Re: Bad Car Day
Originally Posted by Bruce
You'd get the same $50 if you took the car to the wreckers, if it was a late model ie less than 10 years old they might give you $200 (but then, why would you be wrecking it?)
There are two types of recyclers from what I can see, you have the traditional scrapyard, where, parts are removed from vehicles, and sold, until, just a shell is left (hopefully for the dismantler), then there is the recycler perse, who, is not interested in the model or vintage, they are buying the alloy, the catalyst, the steel etc, so it don't matter what make, model, or year of manufacture it is.
If you buy a 10 year old model for say £600.00, and the clutch goes, which costs £500.00 to replace, you have a decision to make, do you repair it, or scrap it, get some cash back, and buy another one, like all things, it's the annual cost of your motoring that matters, not one isolated good or bad transaction.