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Tesla Model 3 2018

15 trips
4 doors
5 seats

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21 tripsJoined Jul 2012
Typically responds in 38 minutes


One of the few offered on Turo, if not only Performance Model 3 with the performance (race) upgrade package. Sticks to the road like glue and can turn on a dime. This rocket ship is also imbued with the magic of Enhanced Autopilot. Generous mileage allowance, road trip! Use Turo $25 discount referral code: This Model 3 is the most fun car that I have ever driven, or had the pleasure to own, including my Model S P85D. The car is 1000 pounds lighter than the Model S and this translates into the driver felling more connected to the road. It’s a real kick, you’re gonna hate returning it. Has free supercharging, so don’t worry about gas money. Also includes a free car wash which you can do after you pick up the car. The car is based at the Turo Valet lot at SFO, rented remotely, and must be returned with a full charge. *** Caution: FEES can apply, MUST read guidelines below. *** Now imagine the line above blinking. Other Turo listing Tesla Model S P85D: Tesla Referral link:


Automatic transmission
All-wheel drive
Long-term car
Pet friendly
USB input
Heated seats
Free Supercharging
Streaming Music
Advanced Autopilot
Dog friendly. Woof!


Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Prepaid EV recharge
Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car without fully recharging. Please return with at least 40 miles of range.
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.

Parking details

There is an epidemic of car break-ins in San Francisco, especially when street parking overnight. Do not leave any items visible from the outside, they will smash the window and grab anything they can. Also, do not leave any valuables in the car, see link. Try to keep the car plugged in overnight if you can.


tldr: 1) Do not overuse supercharger, $1/min overage fee 2) Return with full charge 3) Do not go below 5 miles of range while driving, or park overnight with less than 50 miles of range 4) Hand car wash only 5) Make sure you know how to put it into neutral for car wash 6) Small to medium sized dogs, woof! Supercharging is free, however, be careful not to leave the car plugged in at a Supercharging station after the charging is complete. Tesla's fee is $1/minute, the stations are becoming full and they are now enforcing this policy. Plan your trip so you have enough time to charge the car before you return it. You MUST drop off the car with at least 200 miles of range or there will be a $200 fee. I rent remote and Turo does not charge the car. If the car is dropped off near empty, it could require a trip on a flatbed from Tesla, a $600 embarrassment we don't want. Never Zero! A low battery is not good for the battery, and in the extreme, going empty could require a flatbed from Tesla Service and costs around $600. Also, the car will consume some energy even when turned off. Try to avoid reaching a charge range of less than 5 miles when driving or less than 50 miles when parked overnight. Have it plugged in overnight if all possible. When you pick up the car, someone at the Turo Valet parking lot will give you brief orientation if you are new to driving a Tesla. Make sure you know how to put it into neutral if you are taking it through a car wash. Tesla Instructional Videos htt


  • Why the $200 fee for returning the car with a low charge?
    Turo will not charge the car on the lot. Imagine if you had a Tesla for rent based at the Turo parking lot, and it was returned with a low charge. How much would I have to pay you to drive the Turo parking lot, drive your Tesla to the Daly City supercharger, charge the car for 40 minutes, drive back to the Turo parking lot, and then drive home. Besides paying for their time, also pay 54.5c/mile [2018 IRS mileage deduction] for cost of driving their car. Assume their home is Redwood City or Marin County.


13 ratings

Steffan's Model 3 is insanely fun. He was an excellent host and was flexible with pickup and drop off. He definitely receives my recommendation and I'm hoping to rent from him again in the future.

Jason Y.-May 12, 2019

The Tesla Model 3 was awesome to drive around San Francisco and the Napa Valley. Beautiful car with unexpectedly thrilling performance! Steffen was great to deal with and responded quickly to communications. 5 stars all the way.

Michelle M.-May 3, 2019

So much fun!

Eugene B.-Jan 29, 2019

Steffen car is wonderful. The performance model is a beast! Acceleration was smooth and car is practically brand new still. Unfortunately the last person to use it left a mess and Steffen was sorry about it as the window between the last rental and me was so small. Luckily a car wash took care of it and he took care of the cost. He was super nice and checked in making sure everything was ok. Steffen Model 3 was amazing and his customer service is just as good. Highly recommend renting from him as he made my experience with his car very enjoyable.

Alexander D.-Dec 30, 2018

Simply an amazing ride!!! Absolutely perfect! Our destination was about 2 hours away only needed to charge twice in 3 days!!! Best car we have ever rented!!! Definitely renting again when whenever we come.

Pierre G.-Dec 27, 2018

Car Location
Redwood City, CA 94061

San Francisco International Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Oakland International Airport

Up to 25 miles
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