I was watching the news just now when they talked about a company called Zipcar. It's a rental car company, but different than the regular rental kind of company. For a one time fee you join as a member. When you need a car you rent the car by the hour. Gas and insurance is paid in the fee of the hourly fee. They just said they have been around for 10 years.
I couldn't use this service, but it's an interesting concept. I looked on the website and found that it seems this is a popular idea near colleges or major businesses. If I lived on a college campus and only occasionally needed a car, this would be a cool way to go. You could drive a car for errands and not have to worry about gas because the cost of gas is included.
This is not the right service for me, but I just wanted to share it with you. Maybe it is the perfect option for some of you?