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Old 08-26-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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2011 jk auto was a rental

Ou od you buy a prior rental...it would be my second car for fun only? Just not sure if I want someone else's beater...
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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I don't think I would buy a former rental.

Too many "noobs" not knowing what the hell they were doing.

Then again, that could depend on the rental company and the state they were in.

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Old 08-26-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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Especially not a wrangler. I've seen rentals with busted zippers, tops that were folded down with the windows in, door dings in the fenders from removing the doors. And that's just cosmetic. I bet people have fun with the transfer case on dry pavement.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:24 PM   #5
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Maybe for something like a cheaper sedan or whatever I could see it being okay. Something like a Wrangler though. Wranglers have the reputation for being tough and offroad and I'm sure plenty of idiots that had no clue what they was doing decided they wanted to be offroad warriors with them.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #6
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If the prices for a used rental reflected the abuse they've gone through then maybe. But with the value of Wranglers staying high these are high risk machines. I looked over a couple of them that were rentals out of Hawaii, both had a fair amount of rust showing on them in strange places. Both had rust on the bolt heads where the seats attached to the floor, among other places.

If you're mechanical, and the deal is really good then maybe.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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that's like buying fish tacos that are 'mostly fresh'....
get in--buckle up--hang on
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #8
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For purely as a toy and if you plan on abusing it as much as the renters did and the price is right then maybe.

It could serve as a nice starting vehicle for a hemi, 60s, and atlas.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #9
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No don't. I work for enterprise and every wrangler we have has gotten the shit beat out of it literally. Everyone gets in it and says what can I run over? Had a customer once say it's making a real bad noise in 4wd on the interstate.. He was in 4 low. Lol I would never ever buy a RENTAL car the stuff you see working here would amaze you lol
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #10
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Kinda what I figured....thx
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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It's amazing how many people think that 4x4 is the same as 4 Wheel Drive and think they can drive in regular flat roads in 4lo "for extra traction"
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:05 AM   #12
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I'd never buy a used rental, unless it came with a ridiculous bumper to bumper warranty.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #13
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If the price was right, maybe, with a trusted mechanic's blessing....I bought a rental 4x4 2004 Durango 4.7 V8 that had 17000 on the clock at 1 1/2 old from a Dodge dealer. Balance of the factory warranty (36k) was honored the one time I need it for a security system electrical issue. I traded it in with a little over 105,000 on it, the only things I did were maintenance, 1 battery, oil changes, tires at about 70,000, brakes at about 85,000, and fluid changes about 90,000. No issues with it otherwise.

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