I have a 2003 Saturn Ion 2 with about 150,000 miles on it. I decided not to do any additional repairs on it/run it to the ground, since it doesn’t make sense to put more money into it. The heating and cooling system no longer works, the brake pads & rotors need to be replaced (they’re bad enough that it’s not safe to drive), and the hood/grill are dented. I’m trying to figure out what makes the most sense in terms of getting rid of it/selling it. It turns on just fine, and would still be drivable if it wasn’t for the brake issue.
What’s the most painless process? Is there any way for me to get money for it? (Are these 2 things mutually exclusive?) I’ve researched a bit, and I think CarMax would be my best bet, but because of the bad brakes, getting the car there would require a tow. I’m not very excited about the prospect of selling it on craigslist, because I know very little about cars and, if I’m honest, dealing with strangers doesn’t sound like the most fun. Dealing with someone from a junk yard sounds messy (and I have had friends that have had weird/bad experiences.) I am not a rich person, so although I love the idea of donating, I also love the idea of getting a bit money, even if it’s not a lot.
(now you can probably see why it’s been sitting outside of my apartment for a month!)
help is appreciated, if you can give it!