I used Uber for the first time while on vacation a few months ago. Up to this point, I was hesitant to use the service. I'm not sure why in hindsight, but my girlfriend insisted it was a good service. I was extremely impressed. We used it for four trips. We were picked up each time within five minutes by new, clean cars. The drivers were courteous and made pleasant conversation. In total I spent ~$25. So, yeah, I'm sold. It was much better experience and better value than any cab ride that I've ever had.