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Member stories

As Australia's largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform, we've enabled thousands of people to offset the cost of owning a car - as well as helping the environment and their local community. Check out the articles in this section to discover stories from real Car Next Door members.

How to rival the passive income of a $400,000 investment property (with just one $20,000 car)

How to rival the passive income of a $400,000 investment property (with just one $20,000 car)

Within five months, Sam had created a passive income from one $20,000 car that equalled what came in each month from his $400,000 investment property. Here’s how (and why) he did it.

Linden Brown
How this Sydney entrepreneur turned his passion into an enterprise

How this Sydney entrepreneur turned his passion into an enterprise

For self-confessed car nut and experienced entrepreneur Steve, car-sharing hits the sweet spot between making money and helping to create lasting social change.

Kate Trumbull
How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

For student Zicong Wang, car-sharing is not only fuelling his entrepreneurial spirit, making him money and helping the environment, it’s providing a much-needed solution to Tasmania’s hire car shortage.

Kate Trumbull
Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali is a small business owner living in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with his three kids. He uses Car Next Door to get his kids to school during the week and his delicious vegan cookies to Farmers’s Markets on the weekends. Check out ‘The C Word’ on instagram

Sam Ficek
Shared tools - delivered to your door with Car Next Door

Shared tools - delivered to your door with Car Next Door

Brunswick Tool library volunteers are keeping local people DIY'ing during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering shared tools using local Car Next Door members' shared vans. Check out what they've been making!

Kate Trumbull
How Anne made $14,000 from a $1,000 car

How Anne made $14,000 from a $1,000 car

When Anne and her husband's third child arrived it was time to upgrade to a bigger car. Then came the question: what to do with the $1,000 Mazda they'd been using until then?

Shannon Barker
Kua use Car Next Door to deliver world-positive coffee

Kua use Car Next Door to deliver world-positive coffee

Kua operate a closed-loop model of coffee delivery, using Car Next Door vans to run their zero-waste coffee around Sydney.

Shannon Barker
Car Next Door helps Pat and Mel enjoy weekend road trips for less

Car Next Door helps Pat and Mel enjoy weekend road trips for less

When Pat and Mel moved to Sydney from the USA, exploring the local area was top of their to do list. Car sharing with Car Next Door makes their weekend road trips easy and affordable.

Shannon Barker