Varun
4.8
Varun
4.8

Varun

Newport, Jersey City
60 tripsJoined Mar 2018
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  • Approved to drive
    Approved to drive means Varun has provided their driver’s license number and passed the Turo driver screening process.
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Languages
  • English, Hindi
Works
  • Slalom Consulting
School
  • University of Toronto
Host stats
  • Response rate
    100%
  • Response time
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Reviews from guests

60 trips
Overall Rating
4.8 stars
Mohit W.

Mohit W.November 10, 2019

Excellent communication. No hassle pick-up and return. Car was in good condition.

Dylan W.

Dylan W.November 8, 2019

Varun was such a cool person and the car was AMAZING! It’s a 100% beast and you have to try it yourself to feel it.

David F.

David F.October 29, 2019

This car was not in an appropriate condition to rent out. The suspension felt dead and unaligned - the car was very squirrelly to drive, and even small potholes felt like the suspension was bottoming out. Just as scarily, the engine made a persistent ticking sound that I wasn’t informed of until I picked the car up. Varun told me this was totally normal and just due to the age of the car, and that it had recently been serviced, but that does not seem correct or even plausible. The engine was idling near 500rpm, nearly stalling unless I gave it gas - no mechanic would consider this correct, and it’s a simple problem to fix. Finally, the car was banged up and dirty when I arrived. It smelled of old cigarettes or vaping (there was a bottle of some kind of liquid tobacco in the driver-side door card), and I pulled over at a gas station to pickup an air freshener for my three-hour drive. I like Turo and will continue to use it, but I feel compelled to admit that this car is precisely why many people will continue to prefer regular car rental agencies. In addition, the price for this rental was equivalent to a normal agency, which would have provided a clean, fully serviced and nearly new car. I wrote a two-star instead of one-star review because the car was able to complete the trip without breaking down.

Varun's response

David messaged me about the car not being clean and I had apologized and offered to pay for a car wash/cleaning as needed. There were back to back bookings in this case and unfortunately the previous renter had left the car in a bad state. This is something I try to avoid but could not so in this case. Safety and performance wise, you cannot expect handling or comfort of a luxury vehicle. Comments are exaggerated, this is a safe/reliable care to drive. Overall ratings is testament to that.

Reviews from hosts

2 trips
Overall Rating
5 stars
Varun
4.8
Varun
4.8

Varun

Newport, Jersey City
60 tripsJoined Mar 2018
Varun is an All-Star Host
All-Star Hosts are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.
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Languages
  • English, Hindi
Works
  • Slalom Consulting
School
  • University of Toronto
Host stats
  • Response rate
    100%
  • Response time
    0 minutes
Verified info
  • Approved to drive
    Approved to drive means Varun has provided their driver’s license number and passed the Turo driver screening process.
    Learn more
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Location

Reviews from guests

60 trips
Overall Rating
4.8 stars
Mohit W.

Mohit W.November 10, 2019

Excellent communication. No hassle pick-up and return. Car was in good condition.

Dylan W.

Dylan W.November 8, 2019

Varun was such a cool person and the car was AMAZING! It’s a 100% beast and you have to try it yourself to feel it.

David F.

David F.October 29, 2019

This car was not in an appropriate condition to rent out. The suspension felt dead and unaligned - the car was very squirrelly to drive, and even small potholes felt like the suspension was bottoming out. Just as scarily, the engine made a persistent ticking sound that I wasn’t informed of until I picked the car up. Varun told me this was totally normal and just due to the age of the car, and that it had recently been serviced, but that does not seem correct or even plausible. The engine was idling near 500rpm, nearly stalling unless I gave it gas - no mechanic would consider this correct, and it’s a simple problem to fix. Finally, the car was banged up and dirty when I arrived. It smelled of old cigarettes or vaping (there was a bottle of some kind of liquid tobacco in the driver-side door card), and I pulled over at a gas station to pickup an air freshener for my three-hour drive. I like Turo and will continue to use it, but I feel compelled to admit that this car is precisely why many people will continue to prefer regular car rental agencies. In addition, the price for this rental was equivalent to a normal agency, which would have provided a clean, fully serviced and nearly new car. I wrote a two-star instead of one-star review because the car was able to complete the trip without breaking down.

Varun's response

David messaged me about the car not being clean and I had apologized and offered to pay for a car wash/cleaning as needed. There were back to back bookings in this case and unfortunately the previous renter had left the car in a bad state. This is something I try to avoid but could not so in this case. Safety and performance wise, you cannot expect handling or comfort of a luxury vehicle. Comments are exaggerated, this is a safe/reliable care to drive. Overall ratings is testament to that.

Reviews from hosts

2 trips
Overall Rating
5 stars
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