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Taking taxis in Shanghai
After being in Shanghai for 7 years and became a frequent taxi taker, I list the taxi companies in Shanghai in the following orders:
Services quality in order
The reasons for the ranking
Turquoise taxi (
Light Green Taxi
Blue taxi and Red
Background story - Why lot of taxi in Shanghai are red?
Do you know why they
are all red? 10 years ago, there is no standard color for taxis. At that time,
Da Zhong taxi changed their ID color from many to one color - red. It is very
effetive at that time. People knows the color and would like to take red taxis.
But things changes rapidly, all the taxis begin to draw themself as red since Da
Zhong cannot prevent other company to draw their taxi red. About 4 years ago
(not sure though), Da Zhong decided to use only one model of car from Volxwagen.
They also reserve the right to use Turquoise. So now, if it is a Volxwagen
Santana, and the color is Turquoise, it will be a Da Zhong taxi. No one can buy
Turquoise Santana any more.
Note: This is only my personal opinion and may not be correct.