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Uber experience #4496722
08/24/17 07:14 AM
08/24/17 07:14 AM
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Posts: 2,008
America
Alfred_B Offline OP
Alfred_B  Offline OP
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America
A few weeks ago I had inquired about BITOGer experiences with Uber as I was unsure about switching from taxi service to the unregulated realm of Uber.

So, now that I have tried it a few times, I am a firm believer that the age of the taxis may be over if they don't reform. I have seen unmatched cleanliness of the Uber cars, excellent service and convenience and quite interesting drivers.

Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496727
08/24/17 07:17 AM
08/24/17 07:17 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 3,772
MD
AirgunSavant Offline
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MD
Where exactly do you live?

Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496768
08/24/17 07:47 AM
08/24/17 07:47 AM
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
I've never tried them.


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Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496779
08/24/17 07:55 AM
08/24/17 07:55 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 789
Lynchburg, VA, USA
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Lynchburg, VA, USA
I have only had good experiences with both Uber & Lyft drivers. Always clean cars and always honest routes.


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Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496780
08/24/17 07:55 AM
08/24/17 07:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,418
Minnesota
bioburner Offline
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Minnesota
Uber I see just started in RGV TX and nothing yet by Lyft. May use to get to and from airport



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Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496797
08/24/17 08:11 AM
08/24/17 08:11 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 72
Charlotte
planeman223 Offline
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Posts: 72
Charlotte
I used to use my G35 to drive for them. It was a great side gig and I could easily make a hundred bucks in a few hours before the NFL games on Sunday.

Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496816
08/24/17 08:31 AM
08/24/17 08:31 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
You haven't been stuck with an Uber driver in a small car then. Most of my rides have been great but one gal who drove me was in a Aveo type car and it was cramped with a weak AC.

Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496853
08/24/17 09:15 AM
08/24/17 09:15 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 762
Battle Creek, MI
SVTCobra Offline
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Battle Creek, MI
Used Uber in Bogota, Colombia and it was a positive experience. Car was modern, smooth, clean and most importantly the driver didn't drive like crazy.


Think twice, speak once.
Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4496856
08/24/17 09:22 AM
08/24/17 09:22 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 846
NC
Vladiator Offline
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NC
Im an Uber driver and all I hear is nothing but praises from riders. I gotta admit - it does feel good to always have a clean car. All it takes is an occasional wipe-&-vacuum.

Re: Uber experience [Re: Reddy45] #4496865
08/24/17 09:34 AM
08/24/17 09:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 42,293
New Jersey
JHZR2 Offline
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New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
You haven't been stuck with an Uber driver in a small car then. Most of my rides have been great but one gal who drove me was in a Aveo type car and it was cramped with a weak AC.


Ive used uber extensively all over the country. I estimate a 50% savings over a taxi.

Ive been in some cars that have seen better days, some with stinky drivers, etc. Some people try to be "pros" (full time), and Ive had college kids doing it to make a few bucks.

The insurance and regulation bit scares me a bit, but I suspect most taxi companies are shielded too from big payouts or high liability.

The one thing that I dont trust is if I absolutely need an early morning ride. Ive not tried the ride timing service on Uber yet... So if I have a 530AM flight, and need to ensure Im picked up at 4:15, Ill book a taxi.

Re: Uber experience [Re: AirgunSavant] #4496900
08/24/17 10:53 AM
08/24/17 10:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,032
Utah
CKN Online content
CKN  Online Content
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Utah
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Where exactly do you live?


It's apparently a big secret.......

Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4497010
08/24/17 01:00 PM
08/24/17 01:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,106
Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Online content
aquariuscsm  Online Content
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Posts: 19,106
Dallas,Tx USA
All the taxis and taxi drivers I see around here are always dirty and disgusting.


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Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4497894
08/25/17 02:49 PM
08/25/17 02:49 PM
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Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline
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Cincinnati, OH USA
Ubered once from a hotel to Phoenix Mesa Airport at 4:30AM...no problem, the guy said they do lots of early morning airport runs and the app showed 5 or 6 drivers nearby at that time. Mitsubishi SUV was a tiny little thing but it got us there, cheap.


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Re: Uber experience [Re: Alfred_B] #4498247
08/25/17 10:21 PM
08/25/17 10:21 PM
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Posts: 21,921
Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
Can you tell Uber driver to take alternative route to avoid heavy traffic ?

Re: Uber experience [Re: Mr Nice] #4498252
08/25/17 10:28 PM
08/25/17 10:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 846
NC
Vladiator Offline
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Posts: 846
NC
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Can you tell Uber driver to take alternative route to avoid heavy traffic ?
Yes you can. Navigation gives the shortest, but often not the most convenient way. You can tell the driver to drive whatever route you want. Uber will calculate the final miles+minutes spent on the route and will charge you for that.

One guy wanted me to take the long way home. 70 miles (1.5 hours) vs 18 miles (30 mins) originally given by the navigation. In the end of the trip he revealed that his gf just cheated on him and it was her card on Uber file. I definitely enjoyed that fare.

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