getting rid of an '89 corolla


Old 11-09-05, 01:11 PM
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getting rid of an '89 corolla

I have a car that I need to get rid of. It' s an '89 Toyota Corolla Altrac Hatchback with about 135K. I just put in a new alternator and battery and it runs fine, but I wouldn't take it on any long trips. The brakes are about shot, the rear hatch has a key broken off in it and can only open when you use the half broken off key. The driver's side rear-view mirror was recently knocked off and is currently duct taped on. Also, the back windshield wiper doesn't work. I live in Brooklyn and rarely use it as I don't trust it for long distances. I want to get rid of it. What's the best way? I couldn't sell it to a friend in good conscience... and I don't even know what it's worth with all the problems. Is it better just to donate it to someone? Any idea what it would even be worth?
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Old 11-13-05, 11:11 AM
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Kelly Blue Book says $675 for a private party sale if it's in fair rather than poor condition
Around here anything that runs, will pass inspection, and has a clear title is worth $1200
There are places that you can call and donate the car to
They'll pick it up and you can write it off as a donation on your taxes
Old 11-17-05, 10:41 AM
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Might try Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. Good charities and will take donated vehicles, at least down here.

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