quote:The person who is buying it. Former rental cars are often bought by young families ona budget, that what a newish car but can't afford a new one. Abusing these cars is not a victimeless crime. When I drive a rental I drive it as if it were my own car as should anyone else. Fred... [ January 01, 2004, 01:56 PM: Message edited by: palmerwmd ]
Originally posted by Pablo: I wonder how long they last??? I wonder if it has oil in it??? Who cares?
quote:You got it. I was going to buy one recently. ALL the fliuids APPEARED NEW, ALL fluids... That got me thinking... too good to be true. I used my FINGER, in front of the salesman, and PLACED my finger to the bottom of the brake fluid, and on my nail out comes Black GOO, the same for the oil... I still took her out for a joy ride, but no way was I falling for that. BTW FYI, when I did this you should of seen the salesmans EYES pop out of his head, he just walked off, BTW he already gave me the keys for the "DRIVE" :-} and man those shocks/struts were DEAD, and needed an alignment, and squeeked like it may need balljoints or a chassy lube... Anyone that would believe all the fluids are new, and finds problems like that, even without being a mechanic, is asking for it!
Originally posted by sbc350gearhead: -*-*which has been run to death, and the hood has never been opened, except by the used car dealer, who drain the 40000 mile old sludge from the engine, ran a flush though it and stuck it on the used car lot?
quote:You got it, thats why I buy New!
Avoid rental cars eh. Which is worse, a rental car that has been run to death, but regularly maintained by the rental company using crappy materials, or a 2 year old yuppiemobile which the owner trades in every 2 years, and which has been run to death, and the hood has never been opened, except by the used car dealer, who drain the 40000 mile old sludge from the engine, ran a flush though it and stuck it on the used car lot?