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2013 Dodge Dart: Impressions Nine Months Later

December 06, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

It's been about nine months since I've driven our 2013 Dodge Dart. After having not been in it for so long, it was interesting to get reacquainted with Dodge's compact car and see if any of my impressions would be different.

Certainly the car's styling continues to be one of its top attributes. Some cars look luster with familiarity. But looking sharp and purposeful without being overdone, I think the Dart's appearance will have some legs for years to come.

One other thing that struck me was how well the touchscreen electronics interface works. Here, I think I had just forgotten a little. But having driven a lot of other cars in the intervening months with less-than-stellar touchscreens, the Dart's really stood out to me. It's quick to respond, easy to use and arguably the best interface you'll find in this class.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 17,564 miles

Comments

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    You haven't been in the car for 9 months, and take the time to make a blog post about that, but the only comments you care to make are about the exterior styling and the touchscreen? Sure glad I followed the jump.

  • ed341 ed341 Posts:

    Interesting, I assumed the impression after nine months would have been how dated the exterior (and interior) are already. Aside from the front this car has no character at all, and the interior looks like a typical Dodge or old GM product from the "let's just make it this shape" school of design.

  • gloss gloss Posts:

    Any more entertaining build-quailty posts?

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