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Ford Escape Aviato 2006

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Seize your golden opportunity to rent the most iconic car Silicon Valley has to offer. This vehicle has accommodated the most brilliant minds and butts of Silicon Valley’s greatest visionaries. And now – if you’re smart – yours. The question is not whether you should rent this car, but rather: are you prepared for it to take you on the vision quest of your dreams? The sleek, sexy-as-sin Ford Escape is swathed in branding from the legendary startup, Aviato. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Aviato is much more than just a company acquired by Frontier Airlines – it was once the modest seed that helped to grow the giant redwood of Bachmanity Capital and the Palo Alto Hacker Hostel, both founded by distinguished Silicon Valley investor/visionary/mentor Erlich Bachman. Before Turo, the only way to get this close to a vehicle of such storied history was – well, there wasn’t one. But Bachman has generously agreed to release the beast from the driveway of his game-changing incubator, and let the masses experience the incomparable luxury and pure-adrenaline thrill that is driving a car emblazoned with the word “Aviato.” “Aviato.” “Aviato.” It’s written all over it. So why rent the Aviato car? Why on God’s green earth wouldn’t you, is the real question. Amenities include: - FREE pick-up and drop off at SFO. As it says on the car, it will be on time. Always. - Unlimited mileage because if you are driving a piece of Silicon Valley history, you know no limits. - Leather seats that cradle your buttocks like the firm grasp of a loving mother. - Built-in AC power outlet for any sort of device one could imagine. - 6 CD Navigation GPS radio with 4" display and ergonomic joystick-button selector that will make you feel like a god among men. - However, please note there is NO SMOKING in the car, even on special occasions. This cannot be emphasized enough. You will be charged $250 for any smoking, even marijuana. Do you understand? Here’s how Turo works: And if you are interested in becoming a part of history, please visit:


Automatic transmission
All-wheel drive


63 ratings

Air conditioning is barely working, which is important for the summer heat. Otherwise 5 stars.

Wai Y.-Jul 23, 2018

It says the owner is Erlich Bachman, but I got the car from a Chinese dude (Jian Yang)? All I wanted was a Ford Escape, but apparently this is a celebrity car! You get people passing from the right lane just to honk at you and scream "Jian Yang!" In Yosemite, random chicks just came to shake hands with you and ask if they could take a picture with your car (not you). You find pieces of Erlich's golden shroom under the carpet. Nice car. You can easily pass a tesla on the freeway. The switchbacks in Yosemite doesn't stop you from drifting at 60 mph. It's got the nostalgic feeling in there if you think about how Pied Piper came up with the Middle-out compression algorithm. So long, Aviato. Bye Erlich. Thanks Jian Yang.

Eric L.-Jul 7, 2018

Jian Yang was there saying that he owns Erlich and that is his car he is renting out... besides that this car was a hit at the wedding and all throughout the Bay Area. I was sorry I gave it up and didn’t continue to drive it!! Thanks for the rental

James C.-Jun 17, 2018

Car was as expected. Very convenient pickup and drop off. Thank you.

Robert S.-Jun 3, 2018


Sebastien P.-Jun 1, 2018

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San Bruno, CA 94066