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Old 16 Jan 2004, 03:05 am
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So i'm just curious as to why Chrysler hasnt made a RWD PT I know it was intended to be a family wagon/mini van grocery getter. But I see a market for a twin turbo v-6/v-8 RWD rice killer
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It was designed and built before DC had a RWD car platform. It's just a trick Neon (platform).[}]
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"twin turbo v-6/v-8 RWD" would be real nice !!
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Old 16 Jan 2004, 11:54 am
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The original PT Cruiser show car was 4WD. I wish that they had kept that concept. BTW - The PT Cruiser is not built on a Neon platform. The design required Chrysler to kill that idea and develop a unique platform.
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DB, where'd you get that info? It has always been written that the PT was built on a modified Neon chassis.
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The complete story of the PT is available in the book "Chrysler PT Cruiser" by Matt DeLorenzo and John Lamm. It has all the information you would ever want and it also explains that it does not share the platform of the Neon and it also is a very good read with many nice photos.
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Old 16 Jan 2004, 07:45 pm
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the pt shares the neon platform, It is a known fact. If that what the book says, then it is wrong!
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Old 16 Jan 2004, 09:22 pm
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DB, where'd you get that info? It has always been written that the PT was built on a modified Neon chassis.
I don't know what you've been reading, but the Matt DeLorenzo and John Lamm book has all the information directly from Chrysler.

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quote:One misconception is that the PT Cruiser is merely a reskinned Neon. Nothing can be further from the truith when you look at a comparison of base vehicles. The Neon rides on a 103-inch wheelbase and is 185 inches in overall length. It's powered by a 2.0 liter sohe 134-brake horsepower four ...It has fully independent suspension.

The PT Cruiser also have a 103-inch wheelbase, but is only 168.8 inches in overall length...In the United States PT Cruisers are equipped with 2.4 dohc four-cylinder engines that make 150 brake horsepower...The PT's rear euspension is a beam axle, as opposed to an independent setup, tp increase load-carrying capicity...

...where possible component sets such as five speed manual transmission, the front suspension and other assorted bits and pieces that could be shared were used in order to cut costs..."
A quote from Chrysler from the book (pg. 57)

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quote:Although the PT Cruiser was developed out of funds and engineering talent devoted to the 2000 Neon, very few components are shared between the two.
If you want to read more, buy the book.[|)]
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RWD requires a driveshaft tunnel which ruins the flat-floor, which would prohibit (lack of flat flor) it being accepted as a truck, which was needed for CAFE (Corp average fule economy) benefits.
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I think that a twin turbo W-12 that the new bently has would look really nice in a AWD PT
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