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2005 Dodge Magnum

2005 Dodge Magnum

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Magnum RT

by from NY on August 29, 2010

Purchased a used 2005 Magnum RT with about 60k from a dealer that had just gotten it from an auction, so it was missing a lot of little things (fuse box cover, jack, manual, flood light surrounds, GPS...
Purchased a used 2005 Magnum RT with about 60k from a dealer that had just gotten it from an auction, so it was missing a lot of little things (fuse box cover, jack, manual, flood light surrounds, GPS antenna, etc). The dealer agreed to replace the majority of those, so we struck a deal. The end price was about what the SXT models with similar mileage were bringing locally, so I was definitely happy there. The hemi has power to spare, and has been very reliable for me so far. Mileage has been around 16 mpg, but that's been on surface streets for the most part (not much highway use yet to improve that average). No problems mechanically whatsoever, except for some squeaking in the front end, likely the rod ends from what I've read. The interior is very roomy and comfortable with leather heated seats, A/C, 6 disc changer, etc. Haven't been able to use the navigation yet, as I still need to get a GPS antenna (which unfortunately also prevents you from setting the clock in the head unit, strange). The only real problem has been the moon roof. 90% of the time, it has been absolutely perfect. However, during heavy, drenching rains (which this summer has been full of, unfortunately), the moon roof leaks. Mechanically, it opens and closes fine (and tightly it appears), but it must need to be resealed, which I haven't had quoted yet for repair. All in all, a very nice, roomy ride with lots of power in reserve should you need it. Great car, just skip the moon roof, lol.
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Happy with SkyRider bought at 50K is now 56K

by from Colorado on May 25, 2010

We always name our cars and this one is skyrider. The bad - Problems with the MDS or Something else Air Fuel related when purchased. I had to change the Crankshaft position sensor, Camshaft position ...
We always name our cars and this one is skyrider. The bad - Problems with the MDS or Something else Air Fuel related when purchased. I had to change the Crankshaft position sensor, Camshaft position sensors and both precat O2 sensors. Problem seems to be gone.... Acted up when rainy - hasn't been rainy yet. Squeaky dash. Boston Acoustic rear speakers are going out. They are a near custom fit so replacement options are limited and mostly expensive. SunRoof doesn't seal all they way when closing needs a little nudge. (but every sunroof I have owned has been cranky) 18.8 MPG city highway mix, somedays a heavy foot. The awesome. Power, comfort, features. This thing loves the 2 lane roads. Oh...is that a big slow farm truck in my lane ...well allow me to put my foot down and see the open road ahead of me. This thing accelerates. You could smoke most punk kids in the ricers it you wanted to... I can run steady with my coworks modded to the max turboed Civic.. and I haven't touched mine ...yet. The seats are comfy, The leather is soft, the ride is quiet, my kids love the room in the back, the rear windows go all the way down. If this car doesn't have one of those gremlin issues I will have it for a very long time. Im loving it.
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Ilove it

by from Akron, Ohio on March 21, 2011

I wanted a Magnum since they came out and now that I have one I'm thrilled. The one I bought has a custom hood on it so it stands out even more.
I wanted a Magnum since they came out and now that I have one I'm thrilled. The one I bought has a custom hood on it so it stands out even more.
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Wow

by from on August 6, 2009

This car is all around excellence!I have had it for a long time now with no problems. it is so fun to drive on back roads or on highway. good gas mileage for the size of the engine. plenty of room to ...
This car is all around excellence!I have had it for a long time now with no problems. it is so fun to drive on back roads or on highway. good gas mileage for the size of the engine. plenty of room to store anything. its looks fantastic and i always get compliments where ever i drive it and its very reliable, i can fit my three kids in it very comfortably with all there stuff.
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A head turner!

by from NY on August 24, 2006

I have had my Magnum for 3 months, a 2005 SXT RWD. It was used when I bought it but so far I'm very pleased with it. I do have a few "complaints" that are minor. I tried to swing my visor around to...
I have had my Magnum for 3 months, a 2005 SXT RWD. It was used when I bought it but so far I'm very pleased with it. I do have a few "complaints" that are minor. I tried to swing my visor around to block the sun from the side and the clip broke off. A new one costs $2.85!! I have a skid pan or heat shield loose underneath and it rattles when I hit bumps. It's hard to tell what it is actually because the car sits so low to the ground you can't lay under it. I need to get it to a garage and get it up on a lift. The clear coat on the drivers side door is peeling but we think the car was hit by a deer there and it wasn't painted properly when it was fixed. The dealer says they are going to take care of that for me. Interior creaks are amplified in it, but I think the major reason is that there is no carpeting except on the floors. The doors are plastic on the inside, nothing to deaden the sound. On the positive side it has awesome power for a 3.5L, first time I passed a tractor trailer my heart was pounding out of my chest!! I get double takes every time I drive by. It is comfortable and nice for long rides. I have pearl white leather seats and a sunroof, awesome! My 2 kids love it and think they are "cool" riding in it! Lots of room for groceries and we've even hauled large items by folding the seats down...who needs a truck???? A minivan can't take a corner going 65 either!!
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Reliable Car

by from Salinas, CA on March 15, 2013

I bought my 2005 Dodge Magnum in Aug 2005. I have 352,000 miles, YES, thats correct. Every 100,000 miles I change out the timing belt, water pump ect... This is one of the best cars I have ever owned....
I bought my 2005 Dodge Magnum in Aug 2005. I have 352,000 miles, YES, thats correct. Every 100,000 miles I change out the timing belt, water pump ect... This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. I drive for a living and used the vehicle most of the time driving all over California. Very comfortable car. Some have complained about blind spots, but ya just need to know how to adjust the mirriors just right. My only complaint is the cargo space is a lil tight. hard to get luggage and A GOLF BAG in there at the same time. thats my only complaint. I am, unfortunately going to sell my baby, but with all the highway miles it will be a great car for a high school or college student or anybody... it even has the original windshield...
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Ahh man from an 04 maxima to an 05 magnum rt

by from Staten island, NY on February 8, 2010

Well I had an 04 Nissan maxima and I wanted something with more power and rwd so I was looking around and I looked at the GTO,CHARGER,and the 300C.I liked the GTO didn't see all of them on the road an...
Well I had an 04 Nissan maxima and I wanted something with more power and rwd so I was looking around and I looked at the GTO,CHARGER,and the 300C.I liked the GTO didn't see all of them on the road and in ny that's big to be different but the inside was to lame. The charger is nice except EVERYONE has one and a good srt8 is still out of my reach and that goes the same for the 300. To be honest I didn't like either car because I didn't think they were fast but was I wrong.just for a joke I said let me look up the magnum but I only want the V8 found one and went for a test drive as soon as I touched the gas peddle that was it I knew it had 340hp and 390ft but everyone said they were slow and good for nothing they were wrong and so was I. I love speed and this car gives it to ne every single time no matter how fast I am going the power is there. So in short all I can say to help out the next person is go test drive on and the HEMI will speak to you.
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Superb replacement for SUV or dull Mini-van

by from Orlando, FL on December 20, 2007

If you need the cargo capacity of an SUV, but prefer a vehicle that handles more like a car, then you have to take a look at the Magnum. Or perhaps if you need to haul a couple kids and a dog ( but yo...
If you need the cargo capacity of an SUV, but prefer a vehicle that handles more like a car, then you have to take a look at the Magnum. Or perhaps if you need to haul a couple kids and a dog ( but you're way too cool for a mini-van) , this is your ride. The Magnum has great styling, a smooth ride and excellent acceleration in the SXT and R/T models. If you want the best trade-off in performance and fuel economy, get the SXT. But if you simply have to get to the mall before anyone else, then you'll need the Hemi R/T. Before settling on the Magnum, I test drove a Mercedes (which shares some parts with the Magnum), VW Passat, Audi, BMW and even a Jaguar Sport Wagon. The Magnum was quick, responsive and spacious whereas all the others involved some compromises. I wanted a car that was fun to drive, had bold styling, and could also haul camping gear, kayaks, luggage and even 2x4's if needed. This one does it all. It is also easy to get in and out of, unlike some SUV's that seem to require a stepladder. The cornering, braking and acceleration of the High Output V6 are more like the Chrysler 300D. The SXT does not have a hemi, but the horsepower is more than adequate when you need to get onto the highway quickly. I would not be so sure about the base model engine, and so I can only recommend the SXT or RT if you need a reserve of power. Car has been 100% trouble free for 40,000 -plus miles. All I have had to do was change oil and follow regular maintenance checkups. This was the first American car I have purchased in 8 years and it shows how much better American automakers have become at quality & reliability. I am constantly receiving compliments on the car, and I highly recommend it to anyone replacing an SUV or unwilling to get a mini-van.
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Great Vehicle - lots of cargo space, comfortable

by from Des Moines, IA on July 11, 2006

This vehicle turns heads! This is not your father's station wagon!Everywhere we go people have to take a second look. The ride is extremely comfortable, with lots of space for cargo and passengers. ...
This vehicle turns heads! This is not your father's station wagon!Everywhere we go people have to take a second look. The ride is extremely comfortable, with lots of space for cargo and passengers. We have hauled home improvement supplies several times. It is very quiet inside, fit and finish is great, and you feel the quality. It also has more than enough power to accelerate any time, any where.
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05 MAGNUM USED

by from lakewood ranch, fl on October 27, 2010

purchased this 05 with 40k miles. paid a reasonable price. car is fantastic with one exception. seems every dodge i have owned gets a cracked dash. come on dodge, when u gonna fix that one. the rest o...
purchased this 05 with 40k miles. paid a reasonable price. car is fantastic with one exception. seems every dodge i have owned gets a cracked dash. come on dodge, when u gonna fix that one. the rest of the car is a keeper
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