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GM deal with OnStar, RelayRides lets car owners rent their vehicles out

GasBuddy Blog -- GM announced a new service it is providing for customers buying new Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC vehicles. The service, which is an arrangement between GM, OnStar, and RelayRides, a Boston-based car-sharing company, gives owners the chance to make "hundreds of dollars a month."

Whether or not allowing your vehicle to be rented by strangers is a smart choice is something consumers will have to decide for themselves, but for now, the folks at Hertz, Enterprise and Avis can't be too happy... The new GM deal is estimated to add 6 million vehicles to the pool of available rental vehicles.

And while 'car-sharing' via options like ZipCars is gaining interest in metro areas like New York and Boston Car-sharing; ZipCars...


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Submitted Jul 20, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:42:26 AM

you can keep that Big Brother stuff. I rather get lost and have to ask for directions.
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Soglaos
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 9:49:51 PM

old news
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ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 3:30:44 PM

Not for me...
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 9:11:22 AM

GM? OnStar? OnStar gps spy’s? RelayRides? Hertz? Enterprise? Avis? ZipCars? car sharing? owners rent their vehicles out? Insurance concerns?
No way! My vehicle is My vehicle! NO renting allowed! If you want to rent a vehicle, go to the 'rent a vehicle' place!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 9:03:54 AM

Not for me, too bad for Hertz, Enterprise and Avis
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Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 8:14:04 AM

Sure let some bank robber use your car to stick up the local bank and probably crash it during the high speed chase that ensues...

And your new insurance rates will cost hundreds of dollars a momth.

One of the most stupid things I've heard of.....
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rtw777
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:55:32 AM

Not worth the trouble unless you know the person you are renting your car.
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:43:01 AM

Interesting.
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jimraehl
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:42:18 AM

What about extra insurance cost?
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matt57999
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:21:20 AM

can't go wrong
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:18:47 AM

Looks like easy money but I can tell you from experience it is more trouble than the average person wants. Just a couple of problems, your finance company will not be happy if you rent the car they hold a loan on to some one they don't know and call the loan under the terms of the contract. And what about your insurance company that insure only your family, they may say oops no more insurance for you. Most states require the owner of the vehicle have primary liability insurance. Some things that look easy and profitable are not so easy and certianly not profitable.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:06:36 AM

What happens when you have an accident in a rental car, perhaps?
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mediccoy
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:05:13 AM

Sure, I'm going to let someone else drive my ZL1 Camaro, RIGHT!
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rocket_ron
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:04:08 AM

Like I want someone else driving my baby.
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:03:14 AM

More old news.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:02:59 AM

This must be a true nightmare.
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wegman
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 7:00:43 AM

I can't see letting strangers behind the wheel of MY car. And what are the insurance liabilities?
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:59:38 AM

There are some risks in this idea. One major risk is having the price of the vehicle and other costs go up, and this is not the time for it.
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SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:58:34 AM

Ok.
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bbreff
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:58:25 AM



NO chance this will happen with me.

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dinomen
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:58:12 AM

Ok.
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paty2k
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:58:11 AM

No thank you!
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Grinch09
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:57:58 AM

drop off your car and share with me!
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fltdoc
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:57:42 AM

Government Motors. Can't make it without taxpayer dollars, and apparently needs lots of gimmicks even to make it now.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:56:02 AM

Nice ad for GM.
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gasrat6083
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:57 AM

And you make money? The IRS wants to know about that. Ready for an accountant and lots of headaches?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:35 AM

is this a good thing
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:34 AM

sounds good
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:33 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:26 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:11 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:55:03 AM

ok
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gasrat6083
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:54:49 AM

Every one is just worrying about what will happen to their rented-out cars. The liability issues are breathtaking. What will your insurance company say about your car being driven by unknown people? They get into an accident that hurts people or worse. You think the lawsuits will only be against the driver and Relay Rides? They've thought of all that? I wouldn't bet my house and livelihood on it.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:54:42 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:54:05 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:53:58 AM

OLD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:53:52 AM

k
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no_monkey2002
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:53:43 AM

not 4 me
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:53:13 AM

Ok
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mycar2
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:52:43 AM

why would you do that?
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sagab
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:52:06 AM

This might be a way to be able to afford to keep gas in the new car. I just drive old cars for now.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:51:25 AM

A crock.
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rogerparry
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:50:46 AM

Not interested.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:50:42 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:49:42 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:47:54 AM

I would let someone rent an older car if their was a way to figure out their driving record and if they actually had insurance.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:46:17 AM

Noooo!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:46:07 AM

How does this relate to the price of gas and oil?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:45:21 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 6:43:39 AM

Not for me!
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