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Yew- the difference in a sales price as-is vs repaired is in the thousands. The repair will be in the hundreds. I don't want to "pay" that much for the convenience of just getting rid of a car.

A Craigslist car that isn't running/driving and "only needs a clutch" is assumed to be a parts car or a real gamble to a buyer who sort of knows cars. I would take a bath on it without the repair. Fixed, it is a pretty good Subaru with relatively low miles that I'd list reasonably for $7200 and sell for a good deal at anything over $6500, probably quickly considering the season.

There is always the possibility that someone comes along and offers me an even trade for a 10k truck that handles like crap in the snow, so that he can get to work with all wheel drive. I'm enough of a car guy to carefully consider something like that if the deal is lopsided enough to be worth the trouble. This kind of thing happens fairly frequently in my rural area and I know a couple of construction trade guys who make good, fast cash doing this on the side. I'm not recommending this to anyone, but it is reasonable hustle in my case.

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