Why a CarMax blog? Here’s the short version – the details are in the pages above. I was surprised to find that CarMax carries real driver’s cars, enthusiast’s cars, and has them at decent (for me) prices, with reasonable mileage, and offers spectacular extended bumper-to-bumper warranties that makes owning these cars affordable. I call them “CarMax Unicorns”. I am not affiliated in any way with CarMax and I suspect I’m one of their worst customers.
In 2013 I bought a 2004 Mercedes S55 AMG beast (Guenther) with 49,500 miles for $20,599 and a five-year warranty for $3,549. The MaxCare warranty was good until 100,000 miles. Who does that? It was a great investment as CarMax completed over $35,000 in repairs and I didn’t pay a nickel. When it was time to replace Guenther I started a new CarMax search. And I’ve found so many CarMax unicorns, and I’ve learned so much about how to catch them, I felt the need to share. This is my first blog and I welcome suggestions on the hunt, and the blog. I’d also love to hear your stories if you’ve bagged a CarMax unicorn. Thanks for stopping by – Chuck.