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The car

Mercedes-Benz SL-C... 2006

60 trips
15 MPG
Gas (Premium)
2 doors
2 seats

Hosted by

Charvak All-Star Host
870 tripsJoined Jun 2011
Typically responds in 5 minutes
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You have to be crazy to rent this car. I think it's crazy that I own it. AMG turned everything up to 11 on this car. It weighs 4500 pounds. It has 604 horsepower, 738 ft-lbs. of torque, 12 cylinders, twin turbochargers. The speed is insane. Have fun with the car, but don't chew up the tires too badly. We'll measure tread depth at the start and end of each trip. Also, please give the engine a couple minutes to warm up before thrashing it (I know you're going to go fast, I'll be disappointed if you don't), and let the turbos cool off for a couple minutes before shutting it down. And be extra careful with the interior, it looks new and in a car like this it's important to keep it that way. My other cars are expected to wear out a bit, but this one is about the experience, not the utility. My driver's review of the car: I have mixed feelings about the AMG. I'm always looking for an excuse to drive it because it's addicting. But I also think the car is a bit stupid. It's luxurious in a way, being a top of the line Mercedes. It's fast like a Viper. But here's what happens. You're driving it down the street and not turning any heads because it looks like just another Mercedes. So you step on the gas a little to make some noise and hear the turbos spool up. That leads to the limited slip differential throwing the rear sideways as you quickly reach highway speeds. Your heart pounds louder than a Toyota Corolla blasting Reggaeton as your face goes paler than a Scot's. That's not luxury. And it's not the broad smile that redlining a little sports car as you fling it into a turn generates. With the AMG, you're inevitably afraid that you'll get a ticket, hit a pedestrian, scratch the rims, or merely look like an idiot as you lose control. And maybe it ruins the fun of ordinary sports cars a little because almost everything else feels slow after driving the AMG. Go rent an MR2, an S2000, a Mustang, a Corvette, a Boxster. Something that shows you have taste, style, personality. Nobody likes a person who shows up in an AMG. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)


Automatic transmission
Heated seats


Premium fuel required, please upload your receipt. $80 charge for draining and replacing all the fuel in the tank if you don't provide a receipt. You can also not refuel and get billed at $4/gallon based on how much you consumed. In your booking request, let me know your intended destination, number of passengers (any children with car seats?), and type of cargo. That way, I can make sure it's the best car for you and show you how to set up the seats. Also, it's best if you tell me where you're coming from and how, so I can offer you a free pickup if I happen to be in that area. PICKUP PROMPTNESS POLICY $20 cash fine for being more than 10 minutes late to pick up the car. If you're going to be late, just let me know your plans in advance and it's fine. If I don't hear from you, I expect to see you at your scheduled pickup time. You wouldn't show up late to a professional appointment or lunch with a friend without texting in advance. If I know you're going to be late, I can do other uninterruptable productive tasks in the meantime. HOW TURO WORKS These are some differences between Turo and rental car companies that are worth pointing out, especially for first-time users. - Pickup and Dropoff Please be on time for pickup. I can't let you take the car early, it wouldn't be insured. And if you're going to be more than 10 minutes late for pickup, you need to let me know because I have other things to do in the meantime. I will photograph your drivers license and point out any pre-existing damage that hasn't been touched up with paint already. When returning the car, please message me with your location as you're headed back so that I know when to be around for the return. I fully understand you might want to return the car hours early, which is fine, but don't assume that I sit around at home all day waiting for you. Just shoot me a text, "We're headed back, just got on I-90 off 84." and I'll plan to be home in an hour or so. - Mileage I like to know where the cars are going in case I have any special recommendations for you. If you're going to be over on miles, let me know. My mileage rates are set reasonably low, so it's not a big deal. - Tolls I process tolls around 5 - 15 days after your trip,after giving them time to post. Spend a few hours going through the EZ-Pass transactions in Excel, assigning them to cars and trips. If you know how much your tolls might be, you can add extra fuel and remind me to account for that when doing tolls. If you drive to Albany and back with like $8 of tolls, but give me a few extra gallons of fuel, it's easier for both of us because I save time refueling the car and you don't have to pay an annoying extra charge. - Cleaning Don't worry about washing off bugs or road grime from ordinary use, we don't waste water in Cambridge. Keep the interior clean, though. If you eat in the car I don't want to know about it. I generally try to wash the windshield before your trip, touch up any scratches now and then, and vacuum the interior occasionally. I rarely wash the exterior, only after beach or snow trips to prevent salt damage.


  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?
    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.


48 ratings

Charvak was an amazing host to rent from -- throughout the process he was a great communicator, offered plenty of tips about the car and how to get the best performance out of it, and was an overall stand up guy who loves cars and has a lot of cool information. You can clearly see his passion in how well his vehicles are maintained. I had originally rented the SL65 for a day, and enjoyed the experience so much, I extended through the next day. Will definitely work with Charvak again when I'm back in the area, and strongly recommend working with him to others

Isaiah J.-May 20, 2019

Charvak is the best in Boston, hands down. Love his service and great qualities.

Ahmad C.-Apr 17, 2019

Chavrak was easy to work with and very accommodating. We had some issues with his SL65 but he was very understanding and I would love to rent from him again in the future

John M.-Feb 19, 2019

I highly recommend Charvak to everyone, he is absolutely fantastic. Everything was so simple and he responds almost instantly.

Ethan C.-Dec 24, 2018


Scott C.-Oct 7, 2018

Car Location
Cambridge, MA 02139

Boston Logan International Airport

Up to 5 miles