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Cadillac XTS 2017 — Car rental alternative in Foster City, CA 94404
Cadillac XTS 2017

4.5

(3 trips)

All-Star Host

US$90/day
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Bright skies in Silicon Valley

San Jose and Silicon Valley may be known for its tech companies, but it’s also an urban retreat complete with wineries, restaurants, and attractions where the minutes are sure to fly. The famous Winchester Mystery House draws crowds from all over the United States, and the neighboring coastline is a surfing hotspot.

So go for a spin around one of the biggest Californian cities, or take a coastal day trip to discover why many call the Bay Area paradise.

San Jose favorites

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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House was the lifelong project of eccentric widow Sarah Winchester, who spent 38 years renovating the mansion without a master building plan. Said to be haunted, this sprawling historical landmark is now a top museum for visitors from around the world.

California’s Great America

If you’re in the mood for a great time, you can’t go wrong with a visit to California’s Great America. With shopping, shows, and rides galore, this amusement park is reasonably-priced fun for the whole family.

The Tech Interactive

A visit to Silicon Valley wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Tech Interactive, San Jose’s Museum of Innovation. Explore hands-on activities, see exhibits, and experience the IMAX theatre. A place to inspire the next generation, a visit here might just spark the next big idea.

Top hosts in San Jose, CA

Jessica L.

Jessica L.

All-Star Host

265 tripsJoined Aug 2021
This service was better than using any of the corp car rental companies at SJC.
Josephine H.- 7 October 2022
Jessica was incredibly responsive with messages and she made pick up and drop off easier than a normal car rental service.
Douglas L.- 13 September 2022

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Auto F.

Auto F.

All-Star Host

7650 tripsJoined Feb 2017
Great service, no need to wait and deal with the rental companies at the airport.
Gurpreet S.- 19 September 2022
We wanted the hybrid to save on gas and it drove smoothly and used significantly less gas than a normal car (very nice considering CA gas prices)
David M.- 11 October 2022

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Hit the road

With summery vibes all year round in San Jose, there’s never a bad time to skip town and explore northern California’s wine country, mountain peaks, and beach towns. Whether it’s a day spent surfing in Half Moon Bay, a ride at Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk amusement park, or a wine tour in beautiful Napa, you’re sure to find your personal nirvana.

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Santa Cruz

Only 42 minutes away, Santa Cruz boasts stunning boardwalk views, local shops and eateries, and natural rock formations. A mecca for surfers, it’s also home to the Coney Island of the West, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can ride a wooden roller coaster and a vintage carousel.

Napa

About an hour and 30 minutes north, you’ll find California’s wine country. In Napa, you’re free to book wine tours to your heart’s content, wander the charming, colorful downtown, and wine and dine in high style.

Half Moon Bay

Another surfing destination is Half Moon Bay. But while it’s popular for the huge waves around Pillar Point, it’s also a laid-back vacation spot sure to be a hit with boaters, beach-combers, and hikers. Cliffside ambles and whale and seal viewing are among the treasures Half Moon Bay has to offer.

Recent reviews

Adam G.
Chevrolet Spark 2014

Great commuter for our trip around San Jose!

Adam G.
- 16 July 2022
SUNSHINE B.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Easy transaction beautiful car.

SUNSHINE B.
- 29 November 2022
Traci P.
Honda Accord Sedan 2020

Great car, great host.

Traci P.
- 11 June 2022
Michael Q.
Toyota Camry 2014

He quickly responded to any messages and was patient with my inexperience with Turo and the San Jose airport.

Michael Q.
- 5 November 2022
Taylor S.
Ford C-Max 2014

Femi was very kind, attentive, and responsive throughout the rental process.

Taylor S.
- 29 April 2022
Danny R.
Toyota Prius 2014

Perfect car for these high gas prices

Danny R.
- 20 March 2022
Edgar C.
Nissan Altima 2019

Great car for the gas prices we got now a days

Edgar C.
- 24 September 2022
Calvin L.
Toyota Supra 2020

Great car and rental process.

Calvin L.
- 13 August 2022
Mark P.
Honda Civic 2018

Great car.

Mark P.
- 3 October 2022
Wendell D.
Volkswagen Jetta 2019

This was my first time using Turo and Mandar made it a great experience which leads me to potentially using Turo more than usual car rental companies.

Wendell D.
- 26 October 2021
Mercedes P.
Toyota Prius 2016

Great car!

Mercedes P.
- 24 May 2022
Ion J.
BMW 2 Series 2016

Rented the car thr same day i booked it as I wasn’t able to get any car from hertz, enterprise, fox, etc.

Ion J.
- 24 July 2021
Ventura J.
Toyota Prius 2016

Easy and convenient pickup near San Jose Aiport.

Ventura J.
- 28 October 2022
Tinus V.
Honda Civic 2018

Great car and great service.

Tinus V.
- 17 August 2022
Chris C.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

Fun car and a super easy rental process!

Chris C.
- 12 September 2022
Sean M.
Acura TLX 2016

Tony was a terrific person to rent from, great communication and super friendly.

Sean M.
- 25 April 2022
Matthew H.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Simone was very accommodating for a last minute reservation.

Matthew H.
- 20 August 2022
Bev H.
Honda Accord Sedan 2019

Very reasonable rental cost.

Bev H.
- 18 August 2022
Jordan G.
BMW i3 2014

Drove up to Bonny Doon and back to San Jose.

Jordan G.
- 4 November 2022
Devon C.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014

Theresa’s car was clean and on time.

Devon C.
- 6 April 2022
Jake B.
Porsche Boxster 2014

Fantastic car and host will definitely rent again when back in San Jose

Jake B.
- 8 September 2021
Maranda P.
Kia Rio 2020

Great host , clean car , did great on gas which is a plus with gas prices right now .

Maranda P.
- 10 June 2022
Monica H.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Car is nice and clean.

Monica H.
- 27 July 2022
Pratik J.
Hyundai Elantra 2013

Jessica's car is smooth to handle, an economical car (in these days of high gas prices!)

Pratik J.
- 26 June 2022
Antoinette C.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

After having our initial Turo reservation canceled due to a car repair issue, we were able to get another reservation right away at the same price.

Antoinette C.
- 21 August 2022
Josephine H.
FIAT 500 2012

This service was better than using any of the corp car rental companies at SJC.

Josephine H.
- 7 October 2022
Haley J.
Toyota Prius c 2013

James was communicative and made the rental process clear and seamless!

Haley J.
- 30 October 2022
Peter K.
Honda Civic Hatch 2021

Great car fuel efficient especially with this gas prices I would definitely recommend Edson great host always quick to respond 10/10

Peter K.
- 27 February 2022
Mary C.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Honestly one of my best trips.

Mary C.
- 27 October 2022
Timur K.
FIAT 500 2012

Nice, cute tiny car.

Timur K.
- 22 October 2022
Michael N.
Kia Forte 2011

Dale was incredible for a last minute reservation.

Michael N.
- 20 September 2022
Landon F.
Honda Civic Sedan 2022

Sergio made the rental process very convenient and I would definitely rent from him again.

Landon F.
- 18 October 2022
Chris P.
Honda Civic 2015

Reasonable car, good gas mileage.

Chris P.
- 9 August 2021
Mai T.
Toyota Prius 2010

I would rent again!

Mai T.
- 14 November 2022
David E.
Toyota Corolla 2011

When I return to the San Jose area I will definitely rent a car from her again, and highly recommend her.

David E.
- 19 July 2022
Matthew B.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Great trip in San Jose.

Matthew B.
- 8 August 2022
Barry A.
BMW Z4 2021

Clean car with timely pickup and delivery.

Barry A.
- 5 October 2022
Michael P.
Ford Fusion 2020

Great person to deal with and one I highly recommend if you are ever in the San Jose area!

Michael P.
- 14 October 2021
Jesus A.
Dodge Challenger 2018

The car is smooth and fast.

Jesus A.
- 14 July 2021
Carrie W.
Toyota Prius 2010

Car worked well, but nothing fancy.

Carrie W.
- 11 October 2021
Ashwin R.
Suzuki SX4 2008

The rental process was really smooth and the car was excellent.

Ashwin R.
- 26 June 2021
Katherine G.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

He met us at the curb at the San Jose airport both ways which made the trip super easy!

Katherine G.
- 10 October 2022
Aaron S.
Maserati Ghibli 2014

Very fun car with a beautiful engine sound and luxary feel .

Aaron S.
- 26 March 2022
Benjamin B.
Toyota Camry 2019

Car was very clean. 10 mins to San Jose Intl airport!

Benjamin B.
- 9 May 2022
JooRi J.
Toyota Prius 2010

Car pickup is also close to San Jose airport!

JooRi J.
- 20 July 2021
Christian O.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Perfect ride to beat the California gas prices!

Christian O.
- 10 August 2021
Gretchen S.
Toyota Prius 2016

Great, efficient, easy to use car.

Gretchen S.
- 8 June 2022
Lori D.
BMW 3 Series 2013

Such a great car.

Lori D.
- 14 November 2022
Reginald S.
Chevrolet Spark 2015

Car performed flawlessly and got 36 mpg during my trip.

Reginald S.
- 7 July 2022
Michael A.
Nissan Sentra 2016

Bhaskar was a great host answer questions fast and reached out to see if I needed to extend the rental.

Michael A.
- 20 September 2022
Eliezer I.
Volkswagen Passat 2017

Great car!

Eliezer I.
- 5 August 2021
Heather W.
Chevrolet Spark 2014

Will definitly book with her again when we are back in San Jose.

Heather W.
- 27 April 2022
ALEXANDER R.
Audi A4 2015

Richard was prompt and the car was superclean and comfortable.

ALEXANDER R.
- 24 April 2022

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Best San Jose driving roads

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Skyline Boulevard

Take the scenic route through the beautiful heart of California’s Bay Area. On the curvy Skyline Boulevard, you’ll see lush forests, dramatic mountains, and crystal clear views of the San Mateo Peninsula. Make a pit stop at Alice’s Restaurant for a quick, delicious bite to eat.

Sierra Road

With steep curves and beautiful wildflowers, Sierra Road is a short yet pleasant ride. But the real magic happens at the top. Plan to get there around sunset and you’ll be rewarded with the most jaw-dropping view of San Jose in the area. Stay a little longer for the sparkling city lights.

Junipero Serra Freeway

The 55-mile interstate 280 stretches from San Jose to San Francisco, with plenty of spots to pull off for scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east. It’s also a great gateway to the amazing city by the bay.

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