PT Cruiser owners...likes & dislikes

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  1. Raine Linton

    Raine Linton Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm waiting for the Turbo to arrive but until then + or - comments from owners is what counts big time for me.
    Anyone approaching 100k? major breakdowns? smooth crusin'!!
    Lets talk.
    Raine
     
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    My wife has one that's about a year old. It's been a pretty nice car. The only complaint we have is that the paint chips way too easily. No real major mechanical problems, seems to be a farily solidly build vehicle. My only complaint is that the 2.4l is a bit on the sluggish side. But the upcoming 215hp Turbo Cruiser should take care of that nicely. [​IMG]
    Also worth noting, stock sound system in the car is excellent as well.
     
  3. Raine Linton

    Raine Linton Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Stephen, thanks for the info, with Chryslers rep I was concerned about the mechanical side. It's good to know that a year later there have been no major problems in that area.
    How does it handle in adverse weather? rain, snow, ice and such. The Dream Cruiser comes stacked with major standard features and the sound system is a big plus.
    I have read that it needs more horses especially if you have an automatic tranny which is why I'm waiting on the Turbo, although I'll probably go standard because I like shifting.
    Raine
     
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    Raine,

    I have a friend that owns one and they do like the looks/feel of the car other then it is Gutless as hell. If they are coming out with a new Turbo version that might fix that problem though.

    KyleS
     
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    I was looking to pick one up 2 years ago myself when it was released, but after renting one for a few days it left me rather uninspired in the power department.
    www.ptcruiserclub.org
    This board has been around since the Cruiser was released ..lots of owners and good advice.
     
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    I hope you live in a state that doesn't require a front license plate. The front end of that car, when clean, looks absolutely goregeous.
     
  7. Raine Linton

    Raine Linton Stunt Coordinator

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    This is good news in the fact that the major complaint I have found here and on other boards and reviews is the lack of power...so..bring on the turbo. Also, the drivetrain was upgraded to 7yrs or 100,000 mi. which I hope makes it as reliable as my Honda Civic Si, Thanks All
    Raine
     
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    When the PT Crusier fist came out, I went ahead and test drove it and the lack of power was a very big letdown. I loved everything else about, but the lag in power made me turn away. Now with news of a turbo edition I should see alot more people buying these.

    But I have my eye on 2002 GMC Envoy right now.
     
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    Raine,
    The car handles well in the inclement weather. Pretty much lke any other FWD car. [​IMG] No complaints there.
    I think the turbo is going to rock whe it comes out. It should be quite quick saying that it's almost 70hp and somthing like 75 or 80 lb ft torque more then the 2.4l has.
     
  10. Raine Linton

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    Hi Stephen, I talked with a dealer that said its going to be a 6 cyl instead of 4 but no price has been set. That's all I'm waiting for..show me the package!
    Raine
     
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    I do not have one nor do I play one on tv but...I saw one yesterday with white walls,and I must say it was ugggggggggggggggggleeeeeeeeeeee.
     
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    The PT Cruiser is a perfect example of the modern craving for image over substance. Let's have something that looks like an old time sedan-delivery hot-rod but with none of the Spartan inconveniences of one. We want power windows, steering and brakes, air-conditioning and the other luxuries. And of course none of the speed of a real hot-rod either, weird being that speed was was hot-rods were all about. All this based on the Neon, the crudest farm-cart of an automobile out there. Pure image, all show and no go.
     
  13. Raine Linton

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    Tom, that was my first thought, "pure image, all show and no go" but I've found that Power Windows, Air Conditioning, brakes, CD plus cassette 6 speaker stereo system, and more were in the Dream Cruiser which is was I was looking at. I realized the cruiser is based on the Neon which was a Major concern of mine and still is even with the addition of the Turbo, but with the 7yr, 100,000 mile warranty on the drivetrain it makes me feel better about the reliabilty...to a point...on the engine. Many cars can catch your eye because of the design, I like the crusier design and I want to be sure it has the balls under the hood too.
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