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As you can see from my username, I decided to select a Skoda Superb to be my Uber office on wheels. It's the 2009 black turbo diesel version with after market mags. I'd never heard of this car until I googled 'best car for Uber' and it was recommended highly, especially in England and elsewhere in Europe.

First, the rear legroom is massive! The black leather interior looks really classy and the sound system is absolutely awesome. it's a little narrower than the Commodores and Falcons I've owned, yet maybe that's partially behind the low fuel consumption. Combined with an aux cable I've had many happy customers listening to their tunes. It makes the ride more interesting for me too.

So far, the fuel consumption is averaging about 6 litres/100km which is remarkably good IMHO. On the open road, it sips 3.9 litres/100km and can go 1200 on a tank. The boot is huge and I mean huge. It's also got a double hinge, so it can open up as a hatchback or as a sedan with a boot.

I bought the car at auction for less than $8000 all up on the road, yet the car truly has the feel and performance of a car worth $20,000 more (in my opinion). Quite a few passengers have commented on the car, with its chrome and woodgrain fittings inside.

I've never had a car this luxurious and it looks a little like a BMW front on. After a year of Ubering, it will probably be worth $7000 based on the price these go for on carsales. So I'm not that fussed about depreciation. In fact, if I stopped Ubering, I'd be more than happy to keep this car until it's truly worn out.

I took a lot of time deciding what car to go with. My previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Getz, which I sold for $3000 to get into the Skoda. I considered a hybrid Camry, yet they were going for about $10-11,00 at auction and whilst cheap to run, looked a little too much like a taxi for me. That's why I also passed on the Falcon G6 and Commodore on gas.

Things to be mindful of when picking a Skoda Superb are:

1. Avoid the 7-Speed auto. The 6 speed apparently is without any problems.
2. Avoid the petrol turbo model. It's quieter, yet nowhere near as cheap to run.
3. Look for a car with complete service history. Mine has, from Skoda dealers, so everything's been done.
4. Get a set of new custom mats from fitmycar. I chose black mats with custom blue stitching!

The stereo has a slot for a SD card as well as an aux input and with three cigarette lighters, (one in the boot) there are plenty of options for phone chargers.

Throw in traction control abs, DSG transmission (manual as well as auto) headlights that turn with you, auto rain sensing wipers, dual climate control etc etc and you'll find driving more enjoyable than ever. Being comfortable driving was an important decision factor for me. I have long legs, and not only does the steering wheel tilt up/down, it also extends out a long way as well.

I thought I might write about my experiences as a newbie driver (17 days, $2490.79 grossed after Uber commission) yet, the best part of my experience has definitely been finding (AND DRIVING) my Skoda Superb!
 

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As you can see from my username, I decided to select a Skoda Superb to be my Uber office on wheels. It's the 2009 black turbo diesel version with after market mags. I'd never heard of this car until I googled 'best car for Uber' and it was recommended highly, especially in England and elsewhere in Europe.

First, the rear legroom is massive! The black leather interior looks really classy and the sound system is absolutely awesome. it's a little narrower than the Commodores and Falcons I've owned, yet maybe that's partially behind the low fuel consumption. Combined with an aux cable I've had many happy customers listening to their tunes. It makes the ride more interesting for me too.

So far, the fuel consumption is averaging about 6 litres/100km which is remarkably good IMHO. On the open road, it sips 3.9 litres/100km and can go 1200 on a tank. The boot is huge and I mean huge. It's also got a double hinge, so it can open up as a hatchback or as a sedan with a boot.

I bought the car at auction for less than $8000 all up on the road, yet the car truly has the feel and performance of a car worth $20,000 more (in my opinion). Quite a few passengers have commented on the car, with its chrome and woodgrain fittings inside.

I've never had a car this luxurious and it looks a little like a BMW front on. After a year of Ubering, it will probably be worth $7000 based on the price these go for on carsales dot com. So I'm not that fussed about depreciation. In fact, if I stopped Ubering, I'd be more than happy to keep this car until it's truly worn out.

I took a lot of time deciding what car to go with. My previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Getz, which I sold for $3000 to get into the Skoda. I considered a hybrid Camry, yet they were going for about $10-11,00 at auction and whilst cheap to run, looked a little too much like a taxi for me. That's why I also passed on the Falcon G6 and Commodore on gas.

Things to be mindful of when picking a Skoda Superb are:

1. Avoid the 7-Speed auto. The 6 speed apparently is without any problems.
2. Avoid the petrol turbo model. It's quieter, yet nowhere near as cheap to run.
3. Look for a car with complete service history. Mine has, from Skoda dealers, so everything's been done.
4. Get a set of new custom mats from fitmycar dot com. I chose black mats with custom blue stitching!

The stereo has a slot for a SD card as well as an aux input and with three cigarette lighters, (one in the boot) there are plenty of options for phone chargers.

Throw in traction control abs, DSG transmission (manual as well as auto) headlights that turn with you, auto rain sensing wipers, dual climate control etc etc and you'll find driving more enjoyable than ever. Being comfortable driving was an important decision factor for me. I have long legs, and not only does the steering wheel tilt up/down, it also extends out a long way as well.

I thought I might write about my experiences as a newbie driver (17 days, $2490.79 grossed after Uber commission) yet, the best part of my experience has definitely been finding (AND DRIVING) my Skoda Superb!
Get ready for it.
 

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Nice car for 8 large ..especially since it won't depreciate much with Ubering. You can use this car for Uber Select too which is probably the best part of it.

$2500 after comission hey? Not bad. Just don't forget the $300 or so in GST has to come off that (10% of the pre-comission revenue) and about 30% of the rest for the tax. So you'll be left with about $1700 after 17 days. Good ? bad? You decide... I've made my decision, Ubering is the worst job there is and I'd rather do just about anything else.
 

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Skoda used to also make tanks. And some of the best cars in the Second World*. Good choice, I think. Just cringe at giving pax free reign with the orxxx caybell. To play some toonz! Some bangers!!! Maaaatte!

Skoda is worth Czeching out.

*The term Third World should have been expunged from popular usage with the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. First World=U.S, GB, Japan, Australia, Germany etc. Second World=Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc, PRC etc. Dead. Gone (apart from states which nominally proclaim their Communist status). Third World=everyone else. So either the Third World moved up this stupid league ladder and became the Second World or is referred to much more accurately as the developing world.
 

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As you can see from my username, I decided to select a Skoda Superb to be my Uber office on wheels. It's the 2009 black turbo diesel version with after market mags. I'd never heard of this car until I googled 'best car for Uber' and it was recommended highly, especially in England and elsewhere in Europe.

First, the rear legroom is massive! The black leather interior looks really classy and the sound system is absolutely awesome. it's a little narrower than the Commodores and Falcons I've owned, yet maybe that's partially behind the low fuel consumption. Combined with an aux cable I've had many happy customers listening to their tunes. It makes the ride more interesting for me too.

So far, the fuel consumption is averaging about 6 litres/100km which is remarkably good IMHO. On the open road, it sips 3.9 litres/100km and can go 1200 on a tank. The boot is huge and I mean huge. It's also got a double hinge, so it can open up as a hatchback or as a sedan with a boot.

I bought the car at auction for less than $8000 all up on the road, yet the car truly has the feel and performance of a car worth $20,000 more (in my opinion). Quite a few passengers have commented on the car, with its chrome and woodgrain fittings inside.

I've never had a car this luxurious and it looks a little like a BMW front on. After a year of Ubering, it will probably be worth $7000 based on the price these go for on carsales dot com. So I'm not that fussed about depreciation. In fact, if I stopped Ubering, I'd be more than happy to keep this car until it's truly worn out.

I took a lot of time deciding what car to go with. My previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Getz, which I sold for $3000 to get into the Skoda. I considered a hybrid Camry, yet they were going for about $10-11,00 at auction and whilst cheap to run, looked a little too much like a taxi for me. That's why I also passed on the Falcon G6 and Commodore on gas.

Things to be mindful of when picking a Skoda Superb are:

1. Avoid the 7-Speed auto. The 6 speed apparently is without any problems.
2. Avoid the petrol turbo model. It's quieter, yet nowhere near as cheap to run.
3. Look for a car with complete service history. Mine has, from Skoda dealers, so everything's been done.
4. Get a set of new custom mats from fitmycar dot com. I chose black mats with custom blue stitching!

The stereo has a slot for a SD card as well as an aux input and with three cigarette lighters, (one in the boot) there are plenty of options for phone chargers.

Throw in traction control abs, DSG transmission (manual as well as auto) headlights that turn with you, auto rain sensing wipers, dual climate control etc etc and you'll find driving more enjoyable than ever. Being comfortable driving was an important decision factor for me. I have long legs, and not only does the steering wheel tilt up/down, it also extends out a long way as well.

I thought I might write about my experiences as a newbie driver (17 days, $2490.79 grossed after Uber commission) yet, the best part of my experience has definitely been finding (AND DRIVING) my Skoda Superb!
you should become a car dealer instead of an uber driver.
1200km on full tank of diesel is better than my friend bmw x5 1000k/tank
8k is cheap but I'm wondering how much should you get out of tax deductible for your car depreciation based on market value.

last week there was an article on herald sun saying a customer bought a brand new Skoda Superb petrol SUV and she got problem with caltex fuel after driving for 200k. the dealer blamed the fuel and caltex blamed the car's old fuel in the system that clogged up injectors. she ended up paying the bill.

you're lucky to buy a diesel car.
but I will never think of any other cars rather than japanese made cars.
My car depreciation for the whole year could buy for you this car.
 

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LoL how many K's on clock.
Can't wait when DFI starts to brake,set of injectors at half of the value of the car.
Anyways you gave 18 months on Uber with that anyways.
If you did your reasrch properly you will find that Europe is like half world away,as far as I know we are in Melbourne and Skoda is not good choice.
You would be far better off with anything Japanese or Korean

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As you can see from my username, I decided to select a Skoda Superb to be my Uber office on wheels. It's the 2009 black turbo diesel version with after market mags. I'd never heard of this car until I googled 'best car for Uber' and it was recommended highly, especially in England and elsewhere in Europe.

First, the rear legroom is massive! The black leather interior looks really classy and the sound system is absolutely awesome. it's a little narrower than the Commodores and Falcons I've owned, yet maybe that's partially behind the low fuel consumption. Combined with an aux cable I've had many happy customers listening to their tunes. It makes the ride more interesting for me too.

So far, the fuel consumption is averaging about 6 litres/100km which is remarkably good IMHO. On the open road, it sips 3.9 litres/100km and can go 1200 on a tank. The boot is huge and I mean huge. It's also got a double hinge, so it can open up as a hatchback or as a sedan with a boot.

I bought the car at auction for less than $8000 all up on the road, yet the car truly has the feel and performance of a car worth $20,000 more (in my opinion). Quite a few passengers have commented on the car, with its chrome and woodgrain fittings inside.

I've never had a car this luxurious and it looks a little like a BMW front on. After a year of Ubering, it will probably be worth $7000 based on the price these go for on carsales dot com. So I'm not that fussed about depreciation. In fact, if I stopped Ubering, I'd be more than happy to keep this car until it's truly worn out.

I took a lot of time deciding what car to go with. My previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Getz, which I sold for $3000 to get into the Skoda. I considered a hybrid Camry, yet they were going for about $10-11,00 at auction and whilst cheap to run, looked a little too much like a taxi for me. That's why I also passed on the Falcon G6 and Commodore on gas.

Things to be mindful of when picking a Skoda Superb are:

1. Avoid the 7-Speed auto. The 6 speed apparently is without any problems.
2. Avoid the petrol turbo model. It's quieter, yet nowhere near as cheap to run.
3. Look for a car with complete service history. Mine has, from Skoda dealers, so everything's been done.
4. Get a set of new custom mats from fitmycar dot com. I chose black mats with custom blue stitching!

The stereo has a slot for a SD card as well as an aux input and with three cigarette lighters, (one in the boot) there are plenty of options for phone chargers.

Throw in traction control abs, DSG transmission (manual as well as auto) headlights that turn with you, auto rain sensing wipers, dual climate control etc etc and you'll find driving more enjoyable than ever. Being comfortable driving was an important decision factor for me. I have long legs, and not only does the steering wheel tilt up/down, it also extends out a long way as well.

I thought I might write about my experiences as a newbie driver (17 days, $2490.79 grossed after Uber commission) yet, the best part of my experience has definitely been finding (AND DRIVING) my Skoda Superb!
Lol you are good ant that workes out $1250 nett when you pay all costs and taxman.
How many hours you did in those 17days?
 

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LoL how many K's on clock.
Can't wait when DFI starts to brake,set of injectors at half of the value of the car.
Anyways you gave 18 months on Uber with that anyways.
If you did your reasrch properly you will find that Europe is like half world away,as far as I know we are in Melbourne and Skoda is not good choice.
You would be far better off with anything Japanese or Korean

Lol you are good ant that workes out $1250 nett when you pay all costs and taxman.
How many hours you did in those 17days?
At least he didn't pick up the YETI.
 

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you should become a car dealer instead of an uber driver.
1200km on full tank of diesel is better than my friend bmw x5 1000k/tank
8k is cheap but I'm wondering how much should you get out of tax deductible for your car depreciation based on market value.

last week there was an article on herald sun saying a customer bought a brand new Skoda Superb petrol SUV and she got problem with caltex fuel after driving for 200k. the dealer blamed the fuel and caltex blamed the car's old fuel in the system that clogged up injectors. she ended up paying the bill.

you're lucky to buy a diesel car.
but I will never think of any other cars rather than japanese made cars.
My car depreciation for the whole year could buy for you this car.
That was Renault Coleos
Guarantee you it was diesel sucked sludge from bottom of the tank on petrol station
Bang 10K job
 

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I think that's a good choice for Uber. It's a lot of car for $8k, and riders will love the leg room and comfort. In my experience Skoda are very reliable, and with a dealer service history it should be well maintained. Now that it's well past warranty I recommend you find a trustworthy independent mechanic who specialises in European cars.
 

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Trading up from an '06 getz....
Good car for eats.

'09 Skoda.
Good uber car for 18 months.

Your Skoda won't be worth $7K ,after that.
You'll double the km in that time... And at 9 years old, no one will/can by it for uber.
But you did!.

Any idea where that 1 Skoda service centre is in Australia.?

Any idea what maintanence will cost.?

Still, only you need to be happy.!
And coming from a getz, you'd be ecstatic about this Skoda.!

I think that's a good choice for Uber. It's a lot of car for $8k, and riders will love the leg room and comfort. In my experience Skoda are very reliable, and with a dealer service history it should be well maintained. Now that it's well past warranty I recommend you find a trustworthy independent mechanic who specialises in European cars.
Good choice, maybe 4 years ago.
But now?
How many services before the car is off the uber platform?

Yeah,its cheap$ for a lotta car.

But solely bought to uber?
Dunno about how good that choice is.
 

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Anyway, it is his choice and he is happy with it. I just wish him good luck. That's all.
Good thing is, hell probably give up uber when he need a new car for it next year...

But he sounds happy to keep Suzzy superb.... He's in love with it.

Good for him...

He'd piss himself with "today's features".

"HEADUP display what??"
 

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As you can see from my username, I decided to select a Skoda Superb to be my Uber office on wheels. It's the 2009 black turbo diesel version with after market mags. I'd never heard of this car until I googled 'best car for Uber' and it was recommended highly, especially in England and elsewhere in Europe.

First, the rear legroom is massive! The black leather interior looks really classy and the sound system is absolutely awesome. it's a little narrower than the Commodores and Falcons I've owned, yet maybe that's partially behind the low fuel consumption. Combined with an aux cable I've had many happy customers listening to their tunes. It makes the ride more interesting for me too.

So far, the fuel consumption is averaging about 6 litres/100km which is remarkably good IMHO. On the open road, it sips 3.9 litres/100km and can go 1200 on a tank. The boot is huge and I mean huge. It's also got a double hinge, so it can open up as a hatchback or as a sedan with a boot.

I bought the car at auction for less than $8000 all up on the road, yet the car truly has the feel and performance of a car worth $20,000 more (in my opinion). Quite a few passengers have commented on the car, with its chrome and woodgrain fittings inside.

I've never had a car this luxurious and it looks a little like a BMW front on. After a year of Ubering, it will probably be worth $7000 based on the price these go for on carsales dot com. So I'm not that fussed about depreciation. In fact, if I stopped Ubering, I'd be more than happy to keep this car until it's truly worn out.

I took a lot of time deciding what car to go with. My previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Getz, which I sold for $3000 to get into the Skoda. I considered a hybrid Camry, yet they were going for about $10-11,00 at auction and whilst cheap to run, looked a little too much like a taxi for me. That's why I also passed on the Falcon G6 and Commodore on gas.

Things to be mindful of when picking a Skoda Superb are:

1. Avoid the 7-Speed auto. The 6 speed apparently is without any problems.
2. Avoid the petrol turbo model. It's quieter, yet nowhere near as cheap to run.
3. Look for a car with complete service history. Mine has, from Skoda dealers, so everything's been done.
4. Get a set of new custom mats from fitmycar dot com. I chose black mats with custom blue stitching!

The stereo has a slot for a SD card as well as an aux input and with three cigarette lighters, (one in the boot) there are plenty of options for phone chargers.

Throw in traction control abs, DSG transmission (manual as well as auto) headlights that turn with you, auto rain sensing wipers, dual climate control etc etc and you'll find driving more enjoyable than ever. Being comfortable driving was an important decision factor for me. I have long legs, and not only does the steering wheel tilt up/down, it also extends out a long way as well.

I thought I might write about my experiences as a newbie driver (17 days, $2490.79 grossed after Uber commission) yet, the best part of my experience has definitely been finding (AND DRIVING) my Skoda Superb!
Welcome to uber, you made a great choice in car a Skoda has all Volkswagen running gear, and you can fault volkwagon I have had a golf for 3 years now a 2013 'TSI highline, and people always make comments is this a new car, as Volkswagen and Skoda are finished off well, I drove a Skoda Octavia as a Courtesy car from Volkswagen, the other day I like it

Just remember this forum is like any other a forum you make a comment and all the peanuts in the peanut gallery will anaylize what you say then put in there 2 bobs worth, it's like throwing a chip at a seagull and there all fighting over the one chip

Drive what makes you happy, do what you like there is allot of unhappy people on here crying about money, but it's a fact of life miserable winging people are everywhere ???
 

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"And riders will love the leg room and comfort" lol
Stop being an ant. X is cheap, safe and reliable transport.
Think how to make more profit and stop thinking about the riders comfort.

They have select option for more comfy cars
Ha they love comfort of my car too same lex room at half of the running cost.
 

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Skodas make good boat anchors
Spoken by the person who drives an Aussie Ford. Remind me about Ford Australia? Oh that's right, they closed their manufacturing cause nobody bought their cars. Great success!

Ha they love comfort of my car too same lex room at half of the running cost.
Unless you drive a limosine, I doubt your car has the same leg room as a Superb. Nothing does. If you actually knew anything about the car you'd know this.
 
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