9 Cents a Mile

This might put a slight crimp in my enthusiasm for Philly Car Share – though it remains an absolutely brilliant concept.

Philly Car Share

Registered and picked up my “FOB” which is some gray plastic thing that opens and starts the car somehow on Friday. In the brochure it gives a small bit of information I had not seen despite scouring the website for such information:

  • $.09 / mile up to 200 miles
  • $.18 / mile over 200 miles

This makes a whole lot of sense, but I was a bit irked to see it now. Because for my situation where I need it for near weekly distance trips to client (100 mi rt), church (70 mi rt), or bimonthly trips to parents (270 mi rt), this unforeseen fee adds $10-30 to the overall rate. Still a great deal versus a car rental, but as a lifestyle it will surely add up.

I’m expecting to take my first trip Thursday morning to Wilmington and back. Will give a detailed report to the bloggership.

2 responses to “9 Cents a Mile

  1. http://www.phillycarshare.org/15/residents/rates.php

    Click on the Advantage tab. The mileage thing is listed on that tab.

  2. Should have checked out Flexcar. You don’t get charged per mile unless you go over 150 miles and then it’s only $.20 per mile.

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