1967 Dodge Dart Review

1967 Dodge Dart 2 door sedan 225 from North America

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 225 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet El Camino

Summary:

A budget classic

Faults:

Brake line (metal one going to rear of car) required replacement due to rust. I also replaced the rusty muffler and tailpipe at that time.

General Comments:

Mine is the basic model. No radio or carpet. Manual steering and manual drum brakes all the way around. Forget power windows and air conditioning. No floor shifter, or bucket seats. Minimal insturmentation. No horn ring or fender mounted turn signal indicators. This car is as basic as they come. Honestly I think the lack of features (even by '60's standards) only add to the appeal of this car. There is very little to go wrong with this car. Sure it could use a valve adjustment. Neither I nor the previous owner ever checked the condition or gap of the points or plugs. A new set of shocks would be nice, but alas my time is better spent growing my new business. I use this car daily. Although it has a very nice paint job, I take it out in the worst of snow. I take it to the grocery, and park amid the SUV's with their careless, door smacking owners. The car's purpose is to serve the owner. Not the other way around. I feel priveliged to be able to drive such an old car in great condition every day. I know it won't last as long as if I kept it garaged, and only used it on nice days. I also would like to own maybe a Camaro, or a more sporty Dart. But I do think I get more enjoyment from this car than I would from something considered more valuble or appealing. This is certainly not the nicest car I have owned. But it IS the most reliable and most enjoyable car I have owned. I would never own a new Chrysler product, but I'd have another A or even B body without question.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th February, 2004

14th Jul 2004, 17:15

I have owned a Dart and a number of other six cylinder 60's American economy cars without power steering or brakes. These are my favorite cars; they are quirky and a bear to park, but they are long on character and simple to work on.

19th Oct 2007, 15:36

These were neat cars. The idea of a car with no power steering, no power brakes, and virtually no electronics does actually have some appeal these days. I owned a '64 Dodge and '67 Chrysler in my teens and early 20's with no PS/PB, and while they could be a workout to park (especially the '67 Chrysler Newport!), they were very dependable, and you certainly never had to worry about the "ABS" light coming on, or the "check engine" light, or mass air flow sensor, etc. As much as I loved, and still love these old cars, even I would say they are best suited for cruising the back roads, rather than being on the 75 mph interstates.

I could get as much enjoyment from a '67 Dart with a Slant 6 as I could from a '67 Dart with a hotrodded 273. I suppose the dream was always the Sox & Martin hemi dart...

26th Apr 2008, 13:20

Thanks guys... I misspoke in my earlier post about the '67. It is not a first generation Dart...'67-68 was the premiere styling of the "A"-body dart. They restyled this car 2-3 times over the life of the "A" body (through '76) and I think the '67-68's are the best looking of that type.

The first Darts (in '60) were full-size, then they downsized them in '63, so mine must be a third generation.

17th Apr 2009, 12:27

A SEDAN is a 4-door car.

24th Apr 2010, 20:05

True, a sedan is a four door car; however, the Dart came in two, two door models: a hardtop - all glass on the sides, and the "post" model that had a metal post behind the door. The hardtop was mote popular, so if you simply said you had a two-door most people think hardtop. For those of us who owned the "post" model, we often called it a two-door sedan. Apologies to the purists. Did anyone notice some manufacturers are now pushing four-door coupes?

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review