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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Grand Touring

4.98

(53 trips)

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Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Grand Touring

4.98

(53 trips)

Gas

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Jeff

5.0

Jeff

All-Star Host

503 tripsJoined Apr 2018

Typically responds in 2 minutes

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

Jeff has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Who says convertibles are only for summer? When we listed this, it was the only Miata -- now it's the only red one! New listing as of June 2021! But as we get towards fall, here's an important detail separating this Miata from the others (other than the fact that it's red) -- this car has a hard top and all-season tires. If you want the fun of driving the Miata on curvy roads but you want the security of having great traction below 40 degrees, having all-seasons helps. Most Miatas have summer tires, but I made sure to get one with all-seasons so it could be a year-round car. The RF version (retractable fastback) is also better for cooler or inclement weather. If you are looking up the Miata, you know what it is. It's a blast to drive. Just read any car review over the last 20 years and this is almost always the "best affordable sportscar." It’s not about the power, it’s about the fun factor! Our car is a beautiful Soul Red with a Black Leather interior, the Grand Touring trim, and a manual transmission, like all Miatas should have. I thought about getting automatic for this car to broaden the possible customers who could rent it – but seriously, anyone who wants to drive a Miata and knows the car will want to drive the manual. That's my theory, anyway. So please make sure before booking this car that you are proficient with a manual transmission. The RF "retractable fastback" means it's a convertible but when you close the roof, it's a hardtop instead of cloth. Kind of like a 911 Targa. This makes the car a little bit stiffer on curvy roads, and also a little better in inclement weather (better shelter from the elements). Basically, with the top up, it will be like a Miata coupe and quieter to drive. I like the looks of the RF a lot. It’s like the best of both worlds – convertible in good weather, coupe in bad weather. My "niche" on Turo is that I have cars that are unusual or unique in this region, rather than one of 60 Teslas (not that there's anything wrong with Teslas, it’s just not what I do). I have a Shelby GT 350 Mustang, a Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster GTS, and the only BMW E46 M3 on Turo on the East Coast. I hope people looking for a unique experience will come back and rent multiple cars from me (one at a time, of course). As you can tell from my reviews, I want to make everyone's rentals easy and fun. Here are a couple of recent reviews of the Miata so you can see how much people love it -- the "everyday supercar." https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/mx-5-miata-2020 https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/ Be nice to my cars. Gas them up with premium fuel, keep them clean, don't smoke, no pets without prior permission. Take them out clean, return them clean. And I don’t care if weed is legal where we live – do NOT smoke in the car, even with the top down. Finally, all my cars have trackers to watch for crazy behavior. I want people to have fun, but I also want (and expect) that my investments will get treated with respect. That's it, not a lot of rules. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Backup camera

Bluetooth

Convertible

Heated seats

Long-term car

USB charger

USB input

All-Season Tires

Extras (5)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Cooler

We have a small Playmate cooler that we will rent for $15/day, and we will give you some freezer packs already frozen do you don't need to get ice (please return them).

$15/trip1 available

Picnic basket

I've got a picnic basket with plates and silverware and wine glasses and napkins and a matching blanket and even a Frisbee! Will make your day trip easier. Wine opener and bottle opener included.

$15/trip1 available

Phone mount

Miatas are great, but they don't have a great place to put your phone. Most of the air vents are round, but there's a small rectangular vent and I will rent you you a phone mount and a Lightning cable for $5/day.

$5/day1 available

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.

$65/trip

Unlimited mileage

Please enjoy the security and surprise-eliminating benefit of unlimited mileage for a very reasonable price of $40/day.

$45/day

Parking details

The cars will be located NEAR this address but not at it. I will be in touch with guests about where to pick up their vehicle. On weekends, there is plenty of street parking in my neighborhood (it's north of Georgetown so away from the congestion) and no ticketing.

Guidelines

You can eat and drink and have your pet along for a fun ride with the top down (if they have a seatbelt)> Just return the car clean and without dog hair.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(47 ratings)

Reviews

Omar N.

OmarJun 24, 2022

This MX-5 was a blast to drive and really helped with my recent itches for both driving a great manual and a convertible. Jeff was very communicative and accommodating with a lot of the details of my trip and was even understanding and flexible when I had to make changes to my original reservation when a family member came down with Covid. Would absolutely rent from Jeff again!

Mohit G.

MohitJun 20, 2022

Fantastic Turo Host!

Steven B.

StevenMay 31, 2022

Such a fun car…and such a smooth process all around. Very enjoyable…how Turo is supposed to work!

Thomas H.

ThomasMay 23, 2022

Jeff was a great host. Pick up and drop off were easy, and the Miata was fun to drive.

Olaoluwakitan B.

OlaoluwakitanMay 16, 2022

Had a great time in the car; just as fun as my daily driver manual! Jeff is great to rent from, looking forward to trying out some of his other cars!

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1 of 8

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017

Grand Touring

4.98

(53 trips)

Gas

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Jeff

5.0

Jeff

All-Star Host

503 tripsJoined Apr 2018

Typically responds in 2 minutes

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

Jeff has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Who says convertibles are only for summer? When we listed this, it was the only Miata -- now it's the only red one! New listing as of June 2021! But as we get towards fall, here's an important detail separating this Miata from the others (other than the fact that it's red) -- this car has a hard top and all-season tires. If you want the fun of driving the Miata on curvy roads but you want the security of having great traction below 40 degrees, having all-seasons helps. Most Miatas have summer tires, but I made sure to get one with all-seasons so it could be a year-round car. The RF version (retractable fastback) is also better for cooler or inclement weather. If you are looking up the Miata, you know what it is. It's a blast to drive. Just read any car review over the last 20 years and this is almost always the "best affordable sportscar." It’s not about the power, it’s about the fun factor! Our car is a beautiful Soul Red with a Black Leather interior, the Grand Touring trim, and a manual transmission, like all Miatas should have. I thought about getting automatic for this car to broaden the possible customers who could rent it – but seriously, anyone who wants to drive a Miata and knows the car will want to drive the manual. That's my theory, anyway. So please make sure before booking this car that you are proficient with a manual transmission. The RF "retractable fastback" means it's a convertible but when you close the roof, it's a hardtop instead of cloth. Kind of like a 911 Targa. This makes the car a little bit stiffer on curvy roads, and also a little better in inclement weather (better shelter from the elements). Basically, with the top up, it will be like a Miata coupe and quieter to drive. I like the looks of the RF a lot. It’s like the best of both worlds – convertible in good weather, coupe in bad weather. My "niche" on Turo is that I have cars that are unusual or unique in this region, rather than one of 60 Teslas (not that there's anything wrong with Teslas, it’s just not what I do). I have a Shelby GT 350 Mustang, a Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster GTS, and the only BMW E46 M3 on Turo on the East Coast. I hope people looking for a unique experience will come back and rent multiple cars from me (one at a time, of course). As you can tell from my reviews, I want to make everyone's rentals easy and fun. Here are a couple of recent reviews of the Miata so you can see how much people love it -- the "everyday supercar." https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/mx-5-miata-2020 https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/ Be nice to my cars. Gas them up with premium fuel, keep them clean, don't smoke, no pets without prior permission. Take them out clean, return them clean. And I don’t care if weed is legal where we live – do NOT smoke in the car, even with the top down. Finally, all my cars have trackers to watch for crazy behavior. I want people to have fun, but I also want (and expect) that my investments will get treated with respect. That's it, not a lot of rules. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!

Features

Must be 21+ to book

Manual transmission

AUX input

Backup camera

Bluetooth

Convertible

Heated seats

Long-term car

USB charger

USB input

All-Season Tires

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Cooler

We have a small Playmate cooler that we will rent for $15/day, and we will give you some freezer packs already frozen do you don't need to get ice (please return them).

$15/trip1 available

Picnic basket

I've got a picnic basket with plates and silverware and wine glasses and napkins and a matching blanket and even a Frisbee! Will make your day trip easier. Wine opener and bottle opener included.

$15/trip1 available

Phone mount

Miatas are great, but they don't have a great place to put your phone. Most of the air vents are round, but there's a small rectangular vent and I will rent you you a phone mount and a Lightning cable for $5/day.

$5/day1 available

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.

$65/trip

Unlimited mileage

Please enjoy the security and surprise-eliminating benefit of unlimited mileage for a very reasonable price of $40/day.

$45/day

Parking details

The cars will be located NEAR this address but not at it. I will be in touch with guests about where to pick up their vehicle. On weekends, there is plenty of street parking in my neighborhood (it's north of Georgetown so away from the congestion) and no ticketing.

Guidelines

You can eat and drink and have your pet along for a fun ride with the top down (if they have a seatbelt)> Just return the car clean and without dog hair.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(47 ratings)

Reviews

Omar N.

OmarJun 24, 2022

This MX-5 was a blast to drive and really helped with my recent itches for both driving a great manual and a convertible. Jeff was very communicative and accommodating with a lot of the details of my trip and was even understanding and flexible when I had to make changes to my original reservation when a family member came down with Covid. Would absolutely rent from Jeff again!

Mohit G.

MohitJun 20, 2022

Fantastic Turo Host!

Steven B.

StevenMay 31, 2022

Such a fun car…and such a smooth process all around. Very enjoyable…how Turo is supposed to work!

Thomas H.

ThomasMay 23, 2022

Jeff was a great host. Pick up and drop off were easy, and the Miata was fun to drive.

Olaoluwakitan B.

OlaoluwakitanMay 16, 2022

Had a great time in the car; just as fun as my daily driver manual! Jeff is great to rent from, looking forward to trying out some of his other cars!

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Travelers

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