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EDGEMAN

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Two rules in buying a used automobile


1. Never buy a former rental car.
2. See #1

I thought most people drove rentals like me, but I went to a week long school with another guy from my squadron. They put the rental in his name, which was OK for me. We got a car that only had about 50 miles on it, so basically it was a new car. Bobby would take his foot and mash it to the floor everytime we pulled away from a stop. He would also wait to the last second before slamming his foot on the brake to stop. When we turned it back in at the end of the week, it rattled when he stomped the accelerator. It was far from the JA rental videos, but it did have a hard week.

I knew at that point I would never buy a former rental car. Most probably have a few drivers like Bob during their rental careers.

(Name was changed to protect the innocent...lol)

(In response to this post by HokieMacDaddy)

Posted: 02/12/2019 at 11:36AM



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