Found on Turo: Halloween Rental-Ready Mystery Machine, Ecto 1, and DeLorean Movie Replicas
Forget last-minute costumes—these will make you the envy of trick-or-treaters everywhere.
If you don't have enough time to prep a slapdash getup for handing out candy bars on October's best holiday but still want to look festive, then we've got a recommendation. Turn your attention to peer-to-peer car rental service Turo, where we've found a few vehicles that'll work as substitutes for costumes or, even better, pair nicely with them.
Our top pick for a Halloween Turo rental is a 2001 Dodge Caravan located in Redwood City, California just south of San Francisco. Its owner has replicated the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo as faithfully as one can with a Dodge Caravan, a few period-correct mods like underglow notwithstanding. Screens mounted in the back of the front-row captain's chairs (a distinctly early-2000s mod) are linked to a DVD player loaded with discs of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, and if that doesn't tire you of the sound of Scooby bellowing ROOBY-ROOBY-ROO, the horn—which plays the same sound—will.
Nobody has reserved this $89-a-day Dodge for Halloween quite yet, so if you'd rather cruise than hand out candy on Halloween night, you know what to do. Of course, if you would prefer a night in, or don't have enough friends to fill a seven-seat van (we sympathize), there are alternatives for each scenario.
If you spend your Halloween in the general vicinity of Orlando, Florida, there's a replica of the Ecto-1 hearse from 1984's Ghostbusters that you can rent for $292 a day. Unfortunately, that money doesn't mean that you can actually drive the thing; its owner insists that it be used for static display only.
We think that if you're going to spend big on renting a movie replica, you might as well go whole-hog and borrow a faithful clone of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future. At $2,500 Canadian ($1,880 USD) a day, though, we won't blame anyone for balking at the price, and just downing $30 worth of spiced rum at home instead.