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Old September 5th, 2017, 09:55 AM
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totalled car, what to do next?

My wife's 2002 VW Jetta with over 200K on the clock, likely has a tranny issue that will total the car....
What do you guys suggest I do with it? donate it? If so, anything you suggest?

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Old September 5th, 2017, 10:07 AM
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Donate it to the NRA to continue the fight to save our Second Amendment right to bear arms from the would be tyrants on the left who would prefer the citizenry unarmed and defenseless against their despotic ways.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 10:42 AM
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A vehicle like that costs more to process than they can get out of it. However, I'd call around just to see if anyone will take it. If not sell it to an auto recycler for scrap value.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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Strip it of value able parts , wheel and tires. Donate the rest and write it off
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Old September 5th, 2017, 10:53 AM
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Donate it to the NRA to continue the fight to save our Second Amendment right to bear arms from the would be tyrants on the left who would prefer the citizenry unarmed and defenseless against their despotic ways.
I like the way you think.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:15 AM
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Scrapper. Should be able to get ~$500 USD for it. Some dealerships wouldn't even give you that in trade in.

I was offered $250 USD for my 97 Chevy Lumina, and that was "generous" according to that douche canoe. Car passed inspection, no real damage, ran like a top. Sold it for $1k privately.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:27 AM
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I'd only scrap it if it's the last possible option. Writing a minimum of 500 off your AGI for year-end taxes is much more beneficial. The best part about donating it into somebody like cars for kids is that you can strip as much as you want off of it including the wheels and tires and they will still take it
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:55 AM
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Donate it to the NRA to continue the fight to save our Second Amendment right to bear arms from the would be tyrants on the left who would prefer the citizenry unarmed and defenseless against their despotic ways.

I agree that it is very important to protect our rights. Gun sales are down. Gun and ammo manufacturers are struggling. They are blaming Trump because Obama was a great salesman for them.

Protect your rights: Donate here https://action.aclu.org/secure/prote...p_173475662521
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Old September 5th, 2017, 12:23 PM
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Scrap it and give the $ to a worthy cause.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 12:25 PM
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Haha! Almost 2 hours Chris, what took you so long!?!
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Old September 5th, 2017, 12:40 PM
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Some of us have to work Raub. Some of us.....
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Old September 5th, 2017, 03:13 PM
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It is not tax deductible there.


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Old September 5th, 2017, 03:26 PM
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Kidney foundation will pick it up and will give you a tax receipt for it.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 03:37 PM
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How ? It's a federal deduction
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:09 PM
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How ? It's a federal deduction


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Old September 6th, 2017, 12:15 AM
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Oh no I meant just send it to cars for kids ,I never said ACLU
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Called a metal scrap yard to haul off this carcass. We were expecting a bill for their service but received a check for ~ $200 which covered the beers for the rest of the build on our new car.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 08:23 AM
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With scrap metal at $.03 a pound, you'd have to pay to have it towed - maybe you could break even if they can pull the converter. Click and Clack advertised "Good News Garage" for years - they're in MA.
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With scrap metal at $.03 a pound, you'd have to pay to have it towed - maybe you could break even if they can pull the converter. Click and Clack advertised "Good News Garage" for years - they're in MA.
this is so true. a friend of mine owns a little indie shop and the guys that used to swing by to pick up all the scrap crap like rotors and such don't even bother anymore.
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