Carl was very easy to communicate with. As this was my first time using Turo, I had a few questions and hiccups getting everything figured out. He was very helpful and made the entire process incredibly smooth. I would highly recommend the Mini and working with Carl.
5 stars across the board! Couldn't have asked for a better experience with the car or the owner. Went out of his way to accommodate me and the car was fun in the city and very clean and well maintained . Thanks again!
Owner Carl is as nice you could ask for and very responsive. Had some trouble at the end of the trip when I realized too late I left the map light on in the car after I'd locked it via text msg (with key inside car). Rebooked the car for an hour so I could open the car again and turn off the light, but then the mobile access went down and car wouldn't lock via text message. Gah! Carl got back to me that same evening, though, and assured me he'd be able to lock it remotely himself. He even refunded me for the hour I rebooked to turn off the map light. Really nice. As noted by some, the car's automatic transmission is very uneven and has trouble accelerating through low gears, but once up to speed it cruises pretty nicely. Still, not really a long-distance car due its size and lack of power but more suited to running errands around town. However, Carl made this an overall positive experience.
Good first Turo experience. Very easy, automated, text message based pickup and drop off. Neat car, will probably rent again. Probably wouldn't want to do a long haul road trip in it. Never figured out how to open the trunk or whether or not the glass roof opened. Transmission felt confused in automatic mode. Owner should look into potential fix via free ECU upgrade.
The whole process was very easy and Carl was very prompt to answer questions. I loved that you could unlock the car via text message - made pick up and drop off a breeze!
The car itself was squeaky clean and is fun to drive - favorite part was parking and U-turn :) However, I had to commute to the South Bay for work and that wasn't so great when I had to go on the San Mateo bridge and the gusts of wind threatened to destabilize the tiny car. So, awesome to drive in the city or regular highways, however definitely not a car I would pick for my daily commute. Also, a one-way to work took up a quarter of the gas tank.
Great experience! So easy to pick up and drop off (except getting home from there, but so it goes). Very clean, and very nicely colored interior. Fun little thing to drive, though the main drawback is the way the car drives itself. The automatic shifting takes over when you don't want it to sometimes, which I assume is what gives it such great gas mileage, since it shifts when the RPMs are right, but this can leave you lurching in the middle of an intersection. Highway driving is also a little drifty. However, totally worth it, cause we went from Oakland, to San Jose, through SFO and back to Oakland all for 3 gallons of gas! Blew my mind. Thanks, Carl!
Carl and his car saved the day for me! This car is such a blast to drive (that's why I'm writing a second review). I'm amazed at how much I can fit inside. Hooking up the stereo to my iphone was a bit tricky, but once I got it figured out it was great. Stereo gets good sound. I left my house keys in the car on Sat. Luckily Carl was nice enough to give me his international ph # prior to my trip (he was in London). So, he helped me get my keys back smoothly. I felt so grateful. Thanks Carl!
This was one of my favorite cars when I lived by the lake. SO stylish and fun to drive. I got asked about it by strangers everywhere I went. Moved farther away so rent it less often but it's worth the trip for me. Much roomier than you'd expect and super easy to pick up/return.
I've rented this ride bout 3 or 4 times each time better than last,love music system it's great & it always has the cd i left in it still there,not to mention owner is cool as hell.Thanks again CARL,HOLLA ON MY NEXT RENTAL. Audyetta
March 20, 2013
This is a great car! It feels way bigger on the inside than you probably think it would and the sunroof is amazing. The gas mileage is also pretty awesome and it was only $20 to fill back up! You really can't beat that.
The ability to instantly book the car is what sold me and the ease of use as well as pick-up/drop-off is what'll bring me back. Basically where I'm going with this is "A+; would rent again."
Carl's guy is simply great! Renting from him is a breeze. I've rented this vehicle a few times and it has been a lifesaver. Most recently I went over my reservation time and Carl was very accommodating. He even came out to meet me when the iPhone app wouldn't lock the car (a rare occurence- I think technology just didn't like me that particular day). The car has always been clean. It runs great and gets good gas mileage. My only qualm is that it does get quiet loud at times. I'll definitely rent this vehicle again! Thanks for being a great neighbor, Carl!
Definitely a different kind of ride. But it handled well and holds more cargo than you think. And although I felt like I chewed through half a tank of gas quickly, it was not a problem at all since the tank holds so little. It cost only like $13 to get it back to full at the gas station. $26 to fill up a car? Deal:) and parking it was a breeze.
The 2fortwo was a lot of fun. It was all the car I needed for errands and even some serious freeway drives. People asked about the car and girls thought it was "so cute!" It was not underpowered, but the transmission is pretty funny for someone not used to it; it pauses and lags at unexpected times!
Picking the car up was very easy, and Carl was accommodating and responsive with my questions/issues.
The car was great. He keeps it very clean. The cabin builds up more pressure than the atmosphere so remember to firmly shut the doors so you can lock it! You'll know it's locked when the headlights and taillights flash.
There seemed to be subtle engine knocking, which was most noticeable in the lower RPMs.
Awesome fun! The car is cute and clean and interesting to drive.
Carl was helpful via email.
The only complaint is that I needed to start the reservation through the website using my smart phone instead of just by texting.
I Love this car. It's super fun to drive, looks cool (I almost alway get funny looks or questions about how I like it) and holds much more than you would expect. It's also just a few blocks from home so a win-win for me! Will definitely rent again.
This is my third time renting Carl's 2fortwo - I love it! I get asked so many questions when I drive it - everyone loves this car. It gets great gas mileage, is amazing to park and is quite zippy. Thumbs up!
We had a great time with this unique and fun vehicle. TheFront 2fortwo is a definite attention-getter and, to me, looked quite sharp in its glossy black paint and red-rimmed wheels.
We did a mixture of city and highway driving, and it handled both just fine. The car looks tiny from the outside, but there's plenty of room for two people and a decent amount of luggage inside. I'm 6'2'' and I fit with room to spare.
The rental process went great. I really like how the reservation process is automated by the site. Unlike with many cars on here, you don't have to message the owner beforehand to check on availability. It's also very cool -- and a bit futuristic -- how you unlock and lock the car with your cell phone. Overall, renting the Front 2fortwo felt like how Turo is really supposed to work.
The car was clean and shiny and had a full tank of gas when I picked it up. I got the clear impression that it is well-maintained and nicely taken care of.
Finally, Carl always responded to my messages quickly and in a helpful, friendly way. I would definitely rent this interesting little car again.
I cannot really complain about this renting! The car works perfectly and the IPAD I had worked perfectly with the radio inside the car and, last but not least, the smart does not need as much gas as many others! My problem was that this was a replacement for a car closer to my place that did not come back on time at e base... So the experience was great except at it took 1 hour by bus to get back home.
SO fun! I was a little nervous that this car would be too small for what I needed but the back area is very roomy and fit all my bags perfectly! The stereo is awesome. Bring your iPod or iPhone to plug in. SO glad he moved closer to the lake. Will definitely rent this car again!
My first experience with RR and I was very happy with everything overall. I LOVE that the car could be opened remotely with a text message. The car itself was cute and fun. I live in the neighborhood, so I will definitely rent again! Thanks so much!
The car was the perfect fit for me!
My day of running errands turned into nonstop compliments on how "cute" my car was and how its the perfect size for me. It definitely got lots of attention and was easy parking it. Despite its small size, it can hold quite a few items. I purchased groceries and household items including a mirror and vacuum; everything fit without force or cramping.
Overall Rating: 4 stars
Perfect fit for me.
Accuracy of the description: 5 stars
The car was easy to find and was parked exactly where it was supposed to be per the description.
Cleanliness: 4 stars
I've rented this car twice and it was very clean both times I picked it up.
Ease of pickup & return: 4 stars
Reservations are made automatically with this car and it locks and unlocks with your smartphone. Super convenient!
The only issue with this car is that the hatch/trunk door doesn't seem to open, which isn't mentioned in the description. I thought it was me but during my second reservation I discovered it seems to be rigged closed for the speakers.
My day of running errands turned into nonstop compliments on how "cute" my car was and how its the perfect size for me. It definitely got lots of attention and was easy parking it because it is fits in almost any spot. For its size, it also can tote a good amount of items. I picked up groceries & house hold items including a vacuum; everything fit without force or cramping.
Overall rating- 4
Accuracy of description - 4 I had no trouble finding the car or where it was parked based on the description.
Clean - 5. This was my second time using this car and it was really clean both times I've rented.
Ease of pickup & return - 4. Reservations were automatic and the car locks and unlocks easily with your phone. I loved that it was really easy and convenient.
The only issue I had was that the hatch/trunk doesn't seem to open, which isn't mentioned in the description. I thought it was just me but this was the second time I rented and it seems to be rigged closed. In any case, I just put my bags in my moving the passenger seat forward.
Awesome car. Very cute. Very clean. Easy pick up.
Perfect car for Oakland and San Francisco. No problem at all on freeways. Handled the hills of S.F. with ease. Cornered surprisingly well. The paddles give you much better performance than the automatic.
Overall great experience. Highly recommended.
Competitively priced! Easy to locate! For street parking It's pretty easy to return. Fun to drive. Excellent for quick errands. As expected, ya wouldn't rent it to go pick up your new Cal King mattress! ONE OF MY GO TO CARS!
Wow! Great little car to run errands around the bay in! Skeptical at first I must admit, I'm 6'2"! Not a problem! Fun to drive! Easy to locate. Don't let street parking deter you. For transit you can take 31 from 12th Street Downtown BART to Peralta and 28th St. YAY WE HAVE TWO CARS TO PICK FROM IN THE EAST BAY!
i saw "blackberry" on the gps monitor and heard it come on and wondered if i had touched something. that was it, heard no voices or anything. if somehow this feedback message is public, this was not a problem. multiple trips with this car! try it dear reader and rider!
Thanks for all the rides. I am moving but I'll probably be using front2fortwo in the future when I'm down the ocean beach way. I hope someone replaces me as a "regular" since Carl is a good owner. In any case Good luck and thanks again!
The car shifted gears pretty roughly until i got the hang the of it. But other than that, this car is flawless! Totally changed the way i thought about a smart car. It was super clean (practically looked like new). Fuel efficient so its environmentally friendly. It even had enough kick to it for merging into freeways. Thanks Carl =]