2005 Dodge Magnum Consumer Review: Magnum Keeps on Rolling

2005 Dodge Magnum - Consumer Review

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SXT Wagon (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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


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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