I have always been super careful with a rental car because I don’t want them to charge me for any damage or wear and tear. I never allow my kids to eat in the car and I tell them to be super careful as well. I’d never thought of them falsifying the care records. I just when on the experiences of my partner’s parents. They always bought previous rental cars and typically got at least 20 years out of them.
I guess it’d be good to look at the mileage as well. Those that drove long distances would not be as good of an option.