Stephen
5.0
Stephen
5.0

Stephen

Toronto
49 tripsJoined Nov 2017
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Languages
  • English
Works
  • Abbott Laboratories
School
  • U of T
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  • Response time
    5 minutes
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About Stephen

I’m a sales professional who happens to have a company car and it was hard to justify purchasing a vehicle at the current time. My long time goal has been to own a Tesla. I am finally a Model 3 owner. That being said, I would like to take the opportunity to share with you our gorgeous Model 3 while on certain occasions I rent a Model S or X. I am an enthusiast and very well versed with Tesla and it’s technology. Hopefully I can be a good ambassador to help you understand what all the hype is about!

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49 trips

5.0

(47 reviews)

Waheeb A.

Waheeb A.February 21, 2020

Stephen is truly an ambassador of Tesla. He is a wonderful host and all around great guy!

Stephen's response

Thank you, Waheeb. Was a pleasure to host you.

Sandy D.

Sandy D.December 16, 2019

My husband has been trying to convince me to buy a Tesla for more than 2 years, so I decided for Christmas, I’d rent the model 3 for a weekend to see if a Tesla would be right for us. Renting the Tesla from Stephen from start to finish was incredibly easy. Communication was timely, concise, and helpful. Stephen could not meet us for pick up, but he remotely opened his car which honestly was pretty cool and made it convenient for both parties. For someone unfamiliar with Tesla, these are my takeaways. The most interesting and unfamiliar part for me was the regenerative breaking- as you release the gas pedal, the car starts to break and you HARDLY have to use the break pedal. It’s almost like relearning how to drive again, which was surprising in the beginning but you finally get use to it. We experimented with the cruise control and auto pilot as well. The cruise control is so much SMARTER than other cruise control. You set your speed limit as well as the distance you want in between you and the car in front. Because of these limits, the car will slow down or speed up to maintain that set distance. Unlike traditional cruise control, you’d have to take over if you were getting too close to other cars. For the autopilot there were some safety features that I really want to highlight. The autopilot makes you “confirm” lane changes before it actually switches lanes, and every so often, it makes you confirm that you’re still “there/present/alert” by asking you to tilt the wheel or press on the wheel. The downfall with the autopilot right now is, it’s constantly asking you to switch lanes (probably because it’s learning a faster route), which was unnecessary, so sometimes we just declined the lane switch. We had an incident in the Tesla where another car rapidly cut us off while we were on autopilot, and the Tesla immediately and rapidly started breaking and told us to manually take over. It was a very interesting and important experience for us to have as it’s very telling of how vigilant the Tesla is. The other safety feature that I really appreciated is that, you cannot cruise control or autopilot if any of the cameras are blocked or “blinded”. It snowed on one of the days that we rented the Tesla, and those functions were not available because the cameras could not “see”. Stephen has unlimited supercharge. We supercharged 3 times and had no issues. As someone new to Tesla, I found myself constantly look at the middle console, which that in itself is distracting. But once you know where everything is, you forget about it. If you rent from Stephen in the winter, ask him about how to precondition the car so that you can get more km’s per battery charge. We unfortunately were not efficient with our battery:km ratio because the battery was cold (wasn’t warmed up) before we drove it. If you are a huge fan of Tesla but haven’t driven one, you should definitely rent from Stephen, not only is he a Tesla enthuse but he is a WEALTH of knowledge. My husband had a great time talking to him when we dropped off the car. Stephen, thank you for renting your car to us. All the best to you!

Stephen's response

Thank you both for being such excellent guests. Will be happy to be a resource anytime in the future.

Balazs David G.

Balazs David G.December 2, 2019

Great renter. Awesome experience.

Reviews from hosts

4 trips

5.0

(4 reviews)

Derek H.

Derek H.December 16, 2019

Stephen was great, kept my Tesla nice and clean. Great communication, not a worry. If you want to drive a Model 3, check his out.

Renato B.

Renato B.July 26, 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome you! I hope to see you again soon!

Rachel G.

Rachel G.December 12, 2017

Stephen was a terrific renter. Prompt, polite, and a true Tesla fan. He took great care of the vehicle.

Stephen
5.0
Stephen
5.0

Stephen

Toronto
49 tripsJoined Nov 2017
Stephen is an All-Star Host
All-Star Hosts are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.
Learn more

About Stephen

I’m a sales professional who happens to have a company car and it was hard to justify purchasing a vehicle at the current time. My long time goal has been to own a Tesla. I am finally a Model 3 owner. That being said, I would like to take the opportunity to share with you our gorgeous Model 3 while on certain occasions I rent a Model S or X. I am an enthusiast and very well versed with Tesla and it’s technology. Hopefully I can be a good ambassador to help you understand what all the hype is about!
Languages
  • English
Works
  • Abbott Laboratories
School
  • U of T
Host stats
  • Response rate
    100%
  • Response time
    5 minutes
Verified info
  • Approved to drive
    Approved to drive means Stephen has provided their driver’s license number and passed the Turo driver screening process.
    Learn more
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Facebook • 691 friends

Location

Reviews from guests

49 trips

5.0

(47 reviews)

Waheeb A.

Waheeb A.February 21, 2020

Stephen is truly an ambassador of Tesla. He is a wonderful host and all around great guy!

Stephen's response

Thank you, Waheeb. Was a pleasure to host you.

Sandy D.

Sandy D.December 16, 2019

My husband has been trying to convince me to buy a Tesla for more than 2 years, so I decided for Christmas, I’d rent the model 3 for a weekend to see if a Tesla would be right for us. Renting the Tesla from Stephen from start to finish was incredibly easy. Communication was timely, concise, and helpful. Stephen could not meet us for pick up, but he remotely opened his car which honestly was pretty cool and made it convenient for both parties. For someone unfamiliar with Tesla, these are my takeaways. The most interesting and unfamiliar part for me was the regenerative breaking- as you release the gas pedal, the car starts to break and you HARDLY have to use the break pedal. It’s almost like relearning how to drive again, which was surprising in the beginning but you finally get use to it. We experimented with the cruise control and auto pilot as well. The cruise control is so much SMARTER than other cruise control. You set your speed limit as well as the distance you want in between you and the car in front. Because of these limits, the car will slow down or speed up to maintain that set distance. Unlike traditional cruise control, you’d have to take over if you were getting too close to other cars. For the autopilot there were some safety features that I really want to highlight. The autopilot makes you “confirm” lane changes before it actually switches lanes, and every so often, it makes you confirm that you’re still “there/present/alert” by asking you to tilt the wheel or press on the wheel. The downfall with the autopilot right now is, it’s constantly asking you to switch lanes (probably because it’s learning a faster route), which was unnecessary, so sometimes we just declined the lane switch. We had an incident in the Tesla where another car rapidly cut us off while we were on autopilot, and the Tesla immediately and rapidly started breaking and told us to manually take over. It was a very interesting and important experience for us to have as it’s very telling of how vigilant the Tesla is. The other safety feature that I really appreciated is that, you cannot cruise control or autopilot if any of the cameras are blocked or “blinded”. It snowed on one of the days that we rented the Tesla, and those functions were not available because the cameras could not “see”. Stephen has unlimited supercharge. We supercharged 3 times and had no issues. As someone new to Tesla, I found myself constantly look at the middle console, which that in itself is distracting. But once you know where everything is, you forget about it. If you rent from Stephen in the winter, ask him about how to precondition the car so that you can get more km’s per battery charge. We unfortunately were not efficient with our battery:km ratio because the battery was cold (wasn’t warmed up) before we drove it. If you are a huge fan of Tesla but haven’t driven one, you should definitely rent from Stephen, not only is he a Tesla enthuse but he is a WEALTH of knowledge. My husband had a great time talking to him when we dropped off the car. Stephen, thank you for renting your car to us. All the best to you!

Stephen's response

Thank you both for being such excellent guests. Will be happy to be a resource anytime in the future.

Balazs David G.

Balazs David G.December 2, 2019

Great renter. Awesome experience.

Reviews from hosts

4 trips

5.0

(4 reviews)

Derek H.

Derek H.December 16, 2019

Stephen was great, kept my Tesla nice and clean. Great communication, not a worry. If you want to drive a Model 3, check his out.

Renato B.

Renato B.July 26, 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome you! I hope to see you again soon!

Rachel G.

Rachel G.December 12, 2017

Stephen was a terrific renter. Prompt, polite, and a true Tesla fan. He took great care of the vehicle.

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