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    Default Best way to junk a car?

    I need to dispose of my old 2008 Mazda3 that I handed down to my sister and subsequently was driven into the ground. Engine is good I think but frame is completely rusted out. Itís so rusted out that I was literally punching holes in the frame when I swapped the winter wheels off last month.

    Whatís the best way to maximize value out of it, either with a tax receipt or selling it as-is for parts, or maybe some other method?

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    Does the Kidney Foundation provide a tax receipt?

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    Sawzall + dumpster
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    Pick n Pull buys scrap cars or post it up on kijiji lol

    https://www.picknpull.com/we-buy-cars

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    File off vin and leave it in Falconridge?

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    Sawzall + dumpster
    I’ve done similar.

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    Post on Kijiji for $1350, get negotiated down to $650, and you'll both think you won.

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    If the engine is still good, someone from the Ne will still buy it and drive it till the wheels fall off.

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    My sister had an old 2003 mazdaspeed protege a couple years ago with a rusted out frame. Engine was low mileage, interior was pretty much brand new, even the rims were still in great condition. Pick n pull offered a couple hundred. I think she didn't have too much difficulty getting a couple grand off Kijiji even though the ad wasn't hiding anything about the condition of the frame and it's drivability.

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    My brother drives a tow truck, takes in scrap like this all the time, he'd probably give you a couple hundred bucks, hassle free.

    PM me if interested
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    Pick N Pull or Kidney Foundation


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    I've never owned a car so shitty that I couldn't sell it.

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    My parents have a 2004 RX330 that is really solid and running strong, except one or more of the air suspensions crapped out and so the ride is really bouncy, plus quite a of cosmetic damages (dings, bumper cracks, etc..) Otherwise the tires are salvageable (essentially brand new) and engine running strong. They bought a new car so just want to get rid of it. I was going to list on Kijji for $1500 but it doesn't have a license plate / insurance anymore.

    What would you guys do ? Just post it as-is with no license plate for $1500 and see if anyone would take it, or is there a way to put an old plate on + insurance so people can see everything is mechanically fine beside the suspensions?

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    As-is, Where-is, no test drives, $1500. It'll sell.

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    My parents have a 2004 RX330 that is really solid and running strong, except one or more of the air suspensions crapped out and so the ride is really bouncy, plus quite a of cosmetic damages (dings, bumper cracks, etc..) Otherwise the tires are salvageable (essentially brand new) and engine running strong. They bought a new car so just want to get rid of it. I was going to list on Kijji for $1500 but it doesn't have a license plate / insurance anymore.

    What would you guys do ? Just post it as-is with no license plate for $1500 and see if anyone would take it, or is there a way to put an old plate on + insurance so people can see everything is mechanically fine beside the suspensions?
    That would definitely sell for $1500, if my garage wasn’t full I’d pick that up and delete the air suspension and drive it for another 10 years.

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    List it on Kijiji and for the right price it’ll be gone same day. I had an old car that still drove, but wasn’t in the best of shape that I didn’t know what to do with. I listed it on Kijiji for $500 with a very honest ad and it was gone in 30 min to the first person that messaged me. Guy was thrilled to have it and I was thrilled to let it go.

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    Great! I'll go take some pics this weekend and list on Kijiji.

    If any beyonder is interested PM me. I think last year they just gave the car to the shop to do whatever service/maintenance is required and it ended up being ~$3K worth of maintenance work, including new gasket and what not, so I know the car is mechanically in good shape.

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    Kidney foundation, kijji or facebook. I got a lot of emails from Facebook when I sold my old CRV.
    But really the amount of weirdos that come out wanting old cars is rather disturbing I must say.

    List it at $2k or not less than $1700 and you will be surprised how people will pay you $1k. I could have got more for mine. Just hold firm and be patient, some will take it.

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    If it's drivable, gotta sell it.
    If someone starts verbally tearing it apart.
    Tell them how easy it is to part it out and you'd be well over $3000 with just selling motor, wheels, brakes and light assemblies.
    Then let him know this is a steal of a deal.

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