Recently, the brakes on my Honda Civic (2002) completely gave out without warning. The pedal went to the floor. I had had the car inspected just two weeks before. I had the car towed to the dealership and they couldn’t find any obvious explanation for what happened. They replaced the brake fluid, which they said seemed old. Then they “put a lot of miles on the car” and reported that the brakes work “much better than before.” When I asked if the brakes are still soft, I was told (again) only that “they’re better than before.”
Here’s my question: I will never drive this car again. I simply won’t ever feel safe. I also don’t want anyone else driving the car. I want it permanently off the roads. What I’d like to do is hire someone (a mechanic presumably) to make this car useless as a vehicle. Kaput. Then I’d like to donate the car to my local NPR station and let them auction it for parts, scrap metal, etc. Is there an easy way to make the car impossible to run and prohibitively costly to repair?
Thanks for any suggestions. The car has been at the dealership for ten days now, so I need to wrap this up and get it off their lot.