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The car

Toyota Yaris 2008

110 trips
Gas (Regular)
2 doors
5 seats

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147 tripsJoined Sep 2014
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Get $25 off your first rental!! Please Note: The car is very well maintained. The trunk issue a reviewer mentioned was fixed immediately and the brake issue started during their trip, which was immediately repaired. Since then, a thorough inspection of the entire vehicle was done per Turo's instruction and it passed. Awesome gas saver and zippy city car. Fold the back seats down and you've got a ton of cargo space for those weekend drives out of town. Included is a USB car charger (bring your own USB cord), an AUX cord to play music and a Fastrak. Please return the car with completely full gas at the very end of your trip in order to avoid any inconvenience fees. Absolutely NO smoking. "Am I responsible for cleaning the car before I return it?" As a Turo renter, we expect travelers to take care of the car as if it were their own, so please return the car in the same condition it was rented in order to avoid a cleaning fee of $20. If you are driving with a pet, all pet hairs and soil must be cleaned out prior to return. Any excessive soiling left in the vehicle could incur additional fees. Policy can be found here: Get $25 off your first rental!!


Automatic transmission

Parking details

Car will be parked on the street in the F Permit residential area in Berkeley. Exact location may vary depending on parking availability, but is typically no more than 1 block away from the listed address. I will give exact location 24 hours before pickup time.


Sorry, no pets. Absolutely no smoking. Violations of this or excessive soiling will incur additional fees per Turo guidelines. Smells of smoke are especially handled very seriously. Marijuana should not be transported in the vehicle unless it is stored in an air-tight container. It takes up to a week for such smells to be removed, so please be considerate of your next renter.


  • Using the Fastrak to cross bridges and using express lanes
    Having a Fastrak makes driving more convenient and can also save you a buck if you are in the carpool lane (2+ people in vehicle). You will receive a reimbursement request through Turo for the total Fastrak charges incurred, which you will have 72 hours to approve. I will upload a picture of the Fastrak statement to your account at the end of your trip for your reference.


80 ratings

This was my first time using Turo, I was very nervous with a lot of doubt about the service. Let’s face it, the traditional car rental companies are a bunch of rip-off. 1. I wanted a good llable vehicle that I could afford. ( I had a tight budget for my trip I didn’t want to spend half of my money on vehicle rental) 2 I wanted to rent from someone that was a good communicator, someone that would not cancel on me at the last minute. My advices: Take lots of pictures of vehicle before driving vehicle of the lots. I took over 20 pictures of every bumps, scratch, usual marking and dents. I made sure the vehicle lights, wipers and horn were in working. I also check the vehicle registration to make sure it’s up to date. And I made sure to report all my findings to the owner. Like I said I took a lot of pictures and text them to the vehicle owner. Overall it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with Suenja. I highly recommend her for your next Trip.

Gregory G.-Jan 4, 2019

Very easy pickup and return, it’s a good car, very easy to drive

Lena D.-Nov 29, 2018

Sueja was very helpful and answered all our questions and concerns. The car, however, is in a very bad condition. One of the tires and the breaks has a persistent loud sound. The car does not feel safe at all. On the other hand, the trunk does not open, probably because of a bump in the back of the car. This is something you should know before renting a car. We made a 5 day trip and we had to keep our luggage on the back seat.

Lina Q.-Sep 27, 2018

Everything was good about the pick up. The car was mostly good, but there was one exception. The headlights did not work. This made driving at night impossible unless I turned on the brights.

Elek L.-Jul 20, 2018

This car was great. It got us up to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and back. Sueja was super nice and let us extend our trip when plans went awry. Pros: Great on gas. Perfect for two people, I don’t know if I’d put any more than that in it for a road trip. Small size allows for easy parking and navigation of tight roads. Cons: My only complaint was that the doors on Yaris’s are really wide and easy to swing into other parked cars if you aren’t careful. Loved this car, affectionately named it Yari Gagarin, would rent again.

Mark C.-May 17, 2018

Car Location
Berkeley, CA 94709