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Buy a pr-owned Sedan, previously commercial use

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Buy a pr-owned Sedan, previously commercial use

I am looking for a sedan, found one which the Carfax report says its previous use was commercial.

Can anyone help me understand what does this commercial use mean? It was registered in Quebec.

thanks,
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GreenYou wrote: I am looking for a sedan, found one which the Carfax report says its previous use was commercial.

Can anyone help me understand what does this commercial use mean? It was registered in Quebec.

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Could be a number of things. It could have been a dealership loaner or rental or a promo vehicle where a company would buy it, plaster stickers on it, a display model etc... but it was not a privately owned vehicle. What kind of car?
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Camry.
2017, about 60k mileage.
Rental maybe.

worth a shot?
koffey wrote: Could be a number of things. It could have been a dealership loaner or rental or a promo vehicle where a company would buy it, plaster stickers on it, a display model etc... but it was not a privately owned vehicle. What kind of car?
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GreenYou wrote: Camry.
2017, about 60k mileage.
Rental maybe.

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For sure. If the carfax is clean, also spend the money and get a carproof and the price is right.

Do you have a paint thickness measuring tool? They are pretty cheap. I would buy one and test all panels, it would tell you if the car was repainted/accident. If both reports are clean and the paint thickness around the vehicle is comparable in numbers, that's a good sign it's a clean car. Ask to see if you can get it inspected by a Toyota dealer if this is not on a Toyota lot.
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It's a dealer car, has carfax report, looks clean.
Paint thickness measuring is really a good idea, thanks. I will get something.

BTW, Carfax vs. Carproof, are they any different?
koffey wrote: For sure. If the carfax is clean, also spend the money and get a carproof and the price is right.

Do you have a paint thickness measuring tool? They are pretty cheap. I would buy one and test all panels, it would tell you if the car was repainted/accident. If both reports are clean and the paint thickness around the vehicle is comparable in numbers, that's a good sign it's a clean car. Ask to see if you can get it inspected by a Toyota dealer if this is not on a Toyota lot.
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GreenYou wrote: It's a dealer car, has carfax report, looks clean.
Paint thickness measuring is really a good idea, thanks. I will get something.

BTW, Carfax vs. Carproof, are they any different?
Yes, they are different. Carfax is a US report that can list Canadian vehicles while Carproof is a Canadian report. Some places offer carfax which may contain different information about the vehicle.


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