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    Thread: Dodge Dart Hatchback Patent drawings LEAKED

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      06-25-2012 11:44 AM #1


      Facepalm ON

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      06-25-2012 11:45 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by aladis View Post

      Facepalm ON
      And why's that buttercup?
      Now go get your shinebox

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      06-25-2012 11:46 AM #3
      Damn good looking hatchback

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      06-25-2012 11:48 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Damn good looking hatchback
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      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      06-25-2012 11:48 AM #5
      Looks fine to me. This is where I am supposed to complain that Honda doesn't make a hatchback Civic.
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      06-25-2012 11:52 AM #6
      More of a "liftback" than a hatchback...Dodge did these for years with the Lancer/Lebaron sedans in the 80s, and then the Shadow/Sundance.

      They work well for long cargo, especially when you preserve the car's length (not like the shorty hatches ie: the Mazda 3). Also good for a US car buying public that seems to prefer the sedan profile over the wagon profile.

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      06-25-2012 11:55 AM #7
      The Dart suddenly became more interesting to me.
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      06-25-2012 11:56 AM #8
      Too bad the interior, shifter, clutch, and overall build quality is still horrible

    9. 06-25-2012 11:57 AM #9
      looks better than the sedan which looks like a rental car. Heres to hoping srt4 is this +awd, but yea i know it's not gonna happen

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      06-25-2012 11:58 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      Too bad the interior, shifter, clutch, and overall build quality is still horrible
      Not sure if serious.

      If so, when did you get your seat time?
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      06-25-2012 12:00 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Damn good looking hatchback
      IMHO... that is NOT a hatchback.

      sure the 'trunk' and rear glass MIGHT open, but a hatchback needs to have a much more utilitarian rear cargo hold.

      hatchback rear glass should be near 90 degrees, not near 30 degrees.

      hatchback:


      NOT hatchback:
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      06-25-2012 12:02 PM #12
      Meh...hatchback, liftback....it has an opening that isn't a regular trunk. Who cares.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      06-25-2012 12:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      Meh...hatchback, liftback....it has an opening that isn't a regular trunk. Who cares.
      obviously i do.



      its the same as the issue i have with 4 door 'coupes'.
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      06-25-2012 12:02 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Not sure if serious.

      If so, when did you get your seat time?
      In the turbo sedan this weekend.

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      06-25-2012 12:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      Meh...hatchback, liftback....it has an opening that isn't a regular trunk. Who cares.
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      Looks like Hatchback/Liftback, definitely has a trunk. That's when no one cares.

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      06-25-2012 12:07 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      In the turbo sedan this weekend.
      Bummer. I was hoping you were kidding.

      Was it a pre-production car or an early production car? That could make a big difference in things exactly like you are describing.
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      06-25-2012 12:10 PM #17
      Cool!

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      06-25-2012 12:12 PM #18
      Thoroughly relevant to my interests. If there's an SRT variant of this liftback model, my chops shall be licked.

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      06-25-2012 12:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Bummer. I was hoping you were kidding.

      Was it a pre-production car or an early production car? That could make a big difference in things exactly like you are describing.
      It was on the lot for sale with a window sticker.

      The shifter is horribly vague and the fit and finish is still old Neon-esque

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      06-25-2012 12:15 PM #20
      still not really interested in one of these...
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      06-25-2012 12:16 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      It was on the lot for sale with a window sticker.

      The shifter is horribly vague and the fit and finish is still old Neon-esque
      Oh! I didn't know that they had hit the lots yet. A nice shifter and other primary controls are really important to me. Some stuff I don't care about too much, but pedal feel, shifters and steering I absolutely do.
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      06-25-2012 12:24 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Oh! I didn't know that they had hit the lots yet. A nice shifter and other primary controls are really important to me. Some stuff I don't care about too much, but pedal feel, shifters and steering I absolutely do.
      If you have your foot on the brake and push the clutch pedal in, you feel a "thunk" in the brake pedal.

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      06-25-2012 12:27 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      If you have your foot on the brake and push the clutch pedal in, you feel a "thunk" in the brake pedal.
      Wha? Weird. I assume you only got to try one car, correct?

      I may have to try one out to see if that's across the lineup or not. It could be just that there's not enough rigidity in the pedal assembly, but it could be something like a bushing on that car that's not quite right. (Not that a bad bushing would bode well for the build quality of the car, mind you.)
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      06-25-2012 12:32 PM #24
      i like it

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      06-25-2012 12:33 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Wha? Weird. I assume you only got to try one car, correct?

      I may have to try one out to see if that's across the lineup or not. It could be just that there's not enough rigidity in the pedal assembly, but it could be something like a bushing on that car that's not quite right. (Not that a bad bushing would bode well for the build quality of the car, mind you.)
      Did it to a different but similar car at a different dealer later in the day. Same thing.

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