For a lot of prospective drivers, having a reliable, suitable vehicle for rideshare work can be a big barrier to entry. For others, maybe you’re just tired of all the miles you’re putting on your own car. Whatever the reason, there is a plethora of rental options and today senior RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin details his experience renting a car from Lyft through its Express Drive program and shares his experience with the program below.
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Lyft Express Drive Review
You want the benefits of a flexible schedule and independent workplace that rideshare work gives you, but you don’t want to buy a car or use your own. This is not an unreasonable position (actually, it may be even a pretty smart one).
Uber famously got out of the car-rental and leasing game after it lost money on its XChange leasing arm, but more than enough independent start-ups have filled in the gap. For whatever reason, Lyft decided to pink things up with its own program, Express Drive, and it’s been humming along since 2016. In fact, RSG tried out Lyft Express Drive in 2017, but we came away unimpressed, reporting a net wage of $12 an hour with the program. How has Lyft Express Drive changed in 2019? My experience below.