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Raising the CRV Starting Price on Turo Following Clear Demand | Sat Jun 26, 2021

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I created this journal to celebrate my 38th birthday, to force myself to write every day, and to totally copy thought expert and author Seth Godin.

I raised the price from $44-$46. No, it’s not a major increase, but I’m experimenting. Of course, this whole Turo thing is an experiment.

Unlimited miles could be driving demand on the Turo listing

Turo app screenshot of the mileage settings of a vehicle listing similar to my Honda CRV
Turo app screenshot of the mileage settings of a vehicle listing similar to my Honda CRV
Turo app screenshot of the mileage settings of a vehicle listing similar to my Honda CRV

I haven’t found a reason to charge miles yet. Something that has always pissed me off about renting moving trucks was that you’re supposed to both return it with an equal level of gas AND also pay for miles driven. It’s always felt like a dick move to charge for both in addition to the rental fee.

Turo app screenshot of the CRV listing Distance setting
Turo app screenshot of the CRV listing Distance setting

I might experiment with adding a mileage limit in the future — maybe if I need to buy tires every 6 months or something like that. We’ll see what happens on that.

Covering car payments and more

Because the CRV needs an A/C service and new tires, I’ll be spending the money earned on these 3 trips on maintenance needs. I knew about the A/C service at the end of last summer and was quoted at $500+ by the local Honda service center for the fix. I’m making the call to prioritize the A/C over tires because of the time of year.

Michael P Wright is a Content Creator, Retired USAF Cyber Guy, and Black American Dad