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Forget the Zipcar Deal: Rent a Car Cheaper with Peer-to-Peer

Avis Budget's purchase of Zipcar embeds the car rental company in the heart of the fast-growing car-sharing business. But the more interesting and price-friendly trend in car rental is being powered by companies that don't own any vehicles at all.

Earn Some Gas Money With Your Own Rent-a-Car Program

With help from companies like RelayRides, Zimride, SideCar, JustShareIt and Getaround, you can rent out your idle car to people who need a short term vehicle. So while you're at work, at a movie, or out of town, your car can make money to offset the cost of car insurance, gas, and car payments instead of sitting in a garage.

Car Sharing Picks Up Speed: Should Detroit Be Worried?

Car sharing is sweeping the nation as companies cash in on the largely immobile nature of automobiles. Whether it's through a company-owned fleet or by encouraging neighbors to let each other borrow their wheels, it has never been easier to get by without a car.

Vacation Homes, Cars, Jets: Why Buy When You Can Share?

Asset sharing has become a popular theme on Wall Street. There was no shortage of demand when HomeAway and Zipcar went public, and a second-wave of companies, led by airbnb, is currently attracting considerable interest from venture capital firms. Plus, private airplane firm NetJets is owned by a certain oracular billionaire's holding company.