Dodge Dart Odometer jumps 2,000 miles?


#1

On April 3, a lady caller was distressed because the 500 mile warranty on a used Dodge Dart had mysteriously expired during a week away. She thought her son was lying about having driven 2,000 miles during the week.



I believe the son. My first car was a 1972 Chevy Vega, purchased used in 1974 with just under 15,000 on the odometer. A little over 5,000 miles later, it suddenly jumped to 30,000, not 20,000. It was painfully obvious to me that I was a victim of a used car dealer who had rolled-back the odometer. It is illegal, but it still happens.



I don’t convict people of lying until there is no longer any reasonable doubt.


#2

Apparently the guys just chose not to do the math. The kid would have had to do quite a bit of driving to put on 2,000 miles in a week. It’s certainly doable, but what would be the payoff?


#3

Zombie’s got a good point. It’d take your son about 40 hr. of driving to go that far – pretty hard to fit into a week while keeping up with Facebook.

Here’s another kind of odometer you might get a look at: gas money. Guessing about 15-20 mpg, it’d take $300-350 worth of gas. That could be noticeable, depending on what kind of job he has.


#4

There are dome Dodge Dart models that has been included in the Dodge recalls due to the odometer faulty configurations. This is a major problem indeed bec. it tracks the kms spent by the car since it was purchased. Hope this can help others for the news.