Never thought of the implications Uber/Lyft would have on the used car market. Interesting.
What the article says you shoudl look for:
- Check a vehicle history report to see if a lot of miles were put on during a short period of time and if there are any accidents on file. “If you see 50,000 miles in one year, that’s a pretty big red flag that it was owned by an Uber or Lyft driver,” said Campbell.
- Check the rear seat for excess wear and tear.
- Look for airport permits. Many airports require ride-share vehicles to display a visible permit.
- Look for residue from stickers. Depending on location, Uber and Lyft vehicles usually have a large sticker on the front and/or rear windshields, and these often leave a trace behind. The stickers are usually much larger than a parking permit.
I don't see the difference really between buying a used Uber/lyft car and another used car with the same mileage? So what one carried passengers, I don' think that ruins a car!
Passengers are always slamming my doors. They do wear and tear a car.
I always buy used cars and generally just try to find cars that have low mileage and no crashes on them. If a car had realaly high mileage it would be a warning to me regardless of if it was used for ridesharing or not.