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The statute of limitation on the debt in Michigan is 6 years from the last date you made a payment. After that dtae they can not sue you for the debt. (but they do not have to release the lien).
You can get rid of the car without a clean title one of two ways:
1) Contact a salvage yard and see if they will take the care as salvage without a title. You may have to call a number of scrappers - some will not take the care without a title.
2) Take the care to the lien holder with a letter stating that you are surendering the car in lieu of title.
In either case make sure you remove the tags from th car and notify DMV that you have surrendered the car and that the registration should be cancelled. Return the tags to the DMV.