PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
What I don't like about the Cruiser

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06 Nov 2005, 03:30 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Williamsburg, VA, USA.
Posts: 8
Default What I don't like about the Cruiser

Don’t get me wrong I love driving and modifying my Cruiser. I’ve wanted one since they first appeared but…….

But why did they:

Make it such a gas hog?
Make it so hard to change the halogen bulb in the headlight?
Not change the headlight to something that looks the part?
Change the taillight so that it was more retro?
Include an idiot light rather than an oil gauge?
Do something better with the space where the coin holder is?

Thanks for letting me vent. I’ll take a chill pill and go to my room.
[8]
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06 Nov 2005, 03:15 pm
2step's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Texas.
Posts: 1,672
Default

QUESTION-----------------------ANSWER

Make it such a gas hog? Heavy car, big 4 cylinder
Make it so hard to change the halogen bulb in the headlight? Style over function
Not change the headlight to something that looks the part? More aerodynamic
Change the taillight so that it was more retro? Match the front?
Include an idiot light rather than an oil gauge? Yea, at least give us an optional gauge package!
Do something better with the space where the coin holder is? Someplace to keep tip money for when you cruise to the hamburger stand

This can all be addressed by aftermarket parts and money.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06 Nov 2005, 09:56 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Phoenix, Az, USA.
Posts: 90
Default

Why did they make the seats so high, not able to lower enough?
Why don't they offer a GT/SRT with Mopar dual exhaust, stage 2, bigger disc, and special colors?
Why is the Route 66 only available in N/A version?
Why isn't the 6 disc changer standard?
Why don't they offer solid bright red?
Why does the convertible top end before the body does?
Why isn't there a stop under the seats to keep things from rolling from back floor to front?
Why doesn't the bin under the seat actually hold cd's, not just promise to?
But I still love my 05 GT!
__________________
motortrendforummoderator
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 11:06 am
quicksilverdon's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Felton, Delaware
Posts: 20,501
Default

Quote:
quote:Originally posted by coolvanillagt

Why did they make the seats so high, not able to lower enough?
I agree with you there!
Why don't they offer a GT/SRT with Mopar dual exhaust, stage 2, bigger disc, and special colors?
Why is the Route 66 only available in N/A version?
Why isn't the 6 disc changer standard?
Why don't they offer solid bright red?
Why does the convertible top end before the body does?
Why isn't there a stop under the seats to keep things from rolling from back floor to front?
Why doesn't the bin under the seat actually hold cd's, not just promise to?
???? Mine does.....
But I still love my 05 GT!
Why'd they drop the flexible heated mirrors?? - at least make 'em an option......
__________________
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
Isaac Asimov"

'05 Limited Turbo Lite, (Silver, of course)4-wheel ABS, Sunroof, Spoiler. Mods: E&G Classic grill, K&N FIPK, BTG duals, rear lowered 1.5", LED washer lights, $20 catch can, Aoogah horn, Weatherflectors, Sunroof Deflector, Fuzzy Dice, rear logo flames, rear pinstripe graphic, Gen3 Taillights, rear sway bar, hood struts, Strut bar.
Traded in '02 Silver Touring Edition w/87,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 12:33 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sparta, MO, USA.
Posts: 83
Default

That's right QSD, and sway bars too.
Maybe the big redesign in 08 will add some of these features back but they don't seem to be moving in that direction now.
I asked my dealer why they redesigned the front end this year and he said customers wanted a more "sporty" look. Who in the world buy's a PT because it's sporty looking? I bought it because of it's "retro" appearance!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 02:54 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sterling, VA.
Posts: 293
Default

1) Why does it have to turn on the AC when I want to defrost my windshield? I know it dries the air and clears the windshield faster in warm weather, But Sheesh, who wants cold air blowing on a winters morning before the car heats up? If it's not defrosting fast enough, let me decide when to turn on the AC.

2) What's up with the turning radius? Why does it have to be so big?

__________________
Joe R - 2003 Electric Blue PT Cruiser GT Turbo

http://www.pbase.com/robinjoe/pt_cruiser
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 04:47 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Long Island, NY, USA.
Posts: 80
Send a message via AIM to ptgt2point4
Default

Turn radius! Is da suk.... my only complaint!
__________________
Black 2003 PT GT 2.4 H.O. DOHC Auto Stick...Air Force One intake...Mopar BOV...Mopar Dual cat back...Proud member of the Stage 1 Cult!
~Tector~
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 05:36 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Somerset, New Jersey, USA.
Posts: 358
Send a message via AIM to satellite66
Default

I wish the mileage was better but it is still the coolest car on the road to me.
__________________

2003 Electric Blue 5spd
Many on the political left are so entranced by the beauty of their vision that they cannot see the ugly reality they are creating in the real world.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 05:46 pm
Hooligan's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,023
Default

[:X] I agree, it is the coolest car on the road.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 11:04 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Livingston, TX, USA.
Posts: 764
Default

Quote:
quote:Originally posted by robinjoe

1) Why does it have to turn on the AC when I want to defrost my windshield? I know it dries the air and clears the windshield faster in warm weather, But Sheesh, who wants cold air blowing on a winters morning before the car heats up? If it's not defrosting fast enough, let me decide when to turn on the AC.

2) What's up with the turning radius? Why does it have to be so big?

1) It is common for the defroster to turn on the AC on cars. If the cold air bothers you, turn the temp control to max heat, that will solve that problem.
2) While I totally agree with you, front wheel drive cars typically suffer from larger turning circles than rear wheel drive cars. It obviously isn't considered to be a 'big deal' by Chrysler or they could have improved it some. You will also notice that the larger the stock wheel, the larger the turning circle to make sure their isn't any chance of tire rub.
__________________

2003 Almond GT AutoStick, body colored rear splash guards and hood struts, chrome gear shift, AC & vent knobs, billet steering wheel spokes and pedals, AMX1397 Turbo-Intake Pipe.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 PT Street Cruiser Announced skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 3 23 Sep 2013 07:37 pm
2004 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 10 18 Jun 2009 08:57 am
2006 PT Street Cruiser Route 66 Edition skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 35 17 Nov 2007 02:39 pm
2006 PT Cruiser Pics and New Specs skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 14 13 Nov 2005 08:46 pm
New 2005 Convertible PT Dream Cruiser skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 4 11 Jan 2005 06:12 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors