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11-17-2012 04:37 PM
WhiteTite One year ago, I bought my daughter a 2010 SEL, previous rental, Ford Certified Used. Got a great price on a fully loaded Focus with 30K miles on it. It looks very clean and we have had zero issues with it. Certified warranty to 100k, I'd buy one again...
11-12-2012 08:26 AM
Originally Posted by Kenpo_zx3 View Post
Thanks for the huge amount of responses. I think this is a great thread for anyone thinking of buying a rental. I actually found a one owner CPO that I'm picking up on Saturday!
My Focus was also a CPO and I've been very happy with it. Congrats!
11-12-2012 07:45 AM
ducati20 I have bought rentals exclusively for the past 4 cars. There are risks, but the pricing is tough to say no to. I very closely inspect the cars, get down on my hands and knees and check the car over well. You can tell a lot about how a car has been driven by looking at the corners and the skid plates. I also only buy them at the manufacturer dealership (focus at ford ect) if that dealer has a rental company attached (rental agency at dealer). My cars have always been immaculate, in perfect maintenence and smoking deals. My SEL is a rental, 30500 miles on it when I bought it for $12.5... extended warrenty, brand new tires... It's a great car, next car will likely be an ex-rental as well.
11-11-2012 09:56 AM
Kenpo_zx3 Thanks for the huge amount of responses. I think this is a great thread for anyone thinking of buying a rental. I actually found a one owner CPO that I'm picking up on Saturday!
11-11-2012 01:23 AM
michaelwb If you can get it inspected and the price is low, I don't see why not, especially if the factory warranty remains.

I've tried Hertz Rent-to-Buy before, in which they let you rent the car for up to 3 days before buying the car. I checked out a 2012 Mustang GT with 38K miles for $23,000. Front suspension made a creaky noise over bumps so no go... but perhaps you'll have better luck with a Focus?
11-10-2012 02:18 PM
bringler26 My sister used to have an 04 zts 2.3 that she gave to my grandparents it had around 20k now it's around 120k. Only problem wad the fuel filter getting clogged. Oh and the dealer wrecked it and lied then fixed it poorly then fixed it again all on their dime. Overall it was still very nice. Even 8 years later.
11-09-2012 05:31 PM
markwb I would be inclined not to buy a rental. But I'm sure there are some good ones out there on the market to be had. It would be the luck of the draw so to speak.
11-09-2012 05:19 PM
2008 Ford Focus Perhaps not the most interesting response, but my opinion is .... NO
11-08-2012 11:12 PM
lyonsroar Played with my dads rental car this evening: a 2012 Ford Mustang v6. Automatic. Would spin the tires a bit. We didn't push it too hard. I was just curious if it would live up to the hype.
11-08-2012 07:40 PM
Originally Posted by Kenpo_zx3 View Post
Where the electrical problems because it was a rental or because it had 150K miles?
The rental company and manufacturer knew it had problems, let's put it that way. It had crossed state lines and was at a dealership when I bought it at 16,000 miles - clean CarFax report, but it took a lawsuit to find out that the problems did not start after I took possession.

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