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    Has anyone ever bought an ex-government car?

    Was it ok? Any problems?

    We need to buy a second car for dh's work & the best prices & easiest to find seem to be ex-government, but ive never had one before so im not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Has anyone ever bought an ex-government car?

    Was it ok? Any problems?

    We need to buy a second car for dh's work & the best prices & easiest to find seem to be ex-government, but ive never had one before so im not sure.
    Yes. We bought a Q-fleet car two years ago. It was cheaper than buying elsewhere and came fully serviced etc.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    I would not be too concerned about buying an ex govt car. they are usually well serviced and maintained. they are just sold off once the mileage is at a certain number. You are still able to have RACQ check it out before you buy it. we have done it and not had any problems. marie.

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    They are very well maintained and serviced normally, however can have higher mileage and some people may have flogged them when driving.

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    I work for Vic Govt and ours are turned over at 3 years or 60000k. They have all their log book services and are regularly cleaned. The majority have rarely carried a passenger in the backseat. All ours go to auction with a roadworthy too.

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    My step mum had an ex govt car. Was absolutely fine :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    This. We have a few government cars at work and the way people drive them are absolutely shocking. I know they're mainted and serviced.......but still.....
    I drive mine nicely - but mine is permanently allocated to me because of the work I do. I don't imagine the pool vehicles are treated as nicely.

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    Default Buying a used car - ex-government

    We bought an ex-govt car (a Camry) and it's been great. It had really low k's and some of the manufacturers warranty left. Got it for about $6-7,000 less than what private sellers were selling that model for at the time and it had way less k's than than those on it. We bought ours at an ex-govt auction.

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    I have seen the state of our work cars and seen how they have been driven. I wouldn't buy one. Just like I wouldn't buy an ex rental, fleet or a car that's been in an accident.
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    I work for the government (Education in VIC) and regularly drive their fleet cars- I would confidently buy one- as mentioned by others they are excellently maintained with low mileage. One of my friends has also purchased an ex GOV car and is thrilled- her family friends have done so for years- we plan to when we next need to replace our cars.

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