Q: Buying used cars from a rental company.

asked by on

I've been thinking of buying a used car from the rental company, there's decent amount of disagreement on the Internet about it. How do you feel about them, I'm thinking to buy Toyota Corolla or Yaris?

OK, Toyota Corollas are great cars. Of course, there is one IF. If you are going to buy a rental car--think about when you were renting a car. When I am renting a car, I drive them pretty hard. Sometimes you’re in a hurry. Lot of the times, they have been through the ringer. Generally, you are better off buying an off-lease car--only one person owned it and they generally take better care. When you get a rental car, a lot of different people run it, and there’s no way saying what kind of wear and tear it got. I personally am more for getting a leased car than getting a rental car myself. I mean, my customers buy rental cars and get some decent life out of them, and Toyota Corolla lasts so long that, unless they are beaten hard, they can still go a long time, but I’m still more of a fan of a leased car or a private owned, than from a rental company.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Buying used cars from a rental company.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How to remove inner tie rod ends can't seem to find hex engraving 4 spanner or socket set to twist Off inner tie rod off steering

You are correct, there is no hex pattern machined into the component. There is a special tool that can be used to remove the inner tie rods. Sometimes you can get a large wrench to work. There are only two...

Q: Air bag now says "off" pass seatbelt light beeps with nobody in the seat. What can that be?

This is likely related to the sensor in the seat that measures the weight put on the seat to know when to enact or arm the airbag. The airbag system uses a sensor in the seat to know when there...

Q: Can a bushing was checked out and looked fine to a mechanic, can it go bad 2-3 weeks later?

Hi there: Different mechanics and automotive retailers have unique service checks before selling a car or saying that it's "OK" to sell. So it's virtually impossible for us to tell you whether or not the bad bushing should have been...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...