San Jose, Ca
4 tripsJoined Jul 2016
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  • English, German
  • Tesla Motors
  • University of Tennessee

About Robert

Hello all - I am a car enthusiast and automotive engineering manager currently working for Tesla Motors in Fremont, CA. I was born and raised in northern Ohio and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. I also hold a Professional Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. I have worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Volkswagen Group of America, and a major government contractor supporting our special forces. I speak English and German fluently. I am a very responsible driver with a clean record. I always maintain a high insurance level and treat any rented equipment as my own. I am very well travelled and have driven in over 20 countries without incident. I have owned dozens of cars and motorcycles, and rented many more. Some of my vehicular highlights include: - Riding the entire West Coast from Long Beach, CA to Seattle, WA in 5 days on a BMW R1200GS - Numerous trips through the "tail of the dragon" (US 129 between Tennessee and North Carolina) - Many trips on the Autobahn in Germany, including in prototype vehicles - Test driver for pre-production prototypes in the early 2000's (Ram SRT10, Compass Diesel, Focus SVT, and others) - Formula SAE automotive competition drivetrain design team leader during undergraduate career at University of Cincinnati I've owned and maintained a number of interesting vehicles over the years including: - 1946 Chevrolet Pickup (I restored to original operating condition) - 1986 Honda Civic Si - 1988 Honda Civic Wagovan (over 330,000 miles at the time of sale) - 1990 Honda CRX - 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Wagon (over 200,000 miles at the time of sale, kept like new) - 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege - 2006 Toyota Prius - 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser (lifted and actually taken offroad when new) - 1981 Suzuki GS550L - 1996 BMW R1100R - 1999 Ducati Monster 900 City - 2001 Suzuki GSX-R1000 - 2002 Suzuki SV650 - 2003 Buell Blast - 2003 Harley Davidson XL883R - 2009 Buell XB12Scg I currently own and operate: - 2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman - 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid - 2017 Tesla Model 3

Reviews from guests

23 trips
Overall Rating
5 stars

Awesome experience with Robert’s Model 3! Even though there were some software issues during my rental, Robert was super helpful and communicative. The car itself was a blast to drive and I’d definitely rent it again!

Jeff P.-September 26, 2018

The owner cancelled this trip 4 days before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.

Turo-September 25, 2018

Robert makes for a truely great rental experience. He provides you with chargers and cards with access to every kind of charger. As for the car Autopilot is a game changer. Went on a fairly long trip and the miles just flew by. The car also feels incredibly direct and sporty. I liked it so much I ordered a dual motor performance version for myself at the end of the rental!

Alec S.-September 18, 2018

Reviews from hosts

4 trips
Overall Rating
5 stars

Robert and his family took excellent care of our car. He was a great renter, and I look forward to renting to him again when he returns to Maui.

Barbara M.-August 27, 2017

Robert was great to work with. He took good care of the car and returned it in pristine condition. I would definitely rent my car to him again.

Penelope H.-March 21, 2017

Good renter. No problems.

Greg L.-September 25, 2016