1973 Dodge Dart User Reviews

1973 Dodge Dart Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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Manbearpig writes:
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Awesome, fun, fast car. easy on the eyes

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no A/C lol

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Very Fun Classic American Made Car. — I bought this car in January of 08. I paid $500 for it, it didn't really run, but I managed to get it home, and have been restoring it ever since. I have about $2,000 into it now, and it gets better every day. when purchased it was a forest green on forest green car wirth an avacado/green interior. I'm keeping the body all green, but all of the trim (vinal top, grill, bumblebee stripe, and scoops (exterior)) are black, or will be black. I have Scoops coming in the mail, for my next small project, but so far it has new Black/cactus green front seats, new black armrests, a new grill (painted black) I have fixed the front bumper vallance, and bumper itself from a wreck previous to my ownership. also I have put on new front shocks, and adjustable rear air shocks. new "Swinger" eblems on the front fenders, new windshield wiper/spray setup. the original 225 slant-6 is gone with a '77 slant-6 from a Valiant as a replacement. I've also done a little wiring, and changed out some burt out switches, and bulbs. most of the little stuff is done now, it still needs a new dashpad, headliner, back seat re-upholstry job, and new carpet wouldn't hurt. I would like to put in a 360 one of these days, and beef it up a little, buit that's later.

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TShot writes:
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Good car, great on gas

Cons

She's old

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Swinger — Had this car for many years, she's been good to me but age time and road salt have been bad to her. she needs rebuild once I have time and funds to do so she'll be better than new. cant wait...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ron writes:
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Very little rust, very easy to work on

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Too many doors, color

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Nice Driver — This was built in a time when they used real metal to build cars. I wish we didn't have winter so I could drive it year round. It is a fun car to drive, not too bad on gas. It performs very well for a family sedan

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Pierre writes:
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Never had a problem with it, even though I treated it like crap.

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I traded it in.  Wish I hadn't done that...

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My First Car. 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger 318 — This was the first car I owned. Bought it from a guy who let me drive it for the weekend to make up my mind while he went camping. It had an unstoppable 318 in it. I treated the car like crap, and it never failed me. Owned it for 4 years in Alaska. Changed the oil 4 times total. Never had a problem with the thing running at all. In fact, with the air shocks in the rear, I was able to take this vehicle places that 4-wheel drive trucks were getting stuck! I REALLY miss that car...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jon writes:
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my first car

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$550

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My First Car — 4 wheel drum brakes were incredible...it took forever to stop, transmission was invincible. (shifted into reverse at 55mph...twice!). Got terrible gas mileage, like 13-18 depending upon how screwed up the carberator was. front bench seat provided spectacular lateral support. The aftermarket stereo was worth more than the car. :)

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Richard writes:
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Fast

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Fast when it's running properly

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Fast Swinger — This is 73 Swinger with a 360, bored 0.30 over, 1970 Mopar 340 "J" heads, shaved for high compression. Runs on 94 octane pump gas, but prefers VP Racing fuel or higher-than-pump-rated marina fuel. I've got a Holley 650 double pumper, which is extremely finicky! It's got a freshly built 904, 3spd auto with a quick-shift kit and 2500 stall torque converter. This setup puts out about 375HP and the car runs low-mid 13s 1/4 mile without slicks. It's got a 12-bolt posi rear which locks up nicely on takeoff! This car is great going in a straight line, but it's not much for braking or turning. Gas mileage is unmentionable.

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Kevin writes:
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Easy to work on, pimpin' styling ahead of its time

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AM Radio!

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Bought It From The Obituaries — My "first" car, Dad said I needed something that I could fix. Well, this was it. Easy to work on, simple, and intuitive, this was an easy car to own. Used to belong to an older lady that died!

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Jason writes:
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It's an attention getter

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It's not too savvy in the corners.

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1973 Dodge Dart Sport Hurst Rallye Edition. — Restored in late 90's with my father, my WRX is faster by far, but it's nice to lay down some rubber from time to time. Hurst 4-Speed, Blackjack headers, Weld wheels, 360 V-8, Mopar performance intake, Carter AFB Racing Carb, 3:18 rear, Sky- Jackers, Fully restored.

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Jose writes:
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Very fast car 355 cubic inch engine

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Sometimes the brakes would'nt hold it

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My First Muscle Car. — This was my first brand new car, at the beginning was drove in the streets, later was converted in a full time week-end drag racing vehicle. Ended with a .060 in. over sized bored engine, full roller cam and rockers, 5.57 ration rear end, 5,000 rpm stall converter, full manual shifted auto-trans and trick paint.

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