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Uber is one business that is worth investing in if you’d like to earn ₦140,000 monthly on a ₦2,000,000 investment. The 2 most important factors to succeed in the business are getting a practical car that is in good working condition.. as well as getting a good and trustworthy driver.

Uber accepts 2005 and above four door cars. However, buying a 2007, 2008 or 2009 model is better so the car can repay itself on time whilst having a life span of 3 to 4 years on the Uber platform before they yank if off.

When choosing the most practical car to use, you have to consider the following factors: Purchase cost, fuel economy, good air conditioner, reliability, maintenance cost, life span, resale value etc..

Despite how lucrative the business is, I noticed several cars have been pulling out of the Uber business due to accidents, reliability issues, fuel consumption especially vehicles with 6 cylinder engines etc.





In order to prevent same mistakes, you may want to stick to the following cars..

 

Best Cars For Uber Business

 

Toyota Corolla

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This is actually the most preferred.. no wonder most companies use them as official cars. The 1.8 litre 4 cylinder engine gives an average of 30 miles per gallon (mpg). The air conditioner is excellent, sound system is good enough and the car makes your passengers arrive like a boss.

With the Corolla, you’ll get good reliability, reasonable space and excellent resale value.

Estimated Price: Tokunbo – N2.8m.. Nigerian used – N1.8m  (2009 model)





Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

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This car is small but mighty and arguably the best in the Uber line-up. Its 1.5 litre 4 cylinder engine gives you an amazing average fuel consumption of 32 mpg.. That’s about half the consumption of several 6 cylinder engines. Although, acceleration suffers but still good enough for city trips. It is also reliable and maintenance cost is moderate which all add up to increase your earning potentials.

Don’t be deceived by the small exterior.. it is pretty spacious inside. Thanks to the small engine and short bonnet. The small bonnet and the low belt-line makes you feel like you are sitting up high.

Estimated Price: Tokunbo – N2.5m.. Nigerian used – N1.5m (2008 model)

 

Honda City

The Honda City is less popular but it goes head-to-head with the Yaris in terms of performance. It is reliable and the 1.5 litre 4 cylinder engine promises average fuel consumption of 32 mpg. There is also a 1.3 litre option if you want to settle for that. The 5th generation Honda City which was produced between 2008 and 2013 is more than enough to get the job done.

The Tokunbo is pretty scarce so you’ll probably settle for a Nigerian used..

Estimated Price: Tokunbo – N2.65m.. Nigerian used –  N1.35m (2009 model)

 

Toyota Avensis

Avensis has various engine options: 1.8, 2.0 and camry’s 2.4 litre engine. But I bet you’re sticking with the 1.8 litre engine because transport business is more about the MPGs. You should be getting an average gas mileage of 27 mpg on your 1.8 litre Avensis which is good enough.

It is undoubtedly strong and reliable.. It is also slightly bigger than the Corolla with more premium feel.

Price: Tokunbo – N3.1m.. Nigerian used – N1.8m (2008 model)

 

You might want to read.. 8 ways to prevent Uber drivers from ruining your Uber business

 

Yes, Camry didn’t make the list because the 2.4 litre engine will shortchange you on fuel.. You may also want to stay away from the Honda Civic due to window and AC and a few suspension issues.. For Hyundai and Kia, cost of maintenance parts is your number 1 justification for staying away.

I wish you success in your existing or prospective transport business.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Ibukun

    March 28, 2018 at 15:53

    What about Toyota Matrix, is it a good car for uber business?

    • AutoJosh

      AutoJosh

      March 28, 2018 at 17:17

      Matrix is not bad but not as good as the listed 4

  2. tosin

    May 20, 2018 at 14:59

    you mentioned honda city 2008 model which I also agree to be a great car. but what about earlier models like 2006 and 2007, are they also reliable for uber business?

    • AutoJosh

      AutoJosh

      June 7, 2018 at 20:40

      Yes. They are equally reliable.

  3. Temitayo

    August 8, 2018 at 12:57

    hello Man.

    Thanks for the right up.

    Thinking of getting a 20005 Honda EOD, 200k mileage. is that google for the uber biz ?

    • AutoJosh

      AutoJosh

      August 8, 2018 at 14:02

      It also depends on the price. Although, i will prefer to stay away from it because of the fuel consumption. I’ll prefer something that has a smaller engine like 1.8 litre engine max.

  4. Nathan

    September 17, 2018 at 15:32

    Hello, thanks for great information. You made mention of Toyota corolla 2008 but because of price, I am thinking of buy a Toyota corolla 2005 model, is it also a good one?

    • AutoJosh

      AutoJosh

      September 19, 2018 at 12:13

      Yes. The 2005 model is good. At the time I wrote this article, 2005 model was the entry year for Uber cars and it wasn’t safe to buy the model year that could be knocked off their system after a year. The entry year has now been reduced that they even accept 2002 cars now.

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