I dunno about that. I’ve heard bad stories about things people put in goodwill bags.I'll take a Goodwill donation on my car over the way seemingly all the birds on the entire East Coast used my wife's car for live fire target practice last week...
My battery gave out on me just recently. I had shut it off for an intersection and had music running. Wouldn’t even do one revolution when I went to crank it. SH**. Of course I was at the front of the line, and my non hypermiler brother was in the car... I pulled as close as I could to the median, flashers on, and no one missed the light. Prepared to push it through on the next cycle, told the guy behind us to wait a few seconds. The person behind him didn’t get the memo, went around and cut in front of us (turning left) as we pushed the car straight ahead. People are too used to seeing broken down cars sitting IN THE ROAD and failing to realize they can often be pushed out of the way. I got it going fast enough to bump start and was back in action. No one missed the light that cycle either. Two cycles and out of the way. That’s how it should be.Drove it for a grocery run....Arriving at the parking lot, Peace of Mind by Boston, November Rain from Guns N' Roses, Dreaming from Blondie, and Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica came on in radio succession.
@Das Chicken will be happy to know no fuel was burned in the jamming of those tunes. I have a 24F battery so I can sit with the engine off and listen to the radio.
Then a tune from the Eagles came on so I put on my N95 mask and bailed....
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That battery was 4 years, 3 months old. Given the underhood placement shared with catalytic converters and my frequent stop starting, that isn’t too bad down here in the south. It had a slow start, butI figured it would charge back up traveling downhill. I was wrong. A full charge after that incident showed just 12.6 volts, and it was down to 12.4 just sitting overnight. I went ahead and got a new battery, I don’t like being stranded.
I would love to take a rip down an airfield, haven’t found any reasonable events near me. They are all half mile events charging $250+. I got a motorcycle trackday for less than that, and Road Atlanta has a 0.8 mile straightaway! I would bite on a 1 mile straight + braking zone for sub $200, but anything more is ridiculous. I imagine active airfields are pretty clean, but that didn’t ruin paint from rocks flinging?As for the hail damage....I had a Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo that I would autocross, do high speed runs on USAF runways (I could hit 174 mph), and enter into shows winning trophies for its looks and paint. A few years later, those trophies wound up in a box. Then the box got moved to a basement. Then I got married and wife ordered me to donate or sell them.
I gave up, lol