The WSJ conveniently chose a photo of a stripped Wrangler, as if to "infer" that those made the bulk of sales. In fact, the article is vague on which Jeep models it's talking about, and there's nothing in the mentioned Polk data indicating which trim level car rental companies are buying. Judging by what I have seen at rental lots, they may be buying more Wranglers to boost their "premium" rental business which, again, is very profitable.
You would never, ever want to buy a used rental car.I'm thinking I would rather buy a used Wrangler from a rental outfit (that is no where near moab) that properly maintains it than from some used car lot. You have no idea what kind of abuse the previous owner did to it.
Exact same story here. The Wrangler was off our radar until a rental in Hawaii about a year ago and the fun our family had in it put the model squarely in our sights.The rental Wranglers I've had in HI def. swayed my opinion on my recent purchase. So their fleet sales resulted in a civilian sale in my case.