As a single guy Ive heard the same too. Renting her isnt too bad, but you got some really strange ones out there. Ive heard the saying why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free, but I havent come across that yet.
I dont know how you guys do it. Even if you get the car for free you got the title fee, registration, plates, yearly inspection and insurance. I guess you could skip title by not putting it in your name til you figure out what to do, but what keeps the guy from getting a copy of the title and taking out a loan putting a lean against the car you thought you purchased in the clear?
Ive left behind quite a few old honda single cylinder motorcycles, mopeds, tools and small engine powered equipment where my father use to live. I didnt have the means to take them or a place to put them. Think the new owner of the property just plowed all that crap back in the wood. My father was rather fond of the motobecane moped I had.
I did however grabs his swinn bikes and use a cargo strap to strap them to the rear of my insight.