15 Aug '11, 11am

Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car (via @grist, @askumbra)

Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car (via @grist, @askumbra)

I’m trying to go car-free. The problem is getting rid of my (admittedly old and not worth much) vehicle. When you buy a new car, it’s so easy just to trade it in, but I don’t want a new one! Is there a place where I can just drive up and they will buy my car? Craigslist is turning out to be a hassle! Lisa Seattle, Wash. This could be you. Photo: Checkered and aMUSEd A. Dearest Lisa, So you’ve made the plunge and decided to go carless? Congrats! I tip my hat to you. To complement your (almost) newfound taste of automotive freedom, may I recommend a dollop of “Bus Chick” Carla Saulter’s public transit posts or a scoop of Elly Blue’s bike writings ? Ah. Delicious. How frustrating, then, to be hung up on the final step: actually ditching the car itself. It sounds like you’d like to get some money back out of it, if possible. It might be worth paying to list your car on a site ...

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