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Charvak’s

Lexus IS 250 2010

Base

4.86

(44 trips)

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address
Distance included
Day
300 mi
Week
2100 mi
Month
9000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

Lexus IS 250 2010

Base

4.86

(44 trips)

23 MPG

Gas

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak
1,438 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 6 minutes

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ Rare 6 speed manual IS250. A sporty sedan that seats 4 or 5. There's nothing outstanding about this car, not super efficient, not crazy fast, doesn't attract attention. It's just a reasonable combination of features in the best package: a front engine rear wheel drive manual transmission. I bought it because I want a Chevy SS but can't afford one yet. Update: I bought an SS! Also, note that even though it looks nice, it is an old car and the leather seats show it. It has the Lexus F-Sport suspension (springs, sway bars, stiffener brace), so the car is really low to the ground and the suspension makes a little noise. Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency with driving a manual transmission, or else I'll cancel your trip with no refund. Read the FAQ to see the 5 skills you have to demonstrate. Show up, tell me the 5 things you will demonstrate, ask any questions you have about them, and then drive around until I'm satisfied that you can handle the car. If you tell me, "I've driven stick for many years, I'm a master." I will only hold you to a higher standard and you're more likely to fail because you have some bad habits that are hard to lose.

Features

Manual transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

Heated seats

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

Extras (3)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Portable GPS

navigation supplement

$40/day1 available

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

$10/day1 available

Guidelines

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ 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. Old guidelines: Show up on time or I will cancel your trip with no refund. Tell me what your trip plan is: who's riding with you, where you're going, how much luggage, how you're coming to pick up the car (maybe I'll pick you up if it's convenient), etc. I can't serve you well if you don't give me any information. "Thanks for letting me use your car." is not a booking request and I will wonder whether you're shady, stupid, or both. I lose money when people crash my cars. The next renter will have a bad time if you return a car late or dirty, so I hold my renters to high standards.

Faqs

  • What skills do you check in the manual transmission checkride?

    1. You're able to launch the car without excessive clutch slippage. Keep it below 1500 rpm, engage the clutch fully by 8 mph. 2. You remove your foot from the clutch pedal, move it to the dead pedal when you're not actively shifting or starting the car. 3. You never rest your hand on the shift lever. Finish your shift and move your hand back to the steering wheel. Leaving your hand on the shifter wears out the shift forks, eventually making the transmission sloppy. 4. You shift gently, allowing time for the gears to synchronize. No "power shifting". The shift lever isn't a switch, it physically actuates a complicated mechanism. 5. No downshifts to first gear. Go into first from neutral when the car is stopped or under 5 mph.

Reviews

4.86

35 reviews

Ali A.

Ali A.Oct 20, 2020

This is the third time I rent from Charvak. As usual, there is no surprise, guidance is clear and Charvak is available whenever we need him. The drives well, the sport suspension can be somewhat strange on bumpy roads, but the car sticks to the road on highway.

Lee H.

Lee H.Oct 7, 2020

Took it all over the north East for a fall drive and experienced a smooth ride. Charvak was an excellent host and flexible with me. Recommended!

Amanda N.

Amanda N.Sep 27, 2020

Charvak was great! Very accommodating and communication was quick.

Jacob M.

Jacob M.Sep 10, 2020

Once again, Charvak was amazing. Highly recommend.

Erlin R.

Erlin R.Jul 26, 2020

Amazing car, well maintained 100% recommended.

vehicle

1 of 9

The car

Lexus IS 250 2010

Base

4.86

(44 trips)

23 MPG

Gas

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak
1,438 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 6 minutes

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ Rare 6 speed manual IS250. A sporty sedan that seats 4 or 5. There's nothing outstanding about this car, not super efficient, not crazy fast, doesn't attract attention. It's just a reasonable combination of features in the best package: a front engine rear wheel drive manual transmission. I bought it because I want a Chevy SS but can't afford one yet. Update: I bought an SS! Also, note that even though it looks nice, it is an old car and the leather seats show it. It has the Lexus F-Sport suspension (springs, sway bars, stiffener brace), so the car is really low to the ground and the suspension makes a little noise. Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency with driving a manual transmission, or else I'll cancel your trip with no refund. Read the FAQ to see the 5 skills you have to demonstrate. Show up, tell me the 5 things you will demonstrate, ask any questions you have about them, and then drive around until I'm satisfied that you can handle the car. If you tell me, "I've driven stick for many years, I'm a master." I will only hold you to a higher standard and you're more likely to fail because you have some bad habits that are hard to lose.

Features

Manual transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

Heated seats

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Portable GPS

navigation supplement

$40/day1 available

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

$10/day1 available

Guidelines

Because this is a manual, read the drive test instructions: http://www.insightrental.com/drivetest/ 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. Old guidelines: Show up on time or I will cancel your trip with no refund. Tell me what your trip plan is: who's riding with you, where you're going, how much luggage, how you're coming to pick up the car (maybe I'll pick you up if it's convenient), etc. I can't serve you well if you don't give me any information. "Thanks for letting me use your car." is not a booking request and I will wonder whether you're shady, stupid, or both. I lose money when people crash my cars. The next renter will have a bad time if you return a car late or dirty, so I hold my renters to high standards.

Faqs

  • What skills do you check in the manual transmission checkride?

    1. You're able to launch the car without excessive clutch slippage. Keep it below 1500 rpm, engage the clutch fully by 8 mph. 2. You remove your foot from the clutch pedal, move it to the dead pedal when you're not actively shifting or starting the car. 3. You never rest your hand on the shift lever. Finish your shift and move your hand back to the steering wheel. Leaving your hand on the shifter wears out the shift forks, eventually making the transmission sloppy. 4. You shift gently, allowing time for the gears to synchronize. No "power shifting". The shift lever isn't a switch, it physically actuates a complicated mechanism. 5. No downshifts to first gear. Go into first from neutral when the car is stopped or under 5 mph.

Reviews

4.86

35 reviews

Ali A.

Ali A.Oct 20, 2020

This is the third time I rent from Charvak. As usual, there is no surprise, guidance is clear and Charvak is available whenever we need him. The drives well, the sport suspension can be somewhat strange on bumpy roads, but the car sticks to the road on highway.

Lee H.

Lee H.Oct 7, 2020

Took it all over the north East for a fall drive and experienced a smooth ride. Charvak was an excellent host and flexible with me. Recommended!

Amanda N.

Amanda N.Sep 27, 2020

Charvak was great! Very accommodating and communication was quick.

Jacob M.

Jacob M.Sep 10, 2020

Once again, Charvak was amazing. Highly recommend.

Erlin R.

Erlin R.Jul 26, 2020

Amazing car, well maintained 100% recommended.

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address
Distance included
Day
300 mi
Week
2100 mi
Month
9000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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