Grand Am Series
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
A clean report is good, but doesn't tell you much about how the car was treated... rental cars are abused. People do stupid stuff to them... just search "rental car abuse" on youtube and you'll see what I mean.
I've never bought a car that was a rental because I personally wouldn't trust it. I know people who have, and have gotten lucky and got decently good cars. But I've also read horror stories of people who purchased rental cars with 20K miles that had so much trouble that the car was considered totaled less than a year after being purchased.
Just make sure you take it to REALLY good and trustworthy mechanic to check it out. Have them really look over all mechanical parts to look for premature wear and any issues that will soon surface. It's definitely a risk, but some get lucky and end up getting good cars.
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DDX419, 4 Rockford Fosgate 6x9s, 12" RF Sub w/ 500W Amp, 1.2F Capacitor, UltraGauge
INTERIOR: Corksport LED Kit, Custom Shift Boot, Custom LED Accenting, Aluminum Pedals
ENGINE: Corksport SRI, FI Grounding Kit, TRZ RMM & Tranny Mount, JBR PMM
MISC: 35% tint front, 20% rear, 2 Piaa Sports Tone Horns, OEM non-LED Spoiler, Stubby Antenna, 215-50-17 Conti DWS tires, RallyArmor Mudflaps, Hawk HPS front/rear, Brembo rotors (front)
2008 Mazda 3 Sport GT Sedan