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Old 03-04-2019, 12:46 PM
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If the car truly is being disposed of, I can see why someone wouldn't want to spend money on it. For example, when I disposed of my Mazda in 2007, the last thing I wanted to do was spend more. By then, it had failed its state inspection twice, and was going to need more work to get legal. When I took it to the dealer, to trade it in, the appraiser started bitching about the tires. My reaction? "Look, I know what this car is worth. The tires are worn, but I'm not putting more money into it. You're already low-balling me on the trade..."

But, there are those who will buy the cheapest parts (or service) possible, and then scream when it fails. I know people (hell, I'm related to one), who buy cheap oil and filters...and then can't understand why their engines fail. Same people buy cheap tools, and then scream when they break.
I traded in my rusted out, 198K suburban, guy asked me what I wanted- I said not to be charged for illegal dumping. Maybe a soda? Then they start pissing and moaning.
Dude the fact it didn't come apart like the Bluesmobile when I parked it is beyond me, just give me something...if it was good I'd still be driving it. Funny thing is I got more then I figured I would.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:29 AM
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When I traded in my old 1992 Chevrolet Corsica back in 2009, I told the dealer it was worth about $50, which was how much it cost them to tow it off the lot because it died on them the very next day.
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:25 PM
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The ones I deal with that drive me nuts are the realtors who make a sale of a 6 million dollar house, charge $180,000.00 agent commission and then ask US if we can cut their client a deal on our $8,000.00 escrow fee.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:31 AM
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Dude the fact it didn't come apart like the Bluesmobile when I parked it is beyond me, just give me something...if it was good I'd still be driving it.
My dad had the opposite happen. He was trading in his shitbox '88 Taurus on a newer Saturn. You name it, it was broken on the Taurus. Broken rear springs, inoperative dashboard (remember those digital gauges?), rusted-out top on the fuel tank, peeling or bleached out silver paint, and a lot of rust. Who knows how many times that piece of crap had circled the planet... Anyway, after the dealer had come up with a number, he was told to keep driving it, as his new car wasn't ready yet. A few days later, he was down there dropping off the Taurus. He pulled up, got out, closed the door...and the door fell off onto the pavement Dealer tried to weasel out of it, but he threatened to take his business elsewhere if they did.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:49 PM
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Your dad drove the Bluesmobile?
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:57 AM
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Once I bought a parts car from a guy who didn't have the title and his story kept changing.
Drug it home and stuffed it in the garage. After I had pulled all the parts off it that I wanted I called a junk yard. They said they could only give me the cost of the tow, meaning they would come get it and I would get no money. But I was fine with that I just wanted it gone.

The flatbed showed up, guy asked if I had a title, I said no, he asked if I had a bill of sale, I said no, he said ok and hauled it away.

I guess that just meant they crushed it today and not tomorrow.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:14 AM
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... asked if I had a title
...asked if I had a bill of sale...
... [didn't] ask if there was a body in the trunk...
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Your dad drove the Bluesmobile?
Nope, he just didn't maintain his vehicles. Most of his cars were in rough shape.
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Reminds me of the car my brother once bought for $400. He had to fiddle with the engine and couldn't get the damn thing to turn over. Had me sitting me in the driver's seat turning the key while he messed with it.

He had a rag that got soaked in gasoline and it dripped on the motor.

Yes, it caught on fire. That was fun (not).
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