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How many miles do Uber and Lyft drivers put on their cars?

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 Posted 5 years, 9 months ago

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     5 years ago

    50,000 miles a year?!!!! Normal cars start to rattle a bit at 100K, see major problems by 150K, and break down before hitting 200K.  So that's a lifespan of 3~4 years.

    that's intensely insane.

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    622 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    I put on 43,000 miles on my Ford last year.  My brand new Ford. It's a good thing my insurance company doesn't know, beacuse they'd know immediately I am driving for something no good.  ..or Uber.  LOL.

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    90 Rider
     5 years ago

    When a normal person drives a car, they usually put 100K in 10~12 years, and then the car starts to have problems.  With some new parts, some committed few will make it to 150K and 200K until they decide to give it up.

    Is that the case with cars used for Uber?  or would it last much longer because all the miles are incurred in just a few years.  

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       5 years ago

      Yes, sort of.  Taxicabs are usually retired after 3 or 4 years of use. 

      They are known to drive more than 50K miles a year in cities like NYC, where they are being riven all hours of the day. (they have multiple shifts/drivers in a day)  I think it is 70K miles or so.   So after 3~4 years, that's 210K~280K miles.  

      So, hey, maybe they do start to break down by around 200 miles, where it quickly reaches a point it no longer is worth fixing and repairing.

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        398 Driver
         5 years ago

        Actually, you can buy those taxicabs after they've been discommisioned.   I looked into it once.  I think one of those crown victorias was like $7000 after 3 years of use. 

        Yes, I am dating myself a bit with the mention of crown victoria.