Compare to car ownership
The choice to own a car is an expensive one. There’re a whole heap of up front and hidden costs. But when you compare care share vs owning a car, car share wins most of the time.
We’ve done the numbers on car share vs car ownership, to save you some time (and money, it ends up!)
GoGet car share vs owning a car
You probably know how owning a car works. You buy a car, generally for a lot of money, and drive it when you need to. Then you have to run around and arrange registration, insurance, and repairs, as well as pay the thousands of dollars per year they cost.
GoGet car share members don’t worry about that. Their membership gets them access to a vehicle for every occasion, and use them when and where they want.
Not only do they avoid the hassle of owning a car, car share members almost always pay less than they would if they owned a car.
How much does owning a car cost?
The table below details the many costs of owning a Toyota Yaris, based on the RACV’s 2017 analysis.
Cost of owning a Yaris
List Price ($)
On Road Price ($)
Trade in Value after 5 years ($)
Total Running Costs (cents/km)
On Roads, Stamp, Reg, Insurance, Roadside ($/week)
Total Standing Costs ($/week)
Annual Cost (before kilometres)
So before you even hit the road, owning a car costs over $7,000!
Remember this is for a Yaris, so you should expect much higher costs for bigger cars. Here are a few examples:
Model of Car
Toyota RAV4 (SUV)
Kia Carnival (People Mover)
Toyota Hilux (Ute)
Instead of paying these huge prices every year to own these vehicles, GoGet car share members can use them for a low price per hour.
How much does GoGet car share cost?
GoGet car share has plans for people who use vehicles every now and then, people who use us instead of a second car, or for people who use car share instead of owning a car at all.
Memberships range from $49 a year to $30 per month. The higher memberships give you much cheaper hourly rates, and are worth it if you drive more than a few hours a week.
No matter what plan you pick, we’ll pay for all of these:
- Petrol (you fill up with a card in the car)
So you can relax, and focus on what really matters.
But let’s compare GoGet car share vs owning a car. These tables will give you some idea of the savings you could be making.
GoGet membership costs
GoFrequent Membership ($/yearly)
Yaris Hourly Rate ($)
Kilometre Charge ($)
Total cost comparison – monthly breakdown
|Annual distance traveled|
$685 per month
$726 per month
$753 per month
Total cost comparison – yearly breakdown
|Annual distance traveled|
$8,223 per year
$8,707 per year
$9,029 per year
And here’s something cool – you’ll probably drive less as a GoGet member and save even more money! Car share members drive an average of 50% less than people who own a car, because they drive smarter, getting more done each trip.
That means instead of saving $4,758 a year, you could save over $9,000!
But wait – there’s more!
If you’re a student, senior, run a business or a charity, you could be eligible for the best rates we offer!
There’s a special set of rates for you, with low fees and maximum flexibility.
Is car share cheaper than owning a car?
If you drive less than 10,000km a year, you’ll probably save money using GoGet car share instead. Especially once you start driving smarter, getting more done with less trips, like most of our members do.
You’ll also be helping to avoid the less tangible costs of owning a car. You’ll take us less space, you’ll help lower traffic, and you’ll be helping the environment by reducing your consumption.
Ready to join 90,000 GoGet members who’ve made the switch?
Frequently Asked Questions:
Still have questions? Here are some answers.
Do people really use GoGet instead of owning a car?
They sure do! Not only do they save money with car share, they generally love living without a car. No longer do they worry about parking, repairs, or insurance, they can just get on with living. Compared to owning a car, using GoGet makes things easier.
I could use a van from time to time, do you have those?
Yep! GoGet car share has over 600 vans for hire on street and in car parks. You can use them by the hour, so it’s normally much cheaper than traditional van hire.
I have to use my car everyday, how does this help?
We get it, sometimes car ownership is needed. Maybe for work, or because you live a bit further out. But maybe you could use car share instead of owning a second car? You’re not risking much by signing up and seeing if it works for you.
What other cars do you have
Car share gives you access to a whole wardrobe of vehicles!
We’ve got runabouts, like the Toyota Yaris and Toyota Corolla. We’ve also got SUVs, including the Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4. We’ve got Kia Carnival people movers, Toyota Hiace vans, and Toyota Hilux utes.
We’ve also got some special occasion vehicles, including Audi A1 sedans and Audi A3 convertibles.
Join the car free revolution!