In our 7 rides from auto rickshaw drivers one of them actually took us where we wanted to go and he was awesome. He wasn’t chatty or curious about us and he took us directly where we asked. He charged us double what we estimated the tourist rate to be but we would’ve tipped him that anyhow because we were so relieved we actually went to where we wanted to go without a hassle.
That is what to expect. We would’ve used cabs but they are much more expensive and probably have similar odds for not getting where you want to go. Honestly, I know that I should support the bicycle rickshaw drivers but I am too fat to think its acceptable for me to pay someone, usually less than half my size, to physically pull me around. It’s messed up logic but I’ve never pretended to have anything else.