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Dodge Magnum



  • Both Oregon and Idaho have lemon laws. Since the arbitration panel will not let me have non-binding arbitration, my only option is to sue. :sick:
  • exfordmanexfordman Posts: 9
    Hey all...Doing a little survey here
    Just was curious what people paid for their Magnum RT's, and what area in the country did you buy it.
    I'm interested in the agreed upon price, not including tax and License.
    Just the price including the stupid destination charge.
    I went to a local dodge dealership yesterday, and couldnt help but notice how much better the R/T badge on the back of the 06's is compared to the 05's..
    I was also happy to find that I do not like the Charger as much as my magnum
    I paid $26,500 for my base R/T. Only option was the Inferno Red. I live in the SF bay area
  • observer22observer22 Posts: 41
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  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    In a case as complex as taking on a giant multinational corporation to get it to buy back your car via your state's lemon law or any other law, the owner who represents himself/herself has a fool for a client. Besides, most lemon laws provide for the company to pay the owner's attorney fees if he/she is successful.
  • c5400hpc5400hp Posts: 11
    paid 33400 Rt AWD loaded .Except nav,trailer group and roof rack ....
    Thats with tax out the door.
  • rtracerrtracer Posts: 6
    What part of the country?
  • c5400hpc5400hp Posts: 11
    Chicago Southside .
  • c5400hpc5400hp Posts: 11
    Agreed , Ill try to get that badge for my magnum .It should be a stick on .

    The Mag beats the charger in looks in many ways.I diggin mine every day its like the most comfortable car I could get for 33k.
    Cant wait for winter to see how the awd is.I did some off roading on a two track it was awsome.Good clearance too ran down a couple of small trees not a smudge on the front spoiler.
    Good sturdy family hauler.Fast when needed.

    Im happy I got the 05 the 06s have no 7/70.Only 3/36.

    I know theyll have more dash kit options soon for us after market people.
  • tjf2000tjf2000 Posts: 61
    Paid 31k out the door for RT (2wd,no nav, roof rack, or trailer pkg.) in the MA area. For the money this is really a great car and it cruises the highways with ease. I have only had it for a week and have over 1k miles on it. I did not buy it for the gas mileage but the first tank was over 21 mpg. Will be loading up the family next week for a 12 hour one way trip to Williamsburg VA... should be fun.
  • 4bells4bells Posts: 5
    Hi all--

    A few weeks back some posted a link to a site that covered activating the auto-on/wiper-on lighting feature in Magnums with the dual A/C controls and on how to reset the electronic throttle.

    Although I only have the 2.7L V-6, the throttle reset worked. Perked it right up.

    Thanks if only I could figure out how to get daytime headlights it would be grand.'s an '05 Minerla Gray SE purchased in Kansas with 19000 on it. I was out on the 15 here in CA making 80-85 mph with out difficultly. The kids love it!

  • peterskmpeterskm Posts: 79
    Glad to hear it worked for you.
  • exfordmanexfordman Posts: 9
    What this about resetting the throttle???? Does this make it more responsive??
    OOOhhhhh sounds like something I'd dig..
    Please inform me
    Was at a street light the other day...some kid in a 2000-2004 ford Mustang GT pulled up next to me and started reving the hell out of his engine..definetely a challange to my RT..At first I said to myself " let it go Brian..your too old for this [non-permissible content removed]", then I thought ahh hell why not. When the light turned green he was already half a car lenght ahead of me because of he had a stick and he was rocking back and forth waiting for the green.
    When it turned green I punched it...Within 100 feet I was ahead of him and was able to get in front of him in his lane by 200 feet..
    Basically these RT's are Mustang Killers...Dont know about the new 300hp 05's though
    Poor kid must have felt like an idiot getting smoked by a wagon!
  • 4bells4bells Posts: 5
    I'll have to look back through the posts and find the link for you.

  • c5400hpc5400hp Posts: 11
    I found the instructions for reseting throttle response.

    1 Pull off road shut off car
    2 turn key to the on position (dont dtart car ) and wait for idiot lights to go off
    3 press down accelerator and let it back up do this quickly.
    4 turn ignition off pull key out.
    5 Re statrt your car and drive to see if it is effected.

    6 depebding on how fast or slow you do step 3 ,your throttle will become more or less responsive.

    It worked on my car after breaking it in like a grandma I did this and the car reset and throttle become more responsive.

    I drive an RT AWD
  • c5400hpc5400hp Posts: 11
    Layout front-engine / rear-wheel-drive
    Drag Coefficient [cd] 0.35 0.34
    Curb Weight [lb (kg)] 4046 (1836) 3767 (1710)
    Weight Distribution [%f / r] 54 / 46 53 / 47
    Trunk Space [cu ft.] 15.6

    Overall Length [in. (mm)] 196.8 (4999)
    Overall Width [in. (mm)] 74.1 (1881)
    Overall Height [in. (mm)] 58.4 (1483)
    Wheelbase [in. (mm)] 120.0 (3048)
    Track Front [in. (mm)] 63.0 (1600)
    Track Rear [in. (mm)] 63.1 (1603)

    Steering Rack & Pinion; power-assisted
    Turning Radius [ft. (m)] 19.5 (6.1)
    Tires front 225/60 R18 215/65 R17
    Tires rear 225/60 R18 215/65 R17


    Type V8; cast iron block
    and aluminum heads V6; aluminum block and heads
    Valvetrain OHV 2-valve/cyl. SOHC 4-valve/cyl.
    Displacement [cc] 5654 3518
    Bore & Stroke [mm] 99.5 x 90.9 96.0 x 81.0
    Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.9:1
    Redline [rpm] 5800 6800

    Max. Power [Bhp at rpm] 340 at 5000 250 at 6400
    Max. Torque [lb-ft (Nm) at rpm] 390 (525) at 4000 250 (340) at 3800
    Bhp/Liter 59.6 70.0


    Seating Capacity 5
    Front Head Room [in. (mm)] 38.7 (983)
    Front Leg Room [in. (mm)] 41.8 (1061)
    Rear Head Room [in. (mm)] 38.0 (965)
    Rear Leg Room [in. (mm)] 40.2 (1020)

    Interior Noise

    Idle in neutral [dBA] 45
    70 mph coasting [dBA] 69

    Gear Ratios

    1st 3.59:1 2.84:1
    2nd 2.19:1 1.57:1
    3rd 1.41:1 1.00:1
    4th 1.00:1 0.69:1
    5th 0.83:1 NA
    Final drive 2.82:1 3.64:1


    Front Independent; upper A-arm, lateral and diagonal lower links, coil springs, anti-roll bar
    Rear Multilink; coil springs (anti-roll bar for 300C)


    Front - Brakes 13.6 in. (345 mm)
    ventilated discs 12.6 in. (320 mm)
    ventilated discs
    Rear - Brakes 12.6 in. (320 mm)
    ventilated discs 12.6 in. (320 mm)
    solid discs
    70 - 0 mph [ft (m)] 184 (57.2) NA
    60 - 0 mph [ft (m)] 126 (39.2) 133 (41.3)


    0 - 60 mph [secs] 5.3 8.0
    0 - 100 mph [secs] 13.4 22.3
    1/4 mile [secs at mph] 13.9 at 102.0 16.1 at 87.2

    Top Speed [mph] 130
    Lateral acceleration [g] 0.79 0.75

    Fuel Economy [City/Hwy in mpg] 17 / 25 19 / 27
  • rtracerrtracer Posts: 6
    Thanks for the info on the throttle thing...will try out, as I too have been babying her...most of the time.
    Where did you get your performance your Mag. modified?
    0-60 in 5.3 & 1/4 mile @ 13.4 ????
    Dodge says something like 6.3 and 14 secs
    I like your numbers though
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  • aggiedogaggiedog Posts: 238
    Has anyone successfully put three (3) car seats across in their Magnum?
  • 4bells4bells Posts: 5
    yup...though it was tight and probably not very safe (did a test fit).

    Worked better with two standard car seats and a booster chair.

  • I noticed that when you mentioned the rear anti-sway bar you listed it as only available in the 300C. Is this correct? Has anyone out there installed a rear anti-sway bar in their Magnum? Though I love my '06 R/T I am disapponted in the handling, though I do keep telling myself it is a wagon afterall. I was wondering if anyone has installed a rear anti-sway bar if it improved the handling? Keep up the good info.
  • rtracerrtracer Posts: 6
    Dont know about the anti-sway bar...
    I have a '05 rt. I think she handles extremely well..a bit heavy though
    The Continental tires do suck..they sure are squealers. I have found that with the ESP on you can pretty much stick any turn. Keep the pedal to the metal.
  • You're right about it being a bit heavy. The [non-permissible content removed] end wants to come around like a SUV, though not as bad. I guess I want my cake and eat it too!! Hopefully someone will give us the good info. that adding a sway bar will help with the rear end issue
  • So out of all the Hemi magnum owners out there, none of you will help a fellow owner out with the test. Its very easy to do. Are you afraid you might find smoke? Or are you just an_ _ _ _ _ _

    Would you RT hemi owners do a test for me and let me know the results?

    Start car cold, completely cold.
    Idle for 30 seconds. Turn off.
    Wait 30 minutes and re start. See if oil smoke comes out the exhaust.
    They wait time can be a little more or less, but the run time must not get it warm or even close, so sta around 30 seconds.
  • I tried this morning and did not see any smoke.

    I posted a message yesterday regarding this and some questions that the members of the LX forum had but the message is gone??? :confuse:

    05 RT RWD Magnesium Pearl
  • I tried this and did not get any smoke.
  • peterskmpeterskm Posts: 79
    I was gonna try it...before you called me a "_ _ _ _ _ _"
  • Thankyou, Now I know I am not an idiot when i tell the dealer it still does it and its not right.
  • Got me an Idaho lawyer to take action.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    SeadooSandi, if you haven't yet you should check your email.
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