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    Dodge Magnum...


    Anyone have any FIRST HAND, PERSONAL experiences with 'em? In particular, the 5.7 liter all-wheel drive. Everything I've read about 'em - and I mean everything - says they're the cat's ass...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    I had a student at a driving school at Watkins Glen who had one.

    Terrible track car.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    My dad's got the Hemi RWD. I drove it...very solid, great powerplant, great driving car. Well built interior, ect. Definitely doesn't feel like the Chrysler/Dodge of old. Obiviously it's too new to determine long term reliability...but driving-wise, it's pretty sweet.

    Only problem he's having, which is supposedly common, is the front tires are wearing unevenly. And the dealer says they can't figure out why. I told him to bring it to an independent shop to have it diagnosed, but he hasn't done that yet.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    I want one.

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    Re: Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Anyone have any FIRST HAND, PERSONAL experiences with 'em? In particular, the 5.7 liter all-wheel drive. Everything I've read about 'em - and I mean everything - says they're the cat's ass...
    who cares, it's a dodge - tranny breakage or odd electrical gremlins...pick one

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    Dodge Magnum...

    I'm told that pretty myuch the whole car is a Mercedez so I think those problems are out the window. I know a couple people with em and they do nothing but rave. I asked about recalls and problems - none.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    A lot of the consumer-type rags have nothing but good to say about 'em. I'm particularly interested in a 5.7 R/T all wheel drive. May go kick some tires this weekend, and it's on the list. Not THAT list. This is a new list...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    good choice. can i have your pickup?

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by Nikon
    I'm told that pretty myuch the whole car is a Mercedez so I think those problems are out the window. I know a couple people with em and they do nothing but rave. I asked about recalls and problems - none.
    I think owners of an E-Class may have something to say about that.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    A lot of the consumer-type rags have nothing but good to say about 'em. I'm particularly interested in a 5.7 R/T all wheel drive. May go kick some tires this weekend, and it's on the list. Not THAT list. This is a new list...
    cooter has one, i've driven it.

    its fun in a straight line. that motor makes fun sounds. not so sure about the cornering, i didn't hammer on it too bad cause its not mine.


    His has 36k miles, has had two new rear ends and has fuel map issues. the computer has been re-loaded and replaced several times. other than that, its nice and now its "just" out of warranty, so if it needs anything else he'll have to actually pay for it.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Why not check consumer reports & some Dodge enthusiast forums. Anecdotal evidence is just that.

    CR reliability for 05s (only year) says:

    Engine - Excellent
    Cooling - Excellent
    Trans - Very Good
    Drive System - Excellent
    Fuel - Very good
    Ignition - Excellent
    Electrical - Excellent (Maybe Dodge is teaching M-B a thing or two)
    AC - Excellent
    Suspension - Good
    Brakes - Excellent
    Exhaust - Excellent
    Paint/Trim/Rust - Very Good
    Body Integrity - Good
    Power Equip - Very Good
    Body Hardware - Good

    New Car prediction - average

    I'll tell you one thing that car is a *great* idea. If I had any desire to get an SUV I'd definitely go test drive one of these first.

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    Re: Re: Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by somestrangeguy
    who cares, it's a dodge - tranny breakage or odd electrical gremlins...pick one
    Dodge finally stopped making their own transmissions again. They should be better now.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by oreo_n2
    cooter has one, i've driven it.

    its fun in a straight line. that motor makes fun sounds. not so sure about the cornering, i didn't hammer on it too bad cause its not mine.


    His has 36k miles, has had two new rear ends and has fuel map issues. the computer has been re-loaded and replaced several times. other than that, its nice and now its "just" out of warranty, so if it needs anything else he'll have to actually pay for it.
    Sounds like the extended warranty may be a good idea

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    Re: Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Everything I've read about 'em - and I mean everything - says they're the cat's ass...
    Hey, Ben. I thought this'd get the message across that I've been doing plenty of research...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    BTW-Goin' down to test drive one tomorrow, hopefully. I've heard they're not big on test drives. No test drive, no Magnum. Yeah, I play like that...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Oh THIS SHOULD EXPLAIN WHY I've been asking about vehicles the last few months and why they've been so consistantly not alike...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    who cares, it's a dodge - tranny breakage or odd electrical gremlins...pick one
    True, or both.

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Disregard thread. Dodge is pretty much out...

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Disregard thread. Dodge is pretty much out...
    Why?? Did they not let you test drive??

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    Dodge Magnum...

    Originally posted by xvrider
    Why?? Did they not let you test drive??
    The two Dodge dealerships I went to didn't have any on the lot nor were they getting any. They both claimed that they had hard times sellin' 'em, thus won't be carrying 'em. I was extremely unimpressed with the sales goons at both places...

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