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Volkswagen Jetta 2020

S

5.0

(23 trips)

Pickup & return location
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Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

Volkswagen Jetta 2020

S

5.0

(23 trips)

35 MPG

Gas (Regular)

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Roland
5.0
Roland

All-Star Host

341 tripsJoined May 2018

Typically responds within 1 minute

All-Star Hosts like Roland are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Roland has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Like-new (under 15,000 miles) Jetta with outstanding fuel economy and roomiest interior and trunk in its class. Also includes Driver Assistance Package with some great autonomous safety features. Located just down the street from L.A. Union Station in downtown LA. ***This is a 6-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT rent it*** Features: -remote lock/unlock (contactless) for the most convenient pick-up and drop-off -6 Airbags -Driver Assistance Package: Forward Collision Warning, Front Assist (emergency braking), Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert -Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors. -6-speed MANUAL transmission -Eco Mode -4G HotSpot -6.5" touchscreen w/ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -Bluetooth, USB, Aux, 12V inputs -fold-down rear seats -stability & traction control -hill-holder -rear backup camera -LED headlights and taillights -6-way driver seat, telescoping and adjustable steering column THIS VEHICLE IS SANITIZED BEFORE EVERY TRIP ****DELIVERY INFO**** I no longer offer deliveries as a normal part of my service. However, if you have a critical need, you can go ahead and book and message me and you can cancel with no penalty if I can't accommodate. Delivery fees range from $75 to $120 (the Turo limit). It was not too long ago that I booked my first car on Turo. It was a great experience. On Turo, you really can rent a great car (usually better than in any rental fleet) for half the price. That's why I'm making my own car available to you now, too. Why should you hire one of my cars? 1. Great cars in great condition 2. Personal attention--I am not a rental car company--I am just a guy who loves cars! 3. Relatively generous mileage allowance 4. I don't expect you to wash the cars! Most other hosts do I will strive to provide you with the same value and service that I was provided on my first Turo rental. If this is your first time, just let me know and I'll put you at ease as best I can. Regardless of which car you choose, Safe Travels!

Features

Manual transmission

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

AUX input

Backup camera

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Long-term car

Pet friendly

USB input

Driver Assistance Package

4G HotSpot

Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Extras (6)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

Unlimited miles for each day of your trip!

US$69/day

Pet fee

This is for a travel dog/pet seat.for pets under 15 lbs. Your pet will ride comfortably and safely!

US$3/day

Portable GPS

Portable Garmin GPS system with mount, charger, and up-to-date maps! Lots of features, way easier and safer than trying to use your mobile phone. Also, satellite coverage ensures service wherever you are.

US$3/day1 available

Beach towel

This is for ONE clean beach towel (approximately 6 feet long by 2 feet wide.

US$5/trip3 available

Helmet

This is for a radar detector--Cobra XRS 9440

US$4/day1 available

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

US$55/trip

Guidelines

Please be courteous--leave the car in the same condition it started in, don't abuse it, and we'll be happy! Pets are OK--just don't leave a mess. Use a blanket to cover seats if your doggy is riding. The car will always be cleaned inside and recently washed. However, because the car may have been sitting outside for a couple days prior to your rental, it could be somewhat dusty (L.A. air is not the cleanest!). See my FAQs for add'l information. Driving Tips I want to share some helpful tips for driving a manual transmission car so that you can drive as safely and efficiently as I do: 1. Always park the vehicle in gear, preferably 1st. Only engage the parking brake if on a grade 2. Always use 1st gear when starting from a stop 3. Engaging the clutch (letting out the clutch pedal) should always be done in a smooth manner, in concert with an increase in throttle pressure. Never “pop”, “drop” or “dump” the clutch [suddenly release it]. 4. Generally upshift between 2,000 and 3,500 RPMs (ideal shift point varies by car) 5. Downshifting is OK but should not be used as a routine method of slowing the vehicle. Avoid downshifting through multiple gears (say, from 5th to 3rd) 6. Shift the car to neutral when stopped for extended periods, like at a stoplight 7. Don’t lug the engine, or accelerate when the gear is too high/engine speed is too low. Generally, the car is safe to accelerate as long as the engine is above 1,500 RPMs. 8. Avoid unnecessary use of the clutch pedal. More pedal action means more wear-and-tear. 9. DO NOT rest your foot on the clutch pedal. 10. DO NOT rest your hand on the gear shift knob Slow acceleration, smooth shifts, and keeping RPMs as low as possible are the ingredients to efficient and long-lasting driving!

Faqs

  • How do I pick up and drop off the car?

    Most pickups and dropoffs will occur remotely. This is a frictionless process. Just message me when you're ready for pick-up and I will unlock the car remotely. The keys will be in the driver's side visor. When you are ready to drop-off, just find a legal spot in the general vicinity of where you picked up--there is lots of FREE street parking to choose from. Return the key where you found it,. Don't lock the door manually--instead, send me a message so I can lock it remotely. Be sure to read the pickup & dropoff instructions for more detail on uploading a picture of your driver's license and photos of the car to document the existing condition.

  • Can I use FasTrak toll lanes?

    FasTrak is an automated toll program in SoCal where you can use the special toll lanes for the designated fee (see electronic signs at time of use). You are responsible for the actual fees of the tolls incurred during your rental. You can pay them online after the fact (recommended) or if not, I will ask for a reimbursement later--no surcharges will be added. I can provide a copy of the statement for your review if desired.

  • Do I need to vacuum the car when I'm done?

    Of course not! You drive, I clean. Even after long trips, leave it to me to freshen the car back up. The only situation where you should clean is if the soil is excessive--food droppings everywhere, tough stains, sand like you left the windows open at the beach, cat hair attached to every fiber of the headboard....Don't risk a cleaning fee in situations like these.

  • Do I need to wash the car when I'm done?

    Of course not! You drive, I wash. Even after long trips, leave it to me to freshen the car back up. Now, if you took a mud bath or drove through an aviary, those would be situations where it might be a good idea to give it a quick rinse before that soil bakes onto the paint...

  • Do I need to document the condition of the car?

    If I do an in-person handoff, this is not necessary. We will document the condition on a form, as well as the odometer and fuel readings. You are certainly welcome to take pictures, too, to reflect the actual condition of the vehicle on hand-off. If I do a remote handoff, which is the norm and certainly the most convenient option for both of us, I do recommend that you take pictures and note the mileage and fuel level before setting off. Do the same when returning. Take photos of each side of the car, the interior, and closeups of any obvious damage you see. Upload all these pictures to the Trip Photos section of your reservation. Usually, I will have done the same before the start of the trip, too. Here's Turo's FAQ on remote handoffs: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001847367-How-do-remote-key-handoffs-work-for-guests-

  • Do I need to re-fill the gas tank? What octane?

    Cheap, old 87 octane, please! Just return the car with the same amount of gas it started with. Usually, that will be completely full. Here's Turo's policy: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990730-Fuel-policy

  • What happens if I damage the car?

    I understand that things happen. Any time you experience difficulty during your rental, contact me promptly. In most cases, if you have incurred damage beyond normal wear-and-tear, it will be easier and cheaper for us to resolve the issue together and not involve insurance or Turo. Turo supports hosts & guests working things out together. Read more about this here: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/207963877-How-can-owners-and-guests-work-together-to-resolve-a-claim-

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(19 ratings)

Reviews

Philip T.

PhilipApr 3, 2021

Great car! Very friendly host and accommodating

Daniel Z.

DanielMar 3, 2021

Ronald was the best!. The car was fun to drive and great on gas. Very accommodating and made the pick up/drop off super easy and convenient.

Alexander T.

AlexanderDec 20, 2020

Roland is truly a great host! He made picking up and dropping off the car a breeze. The car was clean and filled with gas. Well deserved 5 stars.

Roland's response

Thanks, Alexander, glad you had a nice trip! -Roland

Eric S.

EricNov 13, 2020

This was a fun car to have for a week of both scenic driving up and down the coast of Southern California, and for more mundane things like grocery and furniture hauling, for which it had plenty of trunk space. Roland has been an excellent host, always sending clear and informative instructions, and was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns, and I would highly recommend renting from him.

Roland's response

I'm so glad this was the right car for you. You made it easy! -Roland

Bernardo S.

BernardoNov 2, 2020

Awesome vehicle, very economical on gasoline and it's a manual!

Roland's response

Glad you enjoyed it, Bernardo! -Roland

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The car

Volkswagen Jetta 2020

S

5.0

(23 trips)

35 MPG

Gas (Regular)

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Roland
5.0
Roland

All-Star Host

341 tripsJoined May 2018

Typically responds within 1 minute

All-Star Hosts like Roland are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Roland has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Like-new (under 15,000 miles) Jetta with outstanding fuel economy and roomiest interior and trunk in its class. Also includes Driver Assistance Package with some great autonomous safety features. Located just down the street from L.A. Union Station in downtown LA. ***This is a 6-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT rent it*** Features: -remote lock/unlock (contactless) for the most convenient pick-up and drop-off -6 Airbags -Driver Assistance Package: Forward Collision Warning, Front Assist (emergency braking), Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert -Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors. -6-speed MANUAL transmission -Eco Mode -4G HotSpot -6.5" touchscreen w/ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -Bluetooth, USB, Aux, 12V inputs -fold-down rear seats -stability & traction control -hill-holder -rear backup camera -LED headlights and taillights -6-way driver seat, telescoping and adjustable steering column THIS VEHICLE IS SANITIZED BEFORE EVERY TRIP ****DELIVERY INFO**** I no longer offer deliveries as a normal part of my service. However, if you have a critical need, you can go ahead and book and message me and you can cancel with no penalty if I can't accommodate. Delivery fees range from $75 to $120 (the Turo limit). It was not too long ago that I booked my first car on Turo. It was a great experience. On Turo, you really can rent a great car (usually better than in any rental fleet) for half the price. That's why I'm making my own car available to you now, too. Why should you hire one of my cars? 1. Great cars in great condition 2. Personal attention--I am not a rental car company--I am just a guy who loves cars! 3. Relatively generous mileage allowance 4. I don't expect you to wash the cars! Most other hosts do I will strive to provide you with the same value and service that I was provided on my first Turo rental. If this is your first time, just let me know and I'll put you at ease as best I can. Regardless of which car you choose, Safe Travels!

Features

Manual transmission

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

AUX input

Backup camera

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Long-term car

Pet friendly

USB input

Driver Assistance Package

4G HotSpot

Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

Unlimited miles for each day of your trip!

US$69/day

Pet fee

This is for a travel dog/pet seat.for pets under 15 lbs. Your pet will ride comfortably and safely!

US$3/day

Portable GPS

Portable Garmin GPS system with mount, charger, and up-to-date maps! Lots of features, way easier and safer than trying to use your mobile phone. Also, satellite coverage ensures service wherever you are.

US$3/day1 available

Beach towel

This is for ONE clean beach towel (approximately 6 feet long by 2 feet wide.

US$5/trip3 available

Helmet

This is for a radar detector--Cobra XRS 9440

US$4/day1 available

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

US$55/trip

Guidelines

Please be courteous--leave the car in the same condition it started in, don't abuse it, and we'll be happy! Pets are OK--just don't leave a mess. Use a blanket to cover seats if your doggy is riding. The car will always be cleaned inside and recently washed. However, because the car may have been sitting outside for a couple days prior to your rental, it could be somewhat dusty (L.A. air is not the cleanest!). See my FAQs for add'l information. Driving Tips I want to share some helpful tips for driving a manual transmission car so that you can drive as safely and efficiently as I do: 1. Always park the vehicle in gear, preferably 1st. Only engage the parking brake if on a grade 2. Always use 1st gear when starting from a stop 3. Engaging the clutch (letting out the clutch pedal) should always be done in a smooth manner, in concert with an increase in throttle pressure. Never “pop”, “drop” or “dump” the clutch [suddenly release it]. 4. Generally upshift between 2,000 and 3,500 RPMs (ideal shift point varies by car) 5. Downshifting is OK but should not be used as a routine method of slowing the vehicle. Avoid downshifting through multiple gears (say, from 5th to 3rd) 6. Shift the car to neutral when stopped for extended periods, like at a stoplight 7. Don’t lug the engine, or accelerate when the gear is too high/engine speed is too low. Generally, the car is safe to accelerate as long as the engine is above 1,500 RPMs. 8. Avoid unnecessary use of the clutch pedal. More pedal action means more wear-and-tear. 9. DO NOT rest your foot on the clutch pedal. 10. DO NOT rest your hand on the gear shift knob Slow acceleration, smooth shifts, and keeping RPMs as low as possible are the ingredients to efficient and long-lasting driving!

Faqs

  • How do I pick up and drop off the car?

    Most pickups and dropoffs will occur remotely. This is a frictionless process. Just message me when you're ready for pick-up and I will unlock the car remotely. The keys will be in the driver's side visor. When you are ready to drop-off, just find a legal spot in the general vicinity of where you picked up--there is lots of FREE street parking to choose from. Return the key where you found it,. Don't lock the door manually--instead, send me a message so I can lock it remotely. Be sure to read the pickup & dropoff instructions for more detail on uploading a picture of your driver's license and photos of the car to document the existing condition.

  • Can I use FasTrak toll lanes?

    FasTrak is an automated toll program in SoCal where you can use the special toll lanes for the designated fee (see electronic signs at time of use). You are responsible for the actual fees of the tolls incurred during your rental. You can pay them online after the fact (recommended) or if not, I will ask for a reimbursement later--no surcharges will be added. I can provide a copy of the statement for your review if desired.

  • Do I need to vacuum the car when I'm done?

    Of course not! You drive, I clean. Even after long trips, leave it to me to freshen the car back up. The only situation where you should clean is if the soil is excessive--food droppings everywhere, tough stains, sand like you left the windows open at the beach, cat hair attached to every fiber of the headboard....Don't risk a cleaning fee in situations like these.

  • Do I need to wash the car when I'm done?

    Of course not! You drive, I wash. Even after long trips, leave it to me to freshen the car back up. Now, if you took a mud bath or drove through an aviary, those would be situations where it might be a good idea to give it a quick rinse before that soil bakes onto the paint...

  • Do I need to document the condition of the car?

    If I do an in-person handoff, this is not necessary. We will document the condition on a form, as well as the odometer and fuel readings. You are certainly welcome to take pictures, too, to reflect the actual condition of the vehicle on hand-off. If I do a remote handoff, which is the norm and certainly the most convenient option for both of us, I do recommend that you take pictures and note the mileage and fuel level before setting off. Do the same when returning. Take photos of each side of the car, the interior, and closeups of any obvious damage you see. Upload all these pictures to the Trip Photos section of your reservation. Usually, I will have done the same before the start of the trip, too. Here's Turo's FAQ on remote handoffs: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001847367-How-do-remote-key-handoffs-work-for-guests-

  • Do I need to re-fill the gas tank? What octane?

    Cheap, old 87 octane, please! Just return the car with the same amount of gas it started with. Usually, that will be completely full. Here's Turo's policy: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990730-Fuel-policy

  • What happens if I damage the car?

    I understand that things happen. Any time you experience difficulty during your rental, contact me promptly. In most cases, if you have incurred damage beyond normal wear-and-tear, it will be easier and cheaper for us to resolve the issue together and not involve insurance or Turo. Turo supports hosts & guests working things out together. Read more about this here: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/207963877-How-can-owners-and-guests-work-together-to-resolve-a-claim-

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(19 ratings)

Reviews

Philip T.

PhilipApr 3, 2021

Great car! Very friendly host and accommodating

Daniel Z.

DanielMar 3, 2021

Ronald was the best!. The car was fun to drive and great on gas. Very accommodating and made the pick up/drop off super easy and convenient.

Alexander T.

AlexanderDec 20, 2020

Roland is truly a great host! He made picking up and dropping off the car a breeze. The car was clean and filled with gas. Well deserved 5 stars.

Roland's response

Thanks, Alexander, glad you had a nice trip! -Roland

Eric S.

EricNov 13, 2020

This was a fun car to have for a week of both scenic driving up and down the coast of Southern California, and for more mundane things like grocery and furniture hauling, for which it had plenty of trunk space. Roland has been an excellent host, always sending clear and informative instructions, and was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns, and I would highly recommend renting from him.

Roland's response

I'm so glad this was the right car for you. You made it easy! -Roland

Bernardo S.

BernardoNov 2, 2020

Awesome vehicle, very economical on gasoline and it's a manual!

Roland's response

Glad you enjoyed it, Bernardo! -Roland

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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