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#1 of 30 Dodge Magnum Test Drive - What Did You Think?
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (8:08 am)
Have you taken a Magnum out for a test drive? Post your review and comments here!
#2 of 30 2005 Magnum SE
Sep 22, 2004 (6:06 pm)
I went to the beautiful state of Minnesota in late August and rented an Enterprise Magnum SE in the magnesium green color. I knew it would not perform like the SXT or R/T (needs the slash!) but I'll tell you-everywhere we went, that wagon stopped traffic! Of course Minnesotans already have the sense to primarily buy American-made vehicles so in that regard it blended in. It was an excellent chance to take a five-day, 600 mile test drive to appreciate the build, style and handling. This creature scores 120%.
I plan to lease the SXT with AWD next Spring, as the 18" wheels look better. I thank all you folks for your wonderful comments on the Magnum and will of course use your recommendations for the final order decision.
My company owns a Dodge store, so I cannot buy one yet-too hot- for retail buyers only at this time!
#3 of 30 How soon for AWD?
Sep 23, 2004 (7:50 am)
How long until the AWD models show up? I had one dealer tell me they would not be available until next model year (summer at the earliest.) I'm sure he was wrong. I know dealers are taking orders...have any been delivered yet?
#6 of 30 It's in my garage!
Oct 18, 2004 (7:46 pm)
My dealer finally got its first Magnum RT in today. I went down to look at it this afternoon and they convinced me to take it home for an overnight test drive. It's the new Blaze Red color with the darker grey leather. I have driven the 300C as well and am torn between the two. The 300C has more bells & whistles and looks more richly appointed inside. The Magnum just looks like a bad ass hot rod that will run. The Magnum is much plainer inside but all the really necessary stuff is there. The interesting thing is that this one has the roof rack, which I can take or leave, but my wife, who has hated the Magnum before (too wagony), thinks the roof rack makes it look more like an SUV and she actually likes it with the roof rack! Go figure that??? The black 300C they ordered for me is about $3000 more than the red Magnum. It had a better stereo, HID lights, and the protection group, which the Magnum does not have. The 300C is due in sometime in the next month or so. Do I wait for the black 300C or go for the red Magnum that is in my garage now? Pricing on them both is the same- at invoice including the advertising invoice charges, which is MORE than fair.
#7 of 30 Re: It's in my garage! [hardhawk]
Oct 18, 2004 (9:00 pm)
What decision!!?? Go for the "bad ass hotrod that will run!" You want to drive a SEDAN for cryin'out loud? Everywhere you go people will want to look at your Magnum and admire you for it. Get the Magnum now...don't wait for the SEDAN that may be delayed even longer...
#8 of 30 Re: It's in my garage! [tlk]
Oct 19, 2004 (9:12 am)
Well if you take it home that is pretty much like the fish taking the bait.
The 300C and the magnum are both good choices. The vehicles depend on your personality. But personally I agree with tlk take the
Dodge Magnum. It is a lot more versatile than the 300C. If you are more about sporty than luxury get the 300C. The magnum's versatility and sportiness is definitely a plus. The longer you keep the magnum the less you are going to want to bring it back. Therefore, position of the vehicle will probably make up your mind for you. That's how I bought my first car. I took it home and then bought it the next day.
#9 of 30 Re: Regarding Rentals.. [foureyes3]
Oct 24, 2004 (3:05 pm)
FYI - I just rented a Magnum from Dollar in Kansas City. No RT, just an SXT...but not a bad ride. Handled well, but not a lot of power.
#10 of 30 Re: Regarding Rentals.. [tlk]
Oct 24, 2004 (6:57 pm)
So does this mean you are leaning toward an RT? Have you driven the RT? I have test drove the sxt and rt? If power is an issue than the RT is probably the best one. I think the time for an sxt is 0 to 60 in 8.5 seconds.