Meet Earl! My lovely little 2006 Mini Cooper has seen me through the past four years with style. He's zippy, clean, and sporting brand new tires -- all the better for tooling around Seattle in the rain. He also comes equipped with an AUX jack, heated seats, a moon roof and a pretty kickin' stereo system. He's obscenely easy to parallel park, he's got cruise control, and he easily gets 350-400ish miles on one tank of gas. Plainly put, he's a lovely little car, and I think you'll love him too!
Earl comes with an AUX cable and a USB plug -- I've included a lightning cord as well, but it's compatible with any and all USB phone chargers. I also include a AAA emergency kit and flashlight in the trunk, just in case -- I can also throw a blanket or two in there if picnicking is in your future, so just let me know!
Earl's trunk space is a little limited - he can comfortably hold one carry-on rolling suitcase and a duffel or two big weekenders. I tend to use the back seat for any bigger bags - I'm happy to help you maneuver suitcases when we exchange keys at pickup and drop-off.
I only ask that you care for Earl as if he was your own -- that means obeying (most of) the rules of the road, not parking him anywhere completely ridiculous, and keeping him smoke-free. He's a pretty great car, and I think you'll get along famously!
UPDATE: Thanks so much everyone for the feedback! I had Earl's brakes checked out and they're in good shape, but unfortunately the squealing is a weird issue with the 2006 Mini depending on the weather. Rest assured he's super safe, but might make a little noise from time to time!
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This little Mini was fun to drive around Whidbey Island and Seattle. For those considering a visit during cooler temps, this car's heat is superb! Pick and drop off were smooth (although our flight was briefly delayed and it would have caused the reservation to be cancelled due to schedule conflict). Perfect for the two of us on a Valentine's weekend.
This was my first time using Turo, and it went great! Kelly was friendly, easy-going, and punctual. And I was able to return her car to another location that was convenient for us both. It's a zippy little thing, and gets the job done! Thanks again. :)
Kelly and her car were both great. Kelly was flexible with our car pick up arrangement, which turned out well and was very helpful. She also reminded me that the car has seat warmers-- huge plus in this cold weather. Thank you, Kelly!
Kelly was at the airport waiting when we landed to drop the car off to us and was very nice. Throughout the process. The Mini Cooper was perfect and a blast to drive around town in and we had no problems with it, only sad to have to give it back to her! Highly recommend and will definitely be booking it again if I get the chance to come back.
Kelly was both timely with her drop off & pick up. In addition, she was flexible & accommodating with scheduling the trip. The Mini Cooper, aka Earl, gave my sister and I no problems during our trip. Earl was a blast to drive & very comfortable; at 5'11" and 6'3" respectively, my sister and I fit in Earl with no problems. With that said, there is no way we'd have been able to fit anyone else into the back seats comfortably. While Earl drove nicely, he could use some new brake pads, as they would squeal under light braking / when coming to a stop.
Kelly was fantastic and very accommodating. She even picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. Her mini was great to drive and was so convenient to park in tiny parallel spots. I would definitely rent from her again next time we are in Seattle.
What a fun car! Ran all my errands, had a fun drive up to Everett, then up to Arlington, back to Everett, than back to Greenwood... and $10 overflowed the gas tank! Great visibility, good stability in the rain on the freeway, next to a semi.... zippy enough to pass that semi with no problem, too. Enough room for me (6', 180lbs) and my 6yr old said the back seat was comfy too!
If I need to get a car again, I'll be looking for Earl for sure!