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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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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:46:35 PM

Maybe this might work.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 4:43:38 PM

Thank you for posting.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 1:01:33 PM

I said three years ago that this idea and business would grow and has and probably will do so more yet. It's a solution for some of us with the low wages we make today.
stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 10:47:10 AM

good
sneadmd
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 8:45:32 AM

Good for the big cities ... But not everyone lives there
Lbro
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:13:48 AM

interesting
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:07:09 AM

rehash
livewire300
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:04:33 AM

I own 3...
throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:04:16 AM

Nothing is perfect.
radstoy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:03:48 AM

Might make sense for those who live in urban areas who don't need an everyday vehicle.
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:03:23 AM

Cost of living in the big city. To many people in to small a place.
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:03:09 AM

city dwellers.
turbodog
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:02:26 AM

give me a zip
bladecutter
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 7:00:28 AM

People will do anything for a few dollars.
PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:58:21 AM

And apparently they save on gas too.
RockCity
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:56:36 AM

Enterprise will bring a rental to you, perhaps.
icer06
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:55:47 AM

hmmm
Rick52
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:55:20 AM

Not sure about this...
Cruiser340
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:55:01 AM

I'll keep my own car thank you.
turbosaab
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:54:15 AM

I'm not interested.
esquared
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:54:01 AM

No zipcars here, but there are zipbikes.
Tiernan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:53:27 AM

and the mileage wont matter!
lsb1955
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:53:02 AM

ok
BigBearHug
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:51:11 AM

so
paul12011
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:50:50 AM

old news
gws2980
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:50:12 AM

not a need for me
12mpgnavigator
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:49:10 AM

okay
Settjec
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:45:03 AM

Might be ok for the larger cities, but not to practical for rural America.
sramroop
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:44:06 AM

Good
otis2010
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:43:52 AM

otay
RichardoB
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:42:59 AM

Of no use to me.
The3rd
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:42:11 AM

"Timeshare" for cars????
skippypa
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:42:06 AM

Wow what next???
Bill100
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:38:09 AM

Amazing. I suggested this idea to people 40 years ago when I was just a teenager. Nobody liked the idea then.
smokinjoe54
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:35:27 AM

Interesting.
mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:34:07 AM

Perhaps when I retire.
bladecutter
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:33:37 AM

Whats next, zipwives.
METEOR49
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:33:12 AM

would it be that more expensive to take a cab ?
Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:29:33 AM

OK
Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:29:01 AM

Not where I live.
jci25946
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:28:32 AM

Not interested
maninblack93
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:27:52 AM

im keepin my own car no matter what it takes
ds531
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:27:09 AM

ok
redbeard47229
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:26:33 AM

not for us country folks. we have to use our horses. gas is too costly
mrpc90
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:25:45 AM

Not where I live or work.
jes
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:23:33 AM

Not where I live.
RAE344
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:22:54 AM

Great for students who can't own a car or the car buyer who want an extended test drive on as many different cars as possible.
comprof
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:22:47 AM

Certainly would not work in the suburbs and rural areas.
racerdj
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:22:16 AM

I'll pass on this one.
tbgasmizer
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:22:01 AM

Might work for some people.
liao
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 6:21:21 AM

Like the Communauto system in Montreal.
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