Opinion on buying a rental car, has anyone here done it?

HI Scotty, I am seeing some great deals, a 2 year old toyota corrolla with 40,000 miles. do you think its a good idea?

HI Scotty, I am seeing some great deals on 2 year old toyota corrollas with 40,000 miles. do you think its a good idea to buy these cars? i can get a 3 day rent to buy option and have a mechanic or "yourmechanic.com" come out and do a pre purchase inspection.

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seanfanelli
seanfanelli

check the Carfax, I bought an older ford escape that was a rental down in Texas and brought up north to PA and its had no major issues minus the alternator

Windsorpodomous
Windsorpodomous

I wouldn’t recommend it. Lots of different people driving it. And not always nice. Like buying a police cruiser.

Airman Alan
Airman Alan

We bought a 2016 VW Passad from CarMax with a rental history, CarMax was fully upfront and the factory warranty in force but to be on the safe side we did buy a full coverage warranty passed the factory that is bumper to bumper and still saved over $7,000 in over all cost for the vehicle bought new.

pinhead larry
pinhead larry

It also depends on how it was treated, If it was driven like a racecar driver in the in the indi 500, then all bets are off

Techsus
Techsus

Concur. "Toyota" part is A+. "Rental" part is the rub. Ask if the Warranty transfers to new owner (you). Have you rented a car before? Then you know the "this isn't mine so I can abuse it" common mentality. Caveat Emptor.