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Charvak’sLexus CT 200h2012
Premium

4.96

(225 trips)

$
100

per day

$
100
per day
Pickup & return location
Cambridge, MA 02139
You won’t be charged yet
Distance included
Day
100 mi
Week
750 mi
Month
1125 mi
Insurance Provided Via

The car

Lexus CT 200h2012

Premium

4.96

(225 trips)

42 MPG
Hybrid
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
4.9
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,159 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 5 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

It's like a Prius, but better. Driven carefully, the CT can beat my Honda Insight at hypermiling. And it's more technologically advanced than my Lexus GX. I love the CT for its efficiency, the premium 10-speaker audio system, and overall comfort. The navigation system is actually useful for showing upcoming rest areas and exits on the highway, as a complement to your phone's GPS. If you're a driving purist, rent my Honda Insight with its manual gearbox, light weight, visibility, and tiny size. But if you want to cruise in comfort while still saving gas, the CT is your car. My driver's review of the car: I should warn you that this car isn't exactly fun to drive. It handles great, with the wide low-profile tires. But I can't tell how wide it is, making it hard to cut through traffic. The transmission has three modes: Eco, Normal, Sport. In Sport, it's not that slow. When you mash the drive-by-wire throttle, the CVT quickly spools up the engine and the planetary gearbox mixes in electric power to give you good acceleration response. It's an engineering marvel. But the sound is weird. It lacks the feeling of power that comes with shifting an ordinary gearbox or hearing the revs rise with the car's speed. Finally, the hybrid system's information display is horrible. No useful quantitative information, just some silly animations. You have to flip through too many screens to get what you want. Why can't it show engine rpm and regenerative braking simultaneously? The engineers clearly didn't read Edward Tufte. My renters seem to like the CT, but I think it's a little bland. I use it regularly for its utility, like if I have to make phone calls in a quiet cabin while driving to the beach with a surfboard, but I don't get excited about driving it. I generally hop in the Insight or GX first if they can do the job.

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
Bike rack
Bluetooth
Child seat
USB input
Toll pass
Snow tires or chains
Heated seats
Sunroof

Extras (7)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
$20/trip
Bike rack
$20/day1 available
Child safety seat
$10/day1 available
Bike rack
$30/trip1 available
Child safety seat
$40/trip1 available
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.
$40/trip
Unlimited mileage
$60/day

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • 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

4.96

171 reviews

Brandon L.

Brandon L.16 Mar 2020

Easygoing and sensible host, super flexible depending on your needs. Highly recommend.

Hasin N.

Hasin N.21 Jan 2020

He is a great host. I would highly recommend him. Great response time and great service.

Luigi L.

Luigi L.30 Dec 2019

Great experience... rented the car the day of and everything worked out great! Will rent again from Charvak.

Michael F.

Michael F.16 Nov 2019

Friendly guy, flexible on drop-off time. The Lexus is convenient gets great gas mileage and was very user friendly. I took that cutie to western Mass then to CT & back to Boston to scoop my gf for the weekend. 10/10 would rent again

Roger L.

Roger L.5 Oct 2019

Great service and communication.

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The car

Lexus CT 200h2012

Premium

4.96

(225 trips)

42 MPG
Hybrid
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
4.9
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,159 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 5 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

It's like a Prius, but better. Driven carefully, the CT can beat my Honda Insight at hypermiling. And it's more technologically advanced than my Lexus GX. I love the CT for its efficiency, the premium 10-speaker audio system, and overall comfort. The navigation system is actually useful for showing upcoming rest areas and exits on the highway, as a complement to your phone's GPS. If you're a driving purist, rent my Honda Insight with its manual gearbox, light weight, visibility, and tiny size. But if you want to cruise in comfort while still saving gas, the CT is your car. My driver's review of the car: I should warn you that this car isn't exactly fun to drive. It handles great, with the wide low-profile tires. But I can't tell how wide it is, making it hard to cut through traffic. The transmission has three modes: Eco, Normal, Sport. In Sport, it's not that slow. When you mash the drive-by-wire throttle, the CVT quickly spools up the engine and the planetary gearbox mixes in electric power to give you good acceleration response. It's an engineering marvel. But the sound is weird. It lacks the feeling of power that comes with shifting an ordinary gearbox or hearing the revs rise with the car's speed. Finally, the hybrid system's information display is horrible. No useful quantitative information, just some silly animations. You have to flip through too many screens to get what you want. Why can't it show engine rpm and regenerative braking simultaneously? The engineers clearly didn't read Edward Tufte. My renters seem to like the CT, but I think it's a little bland. I use it regularly for its utility, like if I have to make phone calls in a quiet cabin while driving to the beach with a surfboard, but I don't get excited about driving it. I generally hop in the Insight or GX first if they can do the job.

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
Bike rack
Bluetooth
Child seat
USB input
Toll pass
Snow tires or chains
Heated seats
Sunroof

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
$20/trip
Bike rack
$20/day1 available
Child safety seat
$10/day1 available
Bike rack
$30/trip1 available
Child safety seat
$40/trip1 available
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.
$40/trip
Unlimited mileage
$60/day

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • 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

4.96

171 reviews

Brandon L.

Brandon L.16 Mar 2020

Easygoing and sensible host, super flexible depending on your needs. Highly recommend.

Hasin N.

Hasin N.21 Jan 2020

He is a great host. I would highly recommend him. Great response time and great service.

Luigi L.

Luigi L.30 Dec 2019

Great experience... rented the car the day of and everything worked out great! Will rent again from Charvak.

Michael F.

Michael F.16 Nov 2019

Friendly guy, flexible on drop-off time. The Lexus is convenient gets great gas mileage and was very user friendly. I took that cutie to western Mass then to CT & back to Boston to scoop my gf for the weekend. 10/10 would rent again

Roger L.

Roger L.5 Oct 2019

Great service and communication.

$
100
per day
Pickup & return location
Cambridge, MA 02139
You won’t be charged yet
Distance included
Day
100 mi
Week
750 mi
Month
1125 mi
Insurance Provided Via