Driven: the original Dodge Dart
With a new 2012 Dodge Dart announced in Detroit, we take a spin in the iconic original
Posted: 12 Jan 2012
But its bounce-back to date has been largely down to big, thirsty cars and trucks like the 300C. The Caliber - Dodge's current not particularly compact and not particularly frugal car - sold 35,000 last year, compared with 240,000 Toyota Corollas in the USA. In short, the new Dart's got to be good for Chrysler to stay healthy.
So, like Ford and the Focus, new Dart has turned to Europe for the underpinnings (it's got Alfa Giulietta underwear). And it's actually pretty good on fuel - the all-four-cylinder lineup's golden boy squeezes 47 miles from a gallon. And it'll handle.