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Michael’s

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Launch Edition

5.0

(10 trips)

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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Launch Edition

5.0

(10 trips)

33 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Michael
5.0
Michael
10 tripsJoined Jul 2021

Typically responds within 1 minute

Michael has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

If you drive just to get somewhere, maybe pass on this one; but if you want to DRIVE wherever you’re going, keep reading. This machine is MADE for the driver: nearly perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution makes every turn feel like a video game, and flicking through the six-speed manual transmission elicits non-stop grins ;) Put back the retractable hardtop, settle into perfect Nappa leather seats, and get to work on the short-throw, yes-please, giggle-maker-gearbox. Arguably the best handling vehicle money can buy, and you need only drive it to believe it! As one commentator notes, “This car offers a sense of occasion…memorable and emotionally satisfying.” Totally nailed it! Of course, there’s only room for one lucky passenger, but the intimacy is palatable, nestled together in surprising luxury (for a genuine roadster). Don’t bring the kids, forget the pets: you deserve some time behind the wheel of an engineered masterpiece work of art. The trunk fits more than you’d expect, but leave the kitchen sink at home. This car is about taking in the beauty around you; the fragrant mountain air; the gritty whir holding second gear; and the extra heartbeats accelerating out of that last corner... Enjoy those right-angle, stairstep turns in Palisade's fruit and wine country, and don’t leave until you’ve driven the Colorado National Monument in style and confidence. Local? How about mixing up date night in a liquid metal dream machine (your lifted 4x4 won't even notice, I promise). Make the entirety of your trip to Western Colorado a memorable investment - even the drive! Only 1000 of these rare Launch Edition RF Miatas were made: take your turn in one! Flexible pickup and drop off. Free delivery to Grand Junction Regional Airport. Pavement driving only.

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Convertible

GPS

Heated seats

Keyless entry

Long-term car

USB charger

USB input

Nappa Leather Seats

Auto high beam headlights

Adaptive headlights (swivel)

Tinted windows

Extras (1)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

$45/trip

Guidelines

No smoking, no pets, no glitter. $250 fee. Premium fuel only. Pavement driving only. No need to wash or vacuum before returning, just pick up after yourself. I’m not going to freak out unless you spill a soda, melt a chocolate bar, or do something else really stupid. You know how to treat a car, you’re on Turo and you’re awesome! I rather enjoy washing this car myself, so seriously don’t worry about it. If you have to, DO NOT use a brush; contactless wash only. I don’t care if you vacuum it out real quick, but no need as long as it’s not disgusting. Don’t lick the glass. Don’t lick anything, actually. Have a blast!

Faqs

  • What’s the fuel tank capacity?

    10 gallons. While this is small in SUV land, it’s not a problem in Miata-Ville. Fuel range easily exceeds 300 miles per tank. If you’re on the highway, closer to 400 miles.

  • Should I do a burnout in this car?

    No. Burnouts are for 19 year olds trying too hard to impress their date. And drunk people - drunk people definitely do burnouts. But don’t worry, you are neither of these people in this car. AND, burnouts ruin tires and there is no spare in this vehicle. So then you’ll have to call me and I will see that you did a burnout and ruined my tires because you are a drunk 19 year old. I won’t let you near my car anymore and the ride back to wherever you came from will be awkward, you silent, me lecturing about following the rules, reading the FAQs, being a decent human being, etc.

  • If I see a Corvette, do I race, run, or bow in submission?

    You give a head nod (you’re already smiling) because they see you and they know. They may act like they don’t, but they do. You’re both having a blast and look good doing it, but your car retails at 34% of there’s and you get 35 mph. Drag race = they win. Life = you win.

  • Should I redline every shift?

    Heavens no! Who wants to ride with that guy?

  • Should I redline some shifts?

    Heavens yes! They made a redline for a reason, so don’t be such a boob. Have fun; know your limits.

  • Should I play with glitter in this car?

    No. Please, seriously, no. Do you have to play with glitter every night? Why don’t you mix it up a little? How about a nice Smokey eye look? 90’s liner? OR, no makeup? Seriously, you look great when you don’t wear makeup. Either way, you look AMAZING when you DON’T PLAY WITH GLITTER IN THIS CAR.

  • What if I rented this car and when I get in it I realize it’s a stick and I can only drive an automatic?

    You messed up. This won’t be fun for you because the car won’t move for you. You can still stare at it, but you can’t make it go.

  • What’s a Miata like on a dirt road?

    No one knows, because it’s not. It’s not on dirt roads. Any other FASQs?

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(9 ratings)

Reviews

Daniel G.

DanielOct 24, 2021

Great communication and no problems, Michael is a great guy.

Eric F.

EricOct 17, 2021

Great car and experience. Car was clean and ready to go. Highly recommend if you are in the Grand Junction area. Michael was super easy to work with.

Kyle G.

KyleOct 13, 2021

Fun car for Colorado backroad driving. It only fits one suitcase, but was a blast to drive, especially with the top down driving through the mountains.

Rachelle C.

RachelleSep 19, 2021

Michael was very accommodating with my rental. Delivery and drop off was smooth. The vehicle was so much fun to use while touring about the National parks. Thanks again.

Jeff W.

JeffSep 5, 2021

Great vehicle and great owner!

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1 of 19

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Launch Edition

5.0

(10 trips)

33 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Michael
5.0
Michael
10 tripsJoined Jul 2021

Typically responds within 1 minute

Michael has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

If you drive just to get somewhere, maybe pass on this one; but if you want to DRIVE wherever you’re going, keep reading. This machine is MADE for the driver: nearly perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution makes every turn feel like a video game, and flicking through the six-speed manual transmission elicits non-stop grins ;) Put back the retractable hardtop, settle into perfect Nappa leather seats, and get to work on the short-throw, yes-please, giggle-maker-gearbox. Arguably the best handling vehicle money can buy, and you need only drive it to believe it! As one commentator notes, “This car offers a sense of occasion…memorable and emotionally satisfying.” Totally nailed it! Of course, there’s only room for one lucky passenger, but the intimacy is palatable, nestled together in surprising luxury (for a genuine roadster). Don’t bring the kids, forget the pets: you deserve some time behind the wheel of an engineered masterpiece work of art. The trunk fits more than you’d expect, but leave the kitchen sink at home. This car is about taking in the beauty around you; the fragrant mountain air; the gritty whir holding second gear; and the extra heartbeats accelerating out of that last corner... Enjoy those right-angle, stairstep turns in Palisade's fruit and wine country, and don’t leave until you’ve driven the Colorado National Monument in style and confidence. Local? How about mixing up date night in a liquid metal dream machine (your lifted 4x4 won't even notice, I promise). Make the entirety of your trip to Western Colorado a memorable investment - even the drive! Only 1000 of these rare Launch Edition RF Miatas were made: take your turn in one! Flexible pickup and drop off. Free delivery to Grand Junction Regional Airport. Pavement driving only.

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Convertible

GPS

Heated seats

Keyless entry

Long-term car

USB charger

USB input

Nappa Leather Seats

Auto high beam headlights

Adaptive headlights (swivel)

Tinted windows

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

$45/trip

Guidelines

No smoking, no pets, no glitter. $250 fee. Premium fuel only. Pavement driving only. No need to wash or vacuum before returning, just pick up after yourself. I’m not going to freak out unless you spill a soda, melt a chocolate bar, or do something else really stupid. You know how to treat a car, you’re on Turo and you’re awesome! I rather enjoy washing this car myself, so seriously don’t worry about it. If you have to, DO NOT use a brush; contactless wash only. I don’t care if you vacuum it out real quick, but no need as long as it’s not disgusting. Don’t lick the glass. Don’t lick anything, actually. Have a blast!

Faqs

  • What’s the fuel tank capacity?

    10 gallons. While this is small in SUV land, it’s not a problem in Miata-Ville. Fuel range easily exceeds 300 miles per tank. If you’re on the highway, closer to 400 miles.

  • Should I do a burnout in this car?

    No. Burnouts are for 19 year olds trying too hard to impress their date. And drunk people - drunk people definitely do burnouts. But don’t worry, you are neither of these people in this car. AND, burnouts ruin tires and there is no spare in this vehicle. So then you’ll have to call me and I will see that you did a burnout and ruined my tires because you are a drunk 19 year old. I won’t let you near my car anymore and the ride back to wherever you came from will be awkward, you silent, me lecturing about following the rules, reading the FAQs, being a decent human being, etc.

  • If I see a Corvette, do I race, run, or bow in submission?

    You give a head nod (you’re already smiling) because they see you and they know. They may act like they don’t, but they do. You’re both having a blast and look good doing it, but your car retails at 34% of there’s and you get 35 mph. Drag race = they win. Life = you win.

  • Should I redline every shift?

    Heavens no! Who wants to ride with that guy?

  • Should I redline some shifts?

    Heavens yes! They made a redline for a reason, so don’t be such a boob. Have fun; know your limits.

  • Should I play with glitter in this car?

    No. Please, seriously, no. Do you have to play with glitter every night? Why don’t you mix it up a little? How about a nice Smokey eye look? 90’s liner? OR, no makeup? Seriously, you look great when you don’t wear makeup. Either way, you look AMAZING when you DON’T PLAY WITH GLITTER IN THIS CAR.

  • What if I rented this car and when I get in it I realize it’s a stick and I can only drive an automatic?

    You messed up. This won’t be fun for you because the car won’t move for you. You can still stare at it, but you can’t make it go.

  • What’s a Miata like on a dirt road?

    No one knows, because it’s not. It’s not on dirt roads. Any other FASQs?

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(9 ratings)

Reviews

Daniel G.

DanielOct 24, 2021

Great communication and no problems, Michael is a great guy.

Eric F.

EricOct 17, 2021

Great car and experience. Car was clean and ready to go. Highly recommend if you are in the Grand Junction area. Michael was super easy to work with.

Kyle G.

KyleOct 13, 2021

Fun car for Colorado backroad driving. It only fits one suitcase, but was a blast to drive, especially with the top down driving through the mountains.

Rachelle C.

RachelleSep 19, 2021

Michael was very accommodating with my rental. Delivery and drop off was smooth. The vehicle was so much fun to use while touring about the National parks. Thanks again.

Jeff W.

JeffSep 5, 2021

Great vehicle and great owner!

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

Unlimited

Week

Unlimited

Month

Unlimited

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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