The car is located just a couple blocks from the Palo Alto California street Caltrain Station, close to Frys electronics.
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This minivan is a v6 and gets good mileage.
This minivan seats 7 and has a good amount of cargo space.
Pets are ok but please do not smoke.
This car is on a Fastrak account so just keep track of the tolls you go through and reimburse us at the end of your trip. Easy and convenient.
This car has been very reliable for us but it is an older car so I prefer renters do not take it great distances away on long trips.
Please have reasonable expectations when renting the car as it is not brand new. It is reliable transportation at an economical price as I try to keep it priced well below other minivans.
The car is rented a lot, often with very short turnaround between rentals so please return it clean enough for the next renter as I will likely have little or no time to clean up a mess between rentals and would hate to have to bill for a trip to the car wash.
Please be sure to point out any issues with the van (or something broken during your rental) so it can be corrected prior to the next rental.
Lastly, please be sure to pay for any tolls you charge to the car at the end of your trip.
I am unable to drop off and pickup at the airports because I live far from them and I work odd hours.
Thanks in advance!
Snow tires or chains
Please return the car clean as it is very popular and I mostly am not able to clean it before trips. Be sure to pay for your tolls at the end of your trip.
2004 Toyota SiennaDonald's Toyota15597
Great, super easy communication with Donald. Car is as described and functional!
The Sienna ran great and was super easy to load up for our camping trip. It was basically clean enough for our purposes but like good campers we returned it a bit cleaner than how we found it. The owner was flexible and easy to communicate with. Tires were ok but should probably be replaced fairly soon. Overall a great vehicle.
Don was very easy to work with and acknowledged up front that the car exterior was dirty when we picked up the vehicle. He reimbursed us for a trip through the car wash. We had issues with the air conditioning not working consistently. Don met us and got it working again and we didn't have a problem with it again. Overall the rental worked well for us.
Everything went great, Donald was very flexible with a super last minute rental, and everything was very well organised and communicated. The car as stated is not new, it was also not super clean and had a bit of a pet smell (also expected since pets are allowed) but it works perfectly well and it is very convenient. Would happily rent again.
I have Turo'd with Donald many times now and every time is a breeze. He always responds quickly and pick up is quick and easy as well. Whenever I need a car I always look at Donald's car availability first. Highly recommend!
Donald is a great guy to work with. It was my first time using the service and the overall experience was very positive. However, the car needs some TLC such as new tires and a tuneup. Donald mentioned that he is about to do this tuneup. After that- it's a perfect five stars.
Large and comfortable 7 seat 2004 minivan Very good and silent operation and conditions, inside and outside. Reasonable on gas, well equipped with accessories, a great deal overall. Could carry two bikes just folding one of the third row seats, leaving lot of space in the trunk. Donald is reliable, flexible and careful person. Will rent as soon as possible.
Needed car for just 1 day to drop my family to SFO airport with good number of luggages. Donald was very flexible during picking up the car and dropping car back to his location. I will ride his car again during my need in future!!
Would rent again, great experience! Donald was very friendly and explained everything about how the car worked. We needed a car with more space for my out of town relatives who were visiting, and this car fit the bill perfectly. It drove great and, as an older vehicle, I was a little less stressed out about the whole experience than normal.
We did a family trip and instead of driving our 2 cars, it was so nice to rent one and go together. Donald was very easy to work with and his minivan was clean and comfortable. Just what we were looking for!
Donald was great. Super accommodating with pickup and dropoff times. He took the time to remove the seats from the back of the van when I said that I wanted to use it for moving. That was much appreciated.
The Sienna was very easy to drive and got great fuel mileage.
We had a good trip on Donald's Toyota Sienna. It was able to sit 2-kids and 4-adults comfortably and of course had space to seat 1-more adult if there was one ;)... Don was very flexible right from the beginning and it was great to borrow the vehicle from him. It was great interacting with Don in the process. Thank you very much for everything, Don!! Highly appreciate it.
About Turo: This was our first time using Turo, and the process was really smooth. We made a reservation online, just like we would with a regular rental car agency, and picked up and dropped off at the owner's location. We also had a fairly last minute change of plan and had to postpone our trip by half a day. Turo does not allow renters to edit the start time of a trip, only the end time - you have to email support to make the change. Fortunately, support was responsive and was able to resolve the issue in time, but it was a bit stressful until that was taken care of. It would be nice to allow renters to edit the start time, subject to approval by owners.
About the owner and the car: Donald was super responsive (replying with an hour) and flexible wrt our change of plans, and when we left the kids' boosters behind.
The car lived up to its billing - it could seat 7 comfortably, got reasonably good mileage, and the seating area was clean. It is clearly not a brand new car off the lot, but we didn't really care about that anyway. No mysterious stains, ground-in goldfish crackers, or layer of random junk on the floors - it's cleaner than our car :)
And we saved $120 over Avis and $50 over enterprise. Will definitely use Turo again, specially for hard to find cars like minivans.
This is my first time with Turo.
Donald was really nice. The car was as promised and clean. Everything functioned as needed and the minivan gave a milage of 23MPG - I will definitely go with Turo(Donald) again !!
Van was in a great running condition. Air conditioning, brakes worked very well. Went all the way up to Yosemite and it had no issues negoitiating the elevations and descents.
Plus, Donald was wonderful to work with. Thanks for the great trip.
Easy rental, great roomy, mechanically solid, and clean minivan. Thanks, Donald! I wish the remote key and power doors were working, but for the price you can't really complain. A friend of mine spent 4 times as much as me renting a similar vehicle for the same time period at SFO.
Donald was really great! Was really kind and very understanding. He was flexible with our pickup and drop off times and very accommodating (on drop off day, we only had one set of keys, he was completely okey for us to drop the other set the next day)!
The car though wasn't the cleanest. It felt the car was used activity with a lot of the owner's personal belongings still tucked away in all compartments in the car. No offense Donald, but there was even chewed gum (yes, I meant chewed gum) in the center compartment. Maybe with a thorough clean-up and lesser stuff lying around, I would definitely rent again.
Donald is great and very accommodating to meet our need. I wasn't able to do the pickup and return during a time that works for him so he used a lockbox method to give me the key. I rented this car for a snowboarding trip to Tahoe. The car itself is fully functional with no problems whatsoever as we navigated through the mountain.
Unfortunately, I need to dock 1 star on the overall rating on the cleanliness as it was a bit dirty on the inside. I have communicated this to Donald so he can improve on this.