Anybody else miss Checker Cabs? I loved those things.
Last edited by ECTO-1; January 2nd, 2006 at 12:41 AM.
Me too. Plenty of legroom, easy to get in and out of, room for my family of five.Originally Posted by ECTO-1
Wish they were back, though a fleet of London cabs would make an excellent substitute.
The Isuzus and older Hondas were also OK: regular doors in place of the sliders you find on the newer Hondas and Toyotas.
Dead last: the dreaded Crown Victoria.
Everybody loved my old Honda Odysee...But some have problem getting into my new Toyota, which is a little higher, and have hard time closing the sliding doors.. you won't see me driving a Crown vic again though, piece of garbage that they are...
i am a cab driver. i,ve been driving cab for 10 years. let me tell you something about talking on the cell. cab driver are not talking about like where the chicks are? or where the party is gonna be?. they are talking about where are the passengers and how to get to the destination or where are the cops with speeding tickets etc. dont even think that be a cabby is just sitting and driving around and looking at girls. ok. and one more thing , you should also learn that passengers are not allowed to smoke, drink, eat,have sex bla bla bla etc in the cab . and i,ve seen this a lot,almost every day that passengers are doing these things inside the cab.
have a good one
keep the city running.hit the fcuker and go.
Originally Posted by Edward
Hmmmm...Originally Posted by ondaponda
Why would that be a worry to a cab driver?
Most of those radars are painted yellow, if you know what I mean...Originally Posted by lofter1
Made my first visit to both the US and NY last wknd and I have to say, on the taxi journey from JFK to my hotel I was sh!tting myself...
I have never seen such mental driving in all my life as NY taxi drivers...
I mean i'm a bit of a mad driver here in the UK and he even put the wind up me.. hehe..
It was crazy... and all wknd every time we got in one it was the same.. they are all nuts.. I cant believe there are not more crashes given how many of em are on the road out there.... It really was an eye opener!!!
Also can any NY locals answer me this.. On the cabs info thing in the back it says drivers MUST (and must was underlined) use EZPASS for bridges/tunnels and pass discount onto passenegers, but on both inbound and outbound trips to/from JFK both drivers asked me for the $4.50 toll for the Q-M tunnel... are they supposed to do that?? Do ALL cabs have an EZPASS??
I use yellow cabs all the time, and my experience has been 99% positive.
misterbarlow, while I'm not certain whether taxicabs are legally required to have EZPass or not, I do know that the difference in toll charges is only 0.50 cents more without it.
Therefore, I don't think you should be too concerned about it.
Did you enjoy your trip?
Yeah I did enjoy it, thought its a fantastic place...
Always wanted to go there for years and finally got around to it...
Found it all a bit overwhelming at first and a big culture shock, coming from a small Welsh city of just 300,000 people, it even makes London look quiet, but you get used to it after a day or so...
Not too bad then if the ezpass is only 50c cheaper...
Difference is $1 on all the Hudson crossings, and even more during non-peak ($2 I think).Originally Posted by antinimby
Queens Midtown is a different story, however, and I cannot be sure what it is...
So you didn't mean that they were thinking about what they were doing?Originally Posted by misterbarlow
Anywhere near Llanelly?Originally Posted by misterbarlow
Was that sarcasm?Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
I would check my notes if I had any.......