Trunk versus Dog Food - 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

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2013 Dodge Dart: Trunk versus Dog Food

June 27, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

My wife and I recently headed to the pet store in the 2013 Dodge Dart to buy a big bag of dog food.

As Kelly recently pointed out, the remote trunk release is nice, but it doesn't open the trunk all that much. No problem, it's got that "lightweight lid" she talked about.

As my friend Linda said, "Those dogs are gonna starve!"

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @11,565 miles


  • huisj huisj Posts:

    You could go into infomercial acting with those pretend clumsiness skills.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Dan, did your folks yell at you for slamming doors when you were little? Swinging things rather than maneuvering them by hand is a habit of which I was broken at a young age. Again I am reminded of the Jetta start button video. Find out how the trunk works and operate it accordingly. [Clarkson voice] I mean, how hard can it be? [/Clarkson voice]

  • It was entertaining and it probably should be sprung to where it wants to stay open a bit more than that.

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    Ever so slightly entertaining, but definitely a small nuance you would get used to as the owner of the car.

  • ryster ryster Posts:

    I hope this was intended to be firmly tongue-in-cheek. Otherwise, it has demonstrated a problem that no one will ever have. Now, what would be interesting is to see the car parked on an incline, with the trunk properly operated and lifted fully open, to see if it stays up or falls back down without help.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    That was funny, definitely ended my work day on a fun note. Watching it with the sound off was the best, it was like an old pre-talkie slapstick comedy.

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    i laughed more than i'd really care to admit.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    I remember when automobile trunk lids - even on Chryslers - weren't made of tin foil. Those were the days...

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    And the back seat wasn't available for cargo duty because why?

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    And the back seat wasn't available for cargo duty because why?

  • corollamike corollamike Posts:

    You were just doing that on purpose. Simply lift up the lid, see that it is stationary, and insert dog food into trunk. But no, you have to do it like a weasel. You just did that on purpose to look stupid, and you succeeded.

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