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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

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this is yet another example of the complete bollocks that gets posted here as fact, but if the OP likes it what the f@ck.
Please...keep adding to the "bollocks".

If you have a different experience, by all means, post it. If this is glinaa's experience, who am I (or you) to challenge that?
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Old 23.06.2012, 00:42
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

I need a couple of scrap cars to put in our parking spaces that we are not using to keep our neighbor from parking HIS scrap cars in them!

I will take your scrap cars! A scrap truck/camper van will be even better!!
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Old 23.06.2012, 00:53
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

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This is a hypothetical. What if I don't want to sell my car? What if I just want to get rid of it?

I assume I take it to a junkyard (which, from my searches, is correct). Does anyone know (approximately) how much a junkyard charges...now, in 2012?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a junkyard or two in the Zurich-area?

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you could park it somewhere in greece/france and get rioters to set fire to it.
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This is a hypothetical. What if I don't want to sell my car? What if I just want to get rid of it?

I assume I take it to a junkyard (which, from my searches, is correct). Does anyone know (approximately) how much a junkyard charges...now, in 2012?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a junkyard or two in the Zurich-area?

Thanks in advance.
I guess your going to be able to update this thread soon!
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

A hypothetical question? Really?!
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

So I know this is an old thread but I am hoping to get some help, especially if you went ahead and sold your car in Switzerland?


My partner and I are leaving in March from Hull, UK to drive our Rover around Europe before getting on a plane in Zurich to head home to Australia.


Both of us are English only speakers. (I know our problem no one else's!) I was hoping someone might be able to tell me how they went about getting rid of there car? Even better give me a phone number of someone who is easy to deal with! Not bothered about getting money back just a smooth hand over the keys is fine!


Even better tell me if you want it!


Thanks
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Old 09.02.2014, 18:07
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So I know this is an old thread but I am hoping to get some help, especially if you went ahead and sold your car in Switzerland?
The OP tried to sell her car for substantially more than she bought it from, from a forum member, it's the best car thread ever
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So I know this is an old thread but I am hoping to get some help, especially if you went ahead and sold your car in Switzerland?


My partner and I are leaving in March from Hull, UK to drive our Rover around Europe before getting on a plane in Zurich to head home to Australia.


Both of us are English only speakers. (I know our problem no one else's!) I was hoping someone might be able to tell me how they went about getting rid of there car? Even better give me a phone number of someone who is easy to deal with! Not bothered about getting money back just a smooth hand over the keys is fine!


Even better tell me if you want it!


Thanks
You will be better to drive it back to the UK before dosposing of it or dumping it in one of the countries outside switzerland. Since you are not resident here it will be a fluke if you find someone silly enough
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

Flights booked so this is not an option! Surely there is a UK resident that wants a car?


Not bothered if we have to pay a scrap yard/recycler to take it either.
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Flights booked so this is not an option! Surely there is a UK resident that wants a car?


Not bothered if we have to pay a scrap yard/recycler to take it either.
Steering wheel is on the wrong side, scrap yard dealer good luck finding one they are a rare thing here
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

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Steering wheel is on the wrong side, scrap yard dealer good luck finding one they are a rare thing here


Right, not what I wanted to hear, but thanks. Serves me right for not researching first!
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

What car is it ?
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Steering wheel is on the wrong side, scrap yard dealer good luck finding one they are a rare thing here
You ain't looking hard enough, there are plenty of them
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What car is it ?


2001 Rover 25, It's a good little car really!
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

damo, i'd suggest you post the exact details of the car with pictures,MOT expiry date, likewise road tax and whether you have insurance for any driver which would be a help to anyone wanting to drive it back to the UK.

it is basically illegal even to give a car away or scrap it in switzerland if it's foreign and the import duties haven't been paid but you should be able to find someone ( either swiss or not) who doesn't really bother about minor details such as that and can use the car for whatever suitable purpose they might dream up.

you might get more creative replies if you advertise it on the gumtree, mostly people here on EF are really only going to be looking for an argument and since you are a complete newbie , even more so.

if it was at least 30 years older i'd take it and run you to the airport as well.

good luck.
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2001 Rover 25, It's a good little car really!
To scrap it here, it would need to be imported first. I don't think there will be a queue forming to take that off your hands.
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damo, i'd suggest you post the exact details of the car with pictures,MOT expiry date, likewise road tax and whether you have insurance for any driver which would be a help to anyone wanting to drive it back to the UK.

it is basically illegal even to give a car away or scrap it in switzerland if it's foreign and the import duties haven't been paid but you should be able to find someone ( either swiss or not) who doesn't really bother about minor details such as that and can use the car for whatever suitable purpose they might dream up.

you might get more creative replies if you advertise it on the gumtree, mostly people here on EF are really only going to be looking for an argument and since you are a complete newbie , even more so.

if it was at least 30 years older i'd take it and run you to the airport as well.

good luck.

Thanks a lot for the useful reply I hadn't thought of Gumtree and I will get straight onto it! I will also post pics and info here. Should I create a new thread?


Thanks
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

personally i'd carry on this thread with the rest of the story, you're not selling it so it's not an ad.

BUT the moderators here can be very strange...............

i just discovered this here:

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you could try contacting him.
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Re: What does it cost to get rid of a car?

if it has a UK mot/tax for a while and any driver over 25 tpnc there are responsible adults that will either drive it back to England, or drive it to Poland full of second hand goods, register it there, and sell it to a Polish person who travels to/works in the UK. It is much cheaper to register, tax, insure/renovate in Poland.

Is it Petrol or diesel? Diesel you may well get some money back.
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