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Old 04-22-2018, 08:11 PM   #61
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We have bought certified 2 year old used Toyotas with under 20K miles from both Carmax and a "no haggle, price posted" dealer that has many locations on the east coast. In both cases the prices were below book value and the cars have lasted very well. I use their posted prices to measure against other locations.

I may give myself a car as a retirement "present", and will likely stick with a used 2 year old car again.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:38 PM   #62
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Well I didn't think anyone is REQUIRED to report to CARFAX, but usually you can at least see it was registered as rental vehicle. CARFAX is very useful but not definitive in all cases.
You can definitely see it was a rental but can't see any of the maintenance history while it was one, in my experience.
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You can definitely see it was a rental but can't see any of the maintenance history while it was one, in my experience.


The maintenance history is hit or miss in my experience. The stuff you can rely on is what's reported to the govt. In service date, state registrations, number of owners, mileage accumulated, etc.
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