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Turo review – 5 reasons Turo won’t delight like Uber or Lyft

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Time for a road trip. But’s let’s not take our boring car, let’s rent something special. Instead of the same old rental car, I want to choose my exact make, model, and year. Welcome to the new shared economy, and peer-to-peer car rental is already here. My family and I had a trip to Tahoe planned and we decided to try industry leader Turo out to see if using the app and service was worth it. We definitely liked the car and the trip went well, but I couldn’t help comparing the experience to my previous car rental experience. I’ll go through our journey in detail in this Turo review, and cover 5 reasons Turo won’t delight you like Uber or Lyft.

Reason #1 – You might not get the vehicle you expected – Turo review

In my opinion, the best thing about Turo is the variety...

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How much do Uber drivers make?

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Not too long ago I signed up to be an Uber driver to see what it was like. I had a good experience, and while I enjoy driving and writing up reviews, I also like getting paid. You might be interested in making some side money driving for a ride service like Uber or Lyft and are asking, how much Uber drivers make? Keep reading as I go over my experience getting paid by Uber and some of the costs also associated with driving.

Fare Income from driving for Uber

First, lets look at the fares I had on my Saturday driving for Uber. My first fare John was around four miles, took about 10 minutes and I collected around $13. My second ride was around 53 miles, took 50 minutes, and I collected about $99. Uber closes their books for the week Tuesday mornings at midnight...

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What is it like to be an Uber driver in Silicon Valley California?

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Recently I saw an article about yet another lawsuit against Uber in London, and I thought that was it – it’s time for me to find out what this hubbub was all about. What is this thing called Uber that’s shaking up the world? And what’s it like to be an Uber driver in Silicon Valley California?

Getting on the Road

I might use Uber for a ride in the future, but first I wanted to see if I could become a driver. Uber’s claim is drive as much or little as you want, so what did I have lose by applying? I went to their site, and after submitting approval for a background check, and uploading a copy of my license, registration, and insurance, I was nearly ready to be an Uber X driver. It took a few days to pass my background check but sure enough I did...

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