Comments - Least Boring Family Cars: Dodge Magnum SRT8

Published: Aug 01, 2012
Description: An American station wagon for an era when Americans bought very few station wagons. The Dodge Magnum was always a longshot, but it was still a vehicle with fiercely dedicated fans, and when Dodge gave...
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Erik Ayala Aug 02, 2012
love my 05 r/t thinking engine swap soon
Miguel Jimenez Aug 02, 2012
@Paul it's still a family car, and correct me if I'm wrong but this series is called least boring family cars?
Paul Lissona Aug 01, 2012
Trailblazer is an suv if you wanna be all correct, but yah Ik what you mean.
Miguel Jimenez Aug 01, 2012
I hope to see the Trailblazer SS in this series CarBuzz.
Flymcbean Aug 01, 2012
Matt, ugly is your opinion but don't call it little. This things are beasts.
Mike Ulickey Aug 01, 2012
The title says "least boring". And these were nice wagons when they were out. An srt8 would always catch my eye if I saw one.
Jinsung Kim Aug 01, 2012
Can't agree with 'Boring' family car, it might sold less but it was never boring.
Vincent R Butler Aug 01, 2012
I used to drive the 08 srt8 magnum. It's sitting under my parents garage covered. Only 12k miles on it. It had the dodge costume paint job on it. It's like a blue color. I don't know the but man the color is amazing on it
chikenbag Aug 01, 2012
@patrick- i concur with your poopy pants statement. i miss the mag. charger updates would look so awesome on this beast.
Arick Voigt Aug 01, 2012
Yes! "The 2014 Magnum 392" has a brilliant ring to it.
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
A 392 SRT8 Magnum would make me poop in my pants. I'd buy one.
Arick Voigt Aug 01, 2012
I have an '06 R/T and I love it! Though I should have bought the SRT-8! I hope they revive it. You see more and more wagons every day. Imagine the new Charger, turned wagon... yes.
Matt Piccolo Aug 01, 2012
I've always thought these were ugly little things, the charger of the same time looks way better to me...
Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
Loved these cars! It's a shame they killed them off. But maybe we'll be lucky someday soon.... :)
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
Yeah boi! I want one of these. There are some REALLY nice ones on the Internet.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
With Dodge's newfound partner, interior quality would be a whole lot better if done again.
Logan LeMonnier Aug 01, 2012
@ty 6 years ago my parents almost bought one. Hated it.
Ty Piper Aug 01, 2012
apparently I'm the only one who doesn't like em? and my friend said that when he rented one the interior was super uncomfortable.....
Zachary Maurer Aug 01, 2012
I loved the last updated magnum, I thought the old ones had bug eye lights, but I always wanted one, cause no one had one
Jason Davis Aug 01, 2012
i love and loved these. They were agressive family cars. closest niw is my SS Trailblazer.
Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
Just looks right. The early SRT8's looked even better
Description: That is, sales weren't good enough to make the Magnum economically viable for Dodge, but considering what wagon sales are like in the US, the Magnum sold pretty well when compared to the competit...
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Aj White Oct 01, 2012
The European version was literally just a Magnum with a 300 front end.
Erik Ayala Aug 02, 2012
i want a euro model there hot !! just have an 05 r/t !!!
chikenbag Aug 01, 2012
@greg- it was literally exactly the same, just with more luxury. there was a guy in my city that had his magnum converted to one. looked pretty nice actually.
Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
They made a 300 wagon in Europe. Interesting, but no magnum.
Description: Although the styling, particularly the front fascia, is different, the Magnum shares quite a bit with the first-gen European-market Chrysler 300 wagon, although the cars were built in different facto...
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Manny Irizarry Aug 01, 2012
And AWD SRT8 sound great!
Aj White Oct 01, 2012
@Colby U contradicted yourself. U say u like this body style and not the later and that it could have have a better predecessor? This is the predecessor to the one u say u hate so u really just said u hate this one.
Zachary Maurer Aug 01, 2012
@Patrick, I belive their talking about the refreshed update they did like 2 years before they killed the magnum off
Cory Allen Aug 01, 2012
I have always wanted one of these!
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
Wait, new one? Where can I find a pic? Did they make a new concept?
Brian Ball Aug 01, 2012
@Colby, I think I prefer the last Magnum better, looks a lot cleaner in the front end.
Colby Church Aug 01, 2012
I like this body style better than the newest one that they made. The newer one is ugly, they could have made a better predessessor.
Miguel Jimenez Aug 01, 2012
SRT-8 Magnum's were greatly underrated.
Quinn Conner Aug 01, 2012
So carbuzz just jacked your photo? Lol
Michael Rasmusson Aug 01, 2012
Looks like u need to fix your driveway. Not a fan of wagons since the Nomad but best looking other than the CTS wagon
persianfa08 Aug 01, 2012
i'm not a fan of wagon cars but i love this
Michael Connally Aug 01, 2012
This one is sitting outside my work.
Vincent R Butler Aug 01, 2012
That one is in hibernation in my parents garage
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
You don't see these everyday, turns heads.
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
It's good looking Michael!!! You still have it? You wanna sell it?
Michael Connally Aug 01, 2012
I read carbuzz.com everyday... imagine my suprise when I scroll down and see a pic of MY magnum SRT8 sitting in my driveway. Very cool!
Logan LeMonnier Aug 01, 2012
These are strange because whenever I see one parked it's looks ok but it looks ugly when driving down the road
Devin Babyn Aug 01, 2012
This color is what made me fall in love with these. So damn menacing and bad ass
John Serely Aug 01, 2012
This thing is awesome!
Extremis Colson Aug 01, 2012
make it a regular srt8 charger and is be happy.
Matt Piccolo Aug 01, 2012
Station wagons just aren't my thing, id never drive one... I'd much rather a charger over this
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
This is freakin sweet. Me wants.
Aj White Oct 01, 2012
I can't see how everyone likes the cts wagon. It's hideous!!! Take this over it any day.
Jackson Bond Aug 02, 2012
That thing is mean, it's deffinatly the one to buy, it has an excuse to have four doors unlike the charger, and the extra space and better looks of a wagon
Lance Boudreaux Aug 01, 2012
That little bitch I sick
persianfa08 Aug 01, 2012
it have a better look of mercedes E wagon !!!!!
Brendan Bell Aug 01, 2012
I love everything about this one I wish they didn't discontinue ot
Zaire Wilkins Aug 01, 2012
this was the only modern wagon i ever liked. The CTS-V wagon took its spot
Nick Schnee Aug 01, 2012
I still can't comprehend why everyone is so excited about wagons... must ugly cars ever made.
Jonny Shaw Aug 01, 2012
Mean looking sob
Brian Ball Aug 01, 2012
Out of all the SRT's, I think this is the one to find with low mileage and put it in the garage and wait...
Extremis Colson Aug 01, 2012
My boy got one, its cool and all but I wanted a charger. no station wagons for me.
jberaza Aug 01, 2012
I'm actually looking to buy one in the next few months. the srt I'd hard to find. its a shame people would rather drive shit cars like kia, etc
Colby Church Aug 01, 2012
That's pretty nice, and I'm not a fan of station wagons.
Description: Although the Magnum was essentially based off of the 300, a serious effort was made to ensure that the styling was more Dodge than Chrysler. There was a big, truck like grille, and large chrome wheels...
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Description: The Magnum SRT8 shared this engine with the SRT8 versions of its platform-mates, as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The transmission came from Mercedes-Benz, and was a five-speed automatic. Desp...
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Heng Charng Suh Aug 02, 2012
Says the cayenne turbo S, the upcoming ugly as Hell Lamborghini and Bentley SUVs?
Matt Piccolo Aug 01, 2012
@ micheal, -t what point in time did vw EVER make a high powered suv? Unless u consider the tourege or however u spell It over powered
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
That's pretty damn quick for a submarine.
Zachary Maurer Aug 01, 2012
@dylan, well considering this was faster than some muscle cars...
chikenbag Aug 01, 2012
i have to admit, I'd love an m5 estate, but like the article says, it's at least twice as much ( well that and that they weren't sold in america lolz )
Stephen Sharp Aug 01, 2012
Before i start im just gonna say im canadian not european. But the coolest wagon of all time was european it was the volvo p1800 imo
Drew Storrusten Aug 01, 2012
Muscle car to me too. And that was at michael n. lol
Drew Storrusten Aug 01, 2012
@michael, wtf are you talking about. The 1954 ford ranch wagon, Chevy nomad, PLYMOUTH VALIANT WAGON!!! A few of the best wagons America has made. This set up here is kick ass for a family mid sized wagon. This isn't an overpowered suv. And yes it is
Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
Srt8 magnum is a muscle car IMO. Chevy nomad successor! (the 70 chevelle wagon was BA too)
Michael Davidson Aug 01, 2012
Isn't it VW, Porsche, Audi, and BMW that focus on over powered SUVs??
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
You realize they don't make these anymore right? AND you don't have to be a typical European douchebag.
Michael Nascimento Aug 01, 2012
This car is terrible. The US should leave the wagons to the Europeans because they are better at it, that way they can focus over-powered SUVs and Muscle Cars.
Description: The Magnum was well received by the press, although this is far from the only time the automotive press has loved a station wagon which has sold poorly. It even made Car and Driver's Ten Best lis...
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Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
I wasn't against a wagon, but just married/baby/crap job, could afford a used 6, let alone the beast. Now if it was still in production, I may not have ended up with my challenger.
Hassaan Ahmed Aug 01, 2012
I had one but sold it cause it was not a very fuel efficient engine And bought an R8 instead 😃
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
The only thing people complained about from these were the transmissions. So if I get one I'm upgrading the tranny right off the bat. That old 5 speed from the Merc was HORRIBLE.
Description: Here was a very good wagon, the sedan forms of which both sell quite well, with a reasonable price and good looks, and Dodge just couldn't sell them. This is even more strange when you consider t...
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Zachary Maurer Aug 02, 2012
@ patrick, hahaha good one :)
Manny Irizarry Aug 01, 2012
I think cars (models) should made like they were way back in the 60s. Have a coupe, sedan, wagon. For instance it would be the Charger sedan, wagon and coupe
Manny Irizarry Aug 01, 2012
Nice one Patrick lol
Patrick Schalk Aug 01, 2012
Says like guy who likes Corollas.
Matt Piccolo Aug 01, 2012
Wagons are in no way cool! I'm sorry but they Just aren't
Drake Nailon Aug 01, 2012
I drive a 77 Chevy Caprice Classic and I have never driven a car that has gotten more attention. Wagons are cool and the magnum and CTS prove it.
Alex Smith Aug 01, 2012
Don't hate on Vista Cruisers! You could literally cruise the Vistas in one of those!
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
Wagons should come back, now that the kids of the 80s/90s (who grew up riding in uncool minivans) are starting to have families and need bigger vehicles.
Aj White Oct 01, 2012
Don't have to like it, the supercharger under the hood will make sure it stays outta your sight.
Smoophis Tha Angler Aug 01, 2012
Went to school with this guy. See he made it to CarBuzz. Good job. It's a lot of work in this car.
John Serely Aug 01, 2012
Ehh...not my style
Extremis Colson Aug 01, 2012
like the venom vs spiderman pic. but neon green rims?
boldcars Aug 01, 2012
Honest Abe you are not. lol
Greg Lewis Aug 01, 2012
Ain't gonna lie, like the rims...
Description: It'll be a tough sell to the American public, but Cadillac is aware of this, and they neither expect nor need to sell many of them. The wagon is, as a mass-market vehicle, dead in America. This i...
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Wmg Chinchilla Aug 03, 2012
It's a shame so many brands pull their wagons from American shores. Hope they have a change of heart
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Aug 01, 2012
I read online that with chryslers new-found wealth, they were interested in making a wagon niche with the magnum nameplate the same way cadillac made the CTS wagon with no hope of turning a profit, but just to have in their lineup. Fingers crosses!!!
Drew Storrusten Aug 01, 2012
HAHAHAHA!!! Man I would love to see the soccer moms all lining up, burning some rubber to get their tires nice and sticky. Then you hear little billy on the field, "oh great, mom's racing again. Can I get a ride home with you John."
Patrick Schalk Aug 02, 2012
These just didn't do well at the time because there wasn't a huge wagon market. But that's what I like about Chrysler is that they aren't scared to go out on a limb every now and then and make something different.
Patrick Schalk Aug 02, 2012
Just like the SRT8 Charger, M5, CTS-V, etc. It's doesn't compromise performance for practicality. I don't think you understand the point of this car. Plus, wagons are unique in their own right and I completely understand why people like em.
Patrick Schalk Aug 02, 2012
Michael you can get these used (SRT8) in the low 20k area. That's not really that expensive. And some people want more space for cargo and people. Of course this isn't the car that everyone would choose as a toy. It's a family vehicle with balls.
Michael Nascimento Aug 02, 2012
What I'm saying is that if someone was looking for a muscle car with a lot of power, 9/10 people wouldn't say 'I want a Magnum', they would think of the Charger, or the challenger, or the mustang. All good cars, for more or less the same price.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
And who said this was anyone's favorite wagon?
Flymcbean Aug 01, 2012
You know what else Michael, this car is an American beast.
Aaron Crisp Aug 01, 2012
Have some respect Michael. It's obvious you're not a true gear head by your ignorant comments.
Christopher Helms Aug 01, 2012
No I would choose this. Plus the 5.7 hemi isn't the biggest engine they put in these. If your really so hurt over a 5.7 hemi them you would hate the 6.1 hemi that were put in the SRT
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
Well first off, those cost way more than this, and they don't make these anymore so you gotta appreciate the value of the thing. This isn't my favorite car, by far it isn't, but its a more affordable alternative than those cars.
Michael Nascimento Aug 01, 2012
I do understand Fun. But I really don't think if I told someone, what's yor favorite muscle car. That they would answer with the dodge Magnum, same for if I asked what your favorite station wagon is, it would probably be something like the Cadillac or the Audi.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 01, 2012
That's pretty funny. Who needs a twin turbo diesel V12 in a SUV? Seriously?!?
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen Aug 01, 2012
Ahhh.... Somebody doesnt understand "fun".
Extremis Colson Aug 01, 2012
that's a lot of power I can't wait to put that in my charger!
Matt Sutton Aug 01, 2012
What an ass. Nothing like comments from the ignorant.
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
Who needs ignorance on CarBuzz? Seriously?!
Jared Oaks Aug 01, 2012
@michael You do realize that your great german wagons, Mercedes, BMW and Audi all offer V8s in wagons. Some of them are even twin-turbo. Please research before commenting
Jesus Alberto Lopez Aug 01, 2012
He sure is patrick, he sure is -___-
Michael Nascimento Aug 01, 2012
Who needs a 5.7 L V8 in a station wagon? Seriously!?
Erik Ayala Aug 02, 2012
want those seats !!!
Extremis Colson Aug 01, 2012
interior is always awesome.