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Old 27 May 2008, 02:33 pm
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Post Re: PT Cruiser Petition - Thanks!

Hi Cruisers,

New member today and found this petition. Signed today - a section of my personal message to Cerebrus and Chrysler for your reading pleasure:

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As an orignial 2003 owner who has just driven past my fifty-thousandth trouble free mile, I ask you to consider my thoughts.

I knew about the development of the PT since 1998 as I worked for a Chrysler supplier (of the Neon, and now current Caliber, Compass, Patriot) then. I have worked in the automotive industry for 10 years. I know this industry. No car I have ever seen delivers the value, utility, performance, and styling all in once beautiful package. The PT cruiser is demonstrative of a vehicle done right. From design concept, to prototype, to marketing, to fit & finish, to production. This can be the first name plate re-launch under Cerebrus ownership to take the market by storm....AGAIN.

Please Cerebrus & Chrysler, the retro-styled ship has not sailed yet! A slickly redesigned PT (start with one 4 door model to manage costs) is well within the innovation capacity of Cerebrus and Chrysler to pull off. Consider going back to the Pronto name plate if you want to "freshen" the image.

With $4 gas at the pumps, please don't forget the importance of fuel economy, as current PT's could use an improvement. A turbo diesel or hybrid electric PT getting 40-45 M.P.G. will sell very well. I'd buy one tomorrow if I could. You can even source a VERY nice TDI engine from VW if need be. Cylinder deactivation at cruising speeds would help too.

I would be happy to sign gag orders or any other documentation in order to take part in marketing surveys, testing, desing evaluations, etc. I would also be happy to drive to Michigan for any product development initiatives or consumer feed back. In fact I'd even consider working for Cerebrus just for this project alone on a contract basis.

Thanks for taking the time to hear me out.

Sincerely,

Tom S.
Quality Engineer
Orginal 2003 PT Cruiser owner/enthusiast

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I truly hope the folks at Cerebrus and Chrysler are taking a serious look at the vehicle and how to keep it alive. Does anyone have any updates? I saw one poster who claimed that they are looking at a redesign but nothing since then. Can anyone confirm spy sightings or insider info?

Thanks guys, it's good to be here. I'm looking forward to our future interactions.

THS
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