I have used taxis on many occasions and, for the most part, they are filthy beyond belief. I’ve ridden in tow trucks that were cleaner. I also don’t like the average taxi driver that can’t speak English, take a bath or be polite. Uber drivers are cleaner. Their cars are cleaner. And, I like to arrive looking like I’m being dropped off, not shuffled in a bright yellow taxi. Taxis got a bad reputation because they earned it.