Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Re: Dodgy Taxis - Health Hazard?
You must realise many of these vehicles, infact, the vast majority, are on the road 24/7. They never get turned off, they just get handed from driver to driver. Owner driver cars are often far far better then cars driven by drivers employed by a taxi operator. These vehicles don't get good treatment from the people who drive them, they are some of the most abused vehicles out there. That being said, the fact they can actually make it through 1,000,000km of abuse and still drive is testament to how well made the Falcon is.d
As for saying "Why should we pay money for rides in a shit heap."
Spend a few years as a Taxi owner driver, then come back and say that. Its not exactly easy, especially to keep paying for services to things that break. You want a luxury ride that you're paying for, get a hire car.