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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008

Grand Touring

4.98

(150 trips)

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Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008

Grand Touring

4.98

(150 trips)

24 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Samuel
5.0
Samuel

All-Star Host

1,130 tripsJoined Jul 2016

Typically responds in 11 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Samuel are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Samuel has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Attention: This car is a manual transmission! Hello, My name is Maybelle the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Maybelle is from the form of Mabel, meaning "my beautiful one" in French, and I think you'll agree it's a fitting name when you see me. I'm a beautiful black Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible with a high-contrast leather tan interior, 6-speed manual transmission, and oh so much fun to drive and cruise around with the top down. There is nothing better in Oregon, especially when the sun is out and shining! Drawing inspiration from the light and nimble British roadsters of the '60s, the Mazda Miata offers a zippy engine, go-kart-like handling, a quick-dropping top and trim, classic proportions. Maybelle boasts a sporty inline 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC engine, 166 hp and 140 ft-lbs of torque. Equipped with the Grand Touring trim, this Miata is loaded! She has goodies like a Bose stereo, heated leather seats. sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is, and always has been, a meticulously engineered sports car for hard-core purists. Listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling two-seat convertible in history. Maybelle is so light, so fluid, so balanced and slick — she is still the best. Zoom-Zoom!

Features

Manual transmission

AUX input

Convertible

Heated seats

Long-term car

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

High Contrast Leather Interior

Air Conditioning

Dedicated Parking

Cruise Control

Extras (3)

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.

$18/trip

Prepaid refuel

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

$65/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.

$28/trip

Parking details

Maybelle has dedicated parking in Lovejoy Garage located at 1331 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland OR 97209. The garage can be most easily accessed by walking up the car ramp or heading up through Safeway. She is parked on the P4 or P5 parking level (the first level is for Safeway customers) in spots 401-556. Her keys stay inside, and hand-off can be done remotely to unlock at the start of your trip! It's cool and makes renting super easy as I can accommodate just about all pick-up or drop-off time that works for you. If you're coming from Portland International Airport (PDX) Downtown Portland is also easy to access. Just hop on the red line MAX ($2.50) and get off at either the downtown China Town stop and walk, or the Galleria/SW 10th Ave Max Station and transfer to either the NS Line or the A-loop of the street car (same ticket). Then exit at NW 10th and Johnson street and walk the 5 blocks to the lot.

Guidelines

* Keys: Always stay locked inside. She is remotely unlocked/locked and the start/end of the trip. Makes sharing super easy for everyone! * Pets: Pets may be considered if asked ahead of time so that a seat cover can be provided. Damage and excess fur may result in additional cleaning/damage charges at end of trip. * Smoking: Not allowed ever in Turo cars. Neither tobacco or electronic. You will get charged a $250 cleaning fee if evidence of smoking is found. * Fuel: Bernie will always be full of gas at the start of your trip. Please refuel when done to avoid additional charges and a $10 fueling fee. This car requires 92 octane. * Driving: Please be extra careful when driving around. Maybelle is very low to the ground and Portland has many high curbs. Please be careful with her front end!

Faqs

  • What passes are needed in Oregon?

    There are no toll roads or bridges to worry about. However, many mountain trails require a Northwest Forest Pass, and if you're heading to the snow a Sno-Park permit is required in designated Sno-Parks from November 1 – April 30. These can be easily purchased from the REI which is conveniently located right next door @ 14th and Johnson.

  • Who should I contact if I'd like to buy or sell a home in Oregon?

    Just talk to my dad. His business cards are inside, feel free to take one.

  • Can you accommodate last minute trips?

    Yes absolutely! With Maybelle's remote lock/unlock you can pick her up and return at anytime that is convenient for you. I try to instantly respond to trip requests, so if you don't get a response in under an hour please feel free to call or text me directly.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(132 ratings)

Reviews

Sal C.

SalOct 18, 2021

Sam is a fantastic host! He answered a bunch of questions I had and made the pick-up/drop-off procedures a breeze. Plus the Miata is in great shape :). Would definitely rent again!

Linda M.

LindaOct 4, 2021

Great ride! Fun to drive! Samuel is super helpful and always available! This is the 2nd time I have rented this car and I am certain it won't be the last!

Edward D.

EdwardOct 1, 2021

Samuel was great, super responsive. Car was in excellent mechanical shape, an absolute blast to drive in the mountains.

Keith H.

KeithSep 28, 2021

Overall very easy to work with Samuel, he clearly has a well arranged process with the Turo and our trip went smoothly Removing one star due to some mechanical concerns with the vehicle, generally minor and did not impact our ability to get around but did detract to a degree from the experience. Samuel let us know that the convertible top had been vandalized the day prior to pickup, so just an unfortunate cosmetic detraction from the experience and a surprise. The car is overall in good cosmetic shape but was a bit embarrassing having the several lengths of duct tape coving the knife slashes when pulling up to the wedding events we were in town for Other minor mechanical concerns would be the brakes producing a fairly pronounced "moan" sound, pretty easy to hear when driving around town and moving from stop sign to stop sign and loud enough for pedestrians to turn around. It almost sounded like a large truck coming to a stop And lastly the driver side headlight appears to be fairly out of adjustment and is aimed lower than the passenger side - there is a clear separation between the two beams and once we were out in the much darker Hood River area at night it did limit how far forward I could see, had to use high beams to compensate Overall still a great experience with the car, it is hard to not enjoy time with a Miata when driving around the mountains in sunny weather and the top down!

Robert R.

RobertSep 25, 2021

Maybell is a fun car to drive, a hi-test babe who can get up & go, excellent for the hills & scenery of the Cascades. Enjoyed the ride a lot!

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008

Grand Touring

4.98

(150 trips)

24 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Samuel
5.0
Samuel

All-Star Host

1,130 tripsJoined Jul 2016

Typically responds in 11 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Samuel are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Samuel has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Attention: This car is a manual transmission! Hello, My name is Maybelle the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Maybelle is from the form of Mabel, meaning "my beautiful one" in French, and I think you'll agree it's a fitting name when you see me. I'm a beautiful black Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible with a high-contrast leather tan interior, 6-speed manual transmission, and oh so much fun to drive and cruise around with the top down. There is nothing better in Oregon, especially when the sun is out and shining! Drawing inspiration from the light and nimble British roadsters of the '60s, the Mazda Miata offers a zippy engine, go-kart-like handling, a quick-dropping top and trim, classic proportions. Maybelle boasts a sporty inline 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC engine, 166 hp and 140 ft-lbs of torque. Equipped with the Grand Touring trim, this Miata is loaded! She has goodies like a Bose stereo, heated leather seats. sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is, and always has been, a meticulously engineered sports car for hard-core purists. Listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling two-seat convertible in history. Maybelle is so light, so fluid, so balanced and slick — she is still the best. Zoom-Zoom!

Features

Manual transmission

AUX input

Convertible

Heated seats

Long-term car

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

High Contrast Leather Interior

Air Conditioning

Dedicated Parking

Cruise Control

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.

$18/trip

Prepaid refuel

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

$65/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.

$28/trip

Parking details

Maybelle has dedicated parking in Lovejoy Garage located at 1331 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland OR 97209. The garage can be most easily accessed by walking up the car ramp or heading up through Safeway. She is parked on the P4 or P5 parking level (the first level is for Safeway customers) in spots 401-556. Her keys stay inside, and hand-off can be done remotely to unlock at the start of your trip! It's cool and makes renting super easy as I can accommodate just about all pick-up or drop-off time that works for you. If you're coming from Portland International Airport (PDX) Downtown Portland is also easy to access. Just hop on the red line MAX ($2.50) and get off at either the downtown China Town stop and walk, or the Galleria/SW 10th Ave Max Station and transfer to either the NS Line or the A-loop of the street car (same ticket). Then exit at NW 10th and Johnson street and walk the 5 blocks to the lot.

Guidelines

* Keys: Always stay locked inside. She is remotely unlocked/locked and the start/end of the trip. Makes sharing super easy for everyone! * Pets: Pets may be considered if asked ahead of time so that a seat cover can be provided. Damage and excess fur may result in additional cleaning/damage charges at end of trip. * Smoking: Not allowed ever in Turo cars. Neither tobacco or electronic. You will get charged a $250 cleaning fee if evidence of smoking is found. * Fuel: Bernie will always be full of gas at the start of your trip. Please refuel when done to avoid additional charges and a $10 fueling fee. This car requires 92 octane. * Driving: Please be extra careful when driving around. Maybelle is very low to the ground and Portland has many high curbs. Please be careful with her front end!

Faqs

  • What passes are needed in Oregon?

    There are no toll roads or bridges to worry about. However, many mountain trails require a Northwest Forest Pass, and if you're heading to the snow a Sno-Park permit is required in designated Sno-Parks from November 1 – April 30. These can be easily purchased from the REI which is conveniently located right next door @ 14th and Johnson.

  • Who should I contact if I'd like to buy or sell a home in Oregon?

    Just talk to my dad. His business cards are inside, feel free to take one.

  • Can you accommodate last minute trips?

    Yes absolutely! With Maybelle's remote lock/unlock you can pick her up and return at anytime that is convenient for you. I try to instantly respond to trip requests, so if you don't get a response in under an hour please feel free to call or text me directly.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(132 ratings)

Reviews

Sal C.

SalOct 18, 2021

Sam is a fantastic host! He answered a bunch of questions I had and made the pick-up/drop-off procedures a breeze. Plus the Miata is in great shape :). Would definitely rent again!

Linda M.

LindaOct 4, 2021

Great ride! Fun to drive! Samuel is super helpful and always available! This is the 2nd time I have rented this car and I am certain it won't be the last!

Edward D.

EdwardOct 1, 2021

Samuel was great, super responsive. Car was in excellent mechanical shape, an absolute blast to drive in the mountains.

Keith H.

KeithSep 28, 2021

Overall very easy to work with Samuel, he clearly has a well arranged process with the Turo and our trip went smoothly Removing one star due to some mechanical concerns with the vehicle, generally minor and did not impact our ability to get around but did detract to a degree from the experience. Samuel let us know that the convertible top had been vandalized the day prior to pickup, so just an unfortunate cosmetic detraction from the experience and a surprise. The car is overall in good cosmetic shape but was a bit embarrassing having the several lengths of duct tape coving the knife slashes when pulling up to the wedding events we were in town for Other minor mechanical concerns would be the brakes producing a fairly pronounced "moan" sound, pretty easy to hear when driving around town and moving from stop sign to stop sign and loud enough for pedestrians to turn around. It almost sounded like a large truck coming to a stop And lastly the driver side headlight appears to be fairly out of adjustment and is aimed lower than the passenger side - there is a clear separation between the two beams and once we were out in the much darker Hood River area at night it did limit how far forward I could see, had to use high beams to compensate Overall still a great experience with the car, it is hard to not enjoy time with a Miata when driving around the mountains in sunny weather and the top down!

Robert R.

RobertSep 25, 2021

Maybell is a fun car to drive, a hi-test babe who can get up & go, excellent for the hills & scenery of the Cascades. Enjoyed the ride a lot!

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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