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Why settle for a minivan when you can drive a Mercedes? This is a Mercedes midsize commercial passenger van with similar proportions (about 3 inches narrower and 6 inches taller) to a consumer minivan. The Metris model is new in the US (known as the Vito in Europe).
This van is very spacious inside, with room to comfortably seat 8 full-size American adults along with their luggage.
It is rear wheel drive with a turbo 4 cylinder engine with plenty of low-end torque and great gas mileage for a van.
The leatherette seats and carpetless floor make for easy cleaning.
Rooftop storage bag available for extra space.
Seats dot no fold for increased storage. Both rows of rear seats are removable but heavy.
Owner will park car on return. Secure off-street parking may be available at extra daily cost. Otherwise, no parking is provided during rental.
Vehicle is approximately same length and width (or slightly narrower) of Toyota/Honda/Chrysler minivans, and about 6 inches taller. It will fit in standard parking spaces and garages.
SFO delivery will be curbside, based on availability. Otherwise, will be shuttle to Turo valet lot.
NO SMOKING. Up to $250 fee for removing odor.
Pets allowed. You are responsible for any required cleaning or damage.
Return vehicle at least as clean as when you got. Otherwise, you may be charged for cleaning.
Refuel to same level (usually Full) with Premium (91+ octane) gas. Otherwise, you will be charged actual fuel cost + $10 service fee.
How do I pay tolls?
You can either pay cash, except for Golden Gate Bridge, at the toll plazas or reimburse me after your trip. The car has Fastrak transponder mounted to the windshield.
Are you flexible with extra miles?
Ask me for a quote for extra miles prior to your trip. Otherwise, you will be billed Turo's standard rate of $0.75 per excess mile.
How do I handle parking tickets?
Parking tickets can be avoided if you carefully read signs. However, if you get one it is your responsibility to pay it. If I receive a notice that a ticket has not been paid, you will be charged for the ticket plus a $30 processing fee plus any late fees.
2016 Mercedes-Benz MetrisEric and Maya's Mercedes-Benz1556
Eric was extremely friendly and helpful the car was in perfect condition could not ask for more!
We had an amazing vacation trip with the Mercedes Metris. The van was the perfect fit for our group of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids). Metris was clean, responsive and handles curves nicely. Eric's communication was prompt and he was willing to do what worked for us. We will definitely rent from Eric again!
Eric is an amazing owner. He had great and quick communication on all matters about the rental. This was my first time renting so he explained the drop off/pick up. The Mercedes Metris was a new vehicle for Eric and was being delivered on the same day I rented it. Because of his open communication we easily adjusted the pickup time and price accordingly.
The Metris is a great car for up to eight people and luggage. We had four adults and four kids and easily had room for a small cooler for drinks and a bag of snacks while staying comfortable. We drove around San Francisco include a short trip down the coast and into Yosemite so we spent a lot of time in the car without incident.
I highly recommend the Metris if you have 6-8 people and Eric for all his vehicles because of his friendliness, professionalism, and accommodations.