Used Car of the Day: 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Car enthusiasts love a hot-rod wagon, and this 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8, available for $27,000, might just fit the bill for you.


Yes, of course, it has the Hemi -- why wouldn't it? It also has other SRT8 goodies like 20-inch wheels and Brembo brakes.

There's a long list of mods, both factory and not (the car has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which didn't exist in 2006). The seller claims the airbag recall has been addressed and the car has LED head- and fog lamps, tinted front windows, and a backup camera. There's also a "tub" of original parts available.

There are about 20,100 miles on this Oregon-based car. Give it a look here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Feb 07, 2023

    Cool cars that drover pretty well, thank to the Benz bits underneath. But that interior.... Chrysler must have sourced interior materials to Lego or Mattel. I spent a week in a rented 300 Touring of this vintage, very enjoyable car to drive but the interior would have made an old Isuzu i-Mark blush. No sale at any price.

  • Olddavid Olddavid on Feb 08, 2023

    What kind of a world do we have when a 17 year old Dodge machine can bring this kind of money? My sister has had one for over ten years and it has been good to her, although it gets by with a six cylinder engine. My impression was the interior wasn't so spartan that I noticed and I did ride in the back seat and don't recall it that tight even if it was only to the grocery store. My nieces and nephews have spilled the usual milkshakes, et al, and it has gone on without smell with easily cleaned fabrics. I cannot get past that price even if it does check most of my personal boxes.

    • Flameded Flameded on Feb 28, 2023

      "What kind of a world do we have when a 17 year old Dodge machine can bring this kind of money?" A world in which the money is worth "almost" nothing. Not nothing, but pretty damn close to nothing when you look back. Sad world indeed.




  • Lou_BC "That’s expensive for a midsize pickup" All of the "offroad" midsize trucks fall in that 65k USD range. The ZR2 is probably the cheapest ( without Bison option).
  • Lou_BC There are a few in my town. They come out on sunny days. I'd rather spend $29k on a square body Chevy
  • Lou_BC I had a 2010 Ford F150 and 2010 Toyota Sienna. The F150 went through 3 sets of brakes and Sienna 2 sets. Similar mileage and 10 year span.4 sets tires on F150. Truck needed a set of rear shocks and front axle seals. The solenoid in the T-case was replaced under warranty. I replaced a "blend door motor" on heater. Sienna needed a water pump and heater blower both on warranty. One TSB then recall on spare tire cable. Has a limp mode due to an engine sensor failure. At 11 years old I had to replace clutch pack in rear diff F150. My ZR2 diesel at 55,000 km. Needs new tires. Duratrac's worn and chewed up. Needed front end alignment (1st time ever on any truck I've owned).Rear brakes worn out. Left pads were to metal. Chevy rear brakes don't like offroad. Weird "inside out" dents in a few spots rear fenders. Typically GM can't really build an offroad truck issue. They won't warranty. Has fender-well liners. Tore off one rear shock protector. Was cheaper to order from GM warehouse through parts supplier than through Chevy dealer. Lots of squeaks and rattles. Infotainment has crashed a few times. Seat heater modual was on recall. One of those post sale retrofit.Local dealer is horrific. If my son can't service or repair it, I'll drive 120 km to the next town. 1st and last Chevy. Love the drivetrain and suspension. Fit and finish mediocre. Dealer sucks.
  • MaintenanceCosts You expect everything on Amazon and eBay to be fake, but it's a shame to see fake stuff on Summit Racing. Glad they pulled it.
  • SCE to AUX 08 Rabbit (college car, 128k miles): Everything is expensive and difficult to repair. Bought it several years ago as a favor to a friend leaving the country. I outsourced the clutch ($1200), but I did all other work. Ignition switch, all calipers, pads, rotors, A/C compressor, blower fan, cooling fan, plugs and coils, belts and tensioners, 3 flat tires (nails), and on and on.19 Ioniq EV (66k miles): 12V battery, wipers, 1 set of tires, cabin air filter, new pads and rotors at 15k miles since the factory ones wore funny, 1 qt of reduction gear oil. Insurance is cheap. It costs me nearly nothing to drive it.22 Santa Fe (22k miles): Nothing yet, except oil changes. I dread having to buy tires.
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