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JJKessel writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum XE Review
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4

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Solid build, parts you can get from parts store are cheap.

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Gas Mileage, some parts hard to find.

JJKessel
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Good Classic — Good solid car, has the 318 V8, in my opinion one of dodge's better engines. Roomy, I wanted an old cruiser, and this car is perfect for that. The GT is what you want if you want more power and more of a muscle car look. I like it because its a great car to cruise in on the weekend's and I plan to pass this car down to one of my sons.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ez10jr writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum GT Review
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5

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Looks nice, handles and rides great, very comfortable to drive, especially on a sunny day with the T Tops off

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Weather stripping in the T Roofs starting to go and finding replacement weather stripping is becoming a major concern.

ez10jr
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My Baby — Bought this car off the car lot in 1979 and have had it ever since. Love the looks and ride of this car, handles and rides very smoothly. Would have a hard time parting with this car if it came down to it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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geoffreyxe writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum Review
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Rare! Muscle Car Image! Bold Looks! Easy to find drive train parts! 1970's Classic!

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Hard to find exterior and interior parts, Hard to find a Magnum period!

geoffreyxe
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The Original Dodge Magnum — Has to be the “best looking” Magnum on the road today. Don't know why Dodge makes no reference to this Magnum when advertising the new Magnum. Kyle Petty made a name for himself early on while driving a Magnum. Dodge sold over 80K of these classics in two years while there was a fuel crisis going on. Not bad really. Search this car online and you will see what all the fuss is about. Plus, this Classic Magnum came with many different exterior and interior color choices making some real eye catching combinations. Cars today are not offered this way. The interior colors of today are gray, black, and tan. Boring!

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

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Magnumguy360 writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum Review
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5

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Already stated___Great Car

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Slow steering ratio_should be much faster for big car

Magnumguy360
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Overall Excellent Value For The Cost. Wish I Had Bought 2 Of Them!!! — Best car I've ever had, Ultra dependable and best riding on the open highway. Great performance for a smog ridden 360-4bbl V8. Probably the best styled car for its era with the cord grill and covered lights, raised/sculpted side panels. Inside—full instrumentation was included, not just a bunch of idiot lights which really gave it full interactivity with the driver.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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XS22L9R writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum Review
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It's a black GT E58 with T-tops, It's different, it's rare, most people have never even seen one before!

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The only thing bad is the factory horse power, only 265gross horsepower, but very easy fix!!

XS22L9R
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1979 Black Magnum Xe/gt E58 With T-tops - — Been collecting these car since they were made! One of my friends had a Red/White GT (E58)t-top Magnum new back in 1979. He let me drive it and I fell in love with it! I now own a multitude of Magnum's and 300's. Best build B Body made. Think about it, it's the last year of the B's

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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XS22L9R writes:
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Rare Triple black combo / Gets looks everywhere I go!

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Triple black / keeping it clean!

XS22L9R
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1979 Triple Black Magnum Xe 360ci 4bbl With Power Moonroof — This is my favorite Magnum, just wish it would have had the GT package also. It has one very rare option you don't see on many Magnums, Opera lights? Normally see those on Cordoba's not Magnums. It now has most of the GT options added and a custom digital dash. Less than 15,000miles on the odometer. Paid $65.00 for it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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XS22L9R writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum Review
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It's a Magnum GT E58 w/T-tops, It's different, it's rare, most people have never even seen one before!

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This one has a salvage title :(

XS22L9R
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1979 Red Magnum Gt E58 With T-tops — STOCK PHOTO - For years now I've been buying up most every 79 Magnum XE or GT that I've come across-ed. If it has some rare options, I want it! Right now I'm sitting on 8 of them plus one 1979 Chrysler 300.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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RandyNBama writes:
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Keep These Classics Alive Very Good Automobile

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I need Parts Car Contact me rds2366@hotmail.com

RandyNBama
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Will Never Be For Sale Will Continue To Keep This Car Running And Driveable — There is nothing i dont like about this car, It is a head turner and its not everday you pull up beside one at a redlight. And if you do dont try it cause they are pretty Fast!!!! I need a parts car contact me at rds2366@hotmail.com

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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choward writes:
1979 Dodge Magnum Review
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5

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Today's gearheads don't know what the car is; unmistakably styled vented front nose; son of the Charger was produced too late in a difficult decade!

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None.  Loved it since I saw it when I was 15 yrs old.  I am now 48!

choward
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Unmatched Style Never Achieved The Fame It Should; — I have owned my '79 Magnum since 1980. It was a GT Package w/ 318cid. White with Red stripe. It now has a 1968 440cid, 727 trans w/ 3:78 rearend. Driven daily to college, now has 72K original miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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carazy1 writes:
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Classy, stylish looks, performance

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Sloppy factory back then

carazy1
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Fantastic Car, Turns Heads.......once The Bugs Were Fixed.loved It!!! — Bought mine new with 79 miles. Loved the car, drove great. Great performance and handling overall. 1st generation lock up torque convertor burned up two trannys though. Also, had brake issues from the factory. One of the coolest looking cars I've ever owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dare To Be Different By 78magnum

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