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Any drivers "Lease from Uber's Santander deal"

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by uberCHICAGO, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. uberCHICAGO

    uberCHICAGO Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    With the rate cuts
    Has this affected your bottom line with the lease deal?
     
  2. mybackhurts

    mybackhurts New Member

    Yes! Im trying to turn in my car right now now. Im stupid and I didn't read the contract. The interest was in there even though Uber said there woulnt be any interest. I know for next time...that there is no such thing as "no interest" when leasing. (again...Im stupid)

    Uber said my chrysler 300 would be UberBlack one day in LA. Then after we get the car, we find out my car will NEVER be UberBlack in LA.

    They lied about the gas milage too. 20mpg. NOT 31MPG!!!

    They lied about "no penalties" for canceling the lease. Lies and more lies. Now I gotta pay $2,100+ just to give the car back.....but first santander has to get off their asses and "OK" it to the car dealer before I can turn in, otherwise its a liability for the dealer.

    I feel like a shmuck.

    Oh yeah! ...and also I quit working because of these ****ty new rates.....so yeah. Im done with driving...at least with this crappy lease and way too expensive car.

    I wish someone else would come forward and admit they got suckered too so I don't feel as bad.
     
  3. cheerose

    cheerose Active Member

    The 300s are rated 31 on the highway... but only 19 in city (had an S for a year).

    Liked the car but love my Model S so much more
     
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  4. rtaatl

    rtaatl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    I get 26 combined...the mpg get better after a few thousand miles. But yeah, driving a 300 on X = No Bueno - Did it for 3 months and enough was enough..not worth the $6 fares at all.
     
  5. mybackhurts

    mybackhurts New Member

    So you use a different car for uber/lyft now?
     
  6. rtaatl

    rtaatl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    I made the jump to uberblack. Here in Georgia commercial insurance isn't too expensive or hard to obtain so the process was easier than a lot of other states. The fares pay higher and even though the demand is less, I feel the dollars per mile are more in line...plus the customers treat you better.
     
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  7. arklan

    arklan Member

    i'm a month in to this. camry hybrid. the lower rates are... not good. but i can survive, i think. mainly due to my unique circumstances which leave me with no real rent. better then working a lot of other jobs. (not that i've had much luck finding other jobs anyway...)
     
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  8. driveLA

    driveLA Well-Known Member

    I actually made the most money ever so far on the weekend of the rate cut.

    But im not sure if it's because I've gotten more slick and efficient with the routine or if the lower rates actually mean more profit.

    Either way the cost of the rides seems to be secondary to my bottom line in comparison to just getting out there and hustling.

    But to answer your question. I am on the Santander program and have not noticed much of a difference in being able to make it out here.

    I'm sure we will all have to work smarter for it not to effect us too badly.
     
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  9. Allaffair

    Allaffair Member

    How did you get a Chrysler 300 on uber black. They said it was not approved
     
  10. Allaffair

    Allaffair Member

    M
    Man that sounds like an Uber press release! More money after the rate cut?? I saw an immediate decrease, I almost took the Santander deal. Very glad i did not, to really make a dollar you have to hustle, not to mention be all over town. Trust me I will find a way for Uber to work for me, on my terms, not the other way around. I see this company is not looking out for their "partners"
     
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  11. rtaatl

    rtaatl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    I had it put on right before some jerkoff decided that one day a 300 was no longer good enough. I bought the car back in February, and at that time their requirements for Black was a 2007 or near luxury sedan with leather seats. Over the course of 6 months they kept changing the rules and came out with list of vehicles that were borderline ridiculous. I went back and pointed out my previous emails that I had already been approved before they started screwing with the stipulations. See I was driving on UberX for a few months beforehand so I know what that's like and it's definitely not fun.
     
  12. Allaffair

    Allaffair Member

    Lucky u
     
  13. Allaffair

    Allaffair Member

    Have you noticed all the taxi drivers turned uberblacksuv drivers with their recently painted crappy black SUVs??
     
  14. rtaatl

    rtaatl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    Luck was pretty much what it was...and yes I have. Their town cars and SUVs look like total crap and they mean to tell me a brand new redesigned 300 isn't good enough for uberblack. No one has ever complained about the car. Hell, half of my riders didn't even know what it was and are thoroughly impressed. I even went to Adrian and Travis and showed them it comes in a livery spec so this is what the limousine companies are ordering now. Who the hell is gong to buy an $80k S class to tear up for $15 fares
     
  15. uberdriver

    uberdriver Well-Known Member

    I feel sorry that you gotten taken advantage so badly. The promoters of the Santander deal should be criminally prosecuted for fraud. Yes, lying in that way constitutes fraud. And LYING is a core corporate value of Uber, it is the fundamental premise on which the business has been built.
     
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  16. osii

    osii Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Driving:
    UberXL
    what do you do if you are leasing a car and you get deactivated?
     
  17. Elmoooy

    Elmoooy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Wait you can lease car from UBER? i didn't know this -_-
     
  18. painfreepc

    painfreepc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fontana, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    http://uber.santanderconsumerusa.com

    Read the contract, mileage is not unlimited if you return car before end of lease, mileage is capped at 40,000 per year,

    Go to the following sections of the uber lease-to-own contract:
    section 1. k
    section 1. l
    section 2. f
    section 5. f
    section 8. a
    section 8. c

    just call and have your uber id ready,
    ask to email you the contract.

    Santander Consumer Commercial Leasing Specialist
    Office (855) 433-1994
    Direct (214) 838-4917
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  19. UberPissed

    UberPissed Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    UberX
    Report this to the state AG office and the CFPB
     
  20. Allaffair

    Allaffair Member

    I am doing 600 miles average per week just from working weekends, how can they justify 40,000 per year.

    And granted you have payments starting at $150/week, not to mention full coverage insurance??
     

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