FAQ

Q: What cars do you have?
A: We currently just have one car, a 1982 Mercedes 240D. This car was mainly chosen for its cost. We needed to find a car in the $3k-$4k range. The upside is that the car is classy and big (safer in collisions). The downside is that its mileage is around 25 miles per gallon and the maintenance expenses are high. In general, we really like the car.

Q: How do I become a member?
A: We currently are looking for more members! If you live in Eugene, Oregon and think our co-op could be a good fit, we’d like to meet you. Our contact info can be found at the lower left corner of this page. To become a member you need to: come to a few meetings to see how we operate and let us get to know one another, review and agree to the core agreements, and ask for member consideration. As a group we will reach a consensus decision on your request for membership. Upon acceptance you will need to submit a buy-in payment and get approved for our insurance policy.

Q: How many people are there in the co-op?
A: Currently we have 9 drivers. This is the cap set in our insurance policy. We could likely support up to 15 or so drivers with driving needs similar to our own if we could find a more favorable insurance situation.

Q: What happens when two or more members want to use the car at the same time? Are there arguments?
A: Because we focus on our relationships we each other, resolution of scheduling conflicts have been straightforward to resolve. Generally, if two members need the car at the same time, they just call each other up and talk about it. Usually a solution is quickly reached. We have had very few conflicts around scheduling.

Q: How do you keep track of scheduling the car?
A: We have an online scheduling tool. We assume that all of our members have internet access. The scheduling tool allows everyone to see who has the car signed out when, and to where to encourage carpooling. To see the schedule, click the “scheduler” link in the top menu for this page.