2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test


2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Yep, You Can See Out Of It

October 25, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

I've put about 1,000 miles on our long-term 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye in October. One thing I've really come to appreciate about it is the excellent visibility from the driver seat.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

As you sit in the cockpit, the dash and doortops feel relatively low around you, certainly by modern automotive design standards. And for me, there's a good view in all directions. I could get by without our car's back-up camera if I had to, and the small side mirrors (clearly some Fiat designer's small victory of form over function) rarely bother me anymore.

Visibility is a big deal to me (as I'm sure it is to any driver who really thinks about it), and good visibility makes up for some of the Dart's other foibles.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor

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By eriches
on 10/25/13
7:02 PM PST

@ nukedetroit: I drove the Dart for about 1,000 miles after the "limp home" mode incident Scott encountered. The problem has not recurred. If it does, we'll report on it. But since it did not recur on my watch, I couldn't very well complain about it. Have yourself a nice weekend.

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By hybris
on 10/25/13
7:13 PM PST

@ nukedetroit: You know if I didn't know better I would think you are blue87 the most infamous troll on the Inside Line blog for years reincarnated.

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By nukedetroit
on 10/25/13
6:17 PM PST

Given the amount of money Edmunds rakes in from Fiasler advertising, I'm sure there's a certain amount of 'editorial pressure' to find nice things to say about this POS. Rather than chattering about sightlines and the location of wire holes in the console, how about an update on that potentially deadly acceleration problem reported a few weeks back?

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