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Old 10-03-06, 02:29 PM
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YACT: donating your car

I need the power of Otter because my brother needs some info. He has a 1997 Nissan Maxima XLE (?) with 107,000.00 miles that he wants to donate. He's donating it because he got a new car and because it needs about $2000.00 worth of repair to the motor. Don't know the specifics but its motor related. So basically he wants to donate it and get a tax break from it. So he needs an organization that would pick it up. Its undrivable so it would need to be towed away. Also, do they give different amounts etc. How does the thing work as we have no clue. Thanks fellow otters.
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Might try a google search, there are alot of organizations that accept donations.
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i heard they changed the rules recently just because of things like this
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You might have him consider "donating" the car to a vo-tech school in the area. They use them in mechanic repair classes. "Donating" a car that needs $2,000.00 worth of repair to a charity sounds more like he wants to unload a piece of shit vehicle off his hands and pass the problem off.....



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agreed. I am doing a google search but I figured I would ask to see if anyone had any experience with it. Plus I'm sure people don't donate cars that are brand new so I wouldn't doubt that they would be used to this. is a good condition as he's put a lot of work and money into it but he doesn't have the money to fix it and he needs to get it out of the lot where it is now.
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If you do not live in a major city I Would donate it to the Fire Department:

Guaranteed Blue book value tax reduction

and you get to watch them cut it up
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really that sounds kind of cool. We're in philly. you think they would do that here?
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Call the local fire house, or go down in person, the academy is probably more then willing to take it.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

Nowadays, there are many charitable organization out there that accept car to donate.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

Originally Posted by fade2black View Post
Nowadays, there are many charitable organization out there that accept car to donate.
thank god. i'm sure the guy is still looking for a place four and a half years later to donate that car.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

If you listen to terrestrial radio you're sure to have come across 1-800-kars-4-kids at some point...

We did that two years ago with our honda cr-v. It was undriveable. They towed it away free, sold it at auction for $3000 and we got to deduct that amount from our taxable income. They give you an official form with the value for your tax records.

Edit: Damnit I didn't see it was a thread spumper. Yes, I mashed spam and bumper.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

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We did that two years ago with our honda cr-v. It was undriveable. They towed it away free, sold it at auction for $3000 and we got to deduct that amount from our taxable income. They give you an official form with the value for your tax records.
I did the same with a Buick. It was driveable, but an electric problem was keeping it from starting reliably. It wasn't worth my time or money to fix, so I donated it to a charity. They picked it up, and I got a receipt for my taxes.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
thank god. i'm sure the guy is still looking for a place four and a half years later to donate that car.
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Re: YACT: donating your car

I know CA will give you $1,000 to retire any car, not sure if other states have a similar program.

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