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Old 09-30-2018, 04:42 PM
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Anyone with experience here on purchasing a vehicle thru car rental agencies (sales) ?

Browsing thru Enterprise's site got me to looking and wondering if the 'No Haggle price' is negotiable or not (knowing that nearly everything is negotiable in price). I am looking to get educated. Additionally, some areas have xfer fees......seems that would be somewhat like doc fees, negotiable as well.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:21 PM
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I've bought lease returns from a dealer. I did get a 2002 Toyota sienna in 2003 with 32,000 miles on it from corwins in Fargo ND. That was in our family until 2017 last fall when Dad he t a dear with it and insurance totalled the vehicle. Paid him $5000 for it and the repairs were $4800. They bought a 2009 Sienna to replace it.

My wife's current ride is a 2015 Ford explorer that came back from a lease to the MN plumbers union.

I haven't got new straight to Enterprise for a used vehicle. People rent them and beat on them hard.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:02 PM
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Several of my friends have purchased with a car rental agency in past years.

Good transactions and as it turned out, all of the buyers were happy with their vehicles.

Be safe
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My recent experiences with leased vehicles taught me much about them. About all that people who lease a vehicle care about is not scratching it or exceeding the mileage. Basic maintenance and oil changes were few and far between, or maybe never. I found a lot of neglect and not caring because they were not going to keep it long term anyway. I too thought that buying vehicles off lease was a great way to get a low mileage, well maintained car. I went back to preferring private party cars and seek out good owners with lots of records of what they had done.

And rental cars? The last one I rented in Boise. ID I held the brakes and did a burnout out of the airport parking lot. Got the idea from "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles" movie.

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Got the idea from "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles" movie.
How do they know we are going the WRONG WAY . . . They don't even know where we are going . . . .
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:34 AM
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Anyone with experience here on purchasing a vehicle thru car rental agencies (sales) ?

Browsing thru Enterprise's site got me to looking and wondering if the 'No Haggle price' is negotiable or not (knowing that nearly everything is negotiable in price). I am looking to get educated. Additionally, some areas have xfer fees......seems that would be somewhat like doc fees, negotiable as well.
Theoretically most people are mature enough not to beat on rental vehicles and wouldn't even think to do so.

The people who like to destroy other people's property because they may well get away with it probably test drive new cars and beat on them too, "to "get one over on the owner".
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:50 AM
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I owned a few "rental cars" I purchased from local dealers not from the rental agency. They were all good deals. Thinking back there were 3 2000 to 2012 Impalas I bought that way. Generally they had 15,000 to 20,000 miles on them and they were generally 2 model years old. Saved a bundle and I drove them for 3 years and traded for another. I recall asking my dealer to go to the auction to pick one up for me several years ago. "Any color but red", I told him. I drove that red 2009 Impala LS for 75,000 miles before I retired and bought a new mini-van.
Nobody ever rented an Impala to beat the **** out of it. I might not choose a rental Mustang GT.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:45 AM
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I own two leased autos. One truck and one small SUV. So far, so good. Rental cars. I've rented a few and never beat them. Just the way I fly. Would I buy one? Don't know for sure but friends have and had very good luck with them. Maybe if I pressed for cash. That's why I have my mechanic check them out before buying.
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I owned a few "rental cars" I purchased from local dealers not from the rental agency. They were all good deals. Thinking back there were 3 2000 to 2012 Impalas I bought that way. Generally they had 15,000 to 20,000 miles on them and they were generally 2 model years old. Saved a bundle and I drove them for 3 years and traded for another. I recall asking my dealer to go to the auction to pick one up for me several years ago. "Any color but red", I told him. I drove that red 2009 Impala LS for 75,000 miles before I retired and bought a new mini-van.

Nobody ever rented an Impala to beat the **** out of it. I might not choose a rental Mustang GT.


If it was a sedan no problem. I wouldn’t buy a rental pickup because of what I’ve saw some people do with them. I also wouldn’t buy a rental sports car.


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Old 10-01-2018, 01:39 PM
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Vtec,
Your story reminds me of a fellow who I knew from work a long time ago.

He would buy a new vehicle and drive it for 100,000 miles.

Absolutely the only thing that he ever did with his vehicles was to put gas in the gas tank.

No oil, spark plug changes or other maintenance work.

Interestingly enough, he normally got the 100,000 miles out of the vehicles with no maintenance.

I certainly would not advocate his "style" of vehicle ownership, but this was one extreme example of such a vehicle owner.
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