Yaris Called ‘Budget Ballin’

In a world where entrepreneurship plays a pivotal role, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen a shift towards car shares. This story features Jacques Leupin, who landed a job in San Francisco with Getaround’s Fleet Team.

Shortly after joining the team, Jacques decided he wanted to contribute to his community differently, so he bought a 2012 Toyota Yaris, aptly named BudgetBallin. He wanted to buy a car and share it on Getaround to experience the company from another perspective. Why the Toyota Yaris? It was a decision influenced by Getaround’s auto-technicians, who know cars like the back of their hands. The ask was a car that was relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their recommendation was the Yaris. With over 100 rentals and no major issues, he clearly made a good choice.

The money Jacques earns from rentals goes into his fun fund, and has financed a new bike and a few Tahoe ski trips. For him, the feedback from renters is what it’s all about. Sharing his car is more than just a business transaction; it’s a way of bringing community together.

Read the full article here: blog.getaround.com