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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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What Model magnum will you buy???

I'm not to sure if I'd even consider buying a magnum I'll have to wait until i see one in person ,but if I do buy one I'd get the SXT w/the 3.5 because I don't need a hemi because one gas prices here in new england are very high and twothe cost..now the color I like the black but it probally would get all scratched up easily so maybe silver...who knows and it will have to be AWD RWD is pretty useless here in the north east...
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 08:11 PM
 
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Most likely SXT. But since I still get the employee discount...maybe the R/T.
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the hemi probably doesnt cost much more....its only like $895 for the durango and ram....not bad for the performance gains youll get with it
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Actually, it is $4K over the SXT model. Its only available in the R/T model (which comes with all sorts of goodies on top of the SXT)
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wow..there goes my reasoning..lol
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Well, being that the R/T is the ONLY model with the HEMI, the R/T is also the ONLY model with a Mercedes 5-speed automatic with Autostick. The SE and SXT use an Ultradrive 4-speed automatic.

I have seen this in person, sat in them, played around with them. The only thing I haven't done was drive one. Needless to say, I'm in love. The R/T is the only way to go for me. However, I'm holding out for the SRT-8.
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btw...I have a feeling the SXT will be the best seller of the bunch. Based on the few replies to this thread so far, I think I'm correct.
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FYI: The SXT with AWD will have the Merc 5 speed tranny. (Or so has been posted elsewhere.)
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Does anyone know for sure that the AWD 3.5 engine version will have the 5 speed auto? I would consider any engine (incl the 2.7) if it has the 5 sp auto behind it. Prefferably the 3.5 with RWD and traction control.
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none, they suck.
Why would one rule out the hemi, when it gets the same mileage as the 3.5.
Come on the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 has a five speed automatic and its 2.7 V6makes 185 hp and 184 ft-lbs
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Do you think that the hemi's fuel economy might (I realize it has cylinder deactivation) be partially due to a strong non parasitic 5 speed automatic?
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Probably due to a low stall speed torque converter, lockup in 3rd, 4th and 5th gear. Also MB has continous torque converter clutch slip (up to 2000 rpm I think)

Here is a nice flash of the 5 speed automatic of the Subaru Legacy, Infiniti G35, Q45, M45, Titan, Qx56, pathfinder armada, 350Z, FXx5

http://www.subaru-global.com/lineup/...egacy_special/
Click on Symmetric AWD
Then transmission
Then the 5 speed automatic pop-up

Edit: Overdrive sucks in terms of efficiency.
Got to love 4th gear 1:1 How many gear meshes? 0.

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none, they suck.
Why would one rule out the hemi, when it gets the same mileage as the 3.5.
Come on the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 has a five speed automatic and its 2.7 V6makes 185 hp and 184 ft-lbs
I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure the 3.5 and the hemi do not get the same gas mileage...I think w/ the hemi you are talking 13 mpg or something like that... the 3.5 gets 17 city, low 20's highway...
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I thought it went a little something like this.
17/23 hemi without the MDD
18/25 with
3.5 18/25
2.7 19/26
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from the Dodge site they state only the R/T will have the 5 spd maybe the awd will...the se weighs 3852,the sxt,3891 and the R/T 4120..so IMO there is no way the R/T w/ the hemi will get 17/23 or 18/25...I think when someone other than Chrysler tests these cars you'll see maybe just maybe the best w/ the hemi will be 17mpg.... hell my brother has a ram 1500 w/ a hemi and I know it weighs like 6000 lbs but still the best he gets is about 13mpg...
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