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Zipcars offer a match for consumers who need a car... but not all the time!

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One day you might be one of those folks who have a need for a car, on occasion, but, want to avoid the cost and hassle of car ownership, maintenance and insurance, etc. Maybe you're on a fixed income and budget tightening means you're looking to reduce your expenses.

Or, you might be a student who needs to get around, but doesn't want any obligations other than the one house plant you watered in your dorm. (And even that is suffering.)

Maybe you're living in a city like San Francisco, New York or Boston where the cost of car ownership and parking is beyond ridiculous.

If you know people like this, then they should probably check out Zipcar. It just might be a practical option whose time has arrived...


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Submitted Jun 22, 2012 By: PD
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:28:17 AM

Not for me.
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greshams
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:28:13 AM

sounds like a good idea
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:26:11 AM

Community organizing?
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swede
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:24:50 AM

I will never live in those cities again.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:24:20 AM

No thanks.
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FocusST2
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:22:51 AM

I'll stick to my own car.
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Michaels2011
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:16:45 AM

I won't use one.
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:15:43 AM

This would be a good idea if you lived in the area where these cars were available AND you didn't already have a car.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:12:12 AM

No Thanks
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:11:05 AM

Not for me
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wilbur_gas
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:09:17 AM

On Zipcar days you still have to deal with parking.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:08:11 AM

not in suburbs
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FMREALTOR
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 5:04:02 AM

Check out WECAR, same concept but a whole lot cheaper. Zip car is expensive.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:57:59 AM

hmm...
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harleydoctor
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Maybe, we'me managed with a partime president for the last 3 1/2 yrs..........
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:54:07 AM

ok
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fratt
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:52:13 AM

I need a full time car.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:47:56 AM

Obama's Fault!
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:45:52 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:44:34 AM

hmmmm I think I like the choice idea
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:40:55 AM

Sounds like a great idea to me, but I still like to have my own car.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:33:58 AM

love the concept
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:30:41 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:30:12 AM

How does this apply to gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:19:19 AM

Not for most people.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:18:54 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:07:21 AM

Sounds kind of like time shares in a condo. Only with the cars I have to wonder how they can keep them clean and running well? It seems they have less control over the cars. That then makes you depend on the people who buy the Zip cars plans...
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:01:41 AM

Aren't these like rental cars?
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:47:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:42:10 AM

Wonderful idea
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:42:00 AM

I need a car full time.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:41:57 AM

WOW!
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:35:31 AM

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." steven chu, obama's energy secretary.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:29:03 AM

sorry. I need a full time car.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:08:40 AM

It’s like sleeping in someone else’s bed. It’s not for me.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:02:49 AM

sounds like a money making deal...and makes sense in some city's
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 3:00:16 AM

k
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k
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:59:44 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:53:37 AM

Great if you can afford it.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:50:26 AM

How about a bus, cab, mass transit, bicycle, etc.?
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:46:46 AM

Zipcars work for higher population areas but not so in other areas. There are many opportunities for mass transit, light rail or using a bicycle to get where I need to go.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe and reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:46:29 AM

good for once in a while
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:44:26 AM

Pretty expensive if you ask me. Rent a car or just take a cab.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:42:32 AM

Good for those that can use it.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:35:31 AM

ok
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ok
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k
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:28:46 AM

it is their problem too bad !
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:28:41 AM

Could work for some people.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:23:54 AM

bus passes are better
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 2:21:14 AM

...none for me, I need MY wheels 24/7...

[Edited by: Pozole at 6/23/2012 3:22:25 AM EST]
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