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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016

Club
59 trips
30 MPG
Gas (Premium)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

5.0
David All-Star Host
730 tripsJoined Apr 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute
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Description

Get $25 off your 1st rental when you sign up for Turo here: https://turo.com/c/davidr716 BEWARE: this sports car generates involuntary smiles for anyone who drives it. Quick, tiny and balanced, Mazda's MX-5 Miata is the quintessential roadster. You won't be able to stop grinning, as the gokart-like handling wills you to enjoy every turn, while the short gearing all but forces you to rev to redline and enjoy each opportunity to accelerate. Equipped with a mechanical limited slip differential, you can enjoy the incredible limits of this Miata Club confidently. Drop the top, row through the gears, and toss it effortlessly into corners (in 2nd gear at 30mph while on the gas). The cherry on top is, no matter how hard you drive it, it will still get incredible gas mileage - up to 40MPG, making it the perfect road trip car for a stay in-town, or a top-down excursion to Sedona, Flagstaff, Tuscon, or even the Grand Canyon! When it comes to creature comforts, Bluetooth audio and HD Radio will pump your favorite tunes through the 9-speaker premium BOSE sound system, and the generous 7-inch infotainment with dealership-added GPS (not standard on the club) makes it incredibly easy to navigate through the many custom options the car allows for, as well as the back roads of Arizona. It also has a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks for a sportier ride, while remaining comfortable for daily driving. This MX-5 Miata is the ultimate weekend getaway car! So what are you waiting for?! CAN'T RENT MANUAL? If you're trying to rent this car and Turo says you aren't approved for a manual, you just need to go into your Account, find the Transmission section, and select "Yes, I'm an expert" and save changes to then be eligible to drive a manual. RECOMMENDED PLACES TO DRIVE: My sports cars beg to be taken out of town for some real fun. For winding local roads and beautiful views, you can't go wrong with a quick drive up to Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain in Phoenix (15mi), or taking the Apache Trail through the Superstitions past Canyon Lake to Tortilla Flats (50mi). For more remote excursions, highways 89/89A through Prescott, Jerome and Sedona offer signature Arizona experiences across a variety of gorgeous landscapes, climates and elevations. Mt. Lemmon in Tucson offers a 30 mile trip up 7,000ft of scenic mountains. And of course, there’s always the Grand Canyon! REQUIRED - POST-TRIP CLEANING: Please avoid automatic washes when possible, the car should be hand-washed only, vacuumed and wiped down to match the condition it left in. I have provided cleaning kits in each car to allow for hand washing, just make a note if you do it yourself so I know to rinse the cleaning cloths. You have the option to do this yourself or you can add the $30 “extra” to have me do it for you. Otherwise a cleaning reimbursement of up to $50 will be applied through Turo once your trip has ended. DELIVERY/LOCATION: Although I offer delivery, I do strongly prefer you to find transportation to my location, as Turo is a side-gig that makes very little money and takes up a lot of my time. I’m about a $20 Lyft due south from PHX and $30 Lyft due west from AZA airports, respectively. However, both of the airports are currently at odds with Turo, and pickup/dropoff logistics at/near the airports are subject to change, as I will not risk hefty fines. There will be additional delivery details once you book your trip provided in the Turo app, and I will arrange a phone call to clarify logistics. FREE GOLF CLUBS! Golf clubs available at no charge! We’ve got 2 right-handed sets and 1 left-handed set. Available on a first-requested basis. Check out the other awesome convertible sports cars in my fleet: https://turo.com/drivers/1233556 Get $25 off your first rental when you sign up for Turo through the link below: https://turo.com/c/davidr716

Features

Manual transmission
GPS
Audio input
Convertible
Bluetooth
USB input
Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Post-trip cleaning
REQUIRED: Car will be hand-washed, vacuumed and wiped down to match the condition it left in. Not required if you can clean the car yourself by-hand or want to pay to have it professionally cleaned before returning.
$30/trip
Prepaid refuel
Bring the car back as empty as you want, and we'll refill it for you with the required premium fuel.
$50/trip

Parking details

You may park at the car’s location on the street for same-day rentals. If you need to leave your personal vehicle 1-2 nights, you can park around the corner, and across the street (along the wall/lake) from the following address in my neighborhood where it should go unnoticed and not inconvenience any residents: 10945 S 38th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85048. I have a very active HOA who has begun to hassle me about Turo being against the CC&Rs, so avoiding connection with my own location is important. Thanks for your understanding.

Guidelines

REQUIRED - Post-trip cleaning: Please avoid automatic washes when possible, the car should be hand-washed only, vacuumed and wiped down to match the condition it left in. I have provided cleaning kits in each car to allow for hand washing, just make a note if you do it yourself so I know to rinse the cleaning cloths. You have the option to do this yourself or you can add the $30 “extra” to have me do it for you. Otherwise a cleaning reimbursement of up to $50 will be applied through Turo once your trip has ended. Premium (91+) fuel only: 91+ premium fuel required. If your vehicle is not returned full (as it will have gone out full), $20 will be added onto your gas receipt for our time spent refilling the vehicle for the next rental. Mileage: Please pay attention to your trip’s mileage allowance. You’re more than welcome to use as many additional miles as you desire, but expect to pay Turo’s additional per-mile fee. No smoking or pets: Evidence of either will result in cleaning fees. No racing, autocross, HPDE, offroading, etc: Turo prohibits taking rentals off of regular paved roads. You may not, under any circumstances, use this car for racing or dedicated performance driving of any kind. Street use only. Spirited drives are encouraged, but please drive responsibly. Parking, trees, birds: Please avoid parking under a tree or area where birds might hang out. Tree sap and bird droppings are extremely hard on wax and paint. If either do get to the car, please immediately rinse/spray the affected area with water/hose until it comes off, do NOT wipe off, and just let me know, I can carefully clean afterwards. Fees may be incurred otherwise, particularly if paint is damaged from wiping. If covered overnight parking like a garage or carport is not available, I am happy to provide a car cover for protection at no charge! Snow/ice/salted roads: Please avoid snowy/icy areas if possible, and if you do pass through them, please wash the vehicle immediately after to get salt off immediately. Any related salt damage to the vehicle will be documented. Phone chargers: Your vehicle will contain charging cables for Android/iPhone. Please ensure these stay in the vehicle. There are 2 fast-charge USB ports in the cigarette lighter, one of which may be inside the center console. OBD2 GPS device: All of our vehicles are equipped with OBD2 GPS tracking devices mandated by our insurance provider. It tracks your location/mileage at all times. The device is under the dash/steering wheel, and may protrude slightly. Please exercise care to not damage the device with your feet, particularly when getting in and out of the vehicle. If it comes unplugged for any reason, plug it back in immediately. If the device is damaged, there will be a $300 fee charged. Roadside assistance: If you experience a mechanical issue, contact me first please, as I may know what the issue is and might be able to assist in-person much faster than roadside. Turo’s Roadside Assistance: 1-866-735-2901.

Reviews

57 ratings

I highly recommend David . We had an excellent experience. My only issue was that it cost me 40000.00 because now she has to have one!

Beverly F.-Jun 10, 2019

We had an awesome time and everything was very convenient and smooth!

Grant C.-May 26, 2019

Spent a weekend with this Miata and had a blast. My first experience in anything other than a commuter and David made the experience quite enjoyable. Few restrictions on what I could and couldn't do. Not to mention, this car was a wild experience. I was already interested in owning a car like this, and now I'm even more convinced. Only downside was getting back into my daily driver and realizing just how much more fun the Miata was.

Austin W.-May 20, 2019

The Miata is a really fun car to drive! The 6 speed gearbox is really smooth. The car is very responsive and handles well. The convertible top is a quick one-handed operation which came in handy when it started to rain. This the 2nd time I have rented from David. He is great to work with and I highly recommend renting from him.

James T.-May 1, 2019

Overall this was a great experience. The car performed well and David was punctual and accommodating. I was annoyed that the car was not clean, inside or out, when I recieved it. It made me feel like paying the $30 cleaning fee, to have the car cleaned after, was not fair, since it was not clean when I recieved it. Also, the MX5 does not come with a spare tire, rather a kit that basically has Fix a Flat. I realised the kit was not in the car about half way through my trip and that made me slightly paranoid since I was in some isolated places up in the mountains. Those are two things to be aware of when renting but I would rent from David again if those issues were addressed beforehand.

A Richard G.-Apr 17, 2019

Car Location
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Free

Airports
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
$120
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
$120