Check Out Enterprise Car Sales For A Great Buy On A Nearly New Used Car

by Don Elliott on August 30, 2012

Enterprise Car Sales is the retail sales arm of the car rental giant Enterprise Car Rental. Both are divisions of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., the privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Enterprise Car Rental owns the largest rental car fleet in the world with over 1,000,000 cars on rent. Disposing of their rental cars at a fair price has been one of the cornerstones of their success.

The majority of their cars, SUVs, trucks and vans are sold through wholesale auto auctions or directly to new and used car dealers. More recently, through Enterprise Car Sales, consumers can buy nearly new vehicles at prices that are certainly less than new car prices but also slightly better than a good deal from a used car dealer.

Enterprise is meticulous about the records that they keep on each of their cars. While in rental service, their cars have to be on the road under a rental agreement in order to maximize the revenue on each car. Their well-planned maintenance schedules conform to the manufacturer’s requirements and in some cases are available when they sell a car to consumers.

At over 130 locations around the country, Enterprise Car Sales has thousands of cars available for sale. Most of their vehicles are one or two years old and average about 30,000 miles on the odometer. Most have the balance of the new car warranty still in effect.

At Enterprise Car Sales, you will find the following features:

  • No Haggle Pricing – Enterprise prices their cars at a discount to avoid the hassle of negotiations. Higher mileage cars are less expensive than lower mileage cars of the same make and model. The cars are comfortably equipped, all similar as you would expect when cars are purchased in bulk for rental car use.
  • Certified Pre-Owned – Enterprise is the largest seller of Certified Pre-Owned cars in the United States. They own all their cars and have the complete history on each one allowing you to buy and sell your car with confidence.
  • Free Carfax – A free Carfax Vehicle History Report is available on every vehicle.
  • 7-Day Repurchase Agreement – If you change your mind within 7 days or 1000 miles after you purchase one of their cars, you can return it for a $200 fee.
  • Limited Powertrain Warranty – 12 months or 12,000 miles. Check the fine print. This warranty is a sure bet on these newer cars that may be getting close to the end of their new car warranty.
  • Roadside Assistance – This is a 12 month package underwritten by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and its affiliates in the United States and Canada.
  • Trade-Ins – Enterprise uses Kelley Blue Book Trade-in Value when appraising your car for trade-in. The KBB Trade-in Value is for a clean used car. Be sure to deduct for any items that are not what is considered normal wear and tear.

Enterprise always has what they call “Special Deals”. Clicking on this tab on the home page reveals promotional vehicles, cars for under $13,500 and last chance vehicles. For example, they list a 2009 Ford Focus SE 4-door sedan in Boerne, TX for $11,245. This car is slightly older than most Enterprise cars and has 68K miles, higher the normal Enterprise vehicle. Over the Labor Day weekend, they are offering Kelley Blue Book Trade-in Value plus $750 for your trade-in. Put it all together and these Enterprise Car Sales vehicles look like great used car values to me!

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