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What are the pros and cons of being a taxi driver?

Im about to buy a taxi and wish the know what are the pros and cons of the trade.

Tips and tricks from experienced drivers would be great.


Advice on how to keep maintenance costs down are highly appreciated.

3 Answers

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Where I live, the only way you could make good money from a taxi was to own a taxi licence and rent it out to drivers..  The drivers made very little money and ended up working long hours to make enough money.

    But that was years ago, before ride sharing apps became common place.  Traditional taxi services are really struggling in some markets today.

  • A con:  a drunk puking in the back seat.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    WRONG FORUM. Maintenance & Repairs isn't it. Go to Careers & Employment in the Business & Finance. 

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