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Old 09 Feb 2010, 09:44 pm
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Hey Guys

Nice forum you have here. I'd thought I would introduce myself and tell my PT story. I have been looking for a new used car for the last six months and while always liking the look and style of the PT, I was put off by the Chrysler name tag and the issues they have been having. My buddy also has a Sebring and has had an engine go with sludge problems so I had a bad taste in my mouth. So I have been looking for a Toyota or Honda to replace my old Camry but the prices are insane. So I'm at a used car lot last week looking at a Honda Accord and being bored with the sight of it, and annoyed that it has high mileage and they want a small ransom.

And that's when I spotted Jenny (yes I named her already) I swear I thought she winked at me, she was an 04 touring cruiser in pristine new condition with 53,000 miles and it was thousands less than the Accord. It was love at first sight and once I saw the clean car fax report I bought her on the spot of course after I pretended I didn't want her and got some more money off.

Even though my eyes were blinded by love I still took a two year warranty to cover almost everything so I wouldn't worry about it being a Chrysler. It's funny back in the day a Mopar would have been my car of choice.

You know I'm a guy in my 40's and this was the first car I have been excited about and bought with my heart and not my head in a long time. I actually enjoy driving it and I'm looking forward to customizing it a little, no pimp ride but just a little something to stand out.

Well glad to be part of the forum I have already learned a lot from you guys.

Dino

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Old 09 Feb 2010, 10:34 pm
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Welcome to the forum, I am sure Jenny will provide you with many happy cruisin miles !! Happy Cruisin !!
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 11:31 pm
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Welcome Dino! Just watch out for the Mod Bug!
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 11:33 pm
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Welcome Dino! Just watch out for the Mod Bug!
Thanks, but what's a mod bug?
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 12:10 am
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Thanks, but what's a mod bug?
It's the bug that bites you after you've made the first modification. It causes a need to do more and more to your PT. There is no known cure.
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 07:58 am
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Welcome to the Forum Dino, Jenny sounds like a beauty. Santa said it all about the Mod Bug. It is infectious!!!
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 08:52 am
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Welcome! You made the right choice.
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 09:11 am
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It's the bug that bites you after you've made the first modification. It causes a need to do more and more to your PT. There is no known cure.

I hear you Bro, I know the symptoms well, I have been into Harley's for a long time and have owned three old Mustangs over the years but the Mustangs were a while ago and at that point in life I had to choice between diapers for the kid or parts for the Mustang, it wasn't an easy choice but ended up with diapers.

And now I have pretty much spent hours on line already researching stuff I could do to her on a budget. And I do tend to go overboard whenever I get a new obsession. It's just that she is such a customizable car, as you all know already.

Thanks guys for the welcome
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 05:10 pm
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Welcome to the Forum and PT ownership.
I'm on my second PT, got used PT GTs for my daughter & Son-in-law, and all have been very reliable.
You will want to get good wires (NOT the stock ones) and put in new plugs (gap at 0.040).
You should have the auto flushed (flushing machine that gets all the fluid) and be sure they only use ATF +4 - assuming it's an auto.
I am a synthetic oil believer, and when I buy a used car I immediately change the oil & put in synthetic - then I know what's in there, and when it was changed.
Enjoy.
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 06:08 pm
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welcome
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