The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61012   Message #978950
Posted By: Rapparee
08-Jul-03 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: I've never wrecked a car before!!!!.
Subject: RE: BS: I've never wrecked a car before!!!!.
Often in the States you can donate cars -- running or not -- to such causes as the American Cancer Society or a local shelter for abused folks. They'll arrange to take the car away, and you can get a tax deduction.

We did that with two cars, a 1982 Honda Civic wagon and a 1985 Toyota wagon. The Honda had taken us on a month-long camping tour of The West in 1982 and had many memories attached. The Toyota was purchased after a the previous Toyota wagon was killed, foully murdered, by a college student rushing to class (my wife, who was driving, was shaken but uninjured) and it, too, had memories of trips and good times attached. Neither had less than 190,000 miles on it.

I suggest such donations. The charity sells the vehicle and uses the money, you get a tax deduction, and the vehicle does another good thing.

Of course, if the car was a lemon and cost you enough, cosider a sledge hammer....