The cars in this video appear to be in good condition. Why are they being recycled at this stage in their life? There is a junkyard I know the owner of. If he finds a car in good condition otherwise but with a bad engine or transmission and he has a wrecked one on his lot, he pulls the motor or transmission (usually both together) out of the wreck and sticks it in the one with the good body then sells it. The only thing I can think of is these cars in this video have blown engines, bad transmissions which would cost more than the value of the car. About 90% of the cars I see in junkyards have been involved in a major accident. I don't see too many that end up there due to a blown engine or transmission unless they are really roached out. Because all the junkyards have a good network, they can usually locate a good used engine or transmission pretty quick and have it shipped from one junkyard to another. I know a Honda mechanic who buys good used engines from Japan. He says they are much cheaper than rebuilding one. He said something about the Japanese government thinks that once a car hits 60,000 miles it pollutes the atmosphere more or something. So they recycle the car but sends the engines to the United States where they live on in already high mileage vehicles.