Can I leave you with my speeding tickets?
The greater DMV (Washington DC, MD and VA area) is known for it's severe and unforgiving camera tickets and fines. Please drive responsibly. Don't get them. It's a pain having to get them in the mail. If you drive above the speed limit or pass a red light, you will be getting them. Lots of speed cameras and red light cameras. If they come in the mail they will be forwarded to the renter.
Can I bring my dog/cat/Pony?
Yes, Pets allowed as long as there's no hair, stains, scent or damage of any kind to be found upon receipt. As long as there's no trace that they were there, down to the very last hair, then it is okay with me. Pets are part of the family. I agree and understand that. I know it's a hassle to bring your loved ones, but please don't share the load. Yes, this also applies to service animals, therapy animals and emotional pets covered by the ADA.
Cigarette Lighter Plug-In?
Only for power. This car has 2 of them. Please no cigarettes in the car.
Can I smoke cigarettes, cigars, weed or vape?
No. Smoking or vaping will create smoke damage even if the smoker can't smell it.
Car of the Tall People? Got leg room?
6ft people fit and drive it just fine. No complaints. In car reviews I've hear it can feel small for taller folks. It's all a matter of preference.
I don't have time to clean. Can I just leave it dirty?
Here's hoping a light dusting and vacuum, on my end, will be enough. Light vacuum cleaning is FREE. Heavy vacuuming is $20 for example: if there's trash, debris, or mounds of rocks/sand left behind. Stains, smells or messes that take more than a simple vacuuming to clean, could go as high as $250 detailing fee. Anything torn and broken will be considered damage, not cleaning. Check turo.com for details on damage costs.
Heated or Cooled car seats?
Heated car seat feature only in the front seats. No cooling seat feature.
Pick me up?
Will pick up and drop off to Bethesda Metro Station (see wmata.com for details) and to some Airports (see listing info for details). Arrive from DCA? You can take the Red Line train directly from the Airport to Bethesda Metro. See pricing details for certain pickups.
How do I get there from WAS (any of the 3 main Washington DC airports?
DCA Ronald Regan Airport, take the Redline Metro Rail train towards Shady Grove and exit at Bethesda Metro.
BWI, take the BWI Express Metro Bus from the airport to Greenbelt Metro (Green Line) and transfer to (Red Line) towards Shady Grove/Grosvenor Metro. Get off at Bethesda Metro and walk 8+ blocks to the vehicle.
IAD Dulles, VA airport, take a cab, Uber, Lyft directly to vehicle OR to closest Metro Rail station, exit at Bethesda Metro Station and walk 8+ blocks to vehicle.
EV, ECO and POWER modes: The new "EV," "Eco" and "Power" buttons are welcome additions, allowing the driver to exercise a little more control over the vehicle's fuel consumption and throttle response. While pressing "EV" operates the car in ultra-quiet electric-only mode (battery power, speed and distance permitting) up to 25 mph.
"Eco" modifies the throttle response so that no matter how lead-footed or determined a driver may be, the vehicle won't rapidly accelerate. This mode also affects the air conditioning operation and shuts it off when the vehicle is left idling.
"Power" button, when pushed, increases throttle response, allowing for more lively acceleration akin to a regular gas-powered four-cylinder vehicle.
iPhone? Bluetooth? Satellite Radio?
Yes. It can connect through Bluetooth wirelessly. Plus, you can connect your portable music player through USB connection. You can even download your music to a USB memory flash stick and plug it into the USB media outlet. Satellite radio subscription channels activated but antenna fades in and out specially in the summer heat. That is a manufacturer glitch. AM/FM radio works like a charm. Cables for usb connection available upon request.
Is it quiet?
I think this vehicle does a decent job of keeping the outside out and quiet. Check out youtube reviews for opinions on road noise levels. "Like all hybrids, driving the 2010 Toyota Prius is a remarkably quiet experience. The transition between gasoline engine and electric motor (most commonly felt while idling at a light), is even smoother in this generation, making it almost imperceptible." -an online review. When the engine kicks in while stopped can be hear, in comparison to the electric feature.