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Magnum Keeps on Rolling
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By Commuter
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My All Wheel Drive V6 Magnum SXT is coming up on 59,000 miles and has averaged over 21 mpg. It accelerates like a small V8 (with no wheel spin) and goes through rain, snow and anything else on my 45 mile one way commute. Tracking is excellent--and improved with my only major expense, a new set of Goodyear Comfortred tires at 34,000 miles replacing the original Continentals (which quickly cupped and wore and provided a rough ride). My only other expenses have been oil changes and turning the two front brake rotors at 49,000 miles to eliminate a minor shudder when braking. This is a great car pool vehicle, with plenty of seating and storage room for everyone.


Best Features

All Wheel Drive. Stability control. Excellent stability at highway speeds. Fine acceleration. Good MPG. Very good, supportive seats suitable for comfort on long drives. Holds a lot. Still looks very stylish. Great deal on price, only about $21,000 on a car from a previous model year.


Worst Features

Extend side windows down 2 inches to make the interior airier (though visibility is actually fine). Add contrasting color to the center of the instrument panel (done on later model years). Add contrast color to center of bucket seats. This car should still be in production as Chrysler 300 wagon.


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Should have listened to the wife
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By firelieutenant16
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love the look. That's it. Got car with 70 miles on it. Have had it in the shop many many times. Cylinder 2 misfire 5 time, trans leak, both rear window motors replaced, 3 radios replaced, 3 sets of leather seat covers, air bags disable themselves, heat seat works on and off, rattle in the dash, brakes at 24000, warped rotors, E brake need to be replaced vibration in the front end at 45 to 60 MPR and 3 sets of tires. If you can get by all of that its a great car.


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This is not your family wagon
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By pfeiffer
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2005 Dodge Magnum RT Rwd 4dr Wagon (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased the Magnum with 1500 miles on the odo. It is loaded. Tarted the boring dash up a bit and put a K7N air intake on it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the car. It drives great accelerates like mad and sounds like and old school muscle car. Only two issues sent it to the shop: rear hatch struts failed and the sat/nav joystick went dead. Minor issues that were replaced under warranty. My dealer, New Century Dodge in Paola, KS, is the best. Only two complaints: The stock tires (Continentals) were terrible. lated 10,00 miles. Class Action suit pending. Sice Crysler tanked, my resale value took a dive. I'm glad I don't want to sell it. Too bad they pulled the plug on this car. It's Classic.


Best Features

Hemi, Seats, Sat/Vav


Worst Features

Transmission. It is a bit lame.


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Still Loving It ...
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By Nikdfish
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2005 Dodge Magnum RT AWD 4dr Wagon (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Aside from a few bumps along the way, I have always enjoyed this car. Some warranty repairs needed, but my out of pocket for repairs has been minimal (< $400 over 4 years). Great power and towing capacity (for a unibody). Tremendously sure footed in all driving conditions. Better in winter than a 4x4 pickup. Very comfortable on long trips and 23-24 mpg on the interstates. Was planning on a new 2009 or 2010 version but they discontinued the model so I'll be driving this one til the wheels come off. Only disconcerting issue was a change in alignment specs that made it necessary to purchase replacement components to permit alignment to the new specs (would have met old specs OK).


Best Features

Power and handling. Acceleration for merging is primo. With AWD and stability control, it is hard to make it break loose in a turn even under acceleration. Lots of room and very comfortable for trips. Tows a 3000 lb trailer with no effort.


Worst Features

Brighter dash lighting for bright sun conditions. More aggressive addressing of TSB described conditions without owner cost. Bring back this body style and also offer a common rail diesel option like the european version.


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Where is the quality?
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By Xpender
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2005 Dodge Magnum RT Rwd 4dr Wagon (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought my Magnum RT with only 30K, black, fully loaded, heated leather seats, GPS, CD changer, sunroof... Love to drive, lots of power, but a bit sluggish when driving in the city. The front end seems to be weak. Had a clucking noise from the front and it ended up being the both strut arms, and the sway bar bushings. Was also told that the tie rod were a bit loose. For that kind of low mileage, I would expect more durability. Winter driving was great. Traction control is almost always on, but had no problems. Would I buy another one, maybe, but it would have to be a car with a Hemi. Once you drove one (Hemi), you will get bored in any other vehicles.


Best Features

Hemi, GPS, Sunroof, heated leather seats, reversible trunk carpet for wet dogs, transmission


Worst Features

Stronger front end


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