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How do you get a minivan taxi/Uber/Lyft?

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AnonymousRider
453 Rider
 Posted 5 years, 10 months ago

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    With Uber, an UberX car will typially be a passenger car that can hold up to 4 passengers plus the driver.  An Uber XL will typically be a mini-van or SUV that can hold up to six passengers plus the driver.  You cannot specifically request a mini-van, however odds are that whatever vehicle arrives when you request an XL will be able to accomodate.  Same is true for a Lyft XL. 

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    BGraft89
    622 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    Minivans are awesome for UberX.  They has great gas mileage and they qualify for UberXL where you can earn more money.  They are WIN-WIN....however, not many are around for some reason.  

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    jbauer
    398 Driver
     5 years ago  (edited 5 years ago)

    If you call a local taxi company, they will dispatch you a minivan as the availability allows.  If you are at an airport, just ask the guy at the stand, and they will get you one.  In cities where the rates are regulated (think taximeter), the rates are the same!

    Everyone talks about how UberX is so much cheaper than taxis, but this is one instance where taxi is cheaper than Uber.   It's when you compare Taxi Minivan to UberXL.

    Go taxi! (for once)

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