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How to get rid of dead island car on STT?

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Hi all!

So it seem my island car has reached the point to where repair isn't worth it anymore. (Died on me one day while driving, and according to mechanic it could be more expensive than what I want to pay to get it to life).

How do I get rid of it here on STT? How does the whole junk-yard thing work, and how about title etc?

Haven't sent a car to the junkyard before so i am a total newbie on this..... Appreciate all help/all tips:-)

Thank you and have a nice day!


Posted : April 22, 2014 5:53 pm
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You can yake the car to the junk yard but you need to contact the motor vehicles. There is a process. And of course there is a fee.

I did it a few years ago. Or if you know someone with a similar car you can sell it to them. BUT YOU NEED TO GET THE CAR OUT OF YOUR NAME.


Posted : April 22, 2014 8:47 pm
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Depending on the vehicle, I think a repair shop might want at least some of the parts. Have you checked with any?

Posted : April 22, 2014 9:29 pm
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A few years ago I had a tenant leave a junked vehicle and I put a listing in the "Island Trader" for FREE (just haul away). Somebody came and took it away for the parts and it did not cost me anything to get rid of it.

You could put a listing on "Craigslist" or "Island Trader" and state:

-----FREE vehicle for parts.......just pay registration transfer fees and haul away at your expense. Also describe vehicle.

Somebody will want it for the parts. At least you do not have to pay the fees to take it to dump or junk yard.

Posted : April 22, 2014 9:52 pm
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Having just returned from STT, I'm amazed at how many older import cars are still on the road that you don't see often on the mainland any more. For example, it seemed like STT must be the number one retirement destination for 1995 and older Toyota Tercels. I also saw Suzuki passenger sedans that never gained much popularity in the US. I kept wondering where the island mechanics get the parts to maintain these older vehicles. Don't the steep inclines of the island roads wreak havoc on their transmissions?

Posted : April 25, 2014 6:04 pm
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On the contrary, you see those cars *because* they are so robust. It actually seems difficult to kill a Suzuki Sidekick. Older Toyotas and Nissans can go forever with a little maintenance, even here. You might be able to see through the bottom of the door due to the rust (helps drainage!), but it keeps driving.

Despite their popularity when new, you *don't* seem to see nearly as many Chevy pickups or Cavaliers past a decade, early '00s Jeeps with tranny failures are a dime a dozen right now on island, Ford Explorers are worth nearly nothing after ten years.

Posted : April 25, 2014 7:25 pm
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