Silvercar, which rents only Audi A4s, is coming to LAX

I’m a big fan, at least in theory, of a new car rental company operating near Los Angeles International Airport that offers only one type of car: A silver Audi A4.

It’s called – you guessed it – Silvercar and it will start renting cars on November 4. The company is already operating in Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Francisco.

Besides the fact that Audis are cool cars, my favorite part about the company is that fact that you don’t have to interact with clerks if you don’t want to. Everything, including opening and starting the car, can be done via a mobile phone. It’s similar to ZipCar in this way. (I’m obsessed with efficiency.)

Silvercar is charging $89 a day on weekdays and $59 on weekends, and cars are equipped with Internet, SiriusXM satellite radio and a GPS navigation system.

Has anyone rented from this company? Is it a good experience?

Want more information? Check out the recent story I wrote about Silvercar.

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Hubber, a new car sharing service, debuts at LAX

Want to make some extra money when you’re out of town?

If you’re leaving from LAX, you might have a good option.

The car sharing service Hubber debuted on Monday. The service allows you to rent out your car to visitors, who use it like a typical rental car. The company, of course, takes a cut of the profits. But in addition to some extra cash, you get free airport parking, some gas, and a car wash.

I wrote about Hubber about a month ago. At the time, the company didn’t know didn’t disclose where it would house its cars. But it’s using a lot at 898 N Sepulveda Blvd, which it claims is about a 5 minute drive from LAX.

What do you think about car sharing? Is it worth the extra money? Do you trust someone else to drive you car?

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