Since it was a rental, which we all know...don't get broken in properly, don't EVER get driven nicely, and generally get the **** beat out of them. I would say get rid of it, you could probably only just start to imagine the hell that car has been through. I would say get that car that is near you that you know someone owned and respected as their own, not something that was driven by god knows how many people and has been beaten. Neither one will have seen salt right? I say go with the one near you.