Big enough to haul what (or who) you need, and small enough to park like a pro.
Check out the Q&A below for some more details.
Q: How many people does it sit?
A: The Vibe has seating for 5 adults.
Q: How many doors does it have?
A: Five, including the hatch.
Q: Will your Vibe be clean when I pick it up? What do you expect when I return it?
A: Yes, absolutely. I vacuum its carpets and clean its windows regularly. Expect the windshield to have a nice Rain X treatment (no one likes streaky wipers!) and the interior to be free of any personal items. If you do happen to find something left inside the car, please let me know ASAP so I can return it to the renter who forgot it! I ask that you return the car in the same condition as when you rented it, within reason.
Q: What's the deal with tolls?
A: The car comes equipped with an E-ZPass, so you don't have to be one of those people stuck sitting in line at the toll booth. Don't even worry about keeping track of reimbursements... I will request reimbursement through Turo once I review my statement.
Q: Is the mileage limit flexible?
A: My Vibe's full-time job is Turo, so it gets driven a lot. To offset that, I ask that you please keep the mileage limit in mind. It's absolutely okay if you go over the limit, but I will request reimbursement through Turo. As long as that's fine with you, it's fine with me! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you want to pre-arrange a longer trip, and we'll work something out!
Q: Does it come with navigation?
A: Yes! And yet... not exactly. Being a web developer, I'm a total technology geek, and I replaced the factory radio with a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX. That means Android Auto and Apple CarPlay:
"Okay Google, take me home." Bam, Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation to YOUR home.
Or, if you're more Apple-inclined:
"Hey Siri, read me my messages."
"You have one new message from Alex: 'Can you take the dog out when you get home?' Would you like to reply?"
"What would you like to say?"
... you get the picture. Hands-free. Safe. Awesome. See more at http://www.pioneer-carglobal.com/.
Q: That seems overwhelming, and I don't want to deal with it. Can I still listen to my own music?
A: Yes! The car also comes with a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio, USB input, and auxiliary input. And all the cables you could possibly need to charge or connect. And a sexy 7-inch touch screen.
Q: That sounds great! But how reliable is the car?
A: I love cars, and my Vibe is no exception. But I don't know a lot about how to diagnose or repair mechanical problems, so I've equipped the car with an OBD II device to monitor its health. This device, made by Automatic, is designed to read engine status messages and diagnose almost any issue, no matter how small. I use this to catch anything before it becomes a problem, and it lets me ensure that my Vibe is always in tip top shape for its renters.
As a side note, the Pontiac Vibe is a Toyota Matrix with a GM badge. When you're driving it, you're driving a car designed by one of the top-rated manufacturers in the world when it comes to reliability.
Q: Okay, I'm sold. Where do I pick it up, and how do I get the keys?
A: I keep my Vibe parked outside my condo in Somerville. If the car is available, you can book it, instantly, for any pick-up or drop-off time. I'll unlock it remotely a few minutes before your rental begins so you can just hop in and be on your merry way. The key will be located in the center console.
Q: Awesome! But how do I return it?
A: This part is even easier. Just bring it back to the same street. You can leave the key in the center console, where you found it. Please just lock it before you leave.
Q: Can I smoke in the car?
A: In short, no... but message me before-hand to discuss, and maybe I'll say yes. :)
I'm happy to answer any further questions you may have. I'll reply to every request as soon as possible, but for the fastest response message me or request between 7:00am and 11:00pm.