What SB Uber/Lift drivers say about American Cars

I don't take too many Uber/Lift trips. The short three to five-mile trips are expensive per mile. Car ownership gets to be around two to three dollars per mile. Uber/Lift. My last Uber was $4.40/mile. Plus I did not get assigned any of the little cars that seem to be circling my pickup point.

Well, that is not totally the point of the post. The extra cost to not have to part, or deal with downtown Santa Barbara is worth it. The point is I have yet to have someone drive me in an American car or since I started noticing.

One thing the last two Uber drivers state that caught my attention. American cars are not good. American trucks are excellent.

The car that I own is a checkbox car:

  • Did the vehicle have enough room for an overweight family member?

  • Could I fit an oversized wheelchair in the back?

  • Could I tow at least 2,500 pounds

  • Four-wheel or all-wheel drive was a must.

  • Was the car safe

  • Reasonable mileage.

  • Was the car mechanically rated well.

The crossover SUV I have has been in the shop for thirty-six days as of this post. It was purchased nine months ago and had less than 7,400 miles on it. I am wondering if I should keep it even with all the work and new part put into it. I am also thinking that I should listen to the Uber/Lift drivers.

SBYC Wet Wednesday August 7 2019 on J70 Escape

Sailed little lighter than normal. As usual, the wind forecast was off. Not that that was a bad thing. Did not get the camera going for the start. Speed Summary: Speed MPH Min. : 0.000 1st Qu.: 5.552 Median : 6.494 Mean : 6.357 3rd Qu.: 7.579 Max. :11.294 Video created with a GoPro Hero 7 recorded at 1080p60. Data from GoPro Hero 7 internal GPS. Overlay software: Dashware.

SBYC Wet Wednesday August 08 2019 on J70 Escape

Sailed little lighter than normal. As usual, the wind forecast was off. Not that that was a bad thing. Did not get the camera going for the start.

Boat Spead during the race (In MPH):

Speed MPH

Min.

1st Qu.

Median

Mean

3rd Qu.

Max.

0.02237

5.56102

6.50054

6.37257

7.58321

11.29429

Video created with a GoPro Hero 7 recorded at 1080p60. Data from GoPro Hero 7 internal GPS. Overlay software: Dashware.