You saw it in the Super Bowl commercial; now experience the epic electric BMW i3 first hand!
- Brand new (3000 miles) 2014 BMW i3. Rent it before you buy it from dealer. - Includes Range Extender (80 miles electric & 80 miles gas)
- MPG: 137 city/111 highway (more fuel efficient than a Prius - FREE CHARGING (Save Money on gas, I'll cover all charging cost during your rental period)
- UNLIMITED MILES - Super fun to drive
- Cheapest i3 rental in the whole California
- Cheaper than renting a Prius!
It was great. Everything went smoothly. Jordan coordinated with his friend Albert who was excellent. He even gave me options upon return.
The car was great. We actually had ordered one of these cars (the newer version 2017) but was using this as more of an extended short test drive to make sure we wanted it / see the difference between the 2014 and newer version. There is a huge difference, and even having the 2014 was mroe than fine for us but we decided to go with the 2017 as it handles better, feels more planted has 50% more battery life and range on the Rex among other things.
The only downside I would have to say about the trip is because the car is rented out a lot, like others my car did not have any charge when I took it. This was not an issue because the car does have the REX (can run on gas to generate electricity) but for my trip it could have been a big issue had I had wanted to test purely the electric side and not the rex side. I got the car the day before, so I was able to charge it overnight, though the level 1 charger takes quite a while (maybe 15+ hours) so I was only at ~75% charge in the morning. Though I do not fault Jordan for this as the car is quite popular it is hard to return it with ample charge (since you need to drive back to drop it off) and so the time between customers needs to be longer to ensure a charge. I was a extremely last minute customer so I know how close it was to get the car to us.
We couldn't have wished for a better person to rent a car from. Even though we didn't meet Jordan in person, the communication was perfect and he was very kind and helpful when we got a flat tire with the car. The car is very easy to drive (once you know how to start it) and very clean. The only thing about this car is that it's not made to drive for long distances, since it has got a very small tank. Must be the perfect car for small trips though. Thank you so much Jordan. We had a great trip thanks to your car!
The owner cancelled this trip 2 hours before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.
December 2, 2016
Very nice to drive i3. It's very quiet while driving. However, the charging is very slow. It took me 2-3 hours to charge and get 30 miles. The gas tank is about 2 gallons. I mainly use gas. And 2 gallons of gas gave me 60 miles. Most of the time, I use eco boost pro to improve mileage. Not ideal to go on the freeway. Eco boost pro will give you extra 10 miles. But you cannot turn on the AC. This car is perfect for drive around in the city. The car is very safe. It is automatically slow down fast after you release your foot off the gas pedal. Highly recommended to drive this car. This car should be the car of the future. I love it but I still prefer gasoline car.
Jordan is very kind and super available. Bald tires are to be changed tho, it might be dangerous on wet roads. The car is electric but the batterie was empty when we picked it up. To charge such a battery it takes eleven hours, not cool at all.
Things got off to a rough start but Jordan took care of everything and had us on our way in no time. He was easy to communicate with, reasonable and clearly cared. The car itself is amazing, would highly recommend.
The car was amazing. Very pleasant to drive and the ideal car to drive and park in San Francisco because of its size. The car is primarily an electric car and has instant acceleration, which is fun and useful. The range extender gas engine of the car was a life saver when the electric charge ran out. Jordan was easy to communicate with and a good owner.
Jordan was an awesome guy, super punctual -land had a sweet ride . Very flexible and the car was very efficient . It was hard to find charging ports though , only negative about the trip but great rental .
Jordan was so nice and generous with his car. He met us early and gave us a half-hour start on our trip. We drove north to Sonoma one day. The next day we drove south to Half-Moon Bay. The car is great. No fault of Jordan's, but charging stations are not readily available in Northern California. Who knew? Fortunately, the car had the motor that takes two gallons of gas. That worked just fine. When the car is charged, it is so smooth, quiet, and the pick-up is phenomenal. This is a great car and I would rent again from Jordan.
My weekend with Jordan's i3 was great! The range on the car was perfect for quick commutes in the city and from the airport. Jordan is super easy to work with and a great communicator. Might buy one of these for myself :)
Jordan's i3 is an amazing car. I'm considering buying one so I rented his as an extended test drive. The BMW dealer is visited said the i3 is the quickest accelerating car 0-30mph. It's also huge inside, but smaller than a 1 series on the outside!