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Lotus Elise 2006

Base

5.0

(41 trips)

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via owner

The vehicle owner may offer you liability insurance or physical damage protection outside of Turo for a fee after you book.

The car

Lotus Elise 2006

Base

5.0

(41 trips)

23 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

David
5.0
David
449 tripsJoined Jan 2017

Typically responds in 43 minutes

David has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

***Please Note*** Our Lotus decided it wanted to spend some time tiptoeing through the tulips, and as a result needs a bit of time to freshen up the front clam! Please write me at for an update on availability before booking!***** James May calls it the fizz. Clarkson call it the X-factor. Its that something special that makes a car more than transportation, more than just a combination of metal glass and rubber. The Lotus Elise is the very definition of a drivers car. This car is one of the most nimble well handling cars ever put on the road, in any era…period…the end! If you have never driven a car whose only purpose is to go down the road, you are in for a treat. The Lotus Elise is purpose built track car, disguised…loosely!...as a road car. However, as soon as you worm your way into the tight fitting, hunkered down cockpit, turn the key and stab the start button, any illusion of what this car really is for goes right out the window! Revving to 8000 rpm, the 2.0 liter variable valve timing Lotus tuned 4 cylinder pulls briskly to 6500, and then things get interesting! The second cam hits and the fun begins….surging the final 1500 to redline! The tunable suspension and inches off the ground driving position lets you feel every undulation, bump, ripple and pebble on the road, a far different sensation than the numbness that accompanies most everyday cars. The handling is telepathic, the miniature steering wheel seeming to move of its own accord, point the car exactly where you think you want to go. The interior is spartan, with very little in the way of creature comforts…the AC sucks, it’s a bit hot, definitely noisy with squeeks, and bangs and buzzs and rattles…but somehow all of these quirks make the car more endearing, not less. Our Lotus comes outfitted with a series of race inspired track oriented parts including a heavy duty clutch and adjustable suspension. If you are not proficient with a manual transmission, this is not the car for you! Please be prepared to answer a few questions about your experience before approval! The car does have a soft top that can be put on if necessary, but will mostly be available in its targa form, without the top. I put 2000 miles on this car in 8 days before bringing it from the mainland, and it was some of the funnest miles ive ever driven. Im certainly not a car journalist, and although I have driven many cars, I have only driven a few cars that have given me a bit of a taste of what the industry guys are on about….but this car…the Lotus Elise, is everything every magazine and tv show has ever said about it…it’s the fizz! The lotus is a special car and I'm very protective of it! I always verify before approving a rental, so please write with questions or concerns about the car prior to booking or leave a phone number that I can reach you at! I want as many people to have the opportunity to experience the car as I can but want to make sure it's a fun experience for everyone! Dave Please check out our other car, the 2015 volcano orange Mini Cooper S here on Turo, if you are looking for a little less hyper transportation.

Commercial Host

This vehicle belongs to a Commercial Host, an independent car rental company.

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Bluetooth

Convertible

USB input

Extras (2)

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.

$25/trip

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.

$25/trip

Guidelines

*** PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING RENTAL *** This vehicle is subject to different terms and policies than a standard Turo rental. By requesting this vehicle you are agreeing to these different terms. This rental is NOT covered by ANY Turo vehicle protection. You are required to demonstrate that you have applicable personal insurance that will cover this rental, or you may purchase coverage directly through us. Geico insurance does not cover any Turo rental. Please call for alternative booking arrangements or call your insurance for proper coverage. A separate rental agreement must be signed prior to or at time of pick up. A security deposit may be required prior to or at time of pick up. You must be at least 21 years old to book this vehicle. Renters under 25 may be subject to young driver fee.

Faqs

  • Do you deliver to Lahaina and the west side?

    Yes we do and no we don't!.....Basically, if you need a car on the west side, I strongly suggest picking up the car when you first arrive on island...our warehouse is located a few minutes from the airport so it is quite easy to get into one of our cars! If that is not possible, then we can, for a fee, come pick you up and bring you back to Kahului to get the car. It is too complicated to arrange with another person to drop the car and get a ride back. We apologize for the inconvenience but as of now, this is the only option we have for getting cars "to" the West side.

  • Can this car go to Hana?

    Nope!!!! This car is not allowed to go to Hana or north of Kapalua! That’s what the Minis are for!!

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(33 ratings)

Reviews

Nick G.

NickApr 10, 2021

Dave and the car were an awesome experience. Super professional pickup and orientation. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a thrill seeking way to experience the island!

Brian M.

BrianApr 10, 2021

By far the best car rental experience I've had. David always answered my calls right away or responded within 10-15 minutes. He has a wealth of knowledge about his cars and goes above and beyond to help in any way he can. You won't get this level of service with the national rental companies. I will be renting from him again next time I'm in the area.

Anthony U.

AnthonyJan 24, 2021

Experience with David was fantastic. He took the time to go over good routes for driving, sightseeing and the unique characteristics of the car. He has a very unique set of rentals and if this isn’t reason enough to reach out his friendliness and service is, mahalo!

Turo

TuroApr 1, 2019

The owner cancelled this trip 10 days before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.

Melvin D.

MelvinJan 14, 2019

Fantastic Turo host. My biggest tip for renters is to LISTEN to his explanation of the ins and outs of each car and the roads you intend on visiting. Some of them require special procedures, have unique quirks, and some roads need extra caution. I can go on, but if you appreciate driving and a fun car, look no further.

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The car

Lotus Elise 2006

Base

5.0

(41 trips)

23 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

David
5.0
David
449 tripsJoined Jan 2017

Typically responds in 43 minutes

David has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

***Please Note*** Our Lotus decided it wanted to spend some time tiptoeing through the tulips, and as a result needs a bit of time to freshen up the front clam! Please write me at for an update on availability before booking!***** James May calls it the fizz. Clarkson call it the X-factor. Its that something special that makes a car more than transportation, more than just a combination of metal glass and rubber. The Lotus Elise is the very definition of a drivers car. This car is one of the most nimble well handling cars ever put on the road, in any era…period…the end! If you have never driven a car whose only purpose is to go down the road, you are in for a treat. The Lotus Elise is purpose built track car, disguised…loosely!...as a road car. However, as soon as you worm your way into the tight fitting, hunkered down cockpit, turn the key and stab the start button, any illusion of what this car really is for goes right out the window! Revving to 8000 rpm, the 2.0 liter variable valve timing Lotus tuned 4 cylinder pulls briskly to 6500, and then things get interesting! The second cam hits and the fun begins….surging the final 1500 to redline! The tunable suspension and inches off the ground driving position lets you feel every undulation, bump, ripple and pebble on the road, a far different sensation than the numbness that accompanies most everyday cars. The handling is telepathic, the miniature steering wheel seeming to move of its own accord, point the car exactly where you think you want to go. The interior is spartan, with very little in the way of creature comforts…the AC sucks, it’s a bit hot, definitely noisy with squeeks, and bangs and buzzs and rattles…but somehow all of these quirks make the car more endearing, not less. Our Lotus comes outfitted with a series of race inspired track oriented parts including a heavy duty clutch and adjustable suspension. If you are not proficient with a manual transmission, this is not the car for you! Please be prepared to answer a few questions about your experience before approval! The car does have a soft top that can be put on if necessary, but will mostly be available in its targa form, without the top. I put 2000 miles on this car in 8 days before bringing it from the mainland, and it was some of the funnest miles ive ever driven. Im certainly not a car journalist, and although I have driven many cars, I have only driven a few cars that have given me a bit of a taste of what the industry guys are on about….but this car…the Lotus Elise, is everything every magazine and tv show has ever said about it…it’s the fizz! The lotus is a special car and I'm very protective of it! I always verify before approving a rental, so please write with questions or concerns about the car prior to booking or leave a phone number that I can reach you at! I want as many people to have the opportunity to experience the car as I can but want to make sure it's a fun experience for everyone! Dave Please check out our other car, the 2015 volcano orange Mini Cooper S here on Turo, if you are looking for a little less hyper transportation.

Commercial Host

This vehicle belongs to a Commercial Host, an independent car rental company.

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Bluetooth

Convertible

USB input

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.

$25/trip

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.

$25/trip

Guidelines

*** PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING RENTAL *** This vehicle is subject to different terms and policies than a standard Turo rental. By requesting this vehicle you are agreeing to these different terms. This rental is NOT covered by ANY Turo vehicle protection. You are required to demonstrate that you have applicable personal insurance that will cover this rental, or you may purchase coverage directly through us. Geico insurance does not cover any Turo rental. Please call for alternative booking arrangements or call your insurance for proper coverage. A separate rental agreement must be signed prior to or at time of pick up. A security deposit may be required prior to or at time of pick up. You must be at least 21 years old to book this vehicle. Renters under 25 may be subject to young driver fee.

Faqs

  • Do you deliver to Lahaina and the west side?

    Yes we do and no we don't!.....Basically, if you need a car on the west side, I strongly suggest picking up the car when you first arrive on island...our warehouse is located a few minutes from the airport so it is quite easy to get into one of our cars! If that is not possible, then we can, for a fee, come pick you up and bring you back to Kahului to get the car. It is too complicated to arrange with another person to drop the car and get a ride back. We apologize for the inconvenience but as of now, this is the only option we have for getting cars "to" the West side.

  • Can this car go to Hana?

    Nope!!!! This car is not allowed to go to Hana or north of Kapalua! That’s what the Minis are for!!

Ratings and reviews

5.0

(33 ratings)

Reviews

Nick G.

NickApr 10, 2021

Dave and the car were an awesome experience. Super professional pickup and orientation. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a thrill seeking way to experience the island!

Brian M.

BrianApr 10, 2021

By far the best car rental experience I've had. David always answered my calls right away or responded within 10-15 minutes. He has a wealth of knowledge about his cars and goes above and beyond to help in any way he can. You won't get this level of service with the national rental companies. I will be renting from him again next time I'm in the area.

Anthony U.

AnthonyJan 24, 2021

Experience with David was fantastic. He took the time to go over good routes for driving, sightseeing and the unique characteristics of the car. He has a very unique set of rentals and if this isn’t reason enough to reach out his friendliness and service is, mahalo!

Turo

TuroApr 1, 2019

The owner cancelled this trip 10 days before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.

Melvin D.

MelvinJan 14, 2019

Fantastic Turo host. My biggest tip for renters is to LISTEN to his explanation of the ins and outs of each car and the roads you intend on visiting. Some of them require special procedures, have unique quirks, and some roads need extra caution. I can go on, but if you appreciate driving and a fun car, look no further.

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via owner

The vehicle owner may offer you liability insurance or physical damage protection outside of Turo for a fee after you book.

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