Anybody ever rent a car from Turo?

hammies

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Going to Hawaii in a couple of months and it "seems" like a good deal. Any experiences?
 

MathDebater

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Ive had good experiences. The only thing to be weary of IMO is that there are mileage limitations. I didn’t account for that my first time renting one and took a big drive one day that quickly removed all my savings vs a traditional rental.
 

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yes, it's fine, I recommend getting a newer model vehicle if you want something nice and clean
 

casa_mugrienta

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If you have your own car insurance I believe it will cover you?
Credit Cards often have som coverage if you use them for your booking.

As always. It's fine print
My understanding is that in case of a Turo you don't have coverage unless you purchase their insurance - unlike a standard rental your credit card or own insurance will not cover you.

Basically you're paying out of pocket if anything happens.

That's my understanding.

Further - I've tried to find info online about what happens as a renter if involved in an accident. Basically sounds like a nightmare even when you purchase insurance from Turo. Things seem to get pretty tricky.
 
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Bob Dobbalina

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My understanding is that in case of a Turo you don't have coverage unless you purchase their insurance - unlike a standard rental your credit card or own insurance will not cover you.

Basically you're paying out of pocket if anything happens.

That's my understanding.

Further - I've tried to find info online about what happens as a renter if involved in an accident. Basically sounds like a nightmare even when you purchase insurance from Turo. Things seem to get pretty tricky.

You mean you get what you pay for?