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#74 of 77 I checked those out...
Apr 29, 2006 (6:26 am)
...I don't remember the details exactly, but we are able, at certain Jewel stores and el stations, to 'rent' a car, by joining a club of some sort first, entering a password to a storage box of some sort which has a key, thereby allowing access to the car 24/7, which is really nice (and beats going downtown during 'normal business hours' or to O'Hare to rent). It is, of course, expensive compared to even traditional renting (they charge by the hour AND by the mile, IIRC); honestly, I can't imagine using it for anything other than local use for that reason, and that being the case, just cabbing is far more practical for me. I think if I had just moved to the city, knew absolutely nobody from whom I could borrow a car (and/or didn't have roommates with cars), I could see using it, but it doesn't make sense on any level, for me. I'd basically spend something like $60 plus gas to use a car for half a day. If I needed it more than 3x a month, I'd be better off just buying a beater, IMO. Parking, in my neighborhood, is essentially a non-issue, which is pretty unusual in Chicago.
I'll try to find a link and post it here; I just remember thinking it wasn't so great for my particular situation.
#75 of 77 Re: I checked those out... [ghulet]
Apr 29, 2006 (9:03 am)
I sent an e-mail to the people running the service ... They rent out Civic and Civic Hybrids AND they cover all of the insurances - both liability and property damage.
The company's name is I-GO Chicago. link title
Also, another company heading to Chicago is Zipcar. link title
#77 of 77 Re: One thing I didn't like... [andre1969]
Feb 14, 2007 (10:24 am)
Obviously, you have not looked at an Azera. Larger interior than Avalon, BMW 750, etc. $5-6K thousand less similarly equipped. Better warranty, even more quiet. Lots of creature comforts, power, and luxury touches. I have an 07 Azera and traded a very nice (loved it) 2000 Avalon XLS as part of the deal. The Azera is every bit as well built in my opinion, as the Avalon. The only advantage I would give Avalon is MPG, by 1 to 1.5 MPG (I am getting 23 in town). By the way, the Azera uses regular. The new Avalon wants premium.
Yep, no navigation, XM (now coming), or HID headlights. But for the $5+K difference, I will suffer in luxurious silence.