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8 Best Car Deals for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Unhaggle Logo By Ashwin Kapadiya of Unhaggle | Slide 1 of 9: Over the past 10 years, Uber has gained such a following that its name is now a verb for using a rideshare cab service – just as “to Google” means to run a web search or “to Photoshop” means to edit a digital image. The first to storm the market as an alternative to traditional taxi services, Uber now has stiff competition from Lyft, another rideshare service that surged in popularity following a series of missteps at Uber. Other ridesharing apps, such as Europe’s Taxify and Canada’s Facedrive, are also now available to Canadians, offering increased choice to consumers and more opportunities for drivers.Aside from the obvious relief from relatively high fares charged to riders by traditional cab companies, the most disruptive aspect of ridesharing services is the ability for an average, everyday person to use their personal vehicle as a taxicab in their free time, maximize the use of their otherwise idle vehicle and make some extra cash. Lyft, for example, estimates that Canadian drivers working 20 hours a week can earn up to $400 per week – that’s over $20,000 a year for something you would do in your free time. If you drive a premium vehicle, then you could earn even more through the Uber Black or Lyft Lux services.Obviously, you’d want to hold onto as much of this as you can, so you’d want to pick a car that helps you minimizes your business expenses (finance payments, fuel costs) and maximizes driving experience and passenger comfort. Here are our favourite picks for Uber or Lyft drivers along with their ratings from Consumer Reports and The Car Guide (a.k.a. Le Guide de l’Auto).

8 Best Car Deals for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Over the past 10 years, Uber has gained such a following that its name is now a verb for using a rideshare cab service – just as “to Google” means to run a web search or “to Photoshop” means to edit a digital image. The first to storm the market as an alternative to traditional taxi services, Uber now has stiff competition from Lyft, another rideshare service that surged in popularity following a series of missteps at Uber. Other ridesharing apps, such as Europe’s Taxify and Canada’s Facedrive, are also now available to Canadians, offering increased choice to consumers and more opportunities for drivers.

Aside from the obvious relief from relatively high fares charged to riders by traditional cab companies, the most disruptive aspect of ridesharing services is the ability for an average, everyday person to use their personal vehicle as a taxicab in their free time, maximize the use of their otherwise idle vehicle and make some extra cash. Lyft, for example, estimates that Canadian drivers working 20 hours a week can earn up to $400 per week – that’s over $20,000 a year for something you would do in your free time. If you drive a premium vehicle, then you could earn even more through the Uber Black or Lyft Lux services.

Obviously, you’d want to hold onto as much of this as you can, so you’d want to pick a car that helps you minimizes your business expenses (finance payments, fuel costs) and maximizes driving experience and passenger comfort. Here are our favourite picks for Uber or Lyft drivers along with their ratings from Consumer Reports and The Car Guide (a.k.a. Le Guide de l’Auto).

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