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My car died I need to use a fair car any experience with that?

UberPrius11

Well-Known Member
Yes that’s all true, you also save on oil changes and other maintenance. That’s a pro

But you lose on the mileage deduction on your taxes. That’s a con
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You also have to do 100+ rides a week PERIOD— or pay a high price. That’s another con

So weigh your positives and negatives and make up your own mind

Think of FAIR as a payday loan- you pay crazy high interest rates but in a pinch it may be your only option
Lol, THIS!

But in reality OP should just do fair for a week or two and grind out 4-5k for a used Prius. Then again OP blew a 6 year old engine so maybe maintenance is not in their wheelhouse? Oldest car available for X PERIODT!!

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Cuponoodles

Well-Known Member
I have it a special lender program for the uber driver only need it 6 months the income, cell phone bill, gas bill, cable bill and no repo's we can help it you. The car is new than 2016+
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26% APR, + insurance for uber, lyft.
 

LADryver

Active Member
I've been using Fair about 6 weeks, since I blew the head gasket on my Prius..If you get your 125 rides in, it's ok short-term I think.
I have received some other bonusesm like consecutive rides. I don't know if it was due to glitches, or what. I'm based out of OC, and we don't get all the bonuses LA gets.

If you need a repair, there is a $100 deductible you'll have to pay.
When did you have to pay a deductible?
 

Iatsan

Active Member
The wait for a fair car in OC is crazy now. I’ve been on the waiting list for 8 days so far. Also, make sure you get a thorough check when getting the car. A driver told me they wanted to charge him for a chipped windshield when returning the car. Luckily he had pictures of the chips when he got the car.
 

G.S.M.

Well-Known Member
The wait for a fair car in OC is crazy now. I’ve been on the waiting list for 8 days so far. Also, make sure you get a thorough check when getting the car. A driver told me they wanted to charge him for a chipped windshield when returning the car. Luckily he had pictures of the chips when he got the car.
I used the owners manual of my rental for toilet paper
 

LADryver

Active Member
The wait for a fair car in OC is crazy now. I’ve been on the waiting list for 8 days so far. Also, make sure you get a thorough check when getting the car. A driver told me they wanted to charge him for a chipped windshield when returning the car. Luckily he had pictures of the chips when he got the car.
Change your Fair Station. Go to L.A. and don't choose a car you need to photograph. If the car needs mechanical repairs or service call Fair for where to go. They changed vendors recently.
 

Iatsan

Active Member
Change your Fair Station. Go to L.A. and don't choose a car you need to photograph. If the car needs mechanical repairs or service call Fair for where to go. They changed vendors recently.
Not going to LA to pick up a car. Sorry.
 

G.S.M.

Well-Known Member
Yes. They take the $200 deposit to save your place. Just checked all stations in Socal. All say 7-10 days wait. FML.
For a $3,500 wire transfer I will expedite the process and allocate you a car within 24 hours
 

goneubering

Well-Known Member
So my 2013 Mercedes needs a new engine and I'm thinking about selling it to the mechanic and renting a car through fair trade I know it's about $214 a week. How is that working out for anybody using it? I make about a thousand a week on Uber and the gas will definitely be cheaper than the Mercedes gas I don't know I need some help here before I sign any contracts and get on the waiting list. How are the cars?
How much did your mechanic offer?
 
I did Fair for 5 weeks while my car was in the shop. There was no waiting list then. The cars now mostly suck that i can see. It was ok for 5 weeks but long term i would not do. Ive been driving ride service 5+ yrs now.
Being locked in on a trip count is aweful! Forcing $2.62 rides to make trip count. AWEFUL!
Having a car in a pinch, short term. Very handy.
 

LADryver

Active Member
I assume when I get it fixed..I haven't had it repaired yet.
Fair has a specific arrangement for Uber rentals. You pay nothing for repairs, however they need to be approved, and Pep Boys knows how to go about it. They do not collect anything from you.
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I did Fair for 5 weeks while my car was in the shop. There was no waiting list then. The cars now mostly suck that i can see. It was ok for 5 weeks but long term i would not do. Ive been driving ride service 5+ yrs now.
Being locked in on a trip count is aweful! Forcing $2.62 rides to make trip count. AWEFUL!
Having a car in a pinch, short term. Very handy.
I agree that long term it is a pricey thing. The cars I have seen on the road are varied and what I have is among the better, but this one needed a lot of work before it could be driven seriously. Since then it has gone two months with me with minor design complaints. Nowhere to place things other than glove box. No way to remote open trunk while operating the car. The ride is good and the tires are coincidentally excellent.
 
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ShadyX

Active Member
If you do Fair you don’t get consecutive trips. I make over $300 a week from CT, which pays for my car rental, and I get the normal quest as well which is another $150+ a week. I rent a Prius from a guy in the valley who also repairs them and no he doesn’t have any more left before you ask.
 

LADryver

Active Member
If you do Fair you don’t get consecutive trips. I make over $300 a week from CT, which pays for my car rental, and I get the normal quest as well which is another $150+ a week. I rent a Prius from a guy in the valley who also repairs them and no he doesn’t have any more left before you ask.
That's good info to keep note of. Sometimes it is out of necessity, not a casual strategic plan.
 
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