Getting rid of a dead car from far away.
November 6, 2008 7:14 PM Subscribe
My car died far from home. What's the best way to get rid of it?
I already have another car, so I definitely want to get rid of the old car.I want to be rid of it quickly but I also need to make sound money decisions, so what should I do?
The old car is in Waynesboro, VA.
My home is very close to Washington, D.C.
It's a long trip.
The car is a 2000 Honda Accord V6 2-door, 115,000 miles, the extra-fancy edition, with a some visible but non-obvious damage on the rear bumper area.
The engine has very low compression in two cylinders, for which the recommended repair is to replace the engine, which is projected to cost $3,500 to $4,000.
I put $750+ in new Michelins on the car a month before it died.
The mechanic made an offer to buy it as is for $500.