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#1052 of 1963 2006 Changes
Mar 04, 2005 (12:20 pm)
2006 MY changes - Chrysler 300 & Dodge Magnum/Charger
-Cool Vanilla limited to retail units (not available for Fleet)
-Stone White added as Fleet Only availability
-Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat replaces Mineral Grey
-Deep Lava Red replaced by Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat
-Performance Appearance Group content added to Magnum SXT (Bright Grille Inserts, Bodyside Molding with Bright Insert, Fog Lamps, Body-colored Folding Heated Mirrors, 3.5L High Output Engine badge, Bright Headlamp Bezels)
-Performance Appearance Group option dropped
-Fender Molding Dropped from Magnum SXT's
-300 Touring/Limited Bodyside Moldings changed to RT design
-300 Touring/Limited, SXT Exterior Mirrors changed from folding to fixed (Magnum, Charger SXT)
-Fold-flat Front Passenger Seat (Late Introduction, Magnum/Charger SXT, RT)
-Rear Door Ash Receivers removed from Smoker's Package
-Auto/Auto graphic added to sunroof switch (commonization)
-SXT/RT get Ash Receiver Door with Chrome Accent
-SXT (Leather)/RT get Satin Silver lower steering wheel spokes
-SXT/RT gets new Center Stack Bezel - Satin Silver (Magnum/Charger SXT/RT)
-Boston Acoustics badge added to mirror flag door trim
-New Tire Pressure Monitor Warning (300 Touring/Limited)
-New Tire Pressure Monitor Display (300C)
-Optional DVD Video Entertainment System in Center Console (Magnum/Charger SXT, RT)
-AM/FM/CD Radio (REF) gets Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
-Seat Belt Alert added
-SXT RWD new 17" Machined Aluminum Wheel (Magnum, Charger SXT)
-300 Touring new 17" Machined Aluminum Wheel (300 Touring)
-RT 18" Aluminum Wheel made optional on RWD SXT's (Magnum, Charger SXT)
-3.5L Engine RWD Models get W5A580 Transmission (Sept 2005, 300 Touring, Limited)
-2.7L Engines receive Variable Line Pressure (VLP) Transmissions (300, Magnum/Charger SE)
-Auto Headlamps & Express-up Windows added to Convenience Grp II (Magnum RT)
-New Police Packages (Magnum, Charger)
-Charger Daytona Package (Charger RT)
-New SRT-8 models (6.1L Hemi & WA580 AS trans, 20x9.0 wheels, Magnum/Charger)
-Fleet Safety Convenience Group (300, Magnum/Charger SE)
-All Dodge Models get Hood Props, Chrysler models get Gas Props
-Cold Weather Group replaced by Engine Block Heater
-Optional Comfort/Convenience Group added to 300 Touring(includes: Power Passenger Seat, Heated Seats, Express up/down Windows)
#1053 of 1963 Re: Pull to the Right [donnak1]
Mar 05, 2005 (5:54 pm)
As Donna already knows, I went to the dealer today and drove a 2005 Magnum mfg on 2-5-2005 and it is NOT an old issue...It pulles also. Mine was mfg 9-30-2004. Of course the General Manager says his Magnum doesn't pull to the right....Wonder Why??? I will be taking mine to someone else to be looked at and will proceed from there and the GM says he will call the factory...Wish me luck. I have had it to the dealer three times.
#1054 of 1963 Re: Dealership trip [andre1]
Mar 06, 2005 (10:44 pm)
I couldn't agree more. although this seems to vary from dealer to dealer. Sunnyvale Chrysler Jeep Dodge (Bay Area, CA) has 6k markups on EVERY SINGLE R/T on the lot - with no value add to show for them. BTW, lots of inventory at this dealer .
A nearby dealer sold me the car (R/T, relatively lightly loaded - after all, it's all about the Hemi) under sticker. Same car. Much more pleasant experience. Didn't insult my intelligence by offering me a "special internet deal, huge savings - and still substantially over MSRP" like the Sunnyvale dealer did.
I'm aware that it's the dealer's prerogative to add to the sticker for popular models. But with the '06 coming soon, it's hard to stomach this sort of gouging - especially with competition in the area doing better than sticker. I guess there's a sucker born every minute, and these guys are counting on that.
The sad thing is that this sort of thing gives DC a bad name, and frankly, of the big 3, I see DC leading the way in making the US auto industry a world player, with GM and Ford far behind.
#1055 of 1963 Re: Pull to the Right [donnak1]
Mar 07, 2005 (11:15 am)
Does the mechanic that fixed the right pull on the 300 plan to share that info with DC so they can have a recall and get all of us fixed?
#1056 of 1963 Re: Dealership trip [scnzzz]
Mar 08, 2005 (9:35 am)
Hello all. I've been reading this forum for months and thought I would finally offer my 2 cents. I just ordered a R/T RWD, Midnight Blue, Sunroof, Elect. Gp., Elect. Grp. II, and 6 -CD. Will come in as a 2006. 2005 MSRP is 33,600. I got mine here in the Boston area for invoice, with my option to trade my Sport Trac at delivery. I too have seen a few dealers still with $2K markups; needless to say the snow covers those cars on the lot! I think the time is finally here that these cars can be bought reasonably. I see plenty of inventory on lots, thought not so many R/T's, but they are there. I found going in and proving you know just how these cars are priced shortens your negotiations. Buy with your head, not your heart. The heart part will come when you drive it!
#1057 of 1963 Re: Pull to the Right [judescar]
Mar 08, 2005 (5:33 pm)
Update...Have not heard from the General Manager at the dealership. He was supposed to call the factory MOnday and get back to us. It is Tuesday evening. Guess I will be seeing him again if I don't hear anything by Friday. At least we gave him a chance, so let's hope he does the "right" thing.
#1058 of 1963 Re: 2006 Changes [beach15]
Mar 09, 2005 (2:12 pm)
Hey beach15, good info. As I mentioned in my posting I am expecting delivery of a 2006 early May. I was wondering where this info came from? I searched but came up empty. Any chance the folding passenger seat might get into my build date? And I am assuming Deep Lava Red is a 300 color? Also, do you think the dealer was correct in quoting 8-10 weeks for delivery? He does seem to sell a good share of Magnums so I expect his allotment is better than average. Thanks for the info.
#1059 of 1963 Re: 2006 Changes [newdodgeman]
by kcram HOST
Mar 09, 2005 (7:39 pm)
Deep Lava Red (aka Deep Molten Red) has been used on the trucks for a couple of years. It borders on maroon, but without the blue undertones that would lean it towards purple.
Host - Wagons
#1060 of 1963 Re: 2006 Changes [kcram]
Mar 10, 2005 (6:50 am)
So I am assuming it being a Dodge truck color then beach15's info. suggests it will be a Magnum color, not a 300 color?
#1061 of 1963 Re: 2006 Changes [newdodgeman]
Mar 10, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Nope. For 2005 the Lava Red was a 300 color only. The Magnum got Inferno Red which later became Blaze Red, which is what I have. It is possible that for 2006 Dodge will add the Lava Red to the Magnum, but I seriously doubt it.