Would you buy a rental? - Page 5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2012, 01:23 AM   #41
michaelwb
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105890
Location: Los Angeles, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE Sport

Posts: 27
Points 171, Level 3
Points: 171, Level: 3 Points: 171, Level: 3 Points: 171, Level: 3
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 michaelwb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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?
michaelwb is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #42
Kenpo_zx3
Focus Enthusiast
 
Kenpo_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18282
Location: Garden City, United States
What I Drive: 2010 Evolution GSR

Posts: 289
FF Reputation: 1 Kenpo_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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!
__________________
Wicked White 2010 Lancer Evolution GSR SSS. Cobb Accessport, Perrin catback, UR test pipe, UR UICP, Cobb intake.
Kenpo_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #43
ducati20
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105190
Location: Gilbert, AZ
What I Drive: 2012 White SEL

Posts: 45
FF Reputation: 1 ducati20 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
ducati20 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #44
mac.mogul
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,738
Points 3,828, Level 39
Points: 3,828, Level: 39 Points: 3,828, Level: 39 Points: 3,828, Level: 39
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 13 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
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!
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #45
WhiteTite
Focus Enthusiast
 
WhiteTite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100660
Location: Ventura, CA
What I Drive: '13 Focus ST2. '12 Focus Ti

Posts: 155
FF Reputation: 2 WhiteTite Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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...
WhiteTite is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.