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Michael’s

Volkswagen Jetta 2008

4.62

(209 trips)

$23

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The car

Volkswagen Jetta 2008

4.62

(209 trips)

25 MPG

Gas (Premium)

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Michael
4.8
Michael
7,253 tripsJoined Jul 2015

Typically responds in 1 hour

Description

Please make sure to return the car to a spot that has no street sweeping / no parking for at least 24 hours after the end of your trip.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Heated seats

Long-term car

Sunroof

Leather Seats

Guidelines

The headlights are manual, so please make sure they are turned off before locking and leaving the car. Please make sure to return the car to a spot that has no street sweeping / no parking for at least 24 hours after the end of your trip. No pets or smoking please.

Reviews

4.62

138 reviews

Katy H.

Katy H.Oct 15, 2019

I rented Michael’s Red Jetta. The car is in good condition for its age, drives very well except for a hesitation in the higher gears on the highway. For this reason, I recommend it for a stylish and comfortable ride locally, on Lake Shore, etc but would not suggest it for a long trips on the highway where the occasional lack of immediate acceleration could be dangerous. Other than that, the interior is lovely and I enjoyed driving it.

Patrick B.

Patrick B.Sep 12, 2019

Oerall, this car gets you to where you need to go. That said, there are a few issues with it. It is a high mileage car, so this is expected. A/C is on the fritz. Cut out about half way through the trip, but eventually kicked back on. Biggest issue was the acceleration. This car definitely has a transition issue. when trying to accelerate on the freeway, you can't push the throttle down too fast, otherwise the car hesitates and doesn't accelerate, just maintains a consistent speed. I was able to work around this, having had this issue with a car I owned before, but will come as a surprise to anyone not familiar with this issue. Lastly, the 12v outlet doesn't work. I was unable to charge my phone the entire ride. Again, car gets you to where you need to go, but it doesn't come without some limitations. Biggest one is the acceleration issue I mentioned above.

Jessica T.

Jessica T.Jul 15, 2019

Michael was good with communication. I was disappointed, however, to discover that the AC and entire air unit did not function at all. It was very, very hot driving in 95 degree weather with no air. This should have been listed in the car description and the rental should have cost less because of it. Also the car was quite dirty inside and out. The windshield wiper fluid was out, so I had to drive for a while looking out through a very dirty windshield until I could get to a gas station to clean it. It didn't rain during our trip, but I'm not confident the windshield wipers would have been up to the task if it had. Needs a little TLC to take care of these issues and then it'll be a great rental! Car drives great and gets good mileage, and like I said, Michael responded quickly and made the pick up and return (with extension) very smooth and easy.

Tim S.

Tim S.May 28, 2019

My past experiences renting through Michael have gone smoothly, however this reservation was unique. The car was not accurately listed due to the AC being out (perhaps through a wire shortout) and also the audio input did not work. Also, we followed up three times to request assistance on these issues and did not receive a response back. Will most likely rent again due to past seamless experiences.

Andrew T.

Andrew T.May 2, 2019

The VW slid into gears weird and unhealthy sounds came from the engine when going above 40 mph, so I returned the car promptly. Michael offered another vehicle immediately after my initial message and provided a refund. Didn't take the backup vehicle because I missed my plans by that point, but was very grateful for the offer.

vehicle

1 of 6

The car

Volkswagen Jetta 2008

4.62

(209 trips)

25 MPG

Gas (Premium)

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Michael
4.8
Michael
7,253 tripsJoined Jul 2015

Typically responds in 1 hour

Description

Please make sure to return the car to a spot that has no street sweeping / no parking for at least 24 hours after the end of your trip.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Heated seats

Long-term car

Sunroof

Leather Seats

Guidelines

The headlights are manual, so please make sure they are turned off before locking and leaving the car. Please make sure to return the car to a spot that has no street sweeping / no parking for at least 24 hours after the end of your trip. No pets or smoking please.

Reviews

4.62

138 reviews

Katy H.

Katy H.Oct 15, 2019

I rented Michael’s Red Jetta. The car is in good condition for its age, drives very well except for a hesitation in the higher gears on the highway. For this reason, I recommend it for a stylish and comfortable ride locally, on Lake Shore, etc but would not suggest it for a long trips on the highway where the occasional lack of immediate acceleration could be dangerous. Other than that, the interior is lovely and I enjoyed driving it.

Patrick B.

Patrick B.Sep 12, 2019

Oerall, this car gets you to where you need to go. That said, there are a few issues with it. It is a high mileage car, so this is expected. A/C is on the fritz. Cut out about half way through the trip, but eventually kicked back on. Biggest issue was the acceleration. This car definitely has a transition issue. when trying to accelerate on the freeway, you can't push the throttle down too fast, otherwise the car hesitates and doesn't accelerate, just maintains a consistent speed. I was able to work around this, having had this issue with a car I owned before, but will come as a surprise to anyone not familiar with this issue. Lastly, the 12v outlet doesn't work. I was unable to charge my phone the entire ride. Again, car gets you to where you need to go, but it doesn't come without some limitations. Biggest one is the acceleration issue I mentioned above.

Jessica T.

Jessica T.Jul 15, 2019

Michael was good with communication. I was disappointed, however, to discover that the AC and entire air unit did not function at all. It was very, very hot driving in 95 degree weather with no air. This should have been listed in the car description and the rental should have cost less because of it. Also the car was quite dirty inside and out. The windshield wiper fluid was out, so I had to drive for a while looking out through a very dirty windshield until I could get to a gas station to clean it. It didn't rain during our trip, but I'm not confident the windshield wipers would have been up to the task if it had. Needs a little TLC to take care of these issues and then it'll be a great rental! Car drives great and gets good mileage, and like I said, Michael responded quickly and made the pick up and return (with extension) very smooth and easy.

Tim S.

Tim S.May 28, 2019

My past experiences renting through Michael have gone smoothly, however this reservation was unique. The car was not accurately listed due to the AC being out (perhaps through a wire shortout) and also the audio input did not work. Also, we followed up three times to request assistance on these issues and did not receive a response back. Will most likely rent again due to past seamless experiences.

Andrew T.

Andrew T.May 2, 2019

The VW slid into gears weird and unhealthy sounds came from the engine when going above 40 mph, so I returned the car promptly. Michael offered another vehicle immediately after my initial message and provided a refund. Didn't take the backup vehicle because I missed my plans by that point, but was very grateful for the offer.

$23

per day

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address
You won’t be charged yet
Distance included
Day
200 mi
Week
1000 mi
Month
1500 mi
Insurance Provided Via

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