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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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.

bcruz1973
bcruz1973

So my opinion would be only consider a rental purchase if the car still has manufacturer warranty on it. If not, stay away.

bcruz1973
bcruz1973

My 2003 was a loaner car from Mercedes dealership. The car was never purchased by a consumer before me. The only reason why I bought mine was because it still had a manufacturer warranty on it for 3 years, at the time of purchase. So anything that had gone wrong was covered.

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