Did I dodge a lemon or what?

nkaufman

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Was going through a used car when the following entries from CarFax caught my eye. actually stared at it quite a bit. Hoping that this is NOT normal for Sonic but just a random bad apple.
From report, removed all irrelevant entries
02/26/2014 10 Vehicle purchase reported Titled or registered as rental vehicle
04/16/2014 1,785 Engine checked
05/05/2014 Engine checked
03/11/2015 23,208 Fleet/Lease Company Vehicle sold
06/15/2015 23,270 Auto Auction Vehicle sold at auction
06/30/2015 23,317 Chevrolet Certified Dealer Offered as a Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
08/18/2015 23,319 Chevrolet Certified Dealer Sold as a Chevrolet Certified Pre-owned Vehicle


Owner 2
Purchased: 2015
Type: Personal
04/29/2016 35,921 Radio speaker(s) replaced, Sunvisor(s) replaced/repaired, Transmission computer/module replaced
06/30/2016 Four tires balanced, mounted, Tire(s) replaced
08/04/2016 42,500 Air filter replaced, Front brake rotor(s) resurfaced, Oil and filter changed
08/22/2016 44,354 Recommended maintenance performed Valve cover(s) replaced
09/23/2016 45,720 Front window regulator(s) replaced, Ignition lock cylinder replaced
04/06/2017 56,680 Thermostat housing/gasket replaced, Water pump replaced
08/26/2017 Vehicle towed due to a mechanical issue
08/30/2017 65,955 Valve cover(s) replaced

Phew, can anyone think I'm mistaken for considering this unit as a LEMON.
 

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The vehicle appears to have been a rental car for the first 24K miles. I personally wouldn't buy any car that was a rental vehicle. So you did the right thing to pass on this one.
 

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The vehicle appears to have been a rental car for the first 24K miles. I personally wouldn't buy any car that was a rental vehicle. So you did the right thing to pass on this one.

I think previous thinking was to avoid rental vehicles but nowadays rental vehicles with just 1-2 years on them. Many are getting Chevy Factory Certified and I was looking at those when I came across this one which of course isn't certified or anything.
 
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I have a question about this Sonic from Chevy I have a 2015 LT and I'm having coolant issues is anybody else having these issues replace the thermostat replace the water pump still have an issues cars overheating with no indications of any overheating light or gauges. Does anybody else have this issue
 

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How do you know it's overheating without the gauge or something else telling you it is?
What are the symptoms?
 
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