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#156 of 205 Re: Purchasing a G35X Rental? [musclebunny]
Oct 07, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I personally would not buy a rental. I know rental cars are driven very hard by renters (myself included)that know they will be turning in the car a day or so later. You would be better off finding a single owner car with the same amount of miles. Most likely the owner took much better care of the car then most renters.
#157 of 205 Re: Purchasing a G35X Rental? [musclebunny]
Oct 08, 2007 (11:29 am)
Reminds me of that Seinfeld...
Agent: I'm sorry, we have no mid-size available at the moment.
Jerry: I don't understand, I made a reservation, do you have my reservation?
Agent: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of cars.
Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That's why you have the reservation.
Agent: I know why we have reservations.
Jerry: I don't think you do. If you did, I'd have a car. See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation andthat's really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody
can just take them.
Agent: Let me, uh, speak with my supervisor.
Agent: I'm sorry, my supervisor says there's nothing we can do.
Jerry: Yeah, it looked as if you were in a real conversation over there.
Agent: But we do have a compact if you would like that.
Agent: Alright. We have a blue Ford Escort for you Mr. Seinfeld. Would you like insurance?
Jerry: Yeah, you better give me the insurance, because I am gonna beat the hell out of this car.
#158 of 205 Re: Purchasing a G35X Rental? [samtut]
Oct 08, 2007 (11:40 am)
I once rented a sedan to get me from MA to Long Island for a business trip.
They dropped off a brand new Pontiac Grand Prix GT.
I drove it like I stole it for 2 weeks.
I got home on a Friday night and it didn't need to be dropped on until Monday morning.
My house had just been built and the driveway pavement had not yet been done, so there was a good 2-3 inches from the gravel to the garage floor.
Although my Toyota Tacoma had no clearance issues... the Grand Prix did.
I went to pull the GT into bay #2 and heard this AWFUL grinding dragging noise. It was the Pontiac getting caught up on the floor of the garage...ooops.
I figure, I'll pull out and back in, thinking the front lower spoiler was to blame.
Backing in...ooops again...came very close to ripping out the entire exhaust system.
Point here is, don't buy a rental...at least not the ones I've driven!
#159 of 205 Before you buy a rental...
Oct 27, 2007 (3:53 am)
...go to You Tube and watch "2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse off Road Adventure"
#160 of 205 Re: Before you buy a rental... [oldfarmer50]
Oct 27, 2007 (5:04 pm)
CORRECTION: Go watch any video under "rental cars". God, I wanted to slap some of those kids!
#161 of 205 Re: Enterprise - Any other experiences out there??? [metro123]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:21 am)
"I've never been a fan of purchasing former rentals. I've seen too many people abuse rental cars while they have them and return them back with a smirk on their face."
just watch the first "jackass" to learn more about this.
#162 of 205 Re: Enterprise - Any other experiences out there??? [metro123]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:30 am)
"That's why I tout certified cars...they are held to higher standards. "
for the most part, this is a myth. honda, toyota, ford etc want you to THINK they are held to a higher standard, but they really aren't. The dealership does no more to these cars than they do to their "regular" used cars. the only diff is the ext warranty is already been bought for the car. i bet if you ran carfax on these certified cars, you would find some ex rentals.
#163 of 205 Re: Enterprise - Any other experiences out there??? [nthe]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:34 am)
The value of the certification depends on what the certified program is. I wouldn't pay anymore for a certified lexus as there is little value in the warranty they put on those cars and the chances of them breaking down is less as well.
The euro CPO cars seem to have a little better value and usually give you special APRs. If you can save a point or more on the interest rate by going with a CPO car that could cover the difference in extra cost of a CPO vehicle.
Also for wear items and such our CPO guideline requires items to be replaced if they are more then 50% worn. On non-CPO cars we could let cars go as long as they are above the state minimum for wear. We generally replace all wear items, tires/brakes/rotors, if they are below 50% anyway but we are ONLY required to do that on CPO vehicles.
#164 of 205 Re: Enterprise - Any other experiences out there??? [nthe]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:47 am)
Not true. At least with Honda.
We are required to replace things that we otherwise wouldn't.
We throw away perfectly good brake pads that I know would last me another 20,000 miles simply because they are half worn out. Same with tires and other items.
Floor mats have to be in new condition etc.
#165 of 205 Re: Enterprise - Any other experiences out there??? [nthe]
Dec 17, 2007 (1:44 pm)
I guess it all depends on the dealer you buy it from.
We sell ex-rentals every day, cpo and non cpo. Never have any reoccurring problems with them.
You don't ever see any videos on you tube of people driving them the as intended (99%) because that would be boring to watch.