i donated my 17yo toyota corolla

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    to group that auctions them off & donates to charity :) auction place (whiteysauction.net) had several sales for similarly ancient toyos with mucho milage from the 80s & 90s in the $1000 range

    but i'm guessing my toyo won't bring in alot of $$$ it only had 113k miles & generally good condition except the tranny was starting to slip into neutral occasionally from drive, dealer said "replace". at mechanics pay rate $50/hr bill rate $90/hr it's just not cost effective for consumer level repaired trannies, so they trade the used box in as partial payment on a rebuilt box & then the used box gets rebuilt & recycled. rebuilt 95 tranny about $2800. then it also needed struts front/rear another $1100-2000 depending on who quoted

    just not worth spending $4000 more on a 17yo car, recent garage work about $900 a few months ago tuneup, alignment, ignition, fuel system etc.

    so i got a new toyota corolla LE on a 3 year lease :) :)
     
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    That was very nice of you...:eusa_angel:
     
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    Not too smart, but yes, nice gesture.
     
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    Ive got a 1992 g20 infinity only 90 k on the clock ,we are going to buy a new car quite soon i dont think ill get more than a few cans or oil for it in a trade in so that might be the way to go
    dont really want to part with it had it from new and got attached to it ,
     
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    Then why replace it? It will go a long time if you maintain it. (Turned 195,000 in my Jeep last week.)
     
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    Should have kept the Toyota and donated a liver.
     
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    Tell my wife that ,
     
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    Maybe you should look into trading something else? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    good idea when a wife become 50 YOA trade her in for 2 25s LOL
     
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