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Old 05-22-2015, 03:24 PM
 
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I'm looking for a used car dealer in Columbia. Preferably who gives free Carfax and warranties/guarantees on the cars. I just found a dealer in Alpharetta who does that, even on $4000 cars and I wish we had someone like that here. I need to feel comfortable purchasing WITHOUT taking the car to a mechanic first, since obviously you can't do that on weekends.

Any recommendations? I don't care about credit/financing matters since I will be paying cash.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I work in lending and if I were to buy a used car, which I wouldn't, the only place I'd consider is CarMax. I would never buy a car from what I call a "side of the road" car lot.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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Not a recommendation but my SIL had a fair deal at the Enterprise (Rent a Car) lot on Greystone Blvd. They went pretty much by the Kelly Blue Book.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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^Yes, Enterprise Car Sales is reputable, too.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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I work in lending and if I were to buy a used car, which I wouldn't, the only place I'd consider is CarMax. I would never buy a car from what I call a "side of the road" car lot.
I would hope that someone in your position would not promote the attitude presented as everybody knows what happens to a new cars' value once it leaves the lot. Today, a 'previously owned' is absolutely preferred and recommended with warranties covering 100,000 on some.

Check most any dealerships' 'previously owned' lot and save many thousands on a car just getting 'broke in' good.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I would hope that someone in your position would not promote the attitude presented as everybody knows what happens to a new cars' value once it leaves the lot. Today, a 'previously owned' is absolutely preferred and recommended with warranties covering 100,000 on some.

Check most any dealerships' 'previously owned' lot and save many thousands on a car just getting 'broke in' good.
You also get someone else's problems when you buy a used car. I stand by my post.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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and I stand by mine, cars are made better today; warranties provided prove that point. I'd rather save 10K or more with a new used myself; and get outta payments, of course you'd be outta business...
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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and I stand by mine, cars are made better today; warranties provided prove that point. I'd rather save 10K or more with a new used myself; and get outta payments, of course you'd be outta business...
I also know that older used cars tend to be repossessed much more frequently because people can't afford the payments and repair bills.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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so how'd they get the $$$ (debt) in the first place ? Know what ? I'm not really being realistic in todays' world, repossessions are expected and accounted for to making money as well as 60 or even 72 month loans.

for me though, no debts please
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