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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I've seen a number of Cadillac ELRs on Carvana, which is a sub-$30K car that is not very common.
It's something I'm thinking about buying in the future.
I'd consider buying one from them, since it's a car that's unlikely to be available nearby.

Here's one that's coming soon, the much rarer 2016 model:
https://www.carvana.com/details/1180...llac-coupe-2d-
Good color combo, too. That's not a horrible price for it.
They only made a few hundred 2016's, which are a much better performer than the 2014's.
Yeah, EVs seem to be the one niche category they do cater to. Good number of i3s or Teslas as well. I think it's just more who their customer base is. The F-Type SVR is more the exception. They aren't selling a lot of even more common sports cars like the F-Type, 911, or even all that many Corvettes. It's mostly Mustangs and Camaros and Challengers, which aren't niche vehicles. There's a small selection of Corvettes, a Boxster, a smattering of FJ Cruisers. There's a good number of Fiat 500es, which Fiat probably sells a few hundred of those a year. Most of them are sale pending or coming soon. EVs definitely seem to be their where it's at for niche vehicles. The meat and potatoes though is off lease BMWs and whatnot.
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Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM
 
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I think carvana is a cool idea. However it could be risky buying a car without even seeing it in person or test driving it. It’s like online shopping except what your buying isn’t clothing or electronics

Which is why I would rather buy from a traditional dealership while ignoring the vultures working there
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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM
 
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One car I am interested in shows on the CarFax as it being used as a rental in California. The Carvana site says the car is now located in Eaton Rapids, MI and due to my proximity (~50 miles) the delivery will free.


As soon as I asked if I could examine the car prior to pushing the button on their internet page, I was told that all cars are stored at one of four national warehouse lots and all inspection is done in the buyer's driveway following delivery. My nearby proximity for free delivery is based on distance to a sales office or something, not the car.


Something is fishy.
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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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I purchased a car from them in 2017. Easy smooth purchase delivered to my door. Felt that the price was also very good compared to local sales.

I would recommend them if you don't like dealing with dealers. If you really want to test drive before you buy, you could go to someone like Carmax and test drive a similar car. You do get a 7 day test drive after the car is delivered from Carvana.
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Old Yesterday, 03:06 PM
 
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One car I am interested in shows on the CarFax as it being used as a rental in California. The Carvana site says the car is now located in Eaton Rapids, MI and due to my proximity (~50 miles) the delivery will free.


As soon as I asked if I could examine the car prior to pushing the button on their internet page, I was told that all cars are stored at one of four national warehouse lots and all inspection is done in the buyer's driveway following delivery. My nearby proximity for free delivery is based on distance to a sales office or something, not the car.


Something is fishy.
Not fishy at all. That is their business model. You have 7 days to return the car after the deal. That's the time you have to do all the inspections you want.
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Old Yesterday, 04:55 PM
 
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Not fishy at all. That is their business model. You have 7 days to return the car after the deal. That's the time you have to do all the inspections you want.
Who pays the sales tax? Who pays for the plates and registration?

Does Carvana refund this money?
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM
 
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Who pays the sales tax? Who pays for the plates and registration?

Does Carvana refund this money?
Yes, they refund the money. The full policy is on their site.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 PM
 
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Old Today, 03:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Has anyone used this service? I am looking at possibly purchasing a low mileage used 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country. Prices off Dealer lots for this model hover around $32K, Carvanna prices hover around $28K. New, these cars cost around $45K and the redesigned 2019 models have not yet been released


Saving $17K to buy a one year old car with less than 12K miles is attractive to me, but is the Carvana service trustworthy?


Thanks,
Before buying from them do a google for Carvana reviews. Some have a great experience but there are some that don't. You really have to look the car over when it shows up as there could be rust in the engine compartment or trunk that wasn't listed. Seems returning the car can be a royal PITA, one guy had to keep on them with the registration for a car he returned.
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Old Today, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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They do give you your money back MINUS the delivery fee if it was located out of your area. So I think this is an important point. If you paid $1000 to have a car delivered, not many people are going to want to lose $1k on a car by returning it a few days later.
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