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Title: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 11, 2015, 05:58:26 PM
i'm looking for a used car with low millage and found nice deals from rental companies.
anyone familiar with www.hertzcarsales.com or www.enterprisecarsales.com ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2015, 06:04:43 PM
LOL.
There's a reason they're so cheap. Never heard of "drive it like it's stolen?"
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 11, 2015, 06:17:04 PM
:) i actually think that most people drive rental car better than their owns
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Dr Moose on May 11, 2015, 06:19:28 PM
:) i actually think that most people drive rental car better than their owns
lol
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: whacked1 on May 11, 2015, 06:40:27 PM
Like the old joke goes-

Buying a rental car is like going to a brothel for a wife. Anything thats been driven so hard by so many people, you dont want to put your key into!

However, I kind of took back that theory. Nowadays most used cars on the market are leases, which people treat like crap anyways. At least with the rental company you know they took care of the car, like oil changes etc.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 11, 2015, 06:42:08 PM
exactly :) plus they have a nice warranty 
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2015, 06:48:07 PM
Better off brushing up on your negotiating skills, buying new, and maintain it for 10 years before selling it for a third of the original sticker price.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: elit on May 11, 2015, 07:09:16 PM
This argument had already been hashed out somewhere on this forum
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 11, 2015, 07:28:01 PM
I'm Jewish and Israeli but with no negotiation skills -Hoy Vay :)
anyways i was looking at the hertz website and saw  nice deals look at :
https://www.hertzcarsales.com/vehicle/details/14375213
17k miles for $12k and with 12k warranty.
one of the things that cached my eyes was the 1.9% financing for 48 month.
at start i looked into lease but really quick i understand but anyway you (me) gonna get F...
i learned all the lease formulas etc... but usually found an unreliable sales people
Adi

Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: keemster26 on May 11, 2015, 07:34:14 PM
LOL.
There's a reason they're so cheap. Never heard of "drive it like it's stolen?"
+100
:) i actually think that most people drive rental car better than their owns
-1. Pple like to literally "destroy" a rental car b4 returning it.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Aaaron on May 11, 2015, 07:41:53 PM
Better off brushing up on your negotiating skills, buying new, and maintain it for 10 years before selling it for a third of the original sticker price.

Or buy 3 years old and sell it a year or two later for a negligible loss.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 11, 2015, 07:50:43 PM
Or buy 3 years old and sell it a year or two later for a negligible loss.
If you go thru a dealer (as most people do) include the profit he's making when you buy and sell which makes a big difference when its just a year or 2
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2015, 08:00:39 PM
:) i actually think that most people drive rental car better than their owns
I don't. :)
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 11, 2015, 08:01:37 PM
I don't. :)
i'm shocked
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
i'm shocked

I don't TRASH it. I'm so good to own my car, my version of treating a rental bad is flooring it on the highway. Meanwhile others do a lot worse. I wouldn't buy a rental.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: cozmohoot on May 11, 2015, 08:04:39 PM

However, I kind of took back that theory. Nowadays most used cars on the market are leases, which people treat like crap anyways. At least with the rental company you know they took care of the car, like oil changes etc.
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Alot of truth to the leased cars, you have no idea if maintenance was done.
Also, not every rental is used by a 21 year old joyriding. Location of the car could help the decision too

Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2015, 08:06:51 PM
How do we know that maintenance on car rentals is up to par?

A good mechanic is very helpful in buying a new car as well. 
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 11, 2015, 08:07:38 PM
However, I kind of took back that theory. Nowadays most used cars on the market are leases, which people treat like crap anyways. At least with the rental company you know they took care of the car, like oil changes etc.

Alot of truth to the leased cars, you have no idea if maintenance was done.
Also, not every rental is used by a 21 year old joyriding. Location of the car could help the decision too
thats why i got my car from a lease somewhere in MA ans not from NY/NJ
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2015, 08:09:18 PM
:) i actually think that most people drive rental car better than their owns

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Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 11, 2015, 08:37:05 PM
:) well i just spent a week in FL with a rental car driving around with my family, don't think i passed the 75 mph, i guess big percentage of the rental goes to people traveling with their families on vacation, always look at bright side :) or maybe i'm too naive.
did i mention i have formula 3 driving training & certificate!
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: cozmohoot on May 11, 2015, 08:42:28 PM
You did mention the smileys
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 11, 2015, 09:03:41 PM
:) well i just spent a week in FL with a rental car driving around with my family, don't think i passed the 75 mph, i guess big percentage of the rental goes to people traveling with their families on vacation, always look at bright side :) or maybe i'm too naive.
did i mention i have formula 3 driving training & certificate!
Out of 20k miles if "only" 10k are very abuse its not in good shape
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Dr Moose on May 11, 2015, 09:39:22 PM
IINM there's a mitzvah out there to destroy rental cars, TimT can you find the source?
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Palm5 on May 11, 2015, 10:54:19 PM
Don't forget the prices on hertz don't include taxes. So you gotta add a few more thousand bucks to the price
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: blerbz on May 12, 2015, 08:15:07 PM
I know a dealer who buys from f4om minivan rentals in Midwest. Mostly families on vacation. Driven okay, maintained very well. He's had very good experiences with it.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: yitrap on May 12, 2015, 08:25:46 PM
I feel bad to anyone who's bought almost any car I've rented...I usually did monthly rentals and there was always a considerable difference in the drive from pick up to drop off, it's not just flooring the car there's abusive driving and normal driving...
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Sammy82 on May 12, 2015, 08:52:33 PM
I know a dealer who buys from f4om minivan rentals in Midwest. Mostly families on vacation. Driven okay, maintained very well. He's had very good experiences with it.
+1
I bought a minivan (through a dealer) that was a rental in St Louis. Almost three years later and no problems BA'H.
The people renting minivans are people with families, not yeshiva guys. They don't necessarily care about the car but they do care about their families and themselves.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 12, 2015, 08:56:16 PM
+1
I bought a minivan (through a dealer) that was a rental in St Louis. Almost three years later and no problems BA'H.
The people renting minivans are people with families, not yeshiva guys. They don't necessarily care about the car but they do care about their families and themselves.
Definitely true but I'd still be wary of a minivan from anywhere near Lakewood/nyc
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on May 12, 2015, 09:27:49 PM
Who floors the pedal on a mini van rental anyways!!!?? Pissed off soccer moms that's it. How many of those rented already and were pissed off and were driving.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 12, 2015, 09:28:55 PM
Who floors the pedal on a mini van rental anyways!!!?? Pissed off soccer moms that's it. How many of those rented already and were pissed off and were driving.
What about a group of bochurim?
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on May 12, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
What about a group of bochurim?
In a mini van? so not cool.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: avromie7 on May 12, 2015, 09:31:46 PM
In a mini van? so not cool.
Shocking I know
I know bochurim who've rented minivans (not as often as cars)
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: cozmohoot on May 12, 2015, 11:30:30 PM
I know a dealer who buys from f4om minivan rentals in Midwest. Mostly families on vacation. Driven okay, maintained very well. He's had very good experiences with it.
Which dealer?
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: woodbox on May 13, 2015, 09:55:55 AM
Hey guys, and Dan!
i really think that we should a sticky for sharing  informative info of car Lease and car Buying!
took me a while to try learn the lease formula, and to understand that everything is negotiable.
as an example: i asked for quotes from over  10 dealerships online  and phone and never got a quote!!! they always try allure you into their turf.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: lunatic on May 13, 2015, 09:59:29 AM
Hey guys, and Dan!
i really think that we should a sticky for sharing  informative info of car Lease and car Buying!
took me a while to try learn the lease formula, and to understand that everything is negotiable.
as an example: i asked for quotes from over  10 dealerships online  and phone and never got a quote!!! they always try allure you into their turf.
Yup. Key is to negotiate each peice of the transaction separately
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: lunatic on May 18, 2015, 06:48:02 PM
Looking for a car with awd. What is the smallest one? Subaru imprezza?
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: mek on May 18, 2015, 06:55:12 PM
Looking for a car with awd. What is the smallest one? Subaru imprezza?

Juke is pretty small
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Aaaron on May 19, 2015, 10:08:26 PM
Looking for a car with awd. What is the smallest one? Subaru imprezza?

Mine is 4WD.  You're welcome to borrow it when you need it.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: lunatic on May 19, 2015, 11:54:01 PM
Mine is 4WD.  You're welcome to borrow it when you need it.

Both from Baltimore. Good enough for me.
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: cozmohoot on May 20, 2015, 01:38:41 PM
Like!
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: YudiG on June 13, 2015, 07:01:34 PM
anyone know about the toyota corolla - robotic transmission? obviously one needs to drive it to experience it...but just wanted to hear some feedback  on how it compares to driving a regular automatic car?

is it a pain? do you get used to it?

fyi ive never driven manual
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Yehuda25 on June 14, 2015, 11:00:15 AM
IINM there's a mitzvah out there to destroy rental cars, TimT can you find the source?
::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: lunatic on June 19, 2015, 08:11:51 AM
How much should I be paying for a 2012 crv, base model,  with 48k
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: moish on June 19, 2015, 09:06:48 AM
check blue book
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: lunatic on June 19, 2015, 09:11:44 AM
check blue book
Did.  Looking for some personal experience
Title: Re: Buying a car?
Post by: Yehuda25 on June 19, 2015, 09:39:23 AM
How much should I be paying for a 2012 crv, base model,  with 48k
PM belighted, I think he just bought one.