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The car

Lexus CT 200h 2012

Premium
180 trips
42 MPG
Hybrid
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Charvak All-Star Host
872 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 5 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

It's like a Prius, but better. Driven carefully, the CT can beat my Honda Insight at hypermiling. And it's more technologically advanced than my Lexus GX. I love the CT for its efficiency, the premium 10-speaker audio system, and overall comfort. The navigation system is actually useful for showing upcoming rest areas and exits on the highway, as a complement to your phone's GPS. If you're a driving purist, rent my Honda Insight with its manual gearbox, light weight, visibility, and tiny size. But if you want to cruise in comfort while still saving gas, the CT is your car. My driver's review of the car: I should warn you that this car isn't exactly fun to drive. It handles great, with the wide low-profile tires. But I can't tell how wide it is, making it hard to cut through traffic. The transmission has three modes: Eco, Normal, Sport. In Sport, it's not that slow. When you mash the drive-by-wire throttle, the CVT quickly spools up the engine and the planetary gearbox mixes in electric power to give you good acceleration response. It's an engineering marvel. But the sound is weird. It lacks the feeling of power that comes with shifting an ordinary gearbox or hearing the revs rise with the car's speed. Finally, the hybrid system's information display is horrible. No useful quantitative information, just some silly animations. You have to flip through too many screens to get what you want. Why can't it show engine rpm and regenerative braking simultaneously? The engineers clearly didn't read Edward Tufte. My renters seem to like the CT, but I think it's a little bland. I use it regularly for its utility, like if I have to make phone calls in a quiet cabin while driving to the beach with a surfboard, but I don't get excited about driving it. I generally hop in the Insight or GX first if they can do the job.

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
Bike rack
Bluetooth
USB input
Toll pass
Snow tires or chains
Heated seats
Sunroof

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
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.
$30/trip
Unlimited mileage
$40/day

Guidelines

In your booking request, let me know your intended destination, number of passengers (any children with car seats?), and type of cargo. That way, I can make sure it's the best car for you and show you how to set up the seats. Also, it's best if you tell me where you're coming from and how, so I can offer you a free pickup if I happen to be in that area. PICKUP PROMPTNESS POLICY $20 cash fine for being more than 10 minutes late to pick up the car. If you're going to be late, just let me know your plans in advance and it's fine. If I don't hear from you, I expect to see you at your scheduled pickup time. You wouldn't show up late to a professional appointment or lunch with a friend without texting in advance. If I know you're going to be late, I can do other uninterruptable productive tasks in the meantime. HOW TURO WORKS These are some differences between Turo and rental car companies that are worth pointing out, especially for first-time users. - Pickup and Dropoff Please be on time for pickup. I can't let you take the car early, it wouldn't be insured. And if you're going to be more than 10 minutes late for pickup, you need to let me know because I have other things to do in the meantime. I will photograph your drivers license and point out any pre-existing damage that hasn't been touched up with paint already. When returning the car, please message me with your location as you're headed back so that I know when to be around for the return. I fully understand you might wa

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.

Reviews

143 ratings

Charvak really makes this process seamless. He is flexible, helpful, always available, and his cars are flawlessly maintained. I highly recommend!

Jeffrey F.-Jun 12, 2019

The host cancelled this trip 6 hours before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.

Turo-Jun 8, 2019

Great trip, easy pick up and drop off.

Elizabeth H.-Feb 18, 2019

Charvak was an absolutely amazing person to rent from. He was extremely flexible, and picked us up so we didn’t have to uber to and from the drop off location. Was truly committed to providing an excellent customer experience!

Daniel G.-Feb 17, 2019

Amazing car! Great host with a lot of flexiblity, communication and highquality of service.

Daniel F.-Feb 10, 2019

Car Location
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free

Airports
Boston Logan International Airport
$120

Delivery
Up to 5 miles
$120