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So I have been driving for about one month, a few long nights/wk and a few hours a day here and there. I currently drive a very nice truck, and can squeeze out 19-22 mpg, but for an X car at reg. rates, it is not worth it... thank you pool. Also.. Ive noticed pool has all but wiped out the nice afternoon and late night surges I was seeing at first.

My question is to you all that drive XL and up... Is it worth it here in SoFla? How many pings per week? I will increase my payment by like 200-300 /month for a Lux xl vehicle. Just curious before I make the jump.
 

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Same question that keeps coming up. Don't buy a car for uber. If you want an xl car then get one. If you want a lux car then get one.

Uber has shown time and time again that they can't guarantee work for you. What happens when/if Broward and Miami Dade get strict and uber leaves town again. You still have to make the payment.
 

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I do uber xl lux and lux suv at the same time and I dream of getting out of this biz almost daily. its not terrible but its pretty shitty
 

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I was thinking the same thing

I do understand the inherent risk.. I.e. Fee reduction.. Request trend.. Etc. Then.. of course the possibility that Uber will be shut down. However, I am doing this as PT and possibly as a great excuse to buy a Tahoe
 

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You can make more money on the Lux platform but it can be very frustrating at times. I frequently wait hours for a ping even during the busy times. At both the airports is usually between 3-4 hours to get a ping.
I think LuxSUV can be worth it but only if you are willing to put in the time and can stand sitting in your car for hours. I would say you need to put in a minimum of 60 hours a week to justify the extra expense associated with the Lux vehicle. I frequently log in over 80 hours.
 

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You can make more money on the Lux platform but it can be very frustrating at times. I frequently wait hours for a ping even during the busy times. At both the airports is usually between 3-4 hours to get a ping.
I think LuxSUV can be worth it but only if you are willing to put in the time and can stand sitting in your car for hours. I would say you need to put in a minimum of 60 hours a week to justify the extra expense associated with the Lux vehicle. I frequently log in over 80 hours.
Hello Basmati , how much are you making week before and after expenses if you don't mind ? Are you using LuxSUV? what's the model and year production of your car ? Thank you very much for the info man.
 

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Hello Basmati , how much are you making week before and after expenses if you don't mind ? Are you using LuxSUV? what's the model and year production of your car ? Thank you very much for the info man.
Zombie alert!
The thread is 1.5 years old
 

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What happens when/if Broward and Miami Dade get strict and uber leaves town again.
The Florida Legislature took that ability away from local governments with the new rideshare law. It went into effect on July 1, 2017.
 

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Hello Basmati , how much are you making week before and after expenses if you don't mind ? Are you using LuxSUV? what's the model and year production of your car ? Thank you very much for the info man.
I was driving a 2015 Lincoln MKT. This thread is a year old tho, and things have got much worse on the Lux platform since then. For the last 4 months I was averaging about $10 / hour before expenses running XL/Lux/SUV.
I got in an accident and totaled the vehicle three weeks ago. I decided it was no longer worth it to replace the SUV to work Lux and opted to just do UberX now.
 

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Stealing the thread for a quick second - is commercial insurance required for Lux?

I'm getting mixed info when I look around (at one time it wasn't required, now it is, you can squeeze by without it, etc).
 
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