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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

What is the Dart's fiercest competitor?

This may surprise some of you, but I'm really looking at the new Toyota Prius C. It has about the same interior volume as Dart, similar pricing, and 53 MPG in the city...wow that MPG. But the Dart is so much more attractive inside and out.

What else are you looking at?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 01:23 AM
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

I'm going to guess the competition for the Dart is going to be the Mazda 6, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion and just about any other $20,000 - $25,000 sedan.

Personally, I am almost thinking I may want to have coupe for my next car. The Mrs and I dont have kids at home anymore, and if we need a bigger car, she has the Kia Rondo. That being said, I have loved my Neon and I am hoping that after driving the Dart, I'll fall in love with it. As far as coupes, I have kind of been eye balling the Kia Forte Koupe.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

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I'm going to guess the competition for the Dart is going to be the Mazda 6, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion and just about any other $20,000 - $25,000 sedan.

Personally, I am almost thinking I may want to have coupe for my next car. The Mrs and I dont have kids at home anymore, and if we need a bigger car, she has the Kia Rondo. That being said, I have loved my Neon and I am hoping that after driving the Dart, I'll fall in love with it. As far as coupes, I have kind of been eye balling the Kia Forte Koupe.
The Kia Forte Koupe is very nice, but I think you will end up liking the Dart more The Hyundai Elantra will be coming out with a coupe version in the summer.

I think the Dart's main competition is going to be the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, and Chevrolet Cruze. I keep looking at the other compacts and so far from what I can see I can't see myself getting anything else.

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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

If I was going to get a coupe.. it would be a Hyundai Genesis 2.0 ... still waiting for both cars to hit dealerships so I can compare.. but the Dart is in the lead based on fuel mileage, technology and the obviously more useful interior space.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

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The Kia Forte Koupe is very nice, but I think you will end up liking the Dart more
I'm hoping so.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

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The Kia Forte Koupe is very nice, but I think you will end up liking the Dart more
I'm hoping so.
For me the Cruze, Mazda 3, and Forte Koupe are the top runners against the Dart when it comes to my planned car purchase this fall. The Koupe is probably the top among the three. I will 90% end up with the Dart unless the test drive can somehow change my mind.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

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The Kia Forte Koupe is very nice, but I think you will end up liking the Dart more
I'm hoping so.
For me the Cruze, Mazda 3, and Forte Koupe are the top runners against the Dart when it comes to my planned car purchase this fall. The Koupe is probably the top among the three. I will 90% end up with the Dart unless the test drive can somehow change my mind.
Could be wrong, but I think I heard the Kia Forte will be up for redesign pretty soon too. Not sure if that will change the Korte Koup as well if so.
I will be purchasing a new car in the fall too and I can't wait.

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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

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The Kia Forte Koupe is very nice, but I think you will end up liking the Dart more
I'm hoping so.
For me the Cruze, Mazda 3, and Forte Koupe are the top runners against the Dart when it comes to my planned car purchase this fall. The Koupe is probably the top among the three. I will 90% end up with the Dart unless the test drive can somehow change my mind.
Could be wrong, but I think I heard the Kia Forte will be up for redesign pretty soon too. Not sure if that will change the Korte Koup as well if so.
I will be purchasing a new car in the fall too and I can't wait.
Hehe we can be car purchasing pals.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

The only thing other than the Dart that I would get is the Prius c. I've waited for something from Dodge. I've been out test driving other stuff, but nothing really does it for me. The thing that pulls the dart ahead, is the fact that I'll actually be able to get the same or better gas mileage during commuting than most folks with their Prius c. The c is very capable, and I'm sure I could do lots more with it...but it wont do for me what the Dart most certainly will.
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RE: What other cars are you comparing the Dart to?

I know Dodge claims the Dart will get around 40 mpg, but is that suppose to be for all models? I was thinking at least the 1.4 Turbo will probably achieve around 40. The multiair is good because it gives lots of horsepower/torque with the great fuel economy. The R/T with the 2.4 I heard somewhere might get around 34-36. Not sure if that is accurate though.

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