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Dodge Dart

After a reorganization, Chrysler accelerated again. In an era of disposable cars, the Dart was almost unbreakable and, stuffed with a V-8 engine, its Charger version popularized muscle cars .

Chrysler ran strongly until the market turned to smaller cars and losses reappeared.

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