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Old 07-15-2021, 08:43 PM   #126
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So I did this yesterday as it happened to be my wedding anniversary and it made for a great excuse to take my wife up to Whistler for lunch.

It was a 911S with a MANUAL with 4300km on it. It's the only manual in their fleet and just happened to get freed up in time for me. As you'd expect it made the experience even better. It was pretty much spec'd exactly how I would have except for the black wheels (I prefer silver or gold).

Dealer experience (Porsche Vancouver) was great - Adam, Henry and team do a great job in getting the car ready and walk you through everything you need to know. It's like a tidier, very professional rental experience just as you'd expect. Even the front desk knew I was coming.

The booking experience is mobile only and this is where it needs some work - the language in the app is still tailored to Ontario (or some other place than BC) as it refers to things like "insurance card" and doesn't use ICBC's terminology for the driver's abstract. It took multiple days for my profile to get approved I sent in the as wrong doc initially and had to email twice and call once with zero responses before Henry/Adam stepped in and sorted things out on their end. The app now only shows me the option to rent and not subscribe (it showed both when I first signed up) so it's pretty buggy. I figure it'll get worked out in the coming months.

Cost came out to $680 plus $75 of gas (300km). As I'm going to be in the market for a Porsche in the next couple years this is a great way for me to experience their cars and get a fix while I'm without one. (I lucked out that my wife came along as she liked the 911 a lot too so that roadblock is out of the way).

From what I've seen (Turo, other rental shops) the pricing is super fair for this type of car - it's basically the cheapest way to rent a Porsche once you add in everything. The subscription service, even for a month, is really good too especially as you can split it with a friend. In comparison you can rent a 5 year old F-Type on Turo for $260 plus fees/taxes and it only comes with 200km for a day. A 2 year old Corvette is going for $500 plus fees/taxes on Turo.

Edit: Overall, I really like it and plan to use it at least a few more times.

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Thanks for taking the plunge and actually doing it. I assume $650 is for one day?
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Thanks for taking the plunge and actually doing it. I assume $650 is for one day?
Yep, 24 hours. Pickup is M-F during their business hours. If you pick up on Friday it has to be a 3 day rental as you can't return till Monday. A 3 day rental is cheaper per day and I think by the time you do a full week you should just do a monthly instead.

I picked up at 9:30 but I think next time I'll pick up at the end of day so I can head out earlier.
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