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Car Sharing

I was wondering how that was done - my 2005 manual Echo is for sale as you know - and one option that was being tossed around was having my condo neighbours buy it and share it a la Vrtucar. I asked how more than one person owned a car and my neighbour figured it could be done, but the impression I got was that we could do it if we owned it through a company.

Anyways, that's crazy.

Good for you for learning to drive stick. It's a hoot!

Posted by Jamine (not verified) on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 13:24
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Good idea to own it through a company! And you don't even need to be incorporated - you just need to create a legal entity. It's really not that complicated but you do need to pay attention but less than running a business or a condo even.

My parents insisted we learn to drive from the beginning on a standard and I've always been grateful for that learning experience. Once I owned a Mustang that I loved in spite of the fact it was a lemon and it stalled all the time. The dealer initially figured I stalled it because I was a woman driving a standard but I disabused him of that notion in a hurry. It actually made me an even better driver because I had to be a real twinkle-toes on the clutch. Then one day the clutch cable snapped and I had to learn to drive a standard without even using the clutch (until they fixed it, of course). It can be done. The most difficult part is stopping at a light and then getting going again. I could teach you. :) Then you'd know more than most macho people who think driving a stick is cool just because they can do it.

Posted by Julia (not verified) on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 18:19