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The car

Audi A3 2009

2.0T quattro
31 trips
24 MPG
Gas (Premium)
4 doors
4 seats

Hosted by

39 tripsJoined oct. 2012
Typically responds in 2 hours


My Audi A3 (@earshot) was purchased in 2015 with car sharing in mind. Since then, it's received nothing but 5-star reviews for its balance of luxury and utility and its inclusion of everything a renter wants... including all the necessary USB power hook-ups and Bluetooth. The turbo hatchback is sporty yet practical and will make in-town errands and weekend excursions a lot of fun. I strive to keep the car as clean as a whistle and it's always topped off with gas. Personally, I strive to be the perfect host and communicator to make ever experience a 5-star experience for the renter. I bike to work each day, so unless the car is out on another rental, you can count on it being out front of the our house, where there's always ample, unrestricted parking. EARSHOT has room for four, trunk space, car stereo with CD, AUX, and bluetooth (for phonecalls), Sirius/XM satellite radio with tasteful presets (channel guide in glovebox), and cleaning supplies inc. a vacuum for tidying unavoidable messes. In the winter, this AWD Quattro is Tahoe-ready with a Thule ski rack and ice scraper. The locking Thule rack fits up to 4 pair of skis or 4 snowboards (or two snowboards/one pair of skis). If you don't want to use the rack for any reason, the car's back seat has a cool pass-through for skis/snowboards. Note that the mileage limit is 100 miles per day. I encourage your feedback and am always available if you have any questions or comments. My contact information is in the rental Instructions area. Happy travels!


Automatic transmission
Audio input
Ski rack
All-wheel drive
Child seat
Toll pass
Snow tires or chains
Sirius XM
Thule ski rack

Parking details

Always ample, unrestricted parking out front


23 ratings

Loved earshot - was a fun and stable car to drive to Tahoe. John was a fantastic host. This was my first time using Turo - don’t think I’ll ever use a rental car company again!

Julie O.-13 janv. 2019

Johns car was extremely useful in getting to Tahoe on short notice during a storm. Not to mention some great tunes to accompany a great ride! Pick up and drop off conveniently located right off the freeway in Oakland. John was super responsive and understanding.

Manuel G.-13 mars 2018

I needed a “snow ready” car in the last minute, and John was very accommodating and flexible so that it could work. The car is in great condition and responded beautifully to the snowy conditions. I highly recommend it!! The radio presets were a plus.

Renato P.-20 févr. 2018

This was the easiest experience I could imagine. Great trip with a great car!! Thanks John!

Julia V.-14 janv. 2018

John was flexible, helpful and easy to work with. The car was in great shape, clean and with a few very convenient accessories such as charging cables. I strongly recommend it

Andrea T.-2 août 2016

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San Leandro, CA 94578