The GoCar Mega Thread

GoCar is the largest car sharing program in Ireland. While the vast majority of their GoBases are in Dublin, they are expanding and have GoBases in Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Cork, Waterford, Wexford and more. A GoBase is simply a spot where there is one or more GoCars available to rent. My local GoBase is 3 reserved council parking spaces with a GoCity, GoTripper and GoVan based there. A rental must start and end at the same GoBase – you cannot do a one way rental. GoCar has been expanding rapidly and I’ve been using it more now I sold my…

GoCar have reduced their daily rates!

GoCar has really expanded in recent times and I am seeing more GoCars on the roads. I do believe car sharing will be the future but we aren’t quite yet there. Ideally we will reach a critical mass where you are not required to return the car back to its base instead you can leave it at your destination similar to Dublin Bikes. However we are still a long way from that. GoCar are introducing more pricing options which is always good to see. They have recently announced that thru end of July their daily rates for GoCity, GoTripper and…

How far can you drive with GoCar?

I have been using GoCar more frequently after selling my car so will be covering a lot of different features of GoCar in the coming weeks. One question I get asked a lot is how far can you drive a GoCar? GoCar’s prices include all tax, insurance and petrol costs however each trip only includes 50KM free. After those 50KM each additional KM is 50c. This means driving from Dublin to Cork will cost around €235 for additional KM – not exactly cheap. There is a cheaper way however – GoFar. If you book select cars for over 6 hours,…

Discounted GoCar overnight with GoHome

I previously reviewed GoCar in February 2017. Back then I owned a car and I didn’t really see the appeal of GoCar. However, I have sold my car and been relying on GoCar for about 9 months at this point. My view of GoCar has changed dramatically and I’m glad I finally bit the bullet and sold my car. I will do an overview post of ‘living with GoCar‘ in the coming days. This post is just to highlight a cool new pricing feature that GoCar introduce recently – GoHome. GoHome offers a 50% discount on the daily rate for…

What happens if the GoCar isn’t there?

Last year I sold my car and I didn’t buy a new one. This was the first time since I was 17 I didn’t own a car. At first I thought I would really miss not having the car but in reality it hasn’t been too much of an inconvenience. Sure, it was always handy to have a car to jump in and go but I think there has been only one time in the year where I was left properly inconvenienced by not having a car. Over the year I’ve saved thousands of euro, so overall I’m glad I…