23rd Sep 2014, 16:40

An engine may blow at 50K miles if the truck is exposed to extreme conditions. Did you leave it outside on all the really cold nights? It needs to be winterized, or this type of thing can happen.

24th Sep 2014, 14:36

You obviously have a low opinion of Chrysler, so that begs the question - Why did you buy the Dart?

24th Sep 2014, 17:52

My garage-parked car had the engine blow not at 50K miles, but at 5K miles. As in five thousand. As in "still new".

It's a common problem with Chrysler 2.0 Tigersharks, according to my dealer at least. He tells me new cylinder head replacements are a frequent issue.

In the case of my 2.0, the replacement cylinder head wasn't enough -- the car is still overheating, they want to put a new crate engine in it, and after 29 days in the shop, they have literally no idea when that's happening.

Clearly, getting my car running is not a priority for the automaker and the dealer. If having a reliable car (or a car that is quickly serviced in the event of severe failure) is important to you, it's best to avoid the Dart.

Consumers seem to understand this innately, as Dart sales have been terrible.

28th Nov 2015, 03:41

Apart from the engine failure, which can happen on any car, all your negative comments would have been seen during the road test. And you seem to really hate this car. So why did you buy a Dart?

29th Nov 2015, 01:59

The Dodge Dart hadn't been around since 1975 when it came out in 2013. So the assembly line might have been a little rusty on this newly designed model. But I am never quite sure why buyers buy brand new models right out of the box. There were a lot of problems on that first year model run as expected. Recent years have been a lot better. Sometimes the public wants to be the first on the block to own something that no else has. But it's a double edged sword, and sometimes someone has to pay the price.

29th Nov 2015, 21:39

Actually, the previous Dodge Dart was last "around" in 1976, but not sure what that has to do with anything, as the only things it has in common with the current model are the name and the number of wheels...