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Buying a used limousine or livery sedan
Tips and links to find the right vehicle for your limousine startup

Most new companies cannot afford the payments and down payment of a new limousine. In fact, most new limousine companies shouldn't even buy stretch and focus on sedan work.

Remember, in the beginning you can farm out work to other companies with the types of vehicles that are not currently in your fleet. Don't buy a new vehicle unless know you have enough work to cover all of the new expenses each vehicle brings.

Be sure to review our section on Coachbuilders to get a better understanding of how to choose the right vehicles for your new limousine business. Wheels of Gold by William J. Goerl has a great section on choosing your first vehicle.

Keep in mind; an increasing number of insurance companies are not going to insure a vehicle that is not QVM or CMC certified or over 3-5 years old.

Buying a used limousine basics:

  • Keep your target market in mind when choosing a vehicle
  • Always go with the current body style
  • Buy a car no older than 3 years
  • Do not lower your standards just because you are buying used
  • Buy from an established and reputable dealer
  • Know that prices vary due to supply & demand by geographical region
  • Don't be afraid to make a low offer
  • Look for vehicles with at least 20K miles and 12 months left on the warranty
  • Focus on Livery Vehicles and transfer the Lincoln 3yr/150k mile warranty
  • Invest the $15 on a vehicle history from
  • Where to find used limousines and sedans:
    LCT Magazine classified section
    International Limousine & Livery Trader
    an Above All Printing Co.

    83 NW 45th Ave #201
    Deerfield Beach, Fl 33442
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