Uber, or Lyft, are seemingly favorite transportation choice of the avocado toast generation. I’m a fan of public transit, so I take that when I can or have to, and/or can’t drive my own car for whatever reason. I do use Uber when I am in a hurry or strictly as a matter of convenience, but that happens maybe once a month. I actually try to take a city taxi cab over Uber as I have some family ties to that industry and I believe they’re kind of getting screwed by Uber. The truth is that taxi cab industry screwed itself with its lack of progress.
But we’re not here to discuss that. We’re here to discuss the fact that most Uber/Lyft cars are Corollas, Camrys, Rogues, or something equally boring and painful to look at and be in.
Today’s question is – if you were to drive an Uber or Lyft car, what would be your car of choice. Both companies have similar requirements:
- Model year: Must be 15 years or less from current year.
- Body style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors.
- Seating: Must have seats in good condition AND seat belts for driver and 4 passengers.
- No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs.
- No cosmetic damage or missing pieces.
- No large passenger vans or commercial/heavy duty trucks.
Now, there is more to choosing a car than just this. In order to fully monetize, the vehicle must be somewhat affordable, economical, and reliable. Low accident repair, part and service costs also add to the bottom line. BUT… but since you’re going to be spending hours driving it, it should:
- Be comfortable for the driver.
- Be easy to drive for you.
- You must actually like it!
- Have features that you, the driver can’t live without.
- Be something you enjoy driving.
- Bonus: a third row will add to revenue.
- Bonus: USB ports for rear passengers.
So what is your ideal Uber or Lyft vehicle?
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