Sometimes it is hard to let go of an old car. But, if it doesn't run and is beyond repair, that may be the only logical choice. If you think of a scrap metal recycling yard or a place like Get Green Recycling Co. as a place where your car will be reborn, perhaps it will take the sting out of your separation. Several parts in that old car can be effectively reused.
It may sound crazy, but roll-off dumpsters can be great places to find items for your kitchen remodel. The next time you're renovating on a tight budget, take a drive around the neighborhood and scout out others just like you who are gutting rooms or flipping homes. Their dumpsters could contain amazing surprises. Just remember to follow a few rules of courtesy and decorum before you begin browsing.