So put yourself in the shoes of a new car buyer any time between 1963 and 1976. You are buying a sensible compact car that gets good fuel economy with a bit of punch on demand when passing another car on the highway. The Chrysler A body fits the exact description of what you want, you find yourself looking at a dodge dart but it's a very large dealership so your salesman advises you that he also has a large range of valiants available as well. Any color, powertrain combo, and options are available on either one. Which one do you prefer and why. Dodge dart or Plymouth valiant.