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What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a Hertz certified used car?

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Some advantages of buying a Hertz certified used car include considerable savings compared to other used and new cars and the reassurance that the vehicle underwent a thorough quality inspection. Some disadvantages include the possibility of damage to the engine and the interior, as the cars are former rental cars.

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The biggest concern consumers have about purchasing a Hertz certified used car is that the vehicles are of a poor quality due to the excessive and careless use by past renters. Many buyers fear that, even though the cars undergo a rigorous inspection process, that they have damaged or foul smelling interiors and that they need higher levels of maintenance than other used cars. Hertz compensates for this fact directly through its certification program, which examines all aspects of the cars mechanical and internal systems to ensure that they are free of critical issues.

In addition to the safety tests applied to each car, other advantages of buying a Hertz certified used car are the availability of many different makes, models and years. Hertz also offers a limited warranty on cars, even those that are still under factory warranty, which allows buyers to return a car if she has issues with it.

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