I’ve been thinking about signing up for a share car service, but I don’t know which one to join. Flexicar, Goget and Green Share Car all have cars located in Fitzroy. There’s also Car Next Door, where the business model is people provide their personal cars to the share pool so you can really be renting your neighbour’s car rather than one from a dedicated fleet. The City of Yarra supports car sharing services and you can read more information on their website.
I’m interested in issues like the comparative costs of the different companies, as their rates differ, and which is best for me. I’m not even sure what my usage might be as on the few times I need to use a car I can usually be flexible about my errand and borrow a friend’s. But that may not always be possible.
If you are a member of one of these services, please tell me why you chose the one you did. How convenient is it? Do you consider it good value for money? If anyone has been a member of more than one service, what differences were you aware of? What made you change? If like me you haven’t signed up yet, what makes you hesitate? For me, it’s the hassle of reading the fine print and working out which may suit me best. I haven’t been able to find any good comparative analysis.