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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Car-sharing in Ann Arbor!

It's here! ZipCar is now in operation here in Ann Arbor, with six cars to share among members. Ann Arbor News article. Detroit Free Press article.

I just paid $1200 for repairs and required maintenance on my Volkswagen. I am going to seriously look at the relative costs of keeping my VW (and paying for maintenance and insurance), or selling it and using ZipCar (when bus, foot or bike won't work).

University of Michigan faculty/staff/students (21 and over) can sign up now at The annual membership fee is only $30, and the cars are $8 an hour to rent, including gas and insurance.