I rented this car expecting 2 main things: amazing gas mileage and parking basically anywhere. I was so happy with this car! I got 38 miles to the gallon and was able to park in even the tiniest spot. Now let's talk bonuses. This car is fun! It takes a little getting used to the pedals, the brake pivots from the floor, not from above. Also, this will obviously not be racing off the line from a red light, BUT the car will go 60 to 65 up the mountain and stays competitive on the freeway. It's also great for changing lanes because the car is so short. The turning radius on this car makes U turns super easy and actually enjoyable; every time I made a U'ee I felt like I was showing off. Vlad also delivered the car to me and dropped me off where I needed to go when I was finished with the car. He was also responsive through messaging on the app. I'm delighted with my experience with the smartcar overall. Cons were few: there was some minor debris throughout the car (dusty and a small amount of animal hair) but I was asked if I would like it cleaned more and I declined. Having a freshly vacuumed car isn't important to me and the car was clean already. The only other con was that the radio interface was a little much for me. However I am not very tech oriented so that probably wouldn't bother anyone else. The radio is also not the owner's fault so I thought inappropriate to factor it into the star rating. I will be happy to rent from Vlad again and look forward to being back in So Cal!
juillet 26, 2019