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Thinking of buying a new vehicle, should I opt for gas efficiency or the ability to drive Uber XL?

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Bspringz
41 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I’m going to be in the market for a new ride soon and I wanted your opinions. Is it more profitable to go with a Uber X only hybrid with 35+ mpg or opt for a Uber XL capable ride with less than 25 mpg? As a note, I live in Honolulu which means I think I’m in a market where Uber XLs are in high demand between large families on vacation and all of the nightlife here. Thoughts and suggestions? Also, what are some of the best options for Uber XL rides?

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    Uberserge
    1234 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    If you're going to buy a new car to do Uber or Lyft you're making a huge mistake go buy a beater XL then you can drop down and do X rides as well when XL is not busy

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      Bspringz
      OP 41 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      Definitely won’t go brand new lol

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        Uberserge
        1234 Rider Driver
         2 months ago

        Are you a newbie or been driving for a while

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    breakingbread
    234 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Agree with everyone here - go for the XL, but cheapest possible. All those vacationing families will do a number on the car.

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    momof4
    8117 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    100% agree with Serge.  

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    outlandish
    198 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    What Serge said. Get the cheapest decent XL you can find.