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Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla #5456522 06/18/20 02:48 AM
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Bought new in 95, so it is about 25 years and 270k miles now in the family. 26mpg 100hp, 1.6L 3 speed automatic.

Paint burnt through, roof started to rust, windshield cracked, 2-3 mom accidents, 1 door different color, frame a little bent, manual window and lock, AC is getting weak, nearly new tires, the rest is regular wear and tear but engine and transmission are still running well, passes smog. Super slow and loud, not a comfortable long distance car, parents were worried about reliability so they bought a 12 Mazda 2 to replace it ($7200, 66k miles), because this seems to be the easiest to drive. So the Corolla is going to be

1) Crushed for $1k, that's what the local air quality district will pay for OBD1 car
2) Private sale, unlikely to reach 1k because of the cosmetic condition and the AC, despite mechanically sound. It is likely to be a $500 sale instead.
3) My 4th car, but I already have a 3rd car which is a 97 Integra. I won't be driving much and I certainly can't drive 3 cars at a time, even less so during corona virus lock down. Insurance will cost $350 a year and about $150 a year on registration, so it doesn't make sense. Parking is not a problem.

I think the choice is pretty obvious here, don't you think? Will post pic in a few days for the BITOG funeral. It will go back to the pick n pull in Fremont California, the same city where it was assembled.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456530 06/18/20 03:54 AM
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1K for a 95 Corolla? Thats seems really good to me.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #5456538 06/18/20 04:30 AM
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Sounds like a no brainer to me unless you have a big heart and want to give it to someone in need.
Around my neck of the woods, we'd be lucky to get a couple hundred buck for an even newer vehicle at a boneyard/crusher.




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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456544 06/18/20 05:01 AM
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Wow I'd take the 1k. I junked a 2001 Altima that didn't sound half as bad and the only people willing to take it took it for ~300.

If I were getting 300 for it though I'd just keep it. Maybe rattle can the whole body and drive it until it died.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456546 06/18/20 05:13 AM
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Option 4: send it out in a blaze of glory! I suggest removing any airbags first.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456557 06/18/20 05:32 AM
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Its done. Do it.

Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456572 06/18/20 06:15 AM
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OBDI cars are popular on the tuner scene. Corolla's are a Hispanic favorite. Maybe translate an add and get a little more?
My wife is PR and I find that they seem to look past cosmetic issues as they are really good at body work and bling. At least in the Boston 'burbs anyway.
Corollas and Civics are the two most popular rides here.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456604 06/18/20 07:08 AM
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If there's no one in the family to pass it down to, I'd take the $1k. Seems odd to crush a running car, but it sounds like a relic from a different time. Banged up and slow without actually getting good mpg's--time has passed this one by. Perfect for abuse on a college campus or as a pizza delivery, but not really good for anything else.


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456605 06/18/20 07:09 AM
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People pay top dollar for those up here!


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Re: Thinking about crushing a 95 Corolla [Re: PandaBear] #5456643 06/18/20 07:54 AM
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Actually, that’s a pretty good deal and makes sense. You get your thousand dollars without talking with some greaseball trying to wave $200 of cash under your nose. Also pretty good for California as they probably get most of the $1000 from the recyclers. Plus, it’s unlikely the Corolla will be the next 55 Chevy.

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The other day I was watching the Toyota Maintenance channel on YouTube. One of these came in overheating because of a broken belt and maybe a few other things. I think it was a 93 and the outside looked terrible but hardly any rust. After the repairs it was running like a Swiss watch according to the mechanic. Had 2226k iirc and is in CA somewhere. The guy on that channel loves old Toyota’s.

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$1000 for scrap is a good deal smile

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I’d try posting it for sale for $1,000. Might be someone needy out there with only $1,000 that just needs something to get them to work.


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I’d try posting it for sale for $1,000. Might be someone needy out there with only $1,000 that just needs something to get them to work.

It would sell the 1st day in Silicon Valley.
Lotta people need run arounds, and Toyotas have the name.


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Don't crush it, pass it on to someone that needs a car. You should get at least $1K for it on Craigslist.


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