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Old 02-15-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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Do you know of any programs that help seniors get cars free or almost free? I have heard of churches taking cars as donations, but I can't find out what they do with the cars. I think it would be a great idea for an organization to match up people who have cars to give away with people who need cars.

I have been trying to get a car now for 4 years, ever since my 18-year-old one broke down irreparably, and I have had no success whatsoever.

I live in Atlanta, so a program here would be nice to know about.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I had to use my checkbook to get my car, late model, low mileage. It could well last until the grim reaper comes.

I believe most charities work with a local dealer to turn donated cars into cash. There are a lot of charity thrift stores in this area, but none of them handle cars.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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There used to be a Salvation Army Thrift Store here locally that had cars for sale, not sure if they were set up to give a discount to someone needing assistance or not.

Maybe put an ad in Craigslist, telling how you need a car. You might just find some nice person who has one sitting around who might sell it to you really cheap or maybe free.

Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I've never hear of such a program. Charities that I know of that accept cars turn them into cash to support their stated mission.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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As a senior, how much driving do you really do?

The problem with a donated car is that it is likely to need a lot of repairs. You also have registration and insurance costs.

If I were you, I'd consider just using Lyft or Uber.

Pay for the ride, not the car.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: MN
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They should be taking cars away from seniors, not giving them to them.

Here's a few from Craigslist

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/6001497290.html

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/6005658256.html

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/6005535431.html

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Old 02-16-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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We have a local pastor of an independent local church that solicits people to donate cars.
But those if any go to the church members in need.


Many of the national charities that do request donation cars simply hire a private company to auction those cars off for a fee and remainder of monies goes back to national charity for other purposes.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Roush Racing was pretty happy it gave a 70 year old Paul Newman a seat in their 1995 24 Hours of Daytona class winning Mustang.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:22 PM
 
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the need to take cars away from senior is the is very stupid and shelfish because i know some seniors that take real good care you can't tell if they are senior they gets up and jog every morning i know because sometimes i forget i'm 67 years old i get up and walk every morning i feel 47 years of age just think in the bible when men lived to be 900 years of age
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:28 PM
 
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i think if a senior citizen pass the mental' physical ,vision ,alert and spiritual test that they should be allowed the drive
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