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Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I went to join this forum only to realize I was already a member from way back in 2006! After we bought the silver 2006 for my Dad I never got around to coming back because, well, it was his car, not mine.

Anyway, that silver 2006 300 C AWD ended up getting stolen in 2012. I found a relacement 2006 300 C AWD at Infiniti of Mechanicsburg(near Harrisburg, PA). It is Linen Gold and loaded with options, including a wicked sounding aftermarket performance exhaust. Dad loved it! Sadly Dad passed away in October 2013 so the car came to me as we had just lost our Sienna minivan to a falling tree limb in our driveway and needed another car. It was my wife's car for a while but then we bought a new 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited and now the 300 C is rarely driven, especially as now my wife also works from home like I do.

So now I am looking to sell the 300 C AWD and I think I will try the "Buy & Sell Forum" here, but I wanted to ask advice before posting. Any and all input re: values and selling advice would be appreciated. I wish I could keep it but we have too many cars and I need to get down to two, the Cherokee and my '66 Mustang(bought new by my grandmother). Below is the content from craigslist ad I created but they won't let me post the link itself.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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2006 CHRYSLER 300C AWD - 5.7 HEMI - $6800 (Media, PA)

2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
VIN: 2C3LK63HX6H277212
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 102740
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan

Looking for an all-wheel-drive luxury family sedan that doubles as a muscle car? This is it! Assiduously maintained and dependable, this 300C AWD can handle all the ice and snow! Loaded with extra options you don't normally see on the other 300s.

Just serviced and inspected thru 5/17.
Four new Continental tires and 4-wheel alignment(pics show old tires).
New Bosch Platinum AGM battery.
Recalled airbag inflator has been replaced.
A/C just serviced to fix a leaking valve; works great now.

Factory Options:
Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat Paint (w/ light gray leather interior)
Protection Group II: w/ ParkSense(rear parking sensors), side curtain airbags, etc.
Genuine CA Walnut Wood Trim(leather and wood steering wheel trim; wood shift knob)
Power Glass Sunroof
High Intensity Discharge Headlights w/ Headlight Washers; recently replaced both bulbs
6CD/ Full Map GPS Display Nav Radio GPS Navigation System; new head unit in 2012
Satellite Radio(expired)
UConnect(Bluetooth)
Power adjustable pedals w/ memory
Rear seat DVD entertainment system with two sets of headphones

Aftermarket options:
Stainless-steel high-performance exhaust.

Known issues: see photos; good condition but not perfect, minor dents/scratches, couple of small rust bubbles, finish on wheels is flaking, etc.

I got it from Infiniti of Mechanicsburg in July of 2012 for my Dad to replace his silver 2006 300C AWD which had been stolen. I inherited this car in October 2013 and it has been my wife's car. Bought her a new Jeep Cherokee so the 300C AWD needs a new home.

According to the dealer, the previous owner added a high-performance stainless steel exhaust. Car sounds incredible and goes like stink!

I have gotten an NMVTIS history report on the car; no issues reported. I would be happy to e-mail a PDF copy upon request. You are free to run any additional reports if you wish, but I will not do so for you, so please no scam e-mails trying to get me to run a report from a specific site that gives you a commission. Maintenance records from my mechanic and my Dad's file on the car are available including what appears to be an original window sticker. You are also welcome to bring a mechanic to inspect the car here at my home or have the car inspected at a shop local to me.

E-mails that are non-specific and say things like "Is it still available? How many miles? Condition?" will be ignored. If you see the ad, it is available. For additional details, be specific so it is clear you are a real person and also not some scammer sending out generic e-mails to thousands of sellers. Best is to call me at my home number, 610-565-0231 or call/text my cell, 484-390-0836.

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You can write anything you want but with no pictures, its just a bunch of words.
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I have a couple trains of thought: The first is that you should stongly consider posting your ad on a national general used car forum (just Google “Used Cars,” and the first one(s) that pop up will allow you to cast a wider net). I say because I question the benefit of posting on a Chrysler 300 forum where 99% of us already owns a 300… Of course every now and again somebody wants another, but that is more or less an anomaly. I think you understand my point.

Also, I think you are much too detailed in your description of features. Honestly, people hate to read more than is necessary and like things succinct. You make them work too much; and if you do, they’ll just move on. Also, when you parse out something like, say, “Satellite Radio(expired),” people might say, “Oh forget THIS, it’s expired!” Similarly, when you say, “A/C just serviced to fix a leaking valve; works great now.”, folks only see the word “fix” and wonder if your car is a basket case. You do yourself and your sale a disservice by giving people too much to wonder, worry, or feel they need to then ask questions about. Let THEM ask you questions about what works or any problems – no need to poison the well unnecessarily – and it will help you get bona fide parties contacting you for additional information. I would just mention the main features, and at the end, ensure you emplace the words that you’re selling the car “as is” (i.e., that there is no implied warranty). This protects you should something you disclosed or didn’t disclose goes wrong now or down the line.

Lastly, the earlier poster is spot-on. Almost everybody will pass on your ad if you don’t include a photo or two. When you take it, make sure you remove any boats, motorcycles, OTHER cars, cluttered yards or garages, or I support Trump/Hillary signs in the background. Make your vehicle the focal point, give them no reason to speculate on or view any and everything else. Also, wet down the driveway where you will take the picture to get that beautiful reflective-type image that makes people go, “WOW!” and has them remember YOUR car over another’s advert.

Those would be my suggestions. Best of luck.
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Best of luck.
Mike, you "gotta" be a used car salesman. Great advice. Good luck to the seller.
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Ha - I'm 59 and have just sold a few personal things (vehicles included) in my day is all. But I must have some gift; I even talked three women into marrying me some how. Go fig.
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You can write anything you want but with no pictures, its just a bunch of words.
Thanks. I do have pics in the craigslist ad and will with any other ad I post.
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Many thanks for the advice, Mike in the Dro. I do tend to go overboard with detail. Let's see if they let me post the craigslist link now: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/5714362150.html
I also plan on detailing the car and taking up-to-date pics before placing any new ads.

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Many thanks for the advice, Mike in the Dro. I do tend to go overboard with detail.
Detail about the car is good. Clean the car really well. Inside, outside, engine, wheels, tires and so on. Make it shine like new. Take a lot of pics. Post them on the for sale section on the forum. Try craigslist, I've sold a lot of vehicles through craigslist. GLWS!
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Ha - I'm 59 and have just sold a few personal things (vehicles included) in my day is all. But I must have some gift; I even talked three women into marrying me some how. Go fig.
I thought polygamy was illegal.
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Play up the HEMI a bit in your prose and pictures. You can't have too many pictures. The guy who buys a 100k plus car wants power and reliability and something to tell his friends about.

A 10 year old AWD Chrysler is a "special interest" car. Be patient and prepared to wait.
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