How many actual miles on a new car?

Speaking for myself - moving forward, during the negotiating period make the amount of miles on odometer an upfront requirement. Seems like if you don’t they will give you the oldest new car on the lot.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
Three miles on the odo when I bought our CX.
Same.
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Does it matter? Depends on how much you want the feeling of “my ass was the only ass to ever sit in this seat”.

I mean, that’s kind of how I justify to myself the nonsensicalness of not buying a vehicle just off lease with 15,000 miles on it for many thousands of dollars less.

Both figuratively and literally in this case, “Your Milage May Vary”.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
I was told (though this was quite a few years back) that you had to drive the car off the dealer's lot to "take delivery". Up to that point the car wasn't officially sold. YMMV

I didn’t ‘officially’ take delivery of my vehicle until after my salesperson handed me the keys after following me back to the place I needed to drop off my rental car. During that trip, she used the dealer plates (I didn’t have to ask, but that was important to me because if she was in an accident, I didn’t want to be the one on the hook for it).

My temp tags went on after I dropped off the rental, and it was then officially mine as I drove her back to the dealership.
 
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CX5 GT-R
With any luck, you'll have a bunch more problems in the near future, so you can feel good about getting your money's worth!
Oh, I will. Media system crashed 3x on the way home from San Antonio. Wonder what a new one costs, rofl! It's got another 4ish years to fully die and we can all find out :p
 
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CX5 GT-R
Same. View attachment 227033

Does it matter? Depends on how much you want the feeling of “my ass was the only ass to ever sit in this seat”.

I mean, that’s kind of how I justify to myself the nonsensicalness of not buying a vehicle just off lease with 15,000 miles on it for many thousands of dollars less.

Both figuratively and literally in this case, “Your Milage May Vary”.
Haha! You realize they pressure wash, road test on rolling track, and take over a very rough uneven actual track for rattles and squeaks that would scare you, before they ever hit transport from the factory on most cars...
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
My car had less than four miles on it when I got it. Obviously, a couple other butts have sat in it ... but only with the seats still wrapped up in plastic.

Had the faulty liftgate module replaced yesterday. Seeing the mechanics crawling all over my car ... it felt almost like being violated. And every time one of the sloppy bastards palmed one of my doors open or closed without using the door handles ... or did this:

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I wanted to punch them. Yeah, it’s not an Aston Martin ... but it IS a brand new car, and obviously very clean, so what the f—- are you doing leaning up on it and leaving all sorts of dirty finger and palm prints and your gross head sweat on it? Like, dudes, I’m standing right here.

Took me 20 minutes to clean up after these jerks.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
Oh, I will. Media system crashed 3x on the way home from San Antonio. Wonder what a new one costs, rofl! It's got another 4ish years to fully die and we can all find out :p

Make sure it’s updated. You can DIY it with resources here.

Also, remember BACK + NAV + MUTE.

It’s the Mazda infotainment version of CONTROL+ALT+DELETE.
 
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CX5 GT-R
My car had less than four miles on it when I got it. Obviously, a couple other butts have sat in it ... but only with the seats still wrapped up in plastic.

Had the faulty liftgate module replaced yesterday. Seeing the mechanics crawling all over my car ... it felt almost like being violated. And every time one of the sloppy bastards palmed one of my doors open or closed without using the door handles ... or did this:

View attachment 227098

I wanted to punch them. Yeah, it’s not an Aston Martin ... but it IS a brand new car, and obviously very clean, so what the f—- are you doing leaning up on it and leaving all sorts of dirty finger and palm prints and your gross head sweat on it? Like, dudes, I’m standing right here.

Took me 20 minutes to clean up after these jerks.
Dealer swung a lift arm into my new 370z that my detailer had just wrapped in PPF. Went through that, and the clear. Their excuse? "Oh, them low riding cars..." employee was fired and I was given 3/36 maintenance plan for free. Not a good trade.
 
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CX5 GT-R
Oh, man. That frackin’ sucks. Wonderful how people who f— things up think we’ll be grateful to get to use their services again.
That car was a total nightmare and I made that dealership miserable. I think I caused them more angst than they caused me, in the end, and never again will I buy a Chrysler of Japan.
 
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