Jan 13, 2014

Dude, Where’s My Car?

Dear Ashton,

I’m looking forward to watching your movie, Dude, Where’s My Car?

Because, seriously, dude, where’s my car?! We just lived through a real-life version of the movie when your investment Getaround lost my girlfriend’s car—for a whole week!

Dude Where's My Car With Getaround Investor Ashton Kutcher

No, I’m not kidding. This isn’t a spoof on your movie. This is the real deal. Some “dude” rented her car and thought he had returned it.

According to him he was “so wasted,” that he parked the car in a lot near his house rather than back in its rightful parking spot, a mile and half away. When he finally remembered that he hadn’t returned it, he didn’t even remember where he parked it! I mean, where do we even start on that one?

But then there’s the fact that Getaround didn’t figure out her car wasn’t in its rightful parking spot—for a whole week! Shouldn’t they have used software + GPS technology to figure that out? She called Getaround when she got back from from visiting family over the holidays to ask, “Dude, where’s my car?”

The good news is, they found her car. And the dude even remembered that he still had the key. It took them more than 30 hours to get her car back to her. That was frustrating.

If it were me I would have sent over a cool MINI from the Getaround fleet to make up for the fact that a) her car was missing and b) she might actually need to use her car to go somewhere!

Ashton, like you, I’m a huge fan of Marketplaces 2.0, and I love the concept behind Getaround. I think it’s awesome that you’re an investor in the company. I just hope no one else has to experience your movie in real life like we did!

I have to say, now that we’ve lived through this we really want to watch your movie. I’m sure it will be funny.

Thank you and all the best.

1 Comment

  • Interesting part of this service though, is the part where you mention the borrower was ‘so wasted’ that he did not remember where he left the car. If he crashed it, and was wasted, his insurance would not cover the damage, so where would that leave the lender of the car, out of a car?

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