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The car is located at 820 19th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403. 2 blocks away from the Hayward park Caltrain Station. From the city, you can take Caltrain from 4th and King or take Bart and transfer at Millbrae.
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If you do want airport pick up and drop off, this is how it works.
once you are ready at the airport, let me know your door number, and terminal number at the Departures terminal, I can send a cab to pick you up at the airport and drop you back at my place which is 10 mins away and from my place you can pick up the car.
For the drop off, it is the same thing, but you would be dropping off the car at my place and then I shall get you a cab to take you to the airport.
_____________About the car___________________________
> The car has a Bluetooth system with the Navigation unit, so pair your phone and via Bluetooth to play music and to make and receive calls. Or, there is an USB or aux option too.
> All Leather interior (Black) - with sport wheels from Porsche with the golden Porsche badge on them
> Climate control (set the temperature, sit back and relax)
NOTE: The second gear synchro issue has been fixed by replacing the transmission on Jan 6th 2017
2005 Porsche 911Manual 997 cab with 200 miles/day155134
I joined the app specifically to rent this car. A family member was coming to visit and I wanted to drive a Porsche for the afternoon. I've rented Porsches from the large commercial agencies but they only have PDK and I wanted the 6 speed. The transaction went well and I was able to pick up the keys the night before to help an early AM departure. The Carrera isn't new and has a lot of miles but we had plenty of fun just cruising the back roads of Marin county. The transmission has been fixed so second gear is no problem and the clutch is perfect. I'm assuming that was replaced too. Good experience.
Krishna is the man. He was understanding and flexible - great communication. Easy pick up and drop off. My wife and I took a trip down the coast to LA then up through Death Valley and Yosemite, back to SF. The car is great. The 911 is truly a beautiful ride. Throaty engine, power, grip and smooth as you like when you are cruising with the top down through gorgeous California landscapes. Read the description about second gear. Although technically possible to downshift from third gear to second with carefully timed heel toe braking, it very very difficult. The stick won't go into gear unless the revs are perfectly matched. For a smooth shift under braking, the revs need to be matched both when the stick goes into gear AND when the clutched is released - near impossible. In normal heel toe braking you only need to match the moment of clutch release. All this means is that you end up never downshifting to second. If you try to use second with a bit of spirit, it crunches embarrassingly. You need to slow down to a crawl before shifting down to second. I am still giving the experience 5 stars, which is a testament to the greatness of the 911 and to what a great guy Krishna is.
Our trip was made 100% better by renting this amazing car! It was exhilarating to drive and having the top down never fails to put a smile on your face. If I was going to redo my trip I would absolutely rent this car again!
Excellent car, pure driving pleasure. The issues others pointed out with the transmission are present but not significant, I was able to use 2nd and 5th gear smoothly (good shift timing helps). As before, Krishnakumar is a pleasure to deal with, highly responsive and helpful.
Easy to pick up and drop off the car. Driving with the roof down was really nice. Car has over 150k miles and the gearbox is quite fragile. 2nd and 5th gear syncros need to be replaced. Was told to avoid using second gear, which is tough driving through wine country up twisting steep roads. Was nervous about reliability of the car if shifting too aggressively. Didn't want to break anything.
The car has quite a view miles on it and is showing its age, but it was still a blast to drive. I rented it for three days to drive through wine country and down the PCH. There is no better way to do it than in a 911 convertible and this one is affordable to rent. Krishnakumar was very early to deal with and was very responsive to messages. Everything went well and as planned.
What a wonderful car! Sure, there is over 140k miles on the convertable but it is till in good shape with plenty of performance if you want to drive agressive and plenty style if you just want to cruse the back roads of No. Cal.
Krishnakumar was easy to work with, super fast in responding to text, and totally mellow.
Looking forward to rent a car from him again.
Kris was super nice and easy going with everything. He's very very easy to reach by the message on the Turo App. He had me enjoy the whole trip in San Francisco incredibly. Will surely rent again from Kris the next time I visit this beautiful city! Once again, big thanks to Kris!
Krishna is a great guy and easy to deal with. Unfortunately the car had a mechanical issue with the pedal accelerator intermittently failing. Krishna offered to cancel and refund the trip, however I was out of town already. Therefore bumping to 4 stars.
I rented the silver 911 convertible on a recent business trip to San Francisco. It was a pleasure to drive this car down the coast and into wine country. It's starting to show it's age however. While the ride and handling was uniquely Porsche, some of the squeaks and rattles was a little annoying with the top up. The 911 was definitely fun to drive. A word of caution, Don't drive it through the city, the hills of San Francisco are unforgiving to manual drive cars without hill assist. Krishna was very easy to work and trustworthy. He answered my calls, email and text promptly. I will definitely rent again from him for my next trip.
This is the second time we've rented Krishna's Porsche 911. Both times were such a fun experience. Krishna is really nice and responded to texts and messages quickly. Would highly recommend renting from Krishna.
So, this car had over 140K miles on it when I picked it up. There is a bunch of cosmetic flaws that you'd expect to see in the car with such a high milage, including broken cd player that makes very annoying sound sometimes, scratches everywhere etc.
In addition to that, gear selector mechanism feels very worn out: it's just not as precise as it should be, makes it very hard to find the right gear sometimes. That's something I was not expecting from a 911 which is famous for it's awesome transmission, it made me feel that the car lacks the overall integrity of an iconic sports car.
Having said that, I must admit that I had a blast driving it, especially on the windy roads of the big basin park and the skyline blvd. Car drives like a crazy supercharged go-kart, engine's sound is just awesome, and brakes do their job very well.
Communication with Krishna was good too :)
I'm going to rent from him again in future, but I'll probably choose newer car.
Krishna's a great guy and super car enthusiast. So glad I booked our trip with his 911. I've had the privilege of having driven the boxer and the Cayman and for me the 911 has a better ride, power, engine sound. My wife was also impressed with the way it drove and we now seriously considering getting one.
Krishnakumar was very easy to coordinate with, very responsive. He left the car for me with straightforward instructions. And the car is fantastic! So much fun to drive. A few nicks and blemishes that you'd expect from a car with >130k miles, but not a big deal at all. I'd definitely rent this car again, and rent again from Krishnakumar. Recommended.
It was great to meet Krishnakumar, the very welcome and kind person and owner of a few cars for rent. I had got 911 with a manual gear and was fully satisfied with technical condition of the car. Thanks!
Great car, accommodating owner, and what a value! Rented this 911 for three days and drove about 600 miles visiting Mendocino County and Half Moon Bay. Mechanically, the car ran very well; engine was smooth and quite potent, gearbox shifted well, ride was comfortable and it handled the curves of Hwy 128 and 20 with ease. Cosmetically, the car barely shows its 131k miles. The exterior has only a few rock chips, and a couple scrapes. The interior is in great shape with no tears in the leather. To sum it up: I can't wait for an excuse to rent this again!
Krishna was an absolute pleasure to work with, always respond quickly. The car drives really well and there's nothing mechanically wrong. There's the typical wear and tear of a 130k miles 10 year old car, but you don't get this car for the luxury. It still handles like a Porsche should.
Our trip was fantastic. It started off with Krishna picking us up at the airport gate and driving to his car just south of the airport. Drop-off was just as simple, we met Krishna at the same gate so no hassles with shuttles. It took a little getting used to driving but only because I've never driven a car that low to the ground before. Reverse took a little getting used to for some reason but after a short time we were like old friends. The car was clean and didn't present us with any problems. I even got better gas mileage than with my daily driver which I was a little surprising (19.6mpg). There's not much else to say - we had great fun driving up and down the PCH with the roof down. No problems (other than with the CA drivers on the highway / freeway who think that a 6" gap is more than enough when deciding to pull out in front of you at 70mph).
Krishna was easy and pleasant to work with. We would absolutely use him again.
Krishna was on-time, flexible and incredibly helpful. We had such an amazing coastal drive down to Davenport in this snazzy convertible! We will definitely be renting from Krishna again. Thanks for helping us check this off our bucket list!
To start, there are definitely some issues with the car. Some minor cosmetic issues here and there. That said, the car was great! The car performed exactly as I expected, and allowed me to enjoy my weekend in a great car. Definitey would rent again if I had the need or opportunity.
Got this car expecting a real nice ride for the weekend. It looks really good in pictures even though the price was a bit lower, I was pretty disappointed with the actual car though, was very dirty, lots of broken stuff..
*Cigarette lighters don't work so forget charging your phone.*
The car is pretty thrashed, scratches and dents all over, had at least two warning light come on while I had it, trunk switch broken and falls off every time you try to open the trunk, I actually spent like 30 minutes detailing the inside because the steering wheel was so sticky and nasty. All the wheels are curbed, car is out of alignment, tail light out warning is on, brake pads where low and that warning was on.
The owner is very nice though, almost feel bad leaving this review but I just think people should know, if your looking for a really nice luxury car you should probably go with one of the other cars listed.
I had a very enjoyable trip in Krishnakumar's 997. He was very nice and incredibly flexible in terms of delivery and pick-up of the car, which I greatly appreciated. The car is a Porsche, so I knew I was getting a great driver and it was a ton of fun to have the top down going up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. The only reason this trip is not a five is because the car has some significant wear and tear on the inside and out. This did not bother me too much, as the driving experience was fantastic, but I think it's important for renter's to know that the car shows the @125k miles it's been driven. I think disclosure of condition and mileage would be a good requirement for every Turo listing.
Great car from Krish, drives tight and responsive just like you want from a 911. Additionally, thinking of driving more of his cars, the Porsche is maintained well and in good shape. This was my second time driving his car and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only thing I can even think to comment on is the tires may be nearing the end of their lives but other than that it is in great shape. Will most certainly be renting again in the future. Thanks!
Great car, amazing convertible for exploring the bay area. The manual transmission is easy to drive, unlike the Carrera 4S I previously had experience with. The only inconvenience is the location of the car, but it is fairly priced to take into account its location. All around highly recommended!
Great experience overall, the car was incredible to drive, sounds amazing. Krishna ALWAYS responds messages within minutes, if not seconds, and he provided me with a longer aux cable when we realized my phone wouldn't pair with the car's bluetooth. Not only that but he also went out of his way to provide me with a cellphone mount that I needed. 10/10 for the car, and 10/10 for Krishna
Our trip was excellent, ideal car for cruising down PCH. The 911 is showing its age in some places, but not really noticeable. The ride is what you expect from a high performance car, tight and pointy. Engine doesn't miss a beat and the gearbox is nice and crisp. All I could think was 'this is great value for what you're getting!' Finally, Krishna is very easy to deal with and very reasonable. I will be back!
What a great car!! Krishnakumar was very accomidating and made picking up and dropping off the car very easy. I will 100% rent this car again in the future and would reccomend this vehicle to anyone interested!! What an awesome experience!!!
Krishna was amazing to rent from. So friendly and very helpful getting me oriented with the car and letting me return the evening before my rental was due. can't wait to rent that car again, it sounds amazing.
What a fantastic experience. Krishna was nice, flexible, and patient throughout the whole process. He also lives right across the street from a free parking lot under the freeway! Convenient! Hope to rent his other Porsche toys some other time.
July 22, 2015
Krishnakumar is a great contact! He is really easy to get a hold of, and is very friendly. The day-long drive in the Porsche 911 was perfect.
Krishna was a gracious lender, and very willing to work with my changing schedule where possible. The 911 Carrera I rented was an absolute dream to drive and perfect for the Bay Area. 5-stars; worth every penny and would definitely do it again.
Great experience start to finish! The car is about 7 miles from the airport but Krish sent a car for us both ways! Thanks! The car is 10 years old but is in really great shape and drives as expected of a 911. We took it to Napa and got a ton of compliments. Krish was super easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Krishna and his car were fantastic. No fuss service from Krishna, car was there when we needed it and drove like a dream. He takes great care of the vehicle and its a very easy vehicle to operate, not to mention a ton of fun! Highly recommend Krishna and his vehicles.
Krish was great to work with. Took all of my questions (as a first time renter) in stride without missing a beat. There's nothing quite like driving a 911 with the top down on US Highway 1 from S.F. to San Simeon - great experience!
Had a blast renting Krishna's 997. He was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. The one disappointment was that the CD player wasn't working (I know I must be the last person on the planet to still use CDs!). Nonetheless, everything else was great. The top comes down effortlessly in about 12 seconds and the car handles great. Krishna just put new tires on it, so I felt secure going through corners, even when the roads were wet. I would rent from him again.
The car and Krishna were fantastic. What a car, epic handling and acceleration and great exhaust sound! Also awesome driving with the top down. Krishna was great, dropped the car off clean and with a full tank and was very helpful in showing me around the car before I set off and was great with communications. Will definitely be booking the 911 again soon!!
Great car and a blast to drive! My first time in a 911. I've done vettes and mustangs before but the 911 was much more fun to drive, even if slower on paper than the 2015 vette. And Krish was great. Will definitely rent from him again.
Krishnakumar was awesome. Nearly instant responses to all of my questions (even the dumb ones!). He dropped the car off and picked it up at the airport very promptly. Very helpful and patient, overall he was even more reasonable than I expected. The car was well maintained and functioned flawlessly. The exterior looked great and the top went up and down with ease. I could listen to that exhaust as a lullaby. I knew what to expect as far as the ride (it was tight and had a stiff suspension) and used it to my advantage taking some winding roads-very fun! The frunk held two carry-ons with ease. He even added an FM transmitter for your ipod and a bluetooth (parrot) for your phone. Amazingly it didn't suck up that much gas. If I ever make it back to SF I will definitely rent from Krishnakumar again.