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#1 of 904 Carmax: What's Your Experience?
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 06, 2006 (10:16 am)
Bought from Carmax or thinking about it? Ask questions and share your experience here!
Feb 06, 2006 (12:24 pm)
I tried to purchase a car there a couple of years ago. I found the no haggle price to be about $1000 or so too high (and there really was no haggling).
I have also found Carmax to be a great place to go if you are torn between 3 or 4 different make/models of cars. Typically they have about everything in stock, so you can at least look at them each at Carmax, without having to drive around town to several places.
Feb 06, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Haven't dealt with them myself, but I have a friend who needed a new car after an accident. He didn't know what he wanted, so he liked the idea of something big like Carmax where you can see a wide variety.
He ended up getting a slightly used RX-8 from across the country (at another Carmax) that they shipped over. He paid a small fee for that, but he wouldn't have to buy the car once it arrived. He had it inspected, and did end up buying it. He paid around $20k for a 15,000 mile loaded model, and he's been very happy with it (except for the fact that he could fit a bigger piece of luggage in his former '99 Miata's trunk than the RX-8's).
#4 of 904 selling outright
Feb 06, 2006 (6:39 pm)
I took my truck in the other week to see how much they would give for it. kelly blue book for trade in good condition was 7500, they offered 7000. private party 9500, I sold it privately for 9000
#5 of 904 Laurel Toyota
Feb 07, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Does anybody have experience with this CarMax dealer in Laurel MD?
#6 of 904 Re: my friend [carlisimo]
Feb 08, 2006 (4:38 am)
"He had it inspected, and did end up buying it."
Just curious - was Carmax cool with your friend taking the car to his own inspector, or did he do this after he had purchased it, but still within the return/refund period?
#7 of 904 Re: my friend [1racefan]
Feb 08, 2006 (9:48 am)
"Just curious - was Carmax cool with your friend taking the car to his own inspector, or did he do this after he had purchased it, but still within the return/refund period?"
They let him drive it to his mechanic. I don't know what conditions they set, but it worked out.
#8 of 904 Carmax TTL Estimator?
Feb 12, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Can anyone tell me if the Carmax TaxTitleTags estimator is accurate?
I'm considering what I can afford OTD for a new car, and the estimate of TTT (especially in California) is a pretty important figure. I'm wondering if anyone who recently purchased a car could quickly check against their actual costs and let me know.
#9 of 904 former Carmax employee here
Feb 12, 2006 (12:38 pm)
Hi, I have just recently left Carmax after working there for over a year. I can answer most of the Carmax-related questions you folks might have.
#10 of 904 Re: Carmax TTL Estimator? [adamsear]
Feb 12, 2006 (12:39 pm)
yes, it is very accurate. Of course, it is only as accurate as the information you put into it. Are you selecting the right tax rates for your area? They calculate based on where you live, not where the store is located.