Lux Suv requests a rarity in South Florida?

Nenee

Active Member
I usually accept ride requests for all three platforms (xL, lux, lux suv) if I wanna make any money. Are people actually getting requests for luxury suvs?????

My neighbor who also has a lux suv does the same thing. It seems that there is an over a abundance of lux suvs and all willing to drive at the xL rate. All those escalades on South Beach are all driving for xL rates, ouch!!!!
 

ChevyVolt

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Over abundance--you got that right and now with the media blitz calling for even more drivers, we'll be dead as Dillinger.
 

Nenee

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Hmmmm I wonder if they r recruiting because people are leaving???!!??
 

REDcarpete

Active Member
Uber needs a constant supply of operators for at least these 2 reasons:

1) Ubiquity - If their goal of replacing the private car is to be achieved, they need to have 3-4 minute responses in all of their service areas all the time. That means hiring operators is an ongoing process due to both turnover and peak need. As long as there are surges, they will keep on-boarding.

2) Price Elasticity - They need to achieve pricing equilibrium. When I turn on the app and see a full screen of X operators, it means the price is still too high. When it becomes more expensive to advertise for and on-board operators, the rates will stop falling.
 

ChevyVolt

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Hmmmm I wonder if they r recruiting because people are leaving???!!??
I suspect that a fair number of people have been and will be extremely disappointed with being drivers. I recently met a valet parking attendant who had driven when the rates wete 1.40 a mile. He needed more; busted up his car anyway.
That being said, there's a sucker born every minute...
 

Tahoe_Jonn

Member
All the lux suv drivers are using XL as well. Pax use there app and see the same car that's a lux suv is an Uber XL . Pax aren't dumb , they look for the cheapest ride. By allowing them to see which cars are around them and in what category they are in is killing the Lux suv class.
 

GaryWinFlorida

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Uber needs a constant supply of operators for at least these 2 reasons:

1) Ubiquity - If their goal of replacing the private car is to be achieved, they need to have 3-4 minute responses in all of their service areas all the time. That means hiring operators is an ongoing process due to both turnover and peak need. As long as there are surges, they will keep on-boarding.

2) Price Elasticity - They need to achieve pricing equilibrium. When I turn on the app and see a full screen of X operators, it means the price is still too high. When it becomes more expensive to advertise for and on-board operators, the rates will stop falling.
Note that unlike any other business in the history of the world ... every time Uber signs up a new driver they get a FREE FRIGGIN' CAR to use for their business. And the FREE CAR comes with FREE GAS, FREE MAINTENANCE and a DRIVER!
 

Uber315

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All the lux suv drivers are using XL as well. Pax use there app and see the same car that's a lux suv is an Uber XL . Pax aren't dumb , they look for the cheapest ride. By allowing them to see which cars are around them and in what category they are in is killing the Lux suv class.
For get what people see the reason the sudden drastic drop in SUV request has to do with many factors . I'll share some and I won't hide behind a anonymous profile
1 To Many SUV
2 Not enough tourist Using it now, the class of tourist we get in the summer is not the same as during the Winter!!!
So that leaves us with Miami Locals that Use SUV guess what they do exsist but you are not getting them because they have been taken by Some of the drivers as regular clients. So those people never request. They are either cash customers now or they request when there driver has shown up.
3 They are now requiring Destination before requesting and the Price shows up and people see it's expensive and do not request SUV.
4 SUV Price is Higher Here in Miami than it is in New York. That has never made sence .
5 there are $3.00 uber pool rides for 66 of the 168 hours of the week .
I'll stop at 5 !!!
 
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I do uber ONLY in lux categories and its tough, yes, but I will never worm down to take X or even xl pax, no matter how bad it gets. So, for now, working a regular 9-5 until the real season gets here. Yesterday made close to $300 for 4 hours online, most of that waiting at the Pitbull concert.
 

gianfran89

New Member
Hey guys! Im new here!! I have almost 2 years driving for uber!! I have a corolla sport i do uber X, now i want to buy a chevy tahoe 2016 lt to do uber XL and SUV LUX, how much money you can earn doing that? Because in uber X i do around 700 weekly, thanks guys
 

TravisNJ

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No, I was just being a snarky jerk.

Never ever buy a vehicle for Uber. XL is so slow that half the drivers seem to be doing X and the other half sit at the airport for hours on end praying for a decent ride.
 

Uber chick in miami

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Hey guys! Im new here!! I have almost 2 years driving for uber!! I have a corolla sport i do uber X, now i want to buy a chevy tahoe 2016 lt to do uber XL and SUV LUX, how much money you can earn doing that? Because in uber X i do around 700 weekly, thanks guys
My opinion is that you don't make any further investment into Uber. The demand for X is higher than the other platforms. The fares are higher for the other platforms but the demand is low. I have lux and have ended up doing X to not have to be out there for hours on end. I won't trade or upgrade my car in until I stop doing Uber. Lux cars have higher gas and maintenance costs.

The only investment I would do is a piece of paper to put up a tip sign. Maybe a cardboard sign like the homeless...lol
 

Basmati

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I often go six hours without a ping while running XL/Lux/SUV. Very little demand. Really not worth upgrading in my opinion.
 

EagleEye

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I do LUX only and I'm lucky if I get one ping an hour. And usually it's a short ride. I could probably make more money doing UberX. At all the good spots now there's 2-3 black SUV's just waiting.
Luckily I don't rely on Uber so I'm just doing a few hours here and there and on the way to/from work.
 
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