Want to get rid of my car in Philadelphia, but foresee occasional car needs. What's better, PhillyCarShare or Zipcar?
Details: I live in center city, work in the burbs, and have a reasonable commute via regional rail. My car needs will basically be for
- backup when I miss a train or the rail service is not running
- occasional (every couple of months) day or weekend trips
- trips to Target, etc. to do bulk purchasing (e.g. 40 lb. box of cat litter)
Yelp reviews for PhillyCarShare
are not so hot, but a lot of the angst there seems targeted at a pricing change that upset some previous customers. Zipcar
seems to fare better.
Also wondering: for each of these services, can you generally expect to be able to get a car at a moment's notice, or am I SOL if I need to be at work in an hour?
What was your Philadelphia Zipcar / PhillyCarShare experience like? Would you recommend it?