Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:03 PM
I personally loved the Magnum and came close to buying one before I bought the Challenger. I don't much care for sedans, aside from a select few. I do, however, care a great deal about wagons and coupes.
Wagons offer unlimited versatility and, especially in the case of the Magnum, just look damn cool.
I will admit that I see where the Magnum failed. It wasn't because it was a wagon, no. It was because it was first offered as a Intrepid replacement, and that was an idea doomed for failure, hence why ChryCo rushed to introduce the Charger sedan to the market. Add to the fact that it looked too closely related to the Chrysler 300 it was parked next to on dealer lots and the Magnum's fate was definitely sealed from that point. There was quite a bit of potential with the Magnum that was squandered thanks to the dunderheads from Daimler who were running the show at the time.