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After looking at some ex-renters, it made me realise how good my AUII is!

These AUII Ex-Hertz cars are absolute sh!t.

All the alloy and iron parts in the engine bay are all corroding.
And every renter i have seen HAS NO WATER.... I couldnt figure out why...

Today we had one here that was full of water, and all of a sudden it burst a hose and started pissing out all the water..

I find this strange that it only happens on the renters... i guess all the neglect and abuse they go through must do something..

Also on the ex-renters the tailshaft and most underbody parts are rusted out.

The oil was as black as sh!t after 31,000kms - strange that. services where stamped in the book at 15k and 30k.

Would anyone here ever buy an ex-renter? (no Im not thinking of buying one!. just wondering)
 

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Is there a person who has rented a car and not caned the crap out of it, I think not.

Personally probably not, but if I saw one that was in good condition and it had been given the thumbs up from a mechanic that I trusted maybe.
 

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I have previously bought an ex-renter, not a Falcon though,it was a Corolla Seca. Had it for 2 years, went to Qld twice, put 50000 on it, and not one single drama!! I probably got lucky though?!?!
 

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Hey - I guess a lot of people would buy them purely for the price tag!!

A lady I used to live with just bought an ex rental car 2 weeks ago.

She wanted something big enough to put her golf clubs in... so she bought a VT wagon!! (ewwww)
 

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With the way I treat rent-a-wrecks I wouldn't even look at one. Besides I prefer ex cop cars.
 

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I know what I have done (and seen done to them) try on the limiter (5750rpm) in reverse then with the foot flat and the car moving backwards straight into 1st (rev limiter all the time) (White EL GLI)

on limiter in N then straight to D, decent bang let me tell you. (The cops sitting right behind us didnt think it was funny at all)

The sickest thing I have ever seen done was in a Red EF, about 60 (forwards) then into R, the engine just dies and not a clunk or bang at all (well done Ford) I know you do the same in a VP and it night night nurse, new gearbox please.

Enough stories about the renters, picking a manual toyota carolla :crazy1: (manual) up for 14 days hire soon so we shall see how tough these babies are.:s6:
 

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ex taxi

I bought an XF ex taxi, 3.5 years old with just on 950,000km on the clock. paid $3800 with duel fuel and on the road.
It wasn't the best car on the road but it was definately reliable
We did about 80000km in it until it got knocked off one night from K mart while my wife was shopping.
Cops found it next morning in Melbourne wrapped around a tree.
Had no insurance, so I cut and shut it my self (new front half of car from wrecker) kept it for another 18 months then sold it to my brother.

My father bought an ex renter (xc falcon, 12 months old and cheap) had an excellent run out of it )

I think it is really just the luck of the draw.:eek:o1:
 

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I think it is really just the luck of the draw.
Too right. Although the lucky family in malaysia who bought the car that i hired there at age 14 or thereabouts (no questions asked either-still don't know the driving age there) when on hols with my mum a few years back would be thinkin that their God really hates them. I don't know how we even got the thing back to the place we hired it from. Luckily it was only a Proton i guess. But from what i know now, the tranny wasn't in good shape and overheating.......well lets just say coolant/water wasn't one of my priorities.
 

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I will ad my name to the list of ex renta car owners with absolutely no problems at all. Not only that they treated me 100% better than any dealer has everydone.

Didn't use oil, great fuel economy and no panel or interior damage
 

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Bought ex-cop station car XF 4.1 carb 4sp man with about 60,000 on it. Had it for a dozen years and just got rid of it close to 300,000k. No unusual problems, except for intermittent problem as a result of water getting in above ECU because aerial grommet was left out, which cost me a fair bit of money over a few years in investigations early on and which I finally worked out myself.
 

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At the Summernats a few years ago a few lads alledgedley got a Commodore renter and chopped the f*ck out of the springs and drilled holes in the floor so they could stick poles through and grind them on the road as they were driving along, making for great spark effects at night. They were also cutting loose with wicked burnouts everywhere (must of gone through a sh*tload of tyres!). Supposedly someone rang the rental company and dobbed them in, but the company said they didn't want to know about it and as long as the car was the same as when it left when it came back it would be OK.

I bought an XF ex-taxi a couple of years ago, paid $3000 off a mate. It only had about 350000km which is pretty good for a taxi. The family that originally owned it only had it on the road as a taxi for 1 year after they wrote the original one off and then converted their family car to a cab. Motor was pretty tired, I eventually replaced it, about six months later the transmission died too. Apart from that it was a great car, one of the best I've owned. The handling was such a contrast compared to my XY that I had updated from. The XY had 8s and 10s, Lovells lowered springs with Konis all round, front and rear (biggest you could get) sway bars and the basically stock XF suspension except for 7s & 8s (previous owner mate had cut the springs with oxy:noNO:) handled better!
 

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Yeah - with the rental cars... the main concern is making sure you get them back (in 1 peice)

I cant remember how many times I had to go and "rescue" a ute that had been dumped somewhere.. or chase up a person who smashed a ute, and then just left it at the servo.

1 lady hired a ute, the next day we found it parked behind the servo. The bull bar had been bent, MAJOR damage to the front and passanger side.
When we contacted her - she said she didnt know what we where talking about. She never had an accident. "it wasnt me - and you cant prove otherwise". I said - show me the signed paperwork from the servo operator that states YOU returrned the car in perfect condition and you wont have to pay for the damage.

She then started with... I gave it to a friend to return.. they will have the paperwork. I said... you are the only nominated driver on the hire forms, if someone else was driving at the time of the accident, the insurance wont pay for it - and you will have to pay the full cost of the repairs - not just the $500 excess.

She changed her story again... she had been driving, but the accident wasnt her fault. ??
Eventually turns out she was in a hit and run. She hit 3 parked cars. (but it was the parked cars fault?)
 

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Ahhh the rental car.....the fastest and best handling car known to man!!! Better get insurance with that don;t know what i'm going to do this one!!!
 

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Well it seems most people have a good run out of an ex-renter.

That puts my fears of them to rest. I guess they can handle 30-odd thousand k's of harsh punishment and still live on.

I guess the falcons are a very robust car. thats why hertz must use them!
 

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Well it seems most people have a good run out of an ex-renter.

That puts my fears of them to rest. I guess they can handle 30-odd thousand k's of harsh punishment and still live on.

I guess the falcons are a very robust car. thats why hertz must use them!
I think Ford own Hertz dont they? Or have a large share in them anyway?
 

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Aren't those "Cobra" AUs being sold through some Ford dealers ex-Hertz renters?
 

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I think Ford own Hertz dont they? Or have a large share in them anyway?
Thats what I thought too. Definately some sort of connection!

I also forgot to mention my ex renta definately seemed to have more stick than other examples of the same model. So it is true they are fast than ordinary cars at least in my case. Might be something in the running in period There wasn't one!
 

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My EF was an Ex rental

My old EF i had for 2 years was an ex rental, on the whole i was pretty happy with it, everything that happend to it was my fault, and woiuldnt of happend had i of not abused it so badly.

Whats this talk of a rev limmiter, there wasnt one on my EF, or did it come in after the EF ?


i used to change gears manualy at time with the auto, and several times i went in to the red zone.

only time the engine ever cut out was at 180km/h which seems to happen to all automatic falcons since then..
 
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