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#668 of 1963 AWD pricing and availability...
Sep 23, 2004 (2:03 pm)
I got this info from http://www.media.daimlerchrysler.com
All-wheel-drive Vehicles to Go On Sale This Fall Starting at $27,900 (MSRP excluding $625 destination)
They go on to say...
2005 AWD Dodge Magnum SXT Model
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2005 AWD Dodge Magnum SXT model is $27,900 (excluding $625 destination). This includes the added front differential, transfer case and all-wheel-drive front suspension, a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick®, 18-inch wheels and touring tires, performance disk brakes and a 19-gallon fuel tank with the 3.5-liter V-6 High Output engine.
2005 AWD Dodge Magnum RT Model
The MSRP for the 2005 AWD Dodge Magnum RT model is $31,370 (excluding $625 destination). This includes the addition of the front differential, transfer case and all-wheel-drive front suspension. (The five-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels and touring tires, performance disk brakes and 19-gallon fuel tank already are included as standard equipment on the Dodge Magnum RT.)
I find it cool that even the V6 gets a 5-speed when AWD is involved.
#669 of 1963 Re: AWD pricing and availability... [rodney12]
Sep 23, 2004 (3:14 pm)
I admit the sxt looks awfully tempting looking equipped with that kind of price. I wish they had given it the same sound system as the Rt. This wagon definitely looks like it is going to start a new trend.
#670 of 1963 Explain extended warranties, please....
Sep 23, 2004 (4:49 pm)
After puting up with GM's customer dis-service on my Olds, I want to get an extended bumper-to-bumper when I get my Magnum SXT. Does it take over at 36 months+1 day/36001 miles? I can't see paying for the time the factory covers for "free".
Never bought an ext warranty before and I know the price is negotiable, so I have to shop around.
Help a babe out of the woods!
Sep 23, 2004 (5:11 pm)
I think the 3.5 should have more than 250 horsepower. I would have preferred at least 285 horsepower. I don't know why they have a 2.7 with 190 horsepower.
Ironically, my dad's 1984 Pontiac 6000 wagon had the 2.8L V6 with a stirring 110 horsepower...
Have we become power-hungry or what?
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#672 of 1963 Re: Explain extended warranties, please.... [dekester]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Sep 23, 2004 (5:17 pm)
Deke, stop by the Smart Shopper Board where you can find quite a few active and archived dicussions on extended warranties.
The DaimlerChrysler Service Contract is an "overall' time/mileage plan - 7 years/100,000 miles is from day one, not from the end of the 3/36. That does not mean you're necessarily paying for a warranty you "can't" use. That is simply how much DC is charging to extend what they already give you. It's actually cheaper to buy an extended warranty on day one than just before your 3/36 ends. If you'd rather put that money away until the end and try to earn some interest on it, that's certainly an option, but the price will go up.
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#673 of 1963 Re: Explain extended warranties, please.... [dekester]
Sep 23, 2004 (5:35 pm)
For an excellent price on your Dodge extended warranty, check out the Mark Roberts dealership in Bartlesville, OK. The sell the DCX extended warranties very competitively. They have a web site but the rules here prohibit me giving it or the phone number. They have a web site so if you do a search you will find them pretty fast. Use their price to negotiate with you local dealer to get a better price. If the local guy won't do it, then get it from the people in OK.
Sep 23, 2004 (7:14 pm)
Those are Yesterday's standards. This is today's standards. I don't think pontiac wagon of yesterday could really keep up with the wagons of today. That's really not a lot of horsepower for a wagon this heavy anyway. There are folks talking about 6.1 in a magnum. Just because it's a wagon doesn't mean it can't be sporty and enjoyable. It's a sport wagon. It supposed to be fast especially going up against all these other vehicles on the interstate. Pontiac don't really have 110 horsepower engines in their vehicles of today. This is 2004 not 1984. I am sure 110 horsepower was plenty twenty years ago.
#675 of 1963 Re: 5.7 or 3.5 [slam2]
Sep 23, 2004 (10:27 pm)
I can definitely see your and mike point. Just trying to make sure and not regret it later. Is the awd faster than the rwd rt? Or does it just hold the road better? I know mike said the awd puts the power to the wheels better than the rwd. I think that's what he said about it.
Sep 24, 2004 (5:52 am)
"faster" is all relative.
If you mash the pedal in a RWD off the line, and spin the wheels, v. an AWD where you mash the pedal and the car just GOES, then the AWD will be faster.
If you drift the car through a turn with RWD v. just hugging the turn with AWD, AWD is faster.
If it's raining or there is gravel and you don't spin off the road, then AWD will be faster.
Sep 24, 2004 (6:05 am)
It also depends on how much additional weight AWD adds to a platform. The G35 system adds over 300 pounds of weight to the vehicle.