how to buy a car from hertz

When looking for records of accidents with a retired rental car, buyers should be aware that a rental may not have the same records as a private vehicle, John Nielsen, managing director, AAA Automotive Engineering and Repair, told MSN Autos, adding that because rental companies have their own insurance, not all accidents will have a claim on record.
Each year, rental agencies sell portions of their fleet to consumers and dealerships, so it’s possible that if you’re in the market for a used car, you’ve considered buying a former rental.
Last year, Hertz sold 27,000 retired rental cars and plans to increase its sales this year by 65 percent, reports Automotive News.
If you’re looking for a used car with the lowest possible mileage, it’s worth noting that rental car companies are keeping their fleet vehicles in service longer than they used to.
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From now through October 31, 2014, Hertz Car Sales® is reducing by $1000 the price it would ordinarily charge for all vehicles and is reducing by $100 the price it would ordinarily charge for all Vehicle Protection Plans.
Hertz Car Sales was founded in 1977 with the goal of using cars retiring from its rental fleet to build the best overall experience for buying affordable used cars for sale by owner.
Financing is available to qualified buyers at an APR of 1.99% for a term up to 48 months.  A 48-month contract at a rate of 1.99% would require payments of $21.71 per $1,000 financed.  For amounts financed less than $10,000.00, higher rates may apply.
And we quickly realized that by selling used cars from the Hertz rental fleet online, we could offer a wholly unique experience.
Don’t just buy it from anyone, buy it from Hertz! Think about it, would you rather buy used cars from an unknown owner or a well-known, responsible one? Hertz is the world’s largest airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,500 locations in 150 countries worldwide.
Hertz is revolutionizing the used car industry by allowing car buyers to Take a 3-Day Test Rental before purchasing the car! And our unique auto buying process enables us to offer great prices.
Additional rental charges for incidental items such as tax, airport fees, vehicle licensing fees and similar fees as stated on your rental agreement will apply.
If you decide not to purchase the car, there are no strings attached, simply return it to Hertz and pay for the rental charges.
In order to participate in the Hertz Rent2Buy®, you must reside in one of these states, or you are required to take delivery of the vehicle and complete the purchase in one of these states.
>Worried about the rental charge? Hertz Rent2Buy® goes the extra mile and offers a 2-hour complimentary test-rent.
Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges such as refueling are additional, and are not included in the daily rental rate.
Hertz Rent2Buy® is a virtual showroom where buying a well appointed used rental car is just a few clicks away.
The rental rate of $99 per day will apply for vehicles priced at more than $25,000.00. The daily rental rate applies only to time and mileage charges.
Currently we sell cars in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
If you purchase the vehicle, you will not have to pay any rental charges, except for any optional service charges you accepted.
+Rent2Buy will cover the rental charges and fees if the vehicle is returned within the promotional two hour limit.
If you exceed this limit and decide not to purchase the car, you will be charged the regular Rent2Buy rental rate.
Hertz Rent2Buy prices present outstanding value, on nothing but the latest and greatest used cars from the world’s premiere car rental fleet.
At Hertz, we believe that a 15-minute test drive is not always the best way to evaluate used cars for sale.
Hertz Rents Chrysler Group Vehicles and Other Fine Cars.
Hertz is a reputable company that has been in business for over 75 years, and many people have purchased formal rental vehicles from them.
This means that they can afford to sell the used rental cars at a lower price, in essence passing the savings on to you.
This is the Hertz site that deals with selling their former rental cars.
Hertz offers competitive financing to its customers, which makes it a one stop shop for a vehicle purchase.
The rental companies usually are pretty meticulous about maintaining the vehicles in their fleets because a) it costs them plenty if a customer breaks down in one of their rental cars and b) they want the car in good condition so it will bring a better price when they get ready to sell it out the fleet.
Other than "muscle cars," a used car out of a rental fleet is usually a very good vehicle.
I’ve had rental vehicles where the service light turned on, and the agency said that it was fine to drive it over the date/mileage limit on more than one occasion, but nothing untoward happened to the vehicle, and I do believe it was noted on the return that it had to go for service.
I was always told by people who own rental car franchises that the vehicles sent back to the dealerships as rental cars, aka program cars, are to be avoided as they tended to have problems.
FWIW, I’ve never had an issue with a rented vehicle from Hertz, though two of their competitors gave me vehicles that had problems, one an electrical fault that left me stranded, and the other had tires that were clearly recycled from some other vehicle as the wear pattern when they blew out was not conducive to the mileage on the odometer.
I have had good experiences buying used rental and corporate fleet lease cars.
I was, naturally, quite skeptical about this recommendation because, after all, who would buy a car from a rental company when we all know that people don't treat rental cars well? I decided to go ahead and give Hertz a chance, so I went to the dealership, test drove some cars, and ended up purchasing a 2002 Mazda Protege for a very reasonable price (under $10K), with no price haggling (I hate doing that!) I was told by Hertz that the company sells only its best vehicles to consumers because Hertz want to preserve its reputation.
And Hertz has a great web site and a system that lets you pick one of these cars and rent it for 3 days at $50 a day to test it out, with the rental fee applied to the purchase if you decide to buy it.
But I also want you to know that, at least based on the experience of 2 people (my sister and me), Hertz Car Sales really does sell high-quality cars at very reasonable prices.
My wife recently purchased a car from Hertz Car Sales… and what an experience! One can get good cars for less… hey Hertz takes care of the car like new.
The Hertz people told me that they sell only the cars that are retired from their rental fleet in good condition, because otherwise their reputation would suffer.
I'm sure this car would have also had the problem even if it hadn't been a rental (a problem that seems common for Chevy Cruze 2012 owners, should be declared a recall as it's a really dangerous problem!) but considering we had bought this car less than a month ago, Hertz should have offered some kind of assistance.
So, does anyone know any other info about cars from hertz that have been in accidents? This is my first car,and ive gone to sooooooooooo many dealerships, and spoke to so many dealers who have just made me fed up talking with them and their lies they try to tell me about their wonderful cars.lol. And, the Hertz process from the looks of it sounds like less of a hassel, but maybe I’m wrong.. oh im doing the R2B in California.
At Hertz Rent2Buy, we screen all vehicles, and hand pick the qualified cars for sale process so that the buyers can own a really good car and recommend us to their family and friends.
I’ve been keeping an eye on Craigslist and Ebay and the results that consistently pop up in both in my price range with better mileage than I expected are 2009 Kia Rios from Hertz Rent2Buy.
It is all very disconnected with the hertz program-the local rental car location staff are not familiar with the sales program-the booking agents can’t answer sales questions (and can’t actually book the rental because as stated earlier it needs to be done online), the sales dept has to google the phone # for the local rental lot.
I told her I’m going to call the national office of the rent2buy program and once I had them on the phone the gentleman I spoke to said that she should refund me all of money and that was plain wrong.
One complaint I have with used rental cars, too, is that often the cars are "stripped" by the salesmen or prep agencies.  They remove extra keys or remote key fobs (not doubt to sell on eBay) and take out things like floor mats, and other accessories.  A friend of mine has a son working for one such agency.  They rent Dodge trucks, and the truck comes with a nice collapsible storage crate.  He and the other fellows who work there steal these and give them to friends.  I know this because I have one in my garage.  If I bought that truck, I’d be pissed.
Frankly, this is not a good time to buy a used car!  Prices are up and rental car companies are running the cars for more miles as a result.  GM is raising prices across the board and awarding themselves bonuses.
But it does mean that your choice of cars is, well, BORING!  Lots of silver cars, all of them automatics, no sunroofs, no leather, no sport packages, no big engine options.  Frankly, looking over their selection of cars nearly put me to sleep!  Of course, if you are willing to travel, larger metropolitan centers have a better selection of cars – places like Washington, DC or Miami, Florida, for example – the latter having more esoteric cars like Corvettes, Cadillacs, Mercedes C-class, Minivans, and even full-sized vans.
There are a lot of cars in the world – used rental cars, off-lease cars, and just cars owned by people who want to sell them.  When you are shopping for a car, it seems that you can never find the one you want at the price you want.
I can see the conundrum for car rental companies – they don’t want to dump the cars too cheaply, as they are (or were) affiliated with the car companies making the cars.  This would depress used car prices.
There is one myth about used rental cars – that they are worn out or treated badly.  This usually is not true.   Most are sold with very low miles (mine had 22,000 miles, some on the lot had as few as 8,000) and most car renters are adults (over 25) and don’t beat on the cars too badly.  Too badly.
But with the advent of Carfax, it is not hard to spot a used rental car these days – which could negatively affect resale value.  Some used car dealers try to sell these as "executive driven" or "program cars" which are euphemisms meaning nothing.
And of course, most modern cars are warranted for four or five years or 50,000 miles.  With 43,000 on the clock on some of these Camrys, that is an issue, though.  And extended warranty’s, as I have noted, are no bargain.  For that kind of money, just buy a lower mileage used one from a friend or even buy brand new.
Note how they deduct $1363 for the excess mileage.  But Frankly, I don’t think this deducts enough.   Given the high mileage and the carfax indicating previously owned by a rental fleet, I am not sure that the price is any screaming bargain.  A slight discount?  Yes.  A large discount from KBB retail?  Yes.  But KBB retail is on Crack and anyone who pays KBB retail, even at a dealer, is a fool.
Would I buy another used rental car again?  I can’t say I would rule it out 100%, but at the prices quoted, I don’t see any compelling reason to.  There is no real super bargains here to make the hassle of owning a higher mileage car with a the scarlet word "RENTAL" on its Carfax, worth the hassle.  I would want to see at least another grand knocked off, and I doubt they would do that.
My Avis car did come with a service record (this is important, not all car companies do this) but it revealed that the oil was changed only every 7500 miles or so.  They do minimal service on the cars, not "I’ll keep this car forever!" service.
  Things like leather interiors, navigation, sport packages, sunroofs, alloy wheel upgrades and the like, are generally not present in rental cars.
THIS link has the inventory of the AVIS site.   It sucks!  They only list cars for Florida, California, and Colorado.  I live 39 miles from the Florida border.
If within the 3-day rental period (which I’ll discuss momentarily) you decide that you’re ready to buy the car, you simply log in to the Hertz Rent2Buy website and click the “Purchase Car” button.
Understandably, most people’s hesitation with buying a car through a program like Hertz Rent2Buy is the fact that you’re buying a rental car.
When you go to pick up the car, you will have a document stating that it’s for the Hertz Rent2Buy program (as it’s different than just their normal rental program), they’ll ask for your driver’s license, and a credit card.
While I think it’s great that other have had a great experience with the Hertz Rent2Buy program, mine was extremely different.
Despite that information being readily available, Hertz Rent2Buy charged us a 7% sales tax which made our initial out-of-pocket price for the car quite a bit more than we were ready for.
All-in-all I think the process went smoothly and I’ll consider buying a car from Hertz Rent2Buy again.
If you decide to buy the car through the Hertz Rent2Buy program, then the rental fee and deposit are refunded.
After buying the car, you’ll receive a call (or email) from a Hertz Rent2Buy associate detailing what will come next.
After buying the car, Hertz Rent2Buy mailed a package of documents that we needed to return within 48 hours.
as long as rental companies still offer full coverage plans and people like me still exist, i'd say it's a bad idea.
–My parents bought all of their vehicles(all their life) from a rental and everyone of them is fine.
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Car purchased was a 2008 Hyundai and their warranty does NOT tranfer to former rental vehicles.Hertz offers a 60 day 2500 mile warranty on vehicle but in this case almost 30 days have been used up with the car sitting in driveway.
PoorJohn said: I’ve bought two cars from Hertz; the first was "well worn" for its tender age; the second needed $400 of DentPro’s services to make it look its age, three tires needed replacement due to punctures (unheard of in my own driving experience), an alloy wheel was so badly warped that, besides replacing it, I ended up replacing the rear bearings.
mrSaturn said: Boston Dan ir correct, for obvious reasons, the manufacturers warranty is voided when the car is sold to a rental car comapny, its not that Hertz won’t transfer it or something like that.
Haven’t used rent2buy but I’ve bought Hertz rental cars before and never had issue, even with a recent one just 2 years ago.
I’ve bought two cars from Hertz; the first was "well worn" for its tender age; the second needed $400 of DentPro’s services to make it look its age, three tires needed replacement due to punctures (unheard of in my own driving experience), an alloy wheel was so badly warped that, besides replacing it, I ended up replacing the rear bearings.
BostonDan said: Bought a car from Hertz Rent to Buy and paid in full Oct.2 including Mass.sales tax and $198.00 "processing fee." Fee was to cover obtaining title,registration and license plates.
Boston Dan ir correct, for obvious reasons, the manufacturers warranty is voided when the car is sold to a rental car comapny, its not that Hertz won’t transfer it or something like that.
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The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value is representative of dealers’ asking prices and is the starting point for negotiation between a consumer and a dealer.
Enterprise’s rental fleet covers more than 350 makes and models, from basic economy cars to luxury vehicles, not to mention trucks and vans.
The company sells used cars from 135 dedicated locations across the U.S. The vehicles they offer are typically one to three years old and have low miles.
Despite the negative stigma of buying a used rental car, Enterprise, Hertz and others sell vehicles directly to consumers.
Rivera said “Oftentimes you’ll see when you look at Kelley Blue Book our prices tend to be lower.” This, she says, is a direct result of buying rental cars in bulk and then passing on the savings to the consumer.
Before any used vehicles go on sale, “We bring them through a very stringent mechanical and cosmetic inspection,” said Chris Kossmeyer, Vice President of Car sales for Enterprise Car Sales.
“Our cars are looked at every time they’re returned,” said Paula Rivera, Manager of Public Affairs at The Hertz Corporation.
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Hertz has approximately 60 or 70 brick-and-mortar locations dedicated to selling used cars, but customers can purchase directly from local branch offices.
Daily rental companies offer some unique perks to customers, but when buying any used vehicle look for service records and try to get a third-party inspection.
He’s been with the company for 26 years and purchased so many Enterprise vehicles he’s lost track.
Usually Enterprise has around 6,000 cars and trucks up for sale at any given time, so customers have plenty to choose from.
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Enterprise has been selling used vehicles like this for 50 years – basically the whole time they’ve been in business.
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One interesting program Hertz offers is called “Rent2Buy.” Potential customers can actually rent a used vehicle for up to three days.
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If you’re interested in learning more about any of the certified pre-owned cars or services Hertz Car Sales Santa Clara has to offer, give us a call at (877) 244-6782or you can find our dealership located conveniently at 4401 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Here at our Santa Clara, California used car dealership, you’ll find a wide range of Hertz Certified pre-owned cars to choose from, including models from top automakers like Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and more.
Hertz has been buying less and less cars the last few years and renting/leasing cars from car companies for a period of months or miles whichever comes first.
When the topic of buying an ex-rental car comes up, everyone is quick to say "well, I would never buy one, think about how they’ve been driven!" and when I ask how many have actually bought one and had a bad experience, no one answers because they’re just spouting crap.
I came across Hertz Car Sales where they offer 1-2 year old, ~25K miles cars at fixed prices that are often considerably lower than the KBB retail price.
I think I’d look elsewhere given how some drivers treat rentals (and the general mechanical condition of Hertz rentals I’ve recently had)… and given how I see the car-jockeys at the rental lots handle cars.
Basically, as Hertz explained in announcing the program, "[the] online car sales program … allows customers to reserve a rental car they might want to buy for a three-day test drive.
The press release further explains, "Customers have full use of the vehicle for up to three days and if he/she chooses to purchase the vehicle, they simply keep the car and pay the listed price without any haggling and the rental fee is waived.

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