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Posted: 8/21/2005 3:12:04 PM EDT
OK I have a 95 Lumina that is dead, it cracked a head and droped a valve, so it would cost me more to fix it than to keep it.

So now I have a car sitting in front of my house to get rid of, here are my ideas to get rid of it.

1. Donate it to the local rescue squad or FD for use as Vehicle Extrication practice. This is an OK idea. I don't get too much out of it.

2. See if I can barter with oour local range that has an IPSC club. Maybey they would barter a years membership for a prop car for stages. I would like a free range membership, though I don't know if they would go for it.

3. See if I can barter with the local shooting school TAC2 a prop car for a free class. There again I don't know if they would go for it.

4. Donate it to the kidney foundation. A good cause.

5. Attempt to sell it.

What should I do?

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:15:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
OK I have a 95 Lumina that is dead, it cracked a head and droped a valve, so it would cost me more to fix it than to keep it.

So now I have a car sitting in front of my house to get rid of, here are my ideas to get rid of it.

1. Donate it to the local rescue squad or FD for use as Vehicle Extrication practice. This is an OK idea. I don't get too much out of it.

2. See if I can barter with oour local range that has an IPSC club. Maybey they would barter a years membership for a prop car for stages. I would like a free range membership, though I don't know if they would go for it.

3. See if I can barter with the local shooting school TAC2 a prop car for a free class. There again I don't know if they would go for it.

4. Donate it to the kidney foundation. A good cause.

5. Attempt to sell it.

What should I do?




part it out then junk the remains

Another option I always wanted to do, but so far my trucks haven't gotten to this point yet, is if it's still driveable, even in limp mode, park it in a now parking zone and have the police or a towing company tow it off. Poof! Car B Gone!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:16:33 PM EDT
Dude, you're in Tennessee. Just park it in the front yard and throw a blue tarp over it.

Problem solved.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:18:12 PM EDT
Haul it to a scrap yard. They'll give you $50 or so for it
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:18:19 PM EDT
The Volunteers of America took a couple of my junkers away.

It was easy and painless.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:18:25 PM EDT
machinegun shoot donation.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:19:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
machinegun shoot donation.



+ eleventy billion.


shooting cars is fun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:19:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Observer:
Dude, you're in Tennessee. Just park it in the front yard and throw a blue tarp over it.

Problem solved.



Don't foget the cinderblocks!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:19:51 PM EDT
Volunteer it to be sacrificied at the Camden MG shoot.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:20:01 PM EDT
Option # 1
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:20:03 PM EDT
Send it to OP and let him try a Car of Truth
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:21:30 PM EDT
Shoot it.........in your front yard.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:22:31 PM EDT
Really, a cracked head and a dropped valve isn't so bad.

I would opt for the trade for range fees at one of the ranges.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:23:59 PM EDT
Tannerite Duh
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:24:15 PM EDT
Call a local technical school or trade school. If they have an auto mechanics class, they would be glad to take it off your hands. Personally a donation to a worthy cause is a more class act IMHO.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:24:32 PM EDT
Donate the car.


Max
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:24:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Option # 1



Strongly Agree, can never get enough vehicle extrication training.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:28:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By huggybro:
Call a local technical school or trade school. If they have an auto mechanics class, they would be glad to take it off your hands. Personally a donation to a worthy cause is a more class act IMHO.



What he said.

Otherwise, hit up the FD
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:22:05 AM EDT
Donate it to the Oct. Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot and watch it get the heck shot out of it.

KCR is about 30 miles south of Louisville, KY, shouldn't be hard to tow it there.

Merlin
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:24:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 3:36:32 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
Extrication training, followed by a training burn!

You never know when those same guys may have to cut you or a loved one out.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:28:47 AM EDT


If you donate it, get a receipt from whoever recieves the vehicle. Make sure the reciept has monetary value included. That way you can right it off on taxes this year.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:32:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
4. Donate it to the kidney foundation. A good cause.





Get a reciept and deduct it from your taxes. This is probably the easiest solution.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:32:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:35:30 AM EDT
Option 1,2, and 3 sound fun


but a Machinegun shoot sounds the best
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:30:42 AM EDT
As a father of a son with a kidney disease, I like #4. Plus you could take the tax deduction.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:56:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Another option I always wanted to do, but so far my trucks haven't gotten to this point yet, is if it's still driveable, even in limp mode, park it in a no parking zone and have the police or a towing company tow it off. Poof! Car B Gone!


Why? You are still responsible for the tow and storage fees, and if they CAN'T find you, the tow company is stuck with a car they'll never recoup their expenses on if they DO manage to have the title transferred to them eventually.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:00:39 AM EDT
I've got one that doesn't run either and I need to get rid of it. I'd check out the FD or the charity. Get a receipt.
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