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would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? #5343234 02/06/20 11:34 PM
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hertz has them for about $8-10k depending on model. Elantra, sonatas, altimas etc. they all seem to hover about 80k milles for the 2017 models. would you buy one of these ex ride share models?

https://www.hertzcarsales.com/certi...ima-7150ad8b0a0e0ae8703b023603a93630.htm

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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343239 02/06/20 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyMe
hertz has them for about $8-10k depending on model. Elantra, sonatas, altimas etc. they all seem to hover about 80k milles for the 2017 models. would you buy one of these ex ride share models?

I bought a former rental. Put 100K miles on it. Had zero failures of any kind that I could attribute to its rental life.

-Diff died because I ran it across a stream and it flooded and I didn't know it. 32K miles.
-HPFP and FPR both died 5 minutes after getting gas at 106K miles. I blame the fuel.

Other than that, I had no issues.


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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343278 02/07/20 02:00 AM
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I would have no qualms buying one from their ex-fleets, only if it doesn't have a CVT, and only if it's not made during the Carlos Ghosn regime.

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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343283 02/07/20 02:48 AM
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Our van was an ex-Enterprise vehicle, doesn’t bother me one bit. I wouldn’t have an issue buying an ex Uber/Lyft vehicle either.
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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343338 02/07/20 05:46 AM
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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343340 02/07/20 05:52 AM
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I'm used to being able to get a brand new stripped Elantra for $15400 or even less.

My philosophy is to buy new, or completely falling apart.

I like to assume a car is "done" at 150k, so one for sale with 75,000 should be half price or lower. Not just half of MSRP, but half of what I could get after all the rebates and haggling. Mileage beyond 150k is "free" and my reward for not just buying new. I haven't bothered to look, because of my aforementioned philosophy.

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Yes, if the price is less than a car of equal value. Why pay more for the same car? Most people that rent a rental car have the common sense
to treat the vehicle as if it were their own. Broke people don't rent cars. For the most part a rental should be just as good if not cleaner than
an auction or private owner car. They get cleaned every time you bring them back.


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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: WhyMe] #5343357 02/07/20 06:29 AM
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Rental cars from Hertz, Enterprise and Budget are one thing.
Privately owned ride share cars are another.

Nothing stops a mechanically disinclined person from buying and driving. People scrape their own cars' wheels.
They hit holes without the thought of avoiding them. They don't change their oil.

At least a big company can inspect and possibly even warranty a car.

When a private citizen sells his car who's to know if the vehicle was used for Lyft or Uber?

Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: eljefino] #5343362 02/07/20 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
I'm used to being able to get a brand new stripped Elantra for $15400 or even less.

My philosophy is to buy new, or completely falling apart.

I like to assume a car is "done" at 150k, so one for sale with 75,000 should be half price or lower. Not just half of MSRP, but half of what I could get after all the rebates and haggling. Mileage beyond 150k is "free" and my reward for not just buying new. I haven't bothered to look, because of my aforementioned philosophy.

Thats a really good philosophy. I wonder though as the car prices are going only up, how long would you hold on to this philosophy, and do you stick to barebone cars only?

I would buy a rental vehicle below 50K mileage and take it to the ground. The vehicle listed in the OP 'feels' expensive for the mileage. A while ago, I came across this website. I do not know where they get statistics from but interesting (to me). http://usedfirst.com/cars/nissan/altima/ It doesn't seem to account for the mileage though

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The right rear seat will obviously have more wear if the vehicle was used much for Lyft/Uber


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Originally Posted by WhyMe
would you buy one of these ex ride share models?

You're never going to buy a car if you keep taking "advice" from here. If and when you do buy something, I wouldn't give any details about it's history either. Or lie and say it was privately owned with immaculate service records.

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Originally Posted by eljefino
I'm used to being able to get a brand new stripped Elantra for $15400 or even less.

My philosophy is to buy new, or completely falling apart.

I like to assume a car is "done" at 150k, so one for sale with 75,000 should be half price or lower. Not just half of MSRP, but half of what I could get after all the rebates and haggling. Mileage beyond 150k is "free" and my reward for not just buying new. I haven't bothered to look, because of my aforementioned philosophy.

Thats a really good philosophy. I wonder though as the car prices are going only up, how long would you hold on to this philosophy, and do you stick to barebone cars only?


If I had to buy new again, I'd go for the "newspaper special"-- the end-of-its-body style leftover. It'd also have to have a tolerable drivetrain and MPG. Even a Mirage has all the features I want.

IDK if my prius AWD-e is "barebones" though I got the cheapo model. AWD had just been invented so there weren't any used ones out there, I like the 2005 version of the car, and little else had changed. I could have bought anywhere on the depreciation curve but figured that making payments would get me to the 2-year old version I was going to buy anyway.

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I wouldn't, but i also wouldn't buy a couple year old car. Don't know if it's been serviced, or how it's been serviced. I'm also picky about how its been cleaned. Automatic touch washes are a no-no for me and a majority of people use them. I also like to fight the rust from new, much better chances of keeping it away than getting rid of it.

Lucky for me i like really small cars and so far in my life they have always been affordable enough new for me to buy them. This methodology wouldn't work if i wanted to drive a truck or luxury vehicle.


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Re: would you buy a rental lyft/uber vehicle? [Re: eljefino] #5343592 02/07/20 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
I like to assume a car is "done" at 150k, so one for sale with 75,000 should be half price or lower. Not just half of MSRP, but half of what I could get after all the rebates and haggling. Mileage beyond 150k is "free" and my reward for not just buying new. I haven't bothered to look, because of my aforementioned philosophy.


Oh yeah, I guess one car I bought definitely hit that mark. About 28% of MSRP and under 50k miles and about 6 years old. Gotta love luxury car depreciation. Pay less, get more. Now over 5 years later, probably down to about 12% of MSRP.

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Everyone in my family (including me) is very happy with their Hertz cars. Most two year old cars on lots are also rentals, just sold at higher price through the dealer. I have qualms about three year old lease returns. Unlike the rentals, I'm not sure if these are serviced regularly although I've had salesmen assure me they check service records upon turn-in.

Uber/Lyft cars-- not sure. If I bought a private car and it was clean I'd still want to see the service records, no matter how it was used.


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