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Old 11-19-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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and I suspect that other than rental sports cars most people drive pretty normal in rentals.
Actaully, "driving pretty normal" is the problem, as most people can't drive worth a crap and definitely don't care about how they drive when in other people's property. It's why they buy the insurance on a rental, so they don't have to worry about it. I've been in rentals that were tired and falling apart at 20k miles due to people not caring.

Even the 2015 BMW i3 test drive car I had for 3 days (which was used for doing the BMW sponsord 3 day test drives in the area) had, at 2000 miles, stains all over the carpets and a dent in the front bumper from careless previous testers. People in general don't take care of their cars, and are worse when it's not theirs.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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The price spread between new and 1-2-3 year old used cars has been pretty tight in recent years. The "used is better" mentality should not be universal now. You have to look at it on a case by case basis.

A used rental car with 60k on it is probably going to be pretty beat cosmetically, but maybe you don't care about that.
Right. I love my SuperCrew a lot and it has everything I want, but if I could have looked passed the quirks on the 09-14 F150s, I could have bought a new '13 SuperCab for the $18K I paid for my now six year-old truck. ~100 more horsepower would have been nice, too. Granted, I didn't need another SuperCab.
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