Like an ATM for wheels

Description – If you only need a car occasionally, this is the service for you.
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Address – Hoboken Area, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (866) 4ZI-PCAR

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8 Comments on "Zipcar"

8 years 4 months ago

Anyone ever use the Zip Cars?

8 years 4 months ago

I’ve been a member for about 4 years now. If you don’t own a car, it’s really the best option for those occasions when you need a car.

Weekends are booked fairly quickly, so you need to plan ahead (or be lucky in case someone cancels right before the weekend). But if you need it during the week, you should probably have your pick.

There are a dozen cars in town now, plus you can use any other car in the Zipcar system. There are hundreds in NYC, some in Jersey City, etc. And there are several types of car available depending… Read more »

8 years 4 months ago

I also give a thumbs-up to Zipcar. In addition, their customer service is excellent, which was quite useful when I had issues, well, starting the car (hahaha).

I should add, however that one should also reserve well in advance for major holidays. That, and the above-mentioned need to plan for weekend rentals, are the only drawbacks for this service — although that may not be a problem if you don’t mind renting a car in New York City.

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8 years 4 months ago

I used Zipcar for a number of years.

All of the pro’s I would agree with, but here are the cons:

1. If you were the last person to use the car, you will be charged for ANY damage someone notices, even if it happened before you used it. So be prepared to go over it with a fine toothed comb and get on your hands and knees to check every inch of it. So basically if it’s parked, you are responsible if some jackass in the garage scratches it 3 days later. Yes, this happened to me. … Read more »

7 years 3 months ago

Any new experiences with zipcar? Thinking about joining, but would like to hear from more people. Thanks!