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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.

Greg earns $6K a month with Car Next Door

Greg earns $6K a month with Car Next Door

When COVID-19 hit Australia, Melbourne man Gregor Gniewosz was not only forced to close his business, he also missed out on JobKeeper as well. The 43-year-old had a disability transport business and a fleet of five disability-friendly vehicles – but because the company was only founded in January this year, he

Sam Ficek
How Nick and Maddie saved $15k by living car-free

How Nick and Maddie saved $15k by living car-free

When Nick Jungfer and his partner Maddie Rhodes moved from Adelaide to Sydney, they realised that not only did they no longer need their two cars, they had become expenses they could no longer afford. Nick said "paying almost double the rent that we were used to paying and it

Sam Ficek
How Daizy made nearly $3k from her Honda Jazz

How Daizy made nearly $3k from her Honda Jazz

Daizy's bought Jagga, a Honda Jazz, for $4,000 when she was 19. Since then, she has calculated that the car was costing her at least $4k a year, taking into account $900 for rego, $1,500 in parking permits, $1,500 fuel and $250 servicing. In the past year

Sam Ficek
How Carlie beats the Covid-budget blues

How Carlie beats the Covid-budget blues

Car sharing is just one way to earn extra money in the sharing economy. Watch the video below to see how Carlie, a Car Next Door owner in Melbourne, earns extra income to pay for her children's school fees by renting her car as well as dog sitting. How to

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