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What kind of car do you have?

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by Seinfeld, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. iDriveNashville

    iDriveNashville Active Member

    Location:
    Nashville TN
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Huh, I'm at 82k now, no issues. I've noticed that it goes through cheap brake pads pretty quick, but nothing other than that. Thanks for the heads up though, I'll keep an eye out.
     
  2. FunemployedDriver

    FunemployedDriver Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberX
    I love my second generation Lexus IS.

    But I wish there was an Über option to allow coupes.
     
  3. 007MONEY

    007MONEY New Member

    Location:
    New Jersey



    You drive for uber with that car or lyft
     
  4. merkurfan

    merkurfan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    UberX
    Gotta love goober... They finally forced me to bring my Golf in for an "inspection"... It's a 05 and in this market it MUST have less than 150K on it. I had hoped I could talk the tech into fudging the numbers on the miles but nope.. anyways it passed, they even said "it's the best kept uber car we have seen!".. Never mind the 314K on the clock. deactivated and then bombed with info on how to lease a car (KMA) with in days...

    Lyft didn't seem to care, neither did several on demand/call courier companies locally. so I'll stay busy without the goober surges.
     
  5. JamesN

    JamesN New Member

    Location:
    Baytown, TX
    Don't drive officially yet but plan on it so...

    2015 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

    And I know a bunch of you are going to criticize it for being small, but it has four doors and has been enough room for 3 in the back in the past so here goes.
     

  6. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    LTZ trim on the tiniest most basic car in the lineup?


    Were you trying to pay double for the least car you could possibly get????

    It probably cost you more than a decent Select/XL Escalade or a uselessly flashy but oh-so-cool Select-only Maserati Quattroporte, amirite????


     
  7. JamesN

    JamesN New Member

    Location:
    Baytown, TX
    Well at the time I was downgrading from a big bad truck that I shouldn't have bought to I could bring my payment down. I knew I wanted leather, good gas mileage, and I enjoy the backup camera so when I stumbled upon the car used at 12K miles for around 13K I thought I was getting a good deal. But yes I believe they were MSRPed at around 23k at the time...Still not horrible. I can't afford an escalade!
     
  8. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Sure you can.

    Though 13k might be pushing it close....okay, fine, Navigator L then. Unless you a Craigslist wizard like me.

    From a business standpoint, Navigator L = Escalade ESV = Suburban LTZ = Yukon Denali XL (for UberSUV, TCP only)


    ....and when you drop down to select/xl years, Escalade = Navigator = Suburban = Yukon and MAY = Expedition and sometimes Explorer in leather trims
     
  9. merkurfan

    merkurfan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    UberX
    They were offering 72 months 0% on the sonic and spark... Not that a car would last that long ubering, but that's around 100 a month.
     
  10. Tars Tarkas

    Tars Tarkas New Member

    Location:
    Manassas, VA, USA
    2009 Chevy Malibu, 150K miles, a bit of a rattle-trap now, perfectly serviceable. Most trouble-free car I've ever owned, and no complaints.
     
  11. Bronco

    Bronco New Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    2008 Acura TSX. 116,000 miles. Seems kinda small in the back but probably no smaller than other compacts. Just trying to make $400/month while my wife is in school.
     
  12. Titanium Uber

    Titanium Uber Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Driving:
    UberX
    It's a great car. When the wife is driving our 16 Focus Titanium I use our 13 Sonic LTZ. PAX are surprised at heated seats in the winter. 20170310_154237.jpg
     
  13. limepro

    limepro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    miami
    Driving:
    UberXL
    The radiator doesn't leak, the little plastic connector for coolant to get to the rear for heat leaks, there is a better replacement.

    The best brakes you can buy are a must, they last much, much longer. Already at 50k on the brakes and minimal wear, I do my own brake changes.

    Dodge transmissions in general are not the best, I joke around about it with a few buddies but in reality they fail maybe a little more than others, it's just they let go before the engine in most cases.

    My T&C has been great for the last 100k miles except when the plastic heat exchanger let go at around 60k miles, have gone another 40k miles worry free. Have been thinking of upgrading to the Pacifica but just bought a new SHO so it will have to wait.
     
  14. JerryUK

    JerryUK New Member

    Location:
    Barrie Ontario
    Driving:
    UberXL
    2014 Prius great car.
     
  15. tryingforthat5star

    tryingforthat5star Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Replaced the 2016 Jetta 1.4 Turbo with a Dodge Dart SXT 2.0. No more premium fuel requirement which should cut down on that profit loss let's just keep the fingers crossed on reliability.
     
  16. Iceagetlc

    Iceagetlc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Audi Q5. (Select obviously)

    20-27mpg (during the hours I drive, anyways)

    Motor was partially rebuilt under warranty at 60,000 miles, so now all I worry about is brakes and oil changes. Such a great all around car. I want another one.

    I could probably get away with a much cheaper Select car but driving 8 hours a week isn't really enough to change the type of car I drive just for better Uber profit.
     
  17. Londonman

    Londonman New Member

    Location:
    Barrie Ontario
    I drive a Honda Pilot it qualifies for XL and Select.
     
  18. j3r3my

    j3r3my New Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Audi a6 (big engine, 15-18 mpg)
     
  19. tdi_guy

    tdi_guy New Member

    Location:
    Elkhart, Indiana
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    Been trying to get the docs for my wagen uploaded for a week now, drove my wife's Acadia meanwhile. 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 81,000 miles. 30 mpg city, 40 hwy.
     
  20. Jimmy Bernat

    Jimmy Bernat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Tune that thing and get 55mpg
     
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