Inside Miami’s Luxury Car Hustle: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

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  • Published on:  9/13/2018
  • “The car business in general is a tough business. The car rental business, even more so. Anybody who finds out they can make money and drive a Ferrari, I mean, they’re diving in head first,” says Matt Cruz, owner of MVP Exotic Rentals, a legitimate luxury car rental business based in Miami. But when everybody wants to be a celebrity, how do you tell the difference between faking it and making it? The game is finesse, and with the allure of getting behind the wheel of the world’s most expensive cars, who wouldn’t want to play? In a world where likes and fame can be bought and the filtered facade of Instagram reigns supreme, VICE meets some of the legit — and the not-so-legit — players that cater luxury car rentals to the biggest rappers, athletes, and celebrities of the moment. WATCH NEXT: The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami -- https://youtu.be/RUV1xOvMwsIClick here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICECheck out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-VideosVideos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.comMore videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideoClick here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6vLike VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceFollow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/viceFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/viceDownload VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28VgmqzDownload VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
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  • Mark McGrew 9 months ago

    Miami sounds like a truly depressing place.

  • William Schaffer yesterday

    Mark McGrew as someone who lives here it really is. It’s all about image and pointless shit. Nobody is real, everyone is a scumbag, everyone wants to be something they’re not or do something that they’re not cut out for..

  • Nick Francis 5 days ago

    #wrongasf*ck

  • EdgardoArana 3 months ago

    How many fakes are in Miami?21Savage: A lot

  • Jasiah Clemens 19 hours ago

    Not how it works

  • Jw K yesterday

    How many Fakes in MiamiYes

  • BLAZENYCBLACKOPS 1 months ago

    7.2 million views, I think Danny better skip town and change his identity like quick fast.

  • thearcher yesterday

    The odd thing is that he actually reposted this video on his facebook. So he's promoting this video as proof of him being a celebrity.Shamelessness is encouraged in the youth these days. Look at a role model like Cardi B and their behavior!

  • Jesse Jackson 4 days ago

    Yah facts!!!

  • Michael McClay 26 days ago

    This is some hard hitting reporting by vice... They broke this dude

  • Jason Walters 6 hours ago

    10 to 1 they already knew he was not legit, whatever their angle was.

  • Michael McClay 5 days ago

    @Bigtruckseriesreview Motorsports I was just in Miami and i saw that same car and i was searching the block for him

  • wjatevrr 3 months ago

    That interview took a weird turn

  • Elis 6 days ago

    @Shona O'Neill and that mind set is why you will never be rich

  • Shona O'Neill 11 days ago

    @grocerylist I was surprised that he came clean.....It was obvious that he was lying. Nobody goes from nothing to 14 super cars in 24 months. When he said "would i see myself where i am now 2 years ago", the answer was obviously no, because he was in the pen!

  • Surreal Boy 6 months ago

    This guy reminds of that kid at school that always tells the most far fetched lies in order to get attention

  • Josh Tate 10 days ago

    Sociopathy is more common than people think

  • Matías Saavedra 16 days ago

    Exactly, the one who have done everithing.

  • Shaggy 2 months ago

    RIP Etika

  • Shaggy 17 hours ago

    @Xeyuuk-YT as you should

  • Xeyuuk-YT 18 hours ago

    I agree

  • First Last 3 months ago

    This dude is a FAKE . All He did was rent a Car for this Interview. LMMFAO . Cocaine is a Hell of a drug . 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Frank White 21 days ago

    Lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 best said by Rick James

  • shananagans5 1 months ago

    The Enterprise Rent A Car sticker on back was a dead giveaway. lol

  • Lol A Little 3 months ago

    Did I like to incriminate myself ?Yes

  • Attractive Penis 19 days ago

    Did he seriously just snitch on himself?

  • Tyler Kozlowski 13 days ago

    God Chicken when?😂