15,000 Miles - 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: 15,000 Miles

October 11, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

Our 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye hit 15,000 miles last Saturday. I was driving in fast-moving freeway traffic at the exact moment of the milestone and had to settle for this 15,025-mile photo of the instrument panel.

The Dart and I spent a quiet weekend running errands and listening to post-season baseball on the radio. However, our red sedan's first 15,000 miles have not been as uneventful as we'd like.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

If you look at our maintenance-related updates on the Dart, you'll see that we've already dealt with a broken door handle and a windshield that spontaneously cracked from the inside out. More recently, though, the Dart randomly went into limp-home mode while our editor in chief was at the wheel, which was kind of a drag. It's too bad, because apart from these issues, the Dodge Dart has some real positives. I find it comfortable for commuting, there's ample storage, and the audio-navigation interface is easily best-in-class.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 15,134 miles


  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    Hmm. You're forgetting about the balky DDCT transmission, sharp protrusions into the trunk area, uncomfortable seats (to some), weaksauce drivetrain, hard-to-read gauges, and terrible fuel economy. The throttle body issue is a real safety hazard, and it WILL happen again. But it's good-looking.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

  • There is a recall out that address the throttle problem and fixes DDCT tuning.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    As if that negates the fact this potentially deadly defect exists in the first place.

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