Used Car of the Day: 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is a hot-rod wagon for a reasonable price.

For just under 6 grand -- $5,900 to be exact -- you can take home this 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8.

The seller claims it's in good condition, even with 155,000 miles on the clock.

He or she says it was never raced, but there is one yellow flag -- the dealer replaced the "bottom half" of the motor after the crank warped. That happened almost 100,000 miles ago at 56K.

Football fans, take note -- the original Monroney apparently says the car was built for ex-NFL wide receiver Santana Moss. We obviously can't verify that, and we're not even sure it matters, but Moss was playing with the Washington NFL franchise during that time and the car is for sale in Virginia.

Click here to check it out.

[Image: 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 He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and 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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  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Apr 21, 2023

    In theory I like these vehicles. In practice when driving in one, I felt like I was in a 'submarine' as the greenhouse seemed so low. Perhaps now I might feel different as so many vehicles now have limited visibility and similarly low rooflines?

  • Add Lightness Add Lightness on Apr 21, 2023

    I always liked the lines and packaging of these but there were 2 major problems.

    1. Chryco c**p
    2. Only came with 2 pedals.
  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys on Apr 21, 2023

    poppin bottles with apple bottom jeans in the magnum, eating a salad made of peat moss and sphagnum

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 21, 2023

    I think these were cool cars. The fact that they didn't sell well shows that the reminiscing about station wagons was just a long ago fading dream of childhood.

    • SPPPP SPPPP on Apr 25, 2023

      I think there was more to it than that. This is really not the most "wagony" wagon. It's a very specific interpretation of a "muscle wagon", a thing which never really existed in great numbers at any point. The wagon utility of these is compromised by the styling. And the 300 platform had some issues (visibility being one) and the long roof didn't help that. Oh, and it's a Dodge, which doesn't tickle the "practicality bone" the way the Toyota or Honda brand does. So I think it was a combination of issues.