Racing season's over so I've turned my attention to road cars. I'm looking at a Dodge Magnum wagon as a tow car for the race car. It's not bad looking (for a station wagon) and outfitted with the V8, it manages to get out of its own way.
Pricing it out at the dealer's, I was surprised by how cheap some of the electronic options were. The navigation system, trip computer, MP3 player, and other options were "only" a few hundred dollars. The last time I bought a new car, those options were either unavailable or cost upwards of $1000 each. Have the prices really come down that much or is Dodge just bombing prices on options? (Not likely, I know.)
If this is a trend, bring it on! I'm looking forward to the goodies we'll get in five years if this keeps up.
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