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Rented a runner today

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ForRun, May 31, 2019.

  1. Jun 2, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Funny, I wanna crack a joke but I will let imaginations run wild:rofl:
    And I will sit back and watch the talk:popcorn:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2019 at 9:22 PM
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    More like leasing :D My ex was on a 3 year deal and the girl before her was also! after 3 years I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy (marry her) so I return her to the dealer and got a newer model with less mileage :laugh: :crapstorm:
     
  3. Jun 9, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    Seems to me a better strategy to just let a potential customer take a car home for a day? I've had dealers let me take a vehicle for an afternoon on many occasions. I don't put 100 miles on it. Just drive it home. Park it in the drive way. Look it over. Stare at it. Drive it around the block a few times and park it in the driveway again. Let the neighbors come take a look. Then drive around a little more and take it back.

    I get it for a few hours. And I'm not out $50.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2019 at 4:14 AM
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    :rofl: trade in for a newer/used model with less miles :rofl: did you get to choose your options???
     
  5. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    Even better if they let you do that. Not all places will.

    Which brings up the question, how many miles can you put on a car before it's not considered a "new" car anymore?
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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  7. Jun 10, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    I've wondered that too. I've test driven a "new" vehicle with 100 miles on it and it just feels weird.

    But a dozen test drives over 6 months on the lot and it's not surprising.
     
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  8. Jun 10, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy a "new" 4Runner with 100 miles on it.

    I think there were 6 miles on mine when I bought it.
     
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  9. Jun 10, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    I think it's 500 miles, but it was a long time ago when I sold cars.

    I bought my 4runner with 45 miles on it, but I think about half of those were from when I had test driven it 2 weeks earlier.

    I would have a hard time buying "new" with much more than that.
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    Only request is a spinner..... daddy issues would be a plus! :rofl:
     
  11. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    In my area about a 1/3rd of dealers offer the rentals. They rent so you can do whatever you want for as long as you want, day week whatever.. they also is them as service loaners then sell them at 5k miles. My rental was just up at the local "tent sale" for about what one can buy new. They don't lose much of anything. For me I would.never " test drive" a car, tow a trailer with it and drive it a day, so renting made sense to me even for the 50 buck fee just knowing it would be a good fit. Bought a couple vehicles in the past that I hated after the 1st day. Some dealers ride with and only let you go on planned routes so you never know real world conditions.

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  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    It's smart business and it really benefits everyone.

    Buyers get to try before they buy and have a hassle-free extended test drive.

    The dealers actually sell more cars this way.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    I hear you, my 4Runner had 8 miles on it. But the best vehicle I’ve ever owned was a 2002 Tacoma Double Cab. I bought it with 88 miles on it and a big pile of bird poo on the hood. The miles came from a dealer trade. I kept it for 13 trouble free years.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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    Yeah, you never know. A new vehicle with 88 miles could turn out to be the best vehicle ever.......or the worst.

    At least with the lower mileage ones there's less of a chance someone decided to floor it on every test drive it went on.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    With higher mileage, I always wonder why so many have driven it without buying.
     
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