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#1769 of 1963 2005 Dodge Magnum RT
Jul 24, 2006 (4:40 am)
Hey everyone - I've been reading this post for a while now and am wondering whether a used 2005 Magnum is a good idea?! There is a credit union near me who has one for around $21,000 - RT/ sunroof, Boston Acoustic, no navigation - 20k miles on it. Any words of wisdom for you guys and gals? I would like to upgrade from my 1991 Acura Legend Coupe and not kiss the ground every time I drive in Dallas traffic - *grin* I'm starting to wonder if I should just keep saving my cash and wait til the 2007's come out. Any tips/help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Jul 27, 2006 (11:10 am)
I bought a used '05 (on eBay for $17k). Very happy. Bought it 11k miles, at 18k the rear pinion seal developed a leak, dealer repaired free under warranty. Otherwise flawless.
#1771 of 1963 severe-duty engine cooling /mopar cold air intake warranty
Jul 29, 2006 (5:47 am)
Looking to buy the magnum 07 steel blue with road and track package, a couple of questions if I install a Mopar Cold air intake, will the car still be covered under warranty I heard that there are problems of water sucking up into the engine, if so would the warranty cover this if its mopar intake. Also thinking about adding Trailer Tow Prep Group, basically for better cooling, since I will be living in a hot place San Antonio and will have a lot of stop and go driving will this package help at all. Also with the 07 any chance dodge will follow suit with ford and extend their warranties, thanks I have been overseas Military last 6 years coming home and looking for a Car, tried buying a MKZ 07, but was told by the overseas dealer the car may not be ready by NOV 15th the day of my return, so the Magnum is the choice
#1772 of 1963 Re: severe-duty engine cooling /mopar cold air intake warranty [rolo77]
Jul 31, 2006 (4:36 am)
I have an AFE cold air intake on my 2005 Magnum R/T AWD. There's no problem with water getting into the engine as the AFE CAI replaces the standard air filter and uses the same air inflow as the stock filter. Check out the AFE website (www.afefilters.com). The CAI sounds awesome with the Hemi at full throttle. It is supposed to add 10 more horse power and give a bit better gas mileage, but both are hard to measure.
#1773 of 1963 Re: severe-duty engine cooling /mopar cold air intake warranty [bbfd86]
Aug 01, 2006 (4:49 pm)
Thanks for the help
#1774 of 1963 Magnum road and track package news for 07
Aug 02, 2006 (2:11 am)
Military overseas just priced with the dealer the Magnum 07
are you ready for this the road and track package
performance group msrp 3192.00 and will be available
after OCT 1st, so I ran back to the Lincoln side of
the house and put a down payment on the MKZ 07
the price of the magnum was worth it but only 1700.00
MSRP, the Great warranty at Lincoln was just to hard to
pass up and they gave me 3450.00 off MSRP, but boy
I wanted to hear this magnum cat purr!!
See my post in Lincoln for the new MKZ colors for 07
#1775 of 1963 Re: Why I'm interested in the Magnum [indydriver]
Aug 08, 2006 (5:55 am)
Let me beg you ... don't buy the dodge magnum ... I bought a 2005 brand new june 30th and it's been in the shop 11 days since ... it rattles, vibrates, generally a big expensive piece of crap and chrysler won't help ... this is the 3rd chrysler product purchased in less than a year totalling $80,000 in sticker values... wouldn't you think I'd be a good customer? Wrong -- Chrysler doesn't care and won't help me ... oh, forgot to add -- does OK on gas mileage... however, poor quality, poor customer service, poor dealer support ... what else can you ask for?
#1776 of 1963 Re: Why I'm interested in the Magnum [buckangus]
Aug 14, 2006 (1:23 pm)
A little background would be nice.
#1777 of 1963 Vibration front end and felt in steering
Sep 04, 2006 (10:15 am)
My 2005 Magnum (3.5L) 60K miles. Had car alignment checked - ok, tires changed twice ($750), balanced. I even had both front bearing replaced (at $280 each..ouch!). Still I experience a noticable VIBRATION in the steering wheel, floor, dash and seat. It becomes more noticable from 40 MPH and up. It is getting more noticable in the last 2K miles. Cannot figure if it is a harmonic problem (transmission -rear wheel drive). Feels like bad bearings (but both are now brand new). Note: when my mechanic ordered them they were on back order nation wide. Are others needing new ones this soon? I begin to wonder if the bearing design is flawed. The front bearing use a roller bearing on the inside and a ball bearing (like bycicle bearings) on the outer. Any one else experience the same problem? It's extremely frustrating feeling the constant vibration. Any solutions?
#1778 of 1963 Re: Vibration front end and felt in steering [edvm]
Sep 09, 2006 (10:41 pm)
I am having this EXACT same problem, AND along with my ESP/BAS lights are on. I purchased my 2006 Magnum RT about a month ago with 18k miles. Started noticing the bad vibration - only way I can describe is like when you're on the highway and you get too close to the side and the grooves in the road make your car vibrate. That's what my Magnum does and it almost seems as if it is having a hard time switching gears. Like yours, the problem has progressively become worse - especially in the last few weeks of holiday driving. I'm dreading taking my car to the dealership so bad I'm just about in tears. I dread the whole, "We've fixed this and we've fixed that, but can't seem to remedy your problem. We'll just have to keep it another 2 weeks and figure it out." I plan on researching it some more online, but if you could, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep me updated on your progress and if/how your Magnum gets fixed. Thanks and good luck!