Fantastically efficient 45mpg self charging electric/gas hybrid, conveniently located downtown. This prius is great for getting around town and parking with it's back up camera. Features include aux, usb and upgraded sound. I have bike storage if you would like to ride your bike and leave it during your rental.
EV / Hybrid
Snow tires or chains
An uber to my location is $25. I'll come pick you up but would need a ride back downtown, which is convenient if you are staying anywhere in the portland area.
There is no smoking in my car. Please return it with a full tank of gas and clean or you will be charged expenses and time. I do not allow pets in the car either.
I have a friend who has a house to rent on Airbnb if you would like a link. Just let me know.
2008 Toyota PriusPrimo Prius154.548
Trip itself was fine, dropoff was a total pain, and Chris didn't make it any easier. The button to get back into the parking garage in his building didn't work. I tried to call him, no answer. I asked him to call me, he said he couldn't because he was in a hotel room with his kids who were asleep. Seems like he could have gone into the hall and called, right? Then he sent a message that said "It works for every other renter". Great customer service, right? Turns out just pressing button doesn't work. You have to hold it down for 1-2 seconds before it opens the door. Meanwhile I'm sitting there for several minutes while he's sending me messages back and forth slowly through the turo app, which I'm getting on my email on my phone. I figured out the thing with the button by trial and error, when if he had called he could have told me in five seconds. If they gave zero-star reviews, you would have gotten one. And in general the pickup and return for this car are are a pain - into the building, get the key from a hidden place, go down to the garage, etc. Much more difficult and time consuming than just having someone hand you the key or using keyless entry.
I was too nice to this owner. Helped to drop off his car for next renter because this owner asked me. But ended up for me to wait almost one hour to pass it because of less information about next renter.
Also I asked him if he can he can share the drop off fee. He said yes. But it never happens. He shut down the communication.
Simple, a fuel efficient Hybrid vehicle Owner delivered on time & location promise. Return was simple at same pick up spot. Messages & text for pick up & return are precise. Chris is a Great provider !
The car itself was clean and easy to drive. It was great for a quick trip out to a few waterfalls, and for driving around the city. It's also great on gas! More frustrating was the communication with Chris. It was the absolute bare minimum (one message, only after prompted a second time, a week after our booking was made). When it came time to pick up the vehicle, he was not at his condo to let us in to the parkade, and did not answer his cell either. Luckily another condo resident let us into building. When we returned the vehicle, another vehicle was parked in the designated spot. Like I said above, the vehicle itself was great, but the communication with Chis was so difficult that I would be inclined to look elsewhere for my next trip in Portland.
We waited at Chris's building for a half hour before he returned my texts (I also left voicemails). He hadn't sent instructions for picking up the car and we were about to dispute the charge with our credit card when we heard from him. He then insisted he had sent the instructions before realizing he was wrong. The car was fine. We put 160ish miles on it and only had to put $9 of gas in to fill it up at the end our trip. We also had to figure out on our own how to return the car to the secure parking structure. The only reason this gets two stars is because the car worked well for us. Chris gets zero stars.
Chris was nice and we meet him at different place than the usual pickup location. he gave us the instructions so driving prius was super cool. the car was OK. it was little difficult to find the spot to leave the car since we picked it from a different location. but Chris was very flexible with us being a little late because it took us a bit longer to find it.
The car worked well and allowed us to take it around town. Unfortunately, due to the snow we weren't able to take it to Multnomah Falls as planned. I was able to communicate with Chris over Turo, but only had wished response times were more timely. All in all, I would rent this Prius from Chris again.