There’s a new company in Vancouver called zip cars. The idea is pretty neat. They park cars at various places around the city which are available for rent by the hour.
For $55/year you get a membership and a card, then you can book the cars online and go pick them up from wherever the car is parked. The card opens the door to the car. the rental rate is 9.75/hour with 150kms free, and free gas.
They have a bunch of cool cars too. Minis, BMWs, even trucks.
I think I’ll try it out for a year. even just for the chance to drive a bunch of new cars to see what they’re like.