Cool Rides Online®
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    General Administrator Cool Rides Online's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    413
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements At the Starting LineBuckling UpStepping on the GasKicking the TiresChecking the Gauges

    Question Dodge bets on nostalgia and brings back the Dart

    Dodge bets on nostalgia and brings back the Dart

    Posted on October 11, 2012 by PeteRizzo


    The Dodge Dart has a solid reputation as one of the finest small cars to ever hit the market. Introduced in 1960, this car replaced Plymouth as the compact offering at the Dodge dealerships as the Plymouth brand moved onto its own lots. Originally introduced as a reduced full-sized sedan, the Dart was shortened by 1963, and would go on to eventually sell 3.7 million units over its initial 16-year run.

    Dodge has been in the habit over the past few years of bringing back models from the heyday of the American auto industry in the 60s and 70s. This has been a good tactic for the brand, as the company has seen moderate sales success with its revamped Charger and Challenger lines, helping the Dodge name return to the good graces of motoring enthusiasts.
    Dodge is bringing back the Dart mark in an attempt to return to the compact sedan market with a car that appeals not only to budget-conscious soccer moms, but also drivers who crave a little elevated performance in their day-to-day commute.
    One thing Dodge has consistently been able to do right is create a solid compact car that appeals to the masses. The Neon, which was sold under the Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth badge at various times between 1994 to 2005 was one of the companies greatest success stories. Not only was this model a home-run in terms of functionality and sales, but it even had a performance variant, the SR/T 4, which held its own against import competition.

    So far the buzz about the new car has been good, as it has earned a top crash-test rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. As well, one of the three engine options available on this lightweight model is similar to the 160 mph four-cylinder block found in the Fiat Abarth.

    Do you think Dodge will keep up its winning streak with bringing back true-to-form updates of classic hot-rods? Leave your thoughts below


  2. #2
    CRO Senior Moderator Justa6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    PONTIAC, Mich
    Posts
    4,305
    Blog Entries
    3
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements Checkered FlagWide Open ThrottleBurning TiresBuckling UpStepping on the Gas
    Awards CRO ChampionCRO Blog ContributorSTA-BIL Featured Ride - May 2011CRO Member of the Week

    Default

    Its an all new car. Absolutely amazing ride, BUT like the GTO it's not a retro look car and NOT worthy of the nameplate. Let it earn its own respect with its own nameplate.
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

  3. #3
    CRO Founder Marcel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,183
    Blog Entries
    3
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements Checkered FlagWide Open ThrottleBurning TiresBuckling UpStepping on the Gas
    Awards CRO ChampionCRO Blog Contributor

    Default

    Video looks fun, reminds me of the Monster energy drink video

    Still don't like the car though

    You Will Respect My Authoritah!!

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame Member DavidC77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Westhampton, MA, USA
    Posts
    1,186
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements Burning TiresAt the Starting LineBuckling UpStepping on the GasKicking the Tires
    Awards CRO ChampionCRO Featured Ride - September 2012CRO Ride of the Month Winner - September 2012CRO Member of the Week

    Default

    I love the video

    I think the RALLY CAR Folks will like this car as well as the DRIFFTERS...

    They may have a good seller for the yuppies also...
    BCA # 45934 / Central New England Chapter / BCA
    Central New England Chapter / BCA - Membership Coordinator / Recording Secretary
    BPG # 2313 / Northeast GS/GN Club / Buick GS Club of America # 2943

    "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway" John Wayne


Share This Thread!

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enter our Featured Rides Contest Let Us Show Our Support for You Become a CRO Champion!
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO