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Average ratings in Carlsbad (5 stars)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
So convenient and personal. I will never rent from a big car rental company again
Carolyn R. - December 30, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
This is a much more affordable option than standard car rental prices.
Douglas A. - August 16, 2018
smart fortwo 2015
The pickup and dropoff was seemless. Much faster than any formal rental company. The Smart car is super handy for finding parking and weaving in and out of traffic in San Diego. It gets up and goes plenty fast as well. Make sure to bring your own USB cord in order to play music and hook up your gps. One thing to note about Smart Cars is that due to their small wheels, it can be a bit more bumpy and jerky of a ride.But I wouldn't worry about that much unless you are taking it on a long roadtrip. Other than that, the car ran smooth and was great on gas.
Josh D. - March 29, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2014
David was awesome. Car is amazing, a real head turner. I rented it to take to work, wish it was for a longer trip and will certainly rent it again. Car is functional, plenty of room big back trunk and performance was great as well. If you want to rent a car that is really fun and comfortable this is it.
Brian A. - February 9, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Yuriy was fabulous to rent from, super helpful and understanding when I messed up on logistics, and had to change plans. The car is just so awesome and beautiful. Thanks for the best car rental experience I’ve ever had.
Keith J. - April 23, 2018
Lexus LS 460 2009
Vlad is one of the best to rent a car from on the app. He is awesome, the vehicles are always nice!
Burnetta T. - April 17, 2018
Kia Forte 2018
Needed to rent a car for a few days, I live local and Vlad made everything easy and quick. A++ will recommend to friends and family. Thanks again!
Nikola R. - January 10, 2019
Infiniti G Sedan 2013
He was an awesome person to rent a car from and very friendly made it the first time experience awesome.
Mark G. - January 14, 2018
smart fortwo 2014
Our second time renting from vlad and it’s always a great experience! This little smart car was so cool to ride in. Once again, 2 thumbs up and 5 stars for Vlad and his cars!
Austin T. - March 21, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
I had a great experience renting Vlad’s mustang. The car is great and it was very easy to extend my trip. Definitely would recommend!
Andrew H. - March 19, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
It was satisfied that I was able to rent a fancy car with an affordable price. He is flexible as well. I am going to rent a car from him again Thanks
Sangjeung K. - December 26, 2017
Hyundai Sonata 2016
My first time renting with Turo and what an amazing experience.. Extremely easy and convenient . Vlad was awesome and his communication was outstanding !! I am hooked will never use the other car rental facilities again!!
Wendy E. - July 20, 2018
smart fortwo 2014
Will definitely rent from Vlad again, incredibly easy to work with during rental.
Brendan H. - March 23, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Minesh is very friendly and very flexible to accomodate my schedule. Car is also great. will rent from him anyday.
Prince J. - April 9, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
Easy pick up and drop off. Amazing car! Perfect rental to impress everyone and have a good time doing it! I will definitely be a return customer
Salvatore M. - May 5, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2017
Very responsive, clean car, no issues. Good overall experience.
Eduardo J. - March 22, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Vlad was awesome and flexible. Car was reliable and smooth and couldn’t have had a better experience!
Monica S. - March 21, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Clean car, easy pickup and delivery! Thank you
Seth B. - March 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
Had a great time. The owner makes everything go so easy! Very awesome car!!!
Tony S. - March 27, 2019
Honda Accord 2011
Great car, drove very smooth and quiet. Exterior was dirty but who cares because the interior looked great. Picked up and dropped off key on front doorstep, so easy! Flexible and communicative individual who owns car. Would recommend 10/10
Tyler R. - April 12, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Vlad was amazing and the car was great. I highly recommend this host. Thank you, Vlad!
Roger M. - April 3, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Vlad comfortable with modifying trip; he was very understanding and flexible - direct communication which could been received negatively. But, that's how text or messaging can be perceived wrong. When you speak with Vlad; he is extremely nice & understanding to uniqie situations, etc. Overall, good experience; I would use and/or look for a car rental he owns. I wish, it wasn't booked by someone else to enable myself to modify trip, as I needed to extend for special circumstances and created an inconvenience. Constructive feedbasck TURO should implement a feature that prompts to be notification if the car is requested by another party to be booked. It will enable current renter to respond whether or not vehicle needed for extended period; it supports customer loyalty and referrals. Or the person who owns the vehicle make it a best practice as life situations personal or business can change and really inconvenience the renter; which is my constuctive and/or negative feedback that would make situations that change unexpectedly a positive experience.
Troy H. - February 13, 2018
Ford Mustang 2018
It was hassle free and we loved the convertible. It was slick to drive and cool to show off. Communication with Vlad was easy even at odd hours in the night. The overall experience was great
Varun H. - March 25, 2019
Toyota Camry 2013
Great timeliness and support from Vlad!
Daniel W. - March 30, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
First time using Turo, and thanks to Vlad it was an excellent experience! He was super quick to respond and all I had to do was literally grab and go. He will definitely be my go-to moving forward over traditional rental counters!
Amanda G. - February 6, 2019
Kia Forte 2018
My second trip and I picked a great one! Vlad did a great job communicating with me during the process. I would use his car again without a doubt.
Anthony S. - February 12, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Awesome communication thru out the entire rental process. Super friendly and helpful.
Spencer F. - February 14, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
If you ever need a car. Vlad is the best!!!
Jeff S. - February 16, 2019
Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017
What a great overall experience. Randahl’s car was great and he could not have been better to work with. I look forward to renting from him again soon!
Sean G. - March 8, 2019
smart fortwo 2015
I absolutely love renting from Vlad. He is so on top of communication. Service, impeccability, and just an enjoyable guy to deal with. Renting cars from Vlad is my go to whenever I’m in town which is often.
Linda G. - July 28, 2018
Kia Forte 2018
Vlad always easy to deal with. Car was in great condition. Perfect for our trip.
Cain T. - October 22, 2018
Toyota Prius 2015
Vlad and his cars are incredible! I will definitely be renting from him again
Mitra B. - November 14, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
This was truly a great experience and I’m very glad u decided to do it! Rent this car if you want to have a great time and drive one of the fastest cars on the road today! Dave and Ivan were nothing short of superb to deal with and they truly made this a very easy and enjoyable experience. I will try to do this and rent this beast again! While driving you feel like it’s a fighter jet because it is so powerful and has all the bells and whistles! Take the top off and blare your music on the amazing Bose sound system. Truly an amazing experience! Thanks again!!!
Benjamin O. - September 30, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Needed a car for local use. Vlad was Awesome and made things easy as always. Will recommend.
Nikola R. - January 19, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
Over here for a holiday and first time user of this app and was not a problem for Vlad, he was on time for pick up but could not contact at drop off but he did give us an extra two hours so all good. Car was amazing at a very reasonable rate. The only problem was the time went to quick. Will hire again when back in the USA. Like new car only 9000miles Ps. Hope you found the keys. 👍
John F. - February 10, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Having this car to drive made my vacation with my boy friend to San Diego a great one. The car was clean and a great quality! Vlad was great at communicating! He met us at our AirBnB to drop off the car. He was flexible with us about drop off and help planning it where it fit best with our schedule. I’d work with him again if I’m ever back in San Diego.
Cristina B. - January 2, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Super easy and convenient to our hotel in Carlsbad. Vlad was very responsive and made pick up and drop off a breeze!
Sarah N. - December 31, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
Was a bit late at drop off but didn’t turn out to be that big of a deal. Thanks!
Christopher N. - February 21, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Really easy to pick up car. Car was clean and great. Would definitely use Vlad again.
Isaiah S. - February 16, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2017
Vlad was great to work with! We’re local but needed a temporary vehicle while one of ours was in the shop. Short notice vlad was so accommodating. The car was so clean and drove great. Will definitely be using vlad and recommend him to anyone coming to SoCal!
Austin T. - March 17, 2019
Lexus LS 460 2009
This is the second time renting from Vlad and once again he exceeds my expectations. His cars are always such a smooth enjoyable ride.
Marisela D. - October 24, 2017
Ford Mustang 2015
First time user and was planning for my girlfriends birthday. He was great very friendly easy to communicate with very informative the car ran excellent I was glad that he showed me how to work the convertible because I am not familiar with cars of the newer years but as soon as he walked me through everything it was a absolute blast I had great weather for the trip so I was able to drop the top and it was an absolute blast and she actually had a great time in the car as well always will recommend to anyone that wants to have a little bit of fun during a good summer day or a sunny day. Again Michele was excellent and very friendly as well as very informative on the car.
Patrick D. - November 13, 2017
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Great service, very accommodating, my second trip with Vlad and he’s definitely one that I will continue to rent from. Flexible, almost new car with fantastic Gas mileage
JL J. - December 16, 2017
smart fortwo 2015
Vlad is great. Super nice guy and very helpful The smart car I rented turned a lot of heads (got a few laughs), but it was so worth the trip.
Jocelyn P. - January 24, 2018
Ford Mustang 2014
Vlad was awesome! I made the reservation in the evening with only a hours notice, he had the Mustang fueled up and freshly washed and ready for me. He was very friendly and he made my first rental with Turo a positive one. Everything went smoothly and quickly and the car drove like a dream. I will be keeping this one in my favorites for sure!
Cassandra S. - February 11, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2012
Car was perfect for a little trip! Easy pickup and easy return. Vlad was very accommodating and I would definitely rent again.
Abby B. - December 29, 2017
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Vlad was great. Super responsive and accommodating. I'll rent cars from him again in the future.
Sam M. - December 29, 2017
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Vlad was awesome. Very quick on responding to any concerns or questions you may have about the trip or car. I had booked a mustang from Vlad but a week before, someone totaled it. He recommended the Passat R-line. It was a fast, clean, luxurious car. I’m in the market of buying a new car and I think I may have found what I’ve been looking for. Overall, great service from Vlad. Will be renting from him again
Harnek C. - April 8, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2017
OMG I absolutely enjoyed this rental from Vlad. I drove the Elantra. Had to extend my trip 2x and Vlad was super cool about it. Vlad was super helpful in answering any questions I had. He is great guy to work with and I would definitely work with him in the future.
Karina R. - April 9, 2018
Toyota Prius 2015
Vlad was very easy to communicate with, someone even hit my rental car overnight while it was parked and didn’t leave a note or contact me and he was super understanding about it. Would definitely recommend!!
Nelson W. - May 5, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2017
Rental was great! Vlad was super helpful and flexible with everything. Car was everything the description had mentioned. Everything was perfect!
Gavini K. - August 10, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
Loved the car and the process was easy with Dave. I can envision a repeat rental.
Tony Y. - August 6, 2018
Toyota Camry 2013
Thought the car is 5 years and around 70k miles the condition is just perfect. Never seen as clean car as this Camry at pick-up :) Vlad is a great and very positive person you can fully trust. Both pick-up and return was super flexible and smooth. Will definitely rent Vlad’s cars further on.
Iakov V. - August 3, 2018
Ford Mustang 2018
Seamless process and awesome car. Vlad was great throughout - definitely a fan of Turo and this new way to rent cars.
Kevin C. - August 14, 2018
smart fortwo 2014
Vlad made my first Turo experience super easy and seamless. The car was great for my commute to Coronado each day. I would highly recommend Vlad, he was very responsive and I was easily able to extend the rental.
SiriDev T. - August 25, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2010
Mike and his wife were absolutely fantastic. I had an issue setting up my phone to bluetooth and they helped me promptly. As for the vehicle, it’s a stunning car that handles great, has a great sound system, and is very comfortable. For the same price as renting a Nissan Versa from enterprise, you can rent this beaut! Would 10000000% recommend anyone to renting with Mike.
Lucas C. - August 23, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
Mitch K. - August 29, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Great Car. Vlad’s Cars , service and communication is the best on the app
Tim A. - August 1, 2018
Toyota Camry 2014
Great great great, rent this mans cars.
David B. - June 9, 2018
Jordan A
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad was super easy to work with and always replied really quickly. I would definitely suggest renting one of his cars!
Jordan A F. - July 2, 2018
smart fortwo 2014
Once again Vlad saved the day. Every rental company in north county was sold out and I remembered how great Vlad had been in the past so I called and he rescued me from being without a car: impeccable service and honest, reliable communication. Vlad epitomizes a great host. Thanks again
Barrett S. - June 29, 2018
Toyota Camry 2014
Vlad was on point and very accommodating just as he always is. I can’t begin to rate him high enough for 5 stars is not nearly enough!!! Not only is he always on time, cars are always immaculate, AND he works with you on last minute extensions. I don’t rent from anyone else!
Rachel H. - July 8, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2017
I rented car second time from Vlad. I enjoy his professionalism, his flexibility, and personality. Thank you for wonderful rental car service.
Larisa S. - July 10, 2018
smart fortwo 2015
I love renting from Vlad, it’s an absolute pleasure. Cars are always impeccably clean, he is super responsive in regards to communication And always easy and delightful to interact with..
Linda G. - July 7, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
Awesome host, awesome car. Took the time to help me set up what was semi confusing Bluetooth. Wish the car was cheaper because I would rent it more often!
Manasseh R. - July 26, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
Mike made my first trip with Turo a breeze. Easy pick up, easy return. Car was clean and runs great
Zachary H. - October 24, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Vlad was great to work with and easily available when I needed to communicate. He had another customer who needed to extend their time with the car I originally chose, so he worked with me and provided me a different car. Everybody got what they needed! Pickup and drop off were easy. I’m very grateful and would work with Vlad again.
Kerri L. - November 13, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
I rented Dave's z06 as a birthday gift to myself and I had an absolute blast! Dave is the perfect host in that he is kind, punctual, communicative, and friendly. As for the car, it was clean and everything worked perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate renting from him again.
Christopher N. - December 8, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Such a great experience! I highly recommend Vlad!
Danielle G. - January 23, 2019
Seo yoon
Ford Mustang 2018
This is second time that I use Vlade’s car. It was convenient to pick up and return. He replied fast when I had a question. It was good car to join a speed. I definitely rent this car again next time .
Seo yoon C. - December 26, 2018
Dodge Challenger 2018
Unbelievable car. Not anyone else can you get a car like the Hellcat from other then Eric. He’s passionate about cars and wants to share that passion at the best affordable price over anyone else. Great service even better rides. Check em out!
Clay H. - September 24, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Clean. Nice car. Great communication. Easy pick up and drop off. Will be returning for rental needs
Lee E. - September 24, 2018
Lexus LS 460 2009
Renting from Vlad was seamless. Car performed perfectly. Would recommend him to anyone.
Patricio M. - January 9, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
This was my first time using Turo and Vlad made it very easy and convenient! The car was great and very clean. Vlad was very helpful and very quick to respond. If I'm ever in the area again looking for a vehicle to rent I'd love to rent from Vlad again.
Roman M. - January 16, 2019
Kia Optima 2018
Very easy to be in touch with and helpful. I highly recommend him and the price is fantastic.
James K. - February 1, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
Great experience with Mike! Great car to drive. Perfect choice for our trip away :)
Cain T. - October 29, 2018
Adam Daniel
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
Excellent experience with Dave and Ivan. Ivan was extremely knowledgeable, he gave me a full tour of the car prior to handing me the keys. The car was a beast and had me smiling the whole time I drove it! Would not hesitate to rent again. A+ customer service, A+ Car!
Adam Daniel C. - October 29, 2018
Anna Jailene
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Vlad made our first Turo experience one that will make us use the facility again. And, if I'm the area, we will rent from him again. He is highly recommended. The car is great, too. He was also flexible enough and I was able to extend for a day.
Anna Jailene A. - December 28, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
Dave was very accommodating and his car is a first class experience. If you’re wondering what it feels like to ride in a rocket ship, rent this engineering masterpiece! Great communication from the owner!
Jason C. - January 1, 2019
Yee Chun Jessica
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Thank you. Thanks for the wonderful rental :)
Yee Chun Jessica B. - December 29, 2018
Nissan Altima 2014
Prices are better than Fox. Pickup is faster than Hertz Gold or Avis Preferred! Awesome service. Thank you!
MacGregor B. - December 31, 2018
Toyota Camry 2015
Vlad was awesome. Very nice guy super easy going, with fast communication. Super easy pick up and return. Great little car. Will rent from Vlad again when I come back to California.
Danius G. - January 7, 2019
smart fortwo 2015
I really enjoyed renting this smart car while my car was in the shop! Driving this car was very fun and helped alleviate the stress of my car breaking down. The headlights of this smart car are AMAZING and very bright! Vlad was very pleasant, kind, and quick to respond to my messages. Highly recommend! !
Skylar M. - January 7, 2019
Raul RJ
Hyundai Elantra 2017
All around great guy and service.
Raul RJ R. - February 27, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad’s mustang was awesome! He had it cleaned before he dropped it off which was nice. His communication was excellent. Really couldn’t have asked for a better experience and rate was totally reasonable. Thanks Vlad!!!
Zachary L. - February 28, 2019
smart fortwo 2015
Amazing experience! Vlad is the man!
Nathan M. - March 15, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
Had a great experience with Vlad's car. Its obvious he cares about his cars and wants every customer to enjoy their experience, and at an excellent price The car was in great shape and very clean, I highly recomend this car.
Zach L. - October 30, 2017
Myassar Elias
Toyota Camry 2013
The best experience ever. Vlad is a true gentleman. Super kind to help with pick up and drop off. Car was clean, full tank of gas and the car runs perfect. Really grateful to him. It nice to do business with someone like him, especially when he exceed all expectations. It was an honor to meet a very friendly and professional guy like Vlad. Highly recommend.
Myassar Elias N. - November 14, 2017
Nissan Altima 2014
Vlad was more than Helpful. I am very happy with my rental experience.
Carlos G. - December 2, 2017
Ford Mustang 2014
Beautiful car, Vlad was very organised and helped us to extend out trip to cover the extra miles we did. Drove wonderfully. Thank you Vlad
Olivia T. - November 27, 2017

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