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Well I did it...I traded in my inferno red '05 Hemi Mag and a '91 LandCruiser (with serious engine knock) for a inferno red SLT Nitro.

I miss my beautiful Magnum it was truely a really fine machine that was darn fast and got great gas mileage for what it was...However...
In the snow it was really dangerous with the wide tires & wagon weight distribution..I mean scarey!
But you know what, this SLT Nitro has more features than the RT Magnum, The tire pressure monitors, improved steering wheel button controls, the auto dim rear view mirror, more cubby holes to stick stuff in more basic upper torso openess.. better rear visibility.. And another thing, the Mag had the light leather.. I was always paranoid about the kid and wife spilling stuff on it..I've lost that paranoia with the Nitro, and also to a degree, the Nitro handles better, The Mag kind of wallowed in turns, not the Nitro.
But for high speed cruising...who could beat the Mag. The Mag was a fine vehicle when I bought it while living in Naples Florida..If I still lived there I would never considered a Nitro. But here in Colorado..It just can't cut it. Dodge makes fine vehicles now days, and this Nitro is more refined feature wise than the '05 Mag, two years does make for improvements.
Gotta love this Nitro, One other thing, It came with the Sirius radio..never would have considered it normaly, with the free year service it was a no brainer, Yes now I'm a believer (listening to the Cowboys beat the Colts while running errands and flipping up one channel and getting all the latest scores)..very neat indeed..... Sorry for the long and windy, I guess just my way of officially parting with the Magnum.:(:eek::)....
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Yes you were on the Magnum forum..Nice hearing from you again...So you traded " Maggie for a Charger???" I don't think I would have done that ...Magums are in a class by themselves and I will never sell them short as a true performance car that if driven properly could get 23+ mpg and yet if you step on it would be up to 120 in the blink of the eye..unique, and the one I had will be missed. however.......
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I like the interior of the Magnum, but just can't get by the fact that it looks like a station wagon to me. Brings back too many scary memories of family outings in the Vista Cruiser, being the youngest and stuck in the rear facing seat sucking exhaust! The storage of the Nitro makes it better for my purposes too, speed isn't everything, these days I have to haul more than just a$$!
 

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Hey, I'll take that over flannel shirts, greasy hair and grunge any day!

Also, it's better than parachute pants:shakehead: and big hair.:eek:ld:

Jr. High and Highschool in the 80's was horrible, bad music, bad clothes, bad attidues. Mid to late 80's was better with the return of Aerosmith, Roger Waters, Robert Plant and The Who, but 70's rock will always be the best rock, too bad people choose to remember the 70's more for disco.

Oh, and I think we've made this apply: :threadjacked:

Here are some lesser known blasts from the past that made great music:
Sweet (ballroom blitz, little willie); Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Cover of the Rolling Stone, Freakers Ball); Trooper (Raise a little Hell); The Trogs (everyone knows the song though, Wild Thing, some of their other stuff was good too); Mountain (Mississippi Queen); The Guess Who (too many to name); Three Dog Night (They don't have a bad song); BTO (You ain't seen nothin' yet); Foghat (slow ride); Free (all right now, Paul Rodgers was the lead singer before Bad Company. He is now singing on tour with Queen); The Hollies (long cool woman in a black dress...man I love the Hollies). Anything by Cream (Eric Clapton was their singer/lead guitar, when you listen, remember they did it all with only three members)

Do yourself a favor and rent Dazed and Confused. Great movie with some of the best music ever. This movie put Matthew McConoughey (or however you spell it) on the map.

Enough of memory lane....
 
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