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2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Review

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Despite the current Dart, it was not always a modern compact sedan that was based off an Italian model’s  chassis. Rather, in the 1960s, it was a lower priced alternative to the Dodge Charger and  Challenger. Then in the 1970s, as the U.S experienced an oil crisis, the Dart became a compact. In 1976, the Dart was discontinued. Dodge’s entry into the compact car market was the Neon. The Neon was successful due to its mix of youthful styling and decent driving dynamics. Then came the disappointing Caliber hatchback. Rushed through development, the Caliber was of poor quality and felt underdeveloped. As Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep went under Fiat’s control, work was being done on the Caliber’s replacement. Using the chassis of an Alfa Romeo Guiletta, the rejuvenated Dart combines American styling and European handling. Continue reading

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