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Posted: 8/12/2005 10:40:17 PM EDT
The transmission on my 98 Chevy 1500 is going and I was wondering about buying a new Dodge Magnum. Any of you guys have a Dodge Magnum... really like the lines and functionality... and looks to be a decent BOV....

On the Dodge website is $20,000 for the R/T

What are your thoughts about this car?

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:42:40 PM EDT
Can't say much on the new Magnum but, the tranny in My 1979 Magnum is still shifting strong.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:43:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:43:13 PM EDT
This might get moved...
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 5:30:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BulletBait:
Can't say much on the new Magnum but, the tranny in My 1979 Magnum is still shifting strong.



The real Dodge Magnum is a slicked up Cordoba, not some wannabe Mercedes stationwagon.....
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 5:33:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
It looks like a filleted SUV. I like the Chrysler Pacifica better.



I have talked to a lot of people with pacificas and they are not happy with the MPGs at all. The Magnum with the hemmi gets way better gas milage than a pacifica.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 5:43:21 AM EDT
the pasifica is a dam mini van you cant compare the two
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:34:15 AM EDT
I haven't driven one, but I like the Magnum for looks alone. Big cargo space(I have seen a few in person) and like I said, the looks. The R/T version is $30 grand, but it could be less with trade-in and Employee pricing(get it now before 9/6:IIRC the Employee pricing ends then).
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:35:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rara1141:
The transmission on my 98 Chevy 1500 is going and I was wondering about buying a new Dodge Magnum. Any of you guys have a Dodge Magnum... really like the lines and functionality... and looks to be a decent BOV....

On the Dodge website is $20,000 for the R/T

What are your thoughts about this car?



How many miles is on your 98, I'm getting worried because my dad has a '97 2500. No problems so far though outside of a starting issue that mainly has to do with the fact that it sits.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:06:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:10:28 PM EDT
Be careful of Chrysler transmissions. i've seen a lot of problem with them!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:19:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patrickcudd:
Be careful of Chrysler transmissions. i've seen a lot of problem with them!




That is only cause you think "P" means pass.....
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:29:41 PM EDT
I just ordered the Magnum SXT for my next company car. I had a choice between it, the Grand Caravan, and the Charger. I've had a Grand Caravan as my company vehicle for the last six years. I wanted something different, and the Magnum just had the perfect cargo capacity.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:31:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By patrickcudd:
Be careful of Chrysler transmissions. i've seen a lot of problem with them!




That is only cause you think "P" means pass.....



Nope, it means Power boost!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:32:21 PM EDT
How can you not like a wagon with a Hemi and available AWD for those in the tundra? I've been trying to decide between a Magnum and a H3 for my next vehicle.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:03:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 7:04:41 PM EDT by SemperMO]

Originally Posted By patrickcudd:
Be careful of Chrysler transmissions. i've seen a lot of problem with them!



Well the good thing about it is that it is a Mercedes Tranny.

I have an 05 R/T and during my trip to North Carolina. I was getting almost 30 MPG (before I hit the mountains). Anyway, I love the car and I am sure that my mom will love it too when I am in boot. The only problem I have with it is it does have a small blind spot issue, but that was taken care of with the little round mirrors from Wallyworld. All in all, awesome car, but of course it would be with a station wagon that runs mid to low 14's in the 1/4 stock and then gets 20 mpg in the city.

Pat
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:12:47 AM EDT
I had one as a rental and I liked it except it had a six and was way underpowered. With a hemi it should be great.
Lots of cargo space and fun to drive. Huge blind spot issue and thats coming from a guy who drives an F-body.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:26:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By toast:
I just ordered the Magnum SXT for my next company car. I had a choice between it, the Grand Caravan, and the Charger. I've had a Grand Caravan as my company vehicle for the last six years. I wanted something different, and the Magnum just had the perfect cargo capacity.


I'd like the Charger if it was at least offered with a 2 door and with a manual tranny.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:25:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swillis:
the pasifica is a dam mini van you cant compare the two



Actaually chryco clasifies it as an SUV.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:26:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ToyCop:
How can you not like a wagon with a Hemi and available AWD for those in the tundra? I've been trying to decide between a Magnum and a H3 for my next vehicle.



I thought that the AWD was not available with the hemmi?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:53:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:

Originally Posted By ToyCop:
How can you not like a wagon with a Hemi and available AWD for those in the tundra? I've been trying to decide between a Magnum and a H3 for my next vehicle.



I thought that the AWD was not available with the hemmi?


'Tis available with the hemi.
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