PhillyCarShare

Founded 2002 • Angie's List since July 2007

Not Rated| 5 Reviews

Description

PCS is a non-profit car sharing company. We accept members based on good driving records, which then allows access to vehicles around the city. We have two levels of membership. The best source of information on car sharing and full plan details is our website....

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10/24/2009

I am writing to warn others that PhillyCarShare's communication with members about changes in rate policy require that the member contact PhillyCarShare to object: that is, for them, silence means member consent. Much fairer and more user-friendly would be an opt in policy, meaning that if they don't hear from a member, the member has not accepted their change of policy (and by default is dropped ...

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The service was excellent, super convenient, low "on demand" cost, until April 2009. In April 2009 a change of membership policy was announced by email that involved, for members in the "Basis Freedom" plan, the imposition of a monthly fee of $15.+ tax, with an opt out option. As I am out of the country much of the time between April & September, and as the "basic freedom" package was pay-as-you use a car with no monthly fee, the new monthly fee was no longer a cost effective strategy for me. Furthermore, because the change in policy was opt out and not opt in, I was charged the monthly fee from May until I saw the emails about it when I returned to Philadelphia in Sept. When I spoke with PhillyCarShare's supervisor I was told that they would help me by closing my account if that's what I wanted, but would not refund the past months' (non)service fee.

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10/05/2007

My husband and I have been members for about six months and we've been very satisfied with the whole system. It is free to join and then you simply call or go online to reserve a car for the time you want. You pay by the hour, plus a small fee for mileage. You don't have to worry about insurance, repairs, or even fuel charges! We are always able to get a car, often even at the last minute. (This d...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Excellent choice of cars, high availability, low hourly rates, enabled our household to get rid of our car.

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07/23/2007

Philly Car Share is great. I love it. They're popping up all over my area and I can see why. You pay under ten bucks an hour to rent a car. They leave you with a credit card in the glove box. You get a full tank of gas and insurance and maintenance is already included in the price you are paying by the hour. Their cars all are very efficient in terms of gas use too.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We recently rented a hybrid from Philly Car Share for two hours.

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07/23/2007

This company is just great. It is such a convenient way to provide transportation services to those who live in the city. Furthermore, the cars are always clean. I can choose to take out a Lexus or BMW or I could pick a station wagon to transport my kids if I wanted. There is always about seventy five cars on the lot for me to choose from. They offer you a credit if you want to take the car to get...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We purchased a membership with this organization for exactly fifty dollars. Our membership is annual. We can book a car rental on line or via the phone. We then go to the lot down the street, pay six or seven bucks an hour, and can take any car out into the city on their lot. The last time I rented a car with this company, I took out a hybrid for maybe two hours.

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Services Offered

Car Sharing, Hourly Rentals, Hauling Vehicles

Services Not Offered

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General Information
Free Estimates
No
Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
No