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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #15 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


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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #16 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. 
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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #17 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
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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #18 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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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #19 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!

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2015, 08:42:28 PM »
You did mention the smileys

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #21 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
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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #22 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?
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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #25 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...

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #26 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.
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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.

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2015, 08:56:16 PM »
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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
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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: Buying a car?
« Reply #29 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?
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