Pocono Slingshot Rentals
Pocono Slingshot Rentals
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Pocono Slingshot Rentals is brought to you by StockCar Racing Experience. Rent a Polaris Slingshot for the day for a self-guided tour of the Pocono Mountains. With the beautiful natural scenery there is no better way to take in the sights than with a 360-degree view from an open-air cockpit!
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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Charlie L.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Renting the Slingshot was an awesome experience! My son and I had a blast cruising around the mountain roads. Our rental agent, Ian was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend it for any car or motorcycle enthusiast visiting the Poconos.
Written July 11, 2020
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Thank you for your review and for mentioning Ian! We will be sure to let him know. So glad you had an awesome time!
Written August 25, 2020
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Steve M
Farmingdale, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
If you're looking for something fun to do while in the Poconos, go here. The staff is super friendly, explained everything clearly and check-in was super simple (as was checkout).

The Slingshots are in excellent shape and we had no problems.

The suggested routes are fabulous. We did a version of the Jim Thorpe run with some added stops. We rented for the day and packed a picnic lunch for Mauch Chunk state park - great view lakeside. Walking around Jim Thorpe was fun - very cute town with lots of unique shops.

All great and we'll be back!
Written September 25, 2020
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Thanks for joining us for your rental, we couldn't agree more, no better way to see the Pocono Mountains then in a Polaris Slingshot. We strive for excellence here and try to make your experience on our end as painless as possible! Look forward to your return visit, thanks again for joining us!
Written June 9, 2021
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TONY F
FREDERICK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I love the look of the Slingshot which is truly unique. The staff were very kind and professional and walked us through the process of how to operate the vehicle, fitting us for our helmets, etc. The view from the top of Big Pocono State Park is absolutely beautiful. We also visited the Mountain View Vineyard which was also very beautiful and offered food for sale along with wine of course. Driving through the back roads and up and down the Pocono area is definitely what makes this fun.

However, I rated this as 4 stars due to the condition of the Slingshot. These were 2022 Slingshot R models and both of the manual transmission Slingshots we rented only had about 8,000 miles on the odometer. Although it was VERY clean, the noise level coming from the engine and especially the drive belt were overwhelming. The engine noise is to be expected due the design of the open cockpit but the drivebelt gave off this loud whine or screeching sound that was quite annoying. If we put it in neutral and coasted down a hill, the noise disappeared. The harder push the engine by giving it gas, the louder the screeching sound was. We went as 2 couples (husband and wife in our 50s) and didn't drive the Slingshots except on a few occasions. We had to yell to speak to each other (except while in neutral and coasting).

While I do think the drive belt could have been adjusted or tuned to keep the noise to a minimum, I don't think this was the fault of Pocono Rentals. I did some research on the Polaris Slingshots and it turns out the noises I described are just what you get when you own a Slingshot. I just wanted people to be aware of the noise and the inability to speak to each other while driving. If you're OK with that, you'll have a great time.
Written October 31, 2022
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trvlgirl1217
New Jersey183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This was the best experience I ever had! I have not stopped thinking about it since I left and I can't wait to do it again. The entire process was very easy and the staff was very friendly.

I never heard of these vehicles before but the staff again were so nice and walked me through everything. They are super easy to drive and very comfortable. There are only two seats and no one under 25 can rent them.

My friend and I only did the four hour ride which was my biggest mistake that day. I never had four hour go by so fast in my life. My advice to anyone is to book the eight hour day. I know I will next time.
Written August 21, 2022
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wjs777
Lancaster, PA98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Very professional and friendly staff. Their suggested routes were very helpful, but be careful not to accidentally turn off the google route on your phone, since google maps doesn't like to restart in the middle of a route. Their equipment is new and well maintained. It was a lot of fun.
Written October 17, 2022
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Road Rider
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
A amazing day. Courteous professional staff..get there in A.M. and they get you out on the road fast. Had a wonderful day took the 8 hour rental. Time flys. If this is on your Bucketlist ..don't blink..go online now to schedule. Tell em' Barb & Ed of Jim Thorpe Sidecar Tourz sent you.
Written August 4, 2020
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Thank you for your awesome review. We're so glad you had an amazing day. We're proud of our professional staff and their ability to get you out fast! We will be happy to have you back again someday!
Written August 25, 2020
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Jimkarenct
Essex, CT11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My wife suprised me with a slingshot rental it was awesome.
We stayed in Jim Thorpe PA 20 minutes away so if not staying there have to discover the town.
The whole rental process was quick, clean and easy perfect activity for Covid 19 social distancing.
The staff was great, highly recommend, I checked this off my bucket list!
Written July 20, 2020
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So glad you got to check this off your bucket list! We're so happy our staff was great! Thanks for the review.
Written August 25, 2020
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Fabiana E
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience. You can choose from 4 different routes and just drive. The rental process was easy and contactless. The views were phenomenal and the car runs smoothly.
Plan your route in advance and make sure you have places to rest and use the bathroom. Also, plan to have a play list on your phone that don’t need the internet.
Written July 12, 2020
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Thanks for the review. We're thrilled you had an amazing experience. We're happy to make our rental process as Covid friendly as possible. Hope to have you back again soon.
Written August 25, 2020
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TONY F
FREDERICK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I went with 3 other guys for one of the guys turning 50. We had an absolute BLAST! The Polaris Slingshot vehicles are incredibly fun to drive. We rented 2 manual transmission models which made it that much more fun. I would highly recommend this for trips with the guys or husbands and wives. We definitely plan to come back with the wives!

My only negative experience during our 4 hour rental was a staff person from one of the way points called Penn's Peak. The parking lot is HUGE and it was completely empty that day. We were all the way in the back corner. I basically floored the Slingshot which causes some burnout. It was basically about 3 seconds worth. The staff person from Penn's Peak came running out (literally) and cussed us off the property. So, if you do the 4 hour Jim Thorpe ride, do NOT mess around in the parking lot at Penn's Peak. That guy called both the owner of Pocono Slingshot Rentals along with the other staff (2 separate phone calls). Fortunately, the Pocono Slingshot Rental stuff were SUPER COOL about it. They measured the tire tread to make sure I wasn't sitting around doing burnouts (which we weren't) and we were good to go.

Again, the overall rental and experience was fantastic! The Jim Thorpe 4 hour drive was definitely a winner in our book. As you drive through the town of Jim Thorpe, you'll notice a lot of people walking around in this quaint little town. We sat in a little bit of traffic which was actually kind of cool! Many of the people walking around kept pointing at the Slingshot vehicles and talking about how cool they are. We were like celebrities. LOL The views during the drive were also great! We stopped and ate at one of the parks which had a concession stand with pizza, chicken fingers, soda, etc.

All of us 4 guys won't stop talking about it. We surprised the guy that turned 50. His comment was, "It looked like it was going to be fun...but I didn't know it was going to be THAT much fun!" So I'd say it was a success!
Written June 15, 2021
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Thank you for your amazing review. We couldn't agree more, there isn't a better way to explore Jim Thorpe than in Polaris Slingshots. And we're so glad you had an amazing day to celebrate a birthday!
Written August 17, 2022
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MeMe770
Easton, PA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
I rented a Slingshot from this company and had a wonderful experience with the staff. I would recommend this experience .
Written August 27, 2017
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We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again in the future.
Written July 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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