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randolph’ssmart fortwo2008
passion cabrio
11 trips
$
24

per day

$
24
per day
08/20/2019
10:00 AM
08/26/2019
10:00 AM
Pickup & return location
National City, CA 91950
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Distance included
Day
100 mi
Week
750 mi
Month
1500 mi
Insurance Provided Via

The car

smart fortwo 2008

passion cabrio
11 trips
37 MPG
Gas (Premium)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

5.0
randolph All-Star Host
290 tripsJoined Jan 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute
All-Star Hosts like randolph are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

2 seater convertible. Small and compact. Perfect for visiting and staying in San Diego. This car parks almost anywhere and with parking so small and limited in San Diego it’s perfect. Great for singles , business or couples. please review and read detailed instructions about the car before booking to make sure the size and driving capabilities will work for you. if you've never driving a smart car before I recommend watching youtube videos to get yourself familiar. the car is a automatic, gas engine not electric, with convertible top, a/c heater, heated leather seats, aux plug, fun to drive, enjoy. PLEASE READ MY GUIDELINES BEFORE BOOKING! Repairs to vehicle left in reviews have been completed

Features

Automatic transmission
Audio input
Convertible
Long-term car
Heated seats
leather seats

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.
$65/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.
$25/trip

Parking details

street parking on Wilson ave, on 22nd street or in trolley parking lot.

Guidelines

NO Smoking , no pets especially cats due to allergies, will result in deap cleaning fee of $350 on up if any smell or damage . no long distance travel over 100 miles away we are not responsible for any costs due to mechanical breakdown failure and getting vehicle back to us if you leave more then 100 miles beyond pickup. car will go out clean inside and out please return clean inside and out so I can pass on the savings to the next guest, or you will be charged $35 minimum for car wash / vacuum fee, Please bring car back with same amount of fuel it goes out with again to help pass on the savings to the next guest. This vehicle DOES NOT come with toll express pass please be aware of toll roads / expressways or you will be charged toll fees and any fees that the toll company applies of $60 on up for everytime you enter or exit a toll.

Faqs

  • is the car automatic or manual transmission?
    it is a automated manual automatic transmission. what this means is it drives like an automatic, no changing of gears or clutch pedals but as you drive it is shifts itself as if it were a manual car from gear to gear.
  • is it gas or electric?
    it is gas, premium only.
  • is there trunk space?
    yes there is trunk space, about 4ft wide 2ft deep and 3ft high.

Reviews

11 ratings

I gotta admit this has got to be one of the funnest cars I've driven. And it's a rag-top too! One thing is I was able to find free parking in of all places (San Diego) by sharing a parking spot with another vehicle, because the car is so small it's easy to find a parking spot of it in the big city. XD The storage compartment was just perfect for me too. It accommodated my garment bag and a backpack. And Randy is a hoot! We were laughing all the way to the parking spot. I sent him some good pics of the car, including the one where I shared that parking spot. lol Great gas mileage too! And surprisingly comfy inside.

Peter T.-Jul 30, 2019

Definitely watch the how to shift Smart video on Youtube as that was quite helpful. Clean, fun, little car. Great mileage.

Deborah Gail C.-Jul 25, 2019

First off, my review is going to be completely honest through and through and it is worth noting that I went with Randolph because of his 5 star rating. Randolph had prompt communication anytime we needed-which was very appreciated! Rental price was in the range for what we’ve seen for smart cars which was a selling point on my end. We’ve rented smart cars before so we are use to the size and how they drive. We love that they are good on gas and they can park absolutely anywhere. Randolph’s smart car however did have a few situations where we’d try to put it into reverse or back into drive and it wouldn’t change gears. We’d need to turn the car off and back on, it happened couple times while we were trying to reverse park and it caused some traffic and slight embarrassment while we had to reset it. (for those who have never rented a smart car I felt this is something good to know before hand that we haven’t experienced in any of the other smart cars we’ve rented) Also there is no Bluetooth hook up and the aux function didn’t work when we tried. (Again just something to let others know since playing ones own music is something popular while driving) so cds or local radio was the only option for music. Th AC blows air but does not get cold, the drivers side air was warmer then the passengers seat as well. The AC not being cold was something that put a damper on our trip because it did get pretty hot and driving with the windows down and the top open on the freeway wasn’t something I wanted to have to do to cool off. Also, we read other renters reviews and were surprised no one else seemed to mention the crack/shattered windshield below the wipers.(the possibility of it growing worried us) Again none of this to knock Randolph’s service because he was always prompt, he is after all 5 star rated. My review is mainly for others to take into consideration on things I personally noticed and would have liked to take into consideration on prior to renting. Also if Randolph himself is not aware of Incase it hasn’t been brought to his attention. For the price and car getting us to point A and point B while on a trip we were appreciative and will continue to rent from Turo over other mainstream rental agencies.

Esther Lehua T.-Jul 10, 2019

Great car especially in California where gas can get pricey. Randolph was very professional, friendly, and more then accommodating. I’d recommend him over any car rental company

Michael K.-Jul 3, 2019

Randy was a awesome host, super communicative and informative. The car is small, but it fit my 6 foot self and my girlfriend. Be aware that it does drive different, and will takes some time to get used to, but the best part about the vehicle was the ease of parking! I had no trouble whatsoever, was even able to park between people who didn’t particularly follow the painted lines. All in all it was a great experience and would highly recommend. Thanks again Randy!

RICHARD JOHN P.-Jun 22, 2019

The car

smart fortwo 2008

passion cabrio
11 trips
37 MPG
Gas (Premium)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

5.0
randolph All-Star Host
290 tripsJoined Jan 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute
All-Star Hosts like randolph are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

2 seater convertible. Small and compact. Perfect for visiting and staying in San Diego. This car parks almost anywhere and with parking so small and limited in San Diego it’s perfect. Great for singles , business or couples. please review and read detailed instructions about the car before booking to make sure the size and driving capabilities will work for you. if you've never driving a smart car before I recommend watching youtube videos to get yourself familiar. the car is a automatic, gas engine not electric, with convertible top, a/c heater, heated leather seats, aux plug, fun to drive, enjoy. PLEASE READ MY GUIDELINES BEFORE BOOKING! Repairs to vehicle left in reviews have been completed

Features

Automatic transmission
Audio input
Convertible
Long-term car
Heated seats
leather seats

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.
$65/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.
$25/trip

Parking details

street parking on Wilson ave, on 22nd street or in trolley parking lot.

Guidelines

NO Smoking , no pets especially cats due to allergies, will result in deap cleaning fee of $350 on up if any smell or damage . no long distance travel over 100 miles away we are not responsible for any costs due to mechanical breakdown failure and getting vehicle back to us if you leave more then 100 miles beyond pickup. car will go out clean inside and out please return clean inside and out so I can pass on the savings to the next guest, or you will be charged $35 minimum for car wash / vacuum fee, Please bring car back with same amount of fuel it goes out with again to help pass on the savings to the next guest. This vehicle DOES NOT come with toll express pass please be aware of toll roads / expressways or you will be charged toll fees and any fees that the toll company applies of $60 on up for everytime you enter or exit a toll.

Faqs

  • is the car automatic or manual transmission?
    it is a automated manual automatic transmission. what this means is it drives like an automatic, no changing of gears or clutch pedals but as you drive it is shifts itself as if it were a manual car from gear to gear.
  • is it gas or electric?
    it is gas, premium only.
  • is there trunk space?
    yes there is trunk space, about 4ft wide 2ft deep and 3ft high.

Reviews

11 ratings

I gotta admit this has got to be one of the funnest cars I've driven. And it's a rag-top too! One thing is I was able to find free parking in of all places (San Diego) by sharing a parking spot with another vehicle, because the car is so small it's easy to find a parking spot of it in the big city. XD The storage compartment was just perfect for me too. It accommodated my garment bag and a backpack. And Randy is a hoot! We were laughing all the way to the parking spot. I sent him some good pics of the car, including the one where I shared that parking spot. lol Great gas mileage too! And surprisingly comfy inside.

Peter T.-Jul 30, 2019

Definitely watch the how to shift Smart video on Youtube as that was quite helpful. Clean, fun, little car. Great mileage.

Deborah Gail C.-Jul 25, 2019

First off, my review is going to be completely honest through and through and it is worth noting that I went with Randolph because of his 5 star rating. Randolph had prompt communication anytime we needed-which was very appreciated! Rental price was in the range for what we’ve seen for smart cars which was a selling point on my end. We’ve rented smart cars before so we are use to the size and how they drive. We love that they are good on gas and they can park absolutely anywhere. Randolph’s smart car however did have a few situations where we’d try to put it into reverse or back into drive and it wouldn’t change gears. We’d need to turn the car off and back on, it happened couple times while we were trying to reverse park and it caused some traffic and slight embarrassment while we had to reset it. (for those who have never rented a smart car I felt this is something good to know before hand that we haven’t experienced in any of the other smart cars we’ve rented) Also there is no Bluetooth hook up and the aux function didn’t work when we tried. (Again just something to let others know since playing ones own music is something popular while driving) so cds or local radio was the only option for music. Th AC blows air but does not get cold, the drivers side air was warmer then the passengers seat as well. The AC not being cold was something that put a damper on our trip because it did get pretty hot and driving with the windows down and the top open on the freeway wasn’t something I wanted to have to do to cool off. Also, we read other renters reviews and were surprised no one else seemed to mention the crack/shattered windshield below the wipers.(the possibility of it growing worried us) Again none of this to knock Randolph’s service because he was always prompt, he is after all 5 star rated. My review is mainly for others to take into consideration on things I personally noticed and would have liked to take into consideration on prior to renting. Also if Randolph himself is not aware of Incase it hasn’t been brought to his attention. For the price and car getting us to point A and point B while on a trip we were appreciative and will continue to rent from Turo over other mainstream rental agencies.

Esther Lehua T.-Jul 10, 2019

Great car especially in California where gas can get pricey. Randolph was very professional, friendly, and more then accommodating. I’d recommend him over any car rental company

Michael K.-Jul 3, 2019

Randy was a awesome host, super communicative and informative. The car is small, but it fit my 6 foot self and my girlfriend. Be aware that it does drive different, and will takes some time to get used to, but the best part about the vehicle was the ease of parking! I had no trouble whatsoever, was even able to park between people who didn’t particularly follow the painted lines. All in all it was a great experience and would highly recommend. Thanks again Randy!

RICHARD JOHN P.-Jun 22, 2019

Pickup at car location
National City, CA 91950
Free

Delivery locations
San Diego International Airport
$85

Delivered to you
Up to 15 miles
$85