The Exhaust Note - 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: The Exhaust Note

February 19, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

I need to get something off my chest. I kinda dig the rumbly, slightly agricultural note that emanates from the twin-outlet exhaust system on our 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye long-term car.

I'm not saying it's a beautiful sound. But the deep burbling as you trundle around at low revs sounds mean. Especially with the windows down.

The other reason I'm drawn to the Dart's sound is because it reminds me of a detuned version of the Dodge Neon SRT-4. That car's un-muffled turbo-four was somehow cool in an industrial, we-just-packed-a-ton-of-power-into-this-little-crapbox kinda way.

Now whether the Dart's note is what non-SRT-4 lovers are looking for may be another story.

But I like it.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 2,898 miles


Comments

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    If only the thing would produce power at something less than 4000 rpm.

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