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Charvak’sLexus GX 4702008
Base
101 trips
$
120

per day

$
120
per day
07/17/2019
10:00 AM
07/23/2019
10:00 AM
Pickup & return location
Cambridge, MA 02139
You won’t be charged yet
Distance included
Day
100 mi
Week
1000 mi
Month
2250 mi
Insurance Provided Via

The car

Lexus GX 470 2008

Base
101 trips
16 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 doors
8 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Charvak All-Star Host
904 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 4 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

8-passenger luxury SUV, more seating than a minivan, but smaller inside and more fun to drive My driver's review of the car: This is my favorite car in my fleet. Yes, even better than the AMG (that thing is scary). The GX inspires driver confidence. Sure, it's a highly capable off-roader, based on the Land Cruiser. But in the city, you can tell where the fenders are and cut through traffic. The 4.7 L engine has lots of instant torque, which is the recipe for fun. The brakes are very responsive. The GX makes you want to drive over medians and push incompetent drivers out of the way. It's a little antisocial in a fun way. It won't beep at you for not buckling your seat belt. You can fit a beverage of your choice hidden inside the folding doors of the center console. I parallel park without reverse by driving up the curb. If Baja bumping were acceptable, I'd install crash bars. When I climb into the GX and turn the key, I'm happy and content. There's something comforting about the green glow of the interior controls, the soft thud of Lexus door latches, the leather interior smell, and the way the V8 fires up. And then there's knowing you're in a real 4WD truck with body-on-frame construction and rated to tow 6500 pounds. You feel superior to the Q7's, X5's, GLS's, and Cayennes with their low-profile tires and unibody construction. Only the LR4 and Suburban can compete against the GX. What should I buy next, an LR4 or a Sienna?

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
All-wheel drive
Heated seats
Sunroof

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Unlimited mileage
No mileage limit, if you buy this extra before your trip.
$40/day
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 includes up to a full tank of gas.
$70/trip

Guidelines

In your booking request, let me know your intended destination, number of passengers (any children with car seats?), and type of cargo. That way, I can make sure it's the best car for you and show you how to set up the seats. Also, it's best if you tell me where you're coming from and how, so I can offer you a free pickup if I happen to be in that area. PICKUP PROMPTNESS POLICY $20 cash fine for being more than 10 minutes late to pick up the car. If you're going to be late, just let me know your plans in advance and it's fine. If I don't hear from you, I expect to see you at your scheduled pickup time. You wouldn't show up late to a professional appointment or lunch with a friend without texting in advance. If I know you're going to be late, I can do other uninterruptable productive tasks in the meantime. HOW TURO WORKS These are some differences between Turo and rental car companies that are worth pointing out, especially for first-time users. - Pickup and Dropoff Please be on time for pickup. I can't let you take the car early, it wouldn't be insured. And if you're going to be more than 10 minutes late for pickup, you need to let me know because I have other things to do in the meantime. I will photograph your drivers license and point out any pre-existing damage that hasn't been touched up with paint already. When returning the car, please message me with your location as you're headed back so that I know when to be around for the return. I fully understand you might want to return the car hours early, which is fine, but don't assume that I sit around at home all day waiting for you. Just shoot me a text, "We're headed back, just got on I-90 off 84." and I'll plan to be home in an hour or so. - Mileage I like to know where the cars are going in case I have any special recommendations for you. If you're going to be over on miles, let me know. My mileage rates are set reasonably low, so it's not a big deal. - Tolls I process tolls around 5 - 15 days after your trip,after giving them time to post. Spend a few hours going through the EZ-Pass transactions in Excel, assigning them to cars and trips. If you know how much your tolls might be, you can add extra fuel and remind me to account for that when doing tolls. If you drive to Albany and back with like $8 of tolls, but give me a few extra gallons of fuel, it's easier for both of us because I save time refueling the car and you don't have to pay an annoying extra charge. - Cleaning Don't worry about washing off bugs or road grime from ordinary use, we don't waste water in Cambridge. Keep the interior clean, though. If you eat in the car I don't want to know about it. I generally try to wash the windshield before your trip, touch up any scratches now and then, and vacuum the interior occasionally. I rarely wash the exterior, only after beach or snow trips to prevent salt damage.

Faqs

  • It says to use premium fuel only, why do you use regular instead?
    Lexus puts that premium fuel sticker on the fuel filler door so you think you have a special vehicle, not just a Toyota Land Cruiser. Premium fuel would reduce knocking and improve performance under high load conditions such as while towing a trailer. But for ordinary driving, the sensors will detect knocking and retard timing as needed. Only use premium fuel if you rent my twin turbo V12 AMG.
  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?
    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.

Reviews

70 ratings

Charvak was super easy to coordinate with and was flexible with returning the car earlier than expected. I’d definitely recommend using any cars in his fleet!

Christopher N.-Feb 20, 2019

Charvak’s Lexus is a perfect drive and he is a really helpful and friendly guy. I definitely recommend others to rent one of his cars

Sumeet B.-Sep 5, 2018

Very responsive! Smooth experience, will definitely rent again!

Molly S.-Aug 28, 2018

We had an awesome vacation in part due to the ease of pickup by up, use of, and drop off of the Lexus 470. Charvak was very accommodating and easy to work with.

Mark L.-Aug 7, 2018

The vehicle was perfect for our needs with size, cleanliness and performance. Charvak was a very gracious host who met us at the airport and explained all the intricacies of the car. He was very flexible with regards to the end of the trip as well by agreeing to pickup the car at the hotel near the airport where we spent our last night. I would definitely book again with Charvak especially since he has a small fleet of vehicles! In summary it was a 5 star experience from start to finish

William W.-Jul 12, 2018

The car

Lexus GX 470 2008

Base
101 trips
16 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 doors
8 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Charvak All-Star Host
904 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 4 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

8-passenger luxury SUV, more seating than a minivan, but smaller inside and more fun to drive My driver's review of the car: This is my favorite car in my fleet. Yes, even better than the AMG (that thing is scary). The GX inspires driver confidence. Sure, it's a highly capable off-roader, based on the Land Cruiser. But in the city, you can tell where the fenders are and cut through traffic. The 4.7 L engine has lots of instant torque, which is the recipe for fun. The brakes are very responsive. The GX makes you want to drive over medians and push incompetent drivers out of the way. It's a little antisocial in a fun way. It won't beep at you for not buckling your seat belt. You can fit a beverage of your choice hidden inside the folding doors of the center console. I parallel park without reverse by driving up the curb. If Baja bumping were acceptable, I'd install crash bars. When I climb into the GX and turn the key, I'm happy and content. There's something comforting about the green glow of the interior controls, the soft thud of Lexus door latches, the leather interior smell, and the way the V8 fires up. And then there's knowing you're in a real 4WD truck with body-on-frame construction and rated to tow 6500 pounds. You feel superior to the Q7's, X5's, GLS's, and Cayennes with their low-profile tires and unibody construction. Only the LR4 and Suburban can compete against the GX. What should I buy next, an LR4 or a Sienna?

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
All-wheel drive
Heated seats
Sunroof

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Unlimited mileage
No mileage limit, if you buy this extra before your trip.
$40/day
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 includes up to a full tank of gas.
$70/trip

Guidelines

In your booking request, let me know your intended destination, number of passengers (any children with car seats?), and type of cargo. That way, I can make sure it's the best car for you and show you how to set up the seats. Also, it's best if you tell me where you're coming from and how, so I can offer you a free pickup if I happen to be in that area. PICKUP PROMPTNESS POLICY $20 cash fine for being more than 10 minutes late to pick up the car. If you're going to be late, just let me know your plans in advance and it's fine. If I don't hear from you, I expect to see you at your scheduled pickup time. You wouldn't show up late to a professional appointment or lunch with a friend without texting in advance. If I know you're going to be late, I can do other uninterruptable productive tasks in the meantime. HOW TURO WORKS These are some differences between Turo and rental car companies that are worth pointing out, especially for first-time users. - Pickup and Dropoff Please be on time for pickup. I can't let you take the car early, it wouldn't be insured. And if you're going to be more than 10 minutes late for pickup, you need to let me know because I have other things to do in the meantime. I will photograph your drivers license and point out any pre-existing damage that hasn't been touched up with paint already. When returning the car, please message me with your location as you're headed back so that I know when to be around for the return. I fully understand you might want to return the car hours early, which is fine, but don't assume that I sit around at home all day waiting for you. Just shoot me a text, "We're headed back, just got on I-90 off 84." and I'll plan to be home in an hour or so. - Mileage I like to know where the cars are going in case I have any special recommendations for you. If you're going to be over on miles, let me know. My mileage rates are set reasonably low, so it's not a big deal. - Tolls I process tolls around 5 - 15 days after your trip,after giving them time to post. Spend a few hours going through the EZ-Pass transactions in Excel, assigning them to cars and trips. If you know how much your tolls might be, you can add extra fuel and remind me to account for that when doing tolls. If you drive to Albany and back with like $8 of tolls, but give me a few extra gallons of fuel, it's easier for both of us because I save time refueling the car and you don't have to pay an annoying extra charge. - Cleaning Don't worry about washing off bugs or road grime from ordinary use, we don't waste water in Cambridge. Keep the interior clean, though. If you eat in the car I don't want to know about it. I generally try to wash the windshield before your trip, touch up any scratches now and then, and vacuum the interior occasionally. I rarely wash the exterior, only after beach or snow trips to prevent salt damage.

Faqs

  • It says to use premium fuel only, why do you use regular instead?
    Lexus puts that premium fuel sticker on the fuel filler door so you think you have a special vehicle, not just a Toyota Land Cruiser. Premium fuel would reduce knocking and improve performance under high load conditions such as while towing a trailer. But for ordinary driving, the sensors will detect knocking and retard timing as needed. Only use premium fuel if you rent my twin turbo V12 AMG.
  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?
    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.

Reviews

70 ratings

Charvak was super easy to coordinate with and was flexible with returning the car earlier than expected. I’d definitely recommend using any cars in his fleet!

Christopher N.-Feb 20, 2019

Charvak’s Lexus is a perfect drive and he is a really helpful and friendly guy. I definitely recommend others to rent one of his cars

Sumeet B.-Sep 5, 2018

Very responsive! Smooth experience, will definitely rent again!

Molly S.-Aug 28, 2018

We had an awesome vacation in part due to the ease of pickup by up, use of, and drop off of the Lexus 470. Charvak was very accommodating and easy to work with.

Mark L.-Aug 7, 2018

The vehicle was perfect for our needs with size, cleanliness and performance. Charvak was a very gracious host who met us at the airport and explained all the intricacies of the car. He was very flexible with regards to the end of the trip as well by agreeing to pickup the car at the hotel near the airport where we spent our last night. I would definitely book again with Charvak especially since he has a small fleet of vehicles! In summary it was a 5 star experience from start to finish

William W.-Jul 12, 2018

Pickup at car location
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free

Delivery locations
Boston Logan International Airport
$120
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
$30
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge
$60
The Charles Hotel
$90

Delivered to you
Up to 5 miles
$120