Uber– close to a cab experience, the drivers seem very experienced, the cars are clean, its less expensive than getting a cab, you sign up with an app, your card is on file, you don’t deal with cash, the payment is taken automatically from your card.
Lyft- your driver is a regular person looking to make extra cash, even less expensive than Uber, they use their personal cars, so far they seemed very clean, you don’t deal with cash, you download the app sign up put your card on file and they take it out automatically. The second driver, a woman, her navigation skills were not top notch but she was a nice lady and we got to my destination which to me was the most important part:)
Personal note-Lyft drivers; First one had it’s B-day that day and was going to have a B-B-Que with his friends. He asked me cooking suggestions for corn on the cob. The second driver, the woman with navigational hick-ups, was hoping to buy a house soon. I gave her some ideas since I had a dab of knowledge in this area from my real estate times.
For the picky ones out there Uber will be better, for the charismatic ones out there any would work for you, for the penny pincher, Lyft would work better for you or you take your own car:)
ReachNow vs Car 2 go
Both are a car rental per minute services. You have to download an app, put your credit card info in there and use it.
Reach out– No key required, everything is built in the dashboard, most cars are Mini Cooper and BMW, nice and clean, you don’t need to worry about feeling the gas, if you do you get a credit back, these drive within city limits, it’s great for people living in the city without a car. However, we have tried this services four times, each time with some type of problem. (Car not opening, car not locking after use, car not unlocking). 49 cents per minute, when parked the rate is 30 cents a minute, you don;t pay for insurance, fuel, parking or maintenance.
Car 2 go- smart cars only, same set up as ReachNow but they actually work, available everywhere downtown (lots of cars available). 41 cents per minute +tax/fees. You don’t pay for parking, fuel or maintenance.
From personal experience, even though the ReachNow cars are nicer to drive, Car 2 go worked without any problems every time, which we used it about 8 times now without one problem.