Okay, okay....I've been lurking around this forum for a few months now, and now that I've gotten a decent bonus from work, the time has come. It's not a matter of IF...but WHEN.
So, I'm about to jump into the game of purchasing a new or used Magnum. Are there any issues or concerns that I should be aware of? (i.e. production dates to avoid, options to get aftermarket, etc.) Purchase date will be before the new year. This will be my daily driver, and I LOVE to drive.....
I'm really loving a black RT, but the constant washing/waxing every other day, will get tideous. SO, I'm thinking INFERNO! RT vs. SXT?? SO undecided.... Any thoughts from you SXT owners that might/might not regret getting the SXT versus the RT? (and vice-versa)
I know I need to check the various web-sites that have better pricing, like carsdirect, etc. before I go anywhere (dealer)
Let me know your thoughts, and any input is greatly appreciated!! Thanks all!
Well if you find a 05 model that you like it will have the 7 year warranty. The 06 only has a 3 year warranty but you can extend it if your that way inclined.
The decision between an R/T and a SXT is in your soul. If you are a guy that need head snapping HP then the R/T is proberly your car. If however you just like better than average performance but still decent gas mileage then the SXT will work for you. Its not something somebody can call for you. I'm happy with my SXT but some guys on here would turn their nose up to a 6 cylinder engine.
I have inferno red and its not as hard to keep clean as a black car but it looks dirty alot more often than a silver or other light colour.
The 06 models have all the latest firmware in the computer but the 05's can be flashed as needed at the dealer.
Oh and welcome to the forum. I'm sure somebody else will be along to add to this.
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^^ Couldnt say it better myself! :smile: ^^Originally Posted by MooNDoGGie
'05 Magnum SXT - Inferno Red
Protection, Performance, Leather Pkgs.
Boston Acoustics Pkg w/ Sirius
Although black is a bitch to keep clean, nothing looks badder than a shiney black R/T Magnum.
Except of course, a Mineral Grey Metallic Magnum... heh
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
Can't forget the INFERNO RED R/T
Last edited by Netsrac; 12-06-2005 at 01:36 PM.
I own both, the SXT & the RT. Bought the SXT first, its a good car, gets decent mph, comfortable... However, I then bought a RT....no comparison...
My advice get a RT..
2005 Midnight Blue Magnum RT
2005 Silver Magnum SXT
Magnesium Pearl is pretty clean and the most rare color I believe.
SoCalLX - " Where Southern California Car Culture Meets Modern Mopar Muscle"
2005 Magnum, Magnesium Pearl, MOPAR Cold Air Intake JBA Headers, Mids w/Cats, and Cat-Back System, Pedders sways front and back!
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, bone stock.
Just make sure its not my old r/t
Go for the R/T! Just got mine 2 weeks ago and I love it. It's a 2005, black, 20 inch cabos, lowered, with nav. Bought it with 15000 miles on it for $24000 with no regrets. No pulling to the right or tranny leaks yet. Try autotrader for some great used deals. good luck
I'll second that!Originally Posted by Chmie
I have recieved many "interested pm's" and would like them all to know I am in south Florida. For those that are in the ft. lauderdale/vero beach pipeline, anyone have a suggested dealer to go see?
Obviously the dealer is NOT my only option...Thinking more like a used 2005 RT is more in my future. The 7/70,000 is definitely a plus.
Badd_Ass- Where are you? Where did you sell your old one? and why? What was going on?
Oh...And black looks incredible! especially with tinted lights, debagged, shaved rear wiper/handle and tinted windows....Oh, and you CANT forget about new "shoes".......but NO "bling". ugh.
Last edited by monty1269; 12-06-2005 at 03:08 PM.
Dont know where this guy is but worth a shot
He wants to sell his RT.
Makers of the "Original Honeycomb" & "True SRT" grilles for your SE,SXT or RT. Custom made grilles for your SRT Magnum also.
Well don't forget about the Midnight Pearl Blue, with the right mods, looks alot beter than a Midnight Black. Must go with the RT, don't even think twice.
2005 Midnight Pearl Blue RT
You are definitely right my friend!Originally Posted by rps232
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2005 Pontiac GTO M6 GREY - SOLD
2005 Magnesium RT - SOLD