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Old 4th June 2004, 21:44   #1
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I have always been an anti-wagon kinda guy. Thats of course, till I came across the Dodge Magnum. The top of the line Magnum RT is equipped with a 5700cc V8 HEMI putting out 340 horses!! But I fell in love with the looks alone.

I love the character of Dodge cars - Wide and muscular with a distinctive identity. Even the Durango rocks.

Check this mean machine out...









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That's indeed a good looking car. Yes, Dodge vehicles, especially the Trucks have a very burly look, and are good dirt machines.
Very few good looking wagons out there, Subaru Outback being my favourite !
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Hey pal, good car.

But doesn't it look more like a cross of a MG-SV from the front and the Opel Signum line-up from the rear.

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Most of the Dodge vehicles have brute looks... i like them... my first fav of the new generation was the Viper... and old... hehe dont ask.. CHARGER!!!
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One Word Definition - "Wicked"
Two Words Definition - "Dodge This!"
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Now thats what I call a mean wagon Absolutely Wicked!!!!
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Simply NICE!!!
Awesome Killer looks!
fantastic wagon.
Classic Dodge design
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Looks mean and tough. The interiors aren't bad but too much grey gets on my nerves. How about some black wood?
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And does this share any parts with any of the MB;s?

Nice car
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and the good news is it uses Merc transmission and rear suspension bits !
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Quote[/b] ]And does this share any parts with any of the MB;s?
Plenty of derived Merc chassis components. In particular, lots of hardware from the E. It's a RWD !
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The worst thing that happened to mercedes is this,
Chrysler / Dodge cars atchually using merc components,

I seriously have shivers every time i realise it's now Daimler-Chrysler...
Wonder if they wud ever split up for a brighter Mercedes future,
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Hey guys what do havee to say bout this machine??
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the front looks kinda odd....but it is ok. It will, as GTO says, take sometime getting used to.



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I like it.
It looks huge and rug-ged, but at the same time, it's got class and style.
It's long wheel base and lowish height will give it better stability at high speeds, in a straight line.

I liked the idea of having big doors and small windows. The sloping roof at the rear looks good too.

The headlights remind me of the Optra. The front grill looks ok but could have been better. I dunno what make this vehicle is but, the grill makes it look very "Chevy".

The wheels and tyres are huge and masculine but, they've maintained a relatively high profile, such that the ride quality isn't affected.

Call it a big station wagon or a long SUV, it looks fantastic.......not beautiful but, fantastic.

It'll be great to drive on the freeways but, i'm not so sure about the twisties.

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