Subscription services are the norm nowadays. You can subscribe to Netflix to watch movies, to Spotify to listen to music, and to Blue Apron to try out new foods. So, why not start subscribing to cars? Basically, a car subscription is exactly what it sounds like. You don’t have to buy or lease a car anymore. You just pay a monthly fee instead without worrying about all the pesky insurance and maintenance costs. And you can even swap your car in for a new one when you feel like it—so, y’know, you can take the whole family on a road trip in an SUV, but go back to your small vehicle to get the fuel savings to the work commute. Why Subscribe? Car subscription gives you the kind of flexibility that the traditional avenues of driving don’t offer. You can change cars quickly and more freely than normal because basically all you’re committing to is a certain brand’s service. If you’re cool with driving nothing but Volvos but need the flexibility to switch between an SUV and a sports car pretty regularly, then subscribing might not be a bad idea. It also seems to be a better option for the folks out there with questionable credit scores. Since subscription services aren’t a long-time commitment, they seem more likely to give someone a chance. And if you, like me, have to bring in your take-no-shit grandpa along to talk down the price of your car because you don’t have the balls… [Read full story]
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