Once Turo, previously know as Relay Rides took down their ability to reach out to car owners from potential renters my earnings have gone down, but hey that’s another story. I got a request through my Facebook page, wow this Internet stuff really does work so I will follow up with this and give Turo renters and potential Turo owners an idea of what goes through the thought process.
So you are flying in on a Wednesday to Denver, Colorado. You’ve got all day Thursday to sight see in Denver and the mountains and maybe part of the day on Friday as well. I’ve got a car for you and I think I can work out a win win situation. This is because I know you want to be able to pick the rental car up at Denver International Airport. However you don’t want to take the car back to DIA. I can give you a few different drop off locations and ideas. After your sight seeing in colorful Colorado you are spending the rest of the time downtown maybe you are here for a convention event, corporate work event, or wedding. At this point you don’t need a car for the rest of your visit.
My solution would be to have you drop the car off at the Littleton light rail station. We have a great light rail system here in Denver and you could drop the car off at this station. The train to downtown cost about $6 and takes about 25 minutes to get downtown. I can look at other options, but this is the easiest. Now which car do you want to rent?
This really depends on your situation. I will give you the ideas, but a lot will depend on what your needs are:
How many passengers will there be?
How much luggage?
Where are you going?
What time of the year is it?
My Hyundai Azera – This car is my only car that is not all wheel drive. It has front wheel drive with traction stability control but it does not have all wheel drive. It has a lot of power and is a full size car. Adults can sit in the back seat and be comfortable as well as has a huge trunk. My only hesitation with this is if you are planning on going into the mountains and heck even staying in Denver, Colorado we can have massive snowstorms any time from November to April. You are taking a gamble on your vacation. This car will rent for between 25-30 a day 99% of the time. I do lower the price to $20 sometimes for the first day to get the car rented out. This car sits at Denver International Airport and is waiting for you to pick her up. This car has a delivery fee about 50% of the time and 50% of the time it doesn’t. It depends on how busy demand is during the year. If there is no delivery fee I contend that this car is the best value in Turo for Denver, Colorado.
The All wheel drive family cars designed for ski season. There are two of these the luxury minivan Toyota Sienna XLE AWD This is the strangest car that I own on Relay Rides as far a rentals go. During the summer it stayed rented 80-95% of the time at a rental rate of $60-$80 a day with a $70 delivery fee. At the start of September demand just fell off the cliff and I didn’t adjust my price fast enough. Sometime now I have to rent this van at $30 a day other times during the peak of ski season this car is getting rented at $100 per day. This AWD minivan is the only one listed on Turo.com. This car is also living at the airport and is designed to be rented full time. You can pick this up at Denver International Airport and drop it off at the light rail station. You can actually rent this car super cheap right now. It is going for between 30-50 per day. After Thanksgiving …
My favorite car and the car I love. My luxury awesome handling SUV the Acura MDX. This car does absolutely awesome in the snow. I think it does better than any other car out there. The one that came the closest was the GMC Acadia. I’m actually going to be working a lot of Uber and Lyft next week in this car. It’s currently listed at $80 a day and I won’t negotiate. If you want to rent this though I’m always happy to as well. This car lives at our house and is what we drive.
Hope this helps. Wouldn’t you rather rent through Turo.com and help out a private individual and person rather than a Faceless Greedy fortune 500 company that is using millions of dollar of computer systems to try to extract the maximum amount of money from you?