Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to Destroy a Car?

Since we have arrived in Ushuaia (about five days ago now), we have been trying to sell our car. This turns out to be very difficult, since Argentina wont let anyone import used cars. This means we either have to sell it to someone who wants to leave the country with it (another foreigner) or someone who will drive it around illegally. We have had lots of interest in the car, but no one wants to take on the risk (even though we are selling it for very cheap). No one wants it for parts either, since pre-2004 Hondas aren't very common around here. We have found a couple of sketchy guys that just want to "trade cars" with us. I'm not sure why they think we will do this, but it's been offered more than once.

So what do you do with a perfectly functioning car you can't sell? You destroy it. We are trying to come up with ideas that aren't going to be too bad for the environment (the customs guy suggested we burn it, we said no), so we probably wont be driving it into the ocean or off of a cliff. Any ideas? Let us know!

PS We are flying out Friday. Can't wait to get back to San Francisco.

8 comments:

  1. Park it in the long-term lot at the Ushuaia airport and then never come back?

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  2. Are there junk yards down there? Most US junkyards I've been to will accept any vehicle for free provided it is able to drive there under its own power. Also, what about a charitable donation or even a scrap yard?

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  3. You could also just park it somewhere super illegal so the police impound it and let them deal with it?

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  4. Or leave the keys in the ignition with the engine running in the Ushuaia ghetto?

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  5. Go to a backpackers lodge and give it to someone there? Should be easy to find someone headed out of the country and willing to take a car for free....?

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  6. How did you get on? Did you end up selling it or destroying it? We will be in the same situation in 2 months.

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