I want to buy a car to use as a taxi, what's the best option?

I'm looking to purchase a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with 120,000 mileage to use as an Uber vehicle. Please advise if it's a good option. It's that or a Nissan X-Trail diesel. Thanks.

Asked on 22 June 2020 by mike O

Answered by Andrew Brady
Do what all the professional Uber drivers do and buy a Toyota Prius. They're very reliable and cheap to run. You can get a Prius+ if you'd like more space.
Similar questions
I'm still reviewing my options regarding the purchase of a used Toyota Prius (approximately two years old) for private use and work as a 'Private Hire' taxi. Unfortunately I can't afford the current model,...
I currently drive a diesel Toyota Verso as a tax. Would I be better off with with a hybrid Toyota Auris Estate? I do lots of short runs and about three or four motorway runs per week. I do roughly 25,000...
I'm a London taxi driver. My cab is a 2006 TX 2 that's done about 234,000 miles on the original engine. Recently, the oil pressure warning light has started to flicker when the engine has warmed up, more...
Related models
Low CO2 emissions and zero car tax. Spacious cabin makes it a realistic family car. Plug-In version escaped London Congestion Charge.
Hybrid only seven-seater. Low emissions of 96g/km for Icon trim. Easy to drive. Spacious interior and seven seats as standard.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car