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Alerts you to new articles automatically, if you want. Thousands of users already. Many more features (plus an Apple version) to come. —- About two years ago, I switched from taking my personal car to the airport, to hailing Ubers and Lyfts. The math of it was pretty simple: Uber was cheaper than paying for my driving and parking*.
And that was before the considerable joy and time savings of not having to park in the airport lot and cram in among the huddled masses in the shuttle buses. Nowadays I sit in the back and get some work done like an Executive, leaving the driving to someone else. Once I arrive at my destination city, these ride sharing services have replaced at least 90% of instances where a car rental would be useful.
Between walking, renting a bike, public transit and calling a Lyft, a car rental is only useful for destinations deep in the boondocks such as a ski resort or a distant beach cabin. Which is another great improvement, since renting a car at an airport has never been a fun experience. But during all these Luxury Executive rides, I’d often get to talking with the driver. We would talk about life, family, money and business. I always inquired about their experience with rideshare driving, and the response was inevitably something like this. UBER DRIVER: “Oh, it’s pretty good.
On a good day I’ll make a hundred bucks, sometimes even two hundred if I really work it and stay up late.” MMM: “Is that your profit after subtracting the cost of driving?” UBER DRIVER: “No, that doesn’t include gas. But I’ll only use, like, not even a full tank – maybe thirty bucks” “Hmm”, I would think to myself. “If this driver is burning through $30 of gas, (twelve gallons), they’re probably covering over 250 miles. Whether they realize it or not, it’s costing them $125 in direct car costs before even accounting to the damage to their health or the risk of injury.
Thus, the net profit might be as low as $50 for a big day on the road, or five bucks an hour.” There’s no way Uber could be such a successful company if the pay rate were really this low. But on the other hand, some of my Uber drives to the airport have included a Dodge Ram pickup truck (V-8 engine, fancy wheels, bought brand new on credit), a BMW X5 and even a Hummer H3 (with over 250,000 miles on the odometer). Maybe people really are that uninformed about the cost of driving. As my friend Bill said when we talked about this. “Imagine developing a company specifically to take advantage of people’s ignorance of how expensive it really is to drive their own car.
What would this company look like? “ (the answer is of course that it would look like very much like Uber or any other ridesharing company) To resolve this mystery (and as a way of getting some test miles on my new electric car), Mr. Money Mustache decided to go deep undercover in September 2016, and sign up as a driver for both Uber and Lyft services. The Initiation Using another driver’s referral code, I signed up on the Uber system and started to follow the instructions. I needed a background check, medical exam, car safety inspection and a few other daunting things.
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