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I have an 02 300M special which I purchased from original owner in the fall of 2013. The owner had previously had 2 reg 300M's and this was his 1st special. I flew out to Denver Colorado to purchase this car because I wanted a car from an area that would have less chance of rust. This car had no rust and to this day has no rust. I purchased car from the mans widow and it had 71K on the odometer. It has 80k today. It has been garaged and kept out of the elements unless I went on road trips. Thoroughly cleaned after each trip & covered up in garage. What I have done to this car since purchase is replace the original front bumper due to the lower section of "special" bumper being destroyed by previous owner hitting curb stops. He was probably use to his other 300's that sat higher. I tried to find a Special bumper but was unable to. I have using a Le Bra on the front of car since bumper installed to protect the front of car. There were some scratches on the left rear qtr panel and trunk. I had these all taken care of. The previous owner kept all the records on this car and did take excellent care of it. In fact I have the original factory Michelin tires the car came with. He removed them and put all season tires on it, he left these original tires in his basement. I had to pay the widow $300 to get them since they were like new. She wouldn't budge on price! I now have new Hanook tires that are speed rated and just a tad taller & narrower that original. The tires mess with the odometer to the tune of 3+mph. It still handles great and the entire suspension is like brand new! This car performs flawlessly, the interior is like new, it has every option except the navigation radio and I hate to even consider selling it. I am about to retire and I do travel to Minnesota and would like to have a newer Ram pickup. I only have room for 2 vehicles in my garage and my wife's car has to be in there. I have all the records on this vehicle and I will get some current pics of it and get them posted. I did add "Speedball Ryans" last intake riser kit on this vehicle and it runs very well. To be honest I have to also figure out how to get photos posted. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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So what's the price?
 
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Also....not having the correct Special Front Bumper is a negative.

The Michelin tires are near worthless due to their age. Yes tires have a "Use by" date! Too bad you got suckered by paying for them.

The Hankook tires are also a minus due to not being the stock size.

Here's the KBB estimated value on that car:

https://www.kbb.com/chrysler/300m/2002/special-sedan-4d/?vehicleid=3685&intent=trade-in-sell&mileage=80000&pricetype=private-party&condition=verygood&options=6316046|true

I think the upper end of that range is generous considering the bumper and tires.

Good luck in the sale.
 
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Ronbo, thanks for your frank thoughts on this vehicle. I know that KBB is a nice guide to go by and yes it doesn't have the special bumper which if you do drive them they are curb catchers anyway. The tires which I agree are not the factory size they do help when cruising on the highway. I know this vehicle is 17 years old but it is so clean & in such fine shape that I could jump in and go anywhere I wanted to without a worry. But yes it is a used car that has 80k on it but examining it you'd be hard pressed to think it had more than 15k on it. I may have to sell for less than I want for it but if I do I want it to go to someone who will take care of it. I think on this car with all the records and condition of it, that KBB is low. Just my thoughts and opinion.
 

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Again...go0d luck!

I can jump in my 150K mile Special and go anywhere I want also.

I thought these selling threads had to have a listed price?
 
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How many years and miles on the current timing belt and water plump?
 

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I didn't realize that you were selling two 300M Specials. Would you kindly list the model years, mileage, price and if both have had the timing belts and water pumps changed? I thank you in advance.
 

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I didn't realize that you were selling two 300M Specials. Would you kindly list the model years, mileage, price and if both have had the timing belts and water pumps changed? I thank you in advance.
TGS is a different person than the original poster/thread starter. If you're interested in his cars you might want to PM him directly and not clutter up the OPs thread.
 
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My apologies! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
No problem. It wasn't mean't as a reprimand....just clarification.
 
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Ronbo,

I took your reply the way it was intended and sincerely appreciate the clarification. Still getting used to how things work so thanks again for the direction.

Have a great rest of your weekend! :)
 

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6 Years on timing belt, water pump etc, I would like to get $5k for this vehicle. It is very clean and sound inside & out.
 
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