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2013 Dodge Dart: BACK After 37 Years!
Reaganite Republican ^ | January 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/12/2012 4:03:13 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

1975: last year of Dodge Dart production prior to  replacement by the ill-fated Dodge Aspen

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As the new Chrylser starts to hit it's stride, the resurgent company has now unveiled an all-new
2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit International Auto Show with a fresh, clean look that still looks like a Mopar,
sharing a number of muscular styling cues with its big-brother, the Dodge Charger...


Pics/more at Reaganite Republican

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: autos; dart; detroit; dodge
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1 posted on 01/12/2012 4:03:23 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

2nd car I ever owned was a ‘67 Dart. It got 50 miles per quart of oil.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 4:10:54 AM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Yeah, “click here” to see more pics — and ads — one that includes a down-the-shirt pic of a young lady, where you can get more information on “mutually beneficial arrangements” with single moms and college girls.

Nice.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 4:13:36 AM PST by AnglePark
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To: catfish1957

It’s just a name. It’s like saying you are naming your son after his great grandfather.

Pretty much irrelevant, other than the press it generates, which is the whole point.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 4:19:00 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Did they bring back the 340 with the holley six pack ?


5 posted on 01/12/2012 4:21:37 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: AnglePark

Nice boobs, but that Dart is pretty ugly. My buddy had a 68 GTS Dart with a factory 383 in it. We beat a lot of the so called Super cars with that little car. Why can’t they come out with a version of the old Darts just like Ford did with the Mustang?


6 posted on 01/12/2012 4:22:01 AM PST by refermech
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To: Reaganite Republican

No slant 6 not a real dart


7 posted on 01/12/2012 4:22:01 AM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: AnglePark

Fiat by any other name,,,don’t waste the money


8 posted on 01/12/2012 4:23:50 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: AnglePark

My aplogies, AnglePark

Once I let it go through they wouldn’t take it down, and if I strip the javascript code from my page they will cancel my ad account.

That ad is supposed to be removed today, it’s not right for my site AT all


9 posted on 01/12/2012 4:25:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: scottteng

Ha ha ha, I was kind of thinking that

No Slant Six (or Super Six w/ 2 bbl carb!)
and that “chee chee chee chee” Mopar starter sound lol


10 posted on 01/12/2012 4:27:25 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Ugly, ugly dash design!

Kinda nice body style...


11 posted on 01/12/2012 4:30:08 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: newfreep
The new entry level Acura ILX looks MUCH better!


12 posted on 01/12/2012 4:32:31 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: maine yankee

My 340 was the biggest piece of junk I ever bought. Turned me to Jap/Korean cars for the last 35 years. Took it 6 times because the rear end kept tearing up. Was told I was racing it. Had 200 miles on between service calls. It finally got straightened out when the thing would stall at red lights when easing out. They messed it around for six months and finally told me “They ALL do it.” Bought the crap in July of 1977 and the T-Top handle broke the second time I took the top off. In May of 1978, I went to a junk yard to get one off a wrecked Dart because I was tired of running around with plastic and duct tape on a brand new car. Next CAR I bought was an 82 RX-7, finest sport car ever made.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 4:33:24 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

No problem, and thanks for the apology — woke me up faster than my coffee... ;-)

I’ve had these web ad folks approach me for my site, but I’ve never responded — I don’t trust them. Sites are so cheap I don’t need the ad help to pay for it, and I like regulating the “ads” I do have on my page since they all relate to the content.

If you want to make a little money from your site, though, going through these guys is about the only way to do it.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 4:33:42 AM PST by AnglePark
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To: AnglePark

That is similar to why I went from hotmail to gmail. I got tired of having to look at scantily clad women every time I checked my email. Gmail is text only.


15 posted on 01/12/2012 4:37:23 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I have a 2004 dodge Ram 1500 4x4/hemi. by the time it had 60,000 miles on it, I had replaced a U joint, upper lower control arms, a wheel hub, a brake piston, a tie rod, and the rack and pinion. The vapor extraction system is failing as well and it has started rusting at the right rear wheel well. I will NEVER buy another dodge product.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 4:38:54 AM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

There is nothing exciting about a front wheel drive car.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 4:39:43 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My first car was a 1960 Dart. Great tank, er, car ;-)


18 posted on 01/12/2012 4:40:31 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Another bland, cookie cutter enviro-crap car that sullies the name of a classic.

Just like they did with the Cougar. Yuck!

19 posted on 01/12/2012 4:41:19 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: newfreep

I wonder if you can get a Glock 9mm in that box under the seat.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 4:41:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Is that what they’re passing off as a Dodge Dart these days? Are they serious? That’s not a Dodge Dart, at all. My first car was a 1970 Plymouth Scamp - the Plymouth version of the Dart - with the slant 6 (one of the best blocks ever built) and I can truthfully say that I know Dodge Darts and this is not a Dodge Dart.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 4:44:10 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: scottteng

Bingo!


22 posted on 01/12/2012 4:44:29 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: refermech
68 GTS Dart with a factory 383 in it

One of the great semi-sleepers of its day. It was not an easy car for John Q. to shove big tires under at the time when everyone seemed to feel the need to do just that. The Dart and the 383 are still (unfairly) generally under-appreciated, which is a shame.

Mr. niteowl77

23 posted on 01/12/2012 4:44:29 AM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP elite intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I'd imagine if you showed that picture to anyone old enough, their first thought wouldn't be "hey, that looks, like a Dodge Dart!" like worked with the new Camaro and Challenger. Detroit could modernize the models and keep the classic lines, but they seem to lobotomize designers at the get-go. They could even update the AMC Gremlin:
24 posted on 01/12/2012 4:44:33 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Personally, the old Dodge Dart made me think Ford Fairlane with a better power train and suspension. The new Dart makes me think Ho Hum. I assume there is Italian styling somewhere on the exterior of the otherwise ordinary looking car. (Honestly, would it even catch your eye if it wasn’t fire engine red?)

For a modern car design with some retro hints I like the Chrysler 300.

However appealing (or unappealing) the new Dart’s design is, there is no disguising the rundown state of the streets it was presumably photographed on - Detroit.

How mighty are (were) the fallen.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 4:45:21 AM PST by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - If you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My parents had a ‘73 Dart Swinger, with the slant 6, an AM radio, and nothing else. It was puke green with a cute little flower sticker on the side. I never had the displeasure of driving it, but it was awful to ride in, and it must have been even worse to drive.

Resurrecting the Dart makes as much sense as Ford reintroducing the Edsel.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 4:45:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Here’s a direct link to Chrysler site for it:

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


27 posted on 01/12/2012 5:03:33 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like a Kia to me.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 5:04:59 AM PST by albie
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To: Reaganite Republican

Mr Norm’s Grand Spaulding Dodge

http://www.mrnorms.com/


29 posted on 01/12/2012 5:08:09 AM PST by CMailBag
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No dash mounted push button auto-trans gear selector?!? “Dart” in name only...a “DINO”!


30 posted on 01/12/2012 5:08:12 AM PST by Drago
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To: scottteng

My 1969 four door had the slant six. Nothing but reliable. Just like my 69 Camaro coupe. God I miss those cars....


31 posted on 01/12/2012 5:10:34 AM PST by massatoosits
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To: scottteng

My 1969 four door had the slant six. Nothing but reliable. Just like my 69 Camaro coupe. God I miss those cars....


32 posted on 01/12/2012 5:10:43 AM PST by massatoosits
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like a EuroFord


33 posted on 01/12/2012 5:13:03 AM PST by AF_Blue (According to the American Red Cross, I might be infected with Mad Cow disease)
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To: Fresh Wind

I owned a ‘73 Dart. Worst pile of sheet metal I’ve ever owned. I seem to remember that the first year and a half was OK and after that it was in the shop every 8 to 10 weeks. It was only 5 years old when the driver side wheel just fell off while pulling out of the driveway; ball joint failure. That car was nothing but a money pit that I could never take on long trips for fear of it breaking down. We replaced it with a New Yorker.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 5:13:20 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Will the push button transmission come back ?


35 posted on 01/12/2012 5:14:07 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: PLMerite

Concerning the AMC Gremlin, I was thinking about that car the other day especailly the era we are in. We have a Jimmy Carter in the W.H. , gas prices are rising and some people are demanding a return of the 55 mph speed limit.

Forgot the other AMC car that looks more like a bubble. Have to see a redo on that car !


36 posted on 01/12/2012 5:18:47 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

I used to know a guy who dragged raced and old dodge dart with a 340 and a push button transmission. He had ‘Mr. Buttons’ painted on the side of it.


37 posted on 01/12/2012 5:25:55 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BuffaloJack

My dad had the Dart hauled away when a relative passed and her Toyota became available.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 5:28:51 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: CORedneck

Ah, the AMC Pacer. I knew a guy that had one of them. It was strange looking, but was a pretty decent car otherwise.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 5:30:34 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My Grandma had a 1973 Dart with a small-block 318cid V-8 and a three-on-the-tree manual transmission. It would catch rubber in each gear, at least when I drove it. :)


40 posted on 01/12/2012 5:35:17 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Capabilities, not Intentions)
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To: Fresh Wind

Didn’t the Pacer have one door longer than the other?


41 posted on 01/12/2012 5:38:22 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’s amazing they were selling a car in 1975 that looked like it was designed in 1957.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 5:41:15 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Reaganite Republican

Eewww, gross. I mean the car, not the boobs.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 5:53:45 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Why does this “Dart” look like just another jelly-bean design?


44 posted on 01/12/2012 5:58:23 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: newfreep

All new sedans have that same body shape. Look at the Hyundai elantra and sonata, they both look exactly like that, from the same angle.

Copy-cat industry.


45 posted on 01/12/2012 6:01:25 AM PST by SengirV
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To: Safetgiver

Faux pas. 360.


46 posted on 01/12/2012 6:02:59 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: AnglePark

You know, the problem is that BlogAds serves up EXCELLENT ads... this is the first one they gave me with such a shady outfit.

Normally it’s TEA Party groups, books, self improvement videos, etc. The service is generally good too, that’s why I couldn’t just yell at them (it was my fault for not rejecting it before it went up, never had to check them in the past you know).

RR


47 posted on 01/12/2012 6:04:37 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

If you’re just going to rebadge an Italian car with an American muscle car name, bring the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante over and call it the new Dodge Swinger.


48 posted on 01/12/2012 6:04:49 AM PST by 762X51
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To: CMailBag

How I miss Gary Gears doing live Mr. Norm ads over a recorded jingle on WLS. Now, there was real radio...


49 posted on 01/12/2012 6:05:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Like the boobs, the car...not so much

I owned one Dodge in my life, 1985 Dlodge Daytona Turbo. Thing literally fell apart before 45,000 miles

Been Japanese ever since


50 posted on 01/12/2012 6:05:35 AM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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