Darius
5.0
Darius
5.0

Darius

Bowie, Maryland
3 tripsJoined Apr 2018

Darius has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

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Chevrolet Camaro 2010 in
Chevrolet Camaro 2010

5.0

(3 trips)

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3 trips

5.0

(3 reviews)

John C.

John C.December 13, 2020

I know what you're thinking: who rents a car in Waldorf, Maryland? Well, believe it or not, Waldorf is easy to get to with numerous commuter buses (610, 620, 640) from/to downtown DC (Metro Center) that take about an hour and only cost $5 cash, so that's a big plus in my book! I had just rented a 2017 Ford Mustang GT on Turo recently, so I wanted to compare Darius's (older) Camaro 2SS as it has similar power/torque/engine/performance specs (6.2L V8, 6-speed auto, 426 hp, 420 lb-ft, 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, 16-25 mpg). Although it's not a manual transmission car (Turo refuses to change this despite numerous requests from both me and Darius), it has plenty of raw power and you can shift the gears in sport mode using the buttons behind the steering wheel (they're not quite paddles); I only did this a couple times as I was pretty happy with the auto box's quick shifting. The trunk was spacious, the rear seats are tight, and the entire car was very clean when I met Darius at Safeway at Smallwood Village Center. He explained everything to me, including several very cool lighting-related "trick" items not mentioned in the Turo ad. 😊 Here are a few minor complaints/comments that I had: (1) the gas tank was only 3/4 full, so I just had to mentally remember to return it 3/4 full at the end. (2) There were far too many air fresheners in the car: 2 each of 3 different kinds, and they started to irritate me, so I just put them all away in the glove compartment until I returned the car. (3) The windows are all tinted; the side windows were so tinted that it made driving at night dangerous in my opinion as I could not easily see cars approaching when I was merging, so I found myself rolling the windows down, and the front windscreen has a very limited field of vision, which I will admit I got used to eventually; this would obviously be a bonus if you're doing most of your driving in sunny weather, but not at night, so just be careful. (4) Darius has a cool after-market head-up speed display unit installed, but it displayed the wrong speed and it kept beeping every time I exceeded the speed limit by a certain amount. Although the instruction manual was in the door compartment, I was not able to fix it, although my son turned off the alarm, so there's that. Darius was aware of the issue and said he would fix it. (5) When I stopped for gas I noticed that one tire was a little low and one tire was a little high, so I added/removed air appropriately, but when I reset the tire-pressure monitoring system so that it could read the new tire pressures, it gave an error that never went away. (6) I was a little worried when I got a coolant temp warning of 200 once when I was stuck in traffic, but Darius assured me that 195-205 was normal. There is an old-school Bluetooth interface with the stereo but to be honest I didn't use it much, preferring to listen to the sweet, sweet engine sound as I drove the car, and you can plug in a USB flash drive to listen to music if you want to. My all-time personal best experience was driving down a country road late in the evening, keeping the car in 3rd gear around 50-70mph, and thoroughly enjoying myself. I burned thru a lot of premium gas this way in about 30 mins, but it was totally worth it. Also, as an aside, the car is a 2010 model, so expect some wear and tear on the inside and outside, albeit much less than you might expect as Darius keeps it looking good. It was really fun to drive for two weeks, and I managed to maintain a very high average speed for several hours on the highway, albeit at the expense of decent mpg (16.1 mpg -- but the "smiles per mile" were so worth it). Darius checked in with me a few times via Turo to make sure I was ok and having fun, which I really appreciated, and he always responded to my questions promptly and respectfully. Aside from the minor issues identified above, I thoroughly enjoyed driving Darius's Camaro (I got several compliments from people who liked it). You can easily get well over 300 miles on a tank if you cruise at 70-75mph at 2000 rpm, or you can drive it fast -- just be careful not to get pulled over because it's so easy and fun to hit triple-digit speeds in this car! Darius even made the drop-off easy since I had to catch a commuter bus back into DC from Waldorf at 6:30am; I just parked the car at Safeway and locked the key in the car (I put it in the trunk). I even sent him $30 for a car wash since I didn't get the chance to wash the car before I returned it, and I think Darius really appreciated this. All in all, I had a very pleasant experience and I recommend Darius and his 2010 Camaro 2SS highly!

Darius
5.0
Darius
5.0

Darius

Bowie, Maryland
3 tripsJoined Apr 2018

Darius has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

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Darius’s Vehicles

Chevrolet Camaro 2010 in
Chevrolet Camaro 2010

5.0

(3 trips)

Location

Reviews from guests

3 trips

5.0

(3 reviews)

John C.

John C.December 13, 2020

I know what you're thinking: who rents a car in Waldorf, Maryland? Well, believe it or not, Waldorf is easy to get to with numerous commuter buses (610, 620, 640) from/to downtown DC (Metro Center) that take about an hour and only cost $5 cash, so that's a big plus in my book! I had just rented a 2017 Ford Mustang GT on Turo recently, so I wanted to compare Darius's (older) Camaro 2SS as it has similar power/torque/engine/performance specs (6.2L V8, 6-speed auto, 426 hp, 420 lb-ft, 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, 16-25 mpg). Although it's not a manual transmission car (Turo refuses to change this despite numerous requests from both me and Darius), it has plenty of raw power and you can shift the gears in sport mode using the buttons behind the steering wheel (they're not quite paddles); I only did this a couple times as I was pretty happy with the auto box's quick shifting. The trunk was spacious, the rear seats are tight, and the entire car was very clean when I met Darius at Safeway at Smallwood Village Center. He explained everything to me, including several very cool lighting-related "trick" items not mentioned in the Turo ad. 😊 Here are a few minor complaints/comments that I had: (1) the gas tank was only 3/4 full, so I just had to mentally remember to return it 3/4 full at the end. (2) There were far too many air fresheners in the car: 2 each of 3 different kinds, and they started to irritate me, so I just put them all away in the glove compartment until I returned the car. (3) The windows are all tinted; the side windows were so tinted that it made driving at night dangerous in my opinion as I could not easily see cars approaching when I was merging, so I found myself rolling the windows down, and the front windscreen has a very limited field of vision, which I will admit I got used to eventually; this would obviously be a bonus if you're doing most of your driving in sunny weather, but not at night, so just be careful. (4) Darius has a cool after-market head-up speed display unit installed, but it displayed the wrong speed and it kept beeping every time I exceeded the speed limit by a certain amount. Although the instruction manual was in the door compartment, I was not able to fix it, although my son turned off the alarm, so there's that. Darius was aware of the issue and said he would fix it. (5) When I stopped for gas I noticed that one tire was a little low and one tire was a little high, so I added/removed air appropriately, but when I reset the tire-pressure monitoring system so that it could read the new tire pressures, it gave an error that never went away. (6) I was a little worried when I got a coolant temp warning of 200 once when I was stuck in traffic, but Darius assured me that 195-205 was normal. There is an old-school Bluetooth interface with the stereo but to be honest I didn't use it much, preferring to listen to the sweet, sweet engine sound as I drove the car, and you can plug in a USB flash drive to listen to music if you want to. My all-time personal best experience was driving down a country road late in the evening, keeping the car in 3rd gear around 50-70mph, and thoroughly enjoying myself. I burned thru a lot of premium gas this way in about 30 mins, but it was totally worth it. Also, as an aside, the car is a 2010 model, so expect some wear and tear on the inside and outside, albeit much less than you might expect as Darius keeps it looking good. It was really fun to drive for two weeks, and I managed to maintain a very high average speed for several hours on the highway, albeit at the expense of decent mpg (16.1 mpg -- but the "smiles per mile" were so worth it). Darius checked in with me a few times via Turo to make sure I was ok and having fun, which I really appreciated, and he always responded to my questions promptly and respectfully. Aside from the minor issues identified above, I thoroughly enjoyed driving Darius's Camaro (I got several compliments from people who liked it). You can easily get well over 300 miles on a tank if you cruise at 70-75mph at 2000 rpm, or you can drive it fast -- just be careful not to get pulled over because it's so easy and fun to hit triple-digit speeds in this car! Darius even made the drop-off easy since I had to catch a commuter bus back into DC from Waldorf at 6:30am; I just parked the car at Safeway and locked the key in the car (I put it in the trunk). I even sent him $30 for a car wash since I didn't get the chance to wash the car before I returned it, and I think Darius really appreciated this. All in all, I had a very pleasant experience and I recommend Darius and his 2010 Camaro 2SS highly!

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