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Also, I should note, if you live in a city and want to ditch your personal ride, Zipcar is GENIUS (no, I don't work for them, just a loyal, satisfied customer)! I spend about $600/year renting cars for everything from grocery store runs to hardware pickups, and it's super-convenient that I can get whatever car I need when I need it, gas and insurance included, for a fraction of what I was spending owning a car (seriously, that's LESS THAN HALF of what I was spending on insurance alone). With the impending move, I've realized just how awesome the flexibility is. I have a Mazda hatchback booked next weekend to do a Goodwill and bulk disposal run and a pickup booked to do some initial moving. And because I only need each of those cars for a few hours, I'm not paying a full-day rental rate or getting the bigger vehicle for the whole day, just what car I need for what hours I need it. Yes, it's more expensive than a daily rental if you need it all day, but saves if you only need it for a few hours. Bonus that they have permits that allow me to park anywhere in the city FOR FREE (I don't even have to pay meters if I park in a metered spot, and can park in any residential area).
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