Danny Mothers wrote:courtneylove wrote:kappycaft1 wrote:Any I-GO users that live around the Regents area? I am thinking of ditching our car and switching to I-GO, but I just wanted to make sure that these things are relatively available before doing so. If anyone here has used I-GO, have you ever had issues with there being no I-GO cars near Regents to borrow, or has there pretty much always been a car there to use?
Also, would you recommend I-GO over things like Zipcar (and if not, why?).
I used I-Go all through law school, and there were plenty of cars available around Regent's. I think are some in the Regent's parking lot, two in a lot like a block over, two more at Blackstone and 51st, and two in the Treasure Island lot. You can reserve them online, and there was always one available nearby when I needed it; sometimes I had to take a larger car that cost a bit more if I waited too long to reserve it. Usually each location has a smaller car and a larger one, like an SUV or pickup truck. I took a car out maybe twice a month to get groceries, etc.
I had Zipcar in New York and the cars were always disgusting, like filthy and out of gas, so I tried I-Go when I moved to Chi. Some of the I-Go cars had their share of dog hair in the backseat, but no fast food remnants or bad smells like the Zipcars.
I'm coming out of TLS retirement to defend zipcar. I've used zipcars in Chicago and in my old college town, and I've never had any issues. They're always clean and relatively full of gas (usually 1/2 tank at least). I-GO is probably no different, and it may be more convenient given that you can use your CTA plus card thing for both, but zipcar is great and there are tons of options within a short walk of regents (some right next door, even).
I'll come out of TLS retirement to confirm I've been in a zipcar with Danny Mothers and had no issues.