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The car

Kia Rio 2005

Base
69 trips
28 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

5.0
Austin
526 tripsJoined May 2014
Typically responds in 51 minutes

Description

**PLEASE** Click on the 'More' button below, or 'READ MORE' Please read: ** PLEASE send your phone number in your message and some info about your destinations. ** You can email me at austinm237 on gmail, but please use Turo to check availability. ** See GENERAL NOTES under Guidelines below for lots more tips and a travel credit. DESCRIPTION: This Kia Rio is solid ride and gets great gas mileage (28+) with manual shift. It is pretty clean inside with a light tan interior. It's simple, clean and very reliable, but WITHOUT POWER STEERING or AIR CONDITIONING. It's ideal for highway trips, but I drove it downtown Seattle, during the summer, for Uber for several months. If you've never driven without power steering, it takes some arm strength, especially if you need to parallel park a lot. Please don't get upset if you don't like it. Most people have enjoyed the car, a few have not. It is one of the cheaper cars on Turo in Seattle, best suitable for those who just need a basic car. HELPFUL CAR DETAILS: * To switch to AUX from radio, press the volume knob in. * If the passenger lock doesn't turn smoothly, flip the key over and it should work. * Occasionally the check engine light comes on for a MAF sensor code which has been replaced. As long as the light isn't flashing it means it's not a major issue, it will often go back off on its own.

Features

Manual transmission
Audio input
Bike rack
Long-term car
Bluetooth
Child seat
USB input
Toll pass
Snow tires or chains

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Camping gear
random assortment, air mattress, pad, hiking stove, fuel, etc.
$5/trip1 available
Bike rack
several types
$15/trip1 available
Roof rack
cargo box or bag
$20/trip
Phone mount
magnetic
Free1 available
Cooler
standard 48 quart
$5/trip1 available
Camping tent
3 person REI, a little older. Also have an EZ-UP.
$10/trip1 available
Portable GPS
Garmin
$5/trip1 available
Child safety seat
1 new one
$20/trip3 available
Hiking backpack
internal frame with hip belt
$10/trip2 available

Guidelines

GENERAL NOTES: * New member $25 credit: https://turo.com/c/austinm14 * If flying in, let me know when you've landed, I'm about 20 min away, roughly the time it takes to get bags. Then let me know the Door Number above the door you exit through. * Checkout takes about 10 minutes and includes: check ID, take photos, walk-around and explain car details. I've uploaded most photos of damage for convenience. If something happens we can work it out. * If your heading into Seattle, dropping me off would save me a lot of bus time. Delivery includes both directions. An Uber/Lyft is approximately $30-50 from the airport to downtown. * There is a Good2Go toll sticker for discounts on highways 405, 167 & 520 bridge (about $3) and a flex-pass for carpools upon request. If you get 1-2 tolls it's not a big deal, if you get many, let me know and I'll add them up for you. * If you get the car extra dirty, please vacuum or wash it, or let me know so I can have it ready for the next person. * The Turo app is really handy for photos, messaging and location sharing. * You can contact Turo support using chat in the app or the urgent phone line. * Cancellation policy can be found here: turo.com/policies/cancellation. * If you're traveling to Canada you may need written permission in a message from me. * There is usually a WA State Discover Pass and a National Forest pass available.

Reviews

41 ratings

Fast communication. Trip went as planned had the Kia Rio for about 3 weeks, would rent from again.👍🏼

Peter N.-May 10, 2019

Austin's very professional, and helped me through some snafus. The car was clean, well-maintained, and ran well.

Joy O.-Mar 31, 2019

Very responsive and easy to work with. The Kia is no-frills but pretty reliable, and price could not be beat!

Tanja S.-Feb 21, 2019

Austin was wonderful, will rent from him again in the future, highly recommended!

Rocky T.-Dec 3, 2018

Austin is amazing. This was my first Turo experience. I felt safe, cared for, and clear on everything from his communication. The Kia was fun to drive. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Sita O.-Sep 6, 2018

Car Location
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free

Airports
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
$30

Delivery
Up to 15 miles
$40
Free delivery to select locations for trips of 2 weeks or longer