Last year I wrote an article about a little Bronco that sat outside my apartment for MONTHS. I finally went up and looked to see how long it had been sitting there and it was over a year.

I have moved since then, but it seems to be an issue everywhere throughout Bozeman. I have one in front of my place now that has four different warnings written on it about how it is "going to be towed," also dating back several months.

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Photo by Andrew Valdivia on Unsplash
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This particular one has front-end damage, but good news, the missing bumper isn't actually missing, it's laying across the front and back seats.

Then, as I head east out of my parking lot, there are two more abandoned vehicles with the same towing notices written on the windows. I mean...how many warnings do you need before you just take the dang thing to the impound? At least then they wouldn't be taking up optional parking for tenants. Just saying.

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So again I ask the questions: What happens to these vehicles after they are eventually towed (after 38 warnings)? Who just leaves a vehicle sitting on the side of the road like this? There are scrap yards you could take it to and at least get a few bucks for it I would think. And once again, can I claim "unclaimed property'?

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Photo by Jessica Palomo on Unsplash
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It's just so sad that people take the time to name their vehicles, maintain them, spend heaps of money on gas, and then just up and leave it sitting there, like it never even had a name.

Montana and its abandonment issues are taking over the parking lots of rentals. I just feel so blessed to pay a ridiculous amount of rent to be able to have mountains views with a side of broken-down car.

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