Dodge Revives Dart Nameplate And Puts It On A Gas Sipping Economy Car

Posted: Dec 7 2011, 1:05pm CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
 

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Naming fail.

I do not like in the least that Dodge is talking the names of the famous and powerful muscle case for the 60's and reviving them on cars that are boring and not at all like their predecessors. The Challenger turned out ok looking, but it’s a porker hampered by all the weight it has to around and is therefore beat on the track by cars like the Mustang with less power. The Charger is nothing like its former self and now Dodge is showing off pics of the coming Dart.

The Dart was one of the muscle cars that could be seen tearing up the drag strips and street races in the 60's. The Dart will be a small front-wheel drive car with a turbo four cylinder in its new version. I wish that Dodge would just pick new names; this car is all wrong for the Dart. The new Dart is also based on a Fiat vehicle so the American muscle car name goes on a foreign car to make things worse.

The Dart is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, but will be wider and longer than that car. It is set to hit showrooms in the first half of 2012 and promises 40mpg economy. The car will be formally unveiled at the Detroit auto show. I am disappoint.

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