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.
Your best bet is to take Lyft, which is a cab service and if you have never used the app before you can get $10 off your first ride with this promo code KRISHNAKUM275602
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___________________________
> All Leather interior (Black) - matches the black low profile sport wheels from Porsche with the golden Porsche badge on them
> Climate control (set the temperature, sit back and relax)
> Power Seats (Driver's Side)
> Aux Input for music
> Manual (5 speed) - ~ 200 Horsepower (So, please don't expect the car to go fast, it's a car that handles well in corners)
> Mid Engine - Rear Wheel drive - 6 cylinder - Boxer engine (that's how the name was born - Boxer + Roadster = Boxster )
> Convertible top (it has one of the fastest top up/down times ~ 13 secs is how long it takes for the roof to go down or back up)
> One of the few cars that have two trunks - yep - one in the front (Frunk that's what Tesla calls its front trunk in its model S ) and one in the back
> To top it all of, since the roof folds down onto the engine it wont take up any space from the Trunk or the Frunk
> ABS system for better breaking
> ~ 25-30 mpg (not bad for a sports car)
All in all a great handling car
As of Apr 2017 it has 190 K miles on it with a brand new clutch, brakes and brake hoses.
You can park your car on the street near my place as that is where I park all my cars.
2001 Porsche BoxsterManual 986 with 200 Miles per day155137
The Boxster was a lot of fun to drive. The rental process was very smooth.
Such a lovely car to explore this beautiful part of the world. In fantastic mechanical condition, it's a joy to drive, and the aux in on the stereo means you can have your favourite tunes along for the ride. Highly, highly recommended!
For a 16 year old Porsche with nearly 200k miles it held up pretty damn well. Suspension and breaks felt absolutely perfect, aside from being a little squeaky. It's no race car but for climbing hills to coasting along the PCH it's great. Couple things: The accelerator and clutch pedals feels a little sticky, not sure why. The steering wheel was as glossy as piano black trim, definitely needs a cleaning. Krishnakumar is quick to respond and very polite, didn't mind that we were a little late. Definitely a car to consider for a convertible weekend getaway.
The Porche Boxster was FANTASTIC! What a deal. So much fun to drive. Highly recommended IF you don't have any large suitcases! The Boxter has 2 trunks (front and back) and both are very small. My weekend suitcase and laptop bag barely fit in one.
Picking up the car in San Mateo is very easy. I took a Lyft which was about $15 each way.
Krishnakumar was great to work with. Keys were in the car when I got there. I actually returned my car a day early with no problems (thank you Krishnakumar!).
Krishna is a nice guy and was very accommodating. Car is just as described. It's had many miles put on it, so there is some wear and tear, but the engine runs great and the suspension is still super tight. Transmission isn't the greatest, but it works just fine! Can't beat the value of this rental!
Krishnakumar was excellent to rent from. All of our interactions went perfectly, and the car showed up freshly cleaned and well maintained. When I had a tire puncture early in the trip, Krishnakumar had the car fixed as soon as it was possible to, and provided me with a car to use in the meantime.
The car was great, very well maintained and fun to drive. The motor feels like it has lost hardly any power despite having done nearly 180k miles. The rear tires are brand new (as of late Nov 16), and the car handles exceptionally well. Brakes work very well, and pads look nearly new.
The transmission was far better than I expected considering the mileage of the car. Shifts like a much newer car, and the clutch doesn't slip. The only downside is the sound system isn't great, but it is a convertible anyway.
I give *5 Star maybe 6* stars I just love it good service
November 20, 2016
What a wonderful experience. Easy, quick, excellent communication...you'd be doing yourself a massive disservice not driving one of Krishnakumar's Porsches. I choose the 2001 Boxster, and traveled northbound along the coast. Route 1 lead me to Inverness, CA and the roads leading up to it were an excellent match for one of the best handling German sports cars. The car, somewhat tired from use, is certainly due for some service - otherwise it's in smashing shape.
The entire experience left me with smiles, miles wide, and the opportunity to explore the CA roads the way they were intended: whilst pirouetting a proper Porsche.
Krishna is a great guy, he was excellent with communication and flexible with our plans. Originally rented his boxster as I enjoy tight handling roadsters but as soon as I left his place, the passenger rear tire was deflated. He did his best to accommodate us and tried to get the tire repaired but timing with the tire shops wouldn't allow that. Instead, he offered a full refund or a different car and so without hesitation he let us have the 911 cabriolet for our trip. As much as I wanted the boxster, we were uncomfortable with it on a long trip if it had tire issues. The 911 was great, I grew to like it a lot! Krishna definitely went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of, I really appreciate his efforts and prompt communication. I would not hesitate to rent from Krishna in the future, he's definitely earned my business and my respect. Thanks again for what you've done, you've made this experience worth it and memorable. I highly recommend renting from him!
The Turo experience was great! Be careful you understand the insurance options are appropriately covered. The Boxster is an INCREDIBLE value. The car is a BIT rough around the edges cosmetically but nothing out of the ordinary for a car with 175k+ miles and 15 years old. Mechanically, the car feels much younger and was flawless. I had a blast driving the car for three days along the PCH and would recommend this car to anyone who enjoys a great drive. Krishnakumar was friendly and flexible as well. 5 star experience all the way.
At the price Krishna gives, renting this Porsche is a no brainer. It made my birthday celebration extra special. I'll definitely be renting another one of his cars in the future. He made pick up and drop off a breeze and is very friendly and accommodating. Thanks again!
Had a problem with the car we initially booked and received a nicer car (no complaints whatsoever). That car ended up having a blowout and Krishnakumar personally delivered a new car to us to take care of everything. He was great at taking care of us and I will definitely book through him again the next time I'm coming through San Francisco!
This an awesome deal if you want to experience a real sport car without paying an arm and a leg. Krishnakumar is also an exellent person to rent from, he was very flexible with timing and arrangements. Highly recommend this car.
Had an amazing experience through it all. Krishnakumar was very responsive and made the pick-up and drop-off completely seamless. The car was in great shape for being 15-years old and served us quite nicely during our 8-day road trip. Would recommend to anyone!
As it shows on the listing it has nearly 170k miles and so there are a few signs of age, but it still looks great and drives incredibly well. Perfect car to take on some twisty roads that are to be found in the area.
Engine has good power and is really smooth. Taking corners in this car is really fun, and the convertible top works well.
I was looking at getting a normal rental car for about the same price, and I'm very glad that I rented this instead. This car has a lot of character, is very fun to drive, and Krishnakumar was super easy to work with. I'll definitely be on Turo next time I'm in the area to rent this car again.
Krishnakumar was great and easy to deal with as all have indicated. We had a great long weekend cruising around northern California with the top down. The car is in great shape and really fun to drive. Others have mentioned the issues with the auxiliary cable...this was still a problem but a minor annoyance and Krishnakumar told us he has ordered a part to do bluetooth interface with the stereo. All in all, this was a great experience.
The short: Experience was amazing in every way. Krishna is a great guy - very accommodating, always responsive and easy going. Had questions along the way and Krishna was always available to answer them quickly.
Ended up driving the 2005 gray 911 (more at the bottom). The car is very well kept for its age. Mechanically very sound and engine is strong. Suspension is stiff with no squeaky noises. You will feel road bumps but car does not get unsettled in tight turns. Brakes and tires are good but with such a fast and confidence inspiring car, one should always be extra cautious and respectful. There are some rock chips on front trunk hood as expected for age and miles but still looks gorgeous. Had an amazing still photo and video shoots. Car prefers 93 octane but 91 was fine. Drop-top had a minor railing misaligned on the passenger side making it look like it doesn't close all the way but that didn't cause any issues even with heavier rain. Krishna is getting this addressed.
Very, very highly recommend both the car and owner.
Krishna is a very much stand-up guy and everything you read in the comments is truly representative. Rented the Boxster but it had a mechanical issues last minute. Krishna was quick to go out of his way to make things right and offered his 911 instead. I cannot describe how much this random act of kindness meant to me as a car guy but also based on principle, and as someone who loves driving and uses it to deal with tough times in personal life. All the good Karma right back to you man!
Driving the 911 was a dream come true! As a car guy, cannot believe it has taken me this long to get in and drive a proper race-inspired monster. Words cannot describe the exhaust notes, crackles, pops, and intake sounds, wide rpm-band trust, cornering ability and sheer beauty of these wide rear fenders in your rear view mirror... Perfect driver's car - loved the retro gauges, seating position and adjustability, stiff but easy to shift gearbox. Oh and that drop-top on an ordinarily sunny San Francisco day! A definite must do in a car enthusiast life. Big props for Turo and Krishna here on making this financially feasible.
Roof cloth and back seats have some signs of fade and wear but really minimal in my opinion and especially for its 11yrs age. For the price, performance and easy going renting experience, I really do not think it can be any better.
Will definitely seek you out again when I am in town.
Krishna was very nice and showed me how to operate all the buttons and details of the car before I left. His car was reliable and fun to drive. He also has other cars to choose from, I would recommend him for your next adventure!
April 3, 2016
Communication: Krishna responds within seconds most of the time.
Pickup: time easily negotiated, location is at walking distance from Caltrain. Krishna explained the specifics of the car (how to operate the roof etc.).
Driving: just great :) Put the roof down, put your sunglasses on and go! This car eats zig-zag mountain roads for breakfast!
Tolls: hassle-free via FasTrak, Krishna sends you the details afterwards to check and pay him back.
Dropoff: gas-station to top off around the corner. Very hard to hand those keys with the Porsche-badge back :( Had a nice chat with Krishna and he even offered to drop me off at the station.
The owner is helpful - the renting process was simple and easy. The car is in great condition for a 16 year old vehicle. The engine is in beautiful condition. Unexpectedly the clutch and accelerator are particular light. Makes it easier to drive I suppose. The interiors are worse for wear and the aux input does not work well. The action of switching to convertible is smooth. I must repeat the engine on this 16yo car is super! All in all a very pleasant experience. Unfortunately Turo does not ask us to rate the car, the owner and the app independently. Hence I must give a four rating. My app said that the rental included 'unlimited miles' but the app on the owner's phone says 200mi. So that's a pretty important issue that Turo needs to resolve. I went over at 221 but the owner recognizing the confusion did not charge me for it.
Great experience with the car! Loved it. It's well maintained for a car with 160k miles. Krishnakumar is a very kick back person. I would def borrow another car from him. Minus 1 star for the sticky gas pedal; it made driving a little challenging.
I have just come off a weekend trip in Krishna's 2005 BoxsterS with my husband and we could not have been happier with our experience. We picked up and dropped the car at Krishna's place and the transition both ways was quick and easy and Krishna was incredibly accommodating when we needed to drop the car off earlier than anticipated. We look forward to renting with you again, Krishna! Thank you!
Car was great! Communication was quick and easy. Took the car up the coast and it handled perfectly. Don't worry about the fact that it is a 2001, although it does show some age, for the price, fantastic! Certainly would rent this again.
The rental process and collaboration with Krishna was wonderful. He patiently answered any question I threw at him, and was very respectful. He was easy going as well. The car's condition (rented his 2001 Boxster) was as described and expected being a 14 yr old car. It was a ton of fun driving it with the top down on the scenic coastal highway and state parks!
Fantastic car to rent for the price. The suspension was nice and tight. It was a dream to drive on the windy roads in the mountains. I would rent again in a heartbeat. I recommend either bringing a small pillow or sweater to sit on as the seats are well used.
was always good about answering my questions which was great as this was my first time using Turo. will definitely rent from him if i do another california trip. driving an old convertible around california sure was cool, thanks so much! car was in good shape/nice to drive especially for a 2001.
Dealing with Krishnakumar was exceedingly easy. The information was all accurate and straight to the point in terms of pick up etc. The car is getting on a bit in years but still drives great and is a joy with the roof down. No complaints anywhere with my first Turo experience.
Krishnakumar was incredibly nice and helpful, and his car was easy and fun to drive. Someone merged into my friend and I while driving, and when we called to let him know, his first question was whether we were OK, which I think speaks to his character.
Drove this Porsche for the very first time, and that too over the pacific coast highway 1. Loved it. 10/10 would do it again if i re-visit the area!
Krishna was VERY helpful and great to work with too!!
Krishna was responsive and accommodating and made renting this car easy for us. The car showed up looking and sounding good and was pretty much as pictured. The only downside to our experience was that the AUX cable did not work. We tried it with both my phone and my husbands, and only one played static and only for a few minutes. I'm sure this is not a deal breaker for most, but it affected our trip as we love listening to music while we drive. Still, the car was great and we enjoyed ourself a lot.
My wife and I rented Krishna's Boxster for a drive down the coast. The car is in very good condition and provided us with amazing open top motoring experience. Krishna was super accommodating with pick-up and drop-off. Overall this was a great experience and we would not hesitate to rent from Krishna again.
First time using Turo and had a great time in this car. Krishna worked around my schedule and even met me at the airport when I dropped off the car. The Boxster itself was a joy to drive along the pacific coast hwy and for a weekend in Napa. Would rent from him again--thanks!
Krishna was awesome to work with. He picked me up at SFO, and after a quick tour of the car (which is a totally sweet ride, by the way) I was on my way for a leisurely weekend through the Sonoma coast.
I can't say enough good things about my experience, and would HIGHLY recommend relay-riding from Krishna.
Absolutely, rent Krishna's Boxster, without worry!
My wife and I both work too hard to waste money and vacation time. We wanted a memorable trip from the east coast to the west. Krishna's Porsche was the proverbial "icing on the cake" for a 25th anniversary trip.
If you think the car will be too small for your luggage, plan ahead and ship it FedEx ground. We texted Krishna when the plane landed, and by the time the SFO baggage carousel started to turn, he was at the airport showing us how to put the top down.
We drove the One to Carmel where the valet at L'Auberge parked Krishna's car at the door, right in front of an orange McLaren.
If you're thinking of driving down to Big Sur, as we did, or into wine country, this is the way to do it.
As listed, it's an '01 Boxster with 123,000 miles, but it looks great runs well. I have a '97 993, and had never driven a Boxster, but was impressed with its low end grunt.
Krishna is relaxed, easygoing and a pleasure to work with. He has other cars that he lists on Turo, and clearly knows how to make it work. His unlimited mileage policy is a plus. Most "car lords" limit you to 600 miles for a week, and even though I ended up driving only 400 miles it was nice that I didn't have to spend my vacation watching he odometer. Also, don't rent someone's "brand new baby". Of course you want to take good care of the car, but you don't want to worry that you've left a crumb on the seat.
We hit traffic heading to the drop off. Krishna was great at communicating via text instructions so that we had a smooth transfer at the end. He was there 10 minutes ahead of us. Think of how you normally get to the airport. All we had to do was drive up to the curb where Krishna was waiting, smiling. A walk around the car as we got our carry on's out of the frunk and he was off to work as we walked to check in.
Turo. Krishna's Boxster. So easy, and so much fun.
Krisha was awesome, the car was awesome. Had a blast taking the car down US 1 and seeing the amazing coastline. Everything on the car was in good working order, it seems like he takes great care of his vehicles.
June 28, 2014
Krishna is a nice guy, he picked me up at the airport on time and got me the car. The boxster didn't have any problems and handled great.
Only bummer was that Turo didn't allow me to pro-rate my hours with the car. So i got charged for 2 days even when I didnt have the car for anywhere near 48 hours. So that sucks but not really Krishna's fault .
Krishnakumar's 2001 Porsche Boxster was nothing less than spectacular! Amazing Car. Love the LED Headlights! He picked up us up on time at the airport with a full tank of gas. Quick exchange. He even offered an additional bonus!!! Prompt, no problems with communication and his turn around time was bar none. He was so kind, that he dropped his car off at the airport and also picked up the car at the airport at his expense. Phenomenal, fast and easy with no hassle and no problem. I will rent out his vehicle most definitely when I visit San Francisco again. Tip: Top down makes the ride that much more enjoyable! Fantastic job Krishna! Marc & Jane!
Unfortunately, the clutch failed about 30 minutes into our drive so we were temporarily stranded in the mountains and had to cancel our plans for the day. However, Krishnakumar was friendly both before the rental and after the mechanical failure so I'm grateful for that and bumped the rating back up a star. Best of luck to Krishnakumar and future renters.
Krishna is awesome! There is no reason to even look at other Porsches in this area because this is the one. The unlimited mileage is so worth it because you can just drive and not have to worry about counting miles. The pickup and drop-off was so easy. Krishna washed and gassed it up before we picked it up and then went over the specifics of his car. We had an amazing time with this car. I surprised my husband because he always wanted to drive a Porsche. He was not disappointed, you won't be either!