Drum roll please...........................
to a 2013 Dodge Dart SXT.
Yup.... can't believe I'm typing the words here...... but it's true.
To be fair, I really like my Cruze LS 1.8 auto. But, I have always wanted something Red, Alloys, Turbo benefits, and a manual for that good old feel of "being engaged".
I couldn't afford the Cruze that would of gave me those items, so I opted for value.
I have been looking for a year end leftover or whatever where the dealer is willing to take a big hit to enable me to get in under the wire. It just ain't happenning with a Cruze.
But after engaging in a teaser ad put out by Dodge, I nipped at the line. I test drove a SXT 1.4 T manual and was very impressed with the Dart. Then the "looks" starting weaving
a sticky little web around my head, and I'm afraid I may consider defecting to Dodge as soon as tomorrow. Across the board, it appeals to the kid in me, while still being practical. Which is what the Cruze has been about too. It's just that, for some reason, it has this sort of "Viper" vibe going on somewhat. I can't really explain it, but I must admit, I'm really thinking of doing it if the "numbers" can be made right. Biggest three things? The manual shifter seems a bit more substantial in the hand and in it's communication. The dual chrom exhaust look and even sound a tad growly from the outside. (Turbo factor? At Idle? Dunno) and the front face looks a bit more "sports car-ish", if you will.
I'll know by later tomorrow evening. And Then you fine folks will know too..... Does Cruzemeister - the guy who could never afford a Vette - who went from a Saturn ION to a Chevy Cobalt to a Chevy Cruze - join team Mopar? Does the Viper become the new found fantasy flagship to dream about while doing a little heel-toe in a Dart?
We shall see chillin' ...... we shall see.......