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Old 05 Sep 2016, 10:06 pm
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Regular Car Reviews made this really interesting review on the PT Cruiser:


What do you all think?
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ZSince I subscribe to RCR, I watched this the day it came out. Not only do I agree with everything he states, the reality is reflected in this very forum. Aging baby boomers who were the majority market for this vehicle are passing them on to poor family members, and the majority of posts here are about people trying to piece together and keep running $600 cars and have really no idea about what they are doing. Almost no new threads on performance modifications are made.
Despite the realities, the GT model has a very good value for what you get in terms of amenities, engine performance and practicality for moving furniture and relaxing with someone in the backseat and watching a movie over a laptop.
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Regular Car Reviews made this really interesting review on the PT Cruiser:


What do you all think?
Funny, makes some points that are valid. I happen not to fall into the categories they point out for PT owners.
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Ι also never realized there was such a visceral dislike, bordering on hate, of the PT and who are perceived to be their drivers. I find that very strange.

I see similar comments about Prius owner's and SUV drivers.
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Old 06 Sep 2016, 09:50 am
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I am guilty of buying the PT for exactly $500 from the executor of the estate, my mother, who wanted it gone. The car was my father's and after he passed my grandparents used the car for 8 years. Once my grandmother passed the goal was to just get rid of it.

I knew a little about the stigma the car carries but not the gritty details RCR delved into. I didn't need the car and even turned down the offer multiple times. But for $500 I figured why not - even though my wife begged me not to buy the, "... ugly piece of crap!"

Two years later and I am laughing at myself while watching this episode of RCR. I, in part, fit the stereotypical PT driver identified by Mr. Regular. But I have come to enjoy this "... bag of hot brown!" and "...mess of a machine" for what it is. No more. No less.
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ZSince I subscribe to RCR, I watched this the day it came out. Not only do I agree with everything he states, the reality is reflected in this very forum. Aging baby boomers who were the majority market for this vehicle are passing them on to poor family members, and the majority of posts here are about people trying to piece together and keep running $600 cars and have really no idea about what they are doing. Almost no new threads on performance modifications are made.
Despite the realities, the GT model has a very good value for what you get in terms of amenities, engine performance and practicality for moving furniture and relaxing with someone in the backseat and watching a movie over a laptop.

Yep. When I first viewed this a few months ago, I also thought RCR hit this one right on the head. But all cars go through this cycle. It's just more extreme with the PT Cruiser because they were so popular in the beginning and because Chrysler made so many of them. However, all three of my PT's turned heads by the time I was done with them. I used to and now again get compliments all the time. A clean good-looking PT still stands out. It's just that they are very rare. Today most are either beaters or old lady cars.

In addition to the factors that were discussed in the video, one more is the popularity today of bigger cars. I believe the whole small tuner-car thing has just about run it's cycle. Today, American muscle is the popular thing. If we want to be in today's in-crowed, we've all be in Chargers, Challengers, Corvettes, new Mustangs and new Camaros.

But the magic of the PT right now has to do with all the amenities mentioned plus the fact that they are very inexpensive to own and modify. As a very cool and unique hobby car, you just can't beat them at five times the price.
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I totally agree with handy cruiser, a clean PT really does stand out. My '01 Limited Edition really stands out from the majority of the PT's I see and I sometimes get compliments from people that happen to walk by when I'm unloading my groceries into the car, or see me get out of it, etc. Up here in the Northeast (I'm from Massachusetts), many of the older PT's you'll find look like they went for a bath in the ocean with how much body rust they have. It's not uncommon to see them with the rocker panels totally gone.
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