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#487 of 526 Re: The Dart is back [andre1969]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (11:23 am)
Click (or is it Clack?) will surely have to buy one.
#488 of 526 Re: The Dart is back [steve_]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:27 am)
Heck, if it's big enough to suit my needs, and I like the way it looks in person, I'd consider one. My real lust right now is a Charger, though, although if I do make the spring for a new car, it would probably be something a bit more frugal/economical.
#489 of 526 Re: The Dart is back [robr2]
Dec 06, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Really?? Unless you're a Mopar fanatic,
You DO remember who you are talking to, right?
Andre - you are the first one I thought of when I hear this.
#490 of 526 Re: The Dart is back [fezo]
Dec 06, 2011 (5:17 pm)
Oh I know who I'm talking to.
I use "you're" in the euphamistic manner as in "the collective world".
Dec 13, 2011 (8:42 am)
For those who remember the old generation Darts, I think "Dart" has a positive connotation, overall. Some associate it with stodgy and boring, but Valiants and Darts were arguably the best compacts available in their day.
I think it's a smart move to revive the old name for Dodge's '13 compact. Of course, how the car leverages the name will depend on the product, as comparisons will surely be made between the new and old Darts.
#492 of 526 Re: The "Dart" Name [hpmctorque]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:22 am)
I think it's a smart move to revive the old name for Dodge's '13 compact.
I think it's a smart move but not for the reason you list. The target market will have zero recollection of the old Dart that went away close to 40 years ago. That's why it's smart to re-use it. The last boring Dart won't act as baggage for this modern vehicle. The Dart name today will be marketed as an agile, swift vehicle as the name implies.
#493 of 526 Re: The "Dart" Name [robr2]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:45 am)
The Dart name today will be marketed as an agile, swift vehicle as the name implies.
I wonder if mischievous youngsters will try to pry the "D" off, and fit it with the "F" off of a Ford product, like they would occasionally do back in the day?
#494 of 526 Re: The "Dart" Name [andre1969]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:52 am)
Probably not as I think few automakers actully use individual letters for the badges anymore.
I saw a Passat wagon the other day (not mine) that the owner removed the "A" and replaced it with the "T" with it's arms removed. "PISSA" to us Bostonians means something that is too cool ie Tom Brady is a wicked pissa quarterback.
#495 of 526 Re: The "Dart" Name [robr2]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 13, 2011 (9:59 am)
The H you say.
#496 of 526 Re: The "Dart" Name [steve_]
Dec 13, 2011 (11:07 am)
Does Honda use individual letters still?