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#1 IHCubGuy ONLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Heard a commercial on the radio yesterday for a local car lot. They were talking about the new 2013 Dodge Dart. I'm thinking "Cool, their bringing back another car from the 60's-70's like the Challenger and the Charger. Boy was I wrong! It's a compact which is actually a cross between a Chrysler and an Alfa Romeo. Looks to be a neat little car and have some cool features. It was just a dissapointment when I opened the page and saw what it was.

Here's a link to the dodge page. 2013 Dodge Dart | All New compact that's everything but compact | Dodge

Whatta you guys think?

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 10:28 PM

That is kinda like a few years back, GM said they were bring back the Nova or maybe the GTO, I can't remember which now. I thought back to my younger days and was thinking how cool it would be to cruise around in a FASTBACK with healthy small block under the hood. Then I saw the picture of it and thought, man that just ain't right.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 11:14 PM

I had a Dart for a while. Didn't really love the car, but the better not reinvent my 1975 Coronet. Wife made me sell it when we got married (Hey, I was young and in Love) and I've missed it ever since.

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Looked like this one, same color & everything. Wifey called Baby-poop brown.

Edited by MH81, January 25, 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted January 25, 2012 - 11:40 PM

Kind of reminds me of the Hemi thats not a Hemi. :wallbanging:

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 05:10 AM

I had a Dart or two back in the day.And this ain't nothin' like it.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 05:29 AM

What's all this had one back in the day crap?? LOL

Some of us have a Dart sitting in the shop right now. It is a 1966 Dodge Dart 270 with 225 slant six, an automatic transmission, mostly original or partly redone condition. Oh, and it was bought brand new by my Great Grandmother back in 1966. I have driven it and I tell you, for one that hates driving cars, it is a whole different ball park than a run of the mill modern tin can lol. That Dart is just too darn awesome, even for a 4 door car lol.

Now, the modern Dart is nothing more than an economy car of today, much the same way the old Dart's were supposed to be the economy car of the old days. The only difference is you CAN get a V8 in the old Darts, the new ones have a 1.4 Liter, 2.0 Liter, or 2.4 Liter 4 banger. However, in the horsepower department, it's a close match to the old slant six, but you will never beat the torque. Did anyone else notice the new Darts have a turbo?? lol

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Did they put the oil filter where you can get at it this time? That's what I remember most about the '67 that I had...all that room under the hood and you needed an extra elbow to get at the oil filter. It was a pretty good little car though. I bought it for $800 in 1982 and it went through me and two of my brothers before being sold to a guy who stripped it bare, dropped in a monster engine, and went drag racing.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:04 AM

1974 Dodge Dart

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Gavin Bogle's 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:27 AM

What's all this had one back in the day crap?? LOL





Hey,I'd most likely still have my '71 340 Dart Swinger,if I hadn't gotten into Ford Mustangs.And I have never looked back.:D

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Never had a Dart but I sure ran the puddins outta this original Challenger my dad owned. Picture taken in the late 80's.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:34 AM

That name takes me back. The new car looks good but it will be interesting to see how it actually performs and how they hold up in the long term. Dad had 2 slant 6 darts, a 74 and a 71. The front torsion bars used to let go and the suspension on that side of the car would collapse. And anyone remember those ballast resistors that used to burn up at regular intervals. You needed to keep a supply in the glove box all the time. LOL ahh the memories. Mostly those old darts were just basic boxy transportation. There were a lot of those 340's around home and they were fast. Lots of rubber left on the road by those.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:48 AM

1974 Dodge Dart

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Gavin Bogle's 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger


That's the dart I remember. The new one will take some getting used to.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Been a Mopar fan all my life. Never owned a Dart, but had two 70 Dusters, while the Hemi got all the allocades, the slant 6 in my opinion was the best engine Mopar ever built. No they don't make them like they used to, that door swings both ways. Most of our newer cars will do 200,000 + easily without ever cracking them open. Can't say that about the 60's & 70's. And todays cars are faster, but it just ain't the same! When you dropped the clutch on a BIG BLOCK, the earth spun backwards or the asphalt just piled up behind the tires.




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