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Many people today are choosing to buy a used car instead of a brand new car, and this might be a great option for you. Still others are choosing to buy their car through car rental agencies that used to rent the vehicle.
Why would anyone want to buy an ex-rental car? The only real reason to do this is to save money. You will find that the cost of these cars is much less than the cost of a used vehicle that has fewer miles on it. If you are on a tight budget, this might be the best course of action for you. However, it is not without its pitfalls.
When you buy a rental car, you might find that it hasn’t been treated very well. In addition to high mileage, there is probably going to be some wear and tear. It is also likely that the car's various renters over the years used the cheapest possible type of fuel, meaning that your intended purchase of an ex-rental BMW, Mercedes or other 'luxury' brand may not be as clean inside as it may otherwise look outside.
Even though the rental company will usually give the car an inspection before they sell it, the car is still likely to have some problems. If you decide that you still want to buy a used rental car, you will want to have your auto mechanic come out and take a look at it.
Should the mechanic find problems, you will be able to avoid a bad purchase, or perhaps see if you can get a better deal through the company in the light of the revealed problems and fix it on your own.
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