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Vlad B./>
5.0
Vlad B. All-Star Host
2,616 trips Joined Feb 2017
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Recent reviews

This was my first time ever using the Turo app! I’m so glad I did. I always try to rent through major car rental companies and I always choose the “VW Passat or similar” option and I SWEAR I always end up with something “similar”. Vlad is AMAZING and has great communication! Loved all the features on the car and that it was clean and I didn’t feel embarrassed driving a “rental”! Thank you again Vlad, you are the best!
Emily Anne - January 24, 2020
Vlad is awesome and we LOVED the Smart Car! It made driving and parking in a crowded Metropolitan area a breeze! Vlad left the car at the Carlsbad airport and so pickup and return could not have been easier. The price and location are what initiated the rental but now wa want to rent a Smart Car again. Luggage size is critical — we had one large & one small suitcase plus 2 backpacks. It was a squeeze but we did it!
Joan - March 19, 2020

Average ratings in Carlsbad (5 stars)

Emily Anne
Volkswagen Passat 2017
This was my first time ever using the Turo app! I’m so glad I did. I always try to rent through major car rental companies and I always choose the “VW Passat or similar” option and I SWEAR I always end up with something “similar”. Vlad is AMAZING and has great communication! Loved all the features on the car and that it was clean and I didn’t feel embarrassed driving a “rental”! Thank you again Vlad, you are the best!
Emily Anne T. - January 24, 2020
Joan
smart fortwo 2014
Vlad is awesome and we LOVED the Smart Car! It made driving and parking in a crowded Metropolitan area a breeze! Vlad left the car at the Carlsbad airport and so pickup and return could not have been easier. The price and location are what initiated the rental but now wa want to rent a Smart Car again. Luggage size is critical — we had one large & one small suitcase plus 2 backpacks. It was a squeeze but we did it!
Joan D. - March 19, 2020
carolyn
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
So convenient and personal. I will never rent from a big car rental company again
Carolyn R. - December 30, 2018
Keith
Ford Mustang 2018
As always vlad is amazing car was clean and amazing and I will be back to rent from Vlad. If you want it absolutely stress free rental that works out just how you plan it to with an amazing, high-performance vehicle go with him!! Some of the best deals for the best car is always
Keith B. - March 8, 2020
Keith
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad Is the best I’ve used him many times before and will use him in the future. He has many cars to choose from all at a great deal. Believe me you will not be disappointed you chose him!
Keith B. - March 8, 2020
Nikola
Kia Forte 2018
Needed to rent a car for a few days, I live local and Vlad made everything easy and quick. A++ will recommend to friends and family. Thanks again!
Nikola R. - January 10, 2019
Andrew
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad is fantastic. If you are in the North County area and you need to rent a car from someone honest and reliable.. look no further.
Andrew K. - August 5, 2019
William
Cadillac CTS 2007
Andrew and Charity were awesome to work with. Respond to you ASAP. 1st time using this APP, if I need to rent a car again I'd definitely rent it from Andrew and Charity. I highly recommend them! Thanks for everything.
William D. - October 25, 2019
David
Toyota Prius 2015
3 time in a row renting a different car from Vlad. Super flexible and friendly individual who helps you to simply rent a car to get around. Nothing to complain about.
David B. - December 1, 2019
David
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Everything went fine. Especially the pick up and return process. Most importantly though, communication with Vlad is amazing. He helped me out a lot throughtout the whole journey. Every car rental agency should take an example out of his service. Vielen Dank!
David B. - November 25, 2019
Ken
Hyundai Elantra 2019
My second time renting a car from Vlad and it was a great experience just like the first time. Highly recommend.
Ken H. - February 22, 2020
Nicolas
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Vlad is a good and flexible host ! Moreover, his car is as expected! Perfect trip without any problems
Nicolas S. - March 3, 2020
David
smart fortwo 2015
Vlad is great at communicating and the car runs great. I’ll be renting with him in the future.
David P. - March 5, 2020
brian
Maserati Ghibli 2014
David was awesome. Car is amazing, a real head turner. I rented it to take to work, wish it was for a longer trip and will certainly rent it again. Car is functional, plenty of room big back trunk and performance was great as well. If you want to rent a car that is really fun and comfortable this is it.
Brian A. - February 9, 2019
Karolína
Cadillac CTS 2007
Everything was great! Communication with Andrew and Charity is fast and pick up&return is very easy and flexible. It’s not first time I booked the car and I am sure that was not even my last time. Thank You.
Karolína S. - February 24, 2020
Kirstan
Toyota Camry 2014
We love renting from Vlad! This was another terrific experience!
Kirstan S. - February 26, 2020
Choo
Toyota Camry 2011
Although the trip didn’t happen, Minesh was very helpful and responsive to solve the issue. Thanks!
Choo T. - March 9, 2020
Joshua
Toyota Prius 2015
Awesome experience renting from Vlad really really happy how all the process was super easy will def rent from him again
Joshua M. - February 24, 2020
Ashley
Ford Mustang 2018
Loved it great experience will rent again
Ashley D. - March 2, 2020
Michael
Cadillac CTS 2007
Very easy pick up and drop off great little car plenty of room and power !
Michael S. - March 5, 2020
Ashley
Toyota Camry 2014
Vlad was great! Always quick to respond and didn’t hesitate when I asked for an extension on the vehicle. The car itself was clean and ran great! I would book again if I’m in the area.
Ashley B. - March 19, 2020
Blaine
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Once again Vlad provided great service and a great car to drive. When I needed an extension on my rental I got instant approval.
Blaine T. - December 28, 2019
Linda
smart fortwo 2014
Glad is so wonderful to rent from I really appreciate how dedicated to service he is. The cars are always pristine clean and in impeccable shape. He’s always available immediately and communication whenever I have any questions or requested changes. I regularly rent from Vlad I recommend his services very highly
Linda G. - January 6, 2020
Kendric
Toyota Camry 2011
Really a great guy and great reliable car flexibility let’s you rent long term best experience I’ve had on Turo
Kendric M. - January 12, 2020
Jonathan
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad, I am also a Turo Host and I am extremely impressed with your operation. It was a pleasure meeting you and will definitely rent from you the next time all my cars are rented out and need something to drive.
Jonathan T. - January 19, 2020
William
Audi A4 2018
Damien was very accommodating and was a great host. The car was in great condition and was enjoyable to drive. When I am in the Carlsbad area, Damien will be my first choice for car services.
William P. - January 22, 2020
Christopher
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Firstly, this was a great car. Refined enough that my high-standard (maintenance) girlfriend commented on my choice in car. Hauled three kids around for a couple of days with plenty of room in the back. The truck is large. It’s quite sporty as well, far more than I anticipated! That’s the car. You’ll be dealing with Vlad, he’s a Turo Guru. He’s quick to reply and highly customer oriented. He’s been very flexible with additional days of rental and even able to accommodate a very convenient pickup/drop off for me! I keep coming to Vlad because he always has a great vehicle available when I need one and always the most competitive pricing and best service!
Christopher T. - December 17, 2019
Dana
Hyundai Elantra 2017
This was my first time ever renting a car and Vlad made my experience easy and convenient! Fast communication on the app, punctual with my rental and was super friendly! The car was also awesome and made my terrible morning drives to work much more pleasant. I would definitely rent another car from him again.
Dana W. - January 31, 2020
Charles
Honda Accord 2011
Very flexible with times, good vehicle.
Charles Q. - February 22, 2020
Devona
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Great car! Perfect car for my trip to LA! Pick up and drop off was super easy. Would definitely rent again.
Devona S. - February 7, 2020
Robert
Hyundai Sonata 2019
Painless, no/zero drama, close to home, easy, fast communications... easy FIVE-5-CINCO review. Thank you!
Robert B. - February 29, 2020
Britt
Toyota Prius 2015
My first time driving a Prius...was excellent on mileage!
Britt T. - March 6, 2020
Crystal
smart fortwo 2015
Excellent customer service 5 stars rating! Quick response and flexible guys happy to recommend to other people ⭐🌟🌟🌟🌟
Crystal A. - March 14, 2020
Charlie
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad is a gracious host and the Mustang Convertible was a blast to drive. He was there to greet me and cover all aspects of the rental process. I will be back!
Charlie G. - December 26, 2019
Iesha
Toyota Camry 2014
Very smooth pick up and drop off! Communication was great as well. If this car is available on my next trip I will be returning !
Iesha I. - January 4, 2020
Josh
smart fortwo 2015
The pickup and dropoff was seemless. Much faster than any formal rental company. The Smart car is super handy for finding parking and weaving in and out of traffic in San Diego. It gets up and goes plenty fast as well. Make sure to bring your own USB cord in order to play music and hook up your gps. One thing to note about Smart Cars is that due to their small wheels, it can be a bit more bumpy and jerky of a ride.But I wouldn't worry about that much unless you are taking it on a long roadtrip. Other than that, the car ran smooth and was great on gas.
Josh D. - March 29, 2019
Ashley
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad was kind enough to help walk me through as a Turo newbie. Car was so much fun and a great, inexpensive luxury rental that was so much easier and nicer than traditional rental companies.
Ashley R. - October 25, 2019
Garth
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad was terrific very professional and polite, made my first time with Turo easy. Cars we’re immaculate!
Garth G. - December 31, 2019
Foundry
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Super clean car, easy pickup / drop off. After getting turned down on some other cars in the area (due to them being unavailable), Vlad agreed to the rental within minutes and everything was smooth sailing. Thanks!
Foundry F. - October 21, 2019
Rigoberto
Ford Mustang 2018
The car in itself was amazing to drive. I rented it just for fun and to see if I’ll buy one next year (which I think I’m going to). Vlad was also great, super quick responses and he let me extend it twice last minute!! 10/10
Rigoberto M. - January 28, 2020
Amber
Hyundai Sonata 2019
This is my second rental with Vlad and I will probably only rent with him from now on. He’s awesome, he communicates with me and the convenience factor is amazing.
Amber M. - January 29, 2020
Dayan
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Great service, immediate communication. I would highly recommend Vlad for your next Turo rental.
Dayan G. - February 21, 2020
Justin
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Great car to rent. Easy to make any changes very understanding!
Justin B. - February 10, 2020
Deontae
BMW 4 Series 2016
I loved the trip and will be utilizing this car again in the near future
Deontae H. - February 16, 2020
Maurits
smart fortwo 2014
I had to rent a small car for a couple of days to get around in the area since I sold my own car. The Smart is a great car as it's fuel efficient and fun to drive! Would definitely rent it again and recommend any other person if you want to rent something economic but not boring :)
Maurits D. - April 22, 2019
Benjamin
Chevrolet Corvette 2017
This was truly a great experience and I’m very glad u decided to do it! Rent this car if you want to have a great time and drive one of the fastest cars on the road today! Dave and Ivan were nothing short of superb to deal with and they truly made this a very easy and enjoyable experience. I will try to do this and rent this beast again! While driving you feel like it’s a fighter jet because it is so powerful and has all the bells and whistles! Take the top off and blare your music on the amazing Bose sound system. Truly an amazing experience! Thanks again!!!
Benjamin O. - September 30, 2018
Austin
smart fortwo 2015
What a nice guy, he took the time to tell me all the details of the triptronics and anything I would call and ask for tips on driving etc- highly recommend him for a cheap rental! Thanks Vlad, keep up the great customer service! -Austin
Austin R. - June 9, 2019
Carlos
Honda Accord 2011
Had a vehicle cancel the day before my scheduled pick up date and Turin was able to come through. Car had no issues and ran fantastic and reliably. Swift responses and communication. Will definitely re-book with Turin in the future!
Carlos E. - December 28, 2019
Joshua David
Cadillac CTS 2007
Great car and wonderful people, thank you so much.
Joshua David S. - December 30, 2019
Jorge
Toyota Prius 2015
Super great experience with the car and with the app!!! Without any doubt I recommend Vlad's car.
Jorge L. - January 5, 2020
James
smart fortwo 2014
I have rented different vehicles from Vlad on multiple occasions and he is always extremely friendly and flexible, with an upbeat personality...seems like the type of guy you'd want to hang out with. When I need to rent in the future, I will always check with Vlad first!
James B. - January 5, 2020
Michelle
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad made using Turo for the first time a breeze. I was able to get an approval for a trip extension with no problem. Thank you Vlad!
Michelle M. - January 3, 2020
Tze Tang
Audi A4 2018
Wonderful car and a nice owner!
Tze Tang T. - January 3, 2020
Naomi
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Great car and very professional and nice person !
Naomi K. - January 10, 2020
Gwen
Nissan Altima 2012
Super smooth process from start to finish car ran great, very comfortable and clean.
Gwen B. - January 12, 2020
Juan
smart fortwo 2015
Another awesome car! Thanks Vlad!
Juan A. - January 8, 2020
Brody
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Very easy to rent from and communicate with
Brody T. - January 10, 2020
Kathleen Ann
Toyota Camry 2015
Great experience. Very friendly and quick to respond. Car runs well and very nice to drive.
Kathleen Ann G. - January 19, 2020
Michael
Porsche Panamera 2011
Awesome car and service. He went above and beyond
Michael B. - January 16, 2020
Siham
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Easy delivery and return, solid car.
Siham G. - January 20, 2020
Jovantia
Ford Mustang 2018
If you hate waiting around, you will love renting from Vlad... Smooth and easy transaction plus the Mustang was a blast to drive. Highly recommend!
Jovantia J. - January 22, 2020
Michael
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Vlad was great. He helped me navigate the app when there was an issue. The car was superb!
Michael G. - January 22, 2020
Juan
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad Is awesome! He's got great cars. Better than Avis or Hertz. Thank you Vlad!
Juan A. - August 14, 2019
Juan
smart fortwo 2015
Thanks Vlad! Best cars in Turo!
Juan A. - December 12, 2019
Jessica
Mazda 6 2016
Convenient pick up and return. An awesome car. William was very flexible with me in the rental process. Thanks again.
Jessica V. - December 19, 2019
Juan
smart fortwo 2015
Awesome! The best, Thanx Vlad!
Juan A. - December 24, 2019
Tirumala
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Renting with Vlad was smooth and procedures went by clock work
Tirumala T. - December 30, 2019
Kimberly
Maserati Ghibli 2016
Bill was a great host and made it an easy fun experience with his Maserati....would rent again!
Kimberly E. - January 2, 2020
Kelly
smart fortwo 2014
Vlad, has been my favorite host to date across the board within the world of PTP sharing, ie AirBnb, Turo and Uber. His fleet of vehicles are clean and well maintained. Vlad provides cars that are luxurious while offering a price point that’s fair and economical. Each car in his fleet that I’ve driven has had all the bells and whistles making driving less of a chore and more of treat in short; Practicality on a budget. Vlad is extremely easy to get in touch with and will maintain a level of communication with you at your choosing. I couldn’t recommend Vlad snd his fleet more; and I hope whoever is reading this takes the opportunity to rent one of these awesome cars. Kelly
Kelly O. - July 17, 2019
Robert
smart fortwo 2015
Clean car great price, cant beat it!
Robert M. - February 2, 2020
Evgeniy
Ford Mustang 2018
Great car. We had a lot of emotions
Evgeniy S. - February 9, 2020
Blake
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Vlad made my first experience with turo very easy! Highly recommend renting through Vlad
Blake B. - February 4, 2020
Dustin
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Needed a car while mine was in the shop, and the Passat was perfect. Super easy pickup, the car was clean, and Vlad made everything easy.
Dustin H. - February 13, 2020
David
Tesla Model 3 2018
Scott was super responsive and messaged me shortly after I booked to set up the pickup. The Model III was clean and charged as advertised. Scott took the time to explain the basics as this was my first time driving an electric vehicle (other than a golf cart) Very enjoyable ride, definitely would book with him again in the future.
David M. - February 15, 2020
Diego
smart fortwo 2015
Very efficient and convinient car.
Diego C. - February 16, 2020
Cristina
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Having this car to drive made my vacation with my boy friend to San Diego a great one. The car was clean and a great quality! Vlad was great at communicating! He met us at our AirBnB to drop off the car. He was flexible with us about drop off and help planning it where it fit best with our schedule. I’d work with him again if I’m ever back in San Diego.
Cristina B. - January 2, 2019
Andrew
Ford Mustang 2018
I had a great experience renting Vlad’s mustang. The car is great and it was very easy to extend my trip. Definitely would recommend!
Andrew H. - March 19, 2019
Alexis
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Vlad was AWESOME. I needed to extend my trip and was able to with no trouble. When I got injured and was unable to drive to return the car, he accommodated me and came to me to get it. Would definitely rent from him again!
Alexis M. - June 2, 2019
Rosa
Honda Civic 2012
Andre was an excellent host all the way from the pick up to the drop off. I was in a car accident with my personal vehicle and my car was in a body shop. The shop kept changing the pick up date on my vehicle so I had to request multiple extensions on my Turo rental. Andre was very understanding and flexible I will definitely be riding again I highly recommend Andre.
Rosa V. - September 10, 2019
Devona
Toyota Camry 2014
Great car for the purpose of my trip! Would rent again !
Devona S. - August 5, 2019
Patrick
Honda Accord 2011
I had the best experience renting Turin’s Honda. Car ran great , clean and reliable. Turn key service from Turin going above and beyond. I highly recommend renting this car.
Patrick M. - August 9, 2019
Mark
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2010
Very easy to deal with and flexible on terms. Car was great.
Mark W. - September 26, 2019
Mitra
Toyota Prius 2015
Vlad and his cars are incredible! I will definitely be renting from him again
Mitra B. - November 14, 2018
Cain
Kia Forte 2018
Vlad always easy to deal with. Car was in great condition. Perfect for our trip.
Cain T. - October 22, 2018
Larry
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad is wonderful and so easy to work with
Larry L. - December 26, 2019
Mondala
Hyundai Sonata 2019
Vlad will be my Turo go to for all future traveling needs. Thanks again
Mondala W. - December 26, 2019
Mitchell
smart fortwo 2014
Trip went well I was late picking up the car but Vlad was always on top of his messages and getting back to me. Thank you.
Mitchell M. - December 3, 2019
Philip
Ford Mustang 2018
Vlad was awesome, knew what he was doing for making the pickup and return as easy as possible. car was in great condition. will definitely get more cars from vlad on the future!
Philip G. - December 1, 2019
J.C.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008
5 stars for last-minute availability, car driving performance, and pick-up/return convenience. When I rented it, there was a strong smell of smoke from the prior renter that hopefully has been deep cleaned by now.
J.C. M. - December 3, 2019
Bryan
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Vlad was a stellar host! Accommodated all changes and the Hyundai was very smooth. Will book again in the future!
Bryan G. - January 5, 2020