I always see Toyota fleet cars. So many of the cabs in Toronto are Toyotas. What type of fleets do you see GM vehicles being bought for?Depending where you live you may see more GM's than Toyota's. Plus American car makers are doing amazingly well with fleet vehicles. Not often do i see fleets full of vehicles other than american vehicles.
I think its partly because the black cars they were using before (Lincolns, and Crown Victorias?) are kind of getting dated now. The industry is looking for the new standard.I have noticed those where i'm located as well. Seeing the Lexus ES being used as airport limo's and part of escort services was sort of surprising to me, but not totally since the new Lexus ES sure does seem like it fits the bill for that sort of job.
Oh interesting, never knew that. I knew they also used to buy decommissioned police crown victoria's, but i think there is some regulation on age and mileage of vehicle that must be met when buying used vehicles to be used as a cab.Most cabs are not fleet sales at all actually. Cab companies will typically purchase lease return or repoed cars at Auction and then turn them into a cab. They destroy vehicles and never purchase new. They have their own garages so warranty is not of concern to them either...
That's probably true but I guess it does make sense that cabs aren't all brand new vehicles. In New York they look new, but everywhere else cabs seem like they have been around for a few years. I rarely get into a cab that is a brand new model.Oh interesting, never knew that. I knew they also used to buy decommissioned police crown victoria's, but i think there is some regulation on age and mileage of vehicle that must be met when buying used vehicles to be used as a cab.
I bet the regulations vary greatly. It could be city regulation, state regulation, or national. That's probably why there is a observable difference in the quality of cabs depending where you live.I guess it's a mix of it because I too have seen cabs that were old and in such a bad conditiion you wouldn't want to get in. and some really new