We had fantasized about joining City Car Share for years but could never front the $300 deposit. We had been intrigued by Zipcar but weren't motivated enough to sign up. Plus, they seemed expensive. So, when Flexcar (RIP) came about around the same time and were offering low rates and an insanely low membership fee of $36, we were onboard.

We enjoyed Flexcar while they lasted, and we hate to say that we might have played a part in their demise -- we damaged a vehicle (or two, maybe?). We reported it but nothing ever came about. Then Flexcar promptly merged with Zipcar. Zipcar offered us a membership for $50, all of which went toward driving credit. They had us hook, line, and sinker.

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