Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Rental in Costa Mesa, CA | Turo
Eric’s
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF2017
Grand Touring
8 trips
$ 99
per day
The car
Eric’s
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
2017
Grand Touring
8 trips
2 seats
2 doors
Gas (Regular)
32 MPG
Description
Cruise the coast, hit the hills or just paint the town red in this exciting, new Miata Retractable Fastback--a concept car nobody thought Mazda had the guts to put into production.

HIGHLIGHTS
• All-in-one open-air Targa & quiet, secure hardtop
• Power-operated roof goes up or down in 13 seconds
• Fully loaded Grand Touring model
• Killer stereo and navigation system
• Touchscreen and voice commands
• Sublime handling
• Zippy engine
• More fun than an E-Ticket ride at Disneylan

The car will always be clean upon pickup with a full tank of gas, Quick Start user's guide, complete owner’s manual and a Fastrak Tollroad Pass.

Questions? Ask me anything prior to reserving the car. Phone or text: 949-279-0909.

The moment I saw this Targa-topped sportscar at the LA Auto Show, I knew I’d purchase my fourth Miata soon after selling the Porsche Boxster currently occupying its garage space. I pulled the trigger on New Year's Eve. Just 5000 miles later, it’s still flawless inside and out.

FULLY LOADED
With every available option and a silky smooth, 6-speed manual transmission, this Grand Touring edition is an absolute gem and a total blast to drive.

TECHNOLOGY
• Hands-free Bluetooth phone & audio controls
• Full voice command
• 7-in. color touch screen
• On-screen and audible navigation
• HD Radio & CD player
• 2 USB inputs & 12-volt power outlet

OTHER COOL STUFF
• Keyless entry
• Push-button ignition
• Heated leather seats
• Transparent wind blocker
• Speed-sensing automatic volume control

SAFETY
• Blind-spot monitoring
• Rear cross traffic alert
• Lane departure warning system
• Adaptive LED headlights with cornering control

COMPLETE SPECS & FEATURES
See all of this Miata’s features, options and specs here: https://www.mazdausa.com/vehicles/mx-5-miata-rf/specifications

MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR & BEST DRIVER’S CAR COMPETITIONS
Mazda's magic Miata scored a runner up finish in Motor Trend’s 2016 Car of the Year competition: http://www.motortrend.com/news/mazda-mx-5-miata-2016-motor-trend-car-of-the-year-finalist

More impressively, it placed third in the magazine’s Best Driver’s Car contest, where it went head-to-head with exotic machines that cost up to 10 times as much (Bentley Continental GT3-R, $341,000) and out-muscle it by nearly 500 horsepower (Corvette Z06, 650 HP). It was bested only by a 503-pony Mercedes AMG GT and a $104K Porsche Cayman GT4. No doubt this was due in part to the Miata weighing between 700 and 2400 pounds less than the other nine contestants: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/mercedes-benz/amg-gt/2016/2015-motor-trend-best-drivers-car

PROFESSIONAL DRIVING IMPRESSIONS
I could continue babbling on and on about how the Miata RF is an amazing, elemental, analog sports car in an increasingly sophisticated world that insulates drivers from the automotive experience, but I’ll leave it to the pros:

• Fun: "The Miata is all about fun. ... It's not about practicality or comfort, or luxury, or anything that doesn't have to do with fun. If you can't fit in it, blame your genetics. If the trunk is too small, you have too much stuff. If it's too stiff or too loud, you lost sight of your childhood.”
— Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor, Edmunds.com

• Performance: "The new Miata's greatness shined through on the most mundane of streets. The genius of this car is how engaging it is even when you're going to the post office to buy stamps. It forges a connection between machine and driver at two-tenths like no other car I've ever driven. I absolutely love it. I need one of my own."
— Dan Edmunds, Director, Vehicle Testing, Edmunds.com

• Comfort: "The new MX-5 is considerably more accommodating of my lanky frame than any previous Miata, but I was able to settle in comfortably with the seat in its rearmost position, and the seat itself proved to be supportive for what turned out to be an eight-hour trip."
— Dan Edmunds

• Hard top: One area where the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF overshadows the soft top Mazda MX-5 Miata is the way it looks. This particular model doesn’t have the afterthought quality of the third-gen MX-5 Roadster Coupe. Not only is the roof mechanism is different, but a closer look at the MX-5 RF reveals flying buttresses. With the motor-driven roof up, it’s a serene coupe. With it down, the MX-5 RF is a freewheeling Targa. It’s the best of both worlds, so to speak.
— Mircea Panait, Editor, AutoEvolution.com
Features
  • Manual transmission
  • GPS
  • Audio input
  • Convertible
  • Long-term car
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input
  • Toll pass
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seats
  • Great gas mileage
  • Tremendous smiles per mile factor
  • Hill assist
  • Just like driving a brand-new car...
  • Actually, it is a brand-new car!
  • It's a convertible
  • It's an open-air targa
  • It's a hardtop coupe
Parking details
Free street parking is available in my neighborhood. Long-term SNA airport parking lot--1512 Main Street in Irvine--is minutes away. Free pickup available from this location.
Delivery details
The car and I live just 5 minutes from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana (SNA), so curbside pick up and drop off can be done quickly and easily. Reasonably priced delivery also available.

Free delivery in a 25-mile radius for trips of seven or more consecutive days.
Guidelines
• What’s Included: The car will always be clean upon pickup with a full tank of gas, Quick Start user's guide, complete owner’s manual and a Fastrak Tollroad Pass.

• Toll tracker: There’s no daily fee to use the included FasTrak Tollroad Pass. It’s provided for your convenience and access to discounted toll rates. The exact--discounted--toll charges racked up will be invoiced through Turo.

• Vehicle information: Please don’t hesitate to ask about any of the vehicle’s features—where they’re at, what they’re for and how to use them--before, during or after the rental period. Call or text me at 949-279-0909.

• Fuel: The gas tank is topped off prior to each rental with Regular, 87-octane gasoline. Please return it full of fuel. If not, a convenience fee of $10 will be charged, in addition to actual cost of the gas needed to top it off.

• Cleaning: The car will be delivered to you sparkling clean. With normal use, car washing and vacuuming are not necessary. If the car is exceptionally dirty when returned, a $30 cleaning fee will be applied.

• Food, drinks, pets & smoking: No, no, no and no.

• Abuse: Please enjoy the Miata, but don’t drive it super-aggressively. The car’s GPS-based datalogger, 3-axis, motion-sensing gyro and other on-board electronics will rat you out every time. They record maximum speed, RPM, brake pressure and cornering Gs throughout each rental period. In some instances, a tire-depth gauge will be used to confirm their findings.
FAQs
In addition to getting me from Point A to Point B, will I have a good time driving this Miata?
Warning: Do not rent this car if you're allergic to pure driving excitement, have difficulty wiping off ear-to-ear grins or are in danger of falling in love with inanimate objects.
Does this car really have a manual transmission?
Yes. Please don't consider renting it unless you have recent experience operating a clutch and can demonstrate very proficient stick-shifting skills.
Can I drive it on a racetrack?
Um, no. This is a street car, not a Fast and Furious playtoy. Racing, track day and autocross use are not covered by insurance and are far outside Turo’s boundaries.
Will you know if I drive it like a race car?
Yes, the car’s GPS-based datalogger, 3-axis, motion-sensing gyro and other on-board electronics will rat you out every time. They record maximum speed, RPM, brake pressure and cornering Gs throughout each rental period. If necessary, a tire-depth gauge will be used to confirm their findings.
Reviews
Car location
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free
Airports
John Wayne Airport
Free
Delivery
Up to 5 miles
$30
Free delivery for trips of 1 week or longer