I bought the thing in full ten years old. When it comes time to get a new car, can I theoretically destroy it? Smash the windows, slash the tires, fun stuff like that. Maybe blow it up like Walt did from Breaking Bad. I would drive it out to an abandoned lot to do this of course.
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I would think the biggest issue is finding a place to do carnage to your car. Blowing it up is a whole other can of legal worms. That would be unlikely unless you make your living blowing things up professionally and have all the proper documents and stuff.
It won't be cheap, and you better give him an 'atta boy' for his legal efforts or he will complain a little.
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As long as you don't abandon it after you trash it, I don't see why not? Be prepared for bystanders calling the cops and answering a lot of questions. Make sure you have the title with you. You might get some grief if you let oil/gas leak out it.
And actually blowing it up might be a bad idea. Just take a sledgehammer to it and put that shit on youtube. If you climb on the roof and fall off while sledging the windshield, you might even end up on Tosh.O
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The real answer - you have to drain all fluids (oil, freon, etc). Then, you have to clean up your mess. You can't just leave glass and shit everywhere. Consider that lighting it on fire, or shooting it may be illegal if you're somewhere that you're not supposed to be starting fires or shooting guns.
After the enjoyment of shooting it with a shotgun, lighting it on fire, etc, call a tow truck and have it hauled to a scrap yard. A 3000 lb hunk of dirty steel (dirty meaning full of stuff like seat cusions, hoses, etc) should bring around $350 right now.
If your car is shit, don't pawn it off to donation. It'll end up getting sold second-hand somewhere, minimal funds will be "donated", and some poor bastard will end up with a used piece-of-shit car that breaks down all the time. I'm in the used-machinery business and HATE it when people sell broken junk to eachother (happens all day on eBay). I call them "3rd World Transactions".
And totally Youtube it. I'm thinking one shot. Do something terrible, dangerous, fun to it, the beat the shit out of it. Seems like it would make a good video.
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Re: Can I legally Destroy my own car?
Do you want to destroy it because it's actually an evil car like Christine? Can I use your car for my bidding first before you destroy it? *Jules rubs his hands maniacally*
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There are so many things that you can do with a car that are more fun than breaking the windows with a hammer.
Do donuts. Practice drifting. Drive off-road at high speeds. Try to catch air.
After all that, drain the oil. Then see how far you can go on the freeway before a huge cloud of black smoke bursts out from under your hood. Have a friend in another car catch it on video. Then call a junk yard and have them come pick it up from the side of the highway.
Back in college we did this as a fund raising event for a group I belonged too.
To the OP as long as you have permission to be on the property you destroy it on, and you don't try to make a police/insurance claim based on the damage, I don't see what the problem would be.
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