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Outstanding Replacement
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By Carl Burk
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I replaced my 1999 Dodge Intrepid with a 2005 AWD SXT and also a 2005 SXT Inferno Red Magnum. Both cars have performed well and are fun to drive. The AWD has 36,000 miles now and averages 22-24 mpg while the RWD SXT averages 28-30 on trips at 60 mph, freeway mileage drops to 27+ at 70+. Excellent Car with the advantage of looking space age and ready for flight. When purchased I added the 8 - 80 protection and haven't needed anything but normal maintenance and fun to drive.


Best Features

Looks and style - ready to fly!


Worst Features

Nothing now that it is being copied by many auto companies - Cadillac, and others....At least 5 world wid are coming out with a variation of the Dodge Magnum. That is a statement to Dodge Styling and ideas. To bad that it is no longer being made. It will be a classic.


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By Rocked
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2005 Dodge Magnum RT Rwd 4dr Wagon (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Great Car. Bought new in '05 and have had no problems. Outstanding performance with 340 HP and 390 tourque. Car still gets attention and favorable comments. Most surprising is gas mileage with MDS. Average MPG for life of vehicle is 20+.


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Power, interior, exterior styling, great sound system and very utilitarian.


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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.


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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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Look


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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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