smart fortwo 2009

$ave $$ on gas | EZ parking to beaches

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San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego, CA 92101

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Southern California Car
San Diego, Orange, LA & Imperial Counties Only

Estimated MPG (
33 city / 41 hwy
Name: Ms. Cupcake
$ave on gas. spend on fun.

The Love Bug, reengineered by Mercedes. Mother Earth's Best Friend. SEATS ONLY TWO.
Roomy interior. Great city car. I've driven it long distances and in traffic. Great for maneuvering in hostile urban environments. Can be parked anywhere. It's fun to drive and is a fantastic car for what it does. The high seating position gives you great visibility of the road.

Save money when you rent this car. Save even more at the gas station. Consistent 40-42 MPG around town and 47+ MPG on long highway trips. Premium gas is preferred and will improve your millage by around 10%.
small car. big space.
Many people think just because it’s small, there’s no room inside. They’re pleasantly surprised. Tall drivers feel right at home. (6’ 4”? No problem.) And, this unbig car squeezes into parking spaces other bigger, less efficient cars can‘t.

Entry, exit ease, no reaching over hood & trunk to clean glass. Fwd visability is super(high fwd seating lets me to see in front of cars on my left/right w/o having hood extended into lane of cross traffic. Cornering & maneuverability is mind blowing. Can park in narrow stalls and still not have much concern about other cars hitting their doors (flexible plastic pnls all around are an added plus).

I love its style and it is just the perfect car for city driving or even long road trips. There is definitely room for taller people and the cargo area is more than enough to carry your typical loads. Parking its never been easier, it fits right in even in the tightest spots. In a few words, the perfect car for an environmentally (eco-friendly) conscious driver.

Not only can you be environmentally conscious by renting rather than putting another car on the road, you can be even more environmentally conscious by renting a car that gets ~47 mpg -- depending, of course, on how lead-footed you drive :o).

Unlike almost every car you'll find, this one has a convertible roof, so you can better enjoy that same environment.


-Every smart is crammed with engineering designed by the forward-thinking safety pioneers at Mercedes-Benz to meet the strongest industry standards and beyond. Meet the awesome features that come standard with every smart below.

-fun factor

-Let’s talk nimbleness. You know, the fun factor. Picture a loop-de-loop rollercoaster level of fun. It’s so exciting to get behind the wheel that you’ll be looking for more reasons to drive.

Separate GPS is available upon request for $5 per trip (not day)
Bike rack is also available upon request for $10 per trip (not day)

To see all of our vehicles for rent on Relay Rides. Click on our name “MINA P.”
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Conventional wisdom, for top-notch driving dynamics, pick German brands. If safety is your priority, head for Swedish-made cars. For plenty of straight-line muscle, choose American. If you want reliability & style choose Japanese brands. Budget-conscious buyers should check out the latest cars from Korea. We have them all.
FREE GIFTS: WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. We have some free gifts for all bookings. After you book the car you must let us know you that would like to receive the complimentary gift. We will put it in the car for you. See more details of gift on our Facebook page.
Free with every booking: (Pack of 3) Smooth Trip Luggage Tags.
Free with one week booking or more: Full Sized Durable Slip Resistant Yoga Mat (67" x 24")
Free with one month booking or more: Koblenz HV-108 KR 10.8V Rechargeable Handheld Vacuum

We have extensive experience with international driver’s licenses as well as long term rentals (one month or longer) requirements and add-on insurance policies. If you have questions before booking, you can contact us. You can like and can interact with us on our Facebook page.
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We will answer fast. I am committed to this venture, so if you send me a request, you will get a fast response (from 7am-10pm). Any requests sent after 10 pm, I will respond the next morning. Also, I have many cars available so there will not be any last minute emergency that will affect your reservations. . All cars no matter how new or how well maintained might break down. When problems arise, I can resolve faster and will try my best to accommodate you and make this a good experience for you. We have driven all of our cars, so if you need recommendations or have any other questions before booking we can help you. If you have a special request, please submit it and I will answer you promptly. If you fly in to San Diego and are in need of car seats, strollers, let us know.

We are car enthusiasts. We take good care of our cars. Please only rent from us if you will treat it like your own vehicle. Remember it is a community car sharing. Please return the car in the same clean condition as you received it for the next member of the community to use.

When I preapprove the trip, you must book it to get the car. There are many outstanding preapproved orders for each car. Whoever books first will get the car. I might be helping with booking the car. During that process, if my prior preapproved order books the car, the car will no longer be available for you. Please don’t feel disappointed at me or upset. There is nothing I can do at that point. I have many cars so we can book another car for you.

My cars are dedicated to serving the RelayRides community, unless rented by another member as indicated in the availability calendar, it’s available 24/7. We have a lock box for after-hours pick up and returns.


Our cars are conveniently located in Mira Mesa or in City Heights (8 miles from SAN Airport) There are many public parking available if you want to park your car.

1/ Location 1. City Heights: 8 miles from SAN Airport at 2930 Chamoune Ave San Diego, CA 92105. This location ½ from Fairmount Av & Thorn St bus stop. 1.5 mile from University Av & I-15 Transit Plaza.

2 / Location 2: 9225 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126 There is a Shell Gas and Car Wash across the street. This location is about ¼ mile to Miramar College Transit Station.

Our rental prices are competitive. We can pick up and drop off for a nominal agreed upon charge (depending on rental duration, schedule etc...). Usually about $20 to cover our cost. We have many friends we can call on so we are pretty sure we can accommodate your pick up/drop off requests. We'll keep track of your arrival time, so don't panic if the plane is delayed. We will pick you up at curbside. When you get out let us know what zone you are at. Drop me off is 10 min away. For drop off, we will drive you directly to the check in counter. This is faster and convenient (rental car shuttle, carrying luggage, waiting in line and paperwork). The benefits and advantage of us picking up or dropping off is that everything will be prearranged for you. You don’t need to load and unload many times. You don’t have to call a taxi and then have to wait around for them to come saving you time (and money!)

OR a shuttle bus to our City Heights location is about 8 miles from SAN OR (Uber & Lyft recommended). If you are first time Uber OR Lyft user, you can use these codes: 73MDD (Uber) and NHUT5 (Lyft) to get your first ride free.

If you need more mileage than what is listed, contact us. We have an unlimited mileage option. If you want to use the car for long distance travel, please let us know at the time of booking because we know the condition of our cars and we can prepare for your long trip accordingly. No smoking or pets allowed in the vehicles. (Other renters might be allergic)
Again, long distance travel is allowed depending on the car, but you MUST let us know so we can prepare for it. We will need to prepare spare tires, jumper cables, etc. We want to make sure you will not have ANY problems, as your safety is our TOP priority.

Our cars are non-smoking, pet free vehicles that are cleaned on a weekly basis. They are in excellent condition and are professionally maintained in accordance with RelayRides safety and maintenance requirements. We are car enthusiasts. We take good care of our cars. Please only rent from us if you will treat it like your own vehicle. Remember it is a community car sharing. Please return the car in the same clean condition as you received it for the next member of the community to use.

PLEASE NOTE: We adhere to all RelayRides policies and terms, likewise, renters of this vehicle must also adhere to all RelayRides policies and terms including the Cancellation Policy and Prohibited Use of Vehicles.

Our monthly price will be less than a monthly car payment and insurance, and you don't have the hassle of selling it months down the road. Plus, you get to drive many different types of cars. You don’t have to be stuck with a car that you dislike. You don’t have to worry about unexpected car repairs, so it is easier to budget.


My monthly price would be less than monthly car payment and insurance, and then you don't have to hassle with selling it months down the road. Plus, you get to drive many different kind of cars. You don’t have to be stuck with the car that you dislike. You don’t have to worry about unexpected car repair. It is easier to budget.

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  • Automatic transmission
  • GPS
  • Audio input
  • Convertible
  • Long term rentals

Mileage limits

  • 200 mi/day
  • 1,000 mi/week
  • 1,500 mi/month

Owned by

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