The perfect vehicle to haul stuff or go on an off-road adventure, while still getting decent gas mileage. Easy to drive with its high seating position and good visibility. The rear seats fold flat revealing a ton of cargo space, with additional storage under the trunk floor. The aggressive all-terrain tires coupled with the ability to lock the truck in 4 wheel drive make it quite capable in snow, mud, gravel, and most importantly, the pot-hole riddled streets of Chicago.
Snow tires or chains
•The car must be returned as clean as it is picked it up, unless otherwise stated. Please understand we cannot fully detail the car for every trip due to cost, but you can expect them to be acceptably clean. There is a $3 automatic car wash with free vacuums on 2111 W Fullerton Ave, which is just 5 minutes from the pick-up/drop-off location. There will be a $25 fee if the car is excessively dirty.
•Please make sure you are on time. There is a $50/hour late fee (per Turo) unless you OK it first.
•Return the car with the same amount of gas you pick it up with. You will be billed for gas and a $25 dollar fee if it is not the same. The car will usually come with a full tank. Please note that "full" means letting the pump come to a stop automatically and not stopping the gas yourself when the gauge reads full. It is very obvious when this is the case and you will be charged a fee.
•No smoking! You will be charged up to a $250 dollar detail fee (per Turo) for evidence of smoking.
•Feel free to drive through I-PASS/EZ-PASS tolls. You will be sent a reimbursement request within 30 days. There is no physical pass as it is tied to the plates. This means that you may have to pay for some manual toll booths.
•Please report any damage, wear and tear, or improvements you would like to see. Thank you!
Why do so many rappers hate on the RAV4?
I'm not sure, but I think it's because RAV4 is easy to rhyme with. Here's some more info about this phenomenon: http://jalopnik.com/why-hip-hop-hates-the-toyota-rav4-1779627217
Why doesn't the power mirror switch work right?
Think of it as an enhancement to the utilitarian experience this vehicle provides.
Why did the check engine light(s) come on?
9 out of 10 times this is because the fuel cap was not closed properly. This may happen after you have been driving for some time, not necessarily right after a fill up. It may also come on from a previous rental. You should only be alarmed if the check engine light is flashing as this indicates a more serious problem.
Absolutely fantastic experience!!! The vehicle itself ran very well, A/C was cool as could be, lots of room, rack on top, and actually a pretty solid audio system! One feels like a bit of macho Mom, but it's actually a rad whip. In regards to convenience, picking up and dropping off with Christiaan was easy and fast! Get in touch with the guy, and give this Rav4 a spin!
The car definitely serves its purpose in terms of moving some boxes and other small items. Lots of room. The car handles well and pick up was easy. Christiaan was a great guy and flexible with pick up!
This was my first time using Turo and Christiaan's car was great, easy to navigate and good on gas for the miles. He was also very nice, responsed to my request promptly and offered help if I needed it. Would take a trip again if necessary! Thanks again!
This car was perfect and I loved the off-terrain tires. I didn't take it off road but it's nice for Chicago driving! Christiaan was easy to communicate with and the pick up/dropoff was a breeze. I'd definitely use this vehicle again!