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Volkswagen Jetta 2008 — Car rental alternative in Pinole, CA 94564
Volkswagen Jetta 2008

4.5

(228 trips)

All-Star Host

$33/day
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Leave your heart in San Francisco

Leave your heart in San Francisco

San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek, tech-hub, but what makes it beloved are its legendary pieces of history and the abundance of natural beauty.

When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill-climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods.

San Francisco favorites

Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.

Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative, or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.

Alcatraz Island

Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour for a greatest hits of celebrity inmates, and get a close look at life in a cell.

California Academy of Sciences

While San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is packed with attractions, both kids and adults are regularly wowed by the flora and fauna at the Academy’s rainforest and aquarium, plus the very real earthquake simulator.

Top hosts in San Francisco, CA

ZOEB F.
4.9
ZOEB F.

All-Star Host

6671 tripsJoined September 2014
Typically responds in 11 minutes

Recent reviews

Awesome trip, the car was wonderful. Easy to drive and a couple of small issues resolved quickly with the very communicative Zoeb. Will rent again on my next CA adventure!
John P.- September 3, 2019
Zoeb was really responsive and helpful. Definitely running a good operation.
Jacob L.- July 28, 2019

ZOEB F.’s vehicles

Nissan Sentra 2005 — Car rental alternative in Fremont, CA 94538
Nissan Sentra 2005

5.0

(136 trips)

All-Star Host

$62/day
Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

You could spend days exploring San Francisco, but the city is perfectly located to skip town in a car rental alternative from Turo, and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California.

Book the perfect car
Point Reyes & Tomales Bay

Head an hour and a half north along the coast in your San Francisco car rental alternative to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse.

Wine Country

Whether you choose the Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley, book your San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo so you can make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.

Yosemite National Park

The grandeur of Yosemite’s giant granite cliffs, lush valley, and gushing waterfalls is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for a comfortable four hour drive into the mountains.

Average ratings near San Francisco
(4.8 stars)
Eric O.
Toyota Prius 2012

Car was in great condition. Vinh was very responsive. Smooth transaction all around. Would rent from them again.

Eric O.
- March 24, 2020
Jayaram N.
Tesla Model 3 2019

The entire experience was a joy! It was a great ride and Ben was an excellant host!

Jayaram N.
- March 24, 2020
Ulrich F.
BMW 3 Series 2012

Sergey is a Great host, really makes Turo an effortless experience. On top his cars are both great sporty rides that are a blast to take for a spin! Thumbs up!

Ulrich F.
- March 25, 2020
Ashley D.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016

Exactly as advertised, the vehicle was ready on time and reliable to get us to our destination. I would definitely recommend Sal’s Mercedes.

Ashley D.
- July 30, 2019
Dwayne R.
Honda Civic 2008

Easy pick up and return. Great clean car and easy on the gas

Dwayne R.
- July 30, 2019
James W.
BMW 3 Series 2007

So glad I rented this car and Serhan was very easy to work with. Things went exactly as planned.

James W.
- July 30, 2019
Mila F.
BMW 3 Series 2017

its cool cause they remind you if you still need an extension of time and the return time. Plus its convenient on their return procedure .

Mila F.
- July 30, 2019
Ryan M.
FIAT 500 2012

Nikola’s car was clean and comfortable. I appreciate it being available last minute. Thank you again!

Ryan M.
- July 30, 2019
Sol L.
Lexus CT 200h 2017

Quick and easy. Quite accommodating.

Sol L.
- July 30, 2019
Nicholas C.
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2015

We had a great time driving Lori’s SLK down the coast. It’s the perfect car for a weekend getaway in style. Lori was easy to get in touch with and very responsive. We’d definitely rent from Lori again!

Nicholas C.
- July 31, 2019
Joshua V.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Great car, easy pick & return!

Joshua V.
- July 29, 2019
Carl P.
Nissan Altima 2013

The car is in great condition and has a lot of space, which was great for all of the stuff we brought for a weekend camping trip to Marin. Nayeli was very friendly and helpful and the pickup and return were very easy. We really enjoyed the car.

Carl P.
- July 29, 2019
Trina T.
Scion iQ 2014

So understanding that this was my first time using the app

Trina T.
- July 29, 2019
Jodi L.
Nissan Sentra 2014

Highly recommend renting from Wenhao. Efficient communication, pickup, and return. Thanks Wenhao!

Jodi L.
- July 29, 2019
Russ B.
Tesla Model 3 2017

Shubhang was there when I had any questions and his Tesla made the our vacation more enjoyable than we could have imagined. Would rent from him again next time we’re in town.

Russ B.
- July 31, 2019
Tyrone H.
BMW 5 Series 2014

Jeremy is a solid host. Very responsive and easy to communicate with. Car was great and met my expectations. I highly recommend this vehicle for performance and comfort.

Tyrone H.
- July 31, 2019
Joe C.
BMW Z4 2011

Thanks Kevin for an awesome car! Super clean and fun to drive!

Joe C.
- August 2, 2019
Jake T.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

Jeff’s Miata was perfect for our trip. Super detailed instructions made pickup and drop off easy. Great vehicle in great shape. Highly recommended.

Jake T.
- August 2, 2019
David H.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Very nice communication and easy going ! Thanks a lot for this opportunity Tony ;-)

David H.
- August 2, 2019
Graham S.
Porsche 911 2009

Tony is very easy to work with and the car worked great, would absolutely rent from him again.

Graham S.
- August 2, 2019
Jim F.
BMW 3 Series 2011

JC was easy to work with - very communicative - and the check in / check out process at the Turo valet lot in San Ramon was super easy and efficient. Great car and service - I'd definitely rent from JC again!

Jim F.
- July 30, 2019
Alex B.
Tesla Model 3 2017

Leo ist ein fantastischer Vermieter, das Auto war toll, sauber und es war eine hervorragende Erfahrung damit durch Kalifornien zu reisen. Die Kommunikation war jederzeit sehr schnell kompetent und freundlich und Leo hat uns auch in Fragen die nicht direkt das Auto betrafen weitergeholfen. Perfekter Vermieter - sehr zu empfehlen.. Leo is a fantastic renter, the car was great, clean and it was a great experience to travel through California. The communication was always very fast, competent and friendly and Leo also helped us with questions not directly related to the car. Perfect renter - very recommendable.

Alex B.
- July 30, 2019
Brad J.
Saab 9-3 2008

Too bad Saab went out of business - they packed a lot of cool quirks & features into their cars... even as GM took over. Faiz’s 9-3 is a great ride: fast, stellar fuel economy, and comfortable - definitely a solid ride for a road trip or local errands. 5 stars.

Brad J.
- July 30, 2019
Jonathan B.
BMW 3 Series 2012

Sergey was easy to work with, flexible on timing and knowledgeable about his car. I was heading to the valley on business and the water in the back saved me from the heat. Provided Bluetooth adaptor helped me make all my meetings in heavy traffic with tunes to keep it real.

Jonathan B.
- July 30, 2019
Daniel W.
Volkswagen Golf R 2018

Tony has a great system! I spent half a week with the Golf R and now I feel like I need one in my life, I miss it already. I'm looking forward to trying out one of the other vehicles in the Oxford Collections fleet.

Daniel W.
- July 30, 2019
Clarisse T.
BMW M4 2015

Thank you, AJ! Loved driving your car. This was my first Turo experience and it certainly will not be the last. The ease of use of the app and the entire process was great and seamless.

Clarisse T.
- July 30, 2019
Eduardo P.
Mazda 3 2013

Overall great experience! If you are looking for something that’s great on gas, this is the perfect car!

Eduardo P.
- July 30, 2019
Charles V.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

What a car! I had always been a little skeptical of the Boxster but this thing is a blast. Took it up to Hopland, CA and loved every minute of the drive. Tony and his team are incredibly reliable, flexible, and always deliver. Thank you for another great experience.

Charles V.
- July 30, 2019
Reggie F.
Ford Mustang 2018

Stan was really easy to work with and was conveniently located near the airport. He was super flexible and really friendly and I could tell he wanted to provide the best service for each client.

Reggie F.
- August 1, 2019
Robert Z.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Jason’s model 3 was perfect for a business trip to Napa. Very easy process and great communication. I would definitely rent with Jason again.

Robert Z.
- August 1, 2019
Benjamin M.
Ford C-Max Energi 2016

Amazing gas mileage. Car super clean.

Benjamin M.
- August 4, 2019
Wesley W.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Jennifer was fantastic, would happily borrow her car again!

Wesley W.
- August 4, 2019
Kaleb M.
MINI Cooper 2012

Chio's car was phenomenal! We loved zipping around in it for the week through the city and also Yosemite! Such a nice car and Chio is really easy to work with! Also nice to have a small car for tight spaces and parallel parking!

Kaleb M.
- August 4, 2019
Ardian Z.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Car was great, very well kept, drives beautifully. Only thing I didn’t realize is that the battery dies sooooo quick, wouldn’t recommend for round trip drives longer than 50 miles.

Ardian Z.
- July 23, 2019
Michael V.
Alfa Romeo 4C 2016

Thank you for such a great car host!

Michael V.
- July 23, 2019
Kathi L.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

Jeff’s Miata was so much fun and way better to drive around in that a typical rental. The car was pristine and it handled wonderfully. The pick up and drop off was easy peasy. Would rent again for sure from Jeff.

Kathi L.
- July 23, 2019
Drew V.
Ford Mustang 2018

Host and car were both perfect, could not have asked for a better experience!

Drew V.
- July 23, 2019
Jayson U.
BMW 2 Series 2015

Steven was great to work with! Pickup and drop off was easy and we had no issues during our trip.

Jayson U.
- July 23, 2019
Ben R.
Tesla Model S 2017

Monk was a pleasure to deal with. I had a few delays and he handled them with no stress. Car was super fun to drive :)

Ben R.
- July 23, 2019
Calvin H.
Kia Rio 2015

Great car, very clean, and gas efficient. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

Calvin H.
- July 23, 2019
John H.
Tesla Model S 2013

It was awesome to get to rent this cool Tesla Model S for a long-weekend road trip with my wife. The car has about 220 miles of range on a full charge and there are many Tesla Superchargers in the area to stop at and get topped up for free. Considering the car's age and miles (2013 w 240k miles), it's in good condition and still drives very well.

John H.
- July 22, 2019
Gustavo M.
Ford Mustang 2018

Alexei was very easy to deal with and so accommodating. Car was great, highlight of our trip in fact (driving down the coast and to Berkeley, Oakland, Muir). Perfect weather for top down driving - sunburns to prove it! Highly recommended!

Gustavo M.
- July 22, 2019
Zachary K.
Nissan Versa 2017

Very knowledgeable host and great communication, she knows San Francisco and will be a great help to you on your travels there!

Zachary K.
- July 22, 2019
Jesus M.
smart fortwo 2013

Solomon was an awesome host. This rental revolved around a Yosemite road trip, and he gave us valuable information and tips for both Yosemite and the car. As far as the car goes, it was able to handle the roads in Yosemite, just had to make sure to use turnouts. If you're going to use it for the city then this car is ideal.

Jesus M.
- July 22, 2019
Christopher C.
BMW Z4 2011

Janet & Dan made the whole first-time-Turo experience very easy! From Dan delivering the car to the airport to dropping at the Turo return lot, it was effortless. The car itself was perfect for driving through wine country with the top down! We would highly recommend contacting Janet & Dan for your next bay area visit!

Christopher C.
- July 22, 2019
Michelle S.
Toyota Avalon 2013

Stephen’s car was easy to drive and exactly what I needed for my trip. Stephen was easy to communicate with. Would definitely rent from him again!

Michelle S.
- July 23, 2019
Tristram H.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

Amazing car!! Easy all around!

Tristram H.
- July 22, 2019
Charlie C.
Tesla Model S 2016

Amazing car!! Central/easy to get to location to pick-up and dropoff. Jay was very helpful and had great communication.

Charlie C.
- July 25, 2019
Alex K.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

The experience was seamless and the car was even better than expected. Would definitely rent again!

Alex K.
- July 25, 2019
Tiana P.
MINI Cooper Roadster 2013

We had a great time in this mini! The gas mileage is great. We drive from San Francisco up to Napa, hit many wineries over the course of 4 days and only had to fill up the yank to return the car. This was my first time using Turo and I can’t wait to use this service again.

Tiana P.
- July 26, 2019
Andraž P.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Perfect first time Turo experience. Communication with Tony was fast and clear, pick-up/drop-off easy. I ❤️ the Red M3. Great handling and acceleration make it super fun to drive!

Andraž P.
- July 26, 2019
Malachi G.
Toyota Yaris 2008

Great experience with Nikola! The car was as pictured and the pickup/drop off process was easy and straightforward. Exactly what we needed!

Malachi G.
- July 25, 2019
Adam M.
BMW 5 Series 2014

Jeremy was more than accommodating and the car was a blast to drive! 5-star and would 100% recommend!

Adam M.
- July 24, 2019
Tian L.
Porsche Panamera 2011

Car is in perfect condition. And Ke is a very good host.

Tian L.
- July 24, 2019
McL. R.
MINI Cooper 2011

The car was the perfect way to tour Napa valley! Thanks Eddie for a great ride!

McL. R.
- July 23, 2019
Yama B.
Porsche 911 2006

Nick was very helpful and included a printed vehicle guide during our Porsche 911 rental. The vehicle was in a decent condition considering it’s age. It lived up to my expectations and turned many heads. The car is a bit older and a bit squeaky but it’s performance and flare are still solid. The convertible roof paired with the unbelievable weather, performance of the vehicle, and additional mileage Nick provides make it well worth the price.

Yama B.
- July 24, 2019
Jesse G.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Everything was super smooth. Car is fantastic.

Jesse G.
- July 25, 2019
Roxana R.
Honda Civic 2008

Great first experience with Turo. Nick was very helpful and text me back right away with every question and concern I had since I was a first time Turo customer. Would highly recommend him.

Roxana R.
- July 25, 2019
Kyle B.
BMW 3 Series 2007

Serhan did an amazing job. 10 out of 10

Kyle B.
- July 25, 2019
Jennifer R.
BMW 2 Series 2017

My sister and I rented this little beauty for a girls trip to Carmel, pick up and drop off were SUPER easy, Tony was incredible!

Jennifer R.
- July 25, 2019
Lenin G.
BMW 2 Series 2017

What a great experience! Osama was easy to communicate with. The exchange was seamless and the car was fantastic! Would highly recommend Osama and his vehicles.

Lenin G.
- July 26, 2019
Tom P.
Ford Mustang 2018

Junior was an excellent host. Car was delivered promptly, polished, with small amenities like charger cords. Epic car to take up the coast!

Tom P.
- July 26, 2019
Tony C.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Daniel’s Model 3 Performance was a blast to drive for 2 weeks! I drove it around the Bay Area and took it to Lake Tahoe & Yosemite. My regular long range Model 3 now feels slow. 😂

Tony C.
- September 2, 2019
Alex R.
Tesla Model 3 2018

I would rent from Fenil again in a heartbeat! I sure will next month! Thx again!

Alex R.
- September 2, 2019
Kevin M.
BMW 4-Series 2019

Joseph was a great host! The communication throughout the whole process was top notch. Plus, the car was in perfect condition, and was a blast to drive. Would recommend!

Kevin M.
- September 2, 2019
Alexander O.
BMW 4 Series 2014

Allen was easy to deal with and a great host. Perfect car for a weekend away

Alexander O.
- September 2, 2019
Chris H.
BMW M6 2014

My first time using Turo. Very user friendly. Everything was smooth and car was great. Fun cruizing the California coast in this BMW convertable sports car!

Chris H.
- September 2, 2019
Eric S.
BMW I8 2019

Great car! Adnan is very professional

Eric S.
- September 2, 2019
Ahsan R.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016

It was very easy to communicate with Charles and he was great throughout the time I had his car. The car is well kept and I recommend it

Ahsan R.
- September 2, 2019
Eugene Y.
Lexus IS 2019

Great and prompt communication and service. A fun and special ride that we shared for a weekend in SF!

Eugene Y.
- September 3, 2019
Marina T.
Acura TSX 2006

We had a great time using Momoko’s car. It was convenient, clean and she was helpful to answer any questions!

Marina T.
- September 3, 2019
Drew C.
Lexus IS 250 2013

Iliana was great. Super responsive, her car was very clean, and she was very nice. I would rent from her again!

Drew C.
- September 3, 2019
Andrew H.
Nissan Altima 2013

Nayeli was a pleasure to work with and we had a great trip on the car. Absolutely great.

Andrew H.
- September 3, 2019
John S.
BMW Z4 2011

Great car to drive for a weekend in San Fran / Napa!

John S.
- September 3, 2019
Sparsh A.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Ethan was an amazing host. His car is new, well kept and great fun to drive

Sparsh A.
- September 3, 2019
Chase K.
Tesla Model S 2016

Great trip! Clean and fun model S!

Chase K.
- September 3, 2019
John P.
BMW Z4 2011

Awesome trip, the car was wonderful. Easy to drive and a couple of small issues resolved quickly with the very communicative Zoeb. Will rent again on my next CA adventure!

John P.
- September 3, 2019
Lauren C.
FIAT 500 2013

This was my first time using turo and Chris was super helpful. He shared great pointers and was very quick to respond to questions. His car was lovely

Lauren C.
- August 11, 2019
David K.
Porsche Boxster 2014

The Boxster was an amazing car for the weekend. Highly recommend Charlie and his vehicles!

David K.
- August 12, 2019
Scott V.
BMW M4 2018

Hoang made the entire rental experience a breeze. He was easy to communicate with and had the car ready for pick up when I landed. The M4 did not disappoint. It’s a fantastic machine and is in pristine condition. I’ll rent it again my next trip to the Bay.

Scott V.
- August 11, 2019
Anca G.
MINI Cooper 2014

Loved the car, communication & pick up / drop off were seamless, I’d rent it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Andy!

Anca G.
- August 12, 2019
Kyle B.
Lexus IS 250 2009

The car was in immaculate condition and all of the instructions were very clear and to the point. The car was also very affordable and worth the cost. I will absolutely be renting from Junjian again!

Kyle B.
- August 12, 2019
Kathleen B.
BMW 3 Series 2011

Very communicative, saved me a ton of time and was just a real sweetheart! Vehicle was immaculate.

Kathleen B.
- August 11, 2019
Stephen Z.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

Josie was communicative about pickup and delivery. Great car, convenient and accommodating host. Would recommend!

Stephen Z.
- August 12, 2019
Samantha C.
Toyota Prius 2017

excellent experience! The car was great for our needs and the interaction with Michael was easy and seamless. Michael was both extremely communicative and flexible. I will definitely rent from him again.

Samantha C.
- August 12, 2019
Haodong Z.
Volkswagen GTI 2015

Great host great car! Would definitely rent again with Michael.

Haodong Z.
- August 12, 2019
Tom A.
BMW 3 Series 2011

Had a great time in JC’s 3 series. It is exactly as described and at a price point that can’t be beat. Highly recommended!

Tom A.
- August 12, 2019
Katharine D.
Toyota Prius Plug-in 2014

Kodz made pickup and drop off a total breeze and was quick at responding to any questions I had. I would definitely use one of his cars again!

Katharine D.
- August 12, 2019
Jonathan N.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2012

Terrific experience with Mario and his Miata. Clear, responsive communicator and flexible in terms of reservation logistics. The car itself is a delight and mechanically sound, and so much fun to motor in! The power retracting hardtop provides the best of both top-down joyriding and security/protection.

Jonathan N.
- August 12, 2019
Mathieu V.
FIAT 124 Spider 2017

Amazing ride. Be a proficient stick driver and you can’t go wrong.

Mathieu V.
- August 12, 2019

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Best San Francisco driving roads

Skyline Boulevard

For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling sea views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s for a bite.

Panoramic Highway

Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.

Highway 1 to Big Sur

All of Highway 1 is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.

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