Audi S32016
7 trips
$ 89
per day
Audi S3
7 trips
This car's both luxurious and a pocket-rocket! It's also nearly new (purchased in May 2016), and still has its new car smell! Audi's "S" cars are similar to BMW's "M" cars -- they're intentionally sporty -- and these days they drive better as well. The car has a 292-hp twin-turbo engine under the hood, and goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. It also comes with a performance handling package with 19" rims, magnetic suspension and blacked-out trim.

Inside it's fully loaded, though I'll note that it doesn't have a navigation system. (I just use Google Maps on my phone when needed, and you can sync your own phone to the car via Bluetooth.) It does, however, have a HUGE moonroof, adjustable handling, and a dual-clutch automatic transmission with sport mode. The back seat is a *little* tight, but not terrible (and it can fit two car seats), and it has a surprisingly large trunk for a compact sedan (including folding rear seats if needed). Finally, though you probably won't need it in Austin, the car has Audi's legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

If I'm either picking you up personally, or you're picking the car up personally from me -- note that I live barely five minutes outside of downtown Austin -- I'd be happy to show you the car's basic features and how to pair your phone to its Bluetooth system and whatnot. In case I'm unavailable, here are some of the basics. The car turns on solely via push-button starter, and the key fob must be in your pocket or otherwise nearby. To open the fuel door, simply press down on it to pop it ajar (with the car unlocked). Your gas mileage may vary, but I usually get around 22mpg in the city and nearly 30mpg on the highway driving roughly 70-75mph. If you need to consult it, the owner's manual is in the right door pocket. You can also charge phones and other devices via USB port -- located in the center console -- or via 12V cigarette lighter adapter. I have the latter in the vehicle, and it can charge up to three devices via USB cable. I also have a Lightning cable in it for charging iPhones. The car also has fully automatic climate control, with adjustable temperature for driver and passenger (along with heated seats, but again, this is Austin so you probably won't need them). Finally, the vehicle has automatic headlights that turn on at dusk, so you don't need to mess with that setting.

[PLEASE NOTE: I generally can't accommodate airport pickups, but if you need it I can set you up with a credit for a free ride to my place with one of Austin's new rideshare companies. As you may already know, we no longer have Uber or Lyft here, but the startups really aren't bad!]

A few basic rules:

1. NO SMOKING. (Either tobacco or, ahem, other stuff.) Yes, even with the windows or moonroof open.

2. NO PETS. Aside from the potential for ... accidental discharges, I am allergic to most cats and dogs. (Like, break-out-in-hives allergic. Seriously.)

3. NO TRACK RACING. I know it's tempting, particularly since Austin has America's only F1 track, but Turo strictly forbids any kind of racing (including overly hardcore driving out in the Hill Country), and renters are held liable for any necessary repairs/replacements for tires and brakes in particular, but also anything else clearly the result of racing.

4. PREMIUM FUEL ONLY (93 Octane). Someone already found out the hard way how my gal's engine reacts when fueled improperly. It ain't pretty, folks. And while gas in this neck of the woods is comparatively inexpensive, I would very much appreciate it if you return it with the same amount of gas it had when you picked it up.

5. NO EATING INSIDE THE VEHICLE. I mention this mainly because the Austin area has such an awesome cornucopia of to-go dining options, ranging from hundreds of different food trucks to the town of Lockhart, which is about as close as it gets to being Mecca for barbecue enthusiasts.
  • Automatic transmission
  • Audio input
  • All-wheel drive
  • Long-term trips
Car location
Austin, TX 78704
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Up to 10 miles
Free delivery for trips of 3 days or longer