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Carvana offered me $175.00 for my PT Cruiser

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Carvana is piece of RIP OFF Nirvana!
Went there to look at an advertised car.....NOPE! Can only look at the on line.
NO TOUCHING! NO TEST DRIVE!
DROP DEAD, I SAID!


Carvana is trying to appeal to Millennials and Gen Z customers. You know, the ones who pay $300-400 a year in hidden charges because plastic the best thing. Never carry cash and use plastic everywhere.

A friend was in NYC when Hurricane Sandy hit. He was the type to go plastic only. He nearly starved as no credit cards were working and he couldn't even charge his phone.
 

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Carvana is piece of RIP OFF Nirvana!
Went there to look at an advertised car.....NOPE! Can only look at the on line.
NO TOUCHING! NO TEST DRIVE!
DROP DEAD, I SAID!
Carvana gives a buyer 7 days to 'test drive' after purchase. If the buyer doesn't like the vehicle they can return it within that time frame.
 

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Carvana gives a buyer 7 days to 'test drive' after purchase. If the buyer doesn't like the vehicle they can return it within that time frame.
Yes they can return it but they do not get their money back. I believe they can only use the money to purchase another carvana vehicle.
 

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Carvana is trying to appeal to Millennials and Gen Z customers. You know, the ones who pay $300-400 a year in hidden charges because plastic the best thing. Never carry cash and use plastic everywhere.

A friend was in NYC when Hurricane Sandy hit. He was the type to go plastic only. He nearly starved as no credit cards were working and he couldn't even charge his phone.
The funny thing is Gen Z can't even afford it and it really doesn't appeal to mine(Millennials) or there is limited interest in it. I thought the whole thing was stupid from the start.
 

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Carvana is a good idea, poorly executed. The idea is someone already knows what car they want and likely has already driven an example.
It’s not the price they paid or charge for cars that’s going to be the real problem pushing them towards bankruptcy. It’s their back office that’s the problem. Slow transactions if you try to bring your own financing. And, this is really big, failure to provide titles for the cars they sell in a timely manor. So people cannot register and drive the cars they bought. One local guy even took advantage of the return policy and got his old car back - but Carvana took months to get his title back to him. This “back office” mismanagement will likely result in lawsuits and that will be a big hit. Far more than “over paying” for the cars they resold.
 

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The funny thing is Gen Z can't even afford it and it really doesn't appeal to mine(Millennials) or there is limited interest in it. I thought the whole thing was stupid from the start.

A friends son is 24 and he doesn't have a drivers license yet. He'll be getting one as mom and dad are retiring and moving to Florida. He can stay in the house but will have to pay for the utilities. His older siblings have made it clear they aren't his private drivers. Around here you HAVE to be able to drive. Otherwise live near everything and use your feet. Cabs take 2 hours to show up, buses are only in town and the nearest Amtrak station is 150 miles away. He's talked to people who live in Metropolitan areas too much.

Evidently most kids today don't care about driving. The phone is more important.
 

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I have a 28 year old daughter who is TERRIFED of driving. She's okay riding in a car with me and even if I crank it up to 100mph to get around slow moving traffic. BUT, she's disabled and even though I think she'd be able to do okay with it, she's not really interested. I keep telling her that I'm not going to be around forever and she's going to have to learn eventually. She saw the after effects of a head on collision that my son and I were in back in 2010 and freaked out over that. We were both fine, but it left a negative impression on her. I STILL miss that 2008 Caliber. At least all of the airbags worked the way they were supposed to and other than my son getting a damaged knee, we walked away. I was sore for weeks from the seat belt and had a couple of burns from the airbag. The other driver lived as she was a drunk/stoned 18 year old teenager at the time. She passed out behind the steering wheel of her 2002 Neon. They had to cut her out and she had a broken ankle and a few scrapes and bruises as a result. Lucky girl!
 

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I have a 28 year old daughter who is TERRIFED of driving. She's okay riding in a car with me and even if I crank it up to 100mph to get around slow moving traffic. BUT, she's disabled and even though I think she'd be able to do okay with it, she's not really interested. I keep telling her that I'm not going to be around forever and she's going to have to learn eventually. She saw the after effects of a head on collision that my son and I were in back in 2010 and freaked out over that. We were both fine, but it left a negative impression on her. I STILL miss that 2008 Caliber. At least all of the airbags worked the way they were supposed to and other than my son getting a damaged knee, we walked away. I was sore for weeks from the seat belt and had a couple of burns from the airbag. The other driver lived as she was a drunk/stoned 18 year old teenager at the time. She passed out behind the steering wheel of her 2002 Neon. They had to cut her out and she had a broken ankle and a few scrapes and bruises as a result. Lucky girl!

Not being able to drive is no excuse in my family. When I teach someone to drive, they know how to DRIVE! Now, a bad experience is notable, but no excuse. My youngest niece is a girly girl, but she has been raised to be independent. The reason I got my ragtop Cruiser was to teach her to drive. My driving lessons are comprehensive. Including gun fire. :D I taught her how to unlock a jammed steering wheel and key switch, anything she needed to know, she was taught. Maybe she can't fix a car, but she knows the problem so the mechanic (often me) knows in advance what to bring. There are reasons for everything I do when I'm teaching. The gun fire came in when I was teaching panic stops. We'd drive along and I'd say "Stop, stop, stop" and she had to stop as fast as possible but keep from skidding. There is a gravel road on my property. I was giving her the drill and had reloaded my .38 with blanks. While she was stopping, I fired several blanks out the window. If looks were daggers, I'd have had a shirt full of holes. However, after she got her license, she was taking her brother to work and hit a huge pothole full of water that destroyed the wheel and tire to the point I had to cut the wheel off the caliper. She did not panic but kept control and pulled over out of traffic. He said she got out, calm and collected to inspect the damage. Then she broke out crying. Well, she WAS 16 at the time.

By the way, before you think I'm a big meanie, I'm also the Uncle who gives the kids their first car. In her case, it was a Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe.

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Hey, a first car ought to be cool, right?
 

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The funny thing is Gen Z can't even afford it and it really doesn't appeal to mine(Millennials) or there is limited interest in it. I thought the whole thing was stupid from the start.
I think you mean it doesn't apply to you.
Millennials are about half of all Carvana's car buyers, 32% were Gen X, and 11% were Gen Z. These were pre-pandemic numbers.
 

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A friends son is 24 and he doesn't have a drivers license yet. He'll be getting one as mom and dad are retiring and moving to Florida. He can stay in the house but will have to pay for the utilities. His older siblings have made it clear they aren't his private drivers. Around here you HAVE to be able to drive. Otherwise live near everything and use your feet. Cabs take 2 hours to show up, buses are only in town and the nearest Amtrak station is 150 miles away. He's talked to people who live in Metropolitan areas too much.

Evidently most kids today don't care about driving. The phone is more important.
He's only 4 years younger than me but the slight age difference does make a difference. It's pretty much the same way here too. You need a car to get around or else you will be depending upon your parents or someone to carpool with. I agree, the phone has become to important especially for that generation.
 

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Make that an even round $180. Let the bidding begin! Lol.

Actually, here in IL, Carvana has been barred from selling cars for a while by the state, due to title/paperwork snafus and shenanigans with getting people titles within the designated timeframe.
 
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