Dodge has officially snuffed out my fever dreams of a 707 horsepower V8 AWD compact car, giving a clear denial of a Dart Hellcat at their recent press conference. Read more...
So many Chrysler A-bodies in junkyards these days, even though the last ones rolled off the assembly line in 1981 (in South America and Australia; the final Detroit-built A-body was a 1976 model). These cars were cheap and simple, and...Show More Summary
Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson are bickering over a car. In a new series of commercials being released over the next two months, the actor-comedians play two neighbors—one with a Dodge Dart and one without. “It’s pretty clear that Dodge...Show More Summary
Dodge is hoping that a heavy dash of humor helps it move some more units of the Dart with a hilarious ad campaign called Don't Touch My Dart. The spots star actors Craig Robinson, best known for his role as Darryl on The Office, and Jake Johnson from New Girl as neighbors and friends playing a game of one-upmanship over Robinson's new car. Show More Summary
Dodge teams up with Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson for a new Dart ad campaign.
Amazingly, comedians Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson had yet to appear in any major films, shows or campaigns together before this week. That all changed with the release of these inaugural clips in W+K Portland‘s new campaign for client Dodge. Show More Summary
1966 Dodge D-Dart Trans-Am racer. Photos by David Newhardt, courtesy Mecum Auctions. In 1966, Dodge offered buyers a performance-enhanced version of its Dart, built specifically for D Stock drag racing. With a little bit of work, a few enterprising road racers discovered that these cars were competitive in the SCCA’s new Trans-American Sedan Championship series, […]
For as many positive attributes as the tagline for this Arch Brown/Bud Juneau story on the 1964 Dodge Dart – which originally ran in SIA #188, March 2002 – promised, Brown sure gave quite a few negatives as well. After all, the owner of the restored Dart convertible that Juneau photographed and drove opted to […]
Four hundred cubic centimeters. That’s not a whole lot of volume. A cylinder that’s about 3 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. It’s rather amazing what a difference that about a coffee cup’s worth of displacement will make in the character of an automobile. In my first look at the Dodge Dart, I felt […]
A while back Chrysler loaned me a Dodge Dart Limited with the 2.0 liter Tigershark engine and six-speed automatic transmission for the purpose of writing a review. That’s how it works, they loan you the car, you write the review. A social contract, if you will. In this case, however, though I drove the car for […]
Photos by the author. Note: I write up driving impressions of virtually every car I photograph, within a couple of days of the drive, so everything is fresh in my memory. Occasionally, because of the constraints of format (ie, buyer’s guide) the prepared text doesn’t run. Now, thanks to the joys of the blogosphere, it […]
Some cars are the best in their respective class and rightly get all the press. Others are poor offerings and no one talks about them. But some are just "pretty good" and even though they might not be your first choice they can offer a nice value for your money. Show More Summary
Rumors about an SRT-prepped Dodge Dart have been floating around ever since the compact sedan was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. But hopes of a successor for the Neon SRT-4 – phased out in 2005 – were somewhat crushed when SRT CEO Ralph Gilles said at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show that the brand has yet to find the right powertrain for the car. Show More Summary
Dodge introduced the Dart GT sport trim level to round out the compact car's lineup with a performance suspension, improved steering and a more powerful non-turbocharged 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which pairs with a six-speed manual transmission or conventional six-speed automatic....
The onslaught of news from Fiat Chrysler's layout of five-year plans continued with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis this morning, including the unexpected announcement that SRT was coming back into the fold. After just a few years existing as...Show More Summary
We're in the middle of Fiat Chrysler's announcement of their five-year plan, and while it isn't being broadcast online, some of the slides from the presentation are already up. Among the big news: a long awaited Dodge Dart SRT is coming. Finally! Read more...
By now, you’ve probably spotted a few Dodge Darts on your local roads; after all, they have been on sale for practically six-months. The first drives of the Dart came around the time we were adjusting our review format, meaning we haven’t yet unearthed its digits. Show More Summary
As much as the Ferrari F40 has been surpassed in technology, comfort, and even performance, it remains an icon for many of us who savor the raw, unrestrained nature of a race car just barely made legal for the street. Sadly, that raw aggression can sometimes result in an early demise. That's not the case with this mashed F40, though. It went...
While the 2015 Dodge Charger has adopted the look of the present-day Dart, the new Challenger is sticking to its retro-style guns. Blissfully stuck in the '70s, the large sports coupe hasn't undergone much of a makeover for the new....
The previous version of Dodge's large sedan wore some retro styling cues, evoking its heritage-based name. The 2015 Charger, by contrast, looks very, well, 2015 with fresh, modern styling that ties it to its smaller Dodge Dart sibling. More 2014...