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Old 09-08-2018, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Wifeís car advise

Iím blanking on ideas for what to do with my wifeís car, so I figured I would ask the GS. Itís an 09 VW CC that I believe had a timing chain issue that caused the engine to fail. I know that there is a class action on this issue, but it requires you to do the repairs, then get reimbursed a % of the total. The car is probably worth a lot less than the repairs would cost. Iím working on finding her something else, but have no idea what to do with this piece of crap. I assume that no one would give me anything on a trade in since the car doesnít run. Any ideas on what to do to at least get a little $ out of it to put towards her new one?


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Old 09-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Craigslist price it right and it will be gone
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:01 AM   #3
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Donate to the Can Academy. They’ll pick it up and it’s a tax write-off.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:24 AM   #4
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Donate to the Can Academy. Theyíll pick it up and itís a tax write-off.
This works if your deductions are high enough to exceed the bigger standard write-off this year. Most folks won't exceed it from what "opinions" I've read in several places.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #5
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Well Pm me I am looking for a car for my GF son I own a shop and the work part is not a huge issue for me . But I have looked at a few vehicles this way and some times you are right it cost more to repair than you can buy a running vehicle for .

Guy next door has a ultra low mile SUV with a bad engine but it was a 1 year only model and engine is silly priced so hence its not worth much of anything .

Is your turbo and non turbo ?
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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No help but I believe those are suppose to be service at around 50-60 k miles before it scrambles the engine.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:30 AM   #7
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120,00 from what I looked up but the issue they are failing before that .
Funny Kia has paint issues and they are helping us on that but they also have an engine issue for metal from teh block . GF optima got a complete brand new engine last month . I as shocked it was not a long block it came all together drop in fire it up .

Silly today the issue that auto makers have and no fix for it . My chevy truck had a bad passenger air bag and due to heat in TX the dashs all crack . SO the bag will explode instead of inflate and the dash also explodes , blowing plastic into the passenger if air bag is deployed . 2 years from date of notice with NO fix at all . Sold it not my issue any longer but how can they not come up with a fix
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:39 AM   #8
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Been down that road!!! Mine blew 5k past the warranty!! Dealer gave me $500 trade-in and I owed almost $13k!!!! Took forever to pay all that off!!
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:53 AM   #9
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Donate to the Can Academy. Theyíll pick it up and itís a tax write-off.
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This works if your deductions are high enough to exceed the bigger standard write-off this year. Most folks won't exceed it from what "opinions" I've read in several places.
I did this twice. What you can deduct depends on what they get for the vehicle at auction. I never got to use them for a deduction. It is just an easy way to get rid of a clunker.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:40 PM   #10
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CarMax gave my wife $2k for her 2001 Cadillac with a bad transmission.

But as others have said, put it on Craigslist for peanuts and someone will be in your driveway with a trailer tomorrow.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #11
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Might be best to part it out on Craigslist list.


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