The Dart's efficiency-boosting nine-speed auto has been delayed until the compact's mid-2016 refresh.
Since the launch of the Dodge Dart, the 9-speed automatic has been touted as a crucial component of that vehicle’s competitive advantage, offering unparalleled refinement, fuel economy advantages and a performance boost to the 2.4L 4-cylinder, and the less inspiring 2.0L mill. Show More Summary
W+K Portland launched the “Don’t Touch My Dart” campaign earlier this month, pairing comedians Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson. Well, it’s a few weeks later and the duo are back for several follow-up spots the agency has released for...Show More Summary
The clutch on my brand new Dodge Dart went with only 11k miles on it. I've owned plenty of manual transmission vehicles and I don't abuse them. But the dealer said that I have to pay for the replacement. What should I do? Read more....
McCann & MRM enlist the aid of actor/comedian Craig Robinson (who also stars in a campaign for Dodge Dart) in the latest spot for Verizon FiOS. The spot is a mock infomercial, featuring Robinson crooning hits about Verizon’s service, touting the amount of recordable time provided. Show More Summary
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