2013 Dodge Dart
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Tough competitor for the segment

by from Fort Wayne, IN on September 3, 2012

Too new to accurately rate reliability. Otherwise, this is a sharp gas-sipper with some very nice tech options. The 1.4L has some pep, but this car is a long way from a performance model. Indeed, it i...
Too new to accurately rate reliability. Otherwise, this is a sharp gas-sipper with some very nice tech options. The 1.4L has some pep, but this car is a long way from a performance model. Indeed, it is or intended to be a racer. It's the type of car you want to drive everyday and doesn't kill you at the pump.
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Love my Dart SXT!

by from San Diego, CA on January 5, 2013

I researched many cars and had narrowed it down to the Chevy Cruze, Honda CRZ, and the Dodge Dart. I test drove all three, but was more impressed with the horsepower and the comfort of the Dart. Once ...
I researched many cars and had narrowed it down to the Chevy Cruze, Honda CRZ, and the Dodge Dart. I test drove all three, but was more impressed with the horsepower and the comfort of the Dart. Once I found one on Cars.com that was listed under $20,000, I knew it was the right one for the price. I was never able to find a Cruze or CRZ for the same or lower price. I have had the Dart for a month now and am totally in love with it! I got the Blue Streak SXT and it just shines and shimmers in the sun. I get many compliments on how nice it looks. It has plenty of power and lots of features. I just took it to Las Vegas and discovered what absolute great gas economy it has. I was able to drive, without stopping, from Las Vegas to San Diego straight on less than 3/4 of a tank!! I am delighted with my Dodge Dart and I highly recommend it.
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Sporty

by from Ames, IA on December 21, 2012

Very sporty handling and acceleration with turbo. Gas mileage almost triple my old ford Taurus. Paint color fantastic in blue steel.
Very sporty handling and acceleration with turbo. Gas mileage almost triple my old ford Taurus. Paint color fantastic in blue steel.
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remote doesnt start

by from Oklahoma on August 30, 2013

Love the car had it since jan. But the remote start function disabled the engine took the car back to dealer and they said it was a programing issue and it would be six months before it could be fixed...
Love the car had it since jan. But the remote start function disabled the engine took the car back to dealer and they said it was a programing issue and it would be six months before it could be fixed well its been 8 months going on 9 and still not fixed starting to doubt it will ever be come on dodge get your head in the game
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Fun little car

by from Silver Spring, MD on December 25, 2012

It's a very stylish car with all the latest techy gadgets. It's not a performance car but a very nice a sporty looking family car. It's still fun to drive once you get it on the highway.
It's a very stylish car with all the latest techy gadgets. It's not a performance car but a very nice a sporty looking family car. It's still fun to drive once you get it on the highway.
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Well Made Dart

by from Payson, Az on January 6, 2013

After closely inspecting my new Dart SXT, I am amzed at the initial quality. There are small grase-pen marks everywhere which indicate someone took the time to inspect and mark the part. The body and ...
After closely inspecting my new Dart SXT, I am amzed at the initial quality. There are small grase-pen marks everywhere which indicate someone took the time to inspect and mark the part. The body and interior are flawless. The engine behaves as the manual and verbal information instructed and the turbo adds a strong component. The Dual Dry Clutch is very interesting: one can barely feel the shifts except at start in low. The fuel economy is even better than rated when using Premium fuel. I have registered 38 - 45 mpg in varied terrain. The seating takes some getting used to in that the ingress/egress space is limited by the door/dashboard. I found it easier when the seat is moved full backward. All in all I am very pleased with the Dart and have no complaints.
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2013 Dart SE

by from Black River Falls, Wi on March 11, 2013

People say that this car seems to be underpowered and yes i can understand that when i went from my 2001 Chrysler Sebring Lxi with the 3.0 v6, which was not stock and pumped out 387 ponnies at 4700 rp...
People say that this car seems to be underpowered and yes i can understand that when i went from my 2001 Chrysler Sebring Lxi with the 3.0 v6, which was not stock and pumped out 387 ponnies at 4700 rpms, yes it may seem a bit underpowered, my point is if u down gradeing in hp dont bag on this car, it has enough to get it there fast if neeeded, and it is in the COMPACT car class it does not have a monster 572 Chevy under the hood, this car corners like a dream, has enough power to impress me design is sweet inside and out, and get the MPG that makes me say WHAT when i hear it, congrats Dodge u succeded with this one in my mind dont listen to all the stuff I would recomend this car to anyone who hates the boredom of driveing grandma cars and wants something that can be fun, price is very reasonable.
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limited turbo

by from Detroit, MI on March 19, 2013

I've had my limited turbo manual for about three months now and i love it. fully loaded with all the goodies. a little slow when getting off the line but amazing once the turbo starts spooling up. int...
I've had my limited turbo manual for about three months now and i love it. fully loaded with all the goodies. a little slow when getting off the line but amazing once the turbo starts spooling up. interior is better than most cars out there today. Gas mileage is incredible. only fill up once a week and i drive at least 50 miles at day. can't wait for mopar to bring out all their toys so we can have some fun.
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Very impressive, so far

by from Yuma, Arizona on January 9, 2013

Handles well, excellent fuel economy, The only thing that needs to be addressed is the turbo lag. Will be looking into what can be done in that area Visibility when backing up slightly restricted, Tha...
Handles well, excellent fuel economy, The only thing that needs to be addressed is the turbo lag. Will be looking into what can be done in that area Visibility when backing up slightly restricted, Thank you Dodge for the inspiration to bring back the new generation Dart.
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Best. Compact. Ever.

by from New Hampshire on January 13, 2013

I don't think it would be possible for me to like my dart more than I do. Test drove several competitors and nothing was nearly as sharp looking or fun to drive. First long highway trip averaged 42MPG...
I don't think it would be possible for me to like my dart more than I do. Test drove several competitors and nothing was nearly as sharp looking or fun to drive. First long highway trip averaged 42MPG! I love the voice commands and being able to stream pandora from my phone with bluetooth. Just an all around pleasure to own.
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