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Old 01-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Dart GT Undercuts Focus Titanium by $2k

Wow, that's a LOT of car for $21.8k (including estimated $795 destination). More powerful 184 hp engine, 6-speed manual, leather, 8.4" touchscreen, all for 2 grand less than the Ti. Wow.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/08/2...dges-handsome/


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Wow, that's a LOT of car for $21.8k (including estimated $795 destination). More powerful 184 hp engine, 6-speed manual, leather, 8.4" touchscreen, all for 2 grand less than the Ti. Wow.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/08/2...dges-handsome/
if u only look at numbers u are correct, however, there is more to dollar amounts that make a car a good deal.

Much depends on the execution of the design. From what i've read the focus wins hands down in the dynamics and handling dept., for example.

The worth of a car is not only in it's cost.
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if u only look at numbers u are correct, however, there is more to dollar amounts that make a car a good deal.

Much depends on the execution of the design. From what i've read the focus wins hands down in the dynamics and handling dept., for example.

The worth of a car is not only in it's cost.
Yeah Focus has the handling down pat but you're right, there's more to a car than any one thing. I've read complimentary things about the Dart's handling. May not be as sharp, but it seems to be in the general ballpark of the Focus. And the 24 more hp could more than make up for the slightly duller handling, in my book anyway.
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...a more powerful engine,...dual exhaust...perforated Nappa leather seats, a heated steering wheel...smart-beam headlamps...high-intensity discharge headlamps.
Sounds like I should've waited.
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Yeah Focus has the handling down pat but you're right, there's more to a car than any one thing. I've read complimentary things about the Dart's handling. May not be as sharp, but it seems to be in the general ballpark of the Focus. And the 24 more hp could more than make up for the slightly duller handling, in my book anyway.
The dart may have 24 more hp in the 2.4 but the turbo 1.6 in it is faster from what I've read on it and both are slower than the focus. The extra hp is negated by the extra 301 lbs the dart has on the focus.
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The dart may have 24 more hp in the 2.4 but the turbo 1.6 in it is faster from what I've read on it and both are slower than the focus. The extra hp is negated by the extra 301 lbs the dart has on the focus.
yep, even edmunds shows the little turbo 1.4 beat the titanium with a 16.1 compared to a 16.4 on the strip. they also said the handling was superb due to the wider wheelbase and suspension design.
I like how everyone compares the darts 3170lbs weight to a base focus weight. the base dart comes with alot more standard than the base focus does.
but to each his own...
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yep, even edmunds shows the little turbo 1.4 beat the titanium with a 16.1 compared to a 16.4 on the strip. they also said the handling was superb due to the wider wheelbase and suspension design.
I like how everyone compares the darts 3170lbs weight to a base focus weight. the base dart comes with alot more standard than the base focus does.
but to each his own...
Car and driver ran a 15.8 in the focus. Both are close enough to be a drivers race.
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It's a good looking car and a great value at that. I wouldn't trade my Focus for one though.
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One great flaw in the dart, no hatch
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It is still a Dodge. $$'s don't change that.
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