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Annah

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So my husband wants to buy a suburban 2016 and do UberSUV in Conneticut primarily starting around greenwich and stamford he claims hell make $1000 a week at the least $800/900 a week working 5 days a week Monday thru Friday from 9am to 6:30pm because UberSuv rates are high. Im doubting it i highly doubt he can make that money and i honestly think who the hell would pay those fares when uber x is cheap. So can he make this money? And im talking about before gas and the little expenses . And is it busy? I imagine you get an Uber Suv call once or twice a day. How is the demand? Thanks guys
 

ctuber

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Welcome Annah .

Your husband unfortunately has no clue. PREMIUM SUV is seldom used down there, especially during daytime hours. There are loads of them crawling around along with Premium sedans and most of them have private business on the side to survive. He would need to build a clientele in order to survive. Oh and by the way, unless he gets commercial plates and insurance, he will be getting all calls, most which will uberx at 0.825 cents.
 

Annah

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Damn thanks i knew something was off thanks man i figured it was too good to be true ☹
 

JaniceCT

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you mean uber premium SUV or UberXL. if he does uber premium suv, probably best to cater to the bar scene and make sure he isn't online for uberx calls, cause thats what he will get. he could make some good money doing UberXL on weekend nights, especially when college kids are back. They use Xl a lot on Thursday nights. if he signs up have him ask uber if he can be setup to only get uberXL, uber premium and uber premium SUV requests

Damn thanks i knew something was off thanks man i figured it was too good to be true ☹
don't listen to him. premium SUV are a small group and the calls aren't as common as uberX or XL. if anyone steers you away its because they don't want the extra competition for those rides. plenty of business people, partygoers, casino players, ESPN guests use the service. he will make money if he does it right and knows where to go. you just don't want to do uberX with such a nice gas guzzler, last thing you want is to take someone to work in a luxury SUV to Taco Bell for $1 per mile
 

Mrbigjoe

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Expect a massive rate cut on premium and psuv as well. Westchester rate for psuv is 2.15 a mile, not the 3.50 it is here. also, wouI'd get something that falls off the platforms in about 3 yrs. So, as a tier one, a 2011. Don't waste the money on something newer than that.
 

Recoup

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Thousands of former Uber drivers are gnashing their teeth right now, because they fell for that sucker pitch: "Make $1000 a week!"

Ask yourself this:
If, six months from now, rideshare went belly-up, would that car payment (plus liability and C&C insurance, plus maintenance, etc. etc.) be a burden? If you can say NO with certainty, go ahead and buy it. If you aren't sure... well, tread carefully. Go take a look at the video of the driver who had a run-in with Travis K. He staked his future on Uber doing right by him, and he lost.

Of course, if you can afford to pay cash for a 2016 Suburban, then blessings on you, do what you want.
 

Retired Senior

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You Tube has a lot of Uber related videos showing eager Uber drivers washing and waxing their cars and trying to look very professional in almost formal dress. As others have said, this might work if you are seeking a pool of riders who will pay you an agreed upon amount of money to be driven to specific locations.

Myself, I have entertained the ideas of having business cards printed up with the fares to specific locations on the card. My favorite is a round trip to Niantic - York Correctional Center. I have known a lot of women who have "vacationed" there. I would drive the Pax there for a prison visit, drop them off and then spend some time in one of the used book shops. I might also feast on lobster and crab meat while being bathed in the glow of our local nuclear power plant. After that I would return to York Correctional, retrieve the Pax, and drive back to Bridgeport. $100 for a round trip, that at most would take 4 hours of my time.

But after 8 months of Ubering, with approx. 1300 uber trips under my belt, I am grossing about $600 a week. I only work during daylight. I have a problem with my night vision... Fuel (gas) costs me about 30 dollars a day. (Which brings my net take to $400 or so a week. I absolutely must get an oil change every 30 days. Other car maintenance has been costing me about $300 a month. I do have a small pension and Social Security. I still use local food pantries when my budget is stretched too thin.

I am 64 years old and not in the best of health. From what I hear, if I was able to work late afternoons thru midnight I would probably make close to $1,000 a week. But that is not possible for me.

You know, driving a taxi or something similar is not for everyone. Some people simply have no tact when speaking with other people. I took a younger brother out with me after he had been approved by Uber Corp and what came out of his mouth while driving complete strangers around was embarrassing, to say the least.

A young woman was telling me - with a small smile - that she was between jobs... her first shift had just ended and now we were driving her to her second job. Both full time, My brother began saying : How awful! You don't get to have a life!

I wanted to tape his mouth with Gorilla Tape! I said to the pax: my brother doesn't understand that to achieve your dreams, you may have to work 2 jobs for awhile...

My brother never did begin driving for Uber. It's a shame... at the time I got him qualified I could have received a $150 bonus. Now that sum has been reduced to $50....
 

Recoup

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(off topic, sorry, OP!)

You know, driving a taxi or something similar is not for everyone. Some people simply have no tact when speaking with other people. I took a younger brother out with me after he had been approved by Uber Corp and what came out of his mouth while driving complete strangers around was embarrassing, to say the least.

A young woman was telling me - with a small smile - that she was between jobs... her first shift had just ended and now we were driving her to her second job. Both full time, My brother began saying : "How awful! You don't get to have a life!" I wanted to tape his mouth with Gorilla Tape! I said to the pax: "My brother doesn't understand that to achieve your dreams, you may have to work 2 jobs for awhile..."

My brother never did begin driving for Uber.
That story--I think it should be required reading for every person who comes on here crying "My ratings are sub-4.6, I'm a great driver, why do I get all the bad pax!?"

Some people have no filter between their brains and their mouth... and they are mostly unaware of it. You, sir, on the other hand, clearly have the knack. That's a great reply and my hat's off to you.

P.S. I think, all things considered, that it's just as well he never started driving.
 
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