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Super fun to drive and it is the easiest car to park in San Francisco. Squeezes into tiny nooks other cars can't fit in so parking is never an issue.
2008 smart fortwoDuvessa15553
We would like to extend a big thanks to Yang! It was our first time using Turo and we did not know how to extend our rental. By the time we tried to do it, it was too late and we couldn’t extend and at risk of being really late due to our long roadtrip. Yang spent around two hours that day working with Turo to get the situation straightened out.
The road trip was a success. Thanks again Yang! Highly recommended.
The car itself was fuel efficient and perfect for a two person road trip.
Easy pick up and drop off! Jiangyang was extremely responsive. The vehicle has GREAT gas mileage. It's a car that really feels the wind, especially when on the interstate or highway, but other than that, it's a fun little car to drive around. Overall, a very convenient car for quick weekend trips or just getting around the city.
Jiangyang was so responsive and helpful throughout. I loved the clarity of the directions on the Car page and how easy it was to unlock and relock his adorable SmartCar. If you need fast response and an incredibly parkable car for city driving, this is the one to rent!
Contact with Jiangyang is very well, immediate replies and help. The car is in good condition, I drove it around 2300 miles and it didn't brake down! Perfect size for big cities and cheap for long distances. Just expired papers that I found inside the car made me feel nervous but fortunately I wasn't stopped by police. Anyway I would like to rent it again in the future.
July 17, 2016
Excellent experience! The owner made it so easy for me to pick up the car. I told him when I was at the designated location, and he remotely unlocked/locked the car for me. He responded super fast each time we communicated and was very flexible about the pick-up time. The car is easy to drive, handled well on the freeway, and has way more room than you can imagine! This is a really practical car for going around town. You realize there are about 10x more parking spaces than a compact car could get into. I would definitely rent from this owner again. Very nice and helpful guy who clearly cares about you having a positive experience.
Nice little car, drives well--once you figure out the gears!
I asked the owner specifically if there was anything special I should know about driving this car (I was new to Smart) and I REALLY wish I had been told about the hybrid transmission! I am an experienced standard shift driver, (and manual, obviously, and even other types of hybrid transmissions) but on initially driving the Smart it was so jerky, braking, and slow I thought there was something wrong with it. I ended up stopping in a driveway and looking up online how it works--which took a good half hour to find a good explanation. Although you can drive it in auto, it doesn't feel great. If you like to drive a stick, and want to get a better ride, here's what you do:
The +/- button on the gearshift I couldn't get to work to shift, so look for the +/- 'paddles' (how would one know that's what they were for without being told?) on the steering wheel. Use those to shift up/down, and, just like with a stick, take your foot of the gas momentarily while shifting!
This way you'll get a zippy, responsive, comfortable, fun drive--and with great fuel economy!
Now I know how it works, I'll be renting it again! Jiangyang was also fast responding, which was super convenient.
Awesome experience!! Jingyang was very accommodating. We had a change of plans, but we were able clear things out and Yang was a huge help in the process. Everything went really smooth. This will be my go to choice next time I'm in town. Thanks!