Is Camry Non Hybrid Suitable for Uber

Hi guys.

I am planning to start uber by buying a own car. Is camry non hybrid suitable for uber when compare fuel efficiency. Obviously I can’t compare it with hybrid cars. When compare with mitsubishi Lancer, madza 3 and toyota corolla. Which one would you prefer. I know every car has different engine capacity . So the fuel efficiency changes accordingly to the capacity. How much milage the camry non hybrid gives for full tank of fuel? How much do you think the cost difference to drive 1000 km on Camry non hybrid vs Toyota Corolla?

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    Toyota camry non hybrid
  • 2
    Toyota corolla
  • 1
    Mazda 3
  • 11
    Mitsubishi Lancer

Comments

  • +9 votes

    For stop-start, short trips etc, the Hybrid will shit all over the petrol.

    Why wouldn't you buy the hybrid? Budget? The extra you spend will pay for itself in a short time

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      Budget is the problem.

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        What's your car budget?

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          Max 14k

          • +5 votes

            @Gimmy: Jees whatever you buy will be destroyed in 12 months with the added mileage.

            Something tells me you haven't run the numbers of doing uber as a side gig in a car you bought for that purpose

            Also, the car has to be max 10 years old, meaning you'll only get 2yrs out of that 2013 Camry before you can't use it for Uber



            Fuel Consumption Combined

            7.8 L/100km

            Fuel Consumption Extra Urban

            6 L/100km

            Fuel Consumption Urban

            10.9 L/100km



            $18,500 for a 2014 Hybrid

            $3500 more (before negotiation), but a year newer and hybrid

            Fuel Consumption Combined

            5.2 L/100km

            Fuel Consumption Extra Urban

            4.9 L/100km

            Fuel Consumption Urban

            5.7 L/100km

            Just look at that Urban fuel consumption difference… Save 520L of fuel every 10,000km of city driving

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    Get the hybrid for $1000 more. Powers from braking not charging it…

  • +9 votes

    Are you sure driving Uber will pay well enough once you take out real expenses?

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      I am planning to ride only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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        So you want to spend a lot and then spend your weekends trying to earn a bit back?

        Buy a used car, save $10-20k and enjoy your weekends.

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          Not a brand new. Planning to buy 2013 camry non hybrid. I am getting it for a good price

          • +1 vote

            @Gimmy: Have you actually calculated estimated income? Uber isn't very sustainable for most, let alone 3 days a week. Especially during current lockdown period. Non-hybrid doesn't make sense regardless.

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              @Hybroid: i'm sure he has a job

              he just wants a few nights of uber during covid

              • +7 votes

                @tonyjzx: Brilliant idea. Buying a new car when prices are high. Then trying to drive Uber for extra dollars when everyone is locked down and can’t go out, and when others are desperately trying to find ways of earning extra cash by driving Uber?

                • +2 votes

                  @Euphemistic: Should add, I’m not against driving for Uber per se, but it seems like false economy to get a new car so you can earn a few bucks from it.

          • +1 vote

            @Gimmy: That should be one of the important things you added into the first post.

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        Don't bother with Uber unless it's going to be your primary income. You actually need more intense insurance to be an Uber driver, which completely destroys the profitability. I was paying $600 a year for insurance and was curious about a side gig. Rang up insurance and they said it would be close to $3k a year for insurance that would cover me.

  • +1 vote

    Get a Flintsones car if you're worried about running costs.

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      "Running" hehe

  • +1 vote

    If that's what you want to do, you're better off just driving a taxi. Wear out someone else's car. Also they do all the servicing, all you've got to do is drive it. Anyhow 99% of taxis are hybrids, so that gives you a hint that they're onto something there.

    • -2 votes

      Also 99% of taxi drivers are [blankety blank], so that gives you a hint that they're onto something there.

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        User name checks out

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    I would not recommend buying new car just for Uber, the profit you make before factoring in cost of the car would not make it seem worthwhile. You'll wear out the car very quickly, and make sure you have the correct insurance that includes ridesharing. If you have to, recommend Corolla Hybrid Sedan, so at least the car is cheaper.

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      I am planning to only on weekends.

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    buy a used hybrid

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    Can you rent a car? I see a lot of posts on Facebook for 200$ish a week and that? Maybe try that first before going in to buy a car and totalling your costs and profits over 4 weeks.

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    Hey,
    I had a Corolla and now have a Camry non Hybrid (the 2.5L 4 cyl)
    For me the Corolla used about 7.8L/100 in mixed driving. The Camry is about 9.8.
    The Camry is a better built car, more comfortable but also feels a bit more like a barge.
    I used to drive a Lancer for work. Good car, similar to the Corolla in many ways.
    The only thing that I really did not like on the Lancer is that it did not had an arm rest to the left hand, if you stay long times in the car that arm rest is a must
    Good Luck

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    I know every car has different engine capacity . So the fuel efficiency changes accordingly to the capacity.

    The vehicle size and weight also impacts on fuel efficiency. A Camry is a size up on the Corolla, Lancer and 3.

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    Depend on your driving behaviour.. smooth driving will save fuel anyway..
    for example..
    when my wife drive my mcs.. she can get about 600 km full tank, while i only get 500 km..

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    I look at the urban fuel consumption and calculate costs over a year. If you calculate for a ballpark figure that fuel is $1.50 average over the next year, and ignoring the price difference between fuels…

    If you drive 20000kms for the year the difference between a car with 6 litres/100km average and 12 litres/100km works out at a saving of $1800 every year.
    Even the difference between a 6 and 8 litre/100km car is $600 each year.

    So in simple terms: You drive 20,000kms per year and each liter/100km represent a $300pa saving assuming they use the same fuel type!

    In my case, I drive a petrol Ford Mondeo, and my partner has same car but diesel. She averages 7.5 litres/100km and I average about 11. We only drive about 15000 per year, and that still works out $750 more per year for the petrol car, or $15 per week. Obviously, diesel and ULP91 are different prices, but I am working on 91 octane and diesel being about the same averaged over the year.