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Old 01-26-2009, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where do I go to trade in my car for money?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a '93 Festiva and an '89 Camry-i'll be glad to sell one for $30K, keep the least polluting one(Festiva most likely) for a little while and build my Dream EV with the funds!

Heck, if I wasn't rural (and New Horizons wasn't a 60 mile one-way trip) i'd sell them both for $60K! And if the US would start importing those lovely clean 70MPG+ Diesels over here i'd blow $25K or so on one, save $20K for the taxes next year and still have enough for my EV project...

Nice dream, at least.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would re-nig on the deals for both of my Hondas... sell them, get a total of 60K. Use that to buy a few more crap cars for $200 or so each, get them registered and insured, sell those off as well, until I had a substantial check to deposit. I would then invest a portion of it, build 2 200mile 60MPH EV's, build a small house on a 2 acre plot of land, and live.

Too bad too many other people would also have those same ideas... which is why this is so hard to believe.
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To get me to give up the Insight? Right now, $109K - the price of a Tesla. Maybe in a year or two, it'll go down to $30K, or whatever Aptera decides to charge for the hybrid.

On the other hand, you could get me to stop using a car for commuting quite easily. For free, in fact, at least on days when the weather's nice enough for biking.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I guess I pulled the trigger to soon. Will they make it retroactive Or how much for an old Bike.
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I guess I pulled the trigger to soon. Will they make it retroactive Or how much for an old Bike.
Hahah, same here but I still have a car in the garage bleeding my wallet.
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I just picked up an '95 Chevy AstroVan for $200. It needs a radiator and new hoses, and a flush, a new driver's seat, and back passenger seats.

I also just bought a '97 Dodge Intrepid for $150. It needs new engine bearings.

I bought (awhile back) a 2000 Dodge Caravan for $250. It needed a water pump and timing belt, and a slight tune-up.

Where do I get in line for this $30k a car deal, cuz I believe I just tripled my salary for 2008 before I even got started in 2009.

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