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Charvak’sHonda Insight2000
220 trips
$
50

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$
50
per day
10/20/2019
10:00 AM
10/26/2019
10:00 AM
Pickup & return location
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Distance included
Day
100 mi
Week
Unlimited
Month
Unlimited
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The car

Honda Insight2000

220 trips
58 MPG
Gas (Regular)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Charvak All-Star Host
1,065 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 4 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ HALF A CAR - half the seats (only 2 seats!) - half the engine - half the weight - half the fuel consumption - twice the value This is the most fuel-efficient car ever sold in America. It's rated at 70 mpg on the highway, but is getting 55 - 60 this summer (2017) when I drive it. Renters have ranged from 46 mpg to 74 mpg. The car redefines the term "high performance". A Porsche Carrera GT is loud, rough, and requires retraining of how to use a clutch, but it's still a great car. Be aware that the Insight also sacrifices driver comforts to achieve high performance. When I drive more than a few hours at a time, I wear Westone WR20's to turn the car into a Lexus. ;) Buy a pair, they're like sunglasses for your ears. MANUAL TRANSMISSION I rebuilt the transmission in this car to fix the synchros so renters no longer have to double clutch. That said, please don't downshift to first gear while moving and be gentle with the shifter, particularly for second gear. I will take you for a test ride to make sure you actually are an expert at driving with a manual transmission. EXTRAS I installed nice speakers and an HD radio / CD player with USB/iPhone and aux inputs. I think the stereo sounds as good as my two Lexuses. All my cars come with EZ-Pass for your convenience, and you can request to borrow my Valentine 1 radar detector or an aux cable. RELIABILITY The Insight is my vehicle of choice for long-distance trips. I've had renters take it to New Orleans and back. It's relatively old, but I maintain it like an airplane. The suspension is aligned, wheels are balanced, it has good wiper blades, a new windshield, great brakes. It doesn't drive like a neglected old car at all.

Features

Manual transmission
Audio input
Bike rack
USB input
Toll pass

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Unlimited mileage
$40/day
Prepaid refuel
Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.
$40/trip
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
$20/trip
Bike rack
$10/day1 available

Guidelines

No downshifting to 1st gear while moving. Shifts to 2nd must be gentle to avoid chipping the double-cone synchro. Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ 1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?
    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.
  • What skills do you check in your manual transmission checkride?
    1. You're able to launch the car without excessive clutch slippage. Keep it below 1500 rpm, engage the clutch fully by 8 mph. 2. You remove your foot from the clutch pedal, move it to the dead pedal when you're not actively shifting or starting the car. 3. You never rest your hand on the shift lever. Finish your shift and move your hand back to the steering wheel. Leaving your hand on the shifter wears out the shift forks, eventually making the transmission sloppy. 4. You shift gently, allowing time for the gears to synchronize. No "power shifting". The shift lever isn't a switch, it physically actuates a complicated mechanism. 5. No downshifts to first gear. Go into first from neutral when the car is stopped or under 5 mph.

Reviews

144 ratings

Charvak is precise and very kind. I really like his cars and he is a very relaiable person. Higlhy revommended

Valentina F.-Oct 14, 2019

My second time booking with Charvak and once again amazing service surely will be back.

Paul L.-Aug 7, 2019

Charvak is consistently punctual and friendly. Look forward to renting from him in the future.

Christine G.-Aug 6, 2019

Took the Honda Insight for a 4 days road trip, and let me tell you - that car sips gas. Not drinks, but sips and appreciates every sip. Car enthusiasts kept honking at us giving us a thumbs up. Charvak is also a cool guy, always there to go out of his way to help us. 10/10 will use again!

Andrius D.-Jul 10, 2019

Another great experience with Charvak! Thanks a bunch.

Nicholas C.-Jun 10, 2019

The car

Honda Insight2000

220 trips
58 MPG
Gas (Regular)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Charvak All-Star Host
1,065 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 4 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ HALF A CAR - half the seats (only 2 seats!) - half the engine - half the weight - half the fuel consumption - twice the value This is the most fuel-efficient car ever sold in America. It's rated at 70 mpg on the highway, but is getting 55 - 60 this summer (2017) when I drive it. Renters have ranged from 46 mpg to 74 mpg. The car redefines the term "high performance". A Porsche Carrera GT is loud, rough, and requires retraining of how to use a clutch, but it's still a great car. Be aware that the Insight also sacrifices driver comforts to achieve high performance. When I drive more than a few hours at a time, I wear Westone WR20's to turn the car into a Lexus. ;) Buy a pair, they're like sunglasses for your ears. MANUAL TRANSMISSION I rebuilt the transmission in this car to fix the synchros so renters no longer have to double clutch. That said, please don't downshift to first gear while moving and be gentle with the shifter, particularly for second gear. I will take you for a test ride to make sure you actually are an expert at driving with a manual transmission. EXTRAS I installed nice speakers and an HD radio / CD player with USB/iPhone and aux inputs. I think the stereo sounds as good as my two Lexuses. All my cars come with EZ-Pass for your convenience, and you can request to borrow my Valentine 1 radar detector or an aux cable. RELIABILITY The Insight is my vehicle of choice for long-distance trips. I've had renters take it to New Orleans and back. It's relatively old, but I maintain it like an airplane. The suspension is aligned, wheels are balanced, it has good wiper blades, a new windshield, great brakes. It doesn't drive like a neglected old car at all.

Features

Manual transmission
Audio input
Bike rack
USB input
Toll pass

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Unlimited mileage
$40/day
Prepaid refuel
Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.
$40/trip
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
$20/trip
Bike rack
$10/day1 available

Guidelines

No downshifting to 1st gear while moving. Shifts to 2nd must be gentle to avoid chipping the double-cone synchro. Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ 1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?
    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.
  • What skills do you check in your manual transmission checkride?
    1. You're able to launch the car without excessive clutch slippage. Keep it below 1500 rpm, engage the clutch fully by 8 mph. 2. You remove your foot from the clutch pedal, move it to the dead pedal when you're not actively shifting or starting the car. 3. You never rest your hand on the shift lever. Finish your shift and move your hand back to the steering wheel. Leaving your hand on the shifter wears out the shift forks, eventually making the transmission sloppy. 4. You shift gently, allowing time for the gears to synchronize. No "power shifting". The shift lever isn't a switch, it physically actuates a complicated mechanism. 5. No downshifts to first gear. Go into first from neutral when the car is stopped or under 5 mph.

Reviews

144 ratings

Charvak is precise and very kind. I really like his cars and he is a very relaiable person. Higlhy revommended

Valentina F.-Oct 14, 2019

My second time booking with Charvak and once again amazing service surely will be back.

Paul L.-Aug 7, 2019

Charvak is consistently punctual and friendly. Look forward to renting from him in the future.

Christine G.-Aug 6, 2019

Took the Honda Insight for a 4 days road trip, and let me tell you - that car sips gas. Not drinks, but sips and appreciates every sip. Car enthusiasts kept honking at us giving us a thumbs up. Charvak is also a cool guy, always there to go out of his way to help us. 10/10 will use again!

Andrius D.-Jul 10, 2019

Another great experience with Charvak! Thanks a bunch.

Nicholas C.-Jun 10, 2019

Pickup at car location
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free

Delivery locations
Boston Logan International Airport
$120
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
$30
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge
$60
Porter
$110
Hotel Commonwealth
$80
The Charles Hotel
$90
Sheraton Boston Hotel
$90

Delivered to you
Up to 5 miles
$50