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Reuben G. All-Star Host
332 trips Joined May 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Reuben provided us with an amazing way to experience San Diego. He was punctual and accommodating. Additionally his car was spotless inside and out. I can’t wait to come back and reserve this car again. Thank you!!
Elizabeth - June 23, 2019
Reuben was a great host. He will always be my go to when I’m in San Diego.
Andrew - June 23, 2019
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Mustafa S. All-Star Host
148 trips Joined Jul 2016
Typically responds in 12 minutes

Recent reviews

Great Rental car was easy and fun to drive! Mustafa was great at communicating pickup and return will definitely rent again from him!
Lazaro IV - May 1, 2019
Very helpful. My flight was cancelled and rebooked for a flight 4 hours later. Mustafa was flexible with the change and still offered to pick me up at the airport. Car was great, much better than renting your basic rental car.
Jacob - May 3, 2019

Average ratings in San Diego International Airport (4.8 stars)

Chevrolet HHR 2009
Highly recommend using Mina for your car rental in San Diego! Very easy pickup and return. Vehicle was as described in listing and had an excellent experience. Thank you!
Valentine M. - March 19, 2018
Suzuki SX4 2013
Great car and rental experience!
Lin C. - June 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
Couldn’t have asked for an easier rental car than with Rodolfo! Will definitely rent again when in San Diego.
Alex G. - June 18, 2019
Martha Gomez
Chevrolet HHR 2009
Super easy and convenient rental. Would rent from Timothy again!
Martha Gomez L. - June 17, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2018
Thank you a real easy and lovely rental. Their staff was very helpful. Will rent again
Adam Y. - June 14, 2019
Nissan Altima 2017
Great rental, easy pick up and return and a nice car to drive!!
Caitlin G. - June 17, 2019
Dodge Challenger 2018
Carlos is great to work with!!! Great car!!! Amazing rental experience!!! Cheers
Scott A. - June 14, 2019
Kia Forte 2017
Great process - so much easier and quicker than a rental car. Would recommend him 100%
Swetha V. - June 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Eric was fantastic. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great deal on a reliable rental.
Zachary W. - June 19, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2015
The convenience of location and Bryan’s responsiveness made this rental seamless. The car was immaculately clean, and fun to drive.
Ian B. - June 17, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016
Very good rental, smooth transaction.
Travis L. - April 20, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2013
flexible fuss rental. very easy
Cameron K. - April 23, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2017
Great rental. Nice car. Thank you!
Ken T. - April 28, 2019
Nissan Altima 2017
We use Turo all the time. Steven and his rental have been the best we've had in years. Thanks, we'll definitely use him again.
Gary G. - July 7, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
First time Turo user here. Jay was great, his response time, communication and friendliness made our experience VIP. So convenient versus normal rental car company use. We will definitely look to use Jay again during our next trip to San Diego area!
Scott T. - July 2, 2019
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2015
Ignacio was professional, polite and very easy to work with. He met me at the the airport and took me to a convenient location to inspect his BMW 4 series and hand over the keys. I had the car for 4 days. The vehicle was clean, well maintained and a very nice car to drive. On return, we met at the same location to inspect post rental. He then drove me to the airport. I’ll be back in San Diego next month and plan to rent his car again!
Pat B. - July 9, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2015
Great car! Ideal rental. Easy pickup and drop off
Angeliese A. - May 2, 2019
Fatima Mohamed
Ford Mustang 2015
This is hands down the smoothest car rental ever. The car was very clean and Carlos was easy to communicate with. Very efficient. Car rental made easy
Fatima Mohamed S. - June 9, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
Shelly's car was great!! Car was beautiful, and clean. Communication was awesome! Shelley made the rental car process easy. Would rent from her again, no question about it!! Thank you Shelly
Dylan T. - June 14, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Renting from Carlos was the best rental experience I have had the pleasure to have. Great car; fun, clean, fuel-efficient. Communication and ease of acquisiton at Dan Diego International was just what I needed. Thanks!
Thomas B. - June 30, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
if you’re flying into san diego enrique offers airport pickup and drop off that’s going to be difficult for anyone else to beat. great car, super service!
Tushar A. - February 4, 2019
Kia Forte 2016
Car was convenient to access from SAN, and a lot more fun to drive than normal rental car fare. Would recommend.
Christian W. - May 14, 2019
Toyota Camry 2015
This was our first Turo rental and it was by far the best rental experience I have ever had! Thank you! We will definitely be renting again when we are back in San Diego.
Austin L. - February 16, 2019
Hyundai Veloster 2017
Great car! Great hosts! The Bat Mobile was amazing! Super clean, easy to drive, and pick up/ drop off was easier than I could have imagined! It made our trip so easy! I don’t think we will ever use an airport car rental company again.
Nathan B. - February 13, 2019
Chrysler 200 2015
Jack is awesome... seriously great guy! He is honest and makes the rental process easy, and convenient. If I find myself back in San Diego in the near future I’ll be calling Jack.
Austin L. - May 30, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2019
Mina was so awesome at helping us schedule pick up and return of the car (due to flight changes). We had absolutely no worries or stress about the rental while on our honeymoon. Would definitely recommend Mina to others who are traveling to the area.
Luke N. - July 3, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
Airport pickup and drop off very convenient, as easy as Hertz Gold service. Car was clean and in good condition.
Claude S. - February 2, 2019
Porsche Panamera 2018
Mike was super cool, professional, with an immaculate car. I’ll never rent from a rental agency again.
Hunter M. - May 7, 2019
Chevrolet Impala 2012
Jay is very nice and accommodating for us seniors. Look forward to another rental in August/September thanks Jay
Sue P. - May 12, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2012
Brian was a terrific host, great communication, fast response, great car. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great rental.
David P. - June 8, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
This was our first time using Turo and Alfred made it a great experience. He made pick up and drop off curbside at the airport so easy. His car was absolutely spotless and not to mention great on gas! We highly recommend Alfreda Nissan Sentra!
Sarah B. - June 18, 2019
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BMW i3 2017
This was a great car, and we really enjoyed it. The main hitch was that the parking situation was a little stressful as first-timers to the San DIego airport. If you are renting this car, turn left out of the airport doors and head down the sidewalk, keeping the street on your right and making your way toward the Sheraton. The walk is about 10 minutes, and there are sidewalks and crosswalks the whole way, but it can be intimidating with a lot of luggage or if you have difficulty walking a few blocks. Besides that, you'll definitely want to spend a few minutes on youtube familiarizing yourself with the BMW i3; the infotainment is less than ideal and the transmission is a little unusual. Charging: We found that some places provided free charging (legoland, for example), but evgo and chargepoint chargers do require installing an app to your phone. 3 different chargers we pulled up to were all compatible with the i3.
B Nicole K. - June 25, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
It was a really good overall experience, Mina was great with communication and response time. The car was right there as soon as you leave the airport. This was my first time using turo and it did not disappoint at all!! I would definitely use mine again when I travel back to San Diego, thank you!!
Jesus B. - June 30, 2019
Ford Fusion 2017
Great rental experience, very professional!
Arian B. - May 19, 2018
Maserati Ghibli 2017
Awesome car and rental experience!
Vinny L. - September 22, 2018
MINI Clubman 2017
Luso is the number one car rental dealer in San Diego!
Paul G. - January 17, 2018
MINI Clubman 2017
Great rental - HIGHLY recommend LUSO to anyone coming to San Diego!
Judson S. - March 6, 2018
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2018
The best car rental company I have used!! It made my San Diego experience!
Alec B. - September 3, 2018
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017
Great rental and made our trip to San Diego even more enjoyable. I would recommend.
John N. - December 21, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Alexei made this car rental so smooth and simple! He was kind, great with communication, and was on time to pick-up & drop-off. I messaged him when I landed and he was already at the airport waiting for me. The car was pristinely clean. The sun roof was nice to have in California also. I would definitely rent this car from Alexei again next time I visit San Diego!
Lyndsey K. - May 21, 2019
BMW 7 Series 2018
I walked out of the baggage claim and Jesus pulled right up in the car - immediately. Drop off was the same; even quicker than hailing a taxi. The car was in perfect shape and is excellent. I was blown away by the power...and I drive BMW at home. The exhaust sounds like a supercar. Absolutely loved it! Jesus was on top of everything, making sure the trip went well. I look forward to the next rental!
Nathaniel M. - June 16, 2019
Mitsubishi Mirage 2017
This was my first experience with Turo. I was a little apprehensive, but Rodolpho made it a great experience! The car was absolutely immaculate, pick up and drop off was easy and I will use his service again. The best part was not having to wait in a long rental car line, and Rodolpho’s great communication with me when my plane travel went off the rails. Thanks!
TRESSA P. - June 11, 2019
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2018
Good selection of cars to choose from that aren't your typical "rental car" at great prices! Hopefully you'll add airport delivery of the rental vehicles in the future.
Guiuliani O. - April 7, 2018
MINI Clubman 2017
The clubman was a fun car to drive and the experience of using Turo was pleasant. I prefer Turo’s car rental process much more than your regular rental companies.
Dustin D. - April 15, 2018
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017
Easiest car rental in my life!
Denis B. - April 2, 2018
Ford Fusion 2017
Great rental! Worked very well! Thanks!
Fernando C. - April 9, 2018
Porsche Boxster 2008
Awesome rental, 10/10 would rent again.
Alisha M. - October 8, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
Smooth easy rental experience. Highly recommend!
Christopher J. - March 21, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette 2018
Very smooth rental process Very nice car
Mohammad A. - December 27, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2012
This was our first Turo experience and it couldn’t have gone better. The airport pickup/drop off is so convenient and the car was clean and comfortable.
Lesli G. - February 26, 2019
Chevrolet HHR 2009
The pick up at the private lot saved a lot of time compared to a rental from a company. No hassle!
Joe F. - April 18, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2012
Great rental experience all around. Car was immaculate and in great shape with super low miles. Brian was great to work with and was flexible.
Robyn H. - May 27, 2019
Lazaro IV
Saab 9-3 2007
Great Rental car was easy and fun to drive! Mustafa was great at communicating pickup and return will definitely rent again from him!
Lazaro IV F. - May 1, 2019
Nissan Altima Hybrid 2008
Thank you again for the pleasant experience. Would highly recommend.
Doug L. - June 18, 2019
Hyundai Veloster 2017
I had the car for a whole week and had zero issues. The car was clean and ran great. Pickup and return were super simple. I would recommend this car for any trip to San Diego it was a perfect fit.
Kyle W. - June 20, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2007
Reuben provided us with an amazing way to experience San Diego. He was punctual and accommodating. Additionally his car was spotless inside and out. I can’t wait to come back and reserve this car again. Thank you!!
Elizabeth S. - June 23, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2005
Reuben was a great host. He will always be my go to when I’m in San Diego.
Andrew M. - June 23, 2019
Mitsubishi Mirage 2014
A very pleasant person to chat with. Easy to work with on pick-up times and responsive to my questions. Car was clean and fun to drive. Highly recommend this car to anyone.
Sydney R. - June 24, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
First time using Turo and couldn’t have asked for a better car or host to rent from! This car is awesome and really made our trip to San Diego that much better. Alex was very quick to respond and super detailed with all pick up/drop off instructions. Will definitely look to rent this car again next time I’m out in San Diego.
Sarina H. - June 22, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2008
Roy was an absolutely wonderful host! He made sure we had everything we could need for our quick trip down to San Diego. He was also extremely flexible with us when it came to pick up. Thank you Roy, we would not hesitate to rent from Roy again.
Erika H. - June 25, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2019
Edith was phenomenal. It being my first time renting from Turo, Edith made the pick up and return effortless. The car alone was very cool. Definitely would recommend her to anyone visiting San Diego.
Arcane B. - June 14, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Carlos is an amazing host. The car was in great condition and his process for picking up the car was flawless. Doesn’t get any better! I will use him for all of my trips to San Diego!
David B. - June 14, 2019
Honda Civic 2018
Karris car was great to me over my vacation. It was great on gas, an attractive looking car and very clean. Pick up and drop off was convenient and he was very courteous. We will definitely have him in mind again when needing a car in San Diego.
Darius D. - June 26, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2012
Sabi was very friendly and accommodating all around in our trip to San Diego! His car ran well and was filled with treats that definitely came in handy. We will absolutely rent from him next time we visit!
Alanna L. - July 9, 2019
Hyundai Veloster 2017
I used Mina’s cars for every trip to San Diego (at least 6 times) and it’s always great! Great value, convenience and communication.
Liz S. - June 25, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Had very good time in San Diego and the car was perfect for me, Cory was very punctual !!! Nice car thank you.
FRANCISCO N. - July 5, 2019
Audi A5 2012
I was in the San Diego area for business for a few weeks, but needed a cool car to enjoy the weekend. Tetiana provided me the best option for what I was looking for! The Audi was amazing and turn heads everywhere I went. She had excellent customer service brought the car to me and picked it up as well. I really recommend them for you needs in the San Diego area! I will be renting from them again.
Skip W. - July 1, 2019
Porsche 718 Cayman 2017
No cheap rental car. No smelly rental car. No boring rental car. Awsome 718 clean. New, cool. Easy check-in,check-out. Good price. Cool cool cool. Thanks turo, thanks luso.
Navid G. - February 22, 2018
Ford Mustang 2017
The car was a blast to drive and Carlos is very communicative! He made pickup and drop off simple, even when we were returning at a different time than scheduled. The airport pickup is actually across the street from the airport, so anticipate a 5 minute Uber ride to the lot, which is totally worth it!
Ryan C. - April 12, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2017
I would highly recommend renting from Alexei. Alexei was both professional and warm. He was flexible about my airport pickup and dropoff, which ended up being extended due to a canceled flight. The car was pristine and in great condition; it has many great features including seat warmers, electric seat adjustments, Sirius XM radio, and a sun roof.
Emelia M. - April 26, 2019
Kia Forte 2019
First Turo experience and wasn’t half bad. I should point out that this is not airport pickup as stated. We did have to take an Uber from the lot to get to the airport which sort of defeated the purpose of selecting this vehicle. But overall satisfied.
Hillary K. - May 15, 2019
Nissan Altima 2017
Good communication and easy hand off. Way better experience than using rental car from airport.
Dakshinesh P. - January 6, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Oleg and his Tesla make for a great rental! Highly recommend it!
Henry C. - March 10, 2019
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2018
Great rental. nice car and host. Would recommend
Darius C. - February 15, 2018
Ford Fiesta 2017
Easiest most inexpensive car rental. Really helped us out!
Jessica D. - February 13, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2017
The easiest car rental of all time! Highly recommend!
Tiffiny W. - July 21, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2013
Great company. Extremely easy and much cheaper then rental companies.
Bryant T. - August 11, 2018
Scion xD 2013
Very easy to find, open, and return. Premium rental service!
Scott S. - August 22, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2017
Easy rental and car clean and as advertised.
Greg L. - September 2, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2007
Great value for long term rental. Clean. Runs well.
Mindy W. - November 17, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
I love this car!!! Best rental experience thus far!!
Denise B. - September 28, 2018
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Awesome people & easy rental process. Will definitely rent again.
Winnie K. - September 28, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2017
SUPER cool and easy, this was my first time using Turo and this trip has made it a forever app for me, goodbye rental places hello Turo. Found the car in the parking lot after a pretty beautiful short walk, (.5 miles) messaged them to unlock it and you’re good to go, the car is extremely good with gas, I ran some errands all day and gas was barely touched. Will easily be back to use this car when in San Diego
Justin B. - April 24, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
The easiest car rental there is , and ever going to be ! This will my go-to car rental from now on !
Andrew W. - October 9, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
Ray made this rental very easy for me. Picked me up at the airport and dropped me off. The mustang was great to drive in the San Diego sun! Highly recommend Ray and his fleet of cars.
Jermaine M. - April 2, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2012
Sabi is a very pleasant young man and accommodating rental car provider — notably CONVENIENT and TIMELY curbside pickup at the airport! Car interior was exceptionally clean and new-looking for a 6-year old car.
David B. - November 13, 2018
Nissan Altima 2017
Amazing experience. Nice car. Easy to communicate with and easy to change options during the rental. Will reach out to Steven when I return to Sandy Eggo for future trips. Thank you.
Philip M. - March 31, 2019
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2007
Anthony was super awesome. He was very welcoming and make my car rental very easy. High level of communication which I appreciated. I will definitely seek to use him again when I return back to the San Diego area
Chrystal D. - March 23, 2019
MINI Cooper 2010
Great, clean little car with leather seats and sunroof. Great for La Jolla. Airport pickup was great and Abdul was a good communicator.
Gennyne W. - June 23, 2018
MINI Cooper Countryman 2013
The car was very clean and was perfect for my trip. It's nice that they have an airport pickup/dropoff option.
Jon W. - July 21, 2018