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Unread 06-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am new to this forum so pardon me if I am asking something that has been asked before several times. I am about to buy my first car and before I finalize this car I have few concerns on which I would like to know your opinions.

Used 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan 4D (very good condition).
Millage: 31,400
Price: $12,995 (Edmunds/KBB values: $14,999. )


1. The car was bought as a rental fleet by the Enterprise in March, 2013 and in only 1 year, it was driven over 30k miles. Even though I will be doing a full inspection by a independent mechanics, I am concerned that if the car was stressed too much while driving and those issue will show-up in future as it was almost used 90 miles/day since the day of purchase.

2. The car had a front impact collision accident about a month back (that's why it is cheap I guess) but I found in the police report and also in the accident pictures that only the front bumper was damaged very slightly and nothing happened to the front headlight lights/hood/engine. So I am wondering if I should be concerned about the accident.

The price is firm though, the dealer is not willing to reduce even $100 and the vehicle is under warranty until 60k. In terms of driving, the car is smooth but as I am a beginner, I don't know much about it. Please let me know what you guys think.

Many thanks,

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1. Always do a full inspection before buying. Bought 3 cars without proper inspection first, and they all bit me.

2. If the damage was only cosmetic, you're good. Otherwise, it'll show up in the inspection.
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After renting over 50 different cars in the last 2 years, I would always advise against purchasing one. They get the crap beaten out of them.
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