I'm happy to share this 2012 MINI Cooper S Coupé with the Turo community. Here's your chance to discover how a practical city car does not have to be boring. The MINI Coupé is engineered to make you smile. It's Chili Red and awesome and comes with a stick shift, of course. This is a driver's car, but with enough modern conveniences that you can be stuck in traffic and that smile won't go away. Live large and drive small!
The Coupé is the fixed roof two-seater version of the MINI Cooper. And this one's turbocharged! If there's such a thing as a front-wheel-drive sports car, this is it. An automatic rear spoiler pops up at 50 MPH for extra downforce while navigating those twisty country byways. For city travel, you will quickly come to appreciate the diminutive size (just 146" long) and the super tight turning radius. Fun, fast, and nimble. You really can have it all.
Oh, wait, no... there is one thing you can't have: an automatic transmission. I know I've mentioned this already, but apparently it's easy to overlook. Please do not book this car unless you really do know how to work a manual transmission. You will be asked to prove it. Also, be aware that this car is equipped with run-flat tires. On the upside, you don't really have to worry if you get a punctured tire, as you can continue driving to the nearest dealer, where they will replace them for free. On the downside, these tires are loud and very firm. Do yourself a favor and dodge those potholes!
If you can drive stick, and don't need to carry more than one passenger, then maybe Sparky's right for you. Now you can book this car instantly for rentals at Boston Logan International Airport. I'll meet you curbside upon your arrival and get you on your way in about 10 minutes.
Jason was great! He met me at the airport at the specified time, gave great instructions regarding Sparky and then let me on my way, all very quickly. The car is crazy FUN to drive. It can get up and go rather quickly, turbos are fun. The drop off was a little confusing, but we got it worked out. Thank you Jason!
Jason was terrific. It was my first time using Turo, and he made it easy and simple. When we decided to stay another night in Boston, he was happy to meet us at our hotel near the airport, rather than in the busy terminal drop off. The car is in good shape; it has some minor dings, which I am glad he pointed out during the inspection, so there was nothing to worry about. I've been driving manuals for years, but have never driven a Mini Turbo S coupe. It is a fun little car with a surprising amount of pick-up. I would highly recommend "Sparky" and Jason. Thanks again.
Wow. I've only rented from Turo one other time before and it actually ended up being a nightmare so I was hesitant to give it another shot but I'm sooo glad I did. Jason made everything EXTREMELY easy. I was worried about airport pickup being hectic but it ended up being way easier and way faster than renting at a Hertz desk or whatever. He was there waiting at bag claim on arrival and timed the car pick-up at departures perfectly, we waited maybe 60 seconds max. The car itself was in superb condition, there was maybe one ding in the entire car that he pointed out to me and that's it. Drove great, clutch was strong, etc, etc, etc. Literally nothing to complain about. Drove the car a few hundred miles from Boston airport down to the cape and back and no hitch. If I ever come back to Boston I will definitely rent from him again, next time I would like to give his older BMW Z Coupe a shot. I had looked at both cars when trying to decide and didn't even realize he owned them both! Thanks again, Jason!
Jason was awesome to work with! When my trip plans were updated, he was more than helpful in sorting out the details. And the car was amazing and fun! HIGHLY recommend Jason and his Mini if your travel plans take you to Boston!
Jason was a great host and very accomodating when I needed to extend my rental for a few days when plans changed-- a pleasure doing business with! The car itself is a great ride and gets really high MPG which is good on the wallet. I would recommend this car to anyone and will be requesting again!
Jason was an amazing person to deal with for the rental of this great car! He was able to be flexible to our needs. "Sparky" had great handling and responsive throttle with all gears. If you drive stick you won't be disappointed. Thanks Jason!
Fabulous, excellent, see thesaurus. The owner Jason is great. He is wonderful for the Turo community. Laid back, but will be there for you. Very accommodating as well. He knows cars. He cares about cars. And it reflects in his vehicles. The Mini is a blast. It's a bulldog. What kind of bulldog? American, French or English? Well, don't make me say. Small, powerful and handles impressively. The red and black machine just wants to go, go, go. If your considering renting one of Jason's vehicles. Your wasting your time. For, you could already be driving one. Jason and his cars are top notch. A true gem.
This was my first Turo experience and it could not have been better. Jason was very flexible and understanding and quick to communicate. And Sparky was, needless to say, a total delight to drive. We got nothing but complements all over New England - and we spread the word for Turo and Sparky all along the way!
Jason really went out of his way to make things work for my trip. We missed our flight and he was kind enough to change his plans and meet us at a different location. He was only able to return home at midnight. During the week, every time I needed to communicate with him through Turo he would response almost immediately. Many thinks to him for everything.
As for Sparky...what a great little car! I love driving manual transmissions, but that's pretty hard to do these days if you're doing a "plain vanilla" rental at one of the big car rental companies. As you can tell by the pictures, Sparky has a more "sporty" look than most Minis, but it's more than skin deep as the engine is a more peppy and handling is perhaps more of what you'd experience in a sports car.
As for the overall experience: way beyond my expectations! I'm so happy I joined Turo and rented Sparky from Jason. Thanks!
I simply loved the car, loved to drive it, enjoyed it 100 % and Jason is one of the most sympathetic people I have ever met! Super nice to deal with and very good with describing the car's features and stuff. I am giving him 5/5 cause he is amazing!
Had a fantastic time. Jason was very accommodating with pickup/drop-off location and times, and an overall pleasure to deal with. Sparky lived up to its (his?) name - a blast to drive on mountain roads and surprisingly comfortable on long highway hauls. Will definitely look at it for my next Boston trip.
Everything about this experience was superb. Jason is friendly, professional, competent, and an excellent communicator. He made sure Sparky was squeaky clean by the time we got her, and even was flexible and accommodating enough to do the drop off at the airport. Next time we're in Boston, we'll definitely have Jason and Sparky in mind! I'm only sorry I am writing this review a couple weeks late as we've been traveling :) This was my first Turo rental and I'm hooked! Thanks Jason!
Jason was the best! As a first timer using Turo, he could not have made this easier for me. Detailed instructions, easy communication, and a well maintained vehicle made this experience smooth and effortless. Would definitly give Jason 10 stars if it were possible. Thanks again!
Jason, and Sparky, were fantastic. Jason made my first Turo experience a breeze, and the pick up and drop-off experiences were seamless. The Mini Coupé is a pliant, fun, and capable road machine. I would highly recommend both Jason and Sparky to any driver (who can drive a manual transmission, of course). Thanks!
We rented Sparky for 12 days for a trip to Maine. Jason met us at Logan five minutes after we walked off the plane, very easy and smooth.
The car was great, precise handling and plenty of power, it made winding country roads fun to drive. Good gas mileage too.
Jason met us at our departure terminal, so easy! Easier than traditional car rental by far.
Overall great trip, great car, great pickup and drop off. More convenience and less cost than traditional rental. We would do it again anytime. Highly recommended..
This rental was a most pleasant experience! Jason made it so easy and was so nice, meeting me at Logan, getting me acquainted with his mini, then just handing over the keys. His mini was a blast to drive...comfortable, quick and quite an attention getter:-) the return was just as smooth as the pick-up.
I highly recommend renting from Jason, as I will again when I'm back in New England!
Such a fabulous little car - a real pleasure to drive. Light, sporty and great handling on small roads. Typically comfortable MINI interior and a surprisingly roomy trunk. Jason was very friendly, communicative and helpful; his passion for the car was clear. Pick-up and drop-off right next to Kendall MIT were effortless. I can't wait for next time!
This car is exceptional. Drives very much like a BMW built machine. Fast and lots of fun. Perfect on winding roads, yet also brilliant on the highway as it will happily over take anything in 5th or 6th. The gearbox is sweet and true. The real bonus with this rental, though, is Jason. By far and away the best guy you could imagine renting from - extremely helpful, friendly and a great guy to do business with. HIGHLY recommended. Thank you, Jason!
The car was super fun and delivered for pickup right on time to a parking lot conveniently located right next to the Kendall subway stop. Drop-off was very easy as well, just locked the keys in the trunk and left.
Jason was very clear in his description of the vehicle online and in his introduction to the car. He was very accommodating around the details of dropping the car off. Overall we had clear communication and it was a fantastic first RelayRide experience. I'd absolutely suggest this vehicle and owner to others.
What a first time experience! This was my first time using Turo and my first time driving a mini cooper. Both were beyond my expectations. Jason was accommodating, punctual, and thorough. He clearly detailed out all the features and functions of this beautiful car at pick-up making for a wonderful drive. I spend a lot of time traveling and using more mainstream rental cars. I am hooked! I have no fear that the combination of Jason, Sparky, and Turo will lead you to the same conclusion.
Jason rents more than one car on Turo. And it's so difficult to choose which is more fantastic! The Mini was great fun, comfortable, and efficient! It handles as if on rails, and it has got to be one of the most well balanced rides available! Keep in mind: it's a roadster. That's why we rented it. Two seats; two doors: the way it should be. And Jason's top notch: communicative, flexible, and a genuinely kind fellow human being!