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Old 05-22-19, 03:12 PM
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Iím looking for a 16 or 17 F sport to replace my 2013 sometime this year. Iím seeing prices all over the place. Some 16ís around Texas are as low as $33,000 up to $40,000. 17ís are high 30ís to low 40ís. CPO and mileage varies. Iím seeing the following car and some similar to it, but unsure about not being able to test drive it.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
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I actually purchased my '15 this year from Texas Direct Auto in Stafford and had a great experience. Both trading in my IS, which they did not even look at once, to buying my GS. Specifically with a gentleman, Patrick, in sales.

Mine was in stock physically so I was able to drive it, but they should be able to bring that one in for you. However, I'm unsure if there would be a fee involved, may be a case by case basis.
But I'm happy with my purchase and service, bought in February and no issues. Just my experience.
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I would never buy a car without driving it first.
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U need to test the steering first before buying one. Seems like there's some steering problem going on here, including my old 2014 GS.
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Carvana seems OK given their 7 day no cost return policy. Basically an extended test drive. Not sure how this policy plays out in practice though
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Originally Posted by ItzFilyO View Post
U need to test the steering first before buying one. Seems like there's some steering problem going on here, including my old 2014 GS.
care to elaborate?
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Carvana does have a one week return period. But my guess is that this is not going to be completely hassle-free if you financed the car.
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Originally Posted by RichardB23 View Post
care to elaborate?
The pulling and getting stuck at high speeds. There's some recent threads on this.

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Originally Posted by ItzFilyO View Post
The pulling and getting stuck at high speeds. There's some recent threads on this.
but did you mean your old silver GS specifically that you traded is one of the ones having this issue in the recent threads? I have a 2014 also and I've never experienced what those threads are mentioning.
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I would be willing to buy off of one of these sites, especially a GS. Yeah, there are a few out there with issues, but the GS is a pretty solid bet. If it meant finding the right combination of options, color, and price, I'd be willing to take the chance.
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i dont see a problem with buying with these sites. just make sure they have a return policy and as long as financing is good i dont see the issue.
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Originally Posted by ItzFilyO View Post
The pulling and getting stuck at high speeds. There's some recent threads on this.
....wut....
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Originally Posted by RichardB23 View Post
....wut....
See these threads:

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ing-issue.html
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...lem-16-gs.html
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Originally Posted by kgh31386 View Post
I’m looking for a 16 or 17 F sport to replace my 2013 sometime this year. I’m seeing prices all over the place. Some 16’s around Texas are as low as $33,000 up to $40,000. 17’s are high 30’s to low 40’s. CPO and mileage varies. I’m seeing the following car and some similar to it, but unsure about not being able to test drive it.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
kgh31386 Recenty saw the Carvana vending machine for the first time driving Orlando, FL along I-4. It had a few cars that were "missing" so I guess folks are using them. Personally wouldn't be able to buy acar unless I had it inspected and test drove it.

Although they seem to have good policies regarding returns and process...their attempt is to be different and appeal to a demographic of folks (likely millennials) who prefer the idea of dealing with less paperwork, less people and have no time for car shopping...

Some traditional GS dealership deals you might also consider:
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...4809/overview/
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...5136/overview/
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...1371/overview/
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