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Old 08-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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The Dart is only available as a sedan, its also heavier than the Cruze and Focus. The 2.0L DOHC engine is still port injected and the standard automatic is a slush box. The manual does have 6 ratios rather than 5 but with semi long throws and a chintzy chromed plastic gear knob.

Its not quite as much fun to drive and since neither Chrysler nor Fiat/Alfa have done well with reliability historically even in Europe I can't reccomend it unless you have to have a traditional slushbox in this class of car.
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