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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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2009 Malibu 31,000 miles for $13,194

I found a used Malibu near me for $13,200 with 31,000 miles on it, this is about the best deal I've seen and I was wondering what problems, if any, I should be looking for. It's an LS Malibu.
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Re: 2009 Malibu 31,000 miles for $13,194

First thing is run a CarFax on it, 31K miles is a lot for a 1yr old car give it a good test drive and have it checked out by a mech you trust
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If its an LS without onstar its more than likely a rental fleet or corporate vehicle.

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so if its a rental car then i should stay away from it?
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here is the car - http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...aler_id=582932
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so if its a rental car then i should stay away from it?
yeah, because its like going to a whore house looking for a wife

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that car looks clean an taken care of, but look at it in person. get under it look for things that are unusual, drive it listen to the engine.... and the trans

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does it look like a rental from looking at it?
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Rental vehicles get a bad rap. In many cases a rental vehicle has received much better maintenance than used vehicles that were not rentals. If everything checks out good on it, why wouldn't it be a good purchase?
I purchased a rental and am extremely happy with it.

Do a Google search for articles regarding purchasing rental vehicles and you'll find that many experts say that it can be a great idea/deal.

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Rental vehicles get a bad rap. In many cases a rental vehicle has received much better maintenance than used vehicles that were not rentals. If everything checks out good on it, why wouldn't it be a good purchase?
I purchased a rental and am extremely happy with it.

Do a Google search for articles regarding purchasing rental vehicles and you'll find that many experts say that it can be a great idea/deal.
for example when i had my "bu" in the shop i got a brand new rental equinox to drive from the rent-a-car place. I decided to get the insurence that you could purchess for like 10 bucks a day...........
i was off roading with it, doing one wheel burnout's ( which is very very bad for the trans) , hitting railroad tracks and getting air just about every time
and just all around beating the living crap out of the car.
i would never buy a vehicle that i knew was driven like that.....

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