'95 Chrysler Concorde - Best Way ($) to Get Rid of It?

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by Rik Brown, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Rik Brown

    Rik Brown Guest

    I've got a 1995 Chrysler Concorde that is getting to the end of it
    life. The mileage isn't bad (110,000) but the repair bills are startin
    to mount. Plus, it needs a paint job (with grinding down some rust, bu
    no rust-throughs) very badly. Maaco advised about $1,000 (mostly labo
    to grind the rust)

    The Kelly Blue Book value, considering that its starting to rust, i
    about $1,100. I just had it in to the dealer to see about three repair
    and they'll run about $1,000. So, I'm thinking that its about time t
    say goodbye

    I'm in no hurry to get rid of it as it runs (at least for the moment
    and I drive very little since my office is very close. Considering it
    value/condition, I think I might be better off selling it for parts
    The last time I tried to trade in a car like this they gave just a fe
    hundred dollars on trade

    What do you advise? -- Ri

    ps: It has very nice wheels and the tires probably have only about 15
    miles on them
    Rik Brown, Nov 18, 2008
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    Bill Putney Guest

    Post a Buy/Sell/Trade on www.dodgeintrepid.net and www.lhforums.net -
    both are LH car (1st and 2nd gen) enthusiast sites. You just might find
    a sale to someone in your geographic area who would appreciates 1st gen
    LH car that has been taken care of - or might want it for parts. Try to
    have some photos to post.
    Bill Putney, Nov 19, 2008
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    What three repairs are needed that total $1,100? If you can elaborate it
    would help to determine if it is worth repairing.

    Bob Shuman, Nov 19, 2008
  4. with the miles you would have no problem selling it for 1500.00 on craigs
    man of machines, Nov 23, 2008
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    Josh S Guest

    I'm going to sell my '95 Concorde within a few months.
    It looks like new, runs like a charm, oil consumption as original at
    about 6k miles per quart, with 85K miles.
    Been waiting since August for gas to drop in price. Looking very good
    I'll post it on CL, where I got my '04 300M, and will drive it around
    with a FS sign in the side window. Sold my 10yr old '86 GTS this way in
    two days.
    Josh S, Nov 25, 2008
  6. Rik Brown

    Rik Brown Guest

    Josh, thanks for the reply and ideas

    Engine-wise, my Concorde is running fine. No oil added between oi
    changes and currently at 110K miles. I have about 4 problems that nee
    fixing ($1,100) plus rusting (~$1,000). I'm going to see if I can us
    the wheels from the Concorde on our Chrysler Town & Country minivan a
    the Concorde has some very nice chrome alloy wheels. I guess a listin
    on Craigslist might be helpful. Otherwise, I've been advised that th
    Salvation Army will take cars like this as a tax deductible donation.
    expect next to nothing on a trade-in

    -- Ri
    Rik Brown, Nov 25, 2008
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    Bob Shuman Guest


    I agree that it has fairly low miles and some resale value. That said, I do
    not believe that the OP ever clearly stated the nature of the three repairs
    that are needed for the quoted $1,000. Getting $1,500 assumes these aren't
    major drive train items.


    Bob Shuman, Nov 27, 2008
  8. Craigslist is a very bad idea, I tried to sell my 94 Concorde on it back
    in 2005, the only responses I got were from Nigerians who wanted to ship
    the car to London. I got a few legitimate responses from a local print
    publication, the Want Advertiser, but no takers. Eventually I gave it to
    Public Radio in return for a $450 tax deduction. Old Chryslers have no
    resale value even in good times. My Concorde had 127K miles on it and a 6
    month old rebuilt transmission. 2005 was also Chrysler's last good year,
    the 300C was the hottest car on the market which gave the brand a boost,
    now Chrysler is dead man walking so there is even less appeal for the
    General Schvantzkoph, Nov 27, 2008
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    Steve Guest

    Tell that to the people that regularly get 6 figures for Barrcudas and
    Steve, Nov 27, 2008
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    Rik Brown Guest

    replies and suggestions

    -- Ri
    Rik Brown, Nov 30, 2008
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    Josh S Guest

    You must be capable of ignoring spam & fraud.
    The 300C was hot at first, but it had a limited audience. With the high
    gas prices of last year even that audience reduced in numbers.
    I'm sure it's built as well or better now than in 2005.

    My dealers maintenance staff told me the 300M was the best Chrysler car
    every. I like my 300M very much, but it will take me several years to
    comment on it's reliability.

    I haven't tried to sell my '95 Concorde yet, but the fast dropping gas
    prices are getting me close to that point. If I had another garage I'd
    keep it for bad weather driving to save the 300M from abuse.
    Josh S, Dec 10, 2008
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