2007 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L from North America
Still love the look
Brake rotors replaced at about 50000 kilometers as they had warped.
I traded my '97 T-bird off on this car. I wanted something that was capable of carrying larger items if needed, without having to get an SUV or a pickup. Admittedly I was a bit skeptical about buying Dodge, but with the 7 year/ 100000 mile warranty I figured what the heck.
So far the car has been a pleasure and 100% trouble free, save the brake rotors. Still on the original pads with 70% left on the front, 80% on the rear.
The 3.5 L engine is smooth and capable. While not neck snapping off the line, it has lots of power when needed for passing, and has no trouble maintaining speed while climbing steep hills.
The ride is quiet, firm yet smooth. Seats in the front and rear are comfortable, with plenty of leg room. Although there are seat belts for three in the back, this car is really suited for four people instead of five as the high drive shaft tunnel makes for uncomfortable seating for anyone sitting in the middle of the back seat.
The interior is a bit plain with the use of plastics, but then my T-bird wasn't much better.
Fuel economy on the highway is good, over 30 MPG, but bad in the city (as expected).
Hard to back up. The high rear seat headrests and small rear windows, combined with the wide pillar, makes it hard to see out the back.
Factory radio is weak and tinny. Radio reception could be better on FM. I suspect the antennae built into the rear window is at fault.
I want to change the spark plugs but don't know how with the engine design. Chrysler recommends to change at 160000K. I don't want to wait that long. Fortunately the dealer service shop is excellent, unlike others, they won't try to sell me grease for my muffler bearings.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2011