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The car

Mazda MX-5 Miata 1990

80 trips
Gas (Regular)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

5.0
Leonid
80 tripsJoined May 2014
Typically responds in 1 hour

Description

*** First time Turo renters - save $25 by following this link: https://turo.com/c/leonids *** Rediscover the joys of driving a simple car! There are many reasons why the Miata holds the Guiness world record as the best-selling roadster of all time, but the simple truth is - it's mad fun. It's a cult classic, a consummate antidote to road rage, a magic mood-lifter, a telepathic dance partner. It's the answer to... well, everything. Whether you are a pathological car nut or just someone looking to enjoy a Sunday drive, this is your car. Since its debut in 1990 the Miata has evolved to keep up with the times. This one is a darn clean example of the very first year of the very first generation, the car that started it all: a burbly 1.6L four-cylinder, 50/50 weight distribution and a paltry 2,000 pounds to fling about on four skinny tires. And, of course, it's a manual and it's rear-wheel-drive. The car is tiny. Driving through a sea of beige and gray, everything else on the road will seem like a bloated monstrosity. This can be weirdly amusing and you may catch yourself grinning silly. Don't be alarmed - this is normal. Especially if the top is down and the sun is out. (I love driving new cars. If anyone is interested in swapping cars for a day or two let me know!) Delivery: - I'd be happy to deliver the car anywhere in the DC/MD/NoVA. Normal delivery fees apply.

Features

Manual transmission
Convertible
Long-term car
micro-USB charger
Universal phone holder

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 does not include the cost of gas - I will request additional reimbursement based on the actual gas cost.
$10/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 available. Shady Grove metro (Red line) is also within walking distance.

Guidelines

I do my best to keep this car as clean and original as possible. Thus, I kindly ask that in the car there be: no smoking no eating no coffee or sticky beverages no drivers who do not know how to drive a manual transmission

Faqs

  • Can I drive it in the rain?
    Absolutely - just don't put the top down. The car was designed to be used in all weather, i.e. it does not leak.
  • Your car is lovely, but it's 28 years old. Is it reliable?
    Like the rising sun. It's Japanese, has ridiculously low mileage and it's been well-maintained. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere.
  • How do I open the stupid gas tank?
    I feel your frustration. The gas tank release is in the cubby between the seats.

Reviews

77 ratings

This was a great experience! Superb customer service. My friend’s birthday surprise was a big hit! Will definitely do this again!

Christina D.-Jun 18, 2019

Lenny was a terrific host, flexible on pickup & drop off and a great communicator. The car was spotless and a complete blast to enjoy they twisty roads in the DMV area. 100% would recommend Lenny’s Miata for anybody looking to beat the usual vanilla rental car.

Darius H.-Jun 8, 2019

Lenny is a prompt communicator and the Miata is immaculate. Would definitely rent again.

Fletcher H.-Jun 4, 2019

Great car, great host! Lenny's Miata was a blast to drive on a nice weekend trip. The car is in great condition given the 1990 model year. Lenny has all the accessories you'd want (multiple phone charging options, phone holder, aux cable cassette tape deck), and detailed instructions/FAQ printed out in the car. Overall just a great experience!

Edward C.-Jun 3, 2019

Wonderful trip in Lenny’s Miata! Such a joy to drive a classic and simple car. Awesome communication and super simple pickup / drop off. Would rent again in a heart beat. Thanks again!!

Trevor J.-May 12, 2019

Car Location
Rockville, MD 20850
Free

Airports
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
$100
Washington Reagan National Airport
$100
Washington Dulles International Airport
$100

Delivery
Up to 10 miles
$50