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Old 13 Apr 2015, 08:55 pm
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Loving the PT except for 1 thing. It has the turning radius of an 18 wheeler. I guess I am spoiled as the everyday car is a 2013 Grand Cherokee that has one of the smallest turn radius around considering it's size. Learned how to drive on Plymouth Boats so used to sway but even the old Fury3 and grand fury turned better than the Vert. Or is it just me?
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 09:08 pm
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I've owned two PT's and both had quite tight turning radii.

You might check to see if your PT turns tighter in one direction than in the other. If so, you may have a bad alignment.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 09:30 pm
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He is correct, the PT Cruiser has the widest turning radius of any car I have driven so far. You just log it in your mind and drive, turn and park accordingly.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 09:45 pm
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PT is a 2006 but only has 9000 miles on it, New tires fresh alignment it just reminds me of the boats I drove back in the day especially compared to the everyday car.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 09:53 pm
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He is correct, the PT Cruiser has the widest turning radius of any car I have driven so far. You just log it in your mind and drive, turn and park accordingly.

Start backing up into all the parking spaces...it's a lot easier than pulling in forward, unless it's at an angle.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 09:59 pm
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It the GT model that hasa wider turning radius.
My na isn't too bad, compared to the turbo.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 10:12 pm
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Bad here too - 2001 PT. Most u-turns have to be 3 pt. Really annoying.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 11:28 pm
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Yep, huge turning radius. Just the way it's designed. I had the same gripe about my Stratus R/T Coupe. Sporty looking car with the turning radius of a '70's Cadillac. Just depends on how they package the front end. My 300M Special has a much tighter turning radius than the PT or the Stratus R/T coupe, it is kinda funny. Does the below picture look like it should have an awful turning radius?! It was worse than the PT by far!

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Old 14 Apr 2015, 09:54 am
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Belonging to more than one vehicle platform I find it amusing when on forums there is a complaint about the vehicles turning radius?

It makes me wonder how so many get by day to day just simply driving their vehicle.

It is a matter of knowing and learning the capabilities of the vehicle you are driving and adjusting for different needs. i.e. how much it takes to make a successful 180 degree turn.

I would never go flying in a small plane without first asking everyone weight and doing my rate of claim tables. Nor would I attempt to make a u-turn if the radius required was to short for the vehicle I was driving? Both could have really bad end results.

I (we=wife) just recently picked up a 09 MINI. I went to a large parking lot and gave my wife lessens in driving the newest addition to the household.

This included parallel parking, stop starts, moderate and hard accelerations and braking and.....U-TURN capabilities!

Some day getting a driving licence will be more in line with getting a Pilots license! It will not be easy as a simple 30 word multiple choice test and a ride along with a grumpy DMV employee! You will actually need to demonstrate some actual driving skills before getting the licence!!!!!!
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Old 14 Apr 2015, 10:01 am
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Belonging to more than one vehicle platform I find it amusing when on forums there is a complaint about the vehicles turning radius?

It makes me wonder how so many get by day to day just simply driving their vehicle.

It is a matter of knowing and learning the capabilities of the vehicle you are driving and adjusting for different needs. i.e. how much it takes to make a successful 180 degree turn.

I would never go flying in a small plane without first asking everyone weight and doing my rate of claim tables. Nor would I attempt to make a u-turn if the radius required was to short for the vehicle I was driving? Both could have really bad end results.

I (we=wife) just recently picked up a 09 MINI. I went to a large parking lot and gave my wife lessens in driving the newest addition to the household.

This included parallel parking, stop starts, moderate and hard accelerations and braking and.....U-TURN capabilities!

Some day getting a driving licence will be more in line with getting a Pilots license! It will not be easy as a simple 30 word multiple choice test and a ride along with a grumpy DMV employee! You will actually need to demonstrate some actual driving skills before getting the licence!!!!!!


Well I 100% agree but here in Missouri I think they will pass anything that is breathing
When i went for my CDL the guy in frount of me told the lady I cant read the test some one will ahve to read it to me????I am not in any way making this up
I was sitting next to them and the lady actually read and EXPLAINED WHAT EACH QUESTION MENT

That is simply WRONG btu he passed so now we get to share thr streets with a guy who cant read

Back on the turning radius my 06 na is a little wider than i would like it to be but its way less than my 04 Silverado 2500 and I have just klearned give yourself plenty of room
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