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New Dodge Dart

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by myname150, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Feb 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    myname150

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  2. Feb 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    The Dart badge should never be on a 4cyl anything...
     
  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Considering for most of the original Dodge Darts lifespan the stardard engine was a 170 ci 2.8L slant six, I see nothing wrong with a I4.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    At least it'll replace the caliber

    I like it!
     
  5. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    It's kinda like the Charger, its not that its a bad car... it's just not a Charger, and this is NOT a Dart. Its a neon with a new body and a Dart badge slapped on in order to bring in a few more fan boy sales.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Your right ruger it is certainly not like one of these.

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  7. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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  8. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Dart:



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    Re-badged Neon:

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    See where I'm going here?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    Perhaps Dodge thinks if they made it like the old Dart it might detract sales from the challenger :notsure:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    What I pictured was what 95% of Darts looked like, hardly the untarnished name that you are pretending is held high by the Mopar faithful.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    Im more of a swinger fan...
     
  12. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    I think it looks good. Should be very competitive in the segment. Not sure why everyone is getting bent out of shape about the name. As mentioned, the Dart was originally just a small comuter car with anemic engines that later spawned some higher performance stuff. That's all that people remember in these situations and not what the car really was at the core. Frankly calling it a Neon would be a terrible move since even though they sold lots of them it was a garbage car. Why use a nameplate from a shit car on a new vehicle that actually has a good chance in doing well in a segment that's very competitive these days.

    Besides, it's most likely going to spawn an SRT variant close to 300hp. Sure, FWD, but should still be a fun car.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    Looks like the first good small car dodge has made in a long long time... if ever. Makes sense I guess as it's actually an alfa.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    More like the Dodge Fart.

    Shitty...
     
  15. Feb 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    I don't understand what the hype is bringing back the old car names? I think it takes away from the originals.
    Hey Dodge, think of something new!
    Like Ruger said...Neon with a new name
     
  16. Feb 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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  17. Feb 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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  18. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Alright, what I'm really interested in is this. All of you who think the new dodge dart is stupid, why? Do you not realize that no cars made today are at all like the ones made in the 50's and 60's?
     
  19. Feb 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM
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    I think most cars today are better than the 50's and 60's. Nowadays your getting twice as much horsepower from engines half the size. Hell even the new 6 banger Camaros and Mustangs are getting a little over 300 hp.

    Some of the syling was better back in the day, and nothing is as good as the first, but overall im happy with detroit.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    A friend of mine`s 1st car back in high school was a Dart

    He had some Jensen 6x9s in the rear deck, he thought he a sweet setup LOL

    I still pick at him today about that old Dart :D
     
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