How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:25 pm

If I were to choose based on looks alone I'd take a Prowler. Completely impractical, but interesting to look at.
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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby tankinbeans » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:10 am

I think the one I drove, which was my friend's (he was a bit wasted and in no condition to drive), had more trouble because there was about 1000 pounds worth of passenger. I couldn't get up to 60 to save my life.

I remember when he bought it. He was scheduled to look at a Millenia the next day, but decided he couldn't wait and had to get the car NAO. I think he should have waited, but alas he didn't.

He sent the Neon to the scrapyard. Then he sent a Prism to the scrapyard. After that was a LeSabre and now he's on his way to sending a Century to the scrapyard. All of these rigs were in decent shape when he started driving then, bit he has a habit of not even trying to keep up on them.
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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby Teamwork » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:56 am

I'm reviving this- anyone hear literally days ago for the mid (late) cycle refresh the updates? They are pretty much discounting all of the trims even further- you could probably walk out with a "GT sport" at 23k which is a pretty well equipped car. The curb weight on this thing makes it a pig though... it weighs close to or as much as some mid size sedans wow.

I've been seeing a ton of these things on Long Island. My old manager even had one (he buys vehicles on the basis of cheap so) but he was in his 50's... mostly the demographic when I peak in are young teens though both male and female. If you need a first or first new car and want a lot of bang for buck this is pretty enticing at this point.

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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby theholycow » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:03 am

Teamwork wrote:you could probably walk out with a "GT sport" at 23k which is a pretty well equipped car. The curb weight on this thing makes it a pig though... it weighs close to or as much as some mid size sedans wow.

If it weighs that much then it may be wise to drive it out instead of walking out, lest you hurt your back.
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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby Teamwork » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:16 am

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Teamwork wrote:you could probably walk out with a "GT sport" at 23k which is a pretty well equipped car. The curb weight on this thing makes it a pig though... it weighs close to or as much as some mid size sedans wow.

If it weighs that much then it may be wise to drive it out instead of walking out, lest you hurt your back.

Ha, I mean at the rate these things need to be incentive to sell I'd probably have it delivered not even to the dealership but right to my house in some fine line agreement. They should be happy enough I even look at it.

The first time around again back in 2012 when I was looking to lease my first car ever and get out of my 95 Corolla with 188k I remember the guy at the Dodge dealership kept telling me to wait.. that this was going to be the car that dethroned the Civic and Corolla. It definitely didn't help that the first cars that they got were like base 2.0L N/A's... I literally waited 2 weeks- test drove it, and as soon as I was done that afternoon I went straight to KIA and purchased.

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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby watkins » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 am

I get to bleed a Dart clutch this morning. Joy :x
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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:54 pm

watkins wrote:I get to bleed a Dart clutch this morning. Joy :x

I guess you'll be using that "Miller Special Tool 34589734"
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Re: How is the 1.4t and 2.4 Dodge Dart?

Postby tankinbeans » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40 pm

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watkins wrote:I get to bleed a Dart clutch this morning. Joy :x

I guess you'll be using that "Miller Special Tool 34589734"

That only works on model years 13 and 14 all the rest need part 666WTFBBQ-7.
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