Turo Renter Returns Owner’s Camaro With Surprising Modification
Letting others drive your vehicle comes with inherent risks. They could get into a car accident, leaving you to foot the bill, or trash it and give you a hard day’s work cleaning their mess. But sometimes, letting others use your vehicle can lead to other unexpected outcomes. That’s what one Chevy Camaro owner allegedly experienced after renting out his ride through the car-sharing service Turo.
1 Turo renter returned a man’s Camaro with tinted windows
A user on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, recently posted about a friend’s Camaro. She claims that when a Turo renter returned the convertible after four days, it had an unexpected modification: a full tint job.
Before and after photos show the Camaro with untinted windows and with the driver’s-side windows sporting a dark tint.
The poster, Trillary_banks_, says that the “actual shade of the tint is INSANE, think limo tint,” suggesting it’s “most certainly not legal.” Hilariously, the front windshield also looks darkly tinted. The poster claims the Camaro’s renter was a “middle-aged white woman.”
Furthermore, the renter and/or passengers might have had a good time in the Chevy sports car. An alleged message from the car’s owner to the renter notes he wants compensation to “remove the marijuana smell” from his Camaro.
Some commenters thought the renter did the Camaro owner a favor with the free tint job, saying the woman “pimp’d his ride.” Others suggested the dark tints could mean the car was used for criminal activities while rented out. Yet another commenter wondered if the Camaro’s new tinting hid an OnlyFans production inside the vehicle.
Whatever the reasoning behind the Camaro’s window tints, this scenario is one of the least expected results of renting your car out to someone.
How do you rent a car through Turo?
Turo describes itself as the “world’s largest car-sharing marketplace.” Owners can list their personal vehicles through the service and charge daily rental fees for their use. As with home or room rental companies like Airbnb, owners are considered “hosts” of their cars on Turo.
Likewise, renters are called “guests.” They can choose from a broad range of vehicles versus whatever is available on a traditional car rental company’s lot. Turo lists sports cars and other coveted models. If a vehicle meets Turo’s eligibility requirements, it can be rented, so guests can pick from sports cars, classics, and other models they typically won’t find through Hertz and the like.
Of course, Turo users must abide by a set of rules. The renter of the Camaro in question apparently broke at least two. Turo states that guests are prohibited from making “unapproved alterations, additions, or improvements to any vehicles.” Additionally, smoking in cars is forbidden.
Furthermore, Turo renters are not allowed to use a host’s car for illegal activities or operate it under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, it remains unknown if the Camaro renter used the car while high or in the commission of a crime.