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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 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 Golf R 2017
Davy was so proactive and awesome. Made it uber easy to get the car and return. Car is clearly VERY well taken care of and maintained (which unfortunately you can’t say for some other rentals on Turo), so that was much appreciated. Would rent again!
Jordan J. - November 4, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Nice car, Tony did nice job communication thanks
Benjamin V. - November 13, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony is great! Car pickup location and process was super easy and convenient and the car was clean and amazing to drive.
Ian S. - November 11, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony made the whole process a breeze. This was my first time renting ever and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Turo. The golf couldn’t have been cleaner and was a perfect balance between comfortable and sporty.
Grayson B. - November 9, 2019
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 Golf GTI 2018
Fun vehicle. Especially around the hill roads.
Simon O. - November 10, 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 Golf R 2018
Easy pick up and drop off. Excellent communication. Great car. I’d rent from Tony again.
Scott M. - September 21, 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 Golf R 2018
This is my third time booking Tony's Golf R, one of the many gems in his Oxford Collection. This car and Host are amazing, you are guaranteed to have a great experience with a unique and fun vehicle.
Michael W. - October 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Great trip in Tony's Golf R. Ride was smooth and the car had some fun zip on it.
Evan F. - October 12, 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 GTI 2015
Hands down one of my favorite cars and the host makes it that much better. Would recommend Mike and his GTI to anyone.
Larry T. - September 23, 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 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 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 GTI 2015
Great host great car! Would definitely rent again with Michael.
Haodong Z. - August 12, 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 GTI 2013
Easy rental, clear communication, fun car. Would rent again.
Jason D. - June 13, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
The perfect experience with the Oxford Collection presented by Tony. This is my 2nd time around with the Tony’s Golf R and it is as the highlight of my weekend. Pickup and drop-off are so easy and the ride is amazing. Plus Tony’s collection has a vehicle free to everyone that will come fueled, clean and in great mechanical condition - thanks again and until next time!
Michael W. - October 1, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Tony was an amazing host ! Top of the line service and professionalism. His golf R is a blast to drive.
Tony V. - October 13, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2018
Thank you so much to Tony for this amazing vehicle, it performs great on the freeway and has a beautifully sounding burble for the exhaust when you open it up. Being able to pick up and drop off at just about any time made things even better. Thanks again!
Anthony Y. - October 1, 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 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 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 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
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
The car was great to drive, I didn’t get to use it as much as the car deserved, but would rent again.
Damon K. - June 18, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
When an issue occurred which neither Lucian nor I could have anticipated, his helpfulness, trust and flexibility meant it was resolved with minimal impact. The car is of course fun, practical and quick. Ten years ago it was a pipe dream to rent this sort of vehicle (or anything manual) when travelling in the US, but gone are the days of hearing "Please hold on. Please set luggage cart brake to on." while trundling toward the SFO rental facility dreading what they'll have in the carpark.
Jan V. - June 20, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Great car for a weekend in wine country. This car was a lot of fun to drive, and Luis was super helpful with communication and logistics. I will definitely be renting from him again when I’m in the Bay Area next.
Dalton T. - July 14, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
Great car that was a blast to drive. Manual transmission is the to go. Turo valet service was prompt and helpful. Would definitely rent again.
Ken K. - August 5, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great and fun car to drive! Perfect for a weekend getaway. Communication with Steve was very easy. Definitely would rent again!
Thibault V. - September 11, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Arpan was great to work with, very clear communication as well as the car being exactly what I expected. We had access for a private garage to go over the car safely and made for an easy transaction. I chose this vehicle due to having previous VWs and this rental was perfect for my business trip to the bay and surrounding areas.
Tim B. - August 25, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015
Thank you for the rental, Connlaoth. The car was a lot of fun and very clean. If I’m out here again, I will be in touch.
Chris F. - August 29, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Steve's GTI was a blast to drive! The car is a steal for the value and Steve is great to work with. Highly recommend and will be renting again soon! Thanks, Steve!
Zach S. - September 5, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Luis was awesome to deal with!! Car is fun and sporty and gets great gas mileage. It was super convenient to get back and forth from the airport to the valet pick up spot. It is a little confusing dealing with both Turo and Luis as some issues Luis was not able to handle directly and Turo customer service/support was not user friendly. Not sure of overall pricing verses rental, but if Turo can fine tune a few things this it a great way to go for car rentals!
Stacey S. - October 27, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Car is easy and fun to drive, would rent again. Communication between Arpan was great through the entire rental period.
Francis S. - October 30, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2015
I had a great experience with this rental! Michael was very quick to answer all of my questions and make the entire process very easy. The car was fun and easy to drive and didn’t give me any issues. Would definitely rent again from him!
Naveed N. - February 25, 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 GTI 2008
Thank You! It was such an easy process! Way better than getting a car at the rental car places. Populus was nice and easy to reach.
Rachael G. - January 3, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Smooth process. Fun car. Please treat it well so he can continue renting it. Beg him to rent out his BMW 7 series ;-]
Jason C. - February 26, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2008
First time renting VW GTI. first time with Turo, overall worked very, very well. Incredibly fast and easy pickup and return near SFO. Uber driver from SFO knew exactly where Turo location was. Picked up the car at night in the rain, luckily I knew the area and easy access to Hwy 380 which connects to either 280 or 101. Car was quite fun to drive, lots of power when needed, easy parking because it's small. Would not recommend for four adults as backseat is quite small. Drives like a sports car, tight and quick steering. A bit noisy on some highways but that's more due to the state of major roads in CA. I really liked the car. Populus was easy to communicate with - I couldn't figure out how to turn off the rear window wiper and I wanted to extend my trip by a day. Both solved quickly. This car is an incredible value. I normally rent from Dollar and it would have cost me $50/day over what I paid. Yes, the GTI wasn't new, but for my purposes it was great, and I would absolutely rent it again.
James D. - February 1, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Great car, awesome owner. Would definitely rent again. Thanks Arpan
Emanuel M. - September 27, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
This was my first time using the TURO valet lot. It requires a little more leg work than curbside pickup, but if you don't have a child's car seat or stroller, it's perfectly manageable. I enjoyed renting this GTI from Luis. His communication was always respectful and timely. The car is a blast to drive, comfortable in Bay Area traffic and handles the twisties in Sonoma with aplomb!
Nicholas L. - September 25, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Renting Arpan’s GTI was extremely simple and easy, making our trip down to Big Sur so much more enjoyable. The car ran great and was very well maintained. Communication with Arpan was top notch and pick up and return was very flexible. Overall a great experience!
Eric P. - September 21, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Super simple pickup and return (Michael was able to unlock the car remotely). He was very responsive, prompt, and friendly with his communication. No issues. Would rent again.
Carl D. - January 23, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Michael's GTI was a blast as my first ever Turo rental. Great on gas, comes with all the amenities, great to thrash around the corners, yet in a small package that is easy to park! The unlimited mileage offered was the cherry on top for me. Michael was very punctual with communication before and during my time with his car, I would happily recommend anyone in the Bay to rent his GTI if you want a fun rental car!
Adrian M. - March 10, 2019
Volkswagen Golf R 2017
Nice host and a nice car if i come back i will definely going back to im and he’s R
Francis B. - May 26, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Michael made the process very easy and was flexible when we needed to change the time of the pick up. The car was clean and ran great during our day trip out of SF.
Clayton G. - June 11, 2019
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 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 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 Golf R 2013
Lucian was great to rent from, car was great. Thanks!
Etienne C. - May 13, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015
Great experience with Mike and would love to use his car for a future trip!
Sean M. - May 20, 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Excellent trip! Really fun to drive this manual transmission GTI. The car is quite new and it's in excellent condition. Host is very nice, too, picking up and dropping off us at the airport.
Difei L. - May 26, 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 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 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 GTI 2013
Great experience would rent from Steve again.
Alexandros K. - October 8, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Great car, easy pick up/drop off!
Mimi Y. - May 31, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Although there was a bit of a misunderstanding at the beginning the overall trip was great. I took his GTI to Yosemite valley and have a blast driving it. Steve was responsive during the drop off process and made the process easy. I would recommend this car for any one who needs to get away for the weekend.
Andrew L. - June 11, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great car. Definitely runs great
Kiho K. - June 12, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Super Awesome! Will rent from again for sure.
Willy D. - June 12, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Luis was very responsive in organizing pick up and return and the car was clean. Very fun car to drive as well
Oliver M. - June 7, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Steve was really great about communicating at pick up and drop off and the car was great for our drive to Yosemite.
Scott B. - July 3, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015
This car is great! Really easy and nice to drive, the owner is very communicative, and caring!
Jessica H. - July 2, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
This car is a beast, it is wonderful. Smooth and powerful. It is always a pleasure to drive a Golf GTI. Steve was very communicative and nice, we talked about cars for a while. He was helpful with anything.
Victor G. - June 18, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015
Fantastic drive, clean car. Thank you so much for the fun drive Connlaoth! It made such a difference to our trip.
Julian H. - June 22, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
A great car, well maintained, sporty, clean, & practical. Easy and straightforward. The perfect car for Sonoma county. A great California experience.
Adrian W. - July 3, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015
Extremely clean car. Lots of fun and stylish. Pickup and drop off extremely easy. Great for our drive to pebble beach and up 35/ ridgeline. See ya next time!
Mike H. - July 7, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2011
Trip up to Tahoe with the family. Great car, well maintained and Arpan was very helpful
Simon H. - July 17, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2009
Raj is a great host and his car is clean and running smoothly. I just want to note that the remote lock/unlock does not work so you need to use the key to unlock it. And it gave me a couple of error messages on the dashboard but there was no problem with the car. I enjoyed riding it. Also, it does not offer good mileage so if it is your concern you should be careful. Thanks again for this awesome host.
Mehmet B. - July 23, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
The car has nice engine and very clean. Also communication with the owner was great and he responded to me in a timely manner.
Junji K. - July 27, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great car, pleasant and efficient host. Good deal all round.
Beaudry K. - August 17, 2018
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Awesome car and Steve was great
Patrick C. - August 15, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
We had the best experience with Daniel’s VW! This was our first TURO experience and it was so wonderful. The car was super clean and pick-up was very easy from the TURO lot. Daniel was so easy to communicate with and he responded very quickly. The car is so fun to drive, too! Thanks, Daniel!
Kimberly G. - August 20, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Luis was very easy to communicate with, always responded quickly. His GTI is an awesome little car, in great condition and was a pleasure to drive for the 5 days we had it.
Damian V. - June 3, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2017
Great car, wonderful owner. Had a lot of fun driving the Golf R. This is a great one for those who enjoy manual transmission
Junjie L. - August 31, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Luis' car was very clean and a very fun drive. I would recommend his car to anyone visiting SF.
Freddy L. - August 29, 2018
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
Lucian made pick up/drop off very convenient with the Valet service. VW Golf R was fantastic! Grate in tight spaces, smart with interior space and powerful on highway. Thanks Lucian! Definitely will look forward to rent it for my next visit!
Arkady L. - August 31, 2018
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
They had Lift take us from airport to car. Only 3 minutes away. Same at drop off. Very easy. No line. Would definitely use again.
Jonathan S. - August 1, 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.