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06-08-2012, 07:08 PM
So the wife has been looking around for a new baby hauler and grocery getter...
She will scour the internet for deals and ask me, "Do you like the insert make and model here?" And I reply...no, sure, or eh usually.
Well a few days ago she saw a white 2008 Magnum RT for sale sitting on the end of someone driveway. The 'Hemi' part of this option intrigues me...kind of hot that my wife would be driving a hemi go-getter. :evil:
I know absolutely nothing about these vehicles. Before we go out and test drive it I wanted to get the opinions of those who have worked on them or better yet, owned one. Pros and Cons to them...? Gas Mileage? Are there any common problems with them usually?
Feed my curiosity...should a go through with a test-drive or should she just say no and keep looking?
06-08-2012, 07:44 PM
I like the looks of them
I know nothing else
waiting until they hit my price range
which is in the 3 grand range
by which time they will be POS
06-08-2012, 08:25 PM
KBB is to cars just like Chiefsplanet is to poop threads: The Best.
06-08-2012, 08:36 PM
Think of it as Clarks rig, with a Hemi!
06-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Ok cars, cheap interior feel. The hemi is nice, but factor in they want the spark plugs changed every 30k IIRC. I personally would have no problem buying one for the right price. Gas mileage is good, unless your wife has a heavy foot lol.
06-08-2012, 08:51 PM
The Magnums are cool looking, I have always liked the way the top looked chopped on them.
06-08-2012, 08:55 PM
I have a 2007 Dodge Magnum SXT that just crossed 80K miles. No hemi, but I couldn't be happier with the rest of the car. I drove from Indianapolis to Charleston, WV, a few weekends ago and measured the mileage at 29 mpg on the open highway ($50 there, $50 back, almost exactly). I've owned it for two years and haven't had any repair issues beyond a blown tire and brake pads. It's very comfortable, even on long trips, and the controls are user-friendly and easy to reach. I'm very pleased with the handling and acceleration. There's plenty of room, even for a tall, awkward Lurch like me (6'1", 230, irritatingly long legs). It's definitely the best car I've ever had.
Also, mine was a company car before they sold it to the user car place where I got it. I'd imagine a lot of these were, so definitely do a Carfax, to make sure they took care of it and it hasn't been horribly trashed at some point (mine wasn't, thankfully).
They are rear-wheel-drive, which means a better turning radius (which I love), but it might be bad in snow; I have heard, though I haven't had a snowstorm bad enough to try it out yet, that the Magnums are better than most in snow. Also, the review I read noted that the sloping rear end means the cargo area isn't great for tall cargo - which I suppose would be true, but I can't imagine when I would stand something up that tall. I moved in it, and have slept in the back while camping (the rear seats lie down to almost-flat), and they both worked out just fine.
The only complaints I have about it are things that are specific to mine - no electronic door opener means I need to use the driver's side key every time, and a CD has been stuck in the player since I got it. Someday I should get those fixed.
Good luck! Post pictures.
06-08-2012, 09:07 PM
dude, a stationwagon with a hemi... do it.
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