What is a limo?
Limousines, or limos for short, are very large and extravagant vehicles that contain many exotic features not known to the average person! They typically come with a chauffeur because, well... what would be the point of owning or renting a limousine if you had to drive it yourself?
Most limousines come with a number of beautiful and state-of-the-art looks.
1. Privacy enhancing windows. Obviously, you don't want to bother with the peeping eye on a stranger ruining the party. Limos come packed with privacy, the windows are taken care of with privacy enhancing tints all the way around. That's right... no one can see in.
2. Chauffeur and party partition. The front of the limousine where the chauffeur is positioned is completely blocked off to create ultimate privacy during your opulent travel experience.
3. Entertainment has no limit. Limos contain a large variety of party essentials. Such as, but not limited to: open bars (typically with a complimentary bottle of champagne), plentiful seating arrangements for parties of 2 to as large as 25, LED mood lighting, fiber optic light shows, conveniently placed cup holders, plasma flat screen TV's, and dance poles for when the party starts to get wild.
4. Seasoned, sophisticated, and competent drivers. Limos are perceived to be the most upscale mode of ground transportation. Mostly because they are rentals (but if you want to buy them, they have a pretty price tag) and they come with a great chauffeur. Therefore they are typically associated with wealth and power. But for the middle class, they are commonly rentals for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bachelor parties, etc.
5. Limousines are commonly made in the USA or Europe. With very few producers of limos and stretch limos, cars are typically purchased as stock vehicles and are modified after market to be used for luxurious ground transportation. Since very few limos are purchased brand new by individual small business owners because most limousine companies (or a lot of them) are owned by government agencies and big businesses to transport important guests, they are sold used and then bought by individuals for their rental businesses.
6. There's quite a few different limo types.
8. Most companies that offer such services, are booked or hired in advance. Unlike taxi cabs, who are hired on-the-spot for popular routes, limo shuttles or shuttle buses to airports/popular events are booked early.