Apparently, due to high gas prices, some people are burning their own cars. This would be a bad thing to do.
Burning your own car is insurance fraud. It is a felony in California. If you cannot afford your car, sell it. But, as a former insurance adjuster, I can tell you that catching someone burning their car is easy. Most crooks will not burn a car. Even if they do, they will not burn it completely.
Even though the gas companies are gouging us, this is not the way to go.