There are two that I`m looking at, both around 25k miles and the asking price is 13k. One has carfax and it checks out and the other one has autocheck that also checks out as far as being clean of any accidents,etc. Although one had a fuel pump relay replaced.I'd want to see the maintenance records - all of them. I'd also ask for a carfax report on the car.
Ill keep that in mind. The only thing that has me questioning it is that its $2,000 cheaper compared to other cars. Which the cheaper price is better in my case But it just makes me question the quality of what im buyingBeyond the carfax and maintenance records, it wouldn't make me too uncomfortable being a lease, as long as it wasn't coming back from a rental fleet or similar use. My Jeep was a returned lease, and it's been a great vehicle - purchased almost 9 years ago with 31,000 and now nearing 117,000 with nothing but regular maintenance and a couple of faulty sensors to replace. Same for my Wife's van - 6 years and approaching 135,000, after I purchased it with 48,000, and I haven't done anything but regular maintenance and a wiring harness in one of the sliding doors. Motor, Trans, body on both cars are perfect, and only issues on the horizon are some suspension work and wear/tear parts (tailgate supports, brakes, etc.)
Ever since my Pontiac, I've become very skeptical of the reliability of Carfax reports. It had a clean Carfax report and 2 owners. Eventually, when chasing my electronic throttle issue, I was taking the dash apart to find a wiring harness connector, and I discovered water spotting inside of the dash. A look back at the carfax revealed it had been registered in the Cedar Rapids, IA area during the summer of 2008 - when Iowa flood of 2008 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was happening. I'm confident that that car had been flooded, but not reported as such, and that all the electrical issues I had to deal with were a result of that.There are two that I`m looking at, both around 25k miles and the asking price is 13k. One has carfax and it checks out and the other one has autocheck that also checks out as far as being clean of any accidents,etc. Although one had a fuel pump relay replaced.
My only problem is that the car is at a dealership that's an hour and a half away. Actually went to my local dealership to look at one but they wouldn't budge on the priceI was just about to say that. When I bought my used cars, I had my mechanic check them over first.
Transfer the ext. warranty 25.00, get the oil changed and the tires rotated.....have the shop verify the cooling system has no concerns, and enjoy the car.Well the dealer I just talked to finally got back with me and there was essentially no maintenance records on the car, that turned me away... but I found a chevy cruze 2012 1LT on craiglists for 14985 with 16k miles and it has the extended warranty, I can also tell that the seller meticulously took care of it. the only thing is someone else has made an offer on it. But lets say I do get, What are some things I should be looking for when i go to look at it other then the obvious things as far as cosmetics, chips,scratches,dings,dents,etc.
Thanks for the Info! He did mention in the add that he just did oil and tire rotation. I also asked if he had to have anything done to it as far as warranty and he just mentioned a brake pad change and small squeak that was resolvedTransfer the ext. warranty 25.00, get the oil changed and the tires rotated.....have the shop verify the cooling system has no concerns, and enjoy the car.
Some Cruzen had to have the HVAC box changed because the grease on the air door hinges was stinking up the car....applies to 2011/2012, and about half of 2013.
So, other than a few more water pumps than expected and the oder from the heater, these have been very reliable cars.
I'm not sure I'd want a car driven by the Little Old Lady from Pasadena.Should be fine if driven by a little old lady from Pasadena. Typically leased vehicles are fine and have to be driven carefully driven or the leaser will get creamed.
Now, vehicles from rental vehicle agencies.........