What is the going rate for a scrap car.
We're the original owners and although we'd like to see it go to a new owner, I just want to get rid of it. Anyone know the going scrap yard price for a drive in car that's still plated?
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+1 on that. For a trashy Altima, $250 at the high end of the spectrum if it was driven in.
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I have accumulated lots of spare parts already, but I do understand what you're saying. Heck the Acura aluminum rims would be would be great as spare winter rims for a Acura/Honda and they normally sell for around $150.00 with the center caps.RubberCheese wrote: ↑When I had to get rid of my car, the best I could find was scrapping it at $215/ton... The nice thing with scrapping a car is that you can strip anything you want off it and they don't care. I kept my rims/tires which added a few hundred $ value to me since I was able to continue using them on another car vs selling on kijiji.
I'm going to hate to see this car go since it has been the most reliable car we've owned, but we now have 5 cars and room is becoming an issue. What I believe makes this car worth fixing up is it was rustproofed at the dealer since new and although we stopped doing the rust yearly checks about 6 years ago, the underbody is in great shape, but the car body has rust. The fact that is has 240 k and a lot of new recent parts, I'd like to see it restored, but that's only wishfull thinking. There is a Acura Vigor forum, but 99% of the members are in the States, I may ask if anyone wants a manual 5sp as I know they were rare in the Acura Vigor.
I understand your thinking re Kijiji, but I get frustrated when people offer my less than what a scrap yard would give me and I have no patience for low ballers. Maybe I'll try, but I need this car gone in one week.
The Acura Vigor was only sold in 92',93, 94, and we were only of the first to purchase one, finding it in a 5 speed manual took some time, so it is a bit rare. I think I'll try posting it on the Acura Vigor forum. As for the lowballers, if scrap yard will give me $300.00 with no hassles, then why lowball me at let's say $150.00. To me that makes no sense, yet people still try, hence the frustration.adidas5on5 wrote: ↑ At the end of the day its better to have the car go to someone that might put good use to it than to feed it to the junkers. If 300 is what your going to get perhaps its better to just sell it for that. Also, I understand your frustration with lowballers but you got to understand everyone's just trying for a deal. If they were wealthy then chances are they wouldn't be looking at a car that old. Out of curiosity I looked for your ad on classifieds and couldn't find one with matching mileage and year. None of them also says they are the original owner either and I think thats a really good selling point for your vehicle. Anyways goodluck.
quanvn wrote: ↑You'll get about $200-$300 at most, if you want more than that then sell on kijiji, it sounds like your car is still in running condition, but I wouldn't expect too much for a 92 Acura. Is it worth all the hassle to sell it for $500 meeting with potential buyers and getting lowball offers? I personally would just scrap it for a couple hundred, from past experience, selling an old car like this, potential buyers think they're purchasing brand new cars and pick out every little detail to drop the price.
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No I'm being serious. There are some companies that buy used old cars and ship them to Ghana (or countries around) and sell them for a profit there. I sold my Sentra last year for $1000. They came and saw the car paid cash and towed the car to their warehouse.
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Oh, good to know, because once I saw ship to Africa, red flags came up and I immediately thought scams. But seems legit seeing how they came and inspected the car, the Africa/Nigeria scams offer you more money than you asked for and they usually pay with western union or something.
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Thanks for the info, I'll send them an email.
Don't know where to find them and there are many online for under a thousand that are still for sale so it can't be that easy.
I'm more interested in the cash then the tax implications.
They're mainly interested in the cars posted.
I don't think it's a matter of fear, it's more a matter of being insulted. I've give you an example. I posted a set of 4 16" aluminum rims last year. I posted on the ad that the scrap yard would give me $80.00 for. I stated price was firm, no lowballers and I'd rather sell them to someone that can use them rather then the scrap yard that would sell them for twice the price I still got about 50 called at low ball pricing. In the end I sold them to the first person that showed up with $80.00 and they were so happy since I cleaned up the bead and gave them new valve stems. My intentions was to help other out, but almost pulled the ad due to all the lowballers. When I asked some of the lowballers, "why would I sell it to you for $40.00 when scrap yard will give me $80.00", there reply was, "cause I'm giving you cash". Well Doh......so will the scrap yard. I just don't have patience for that reasoning.
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