11th Jan 2006, 09:14

The Magnum is pretty quick with that little 2.7L. I went from putting regular fuel to mid-grade fuel in the tank and it really makes a difference. I still get great gas mileage and I can still run the freeway like it nothing. But would it be better to put synthetic oil in the engine or to stick with regular?

11th Mar 2006, 06:52

I just took my Magnum SE to the shop for the lock switch on the passenger's side not working. I have 25844 miles on my car now and I still love it, it runs like a champ. And the one comment about switching to mid-grade fuel, genius, it works a lot better and moves a lot quicker with that tiny change.

5th Sep 2006, 21:53

"...so they can turn a huge profit replacing engines."

That makes no economical sense whatsoever.

6th Sep 2006, 18:13

Supply and Demand - When demand is high and supply is low, prices are high. When supply is high and demand is low, prices go down. Its the first principles of economics. There is a high demand for 2.7 engines, and not enough supply. This is why Chrysler can inflate the prices to whatever they want, because they know people have no other market to turn to, other than their own.

12th Dec 2006, 20:35

I now have 43000 Miles on my 2005 Magnum SE and I have had problems recently with the driver's side rear window shorting out and not working temporarily. It works every once in a while, but it cuts out often. I still have lots of fun in the car, but its only the problem with the drivers side rear window.

14th Feb 2007, 15:35

Hey everyone, it's me again, the original owner of the Magnum SE. I'm here to report that at 46908 miles this morning at around 5am est. my heater core went out. It has not been fixed yet, but it is estimated that this will cost me close to $500.00. Overall, except for this problem, it has still been a decent car.

3rd Mar 2007, 20:37

OK everyone its me again. the dealership gave me the wrong quote for my 05 magnum on the heater core. its only 140.00 and the labor will bring it up to 300.00. I was quoted for the 06 magnum. anyway, the problem went away, but I would strongly recommend keeping an eye on your cooling systems. good luck.

30th Apr 2007, 08:25

Three major things to do to prolong engine lifeā€¦

1. Clean/change oil and filter every 3 months or 3k.

2. Let the engine warm up for at least 1/2 to 3/4 of a minute before placing the car in drive and pressing the pedal. Avoid short trips.

3. Use a block heater whenever possible below zero.

If you do these three things the odds of losing an engine drop dramatically.

26th Aug 2007, 14:50

I have a 2005 Magnum (5.7L) and the driver's side rear window also had intermittent problems. It would not come down from time to time. Sometimes this would last a couple of days and sometimes only a couple of minutes. It was hard to get it to the dealer when it wasn't working. On my third trip there, they replaced the motor and I haven't had the problem again (about a year now).

3rd Jul 2008, 23:04

Hey, original owner of the Dodge Magnum here! Bad news and good news.

Bad - The car is gone! It got wrecked on 6-22-08 :(

Good - the airbag did deploy and the frame held its structure and integrity throughout the body (except the front end LOL). I was very pleased that the seat belt didn't rip into my chest or shoulder; it had tiny ratchets to catch the seat belt from going forward, and the airbag wasn't overly huge where your hands would smack against the glass or blow your face back.

If you wish to see the car, go to www.youtube.com and type my name (juusouken) in the search bar. Hope you'll find this helpful in buying this car.

20th Sep 2008, 17:12

Having owned a 2.7 in an Intrepid I disagree. Great motor... change the oil they last forever. Look how many very high mileage Intrepids are out their... most all of them are 2.7 motors... it costs a lot because it's a very high tech motor... do some extensive research you'll find fewer motors perform better, they may be smoother and sound nicer, but few perform better for the displacement.

13th Nov 2015, 00:33

218,000 miles and still kicking, but my heater doesn't work.

13th Nov 2015, 17:02

So Chrysler intentionally designed the 2.7 liter engines to sludge up so they could make a killing selling replacement engines?

Utterly ridiculous.