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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:56 am

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Passt wrote:I like the US version much better. The tail lamps alone are better.
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The best thing about the US version is that it is made at Belvidere and not Communist China. Yeah Gramps, we know, we know... :roll:
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Post by bstc00 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:00 pm

From a field of 40 vehicles in every price category, the editors of WardsAuto World have selected the cabin of the 2013 Dodge Dart as one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2012.



Only vehicles with new or redesigned interiors are eligible for the award. Other winners of the Ward’s interior honor for 2012 include the Audi A7, the Infiniti JX35, and the Chrysler 300 Luxury Series, placing the value-priced Dart in some very impressive company.



“The new 2013 Dodge Dart is the first of our next-generation interiors and we are honored that WardsAuto World has chosen the Dart for their 10 Best Interiors list,” said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “We are able to give Dart customers a well-crafted, high-quality interior similar in its execution to that of the award-winning interior of the Charger and infused with exciting colors, eye-catching ambient lighting, and state-of-the-art technology.”



All 10 winners will be officially honored May 17, 2012 at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, Michigan.


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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:44 pm

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After years of incompetence and humiliation with the much-derided Dodge Neon and other models, Chrysler is desperate to reclaim its rightful share of the compact-car market.
We averaged 24 or 25. To be fair, we were on highways and country roads mostly and were trying to open up the throttle. But when I took a different model out on some local errands in Austin later, driving mostly city streets, I used a much lighter foot and didn't do much better.

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Post by Hudson_Neon » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:30 pm

wow, they were brutal!

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:13 pm

The Yahoo! reader comments made me want to puke. Are people really this stupid? :roll:
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Post by theColonel » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:20 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:The Yahoo! reader comments made me want to puke. Are people really this stupid? :roll:
^^^ don't panic ... this isn't somebody significant like Car and Driver ... nobody ever claimed that all automotive journalists are smart :twisted:
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Post by jonnymopar » Sat May 05, 2012 10:55 am

We averaged 24 or 25. To be fair, we were on highways and country roads mostly and were trying to open up the throttle. But when I took a different model out on some local errands in Austin later, driving mostly city streets, I used a much lighter foot and didn't do much better.
Wait, so flooring it on the highway and grannying it around the city gets the same gas mileage? Who knew?! Derp.
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Post by catalyst » Mon May 07, 2012 12:28 am

I kinda like the Chinese version's tail lights...
But the rest is not good.
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Post by titansxt » Mon May 07, 2012 5:16 pm

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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:08 am

dude that black guy with the bug eyed look made me :rofl: sorry...
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Post by r34neon01 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:59 am

r/tguy02 wrote:dude that black guy with the bug eyed look made me :rofl: sorry...
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 am

^ DAM, thats as silent as a car can be. i like it.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:58 am

wow, they have panels covering everything in that engine bay.... :tardbang:
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Post by orangeneon05 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:40 am

first thing to go when i get mine is the useless paneling if i can remove it with out issues.
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Wed May 09, 2012 8:49 am

Yeah, all that engine cover up crap has gotta go. it just traps in heat, not a good thing
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Post by dutch animal » Thu May 10, 2012 2:45 pm

i want thhis version of the dart !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K2pMRdXE_c

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Post by ragek23 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:12 pm

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Post by MoxHair » Mon May 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Seems like everyday for the last couple weeks I've seen Dodge Darts, some with the wrap, some with just manufacturer plates, getting on the highway near my work on their way to Alligator Alley. Must be long term test mules working out or looking for problems.

Also saw a couple Fiat 500 Abarths with manufacturer plates and barcodes on every panel (they looked like they had been to hell in back) last week.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon May 28, 2012 4:22 pm

I'm surprised that I haven't seen more around here making their way from Belvidere to KTP for ATX testing.
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Post by orangeneon05 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:00 pm

sad news i found out today is that the dart does not have lug nuts they are bolts....
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Post by jmoddes » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:25 am

will be buying a 2015 Dart SRT4 :)
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Post by orangeneon05 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:25 am

jmoddes wrote:will be buying a 2015 Dart SRT4 :)
is it AWD
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Post by jonnymopar » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:51 pm

orangeneon05 wrote:sad news i found out today is that the dart does not have lug nuts they are bolts....
I HATED that about my '88 Golf.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:59 am

call me stupid but cant you just install studs and use lugnuts then?
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:14 am

OK...stupid.


:rofl: Sorry, I had too.

The way the bolts work is that they thread into the hub. You would have to find a stud that was just the right diameter to be able to press it's splines into the threaded hole and not rotate. The shoulder thickness, length, thread size and pitch would have to be correct as well.

Not imposable to do, but I don't know if it would be worth the effort.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:26 pm

ok, so bottom line it is possible (like i thought) its just a PITA gotcha :thumbup:
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:21 pm

orangeneon05 wrote:sad news i found out today is that the dart does not have lug nuts they are bolts....
ok, so what does that mean? do you need special rims for this application or do regular rims work? I would think the only difference is mounting hardware, am i right?
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:27 pm

You are right. It shouldn't affect wheel choices, just how they mount.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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