Will Uber and Lyft let you drive a car with a turbocharged engine?

htboston

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Was looking at a few cars the other day and saw one for a decent price. It was a Honda Civic with a turbocharged engine. Just wanna know if Uber and Lyft will let us drive a car with a turbocharged engine? Thanks!

It came stock with the car and not a custom part installed. The title is Civic EX-T. T stands for turbo I guess based on my research on caranddriver.com
 

goneubering

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Was looking at a few cars the other day and saw one for a decent price. It was a Honda Civic with a turbocharged engine. Just wanna know if Uber and Lyft will let us drive a car with a turbocharged engine? Thanks!

It came stock with the car and not a custom part installed. The title is Civic EX-T. T stands for turbo I guess based on my research on caranddriver.com

Yes you can but first you must sign a waiver to keep your speed under 100mph!
 

htboston

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Yes you can but first you must sign a waiver to keep your speed under 100mph!
I doubt a car that is MSRP at under 22k (New) with a turbocharged engine is really that great, lol. But I read that because of the turbo, it'll feel like it's tugging sometimes when in motion and Uber/Lyft might not like that for their riders, that's why I was wondering if they'll accept turbocharged engines.
 
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68350

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The turbo or supercharger doesn't make the car unsafe to operate. It's the driver that does so. Uber and Lyft don't care, as long as the vehicle fits the requirements for the service level you are applying for.
 

tohunt4me

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Was looking at a few cars the other day and saw one for a decent price. It was a Honda Civic with a turbocharged engine. Just wanna know if Uber and Lyft will let us drive a car with a turbocharged engine? Thanks!

It came stock with the car and not a custom part installed. The title is Civic EX-T. T stands for turbo I guess based on my research on caranddriver.com
Honda Civic Turbo !
It sounds Dangerous !
Perhaps acceleration G force will SNAP their necks !
Make passengers wear G force suits so they wont black out from " Civic Acceleration !

0-60 in 6.7 seconds !
It may be too much for them !

Mine is turbo charged...I don't understand the Question.
Many Cars are turbo charged these days.

I guess that is not the case on the North Pole.
:confused:
Only so much you can do with a 1.5 lier
 

tohunt4me

Well-Known Member
^^^^^^^^^
ROFLMFHO
Dont laugh Too hard.
That 68 Buick Skylark in your pic did 0-60 m.p.h. in 7.4 seconds . . . .
.7 seconds slower.with 350 4 bbl stock.
Its amazing what 4 cylinder engines can do now.

Now a Cadillac CTS V with Hennesy upgrade will do 0-60 m.p.h. in 2.9 seconds !
10.5 1/4 mile at 135 mph
Top speed 220.
Who needs a vette ?

.

P.S. i would rather have the Skylark too.

Or a Chevelle, Cutlass 442,or LeMans
And who wouldnt want a G.T.O. ?
 

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Snowblind

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No, a lot of cars aren't turbocharged unless you have one of those luxury cars like Audi, MB, or BMW. Most cars under 25-30k are not turbocharged.

What a pile of BS. Check your Facts.
Here are just a few Cars under $25K , all of them are Turbo charged, some of them even twin turbo equipped:

Mini Cooper S
Ford Fiesta ST
Kia Forte Koup
VW GTI
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Ford Focus ST
Mazda MX 5
Ford Mustang Ecoboost.
There are probably a lot more on the list.


:p
 

bsliv

Well-Known Member
What a pile of BS. Check your Facts.
Here are just a few Cars under $25K , all of them are Turbo charged, some of them even twin turbo equipped:

Mini Cooper S
Ford Fiesta ST
Kia Forte Koup
VW GTI
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Ford Focus ST
Mazda MX 5
Ford Mustang Ecoboost.
There are probably a lot more on the list.
:p
And:
VW Jetta $17,895
VW Golf $19,895
VW Beetle $19,994
Jeep Renegade $17,995
Fiat 500 $19,995
Chevy Sonic $17,350
Chevy Cruze $16,975

I think most manufacturers use turbos on dinky engines to give them adequate power while still able to get great fuel economy. Mazda does things differently. No factory turbo option on the new MX-5. After market turbos are hitting the market for the new MX-5, tho.
 

UberDez

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What? Why wouldn't it be? Almost every car nowadays have turbos on them. 5 of my last 6 uber cars were turbocharged.
Most manufacturers are going turbo because of the fuel economy regulations
 

htboston

Well-Known Member
What a pile of BS. Check your Facts.
Here are just a few Cars under $25K , all of them are Turbo charged, some of them even twin turbo equipped:

Mini Cooper S
Ford Fiesta ST
Kia Forte Koup
VW GTI
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Ford Focus ST
Mazda MX 5
Ford Mustang Ecoboost.
There are probably a lot more on the list.


:p
Okay you named 8, let me name 14 that are not turbocharged.
Honda Civic
Honda Accord
Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Fit
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Camry
Toyota Prius
Toyota Yaris
Jeep Compass
Jeep Patriot
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Ioniq
Ford Focus SE
VW Jetta
There are much more to this list

Some of them have turbocharged options but most of their trims are not. I call your bs.

But I got it... Uber and Lyft accept turbocharged engines lol
 
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azndriver87

Well-Known Member
What a pile of BS. Check your Facts.
Here are just a few Cars under $25K , all of them are Turbo charged, some of them even twin turbo equipped:

Mini Cooper S
Ford Fiesta ST
Kia Forte Koup
VW GTI
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Ford Focus ST
Mazda MX 5
Ford Mustang Ecoboost.
There are probably a lot more on the list.


:p

Mazda (miata) MX5 is not turbo charged.

here's some common sense logic bomb:
BMW 535
Audi A6
can be driven on Uber Black/lyft lux, that means they're automatically approved for uberx

Audi a4, and 335 is eligible for select, lyft premier, which means they're automiatcally approved for uberx

so what does that tell you? yes. you can drive turbo, twin turbo cars for uberx/lyft
 
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