Love - Hate relationship with the DART - The potential was there.
I will start out by saying this will be a 100% honest review. Ok. Let me start off by saying this could be a great car, actually a fantastic value. I Wanted it to be that car. Unfortunately it has issues that will cause you to visit your dealership more than you should, mostly software. the only actual wrenching that has needed to be done is a transmission valve body failure (fixed under power train warranty) and the TPC mount replaced under recall. But many fit/finish issues besides the reliability. The last question, even though I love the car, I could not recommend it to a friend due to reliability. I would not take the car on a long, out of state road trip - And that's a shame. At 4 years 10 months and 41k miles, I have it serviced and gave it to my daughter, I hope she good luck from here on out and is patient with the car. One last thing, when I gave it to my daughter (May 1st 2018) it was in near mint/like new condition - Inside and out - not a scratch or ding literally perfect. I have taken great care of the DART. As I stated above, I both Loved & Hated my 2013 Dodge DART 1.4T DDCT Limited Special Edition.