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Old Jun 9, 11, 4:26 pm
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boatseller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Originally Posted by marklyon View Post
A friend worked for one of the more enterprising car rental chains when we were in college. She warned me against buying a used rental. Her specific objection was lack of maintenance. Their airport location would routinely send cars needing service to other locations or rent them to people doing one-ways. Once at the new destination, it was a toss up as to whether they would get timely service or be sent somewhere else.
I did some consulting work a few years back for a known agency. To be fair, the people at headquarters were very much concerned about fleet maintenance, asset value and liability likely the biggest factors.

Poorly thought out accounting procedures probably gives the individual stations an incentive to 'defer' maintenance though.
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