I live and work in NYC, but my car stays in Jersey City. This is ideal for someone who lives in NYC or commutes into NYC on the Path or into Penn Station. Feel free to take it away for a long weekend or rent it to run errands. Pets are OKAY but plan to have the car vacuumed before you return it. There's a great spot, City Car Wash, for less than $10 near car drop-off location at 383 6th St. Jersey City, NJ 07302.
I have a moon roof, a variety of CDs (hopefully something that suits your taste.. or at least humors you), 4-wheel drive, and lots of room! You can find maps in the storage compartments on the doors, iPhone and Blackberry car chargers in the glove compartment, umbrellas behind the passenger seat, a box of roadside supplies (and even more cds) in the trunk, and a GPS system in the center console. The GPS system is programmed to take you "home" to Jersey City.
Key pick up in NYC. I work two blocks from Penn Station on the corner of the 33rd Street Path entrance... very convenient (20 mins to Grove St stop in Jersey City)! From Penn station you can be on the Turnpike in 35 minutes! Please be aware that this is not my primary place of residence, so you may have to brush off the car if you are renting it just after it snows.
P.S. Be kind to my E.T. on the dashboard :) He will always help you find your way home!