Comments - Rumors: Dodge Cocks Back its Magnum? Viper SRT?

Published: Jul 20, 2011
Description: To sum up Chrysler's feelings toward the recently departed Magnum, one quote from Chrysler Design Chief Ralph Gilles says it all: "That vehicle was single-handedly killed by one executive wh...
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Donzaile Hall Aug 09, 2011
I drive a 2008 dodge magnum se, and I think they should bring the car back, I was looking to work for Dodge as a designer and that was Americas Station wagon, a force like no other, bring it back and amp up the dodge to compete with the corvette zo6
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Yeah sometimes. Sometimes they don't know anything. Find a private seller. I've found some in and around Cali. Hell I traveled to Chicago to get my Camaro.
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
They know that the demand for the SRT is strong. (if we know it, they know it). I'm keeping an eye out for Vegas, since I'm only 3 hrs away. But my priority is to replace my old silverado.
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Oh that's pretty crappy. I bet you could go in there and Jew them down. Tell them you write them a check for 35k or no go. Or you could get one from another state? 50k for a used Chally is horrible.
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
Dealerships wanna mark up to 50k(OTD) for a used SRT8. Salesmen are shifty everywhere, but more so in California
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
35k is what's being advertised, but what I want to negotiate is 35k...out the door: cash.
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Eeehhhh. That's pretty spendy. Ever look at used? I've seen some that have less than 10k miles on em for about 35.
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
Yeah it's orange and the dealership wants 50k out the door
Vincent Butler Jul 21, 2011
I completely disagree with you Mike. You drove a RENTAL CAR! I had the same experience with a mustang GT, car was in terrible condition. My parents have a dodge magnum srt8. I used to drive it to school everyday, amazing car period wagon has balls
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Ahhh. Well that's cool. But I'm sure if they made another Magnum it would be awesome. Chrysler is on the right track. I'd love to see a concept. Find that Chally yet? ;)
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
Malibu (as ugly as it is)...FTW
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
A rental will give you a good idea of how much wear and tear a car can truly handle.
Mike Hawk Jul 21, 2011
Yup, Patrick. Enterprise rentals got R/Ts here in CA. But Shane, I've also rented Malibus with higher mileage, and they drove much nicer. And believe me, I think Malibus are ugly, but they are comfy.
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
@Mike thats because they were rentals. Not exactly treated with kit gloves. I know we flogged the mess out of the one we got
Ken Madison Jul 20, 2011
Jeez. Put that money into the ACR. Wagons are horrid, even the CTS V wagon
Edgar Jauregui Jul 20, 2011
My cousin has a magnum :) I actually really like the drive and they're pretty quick. Besides styling's pretty cool too
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
They have rental R/T Magnums and Chargers?
Mike Hawk Jul 20, 2011
I've always expressed my distaste for these twin cars, but never explained my reasons until now. My rental experiences ruined my view on these cars.
Mike Hawk Jul 20, 2011
I had bad experiences with the magnum and it's charger twin, from renting. They were both R/Ts. The throttle lagged and the steering was soupy. Rearvisibility was dangerously small.
Erik Ayala Jul 20, 2011
Love my magnum have and R/T
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
We rented one for a weekend, great car. Pretty quick too
Duncan Jolley Jul 20, 2011
I think the Magnum is a great car, they should bring it back.
Michael Davidson Jul 20, 2011
I love the Magnums so much, PLEASE bring it back!!!
Greg Lewis Jul 20, 2011
I wanted a magnum with the chargers front end... And by the looks of the first gens it may been an easy swap...
Michael Gallagher Jul 20, 2011
Magnum isn't a bad design at all. Not a top fav car, but it was pretty cool.
Robby Bradford Jul 20, 2011
Gilles knows what he's talking about
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
I JUST said this the other day about the Magnum. It died before it's time. Wagons are back and Dodge would be wise to make a new one.
Michael Palazzo Jul 20, 2011
if they facelift it similarly to the new Charger and give it an SRT-8 than I'm sure they could make it really cool.
Mike Botté Jul 20, 2011
I hope they bring it back. A mans car is needed instead of the population of prius's. Smhh
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
I like the magnum, we need more wagons
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
No. I want something that's gonna be reliable and easy to work on. Such as the LS series engines or the Stang engines.
Leo Di Leo Jul 21, 2011
Nice car, so is the vette, but IMO if your gonna by a sports car, you have to buy european
Etienne Surrette Jul 21, 2011
@ Jacob I agree, Vipers just look way more exotic than vettes, even the new ZR1, which I have to say is epic looking
Ken Madison Jul 21, 2011
I'm with Patrick. I've heard the ACR and ZR1, the ZR1 sounds better at idle and say, below 5000 RPMs. Over 5000 RPMs, the ACR has a nicer sound.
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Yeah but when I see a ZR1 I immediately crap my pants and then throw my crap pants on the nearest Prius I can find. Viper and Vette are both amazing machines. I'm just glad they are both American.
Jacob McCord Jul 21, 2011
I'd choose the viper over a vette. you see so many Vettes on the road. when you see one u look at it for what, about 3 seconds? but you see a viper pass by u look at it till u can't see it.
Alan Skorepa Jul 20, 2011
Vipers are a lot better than vettes. Not always performance wise but just style. Plus there are way too many corvettes out there
Ken Madison Jul 20, 2011
Damn. Tough choice. Now that the new ZR1 set a 7:19 around the ring I'd have to take the ZR1. But before that I would have taken the ACR.
Chris Penza Jul 20, 2011
The acr is legal but it's a lot rarer than the srt-1p
Michael Palazzo Jul 20, 2011
I think the ACR is more exclusive and more of a head turner than the ZR1 but I love em both too!
Drew J. Kleyweg Jul 20, 2011
yeah thats right patrick. i forgot there was another version :-P but id say the viper is definately way more hardcore than the vette
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
Exactly Micheal. And shouldn't there be a picture of a Magnum here anyway?
Michael Davidson Jul 20, 2011
Why don't everyone stop arguing about the corvette and viper, this is all about dodge right now, not chevy
Greg Lewis Jul 20, 2011
Neither... I can't afford either! Lol I do have to agree that vettes are a dime a dozen on the road (mainly cause the viper and gt40 got the axe)
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
Viper ACR-X is the one that isn't street legal I believe. I love both.
Michael Palazzo Jul 20, 2011
the Viper ACR is 100% street legal, I know someone that drives his daily.
Drew J. Kleyweg Jul 20, 2011
make it easy take the top viper vs the top vette, acr vs. zr1 that choice is obvious even though the viper isnt street legal
Shawn Griffith Jul 20, 2011
Prefer the Viper, myself. Since I live in Kentucky, you see Corvettes on the road as much as you do V6 Mustangs.
Peter Bruschi Jul 20, 2011
got ur back dude, viper doesnt have a chance
Description: The popular station wagon, according to Wheels, could return sooner rather than later. Gilles, being interviewed at Willow Springs Raceway during a Chrysler event introducing high performance SRT vers...
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Andy Kleschick Jul 21, 2011
That's what I'm talkin about!! New charger, oh yeah!!!
Sean Hisel Jul 20, 2011
The back is amazing. The front isn't so good, though.
Aj TheDark Artist Jul 20, 2011
The back is gorgeous. Straight 70's.
Chris Penza Jul 20, 2011
Screw the charger the front is better now but the back is hideous
Description: The Dodge Magnum was also a big hit in Europe and Australia as well. The wagon was dubbed the Chrysler 300 Touring and used a front end taken straight from the 300C.
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Chris Penza Jul 20, 2011
I agree but i'm not a big fan of the headlights on the new ones
Paul Paxton Beausejour Jul 20, 2011
I would love to see that 300 wagon. Just like Chip Foose did on Overhaulin'. Always loved the Magnum but that front end of the 300 is just sweet!!!!
Etienne Surrette Jul 25, 2011
The viper isn't exactly know for it's interior
Vincent Butler Jul 21, 2011
Interior looks like it could be in 80's car
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Well depends on my money situation. If I have tons of money I'll have a supercharged LS3, Corsa pace system exhaust, C6 Z06 brakes, ZR1 hypersilver wheels, ZR1 gears, hooker long tubes, cam/heads, badass fuel system, and some cosmetic stuff.
Ken Madison Jul 21, 2011
Make sure you get a 04, they are a good deal better than the other years of the C4. Any plans on how you are going to nod your C5? *I'm waiting to welcome you to the owners club
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Yeah I get a Corvette parts magazine every month and circle the stuff I want for my Vette even though I don't have it yet haha. A millennium yellow C5 Z06 would be ideal. I'm gonna build my version of a C6 ZR1 with my C5 Z06. It's gonna be great.
Ken Madison Jul 21, 2011
That car will always hold a special place in my heart. Too bad some retard in his Celica was trying to race me and lost control and messed up the whole right side taking off. Ugh. I didn't even race. First day I was back home too that rotation.
Ken Madison Jul 21, 2011
I miss the flip up head lights. I remember when I got my 04 corvette.... In 04. I felt like a boss. First thing I did was swap the headers, throw on a 3 inch exhaust system without mufflers, and put on a ram air. I ran US42. Memories.
Patrick Schalk Jul 21, 2011
Yeah I honestly like the GTR a lot. But I don't like all the computers and stuff. I will have a C5 Z06 in a few years. I think they are one of the coolest cars ever. I love the way they look.
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
I didn't say anything about the GTR? I like the GTR but would take a Z06 over it every time.
Ken Madison Jul 20, 2011
What's wrong is the whole car is a big computer, and it still gets beaten by cars like the ACR and ZR1.
Chris Penza Jul 20, 2011
Patrick what is wrong with the gtr? There's no real manual but it's still a great car
Josh Sutton Jul 20, 2011
Keeps you from forgetting what car you're in.
Andy Arana Jul 20, 2011
Keeping it simple, that's all it needs!
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
That's all business boys. No bells and whistles here.
Danny Scott Jul 20, 2011
Nice car.. Interior is unrefined though for the price they as for these things..
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
This car eats yuppies. When yuppies see this car coming they turn and run for cover
Greg Lewis Jul 20, 2011
But how will the yuppies drive them?
Shane Carroll Jul 20, 2011
Just as long as they keep it a stick shift
Jeff DeJaegher Jun 01, 2013
I love snakeskin green
Etienne Surrette Jul 21, 2011
@ Chris Yeah, saw a red viper srt10 yesterday, and it looked epic
Chris Penza Jul 20, 2011
Red please. I saw one last week that was red with black stripes and weird pinstripes that killed it. I also saw a yellow gts convertible that day
Josh Sutton Jul 20, 2011
I'm not a huge fan of this color- black or silver.