2014 Dodge Dart Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We were surprised when a neighbor came running over to look at the bright orange (actually called Heather Orange) when we stopped to pick up our mail from the neighborhood postal boxes. She drives a Toyota Avalon and the Dart didn?t seem like her kind of car. “Is that the…

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Dodge Dart Rallye Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Forget all you know about the old Dodge Dart from the 60?s and 70?and disregard your experiences with compact Dodge sedans from the last 20 years. Then go to your local Dodge dealer and spend some time looking at the new Dodge Dart. Sit in it, look at the engine,…

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Heels & Wheels – Part 1

Although the number of women writing about vehicles has grown significantly during the 22 years I?ve been doing it, I estimate that we are still outnumbered 10 to 1. Three years ago a friend of mine, Christine Overstreet, decided to put together an automotive program just for women automotive writers, and that?s when Heels &…

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Test Drive: 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

Just the right mix of American sensibility and European flare. I?ll admit it, at first; I was skeptical of the Dart. Based upon an aging Alfa Romeo platform with a Fiat engine and the front fascia of an updated Dodge Neon, I figured the Dart was simply snake oil; a car composed of leftover bits,…

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Dodge Dart Cuts the Charging Cables

Chrysler is eliminating the cumbersome and unsightly power cords that clutter interiors by offer a new in-vehicle charging system for the new Dodge Dart. ?At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers? lives easier,? said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC?s service, parts and customer-care brand. ?Our…

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First Drive: Dodge Dart

By Barbara Schaffer Austin, Texas ? Driving down the main street of the town I live in southern Washington the other day I saw it parked in a vacant lot facing the street ? a 1965 Dodge Dart 2 dr. sedan.? The sign in the window read ?For Sale? with the phone number to call….

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Test Drive: 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

Dodge Fever returns with all-new 2013 Dodge Dart It seems strange that most manufacturers develop a vehicle, invest in promoting it and building a strong brand equity, only to let it slip away into extinction, and then decide to bring it back in a renewed fashion and format. Cases in point: the Chevy Camaro, Ford…

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2013 Dart Marries Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge performance

Dodge is bringing back the Dart but with cosmopolitan roots in what Dodge refer to as an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics. Created from a mix of Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge performance, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to be fuel-efficient, beautiful, agile and fun to drive.?…

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