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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:02 AM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


2014 Dodge Dart GTs

Overshadowed by other more recent compacts including the Civic, Mazda3 and Corolla, it’s easy to forget about the Dodge Dart. We set out to determine if it’s worth remembering.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 11:26 AM

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Chrysler is laying off 325 employees at its Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois due to slow sales of the Dodge Dart.

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 |  Dec 29 2013, 6:25 PM

2014 Toyota 4runner

As 2013 comes to an end, AutoGuide readers continue to shop for their ideal car for 2014 whether it be a sports car or an SUV.

This week, AutoGuide‘s most watched videos include our 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited review, the 2013 Dodge Dart GT review and the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Dec 22 2013, 12:50 PM

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Is the Dodge Dart GT a true competitor in today’s marketplace? This week, AutoGuide set out to determine how the Dart GT stacks up against the competition.

That video proved to be a popular one this week, while viewers also took interest in our Toyota 4Runner review. And of course, our first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang continues to draw eyeballs?

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Nov 18 2013, 10:15 AM

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Rumors of a V6-powered Dodge Dart have been floated by an online enthusiast forum, citing lack of power as the main factor behind the decision. 

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:30 PM

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The Mopar alive and well at this year SEMA show with Dodge showing off its new Scat Pack Club modifications for the Charger and Dart.

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 |  Oct 15 2013, 11:02 AM

Color Me Surprised


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Automakers have come a long way from the days of Henry Ford’s Model T. While many colors were available over the “Tin Lizzy’s” long production run, this rugged and bare-bones vehicle was only offered in black for many years. Talk about choice!

Today, car manufacturers offer more hues than there are colors of the rainbow. But that’s not all. Depending on the product, customers can get shimmering metal flake or even special pearlescent paint jobs that seem to change color under different lighting conditions.

Spurning the basics like black, white and beige, even mass-market companies are offering buyers ever more assaulting hues. These days you don’t have to pony up the cash for a Lamborghini to drive something bright. Here are the Top 10 Craziest Paint Colors Available Today.

 |  Sep 04 2013, 8:32 AM

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Dodge is going through a major makeover in the coming years, as it tries to rebuild its identity with moderately priced performance models.

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 |  Jul 19 2013, 1:50 PM

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Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 5:45 PM

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Dodge is continuing its marketing push for the Dart compact sedan, launching new television commercials targeting multicultural millennials with a Spanish and English campaign featuring music artist Pitbull.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 10:56 AM

2014 mazda 3 us-spec

Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 1:32 PM

Chrysler Group LLC introduces limited-edition Mopar ’13 Dart.

Dodge has announced pricing for its Mopar 13′ Dart, a special edition version of the Dodge Dart that will start at $25,485 plus a $995 shipping fee. 

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 3:43 PM

All-new 2013 Dodge Dart

Chrysler issued a recall today for 14,800 Dodge Darts concerning issues with the powertrain control module that may cause the car to stall. 

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 |  May 15 2013, 4:51 PM

2013 Dodge Dart Limited Special Edition

Dodge has just announced that the 2013 Dart is getting two special edition packages along with a new Ralleye appearance package. 

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 |  May 13 2013, 5:00 PM

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Strategic Vision has announced the winners of its 2013 Total Quality Index (TQI), with American automakers reinstating their position in some very competitive segments.

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 |  May 10 2013, 1:31 PM

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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are ready to spread their expertise like frosting on a sheet cake; just scoop it out of the tub and smear it all around.

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 |  May 09 2013, 4:44 PM

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Fast and Furious 6 will be hitting the big screen on May 24th, and movie-goers will get to see plenty of Dodge and SRT models in action at the theater.

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 |  May 02 2013, 6:45 PM

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The first Dodge Dart funded through the “Dodge Dart Registry” has been purchased in New York after more than $22,600 was raised in under a month.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 3:01 PM

Junk in the Trunk


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Compact cars are affordable, they’re usually a lot of fun to drive and can deliver impressive fuel economy numbers. As government regulators push for ever-greater efficiency, small sedans and hatchbacks are becoming increasingly important.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 11:15 AM

Back Seat Space


A couple weeks ago our Top 10 target was the large-sedan segment. We looked at a diverse lineup of full-figured four doors, comparing them based on their theoretical maximum range. We multiplied the number of gallons in their respective fuel tanks by each of their highway economy ratings.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Large Sedans With the Longest Range

Against all expectations the Volkswagen Passat TDI drove away with top honors, and it did so by a wide margin. It wasn’t just the comparison’s valedictorian; it skipped two grades took all AP classes and still wound up with a GPA of 4.2. This diesel-powered “People’s Car” can devour nearly 800 miles on a single tank!

On the other hand, today’s big idea is small. We’re examining cars at the opposite end of the spectrum, specifically C-Segment sedans. We’re comparing a crowd of popular compacts based on, wait for it… rear-seat legroom! Which popularly priced car offers the most-spacious back bench? Which one will give an agoraphobic night terrors? Click ahead for all the details you can stomach.

 |  Feb 08 2013, 9:31 AM

A tuner-inspired Mopar edition Dodge Dart has been unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, with a slick paint-job and performance add-ons.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 4:07 PM

The new Mopar 13′ Dart is the fourth Chrysler vehicle to get the special-edition Mopar treatment, and it has just been unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show. 

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 2:01 PM

Jeep’s new Fiat-based small crossover set to replace the Liberty will likely debut in March during the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 31 2013, 2:30 AM

Dodge has unveiled a sinister new Mopar Dart ahead of its official debut next week at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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