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    This is a discussion on Fuel door popper within the Dodge Dart Tweakers Anonymous forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; Originally Posted by jsblanch ...You need a fuel filler door doesn't latch at all (never available on the Dart from the factory), to be sure ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsblanch View Post
      ...You need a fuel filler door doesn't latch at all (never available on the Dart from the factory), to be sure this can't happen.
      Yeah, this is what I want. I don't understand why Dodge just couldn't have given the Dart this. I mean why spend all the extra money engineering a push to unlock fuel doors (button or door) on a car with such a narrow profit margin to begin with. A simple door with a spring to help keep it closed would have probably been cheaper.

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      Quote Originally Posted by loxmith View Post
      Yeah, this is what I want. I don't understand why Dodge just couldn't have given the Dart this. I mean why spend all the extra money engineering a push to unlock fuel doors (button or door) on a car with such a narrow profit margin to begin with. A simple door with a spring to help keep it closed would have probably been cheaper.
      I agree with your comments. A lot of attention to detail in some areas and lack of in others. It is amazing how the little designs in the rubber pieces match in the interior. I think it is pretty cool, but from a profit margin point of view? Not so much!

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      Quote Originally Posted by loxmith View Post
      Yeah, this is what I want. I don't understand why Dodge just couldn't have given the Dart this. I mean why spend all the extra money engineering a push to unlock fuel doors (button or door) on a car with such a narrow profit margin to begin with. A simple door with a spring to help keep it closed would have probably been cheaper.
      It's not like the technology didn't already exist, and they did try to position the Dart as "superior" to other compact cars... but yeah, they could have gone for the conventional fuel filler flap with just a spring door and save some cost. I'm honestly surprised they didn't do this with the 2014 changes. I can only imagine that there was no point in changing the design at that point, since it was already a "sunk" cost.

     

     
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