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Amigos,

I am in a quandry about buying a new car versus keeping the 90 RRC.

The only car out there that seems to meet my needs is a Dodge Magnum being a station wagon for the dogs and luxiurous for the wife.

But then I look at the price tag for a newer car and think if I spent the same money on the RRC I'd have a car to keep me going for the next millenium.

What say you?
 

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mindless drone car from Dodge or something with a soul? :think:
 

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Thats not a bad car. He could want a Toyota. But look at it this way, you sell the RRC outright get nothing for resale, trade it in at a Dodge dealership youll get jack for it. So why not just keep the RRC as a second vehicle and enjoy it on weekends or when the Dodge is getting serviced because they wont have a loaner car program at the Dodge dealer. Save up what you would have gotten in trade for the Classic and use it as your down payment instead. One of the kids turns 16 just give them the Classic saving money then too.
 

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Good advice, Dr. Leo! I recently bought a nice, used '06 LR3 (which I love) but kept my '92 RRC for real off-roading (for which my wife will not allow me to use the LR3). The loaner car aspect it not to be discounted, if your Dodge experience will be at all similar to mine. I had a '92 Dakota 4x4 pickup, which I bought new. It went to the dealer frequently and for long stays. I replaced the Dakota with a Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 and have had much better luck with it. As I said--luck--I hope yours will be much better than mine!
 

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Granny said:
Good advice, Dr. Leo! I recently bought a nice, used '06 LR3 (which I love) but kept my '92 RRC for real off-roading (for which my wife will not allow me to use the LR3). The loaner car aspect it not to be discounted, if your Dodge experience will be at all similar to mine. I had a '92 Dakota 4x4 pickup, which I bought new. It went to the dealer frequently and for long stays. I replaced the Dakota with a Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 and have had much better luck with it. As I said--luck--I hope yours will be much better than mine!

Dodges qaulity has improved, they have their issues but so far they are working them out. My expirence with their newer models of cars have been good. But you will end up in the shop and if you trafed in the Classic you will have to pay $50 a day for a rental. So you will pay for the Classic it savings on rentals when you need a tow truck, or using it as a loaner.
 

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Hmmm,

I have a lot of spare cars for weekends, my point was that the 25K spent on the Magnum would fix a LOT of issues on the RRC and keep it on the road for a long time to come.

The 10 MPG is an issue that will become larger over time but a Magum RT won't be significantly better. As opposed to the 35 MPG Cobalt I rented last month.

That said, I bought a 66 Jaguar S Type Saloon a couple years ago with the same theory. Spend the money a new car would consume and fix up the old car to modern standards. How far do you think that's gone? Errm, Mallory Unilite so far 8~

I've pretty much talked myself out of a new car for now although I did spot a chevy trailblazer? this morning that seemed to fit my needs. If only I could stomach Government Motors.....
 

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Reguardless of how much we hate the UAW and GM being gov owned its still an Amercan company and most of those cars are still built by your fellow Americans. So buying a GM car means your keeping Americans in work. Same with Ford. Same with Chysler.


If this is a wife and kid issue no matter how nicely you restore the Jag or Classic it wont be the same for them as a new car. The trail Blazer now Traverse isn't bad comfortible and affordible, the new 2011 Explorer will be a nice ride aswell, and don't forget the 2011 Grand Cherokee. All American, nicely built, and are a small SUV/crossover. Since the UK is our buddy in the war on terror you can buy a new LR2 or LR4 for the wife and not feel bad for sending money overseas. LR had some killer interest rates going on new and preowned LR3/RRS's. So buy the wifey a nice new SUV and just keep the Classic going and don't dump a ton of money in it. The last time I heard of a RRC getting restored it was a LWB in rough shape getting a frame off and it ran right around $100,000. So dont open up that can of worms unless the checkbook is ready.
 

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For about the price of a new Magnum wagon, couldn't you get a nice, used, late-model Audi A6 Avant (wagon)? I strongly considered one instead of the LR3 but the nearest suitable one was three states away from me and buying non-California cars could be complicated here. Since they are so scarce in the used market, I surmise that those who have them are pretty pleased with them. We also considered a used Mercedes E 350 wagon with 4-matic but they are a similar story in scarcity.
 

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I would like to throw in my vote for the Nissan Titan. I have had mine since new in 2005 and have had not one problem with it in 90k miles. If you don't mind the gas issues it is a good vehicle. I will never buy a Dodge, Chrysler or Plymouth because I feel they are made like crap compared to other makes that are just a tad more expensive. My truck was 21k new with power everything and can tow 9k lbs without a problem. I have a 4 door and it can seat 7 skinny and 6 fats. It is roomier than most other trucks especially in the back seat. I would keep the Rover and get a new truck. If you have issues with the Rover, use the truck to tow it.
 

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Rockin a Titan eh? I was wondering how you were getting around when you are working on the rover! :thumb:
 

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I would like to throw in my vote for the Nissan Titan. I have had mine since new in 2005 and have had not one problem with it in 90k miles. If you don't mind the gas issues it is a good vehicle. I will never buy a Dodge, Chrysler or Plymouth because I feel they are made like crap compared to other makes that are just a tad more expensive. My truck was 21k new with power everything and can tow 9k lbs without a problem. I have a 4 door and it can seat 7 skinny and 6 fats. It is roomier than most other trucks especially in the back seat. I would keep the Rover and get a new truck. If you have issues with the Rover, use the truck to tow it.
Im sorry you drive a toy truck


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Calm down Im just picking




If he wanted a truck the new F150 is pretty **** plush. Very nice digs much better interior than any truck on the market now besides the Denali series GMC's.

But he wants a Magnum which is a station wagon, close to the crossover suvs I mention
 
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