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Corky 04-27-2019 02:52 PM

Buying 4 Runner from rental car co.
 
Anyone purchase or attempted to purchase a used 4 Runner from Enterprise car rental? Thanks in ad advance. Corky

Blue109 04-27-2019 03:41 PM

There is a dealer here that seems to be the middleman for rental fleet 4runners. Caught my attention because his prices seemed great and milage was low but info was lacking on the trucks so I checked him out and found they were all 2wd.

Down side is people treating the trucks like crap

Up side is rental agencies take pretty good care of the fleet and not many people rent SUVs

Corky 04-27-2019 05:19 PM

I have heard the savings are partially due to not having a third party involved in the sale,by purchasing directly from Enterprise.
I do have concerns about people being reckless with their rental but I also wonder about that whenever purchasing any used vehicles. I heard that Enterprise may offer a warranty.
Going to have to do more research.
Thanks for the reply.

having fun 04-29-2019 10:09 AM

Mine was a Enterprise rental. Bought a 08 in 09. Back then, guess a lot of people would rent them. Had 39k on it.
Condition appearance was good, maintained well. Hatchback window had a LOT of scratches in it was my only complaint.

wcjeep 04-30-2019 12:31 AM

Cloth seats? On used vehicles I like to use commercial grade steam cleaner with attachment to clean the seats and carpet. Do not use a cheap $100 steam cleaner. Helps get out the hidden funk. Best on a sunny day with a box fan to speed up the dry process.

mrmike7189 06-07-2020 07:48 PM

Hertz
 
Hertz has flooded the used car market with a lot of 4 runners . good prices and low miles. Check them out

mnofpeace 06-24-2020 08:17 AM

I dont know if this is still a worry of someones...but...

i purchased my 2014 4Runner from a dealer who had my SR5 as a rental/test car. I was able to purchase it with 21K miles on it. they wouldnt certify-used car it, however i was able to get it with the full factory warranty remaining and a Toyo financing option if i had wanted it...and it was wonderfully taken care of by the dealer. The only thing wrong with it were scuffs on the deck of the rear bumper from people loading and unloading something, and the driver lumbar didnt work/fixed under warranty.

my savings...a brand new Runner was $35K at the time/in 2014
i paid $27.5K out the door.

im at 111K miles now, and have had no problems what so ever.

canadian.bacon 08-25-2020 06:14 PM

i looked at one and they are not that far away in price from brand new for a low km one
i'll pass on the rental

Runner152216 12-04-2020 07:18 PM

I worked for a rental company. I worked in rental and with selling to dealerships. There are good and bad parts of buying a previous rental. I think the price is so close that I would prefer to buy a non-rental.

mrmike7189 12-11-2020 09:10 AM

I guess it depends on your area?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Runner152216 (Post 3575463)
I worked for a rental company. I worked in rental and with selling to dealerships. There are good and bad parts of buying a previous rental. I think the price is so close that I would prefer to buy a non-rental.

I guess it depends on your area? In parts of the US like California, the markup on new 4 runners is crazy. A slightly used one could be a better deal.

Captsolo 01-01-2021 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by having fun (Post 3279918)
Mine was a Enterprise rental. Bought a 08 in 09. Back then, guess a lot of people would rent them. Had 39k on it.
Condition appearance was good, maintained well. Hatchback window had a LOT of scratches in it was my only complaint.

How many miles now? Just curious:car:

Miles Davis 03-12-2021 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmike7189 (Post 3578064)
I guess it depends on your area? In parts of the US like California, the markup on new 4 runners is crazy. A slightly used one could be a better deal.

Have same thoughts on that. A friend of mine managed to save a lot of money buying a slightly used car whose previous owner got sick of the color of his car and that is why sold it to my friend :bounce: My friend contacted carplus for help in getting a loan and presently they managed to compare and find the best car finance deal. No hidden fees or charges, no paperwork. It is an FCA approved broker.

whyzee125 03-29-2021 12:11 AM

No way


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