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You'd be lucky to fetch even $500 for a mint 1st gen LH these days. There's simply no market demand for these cars anymore.
Thats true. I would still haggle a little if you can because while these are getting harder and harder to find, it's still got a salvage title. I'd find out if it was actually totaled or if it was just totaled by insurance. I saw a super clean 04 SXT with 40k miles selling for 4kk because they hit a deer and cracked the bumper and broke a headlight. The crack in the bumper was so small even up close it was hard to see and aftermarket headlights cost at most $190 a set so the insurance definitely totaled it out for these small things. Just do some research on this particular car if youre really interested in it.
 

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Although you need to inspect for additional damage under the bumper, the cover itself shouldn't be a major problem. I have had great luck with using a heat gun to remove the dents in a bumper cover. I would remove the bumper cover from the car for this procedure - there are probably YouTube videos detailing the removal. Additionally, removing the bumper cover would allow you to easily inspect for additional damage that may be hidden while the cover is on.

You should be able to find the taillight assembly used on eBay or Amazon for not too much money (1995-1997 DODGE INTREPID LEFT DRIVER SIDE TAIL LIGHT LAMP OEM, 166-01477 | eBay, Dodge INTREPID 1995 1996 1997 TAIL LIGHT Lamp Driver Left LH Side OEM Genuine | eBay, 93-97 DODGE INTREPID LH L LEFT HAND DRIVER SIDE LOWER TAIL LIGHT BODY FILLER OEM | eBay (the taillight assembly is actually two pieces - you might be able to get away with just this piece)). Additionally, there are two UPull locations near me, and I'm on the notification list if any of them are brought into the locations. I could keep an eye out for one, if you'd like me to.

As for the rest of the Intrepid, I have a 3.5L engine with more than 307,000 miles on it. The only non-maintenance work on it has been replacing a leaking camshaft seal (some time prior to 200,000 miles) and replacing a bad head gasket at about 286,000 miles. I've really liked and enjoy this car. I've never owned one that I liked better. I'm hoping that I die before the car does (and hope that parts, which are somewhat hard to come by these days, remain available).

I noticed on the report that you linked that the car was sold for $300. Were you the buyer?
I agree with you. I love my 2.7 even though it can’t stop breaking on me lol! I plan on keeping it til I’m dead.
 

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would be good for groceries.. and for winter driving
It is though I want this winter I want to keep it out of the salt and snow. It's starting to rust on the inside of the trunk and on the passenger rear fender (I've noticed this is a really common place for these to rust) so I want to get that fixed before winter or at minimum, do my best to slow the progresson of it until I can afford the body work to be done.
 
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