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Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:31 pm

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DODGE DART MAKES COMEBACK
Dodge is teasing us with its new-from-the-ground-up replacement for the Caliber, and its digging up an old name from the past, the Dodge Dart. This 2013 C-segment model is built on a modified version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The car gets a new lineup of engines including a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo as well as a couple of Chrysler’s “Tigershark” four-cylinders. Three transmissions will be offered. We can assume that means manual, automatic and dual-clutch. Like the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus, the Dodge Dart will be built in the good ole’ U.S. of A at Chrysler’s Belvidere, Illinois plant.

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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:26 pm

Rumor on ttac has it that this little beast is going to have a 9 speed dual clutch something or other. Wouldn't this thing spend more time confused than in a decent gear?
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:39 pm

Rumors can get all mixed up sometimes.

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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby theholycow » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:05 am

The 3 transmissions:
3 speed slushbox
9 speed dual clutch
CVT

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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby six » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:14 pm

I imagine they would be a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, or a [7|9]-speed DCT.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

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The last two players lost 200 points on that one. Please remember to answer in the form of a question.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:26 pm

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DORT?
It's been a full generation in car years since Dodge offered a compact sedan and even longer since the brand offered a truly competitive model in the segment. Considering that sedans represent about 85 percent of all retail compact-car purchases, the gap in Chrysler's lineup has been particularly glaring, the five-door hatchback Caliber notwithstanding.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012010 ... z1jSFlXHcE

http://www.dodge.com/en/2013/dart/

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"Dodge hits bull’s-eye with all-new compact car – the Dodge Dart"

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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby theholycow » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:25 pm

They've got a full gallery and specs for the Dart right on dodge.com now. Looks like a Strateon - updated Stratus styling, Neon shape, and size halfway between the two.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:48 pm

theholycow wrote:They've got a full gallery and specs for the Dart right on dodge.com now. Looks like a Strateon - updated Stratus styling, Neon shape, and size halfway between the two.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Shadow » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:15 am

I kinda like the styling...but that front end will probably look best in black.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby potownrob » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:37 am

looks like a ford focus on crack

edit: i like it
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:18 am

I like it and I believe there is a good market for it.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:08 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Rumors can get all mixed up sometimes.

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Why does this remind me of the most recent Goat?

I'm having a bit of trouble attaching a rear 3/4 shot, but that's very much what this looks like.
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Re: Spy Photo of Dodge Dart

Postby Shadow » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:46 pm

From that angle, all I see is a resemblance to the Ford Focus.
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