Hertz is updating its pricing for weekly rentals for Uber driver-partners to $214 per week

JoeSF

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emmhope

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So about $1,020 per month including taxes by my calculation. One thousand dollars per month to rent a Sentra!

:biggrin: HA HA HA HA HA! :biggrin:

Now that's some funny shit right there.

It's designed to help when the car is getting an oil change or something similar , it's supposed to be a short term solution.

I don't think hertz is winning out of this deal those sentras have to be sold off at a huge loss if you ask me, the cars are trashed inside including the engine, 200$ for a car getting over 1000 miles a week ?! Enterprise is out and xchange leading is winding business down ( no money to be made) on the other hand maven is just getting warmed up lol but it's GM they don't have to be profitable, I believe they will collect data from those cars for self driving and mapping efforts.
 

Greenie

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It's designed for short term but it's crazy the number of people using it for long-term, and even worst, the number of drivers dependent on these rentals. It'll be interesting to see how long Maven last.
 

Strange Fruit

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It's designed for short term but it's crazy the number of people using it for long-term, and even worst, the number of drivers dependent on these rentals. It'll be interesting to see how long Maven last.
Are u sure. On Uber site, if u want to sign up, it asks if u need a car, not to say "well then u can't sign up". It's to provide options, a rental possibly being one of them.
 

Greenie

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I agree it's definitely an option and also agree with the previous post about it being short term. The problem is most are using it as a long term alternative and frankly the cost doesn't justify it at all, imo. I see too many post about driver being dependent on these rentals and it's a little disheartening because I understand some have very limited options. In end, much like this job, no one should really look at this gig as a long term option at all. The hours put in and the wear and tear on the body isn't good. It's the reason I drive less rideshare lately and am happy to do 30 hours a week and balance it with some amazon flex to get the little exercise, and tbh, the respite from pax.
 

SirSurge

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Last year this time I started with the rental and it's actually kind of dope... You'd get to $200 on Monday and everything from there is all good. No wear and tear on your own vehicle at all... Can drive those things like a @@@@ig maniac between passengers and that kinda fun.

Flat tire? Gravy. Oil change? Gravy. Catastrophic engine failure? Gravy. Dirty passengers with food? Slamming doors? Gravy.

The way it is now it'd take 1.5-2 times as long to cover the rental cost... That said... I've missed is because Of the mileage I've put on my personal vehicle (which I know is obviously part of the game).

Better than the leasing bullshit for sure because no exorbitant insurance cost.

I really can't underscore enough how great it feels to have some @@@@@@bag slam your door and be able to ride off smiling, not caring that you just drove a bunch of miles in the wrong direction and have to deadhead back because it's not your ride.
 

emmhope

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Last year this time I started with the rental and it's actually kind of dope... You'd get to $200 on Monday and everything from there is all good. No wear and tear on your own vehicle at all... Can drive those things like a &%[email protected]!*ig maniac between passengers and that kinda fun.

Flat tire? Gravy. Oil change? Gravy. Catastrophic engine failure? Gravy. Dirty passengers with food? Slamming doors? Gravy.

The way it is now it'd take 1.5-2 times as long to cover the rental cost... That said... I've missed is because Of the mileage I've put on my personal vehicle (which I know is obviously part of the game).

Better than the leasing bullshit for sure because no exorbitant insurance cost.

I really can't underscore enough how great it feels to have some ******bag slam your door and be able to ride off smiling, not caring that you just drove a bunch of miles in the wrong direction and have to deadhead back because it's not your ride.

Exactly ! Thank you lol some weeks I put 2000 miles on the car , in a single week !!!! People would bang on the car and I would smile to say "don't worry about it" rental life isn't that bad
 

TheWanderer

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It's designed to help when the car is getting an oil change or something similar , it's supposed to be a short term solution.

I don't think hertz is winning out of this deal those sentras have to be sold off at a huge loss if you ask me, the cars are trashed inside including the engine, 200$ for a car getting over 1000 miles a week ?! Enterprise is out and xchange leading is winding business down ( no money to be made) on the other hand maven is just getting warmed up lol but it's GM they don't have to be profitable, I believe they will collect data from those cars for self driving and mapping efforts.
I completely agree. For example i had a driver that rents. They drive 1500 miles a week.
About 800 per month. When you have agreements with multiple parties, profit goes down. Also there is insurrance, maintenance, etc.
 

SirSurge

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I completely agree. For example i had a driver that rents. They drive 1500 miles a week.
About 800 per month. When you have agreements with multiple parties, profit goes down. Also there is insurrance, maintenance, etc.


Except there is no insurance or maintenance.

Gas is your only expense beyond the rental contract.

As I said above, a solid days worth of earnings is for the rental...

... But you don't have to give a @@@@ about the car. The peace of mind of that is almost priceless.
 

TheWanderer

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Except there is no insurance or maintenance.

Gas is your only expense beyond the rental contract.

As I said above, a solid days worth of earnings is for the rental...

... But you don't have to give a &%[email protected]!* about the car. The peace of mind of that is almost priceless.
I was not talking about us the driver. If you read the person I quoted it might have made more sense.
 

JoeSF

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Except there is no insurance or maintenance.

Gas is your only expense beyond the rental contract.

As I said above, a solid days worth of earnings is for the rental...

... But you don't have to give a &%[email protected]!* about the car. The peace of mind of that is almost priceless.
I have been using hertz for last 10 months and I can guarantee that I have put more than 100k miles on that cars between uber and personal use. Drove several times to San Diego and LA. Yes I have charged over 8k to my cc, but if I would bougth a car from a dealer I would have a debt and a junk car for about the same money. How much would cost me to put over 100k on my own car? Payments, insurance, tires, brakes, oil changes. I doubt I could make it with 8k. And like SirSurge said the peace of mind driving a rental is priceless, most uber riders abuse, not their car not their problem.
 

Monir

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The thing that you all don't know guys is hertz cars don't have liability insurance, so if u did any accident you're F****, no kidding, uber Inssurance covers you only while ubering, and if it's your fault it doesn't cover hertz car which has damage waiver protection for 1000$ Deductible, also I got pulled over once and the cup told me the car had no insurance.
Good luck guys.
 

SirSurge

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The thing that you all don't know guys is hertz cars don't have liability insurance, so if u did any accident you're F****, no kidding, uber Inssurance covers you only while ubering, and if it's your fault it doesn't cover hertz car which has damage waiver protection for 1000$ Deductible, also I got pulled over once and the cup told me the car had no insurance.
Good luck guys.

Interesting that the cop said that. Did he give you a ticket for not carrying insurance? I wonder if hertz has some sort of bond with the dmv at a large scale or something. I honestly can't remember if they even said anything about insurance at all when picking up cars. It's been a few months since I did so.

I was not talking about us the driver. If you read the person I quoted it might have made more sense.
I had read that but the syntax threw me off, my bad.

I always assumed these were the cars that hertz (or any rental company) would be selling to dealerships as 'certified pre owned' so they were going to be sold off cheap anyways. This way they can make 12,000 a year off each car before selling. These cars aren't worth much more than that at like 40k anyways, if at all.
 
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