Wow what a great experience in a fantastic car! James has a gorgeous sports car that has a driving experience to match its looks. Truly great! He was a gracious host throughout the process and I felt comfortable and confident the whole time. Still buzzing from having had the opportunity to enjoy such fine ride...
James has an amazing car that everyone should experience at least one in their life time. He also thoroughly went over the car & explains things before handing the keys over so that you are familiar with how to work everything on the car. My first Turo experience went well & look forward to more!
Driving this car was a dream come true, it was my birthday present! the 911 it's THE drivers car, I love every mile, it will put a smile in your face! James was really nice and easy to deal with, I recommend him and his beautiful car, Thanks James!
James Porsche was an outstanding vehicle to have rented during a weekend in LA. The vehicle performed very well and I would easily rent it again. James was very accommodating when there was some poor logistics and timing on my end. A+ renter A+ Car
This car is everything you expect and more fun than you can imagine! James was very accommodating and took care of me for my first Turo experience. Everything went smoothly and I absolutely recommend that you rent this car. Get it!
Thank you James for this opportunity. The value on this trip is simply tremendous. The experience of the 911 manual gear is unique. I just want to put in perspective that I recently rented an M4 2016 and Corvette 2016 through the same services and therefore have such point of comparison. The 911 balance and driving experience is for me the best so far. The breaks are also much more solid for some reasons.
James has been helpful and very responsive throughout the rental. I appreciate once again the experience
Had a great first Turo experience with James' 911. The car was clean and looked great. James was very professional through the entire process.
James continued his professional behavior when the car's trunk release system had a mis-function on our final day which resulted in our luggage being unaccessible for about an hour as we tried to figure out the problem. James ended up leaving his work and started to meet us at our location to help take care of the problem. But, of course, the trunk popped opened while James was in route and the problem was solved. Apparently this issue is common on these cars when the car gets too hot. Anyway, James did a great job of taking responsibility for the mis-function.
I highly recommend renting this vehicle. Its a blast to drive and James will treat you fairly and professionally.
James accused me of breaking the hood release lever which did not work upon pickup. This is a Porsche with 101,000 miles. It is an electrical switch and is almost certainly due to normal wear. Furthermore, he neglected to inform me that he would be filing a damage complaint. If you still chose to rent this car, document EVERYTHING.
I did my best to edit this for brevity, but it is difficult. Judging by the positive reviews, I understand I am the odd man out. To establish my credibility (for what it’s worth) I am an automotive engineer and previously tested durability of functional components, including latches. First, I will say that this car is a blast to drive. For the majority of my time, James was professional and great to deal with. The car is clean and sounds amazing. However, this is still a high mileage Porsche and as such, there were issues. James informed me that the CD player no longer worked, and pointed out the wear on the radio/climate controls. He also mentioned that there was an intermittent problem with the brake system, which showed “ABS and PSM (Porsche Stability Management) failure.” In hindsight, I should have refused this car seeing as these two critical safety systems were not functional. Additionally, he mentioned that the brakes were low (they began squealing within the first 5 miles of driving). I also found the seatbelts did not fully retract, and the reading lights didn’t function (possibly burnt out?). My point being, this is a Porsche with 101,000 miles and minor problems are expected. This was my first Turo experience, and I mistakenly did not take a picture of every single flaw on this car.
Upon returning the car, I commented to James that the hood (trunk) release lever had not worked and that I had to use the key. Furthermore, there was a period in which the key didn’t work and I could not retrieve my luggage from the car. I only mentioned it because I asked if there was a valet mode that prevented access to the trunk. Was I surprised when I flew home to see an email that James had filed a damage complaint. Not only do he not inform me that he would be doing so, but the email didn’t contain any details regarding what damage was claimed. After inquiring, James told me that he filed a claim as a “precaution” and that the dealership would determine if it was normal wear or not. This is unprofessional behavior, seeing as this was broken when I received the car. It is an electrical switch. Meaning it is not attached to a cable. If you Google “Porsche broken hood latch button” you will see this is a common issue. To my engineering background, these switches are not designed with infinite lifetime.
Lastly, I will mention that I had the luck of having the car towed the first morning. I was especially cautious in parking in a large parking spot. Unfortunately, we did not notice the 2 hour “Tow Zone” in the chosen spot. I was upfront with James and sent pictures of the tow receipt and ticket. I was out of $400, but I was more worried the tow yard may have damaged the vehicle. Fortunately, they used a flatbed to tow the car, and there was no new damage.
In conclusion, if I broke the latch, why would I tell James that it was broken but deny responsibility? If I wanted to lie, then I would not have informed him about the tow in case there was damage, and waited to receive a good Turo rating before he received a letter in the mail. Now I am at the mercy of the dealership’s integrity.
Renter beware. Don’t make the same mistake I made. If you choose to rent, document EVERYTHING that is broken on this car.
Had an amazing time with James Porsche. So much fun to drive specially with a stick shift. This will be my next car on my list to purchase. It will not disappoint you... Porsche Carrera is the ultimate driving machine....
James and the Porsche were great! James took the time to show me the ins and outs of the car at the start of the rental and the 911 was well maintained and fun! There is nothing better than a naturally aspirated Porsche that handles like it is on rails! Would definitely rent again!
My first experience with Turo, certainly won't be my last, as the entire process from start to finish went seamlessly. Many thanks to Jame's for your professionalism, prompt response times and availability for communication, both prior to and during our rental. His vehicle was exactly as pictured and described, ran like a dream and continually turned heads throughout our 3 days. My son and I went out of our way to take detours at every opportunity choosing the curviest roads we could find while in route to our destination. Planning another trip to the LA area in a few months and look forward to enjoying Jame's 911 again soon.
James was professional and extremely easy to deal with. His 911 was a dream to drive, a true driver's car. Made my weekend to be able to rent a car that was fun to drive (nothing beats that German sports car engineering). James was early, available, and communicative at both airport pickups. I will most definitely rent his 911 again next time I am in Los Angeles. Highly recommended.
James was extremely professional. He knew his car inside and out, and made the pick up and drop off process extremely easy. The Carrera was a blast, so much so that we bought one for ourselves the day after. There really is no substitute!
James was on time and easy to deal with! The car was a blast and pretty quick. However, the brakes definitely need to be replaced and the car didn't handle as well as other sports cars I've driven. The speed and the stick shift made up for it though !
I met James at the airport to a clean and detailed car. Great response and prompt pick up.
The car was really enjoyable and fun to drive. It's obviously manual but smooth and easy to get to grips with. The car has power, so enjoy it!
Will definitely rent again.
James was an excellent host, very accommodating and helpful as we had a slight mismatch in scheduling. Car looked amazing, sounded amazing and was just incredible to drive. Took it for a cruise down Malibu Coast and oh boy, was definitely a highlight of my LA trip.
James was a gentleman and easy to deal with. A warm smile, and touches like mints and water in the car make a real difference. The car was spotlessly clean and drove beautifully. If you want to experience a Porsche 911 997 in the LA area this is the car for you. Great colour, black wheels and a beautiful baritone exhaust note give the car terrific street presence. We had a great time 'living the dream'.
As a young boy growing up I had ONE dream car... The car was the Porsche 911. Thanks to James I spent 8 amazing days with this awesome dream car! It was a pleasure to drive, sun roof down, windows open! Bc I took it for a while he even came out of his way to pick me up and drop me off at my convenience! The Car purrs like a kitten!
Had a blast in the Porsche! First time visitor to the LA / Hollywood area, so what better way to cruise through all of the sites?! James was great to deal with and made me feel comfortable by running through all of the intricacies of his machine. Will definitely look him up the next time I visit California.
We had a fantastic time in James' Porsche! It was such a kick to drive! James himself could not be nicer--he was accommodating to us & very professional! We would recommend him & his Porsche to anyone looking for a fun day or weekend!
James and his Porsche are top notch! The custom wheels and exhaust turned heads and pulled compliments every outing. Hope to rent from James again in the future, had the best experience from start to finish!
Wonderful service. From pick up to drop off James was always on hand when needed. The car was excellent, and the small touches like Cold water in the car on pick up made it a much more thoughtful and personalised 'rental'. James was great, the car was great.
James was great and answered every question I had. He was punctual, polite, and straightforward. The Porsche was clean when he handed me the keys and included mints for the trip! He gave me an entire run down of the vehicle. I would highly recommend James and his Porsche to anyone looking for a great car. I would definitely rent from James again. Thank you James for a great experience.
James was a pleasure to deal with, very quick to respond, great communication. The car was amazing, immaculately clean & with water + mints! Can't recommend James and his 911 highly enough, looking forward to doing it again.
James runs his ride better than most rental company’s! When I got there James’s very polite and professional. He explained everything about his car in detail. The car was washed and clean inside. He even had a bottle of Evian and Altoids waiting in the car for me. Very nice touch. All I can say awesome reliable ride and a supper nice guy! I will be back soon.