|01-12-2013 08:08 AM|
|01-12-2013 07:58 AM|
Come to think of it, you did say just that they like it, not that they thought it looked attractive. I guess there could be some reverse-snob-appeal thing about it, and you wouldn't have any trouble picking it out on a crowded parking lot full of Hondas and Toyotas. Or rhinoceros and hippopotamus, for that matter.
That's also a problem you wouldn't have with a Focus, but in a better way to my eye. I don't think it struck me as really good looking when I first saw it, just better than the Mazda3 that had been on the top of my short list to buy up 'til then. (Also not the most attractive looking car around, but nowhere near Aztec level ugly.) The Focus is distinctive, but not as odd as the Mazda big smile. I think it is more that I have talked myself into liking the way the Focus looks because I like other things about the car, rather than liking the way it looks right away. Styling is never the top concern to me in buying a car, anyway. (I guess that's obvious if I'd even consider buying a Mazda3.)
The Dart looked pretty good to me the first time I saw a picture of it, especially those wheels, but it looks only slightly more exciting to me than a Jetta GLI or Civic Si. (I wouldn't call either of them ugly, just a bit plain.) I think the "racetrack" tail lights on the Dart are a bit gimicky looking, though.
The Dart price is pretty good for all you get, especially for anyone who buys a car by the pound. No matter how good it looks, or how good its price is, or how good it might feel to drive, I'd be pretty wary of buying anything from Chrysler. Even if it came straight from Fiat/Alfa Romeo I would give it at least a year to mature. I'm still working hard to trust Ford enough to buy a 2013 Focus.
|01-10-2013 07:50 PM|
|01-09-2013 05:37 PM|
|01-09-2013 05:28 PM|
|01-09-2013 04:16 PM|
|01-09-2013 03:59 PM|
|Bleed Blue||Seeing as the Focus sold 22,604 last month and they sold just 6,105 Darts, its going to take a lot more money to make people switch. IMO, the poor sales have more to do with looks then anything else. Then again, it might be more like the last Pontiac GTO. If they had named the car anything else, it might not have been such a flop.|
|01-09-2013 03:57 PM|
|01-09-2013 01:55 PM|
|gonefhsn||ok lets get back on track, this thread was about how the Dart is 2k less then the Focus TI.|
|01-09-2013 01:19 PM|
|BaconZombie||Excuse me, but I'm anything but a lazy driver. I like the rain sensing wipers because I don't have to constantly adjust the speed to compensate for the different rain amounts. It's just convenient and allows me to pay better attention to the road. If you were from where I live, you'd understand that once it starts raining around here, people completely forget how to drive. And I don't constantly leave them on anyhow. I still do turn them off when I don't need them. It's just one less thing I have to worry about.|
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