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Discussion: Zipcar

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2019-10-18

Oct 19, 2019 11:05 AM # 
I’ve survived for about three years total since moving here on Zipcar and it’s great but the thing I miss is the lack of spontaneity at the weekend. You have to book in advance to get a car at the weekend (can be more than a week for a summer weekend) and so you have to plan things out a little carefully.

During the week you can usually get one right away so it’s great for grocery shopping etc.

It has let me down in a big way twice with random cancellations at the last minute and cars not being there when I arrived. Both occasions were of course time sensitive, on a weekend when they are no free cars close by, and it was stressful.

In general the cars here seem worse maintained than the ones in New Haven - they probably get used much more. I’ve had one car here that didn’t feel safe when I got in and I reported it and they switched me.

If you have any specific Qs happy to answer them!
Oct 20, 2019 5:43 PM # 
We rent for long weekend trips based on the cost of maintenance once you have a car with lots of miles on it. Lessons learned from gap year. Jon can probably share the math behind his reasoning if you’re curious.

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