Our Autoshare Year – 2006
In 2006, my wife and I completed our first calendar year as AutoShare members. I have all the bills assembled and decided to run some numbers for those of you who would like to know just what the deal is. It’s an incredibly convenient service which I hope spreads like wildfire throughout the cities of the world. Toronto’s AutoShare didn’t introduce this concept to the world by a long shot, but I’m happy it’s here. We signed up with AutoShare just months before ZipCar came to town and have stuck it out with AutoShare, even though their network doesn’t expand to other cities. The prices are about 20% better during busy months even cheaper during months when we barely use it. Of course, I welcome all ZipCar users to post their numbers as well.
I have not included taxes just because. Idiot fees are actually referred to as “Fees” on the statement. They cover from calling in to the call centre to extend a reservation instead of self-serving on the web ($1) all the way to the idiotic taking the wrong car ($50). In September we went from the $10/month plan to the $25/month plan so we could go from $6/hr to $5/hr. Except for the month of September, this appears to have been a good choice.
Any questions? If this post convinces you to join, please use me as a referral. We’ll both get mad cash.