How's the used car from Hertz?
Is the price reasonable? Is it negotiable?
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Buy both and let us know.Messerschmitt wrote: ↑Lol, I dont know whats worse, buying an ex taxi car or an ex rental car
Jul 6th, 2015 9:22 pm
Jul 6th, 2015 10:53 pm
Agreed, they're both the worst vehicles to purchase second hand. And the ex police vehicles.Messerschmitt wrote: ↑Lol, I dont know whats worse, buying an ex taxi car or an ex rental car
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As long as you are aware of pricing of cars, but even then one must be careful. This week at the auction I noticed ex Avis elantras with 30-50K km fetching 12-13000. The same car new can be had for around 17,000 with their 5000 off promo.fly_life wrote: ↑I have purchased three used ex rental vehicles and the issues were not that they were rentals but more because of quality from the manufacturer and they were common in non rental cars. Most of new used cars are ex rentals. Though you might get a lemon that may also happen on kijiji or a dealer. There are dealers or private sellers that roll back odometers or falsify history. Usually won't happen with a current model ex rental and you still have warranty. Not too many people selling their 2014 or 2015 car. I paid almost $7k less over new for my Corolla and that's almost 30% depreciation in one year. With the $7k saved you can pay for all the repairs or maintenance over the lifetime of the car and probably pocket a couple of grand. Move up to a higher model like my 2015 1500 Ram Big Horn Hemi was $52k new but used with 9k on it $38k so that's $14k saved enough for another car if needed like my Corolla. My 2003 Grand Caravan Sport was half price used in 2003 and lasted almost 10 years before I sold it for $700. It just doesn't make sense to buy new anymore. Even 0% finance doesn't make it worth it. Good luck on your purchase.
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I drove a rental and i can tell you i have often floored that thing and hard brake it more than i can remember in several days.Pete_Coach wrote: ↑There are many on this forum that espouse doom and gloom on ex rental cars. They claim that every rental car is toast because renters "drive em like they stole em" and therefore all rental cars are pieces of junk. This is all fearmongering with no fact to back them up. I have been renting cars for decades and know hundreds of colleges that have done the same, none of us wants to pay for damages so we never "drive em like we stole em". That is myth, never proven. Having said that, there are the odd fools that do try and destroy things they do not own but, the car you buy from an agency will have a certain warranty on it.
As fly_life says, most newer model cars at dealers are ex rentals bought at auctions (or lease returns). Buying form Kijiji is as dubious as buying from a dealer but certainly less troublesome than buying form a rental agency. Kijiji is full or "curbsiders"so you can very easily be buying a ex rental or worse, a rebuilt after accident car.
I know people who have bought them and are very happy and I think you will be OK to buy from an rental agency.
Jul 12th, 2015 5:30 pm
We're talking about real life, not in the grand theft auto game.
Jul 12th, 2015 5:32 pm
Messerschmitt wrote: ↑I drove a rental and i can tell you i have often floored that thing and hard brake it more than i can remember in several days.
Jul 12th, 2015 6:09 pm
I guess it begs the question ...why?Messerschmitt wrote: ↑I drove a rental and i can tell you i have often floored that thing and hard brake it more than i can remember in several days.
Jul 12th, 2015 6:33 pm
Jul 12th, 2015 6:46 pm
Cause many people are garbage. It's ok for them to deliberately destroy others property but if they buy a car and it has 9km instead of 7km on it, or if a dealer mechanic drives over a pothole on a test drive they start freaking and post about it on this forum.Pete_Coach wrote: ↑I guess it begs the question ...why?
Why would a normal person do that to a car, let alone a rental car? What have you got to prove? What is the purpose of abusing the vehicles? Do you do that to your friends cars? And if not, why not? Their car is not yours either.
Seems stupid to me to run a rental car to the round. Is it some kind of fantasy thing with you?
Jul 12th, 2015 7:11 pm
Like the guy that rents manual cars and "always put rental cars through the ringer, burn outs, using the e brake around corners and red lining it on the highway"?