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Donating a car vs junkyard #4498189
08/25/17 08:32 PM
08/25/17 08:32 PM
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Posts: 783
USA
97prizm Offline OP
97prizm  Offline OP
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USA
Hi All,

Sad day had my 97 geo towed off as my city said i cant have two non-running vehicles on my property. When did the city Nazi's show up. I've had the car 16 years so i have become quite attached. Two local junkyards lkq and pull n save said they didn't want it BUT wpuld give me $80 to crush it. It has $600 in new parts. I'm calling the EPA Monday as yhey know it has use left in it. I donated it a local highschool automotive program. Anybody else deal with this?


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498197
08/25/17 08:42 PM
08/25/17 08:42 PM
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NJ
Leo99 Offline
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NJ
Why were you keeping it if it doesn't run?


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498208
08/25/17 08:50 PM
08/25/17 08:50 PM
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Posts: 7,094
Colorado
Kuato Offline
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Colorado
Donation allows you to take a tax deduction, plus the chance it'll be back on the road and useful for someone. thumbsup

Just crushing a vehicle, especially one that's important to you ... no bueno.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498219
08/25/17 09:17 PM
08/25/17 09:17 PM
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KS
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KS
My high school used quite a few different donated cars. If they didn't run. You learned brakes on them. On the Hondas we learned how to take the takata airbags out without dying.


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498268
08/25/17 11:07 PM
08/25/17 11:07 PM
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Why is it not running and is the fix expensive? If it can be repaired to run again so you can donate it or drive it yourself, that might be worth the fix. It will depend on the cost/benefit numbers. Donating a non-running vehicle is just transferring junk.


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498279
08/25/17 11:30 PM
08/25/17 11:30 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
If I had a non running vehicle I would park it..... IN the garage. Not outside

Last edited by Brybo86; 08/25/17 11:30 PM.

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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498294
08/26/17 12:09 AM
08/26/17 12:09 AM
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Posts: 1,377
Tasmania, Australia
hpb Online content
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Tasmania, Australia
If it's on your property, and not on a public street, I don't see how it's anyone else's business.


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498307
08/26/17 12:42 AM
08/26/17 12:42 AM
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New Zealand
Silk Offline
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New Zealand
Yeah, that policy wouldn't go down well here. Part of owning a car is having another for spares.


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1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498313
08/26/17 01:01 AM
08/26/17 01:01 AM
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Phoenix
dishdude Offline
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Phoenix
The last thing I want is a neighbor with a bunch of non-running cars sitting around.


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498335
08/26/17 04:06 AM
08/26/17 04:06 AM
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Manchester, England
Olas Offline
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The City doesnt own your property. Tell them to swivel.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: Olas] #4498374
08/26/17 05:43 AM
08/26/17 05:43 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
Kira  Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Stop playing ignorant...it isn't very becoming.

Cities write their own ordinances. They can make you mow your lawn; you know that!

They even have more power by assigning "designated use areas". The wording can change with location.

MEANWHILE: Why not fix the car....get some new cars to keep the $600 of new parts company.

Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498392
08/26/17 06:19 AM
08/26/17 06:19 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline
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Florida, Cape Coral
Cities and neighbors don't want a few homeowners to drag down property values buy having a junk yard on private property and I am one of them. Ed


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498425
08/26/17 06:56 AM
08/26/17 06:56 AM
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USA
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USA
If you give it to the junkyard, you get the $80.

If you donate it, you get nothing. Plus, there are so many scams in the donation industry.

So, just take the $80 from the junkyard smile

Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498455
08/26/17 07:49 AM
08/26/17 07:49 AM
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Richmond, VA
Barkleymut Offline
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Richmond, VA
the tax benefit only comes into play if you itemize deductions


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Re: Donating a car vs junkyard [Re: 97prizm] #4498472
08/26/17 08:09 AM
08/26/17 08:09 AM
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Posts: 21,092
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
The city does not want people to create mini-junkyards of cars. Was the vehicle registered?


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
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