Donate it to one of the Trade Schools in your area. They will pick it up and give a tax right off for some amount. You can also sell it for scrap. See if there is a metals recycler in your area.
A million years ago, when I was in tech school the auto trades club had a fund raiser with a couple of old cars. You could take a swing at one junker with a sledge hammer for a fee. You had to wear appropriate saftey gear. The first few swings cost more than the later ones. Once all the windows were broken the price went down. With the second one they did as BIRDTRACKER suggested. They sold chances on how long it would run w/o coolant or engine oil. The winner recieved a portion of the pot. I was supprised how long it ran!
All right there's a lot of bad IDEAS above. Just sell it to the local salvage yard. If the motor is good or tranny he will resell it. That money keeps him and his employee's working and helps our economy. Most salvage yerds main business is parts, scrap is secondary. Recycle it's the American way! I am in the business so my reply could be a little opinionated. Regards, Bill
Why would anyone in their right mind want to put down a faithful old automobile. What are you people? Savages! The proper and most humane thing to do is to take it to the auto mechanic and have him let it idle until it runs out of gas. This way the faithful auto will feel no pain. It is truly the only way to pay respect to a faithful reliable friend of the family. I had to stop typing this to wipe my eyes several times.
p.s. After reading the dog thread I just couldn't resist.
We would park em behind the barn and then when it was time we would get them ready for demolition night at either the county fair or the state fair. The last one standing got the prize mooney. Rich. (inPeoria,Az.)
Park it out in the yard and just forget about it. When your new one gets worse than the old one was, you can then resurrect it. The grass will grow up around it and it will be eventually concealed from view. When you need another car in the future, just mow the grass for a while and you'll find one. Works for old refrigerators and washing machines too!