This beautiful 2015 Soul has too many cool features to name. My favorites are the smooth leather seats and heated steering wheel, gorgeous interior dashboard (including GPS, Siriusxm Satellite radio and rear camera, AUX with cable), panoramic sunroof, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, heated and cooled seats, roomy cargo area behind the split fold down rear seats (also heated!) and the dark rear windows for privacy!
This car zips around city and country roads beautifully and feels like you're driving a luxury vehicle. Easily my favorite car! Gets around 23 mpg city/31 mpg hwy and fills up under $40!
You can easily fit five passengers plus groceries in back or fold down the rear seats and take along one friend with a ton of space for camping gear, Craigslist purchases or an insane outlet shopping spree!
Happy to drop off near BART or at OAK/SFO.
Ventilated (cooling) front seats
Folding rear seats
Infinity audio system
Automatic climate control
Street parking is easily available or I have an easily-accessible parking lot space a few blocks from home.
Will drop off and pick up anywhere near BART Stations for FREE!
2015 Kia SoulIzzy's Kia Soul154.512
My first Turo experience was great! The Kia Soul was the perfect combination of cool and utilitarian that I needed for my weekend camping trip. Those seat coolers, yes seat coolers(!), came in super handy when it was 108°! Isabel couldn't have been more helpful. She even offered me a ride home after my late night return.
Prior to this rental, I've had only good experiences on Turo and it generally takes a bunch to make me leave a less than stellar rating so I was definitely disappointed on this rental experience.
I'll start with the good! Isabel's car drives well and is actually pretty fuel efficient for its size. Those are bonafide pluses in my book!
The negative - Isabel's car is teeming with dog hair. I love pets (have two cats that shed all the time!), yet even I think it was a bit much to deal with. I would never expect someone renting their own car to provide some pristine automobile, but the amount of pet hair in this vehicle was egregious. I can understand if you don't have time to clean it, but you should at least acknowledge that. Instead, when our rental started (we arrived a bit late to pick up the car so there was even extra time to wipe it down) Isabel indicated that she had already taken photos so there was no need to do so. Neither I, nor my fiance are allergic to pet hair, but if you do have a sensitivity, I'd keep this in mind.
We hit traffic on the way back to drop of Isabel's car, and indicated that we'd be 15 minutes late (as we ended up being just around the corner filling up gas). We even tried to extend the rental but I guess because Isabel had somewhere to be immediately after, we were unable to pay for an extension through Turo. Accordingly, upon returning the rental we apologized for running 15 minutes behind and Isabel hopped in the car and zoomed off, and weirdly pulled over to a side street! Roughly two days later I noticed she assessed us a late fee of $75 (which was equally to the cost of renting the car for the two days we had it). Admittedly, we were 15 late and according to the terms of service, this is completely within her rights. I would say that it was rather passive aggressive, indicative of a lack of communication and just seemed a bit below water.
Be sure to ask where things you may need are located (registration, etc.). Upon arrival, I showed my license and she only asked if I knew how to drive a keyless ignition. This isn't a big deal but most other renters at least take a minute to let you know if there's any specific you need to know about the vehicle, or at the very least where the registration is located.
Again, the car is a solid drive so I wouldn't go as far as to not recommend renting from Isabel, I'd just be very conscious of the things noted above!
This was my first time using Turo. Isabel was really kind and talked me through the basics of her car. She was really easy to communicate with and even offered to drive me home after the end of my trip when I went to drop off her car. Thanks for making my first experience fun and easy Isabel. I love your car and would totally rent again.
Isabel rocks- plain and simple! I hadn't rented on Turo since it was Relay Rides, and didn't know how much it had changed.... but things were smooth and Isabel was responsive, helpful, and awesome all around! Her car was clean and easy to operate; also good on gas! THANK YOU Isabel!!!
Isabel was great and communicated well, which was important for this first-time Turo user. Her little Kia Soul was surprisingly roomy, and much more quiet and comfortable than I'd expected. Heated steering wheel was a surprise feature that I kinda fell in love with. And I got over 30mpg on my road trip. Two thumbs up.