We often joke that there should be a Ninendo game called “Shanghai Taxi Driver” the goal being to get from the airport to Hongqiao as fast as possible but with a still running car. The driving these guys and gals produce is our inspiration for that little inside chuckle.

Shanghai has a bunch to choose from and they’re pretty inexpensive. When it rains, they all disappear. The rest of the time it isn’t hard to find one. I won’t comment on the varying quality – would never want to cast aspersions on them individually. Let’s just say they vary wildly and perhaps you can discern the hierarchy from the condition of the cars in the pictures.