We buy junk cars for cash in Portland!

Portland, Oregon is known as one of the greenest and most progressive cities in the entire world. One way Portlanders keep their city green is by giving up their cars. The city boasts the highest number of bicyclists per capita! In fact, Portland loves bicycles so much they ride them fully nude once a year - yikes! If you want to join the green revolution, it’s time to sell your or used car that’s just sitting around collecting dust. Give The Clunker Junker a call today at (888) 383-4181 or get an instant quote above. We are the number one cash for cars Portland, OR service, and we’ll buy just about any car you might have. Is there mold on the interior from Portland’s damp climate? No biggie. The engine is dead, and you don’t want to pay to fix it? We’ll take the car off your hands and pay you cash on the spot.

So rather than get frustrated trying to sell your car in Portland privately, or rolling it straight into the Willamette river, get an instant offer from The Clunker Junker. Not only do we pay cash for junk cars in Portland, but we’ll also come out to your location, work or home, and tow your car away completely free. We have no fine print, and no hidden fees or charges. The amount you accept online is the amount your check will be written out in, guaranteed.

We’re brewing up some cash for cars in Portland

Another claim to fame Portland has is the most microbreweries per capita in the entire world. The number of choices where you can grab a pint are down right overwhelming (but Occidental Brewing Co. is our personal favorite!). You also have a lot of choices when you’re looking for a Portland car buyer. That’s why The Clunker Junker always goes above and beyond everyone else when we buy your cars. We pay top dollar for cars in Portland because we know money talks! We also have some of the fastest pickups in the area, with a majority of our cars being picked up in just a few business days. Once in a while we can even grab your car on the same day, it doesn’t get any faster than that!

We’ll help you make heads or tails of selling your car in Portland

Portland, OR was named as a bet between Francis Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy in 1845. They flipped a coin and the best two out of three won! When you’re selling your junk car in Portland, don’t leave it up to chance. There are a lot of car buyers out there just waiting to take advantage of the fact that the average person does not really know how much a car is actually worth. Junkyards and Salvage yards in Portland, Oregon will often give you one offer on the phone that sounds great, but then when you show up with your car they will conveniently not remember giving that offer and try and get the car for a lower price.

Even worse, if you try and get cash for cars on Craigslist you’ll have to deal with every weirdo in Portland trying to lowball you, asking for trades instead of cash, and wasting your time when they don’t show up when they say they are going to. Selling a car online can end up being a real nightmare, and your time and sanity are worth too much to have to deal with it. At The Clunker Junker, we buy cars and make it safe, easy, and fast, so you don’t have to deal with all the hassles that usually come along with used car sales.

The best thing you can do is educate yourself on how the car removal industry works, and how much your junk car is actually worth. Here are some guidelines to follow:

  • What is the current scrap market like in Portland?
    Here is some bad news for Portland and the state of Oregon in general: our scrap metal prices are down right terrible. Prices for cars in Oregon are currently sitting around $100 per ton. This is very low compared to other parts of the country where pricing can reach $150 or even $200 per ton! That means if you have a real junker that can only be crushed and recycled, you may receive a low offer. Also keep in mind that every offer includes the cost of towing which can be expensive in itself!
  • Usable parts can help!
    All is not lost if you need some cash for cars in Portland. Just because scrap metal prices are low doesn't mean you can't take home a decent payday by selling your car. Cars are ultimately made of individual parts, and on many cars those parts are worth a lot more than the metal they are made from. In this case the parts will be dismantled from the vehicle and added to inventory at a salvage yard. Parts on cars like a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord can be worth more because so many were sold and there is a huge market that may need them.
  • Can you car be resold?
    We can pay the most cash for cars in Portland when the vehicle can be resold. Cars that are newer and in decent shape are prime candidates for this compared to ones that don't run and are rusted through. The Clunker Junker is a licensed auto dealer in Oregon and we can sell vehicles at wholesale auction. That means for many cars we don't even have to worry about scrap prices, instead we look at how much money similar vehicles are selling for at auction to set our pricing. We've paid more than $12,000 for cars in Portland that still had life left in them.

Whether we buy your car or not, we hope you can use this information to protect yourself against car buyers who want to try and pull a fast one on you!

We buy cars in Portland with a simple three-step process

Portland, OR is ranked among the smartest cities in the US. Its residence have an above average IQ and are highly educated. But you don’t have to be a brainiac to sell your car for cash here. The Clunker Junker has been buying cars in Portland for a decade, and in that time we’ve really streamlined the process and made it about as simple as possible. Check it out:

  1. Supply some information about your car
    To make an offer on your car we'll obviously need to know some details about the vehicle. Our submission questionnaire is pretty straight forward and asks for the basics like year, make, model, and trim. Answer a few yes or no questions about the condition, add the mileage, and whether you have a title or not. We'll use all this information to generate your offer.
  2. Get your instant offer
    one thing that sets us apart from the other guys is that we make instant offers for almost all cars. After giving us all the information we need, which only takes a minute or two our website will show you an offer within a matter of seconds. Whether you accept this offer is up to you, but if you do we'll immediately get you connected to our fully vetted Portland car buyers to schedule pickup.
  3. Pickup and payment
    When the scheduled time for pickup rolls around, our car removal team in Portland will arrive at your location. A quick inspection of the vehicle will be done to be sure it matches what you said online, and then the driver will hand you either cash or check right there on the spot. You can waive goodbye as they tow your clunker away!

You won’t need an advanced degree to get cash for your car from The Clunker Junker. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time and money to enjoy everything Portland has to offer, like Oaks amusement park or catch a laugh at Harvey’s comedy club.

We’re your top choice when you need a car buyer in Portland, OR

Just like there are 650 varieties of roses at Portland’s International Rose Test Garden, there are a variety of ways you can get rid of a car as well. Our goal is to stand above the rest by offering the most money for your car, picking it up the quickest, and providing awesome customer service along the way. We’ve bought thousands of cars in Portland over the years, and many of those customers have shared how much they enjoyed working with The Clunker Junker. A lot of other companies go to great lengths to hide their poor reputations, but we are proud of the amazing reputation we have built. Are we always perfect? Of course not, we are human, after all! But we always make it right.

So if you have a junk car and a few minutes of your time, we encourage you to submit the details of your car through our website and get an instant offer right now. You’re under no obligation to accept anything, but we’d love the chance to make you an offer today!

If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

Can we pay cash for junk cars in Portland, OR without a title?

Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Portland, OR with no title. In all cases you will need to be able to prove you own the vehicle. That is usually done by showing a photo ID matching a valid registration for the vehicle. In some cases additional paperwork is also needed. Contact us if you have any questions about what is needed to sell your car with no title in Oregon. Note that we can never buy abandoned vehicles under any circumstance.

If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Portland, OR DMV as seen below. Most states require a small fee for replacement and turnaround time can be anywhere from instantly to a couple of weeks:

Your Portland DMV

1502 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, Oregon, 97201
Tel: 503-299-9999

Portland DMV map

How long does the process take?

We can usually pick up most vehicles in Portland within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own pick up schedules, so we can never guarantee a specific pickup window on the buyer's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

What form of payment will be made, cash or check?

Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policy of the buyer near you who places an offer on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have moved to check for the safety of tow drivers and better book keeping. If you are paid by check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees all payments and will pay you the full amount if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent offers made near Portland, OR

Recent vehicles sold in Portland, OR
We made a recent cash offer for Christopher's 1998 Buick LeSabre in Portland, Oregon in 97225. Their LeSabre starts but does not drive with approximately 59,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, some body damage larger than a fist, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Christopher $390.00 for their LeSabre with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 1993 Toyota Corolla Wagon Dx Dec 04
    Portland, OR
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  • 2000 Mercury Mystique Ls Dec 03
    Portland, OR
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    Portland, OR
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    Portland, OR
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  • 1984 Chevrolet C/K 10 K10 (Gas) Dec 03
    Portland, OR
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  • 2012 Gmc Terrain Slt 1 Awd Dec 02
    Portland, OR
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Teresa's 2000 Mazda Protege
    2000 Mazda Protege

    "My Protege has just over 100,000 miles. The vehicle was hit in the back right wheel so the top of the tire is slanted in making it not able to be driven. There is a dent as well in the fender above the tire. Otherwise the vehicle is in good shape and running great. Interior is well taken care of and no other body damage to speak of. What kind of cash are you giving for cars in Phoenix?"

  • Ryan's 2009 Volkswagen Passat
    2009 Volkswagen Passat

    "The vehicle was in a accident. The driver's side fender is bent in, the left side of the front bumper is broken and the right mirror and plastic molding are cracked. The left headlight is busted open. Now the acceleration is sluggish and while accelerating, the engine shakes and sounds grinding/hollow. The EPC/Check engine now light comes on and it says Low oil pressure. The gas tank seems to go through gas fast, it's now a "gas guzzler" "

  • John's 2002 Dodge Stratus
    2002 Dodge Stratus

    "The Stratus hasn't been run in a about three months. Last time it did run, but rough. It's a junk car which is why i'm looking for a cash for cars program. Seems like the fuel injectors need cleaning and probably new spark plugs."

  • Meyling's 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

    "This car has had only one owner, myself. I bought it brand new in 2005 with four miles on it. It's been a great little car. I've kept up maintenance with it and it has had no major problems until a couple days ago. It suddenly had a hard knocking coming from the engine and turns out, it sprung an oil leak and it was starved for oil, pretty much killing the engine. The cost to repair it is completely out of our budget. "

  • Will's 2001 Volvo V70
    2001 Volvo V70

    "Had a head gasket event, and was pushing exhaust into the coolant system. Car never overheated. I "fixed" it with a bottle of Blue Devil head gasket sealer, new water pump and thermostat. Currently it does not leak water or over pressurize the coolant system. AC works, but compressor clutch bearing is noisy. The car starts, runs and drives. 268K miles, brand new struts and shocks all around. It recently was pampered with an alignment, and good Michelin tires. It's complete with third row seating, cargo cover, floor mats etc. Clean title and two keys/remote fobs in-hand."

  • Dakota's 1997 GMC Jimmy
    1997 GMC Jimmy

    "This car has been involved in a collision so the front end is messed up and dented in. The motor and transmission are still good, but the front end will need work "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Portland, OR?