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PostSubject: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 4:28 pm

just traded in my riv, for a baller 300c with the hemi engine. ill post up some pix soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 4:32 pm

97rivsc wrote:
just traded in my riv, for a baller 300c with the hemi engine. ill post up some pix soon.

wondering what you got for the trade on the riv?

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 4:33 pm

haha, it hurts me so much to say this..........1500.....ya, but im in such a nicer car now. so worth it
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 4:39 pm

what discount did you get off the asking price of the 300C, if I may ask.

Sombody (spouse of one of my spouse's coworkers) told me people he know s are looking for 8th gen rivs to overhaul and restore as summer cruisers. So I was kind of wondering what kind of deal yhou were able to swing.

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 4:54 pm

discounts were pretty big, i got 2g off the car for the trade in in addition to the 1500
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 5:12 pm

wonder what NADA or Edmunds says the 300C is worth.

Kelley = fictional numbers

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 5:36 pm

Pics?
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 pm

none yet, ill put some up soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 7:46 pm

why would u do something like that? bonk
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 10:37 pm

lol, what? trade in the riv?
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 10:53 pm

I prefer the paid off status of my cushy stylish, fast Riv
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 10:59 pm

I've been told that with the purchase of a 300, you get a years subscription to Pimp magazine and a boa scarf. true?
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 11:03 pm

V8 + RWD is compelling, but clean Rivs aren't as easy to come by any more. I don't feel the same envy of the 300C that I did when it came out. I see plenty of them, usually covered with goofy aftermarket accessories. Been a while since I've seen another Riv though.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 pm

2005 300c 472100 2005 300c Icon_puk


So Sorry on your choice of cars. Nothing else to say but, Ghetto Queen
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 8:28 am

I plan on doing the same thing in a year or two. I figured a low mile Riv would last longer than my old one but the age is taking it's toll and major parts are expensive.

First choice for me is a 300, but a Charger would be just as good.

I love my Riv but the repairs are killing me. I'd rather be using that money to pay off a car that still has a warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 3:32 pm

Just to let u know.When Ive raced the 300c in my sons bonni i toast them all the time. so if your riv had some mods it was faster. ha ha lol poke
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 4:02 pm

Jack the R wrote:
V8 + RWD is compelling, but clean Rivs aren't as easy to come by any more. I don't feel the same envy of the 300C that I did when it came out. I see plenty of them, usually covered with goofy aftermarket accessories. Been a while since I've seen another Riv though.

My .02$,

Don't get me wrong, they are good lookin cars, but I don't like Chrysler. LOL @ Pimp magazine with a Boa lmfao As for the V8, it's slow...you'll be ok as long as you don't come up against some of our Riv's wink . Alot of those 300's and Chargers around here, and, well, they can't keep up..... 3gears
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 4:38 pm

My buddy has a Silver 06 300C Hemi with 22" Denalis. Beautiful car, that said I still like my Riv better, and I don't have any envy for a wanna be Hemi. What I mean by that is, unless it's a 1950's 331, or a 426 I am not interested. The new Hemi's are a dime a dozen, until they need fixing.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 4:52 pm

I woulda stuck with the Mazda or the Z but as long as you have a very decent practical car, put it to use, I say. Buy groceries more often, have some kids, produce some indy rap videos, visit transmission shops more often! (jk maybe they are better about that stuff now)
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 5:57 pm

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I love my Riv but the repairs are killing me. I'd rather be using that money to pay off a car that still has a warranty.
I hear this a lot, but in my experience a new car w/warranty usually costs more than a good used one. A car payment is what - $200-300/month? That's money guaranteed to be spent every month.

With a used car, how many months go by without a $200-300 repair? In my case, that's just about every month. Back in late '07, I dropped $2100 into a transmission rebuild. That's 7 months of car payments, but after that 20 months went by when I didn't have to pay for anything but gas. If that were a car payment, I'd have spent an extra $6,000!

When you add up the numbers, used cars are more practical if you can fix things yourself. But If you don't have the time or the knowledge, I can see how having a warranty would seem appealing.

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 6:15 pm

My plan is to grab one for about 7-8k used. I don't need the hemi but I do like the front fascia of the C's.

Currently the Crossfire only costs $250/mo on a $15k note. I'm expecting $8k to be considerably cheaper.

This past year I spent $2200 on the Riv try to get the mystery problem fixed only to have connecting older components replaced with the problem. And still I need a total brake system replacent. I'm going to tread lightly and get new pads and plates but the ABS electric and I'm sure the brake line will be a problem. A $775 problem if memory serves me.

Again I love the car but can't see myself spending too much on her.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 6:21 pm

$15k is NOT $250 a month. If you use your calculator, yes, $15k appears to be $250 a month. Add in interest, finance charges, delivery, etc, and your looking at over $300. This doesn't include gas and other miscellaneous "wear and tear" items. BTW, Crossfires require synthetic oil and hold 9 quarts.....
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 7:25 pm

Andysdorm wrote:
My plan is to grab one for about 7-8k used. I don't need the hemi but I do like the front fascia of the C's.

Currently the Crossfire only costs $250/mo on a $15k note. I'm expecting $8k to be considerably cheaper.

This past year I spent $2200 on the Riv try to get the mystery problem fixed only to have connecting older components replaced with the problem. And still I need a total brake system replacent. I'm going to tread lightly and get new pads and plates but the ABS electric and I'm sure the brake line will be a problem. A $775 problem if memory serves me.

Again I love the car but can't see myself spending too much on her.


Hmmm... I see your point but wanna point out a couple things.

- in the life of the car, there are a number of things you'll end up replacing once that are not cheap. For me and the Riv, I just did the steering rack, and reckon the LIM gasket is coming.

- why will the ABS electric and brake line be problems? I expect to replace my hard brake lines at some point; already replaced all the soft ones, a $100 problem. ABS won't ever be a problem as long as I replace the fluid every so often, so there's no excess moisture in system.

A $15 K note paid down for $250 a month is a VERY long note. Something like 72 or 84 months depending on the interest rate, right?!? Either (a) you assume you are going to sell that car when you flip back right-side-up on that note (b) problems simliar to what you're seeing on the Riv will crop up on the crossfire while that note is being paid off and you'll still have the $2200 repair bill while also covering that note.

Hmmm.. am I off base here?!?

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 pm

I agree with you on that one albert.All cars will need preventative maintenance in their life and with what I know about cars dodge/chrysler and plymouth usually need more than Buick's! Just my opinion but I don't think I'm wrong on this one.I've worked on all of the big three brands of cars and I think Buick's reputation speeks for itself.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 300c   2005 300c EmptyTue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 pm

It's ok. I did my research before buying the X-fire. I'm still a fan.

My bank is not a franchise so they told me all the costs up front. If I was worried I wouldn't have bought it. I took the note out for 5 years and I've checked my statements. 2013 it will be totally paid off. And I'm cool with that.

With my previous 1995 Riv pictured in my avatar I had to replace my brakes during my friend's wedding in another state. I was under the mercy of Pep Boys and it was a horrible experience. Kept getting calls throughout the day each time raising the cost another $250. mad So I am a little gun shy when it comed to having anyone out of the family look at my car. And the only one who knows stuff is always busy.

I would love to have my Riv to a condition I can be confident in and I know it has a lot of miles left in it but I really do feel like my money would be better spend on something with more value(realistically speaking).

But I invite you all to come over and have a look.

sorry to highjack the topic, I'm a big fan of the 300's. Glad to hear someone has similar tastes both in Chrysler and Buick.
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