First things first, Turo insurance is required based on Turo's own rules, but if you are renting this vehicle, I highly recommend you pay for it using a credit card that offers PRIMARY Rental Insurance. This type of rental insurance is only offered by a few credit cards but using 1 of those credit cards affords me and you extra protection if the worst happens because you won't even have to go through Turo's insurance. Linked below is a list of all such credit cards: https://www.walla.by/cardbase/category?id=9fb1075bfc14ead7984202901ff13e5d&name=Primary+Auto+Rental+Insurance
Next, you must know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. When we meet to trade the keys, you will drive me around the area for a couple of minutes so that I can quickly assess your ability to shift gears and use a clutch pedal.
Lastly, the pricing of this vehicle is based off of Turo's standard (and unchangeable) additional mileage charge of $0.75/mile. There is 100 miles/day included with the rental of this vehicle automatically hence the price is $75.00/day. This price point encourages longer-term rentals because of higher mileage limits for longer rental periods so I urge you to rent for a longer period of time as the weekly and monthly mileage limits offer a pricing/mileage discount.
This is a 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP in black! This vehicle has the LS3 V8 from the factory, the same V8 that can be found in the 2009+ Chevrolet Corvette. Even better it has a 6-spd manual transmission and that is truly rare in an automobile these days, especially a family sedan. But don't let the family sedan exterior fool you, with 415-hp and 415 lb./ft. of torque on tap plus the subtle but angry exhaust note, you'll fly under the radar of police but still draw stares when pulling up to valet on the Strip. Literally, the only downside to this car is that all that power, size, and presence sucks up fuel to the tune of 17 mpg (or less) on the highway and 13 mpg (or less) in the city. But it is a truly worthwhile price for the BMW-like driving dynamics and the American V8 muscle bass-line. In addition, this car sports ultra-high performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires so I'd recommend using the car to visit areas where the temperature will remain above freezing. However, when temperatures are in a comfortable range, these tires are ultra-sticky and invite confident driving along with the factory Brembo brakes.
The interior of the car is no joke either. Leather seating all around with space for 5 (4 passengers + the driver). There is plenty of legroom in the back and the front, with space comparable to a BMW M5. The seats are all incredibly comfortable and supportive! The trunk also has a passthrough into the rear seat through the center, but unless you have anything truly oversized, it will probably fit in the cavernous trunk anyways. There is an audio input jack on the stereo system and the stereo itself definitely kicks out the beat. The automatic dual-zone climate control with rear seat vents keeps the occupants comfortable at all times no matter what the weather outside is doing. The windows are also tinted with heat/UV reflecting tint to keep the interior as cool as possible during the height of summer. However, the car is black so parking in the shade is encouraged as black loves to soak up the heat of the sun.
For present day reference, the current Chevrolet SS sedan is the slightly updated version of this Pontiac G8 GXP. Known in Australia (where it was made) as the Holden Commodore VE-SS, the current Chevrolet SS is known as the VF-SS so just slightly updated. Another great feature of Australian cars is that they are set-up for trailer hitches (American cars won't do it because auto manufacturers need to sell big trucks!) so accordingly there is a Class-I trailer hitch on this vehicle which is perfect for any hitch-mounted rack i.e. bike rack, luggage rack, mobility scooter rack, etc.
I hope you enjoy renting my vehicle and I look forward to hearing from you with any questions.