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Old 07-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #21
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just tell them that you already have 2 cars and have no use for the third car. Tell them, it would be better for them to sell the car and do something nice for themselves.

I do agree if all else fails, either get a friend to steal it or just blow the motor up, say that you already have two cars and don't have the time to replace the motor and it not worth enough to pay someone to fix it. Then sell it to someone real cheap to get it out of your way. You can even be nice as to tell the new buyer what you did to the car to make it easier for them.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #22
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It would be fun soak the front tires in silicone, and do burnouts until the tires blew, Burnout some more, because spark shows are cool, then rotate the tires and drift it into a telephone pole, and post the video on youtube.... but realistically give it back, if they wont take it I'm sure some local kid will. Or, you can sand it down, let it rust for a week or two, and put it on a boat headed for SoCal, where some clubroadster kid would probably pay $20k for it.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #23
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Instead of destroying what could be considered transportation, and having the possibility of being found out, and thought of as a dick. Use the situation to your advantage. Do something so generous that the in-laws couldn't possibly hold you at fault.

The particulars would be up to you and your situation, but just make sure you tailor this to Their tastes. Like, if you know they are sympathetic to homeless, or underprivileged children, or beaten housewives, then donate the car to the respective charity.

This is far more diabolical than ******* up their car and lying about it, this is getting rid of a problem, possibly getting a tax break, and looking like a ******* saint. Oh, and the reason, "Well, you know ma, and pa, we are doing okay for ourselves, but would feel like we were living too large if we had three cars, I mean who needs three cars?" Unless they have three cars, or if they don't go for that charity ****, then try to use the example as a push in the right direction.

Hell even if they HATE charity, do it anyway, that way they just think your are some over-caring *****, not a self-centered ******** who looks a gift-horse in the mouth.

You pickin up what I'm puttin down?

(ps, if you go the destructive route, make sure you post video!)
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #24
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Thanks a lot for all the answers guys. It was a looong time since I LOLed this hard. When it comes to the destruction of FWD cars, there is clearly no limit to what the evil minds of can come up with.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:42 AM   #25
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Default BMW prevails, Torkel is victorious and life is good!

Reopening this old thread to give you a happy update.

I have half hearted been stalling for a while, but had cave in and send the BMW documents to the Swedish version of the DMV to make the BMW Swedish and sellable in Sweden. We are currently waiting for the new licence plates so that we can do a registration-inspection and thereby getting it into the Swedish system.

From 1 of Dec when I arrived in Sweden, I have had to baby the Golf by: Oil, filters and plugs change (oil was naaaasty!), change 4 bulbs, repair the intake system, repair one side indicator (it fell of when I washed the car), repair various plastic parts under engine that was falling of, reattaching a rear light that was working itself loose and reattach some of the exhaust.

And then the fiancée strikes! And I mean S-t-r-i-k-e. Let’s put it like this: “Old VW POS” vs “Volvo with hitch” = FAIL. But in this case, it was a win. The car looks like the hand of God gave it a punch in the face. It is still drivable and all the lights work, but there is some heavy damage behind the bumper.

And now to the sweet part:
- The in-laws have not yet moved over the ownership to my fiancée
- The in-laws had (for some strange reason) the Golf on full coverage
- There is no way that the repair bill will be lower then the value of the car, so the car will be scrapped.
- My fiancée will get the cash
- I still have my BMW

And so they shall live happy forever after.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:53 AM   #26
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Rule #1 for Devious Plans:

Enlist Good Help


Good to hear the two RWD cars own the garage.
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Originally Posted by Torkel View Post
The car looks like the hand of God gave it a punch in the face.
I think I will use that line from now on! Classic! Glad to hear that God has blessed you in such fateful way!

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