Can I leave the state with it during my trip?
If the Mileage and time allows you to do so, then absolutely! However, it is your responsibility to verify license and helmet requirements for each state you plan to drive in.
Is this a Car or a Motorcycle?
Depends...... In Minnesota it is registered as a Motorcycle. But as of 2017 it has be re-classified as an Autocycle. Each state handles the Slingshot differently.
Do I have to provide my own Helmet?
You Certainly can, but I do have a variety of sizes and types that you are welcome to borrow during your trip at no additional cost. Anyone under 18 MUST wear a DOT approved helmet per state law.
Can anyone else drive the Slingshot during my trip?
Yes, but they MUST go through the Turo approval process and be added to the trip as an additional driver. This is not intended to make it difficult or complicated but just to ensure you and me and the vehicle are all covered in case of an accident.
Is there any storage?
Yes, albeit a little limited, there is a sealed, lockable storage box behind each of the seats that is capable of holding a decent size backpack or a Full Face Helmet plus a little extra. There is also a pretty good sized glove box that can also be locked for your smaller, more accessible items. There are also 2 Cup holders
Can I leave my vehicle at your home during my trip?
Absolutely! I live in a safe neighborhood and have never had a problem. You are more than welcome to keep your vehicle parked on my driveway. You do NOT have to leave your keys, but can if you would like to.
Is it Rear-Wheel Drive?
Yes, and because ALL of the power goes to the single rear wheel, it is very easy to do burnouts if you choose to do so. With that said, any excessive tread wear will result in a $50 fee. Measurement will be taken during initial walk and also during the return inspection. Any measurable difference will result in the $50 fee.
What if it rains?
The Slingshot is an open cockpit vehicle. Meaning there is no roof, there is no protection from the sun, flying debris, or rain. If it rains, you will get wet! The Slingshot is very light for its size and power, and is prone to Hydroplaning in very wet conditions. If you get stuck in a down pour, its best to pull over under a bridge and wait it out. If you cant or don't want to stop, SLOW DOWN and be safe!
What if I book my trip far in advance, but then realize the weather is going to be crappy when trip gets closer.
That is entirely up to you to track and be aware of. Plenty of people have picked up the slingshot WHILE it was raining, and still have had a great time with it during their trip. Check the Turo Cancellation policy as it would apply the same to the Slingshot.
Be sure to check all of Turo's FAQs for any other policy related questions.
Are Helmets Required?
Not in Minnesota (Unless you have a passenger under 18), although that is at your own risk and you MUST at least wear Sunglasses/Safety glasses. Safety Glasses will be provided free of charge for use during Night rides.
Does it have Cruise Control?
Do you need a Motorcycle License to drive it?
Not anymore. When it was re-classified as an Autocycle, part of that was removing the requirement for a Motorcycle License. What this means is anyone with a standard drivers license can drive the Slingshot!