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      New Member, Long Time Dart Driver

      Hello, I'm Q.

      I've been lurking on this site ever since it was created and used a lot of the data here to make decisions about my purchase, so thank you all for your contributions over the years. I fell in love with the Dart after I left college and as I was going through training, seeing all of those cheesy Tom Brady ads. The tech package of the car just fits me way better than any other options.

      I ordered a Granite 2015 Dart GT Auto-Stick back in the Fall of 2014 while I was overseas and then picked it up from a dealership once I got back home on leave.

      Over the past 4 years, I've replaced the tires twice and upgraded to an HPSI / Eurocompulsion CAI + RAM; plenty of other upgrades on my list. Sitting at 68K now with an extended 3rd party warranty for up to 100K that cost me about $800 to $1000 IIRC.

      The car has been good to me with very few problems that are only presenting as of late, hence me deciding to make a profile and get more involved with the site. I've seen some of you guys driving around GA, TN, and CT, and out hundreds of attempts to initiate a "Dart Wave" I've been successful twice; the rest were senior citizens getting groceries that were likely oblivious to me.

      Nice to meet you all.


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      "hundreds of attempts to initiate a "Dart Wave" I've been successful twice; the rest were senior citizens getting groceries that were likely oblivious to me. "

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      Quote Originally Posted by Parabolaralus View Post
      "hundreds of attempts to initiate a "Dart Wave" I've been successful twice; the rest were senior citizens getting groceries that were likely oblivious to me. "

      Eh, it was marketed as a consumer car and is now out of production; I accept its fate in the greater scope of things and concede that most Dart drivers, like other car owners, are not enthusiasts. I've found the same over the years concerning cars, guns, watches, computers, gaming, etc. Que sera sera. Love what you love and let everyone else live.

      ... and keep waving until my wrist fails.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shooter_Q View Post
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      "hundreds of attempts to initiate a "Dart Wave" I've been successful twice; the rest were senior citizens getting groceries that were likely oblivious to me. "

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      Eh, it was marketed as a consumer car and is now out of production; I accept its fate in the greater scope of things and concede that most Dart drivers, like other car owners, are not enthusiasts. I've found the same over the years concerning cars, guns, watches, computers, gaming, etc. Que sera sera. Love what you love and let everyone else live.

      ... and keep waving until my wrist fails.
      Keep the wave up! It seems no one really gets it here so I'm down to a nod...

      There isn't many of us out there and it's a great looking car so for the few of us lets be unique and keep a good car looking good.
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      Back in 2014, I use to encounter a (twenty something) girl driving a Pitch Black Dart SXT-RALLYE on my commute to work ... and started giving her the "Dart Wave" as she was exiting the freeway.

      I did this like 3 or 4 mornings in a row ... until the morning she turned and stared at me as if I was a creepy old man ... so I stopped.

      A few weeks went by ... and then one morning I was in "stop & go" traffic and realized she was in the lane next to me ... I tried not to look in her direction when I was passing her ... but saw that she was giving me the "Dart Wave"!!!

      She rolled down her window a yelled to me that she finally figured out that I wasn't "flipping her off" ... but rather that I was "throwing an imaginary dart at her"

      For the next 6 months, we exchanged "Dart Waves" every time we saw each other ... and then I started going to work earlier ... and haven't seen her since.
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      I did the same back in 2013. Everyone was oblivious to what they were driving. Like they randomly chose a Dart over a Cruze or a Corolla. No wonder the companies don't bother with cars anymore. Let me use Tesla as an example: How can you drive a car that has no "mouth" ? Seriously..... even a painted - on mouth..... they friggin' creep me out. Like "Silence Of The Sedans" .
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      Quote Originally Posted by 57ChryslerDart View Post
      Back in 2014, I use to encounter a (twenty something) girl driving a Pitch Black Dart SXT-RALLYE on my commute to work ... and started giving her the "Dart Wave" as she was exiting the freeway.

      I did this like 3 or 4 mornings in a row ... until the morning she turned and stared at me as if I was a creepy old man ... so I stopped.

      A few weeks went by ... and then one morning I was in "stop & go" traffic and realized she was in the lane next to me ... I tried not to look in her direction when I was passing her ... but saw that she was giving me the "Dart Wave"!!!

      She rolled down her window a yelled to me that she finally figured out that I wasn't "flipping her off" ... but rather that I was "throwing an imaginary dart at her"

      For the next 6 months, we exchanged "Dart Waves" every time we saw each other ... and then I started going to work earlier ... and haven't seen her since.
      Every story is a good story even if the events stop happening. "We enjoy life in the moment." - Psycho Mantis

      But yeah, like dad's dart said, most people just don't have a conscious choice of their car and therefore no identity of it.


      We need to start a thread to discuss Dart Wave presentation.

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      I have never heard of a "Dart Wave" until this thread...I will now be on the lookout for other darts to see if they know

     

     

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