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Some one in the "Awesome Cyclists" discussion mentioned wanting to sell their car, but that it wasn't germane to the thread. I have been on the verge of selling mine for a long time. I'd be interested in hearing stories of others who finally took the plunge and sold their car. Any thoughts or advice?

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Have been car free and happy for more than ten years. I've situated my life to being close to public transportation for those trying meteorological days and moved closer to work for short daily commutes. Not having to spend all that money on the opiate of society has left me with money to spend on all kinds and types of bicycles.
Yes I really did it, the opposite. A 1982 Honda Passport 70cc. Runs, Free and It will make me very happy knowing I will freeze more in less time riding that in below zero weather than the bike. But hey, maybe it will prevent me from breaking down and getting a car, which would most likely be free too. Well at least until insurance, monthly parking ticket and gas....
Update: I haven't used my car in months now. Unfortunately I am getting tired of trying to sell it. I'm thinking of donating it but am wary of middle-man profiteer types. Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable place to donate it? Any organizations that support cycling advocacy? I'm pretty much opposed to 1877 kars for kids based soley on their radio commercials.
Brendan said:
Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable place to donate it?

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation accepts car donations. While JDRF doesn't have a cycling focus, it's a worthwhile charity. Of course, I believe that many good charities have mechanisms for accepting car donations.
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Update: I haven't used my car in months now. Unfortunately I am getting tired of trying to sell it. I'm thinking of donating it but am wary of middle-man profiteer types. Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable place to donate it? Any organizations that support cycling advocacy? I'm pretty much opposed to 1877 kars for kids based soley on their radio commercials.
One summer about five years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would walk or bike for any transportation that was less than 3 miles from my house. My gas guzzling SUV sat parked behind my house for 2 months and when I actually went to start it, it wouldnt start. I donated it to charity and have never owned since. I had an Igo membership for a couple of years but I havent even had that for at least a year. I found that once I made the decision to make the life style change, I found a way to get things done sans car.
As a reinforcement to keep from driving a car, I borrowed a friend’s car a couple of months ago and got a red-light ticket.
Brendan said:
Update: I haven't used my car in months now. Unfortunately I am getting tired of trying to sell it. I'm thinking of donating it but am wary of middle-man profiteer types...

Thanks Brendan for your unwavering effort to get one car off the road. And my lungs thank you too. Speaking of lungs, the American Lung Association has a very active Vehicle Donation program. They're pretty active here in lobbying for cleaner air and combating the nation's #3 killer: lung disease.

Of course they'll merely wholesale your car to someone else who'll put it back on the road. And you'll get a tax deduction (if you itemize); but it may be limited by new IRS regulations on this practice. So all-and-all, perhaps you might consider terminating that car's life, by selling it to a junk yard for parts.
The parts will end up on the road too . . .
how about a fund-raising event for a bike related cause (maybe the gal at RIC) that involves taking a swing with a sledgehammer for a donation?

Clark said:
Brendan said:
Update: I haven't used my car in months now. Unfortunately I am getting tired of trying to sell it. I'm thinking of donating it but am wary of middle-man profiteer types...

Thanks Brendan for your unwavering effort to get one car off the road. And my lungs thank you too. Speaking of lungs, the American Lung Association has a very active Vehicle Donation program. They're pretty active here in lobbying for cleaner air and combating the nation's #3 killer: lung disease.

Of course they'll merely wholesale your car to someone else who'll put it back on the road. And you'll get a tax deduction (if you itemize); but it may be limited by new IRS regulations on this practice. So all-and-all, perhaps you might consider terminating that car's life, by selling it to a junk yard for parts.

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