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... '98 Explorer with 161,000 miles...

You might have trouble donating it to an organization that'll actually use it:
...newer than a 1998 with less than 150,000 miles.

And, if you donate to an organization that'll auction it, it's more convenient to donate, but financially better to sell.
I once had an older car with 230k miles on it. Blue book was around $1,200. Auction value around $400. I sold it on craigslist for about $700, which was significantly more than the value of a $400 tax deduction.

Only one buyer was interested, but he was a mechanic who planned to work on the car, so it made sense for him. If no buyers had been interested, I would've donated. But if you have the time, it's good to give craigslist a try first.
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