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Chrysler names new small car Dodge Dart
pioneer press ^ | 12-6-11 | wsj

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:19 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Chrysler Group LLC confirmed today that its new small car, the first vehicle to feature Fiat SpA (F.MI) technology, will be called the Dodge Dart.

The car, in production at the automaker's assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill., will be featured in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

With this vehicle, Chrysler will have a small-car offering in its portfolio for the first time in more than a decade. The car also will allow majority stakeholder Fiat to raise its stake in Chrysler by 5 percentage points to 58.3 percent once it is certified by the U.S. government as delivering 30 miles per gallon.

The car will be built on the underpinnings adapted from Fiat's Alfa Romeo Giulietta. A price wasn't disclosed.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; chrysler; dart; dodge; fail; fiat; small
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loved the old slant 6 one I had back in the day.

ran forever. I'm betting this one won't unless fix it again Tony comes with it.

1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:28 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m considering the 2012 Beetle.

Sue me. I like retro styling.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 9:01:10 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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3 posted on 12/06/2011 9:01:56 AM PST by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back." JB Williams, Patriot U)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Not your dad's Dart....

4 posted on 12/06/2011 9:04:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I can definitely see the resemblance ;>)


5 posted on 12/06/2011 9:04:36 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The slant six, along with the 318, were some of the best engines Detroit ever produced as far as reliability goes IMHO. (old mopar owner/lover)


6 posted on 12/06/2011 9:05:45 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
My Brother bought a 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger in his senior year of HS. 340 ‘6 pack’ ( 340 ci engine, 4 speed, dual exhaust), traction bars, the works.

It would press you back in the seat so hard you couldn't lean forward if you tried when you ‘got on it’.

145 MPH with no problem.

7 posted on 12/06/2011 9:08:05 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Rules!

When it goes on sale in the spring of 2010, the Giulietta will be offered with a choice of two gas burning engines. The first is the 1.4TB making 120 HP and the 1.4TB MultiAir that cranks out a total of 170 HP. There will also be two alternatively fueled diesel engines, the 1.6 JTDM pumping out 105 HP and the 2.0 JTDM that makes 170 HP, both belonging to FIAT’s second generation JTDM, turbo diesel engines. The top of the line Giulietta will be the 1750 TBi that develops a maximum output of 235 HP and will come with Alfa’s racy Quadrifoglio Verde trim package.

They should call the 235 hp version the "Tough Dart"

8 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:03 AM PST by frithguild (Restricting access to capital - Liberalism: The sharpest tool of big business.)
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To: Abathar

9 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:13 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The first car I ever bought NEW was a 1967 Dodge Dart GTS V8. Great fun.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:26 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Abathar

I had a `72 Dodge truck with a 318 and a 4 speed stick with granny gear. I pulled shrubs and small trees out of the ground with it and a chain. Re-built the carb, no extra pieces left over on the kitchen table, wife didn’t leave me. Worked out great!


11 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:55 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: WOBBLY BOB

My first car was a ‘74 Dart with a 318, 4 speed and dual exhaust. Wish I still had that car.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 9:13:19 AM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: BuddaBudd

mine had the AT,slant six, and enough bondo to fill a pool.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 9:15:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Abathar
The slant six, along with the 318, were some of the best engines Detroit ever produced as far as reliability goes IMHO. (old mopar owner/lover)

Yeah, I had 'em both too. And their 440 wasn't bad either. I had that in a beautiful 1966 Charger.

4 speed, completely stock motor. The car was red, with a white leather interior. Its instrument panel had a beautiful, greenish luminescent glow.

I loved that car!!

14 posted on 12/06/2011 9:17:01 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are next to the potatoes!)
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To: frithguild

On second thought - I’m tempted - if I can buy the girl with it! ;-)


15 posted on 12/06/2011 9:22:39 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tumblindice

Growing up I had a ‘67 Coronet 318 2 door, then a ‘68 Coronet 4 door (mint shape, man I miss that car), then a ‘76 Plymouth Gran Fury 4 door with the 318, but it had a 3 on the tree also. First gear would blow the motor at about 30, but the thing would put down a strip of rubber just as long as you wanted to step on the gas.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 9:23:00 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
That old slant 6 just may have been the best engine Chrysler ever developed and built. It replaced a side valve 6 that was a mainstay of Plymouth and Dodge for 25-30 years.
Slant 6 was damn near indestructible
17 posted on 12/06/2011 9:23:57 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: goldstategop
I've got a 2005. Love it, and lotsa fun. I'm a GM guy from way back, but bought it used when the "G" in General motors was changed to "government".

CC

18 posted on 12/06/2011 9:24:25 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: goldstategop

It’s better to lease.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 9:24:36 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1050 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: Abathar

The first car I had was a ‘68 Peugeot 404.

I DO NOT miss that car.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 9:26:18 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1050 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: frithguild

There’s a car in that picture?


21 posted on 12/06/2011 9:27:44 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mcmuffin

"beep-beep", "beep-beep", His horn went "beep-beep-beep"

CC

22 posted on 12/06/2011 9:28:01 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

They can call the new one the Dodge Fart. Goes along with the Chevy Dolt.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 9:28:36 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: China Clipper

I wanted a Charger, but got a good deal on the ‘67 Coronet. It had the 318 in it, three speed manual on the tree and no power anything.

I think I would trade almost any newer car I have for that simple, beautiful car again. It was stolen and stripped, guy told me that the front fenders were interchangeable with the Charger and they rusted out above the front wheels so bad they were on the “hot list” of parts stolen that year.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 9:29:17 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: null and void

LOL, no one misses that car...


25 posted on 12/06/2011 9:30:57 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If anyone is interested in a 71 Dart 2 dr w/a 225 i have one in Ellijay Ga I am now officially NOT going to restore.
Freepmail me.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 9:33:24 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Here come de car dat go 'bleat bleat'

I think I'll just cross de street.

27 posted on 12/06/2011 9:33:24 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Damn, that looks familiar! But I still can’t recall what it was. One of the ugliest cars on the road along with the Plymouth Fury back in the 1970’s . . . and the competition was pretty keen for that title at the time.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 9:35:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: going hot
Tru Dat!.

CC

29 posted on 12/06/2011 9:38:48 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: China Clipper

Great cars.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 9:39:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL bondo


31 posted on 12/06/2011 9:39:55 AM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: goldstategop

I wouldn’t call it retro.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 9:40:07 AM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: Abathar

I have a 1965 Dodge Dart, 2-door post with a slant 6. Also have another one, same color, 4 door with a BITCHIN 318 in it. We bought the 4 door for the body parts (front end, quarter panels, better chrome) and had no idea at the time how nice the engine in it was. Now the quandary is do we put the 318 in the two door, or do we stay with the slant 6 for the mileage? Either way, I LOVE MY DART. The license plate says ‘NO HEMI’ and I get a LOT of smiles, and a lot of comments on my car, even tho it’s not quite ‘fixed up’ yet. We’ve never seen another 2 door post on the road.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 9:42:10 AM PST by Mama Shawna
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To: freedomlover

not in my budget, but it would be fun.

thanks anyway.


34 posted on 12/06/2011 9:42:29 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: BuddaBudd

Traded around for one like that, but someone had swapped in a built 440 with Max Wedge heads and a single 4V intake.

I stuck some small slicks under it and cracked the back glass leaving the line at the strip........

It really needed a six point cage.

Traded it off.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 9:43:35 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I owned a 1963 Dart with the smaller slant-banger and push-button automatic. It had to be parked level or facing downward or you couldn’t get it out of Park...25 MPG plus one quart every 100 miles, and anything in the trunk was liable to get soaked.
What a great car.


36 posted on 12/06/2011 9:44:33 AM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: null and void
‘68 Peugeot 404

Now THAT was one ugly automobile. Not as ugly as the Citroen, but close.

37 posted on 12/06/2011 9:45:02 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Noumenon

1.4TB Engine ??? I know the “L” typically is Liter - what’s the TB: Tablespoon?

/s


38 posted on 12/06/2011 9:45:34 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Noumenon

1.4TB Engine ??? I know the “L” typically is Liter - what’s the TB: Tablespoon?

/s


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:45:46 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Mama Shawna

Surprisingly if you put the 318 in it and keep the small 2 bbl carb you won’t see that much difference in mileage than with the slant six I’ve found.

Of course that’s if you keep your foot out of it, which was and still is my biggest problem... :)


40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:49:25 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: noprogs

sounds niiiiice


41 posted on 12/06/2011 9:50:31 AM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Vigilanteman

Dodge shipped 383-spec Darts (minus powertrain) along with factory-prepped 440 engines to Hurst-Campbell, Inc., a Michigan aftermarket company. Hurst-Campbell did the conversion, Dodge reps inspected it, and the cars were forwarded to Grand Spaulding Auto Sales in Chicago, a performance-oriented Dodge dealer. These cars got vehicle identification numbers but were not covered by the factory warranty.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 9:56:15 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I thought there already was a dodge dart in the past.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 10:12:23 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How ORIGINAL!!!


44 posted on 12/06/2011 10:16:00 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

They better shoehorn the Hemi in it.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 10:21:29 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Mama Shawna

My dream car is a 1965 Dart GT convertible, cream/black/red with the 273 or 318 and a Hurst 4 speed.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 10:23:34 AM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: central_va
There’s a car in that picture?

Yes, a car and a clotheshanger in need of a cheeseburger.

47 posted on 12/06/2011 10:36:30 AM PST by frithguild (Restricting access to capital - Liberalism: The sharpest tool of big business.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
They better shoehorn the Hemi in it.

Yeah, do that. Step on the gas and the torque will be so high that the engine will fly out the front end. :>)

48 posted on 12/06/2011 10:39:01 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I have owned half a dozen Darts, all daily drivers, only giving up the habit when I moved to the rust belt, and excessive road salt caused the collapse of two (torsion bar holders, and rear differential).

This is a very sad day for me. The "man-sized compact" '66 (from original literature) seated six and was roomier than the Buick Century I now use as my daily driver. That car was the centerpiece of my '66 campaign for State Rep.

I feared this day would come. This will be as bad as the recent movie version of The Scarlet Letter.
49 posted on 12/06/2011 10:51:22 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Alfa Romeo has some very nice looking vehicles these days, none imported to the US but that is likely to change.

Despite the sort of jarring notion of basing a Dodge Dart on an Alfa, it’ll probably work if the reliability and build quality are there.

Given the two parties involved, Fiat and Chrysler, that will be the big question.


50 posted on 12/06/2011 10:51:57 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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