Hertz Used Cars?

I'm in the market for a used Ford Escape. Hertz Auto Sales has a few 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 for sale for about $16k. I checked with Ford and they said the original Ford warranties would still be in effect if I bought one
and Hertz has their own additional 12 month/12k miles warrranty. Has anyonne ever purchased a car from Hertz? Am I crazy for wanting to buy a used rental car? Thanks.
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We bought our 97 T-bird from Budget rentals and have no trouble with it even though it has a V-8 in it.Nothing pre worn, just as good as getting a used car else where but cheaper and yes a better warranty from Budget along with the full factory one
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I bought two used rentals and had bad exp's with both of them. 1997 Chevy Malibu Gold EWdition, and a 1999 Buick Century. First was from Budget and the second from Enterprise. Both I got at under 20K miles first one had a ton of problems, and the second noone could fix or find the reason why it was hesitating. Other than that I loved the Buick. Ford might be a different story though.

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FB wrote:

No you are not crazy, as a matter of fact you may be able to get a very good deal since the rental companies are able to buy the cars very cheap since they buy in huge quantities. See if you can take the car to a mechanic you trust for a thorough check-out before you buy. You will probably see a fair number of negatives in here cause that is the nature of newsgroups. Do not forget to negotiate with them and look out for add-ons (they are still "used car dealers" at this point.
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Who cares about the title? What counts is the condition of the car, which is determined in no small way by the way the car is driven.
All the best,
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I wrote the original message....and I'm only considering buying a used rental car because they are only a year old and the original factory warranty--at least the remaining two years--is still good. I checked with Ford and they confirmed it. And, Hertz has their own additional 12 months, 12,000 mile powertrain warranty.

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I bought my Hertz rental '93 Thunderbird with 13,000 miles. The car now has 240,000 miles on it so I have no complaints.

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I worked for Hertz as a Tech for 11 years. I can say that the cars sold by the car sales lot in were probably the best of the bunch. Most rental cars are not owned by the rental company. They are leased. The deal is usually something likethis. Hertz gets 200 Ford Taurus' (Tauri?). Hertz has to buy 20% (40 cars) at the end of the lease. This plan changes year to year but the concept stays the same. This covers cars that had damage over certain limits, this will be about 25-30 cars. They pick the best of that group (lowest mileage, least or no damage in its rental career, best service records) for the used car sales lot to make up the last 10 or 15 cars. All Hertz locations are authorized for warranty repairs so we attended the Ford Training center for training. The maintenence on the vehicles has to be darn close to by the book or Ford will reject the cars when they are turned back.

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