Yay! I Got a 5 Star Rating as a Uber Passenger

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Does anyone else get excited when you’re about to get out of a Uber and the driver tells you they are going to give you 5 stars? Yes! As a passenger, I did my part and managed not to vomit in their car, wasn’t rude, and didn’t yell on the phone while in the car.

I’ve noticed this more and more these days (especially in NYC), where the driver makes it a point to tell you they are giving you a 5 star rating. They do this in turn, as they hope you’ll also give them a 5 star rating, but their have been times, when I haven’t for instance if the driver was talking on the phone the whole time in a ride.

Uber does display passenger ratings in the app, and you can view your rating which goes up to 5. Apparently Uber drivers can see your rating when they accept your ride, so they already have a prenotion about who they are picking up, and could ultimately base their rating on this.

There’s a lot of stuff you can do to “mess up” your ride/rating, with the biggest being drunk and vomiting in their car. I’ve heard from drivers that this is the worst thing you can do as a passenger, and will automatically result not only in a clean-up fee but a 1 star rating for that ride.

If you still haven’t tried Uber yet, you can still get a credit towards your first ride with my referral link, here or your credit can be applied to your UberEats order instead!

Does anyone else get “excited’ when the driver tells them they are giving you a 5 star rating, as if you’ve done your job as a passenger. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Unlike on the rider side, drivers are required to rate after every ride. I occasionally drive for Uber and I think I’ve given out 1 star maybe 1 time to an obnoxious, drunk asshole whole was made me wait for about 20 minutes while he was looking for his obnoxious, drunk asshole friend, while simultaneously trying to pick fights with people outside of the bar. The others have all been 5 stars. These drivers are more likely telling you about a 5 star rating in hopes that you’ll give them a tip, not so much about the rating.

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