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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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First thing is run a CarFax on it, 31K miles is a lot for a 1yr old car :eek: give it a good test drive and have it checked out by a mech you trust ;)
 

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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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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.....
And then there are those that actually have some sense and respect for property that doesn't belong to them that their best not to destroy their rental vehicle...
I'd venture to say that this story is an exception to the rule.
 

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And then there are those that actually have some sense and respect for property that doesn't belong to them that their best not to destroy their rental vehicle...
I'd venture to say that this story is an exception to the rule.
Yep, people who do that crap are utter douchebags.

The benefit of having a rental car is that you know they've done all the required maintenance. The dowfall, is that you never know if you've had people like GTPMALIBU renting the car before.
 

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in the last post i said i decided to get the insurance, but actualy i was told i HAD to get the insurance
that being said, i wouldn't have driven the car like it was stolen if i dident have that extra insurance, i wouldn't have done all that because i don't want MY insurance going up ;p
 

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Well guess what? If you would have gotten in an acident, your own insurance would go up weather you had the supplemental insurnace on the rental or not. The supplemental insurance on the rentals only covers their ass not yours.
 

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in the last post i said i decided to get the insurance, but actualy i was told i HAD to get the insurance
that being said, i wouldn't have driven the car like it was stolen if i dident have that extra insurance, i wouldn't have done all that because i don't want MY insurance going up ;p
...Yeah, that totally validates what you did.........
 

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in the last post i said i decided to get the insurance, but actualy i was told i HAD to get the insurance
that being said, i wouldn't have driven the car like it was stolen if i dident have that extra insurance, i wouldn't have done all that because i don't want MY insurance going up ;p
Acutally I believe they cannot force you to get the insurance. I read last year something about this was their way of making extra money for some reason or another and that they can't force you to buy it. I wish I had the article.

Edit: Found the article, but it didn't say anything about the insurance, it was talking about other surchages. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/05/05/rental.car.fees/index.html
 

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well it ended up not working out for some reason, i looked at a car near me and with the car and tag, tax and title it was $16,000 + for about $250 a month and this car here for $13,200 somehow ended up being about $280 and that was the lowest they could get it for which doesnt make sense because they said it was going to be 9% interest for 72 months, so 9% of 13200 = 1188 so thats 14388 and over 72 months that = $199

am i missing something out here? or were they trying to rip me off?
 

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well it ended up not working out for some reason, i looked at a car near me and with the car and tag, tax and title it was $16,000 + for about $250 a month and this car here for $13,200 somehow ended up being about $280 and that was the lowest they could get it for which doesnt make sense because they said it was going to be 9% interest for 72 months, so 9% of 13200 = 1188 so thats 14388 and over 72 months that = $199

am i missing something out here? or were they trying to rip me off?
9%?! Yikes!

Is that the best interest rate you can get? Is that through the dealer or are you getting your own financing? Is your credit a little shaky?
 
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