A taxi totaled his car. He is moving back to Boise in mid-December, so he needs basic transportation for a couple of months. It is silly to buy a replacement car for such a short period--and renting a car for two months is expensive and impractical. If you have a car lying around that isn't getting used, and wouldn't mind letting him borrow it to get back and forth to work, I would appreciate it.
He has been looking at other solutions--but they all have serious problems. He manages a pizza parlor, and gets off quite late--late enough that catching the bus becomes a problem. Bicycling at that hour is dangerous, especially once it starts to rain regularly. The cheapest taxi is $15 for a three mile trip--which seems pretty absurd to me.
UPDATE: This might be an interesting alternative for situations like this: zipcar.com. Okay, the car sharing thing sounds so hippie, but it might be just perfect for a situation where you need a car occasionally, but with more convenience than you get from a car rental company.