It’s 2019. We have drones and hoverboards, our phones unlock by scanning our faces, and anything in the world can be delivered to your door with a couple of clicks. Why should we be stuck with buying or leasing as our only means of procuring a car to drive? Hell, nah.Thankfully, vehicle subscription services are becoming more and more popular. Think of it like any other subscription: Sign up for what you want, cancel it when you’re done. Whether from automakers or third-party companies, there are many ways to subscribe to your next new car. The OEMs If you’re familiar with any vehicle subscription service, it’s probably one of these. In essence, you pay a monthly fee to a manufacturer for access to several vehicle models in its lineup. In addition to access, this fee covers the cost of insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance. Access by BMW BMW now has a pilot program running in Nashville for its subscription service, Access by BMW. The program is a two-tiered affair and isn’t cheap (Porsche has a similar program we cover later in this article). The first tier, which BMW is calling “Legend,” will set users back a cool $1,399 per month… Read full this story
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