There are amateur drivers who commute back-and-forth to work, run errands, and take the kids to their sporting events on nights and weekends. Those drivers need cars that can dependably fulfill all those tasks and do it with a little style and verve. Then there are the professional drivers for Uber and Lyft, women and men who absolutely depend upon their vehicles because without their vehicles they cannot make a living. They don’t just drive to and from work; the vast majority of their driving miles are work.
So what do Lyft and Uber drivers look for in a car? We asked them the question, and they replied that that need dependability, a low purchase price, and low-cost operation. They will drive their cars a lot more than the typical owner, so they need a vehicle that will give them tens of thousands of trouble-free miles with minimal preventive maintenance. Based on that input, here are the best cars for Uber and Lyft drivers.