Harry here. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the Xchange Leasing Program, so today, RSG contributor Christian Perea re-visits this program now that it’s been live for a few months to see what drivers are saying about it and what their experiences have been like leasing a car.
The new leasing program available for Uber rideshare partners actually is a pretty beneficial one for drivers, but getting the best deal from a dealership has been a challenge. So we gathered feedback from drivers who went through the process to help you learn more about the pain-points and how to avoid them.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the leasing/rental options available for rideshare drivers, please check out our new Uber and Lyft Vehicle Marketplace page.
A few months ago, Uber launched its Xchange Leasing Program and we wrote an article reviewing how it stood to change the leasing market for rideshare drivers. Previous leasing options were costing drivers up to two or three times as much per week and limiting their mileage with steep overage fees.
On the surface, the Xchange program seemed to address a lot of those concerns, offering flexible terms, free maintenance and even unlimited mileage. Now that a few months have passed, we wanted to re-visit this topic and see what kinds of deals drivers are getting and offer advice for actually leasing the car from a dealership. [Read more…]