 17, 2022
Constantine C.
Ford Explorer 2017

Travis was a great host. Very clean truck. Will be using again. 5 stars

Constantine C.
- June 21, 2022
Joy B.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

Stephanie and her husband are awesome hosts. This was my first experience and she was extremely accommodating, nice, and a pleasure to work with. It's true that she is reachable anytime you need her. I would book her again!

Joy B.
- June 12, 2022
Roneisha T.
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 2015

Everything went smoothly . Will forsure book again in the future. Thank you

Roneisha T.
- June 19, 2022
Victor H.
Jeep Renegade 2016

Good ride will definitely book again

Victor H.
- June 20, 2022
Jamal W.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2022

Great customer service and definitely will use this provider again. We had a delay with our vehicle pickup and he switched to an upgraded Challenger 2022 at no additional cost!

Jamal W.
- June 6, 2022
Nicole S.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2017

Great host! Communication was great and she was super nice and understanding

Nicole S.
- June 6, 2022
Alexcia J.
Nissan Pathfinder 2019

Very nice car! Yusef responds quickly and is very kind. Will definitely book again.

Alexcia J.
- June 13, 2022
Ashley D.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Car was very clean and fun to drive. Host was very helpful and great with communication.

Ashley D.
- June 13, 2022
Brittney M.
Nissan Kicks 2019

Michelle was very kind and give responsive to text. I loved the 2019 Nissan kick. Drove nicely and great on gas!!

Brittney M.
- June 5, 2022
Agustina A.
Chevrolet Equinox 2022

The car was clean and drives smoothly, the host Kept me updated and informed, totally recommend to book!

Agustina A.
- May 25, 2022
Ryan B.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2017

Great car and great host! Absolutely no issues. Definitely recommend.

Ryan B.
- June 19, 2022
Joi A.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

I enjoyed working with Yusef!! He was flexible and understanding!! Will be reaching out again and using him again!!! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

Joi A.
- June 22, 2022
Brandi B.
Cadillac Escalade 2018

The car ride exceeded expectations.

Brandi B.
- June 20, 2022
Josdin V.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Best car rental experience. Highly recommend.

Josdin V.
- April 10, 2022
Lanita S.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

Wow! Marley is about the most fun rental car I’ve ever had. I would love to drive her again; and makes me want to get one for myself! Yusef was extremely helpful and accommodating to deliver the car to me and allowed me to cut the trip short without an issue.

Lanita S.
- April 30, 2022
Stephanie C.
Jeep Renegade 2016

Excellent service! Very friendly. Jeep was clean, ran great.

Stephanie C.
- June 2, 2022
Lena C.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

Amazing quality of car, great communication and service. For my first time on using this app and service, it was a very pleasant experience!

Lena C.
- May 29, 2022
Alicia P.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

Stephanie was extremely nice and helpful. The vehicle was clean both inside and out. The car drove amazing and she was very accommodating. Thank you again for being so hospitable.

Alicia P.
- June 7, 2022
Leonard J.
Jeep Wrangler JK 2018

it was a good experience smooth process i recommend him to anyone who needs a nice jeep

Leonard J.
- June 7, 2022
Margaret B.
Honda CR-V 2020

This was a great experience…will definitely use them again

Margaret B.
- June 12, 2022
Jennifer B.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2022

Nice clean vehicle and Mike was great to work with

Jennifer B.
- June 14, 2022
Abraham B.
Honda CR-V 2020

Phylliser made the whole experience a great one. The check in and check out process was very convenient and fast. She was extremely helpful and responsive, and provided easy instructions. The car rides great! Very comfy and fancy. I would definitely recommend for the future.

Abraham B.
- June 13, 2022
Britany B.
Toyota Highlander 2016

Very nice and responds quickly

Britany B.
- June 15, 2022
Ilene R.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2022

My first time using Turo ! Mike was awesome ! Clean Car ! Speedy Response Time ! Simple pick up and return ! I Will Book again !

Ilene R.
- June 21, 2022
Lakisha W.
Chevrolet Tahoe 2016

Smooth pickup and drop off. No hassling during my trip. Clean vehicle inside and out. If ever needing to rent again I’m definitely booking with Nya.

Lakisha W.
- April 5, 2022
Jessica J.
Chevrolet Equinox 2022

Latasha was awesome. My trip ended a little later due to traffic but she was very understanding and accommodating. I will most definitely rent again!

Jessica J.
- April 11, 2022
Lisa C.
Jeep Renegade 2016

Mitchel was a pleasure to rent from! Pricing was reasonable! Made pick up and drop off a breeze! He answered any questions that I had! The Jeep rode smoothly for the week that I had it. Will definitely look for him first if I need a Turo rental again!

Lisa C.
- March 26, 2022

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Best Columbia driving roads

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Polo Rd

Leave downtown Columbia behind as you travel east to Polo Rd. This easy cruise takes you along the edge of sprawling Sesquicentennial State Park and past lovely upscale neighborhoods. Stop at the park for a hike or to cool off in Sesquicentennial Lake.

Beckham Swamp Rd

For a close-up view of the Congaree River, take Beckham Swamp Rd, which heads out into stark fields and swamplands before looping back around on the edge of the river. It’s a nice place for a relaxing country drive, no matter whether in summer or winter months.

River Rd at Lake Wateree

For a drive with beautiful lakeside views, head up to River Rd on the banks of Lake Wateree. As you head north toward the Rocky Creek Trail (a great hiking spot), you’ll pass lots of opportunities for boating and fishing.

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