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Average ratings in San Francisco (4.9 stars)

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015
Great car. Fun to drive. Easy pick up and drop off in San Francisco. Would definitely rent Connlaoth’s Golf GTI again!
Gabe W. - June 25, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great experience. Steve was great with communication and help when I needed it. GTI is the perfect car to zip around San Francisco.
Casey C. - February 13, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013
Sed was incredibly easy to work with. We picked up the car right at the Turo lot in San Francisco and he met us curbside when we were heading back home. Overall an incredible experience and I would recommend Sed to anyone looking to use a car in San Francisco!
David L. - August 7, 2018
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Jun Min's Jetta was really easy to drive. We got it right in time, it was super clean and we got the right instructions. The return was as easy than pickup. We had a great day in San Francisco.
Benjámin K. - September 4, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2017
It was an absolute pleasure renting a car from Davy. He couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly and his VW Golf R is a blast to drive. If you’re in San Francisco and can drive a manual, Davy’s Golf R is the car to rent. It’s the perfect mix of power and practicality. And did I mention it’s insanely fun to drive! Highly recommend renting with Davy. You won’t regret it!
Sami A. - June 15, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
AllBright’s car is super good to drive, almost brand new and sparkly clean. The pickup/return process was also very easy. Will definitely rent again!
Zhao X. - August 19, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
With remote unlocking becoming the Turo standard, I was hesitant to agree to an in-person pickup, but Matthew was suuuuuper flexible and communicative, so everything worked easy peasy. Great car, clean, with Bluetooth, A/C and sun/moon roof. The mileage was great too! Will rent from Matthew again.
Erin B. - August 17, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle 2019
Kevin’s willingness to work with my flight schedule, and his friendly and professional communication throughout the trip were far beyond anything I expected. The car was immaculate inside and out, and was a blast to drive! I highly recommend renting from Kevin, whenever possible!
Chris M. - August 27, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Car was in its designated spot and was clean, had convenient remote access, and delivered with full tank of gas. The Golf R is fast, handles surprisingly well due to AWD (no torque steer), has a sporty but not too firm suspension. I rented it to get to an offsite with two of my colleagues and the three of us plus our luggage fit comfortably in the car.
Jim H. - August 29, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2008
My partner and I had such a great experience with the GTI that we're renting it again when we return to SF. The air conditioning is weak, but it wasn't much of a problem since the weather's generally cool this time of year. The staff at populus were extremely helpful and quick to respond to queries too. I strongly recommend renting with them even if you prefer a different car. Looking forward to picking up the GTI in two weeks!!
Samantha K. - September 1, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017
I had so much fun driving Kevin’s beetle up and down the hills of San Francisco, and through the mountains at Yosemite. A definite crowd pleaser, this little bug was easy to park, performed well and truly made our San Fran trip that much better!
Sandra T. - May 21, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
As a first time Turo user I wasn't quite sure how the experience would go but was pleasantly surprised by how easy and convenient it was. I'm sure it makes a big difference as to who you are renting from as well. David was great to work with! The car was clean and handled well, no issues during our two week trip to San Francisco, Monterey, and Yosemite. The pickup and dropoff at the airport was very convenient and David was very easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to rent from him again!
Melanie C. - May 20, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Communication with our host Juwan was excellent! His response was immediate and he was punctual as well as flexible. Car was very comfortable and clean. He was very polite and friendly too!
Kate B. - August 22, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
This was a great little car and much more spacious than you’d think. We moved to a new place and needed to do some trips for small sized furniture and other goods. This car handled it all.
Zac R. - August 25, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Very clean car and top host. Thanks 🙏
Harpreet K. - August 25, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
We loved the Jetta! It was very clean, new and cool and had a fun time driving around the city in it. Sonya was very accommodating to our needs and I highly recommend renting from her!
Ryan M. - August 26, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2013
Great car with easy pickup and return. During the trip we picked up a couple of extra expenses which were dealt quickly and simply. I'm very happy overall, thanks Arafat.
Peter G. - August 22, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Nice car with a cute phone mount :) Alice delivered and picked up the car on time and was great. Will definitely book again.
Govind W. - September 12, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017
This was our first Turo trip and it enabled us to afford a fun car that significantly impacted our travel experience. We enjoyed 12 days of gorgeous weather and panoramic views in a convertible and it was perfect! We traveled with two 12 year olds in the back and it was tight quarters, including a small trunk, but we packed light and it all worked well.
Eve A. - September 1, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2013
Super easy to deal with. Will definitely rent from Roman again!
Sara B. - September 6, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2018
Juwan was awesome easy to coordinate with and the car was great for the time I had it.
Alfredo M. - September 8, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
AllBright was prompt with his communication, and flexible with our return timing. The car is clean and well maintained, and I had no issues on the trip.
Kannan C. - August 27, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Nice car, amazing owner. drives nice, shifts good, all around pleasurable experience. would definitely recommend
Paul S. - September 4, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013
The Bug is very good condition. I had a really good time driving the car. Only one thing that I don’t really know how car Bluetooth works or it doesn’t come with it. Overall is great. Would like to booked it again next time.
Prapatdon Y. - September 4, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
A fantastic experience all-around. The car was super impressive - fast, subtle, and comfortable when you want it to be. Perfect size for SF, but stable and solid-feeling on the highway. Tony was easy to communicate with and very responsive all around. Easy pick up and drop off.
Calvin L. - September 6, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony is one of the very best on Turo in San Francisco. He is professional, has a great personality and provides well maintained vehicles. The VW Golf R was amazing and still had a “new smell”. He also has several other available vehicles. Don’t look any further, book your trip with Tony!
Michael W. - October 14, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2008
Great first-time experience with Turo, and Populous did not disappoint. Communication was easy and the GTI was fun to drive, if a little noisy. (It is a sport vehicle with 125k miles on it, after all.) The car was an 'airport' rental and the Turo Valet Lot option worked out just fine. (Uber to the off-site lot, pick up the car, return it to the lot, and get a free ride back to the airport.) I will definitely use Turo again, and wouldn't hesitate to use Populous again, should my travels bring back to the San Francisco area.
Jack M. - February 10, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Great time !! 100% recommended!!!
Jesus D. - September 11, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Great host! Clear instructions from the outset. Immediate response on all messages! Beautiful Golf R with a LOT of spec!
Emile M. - September 12, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Tony’s GTI is an amazing piece of a machine. I recommend Tony to everyone, dude is professional and easy to talk to!
Leon D. - September 14, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
Great car, easy and fast service I would definitely recommend using Yang to rent a car from.
Vanessa V. - May 31, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Super friendly and super cordial with super awesome cars! This is definitely the guy you want to rent a car from. :)
Preston T. - July 27, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great car! Perfect for the drive down the coast. Steve made this rental easy.
Austin A. - June 24, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2011
This was my first time using Turo, and I hope that all my experiences will be as good as this one. Arpan was friendly, communicated well, and flexible. The car was a lot of fun on the bendy roads and very easy to drive in heavy traffic. Highly recommend renting from Arapan.
Pascal S. - June 26, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
I drive a GTI daily, so it was nice to be able to drive a fun and familiar car while on vacation. The rental process went smoothly and Tony maintained excellent communication. Would definitely rent from Tony and the Oxford Collection again.
Daniel F. - August 3, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Daniel was highly responsive, punctual, and his car was great. 100% would rent his GTI again. What a great car/experience!
Brett K. - August 5, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Uwanah was really accommodating and communicative. The car was clean and just as described. I would recommend renting from him!
Chloe B. - July 10, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Renting with Tony was very easy and the car was great. I would highly recommend.
David H. - August 9, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony’s Golf R was perfect for our cruise up to the Muir Woods. Exceptionally clean car with an easy pick up/drop off process. Would certainly rent from Tony on our next trip here.
Matthew M. - July 20, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013
The car works just fine, everything is clean and tidy, and the confirmation, pickup, and drop off are extremely easy. 13/10 would rent again.
Nate G. - July 15, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Matthew is a friendly person, and he provides a clean and good condition car! I will recommend my friend rent his car!
Yiyun H. - July 22, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
The car was great - super clean and basically brand new. AllBright was easy to communicate with and was flexible when my plans changed a bit and I asked to drop off the car early. Would definitely rent again!
Hannah K. - August 12, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Great host great car! Would definitely rent again with Michael.
Haodong Z. - August 12, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Car was awesome. Pick up and return was super easy. This was my first Turo experience and if they are all this good, I won’t ever use a regular car rental service again. Also, communication with Lucian was excellent.
Mike L. - October 4, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Steve's GTI is a zippy comfortable car in great shape. It was a perfect vehicle for a weekend trip to Tahoe. I would definitely recommend.
Michael H. - June 18, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Loved driving this car—powerful and practical. Tung was very helpful!
Jamie D. - June 21, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2013
This car was super clean and super stylish for our Sonoma weekend trip! Arafat was easy to work with and everything went smooth!
Ciara E. - June 25, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Great car. Very clean. Mike was very responsive and flexible. Helped make our first Turo experience great. Will use again!
Noah A. - June 26, 2019
Volkswagen Eos 2007
Car runs great and is a lot of fun to drive. Communication was prompt and clear.
Jared D. - July 8, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony’s system for managing his cars makes pick up and return super easy. The car was great, only wish I had more time with it!
Kyle W. - July 13, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
I had a great time in the R! No issues with the car, and the pick up and drop off at the Valet lot was seamless.
Colin G. - July 13, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Excellent car, easy to pick up and return. That's all I needed.
Roberto L. - July 14, 2019
Volkswagen Eos 2007
Great to deal with Sukru, fantastic car, great to drive. Hard top convertible open close very easy to operate.
Jane A. - July 27, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017
This car was so fun to drive through the Red Woods; top down, music playing, just awesome! The color made a big slash at the wedding we attended😁❤️
Betsy W. - July 31, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Tony's VW was the perfect sporty car for a weekend trip. The addition of a bike rack was straightforward, and the pickup and drop off were a breeze.
Adam H. - August 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony is a fellow driving enthusiast and makes the rental process a breeze!
Richard B. - July 7, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2013
Arafat is a great host! His car was wonderful. It was clean, drives very well, and convenient! The pick up and return is easy and takes only a minute or two which is great. Fantastic experience. Highly recommended!
Mutaz G. - July 9, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Awesome weekend car and even more awesome price (:
Veronica C. - July 9, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2014
Great car, fun to drive. Pick up was easy.
Dave P. - June 30, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Easy and smooth process - and the car was great to boot! Thanks to Tony for a wonderful Turo experience.
Peter W. - July 6, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017
Awesome car! We had a fun time driving it!
Jess K. - July 30, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Tung made our rental super easy with free and punctual pick-up/drop-off
Dina N. - July 24, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2015
Michelle‘s car was great. Great gas mileage and very comfortable. Michelle was easy to work with at every step of the process. Highly recommended!
Mark R. - July 24, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
Great car, Seydou was incredibly flexible and accommodating with pick-up and drop-off arrangements. Highly recommended.
Oren T. - August 10, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
Great experience in every way. Very attentive, flexible, and responded quickly. The car is a pleasure to drive.
Ivan N. - August 15, 2019
Volkswagen Eos 2007
My wife and I were staying in the Fisherman’s Wharf area for a week and decided to rent a car and drive up to Muir Woods and Point Reyes for a day. This was our first experience using Turo, but wow it was so much more convenient than a traditional car rental! The car was conveniently located a block away from our hotel which made pickup/return super easy. The car appeared to be in great condition and gave us no trouble whatsoever. There was a generous amount of 200 miles included for our trip even though we only needed a little over half of that. My only complaint (if you can call it that) was that there’s nothing in the pickup instructions about the parking garage itself: apparently they don’t open the gates until 0700, and I’m not sure when they close/lock the gates but make sure you don’t schedule your trip outside of those times or you might not be able to access the car or return it to the garage. Would definitely recommend Turo and this car to anyone!
Charles R. - March 7, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
This car was an absolute blast to drive along the winding cliffs of Big Sur! Tony was a great host who texted me details on the car and made pickup and drop off seamless. Will definitely rent from the Oxford group in the future.
Ryan H. - March 25, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
Quinn was amazing! This was the easiest, best rental ever! The car was great- super clean. Quinn was wonderful to deal with. She is very quick to respond and extremely accommodating!
Louise T. - April 2, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Renting with Michael was great! Super easy communication, we arrange the pick up/drop off at his house (30 min from the city Center with uber). The car is wonderful, easy to drive and super for 4 people (we fit 4 carry-ons); we just did gas twice and we drove more than 500mi ! He doesn’t have chargers or cables because somebody else stole them all, but there are 2 spots where you can put your own. Definitely I will rent again with him!
Marica M. - June 10, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Alice is awesome. Great communication and flexibility.
Karen R. - June 23, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2017
Davy made it so easy, and the Golf R is just too fun
Tim B. - June 17, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Loved the Golf. It was great for getting around the city and even better for driving down the coast.
Mike C. - June 17, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Extremely professional and easy to rent from. The car is very clean and in fantastic condition. Fun to drive. Thanks Tony!
Andy G. - April 28, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
Lucian was great to rent from, car was great. Thanks!
Etienne C. - May 13, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Tung’s Volkswagen Rabbit was everything I needed for running errands on Sunday. I love how small and compact it is. Super easy for parking in SF! Tung picked up every phone call and his communication was great! I will definitely be renting from Tung again.
Wendelina L. - May 6, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013
2nd time renting this car and still love it!
Rik W. - May 31, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2017
This was my second Turo rental. Everything was seamless. Davy's car was one of the best cars I've driven so far.
Dario V. - May 26, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Fantastic and super clean car. Pick up was an absolute breeze and Matthew was a delight. Will definitely rent again when I’m back in SF!
Steven O. - June 8, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Easy rental, clear communication, fun car. Would rent again.
Jason D. - June 13, 2019
Volkswagen Rabbit 2007
Thank you Tung Sang! Awesome ride!
Edgar M. - July 27, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Super easy pick up and drop off! :)
Chanelle Q. - July 29, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony has a great system! I spent half a week with the Golf R and now I feel like I need one in my life, I miss it already. I'm looking forward to trying out one of the other vehicles in the Oxford Collections fleet.
Daniel W. - July 30, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Michael is super responsive and helpful!
Piper C. - August 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Great trip! Very clean interior. Thanks, Alice.
Brian H. - August 4, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
Great to talk to and good vehicle A++
Mark O. - June 28, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2013
First time user. Couldn’t have been easier. Love the service the app, the communication with Steve, everything was simple and convenient. Thank you !
Eugene A. - July 3, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
What a great experience all around. Great host and awesome vehicle. This guy is top notch.
Ryan D. - July 19, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Easy and pie. Picked up the car from Turo Valet washed, clean, and full tank of gas. Car was fantastic - would rent from Luis again.
Patrick D. - October 6, 2018
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
I rented Yang's Jetta for a week. The car is perfect, very nice, clean. I was caught off guard having to go to Fremont to pickup and deliver the car but had I read the contract better I would have seen the charge, Yang provided transportation both ways. All in all it was a good experience.
Michael B. - October 9, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Was a blast driving this very clean and well cared for GTI. Lucian was very communicative and flexible with a last minute late drop off, would definitely rent again!
Adrian L. - May 24, 2018

Local San Francisco favorites

Break free of the throngs at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop in your car and try these local favorites during your visit to San Francisco.

  • The Mission

  • The super trendy Mission District is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, from trendy hotspots to low-key, cult-favorite taquerias like El Farolito.

  • The Upper Haight

  • Vibrant with colorful shops, restaurants, and bars, the Haight boasts unique businesses from its 60s heyday and today. It’s also close to Golden Gate Park, the perfect picnic spot.

  • Sonoma

  • While still mildly under the radar compared its sister over the hills (Napa), Sonoma is a perfect day trip from San Francisco, with dozens of outstanding wineries, restaurants, and hikes.