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The original Dodge Durango, 1998-2003: Successful heavy-hauler three-row SUV

The Dodge Dart was brought back as a compact car on a wide version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform for 2013; it only lasted a few model years before Fiat Chrysler shut it down so the plant could make a more profitable vehicle. Buyers could choose between two DaimlerChrysler engines or one Fiat engine; manual transmissions came from Fiat, automatics were either conventional designs or Fiat automated manual setups, the latter only used with the Fiat 1.4 turbo engine. This video looks at two Darts, each with the Fiat engine, one having the automatic and the other—which we owned—having the Fiat six-speed manual.

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