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Old 25 Oct 2004, 04:32 pm
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Default If You Could Design the PT Cruiser

I have been day dreaming. If I could design the PT Cruiser what changes would I make? I really like the car. I know Chrysler has to try to be all things to all people. They also have to stay within the parameters of the DOT specs. Here is what I would do different.

1. Factory alloy grill (not plastic)
2. Round headlights
3. Taillights that had a more vintage look
4. Maybe extend the fenders a little and incorporate running boards
5. Make the outside mirrors more retro.

The car is nice as it is now. I prefer the styling over anything out there. I believe the above changes would make it even more vintage. What would you do?
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 04:44 pm
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1. 6 Cyl N/A & turbo version. I have a 6 cyl 3.0L Turbo supra that has better mileage than my PT, even when I spend a whole day racing.
2. Rear wheel Drive with All wheel drive switch. Rear wheel drive so we could run in the drifting events and lay long patches. All wheel drive for rally races or just winter driving.
3. Window controls located at the door, instead of the dash or floor console. People in the back often look all over the place for the window controls or sometimes step on them by accident.

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Old 25 Oct 2004, 04:49 pm
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Im sure you know this, but you can pretty much do most of what you mentioned. The running boards and larger fenders require some body work, but with money you can achieve it.

What I would change,
Rear armrest pull out/fold down
Rear AC
Rear window switches
Sets that have elastic pockets in front part
Bigger floor console for more storage
Under dash cumby shelf
Possibily a roof storage area for PTs without sunroof.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 07:44 pm
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The pronto cruiser design looks nice. Just need RWD or AWD and a v6 with a turbo or supercharge option. 6-speed manual options too please.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 08:06 pm
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Projector Xenon Headlights
3.0 Twin Turbo, like the old stealth r/t tt's
Hood scoop (srt-4 style function)
Bigger intercooler
Round Foglights
All red tail lights
Dual exhaust
Different spoiler
shifter closer to driver
Factory boost gauge for turbos
Heated Mirrors
Handling package
Better Bolstered seats (viper style but wider)
Dual sunroofs


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Old 26 Oct 2004, 08:12 am
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- A reliable automatic - maybe steal one from Mercedes when you make it rear drive.
- Reliable power steering.
- Polyurethane suspension bushings.
- Ceramic brakes and decent rotors.
- A reliable multifunction switch for lights
- Put it on a diet
- Accomodate a full size spare
- Put Michelin hydroedge tires on as standard.
- Better ignition wires.
I like most of the other ideas, too.
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 06:22 pm
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All wheel drive V6 with a turbo option. and a 2 door pickup type model, that would be hot. i'll try and photoshop something. but yeah def needs more power

photoshop is kinda crummy but you can get the basic idea

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Old 28 Oct 2004, 11:34 am
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Here would be my plan for the Pt Cruiser if I ran the show.

*Put the Pronto into prodution. Keep it modern looking.

*Deleat the "Roll Bar" off the convertable.

*Make the existing PT more retro.

*Make the front end look longer. Fenders like the Cal-40 but with a grill like a '40 Ford.

*Make the fenders rounder and wider. Have running boards as an option but set it up so it looks good both ways.

*Chop the top and have a it as a Dream Cruiser edition. Who cares what color they paint the same basic car this year.

*Clean up the windows. If a Voyager mini van can have flush looking glass with no outside pillers then why can't the PT? If not then make the pillers look like part of the body and do straight up and down (look at a 30's or 40's Ford to see what I mean.)

*Offer a large Canvas sunroof like the old VWs or something like the Big Sky show car.

*Offer a stripped down verion with all the high proformance options.

*More high proformance options like a good handling kit and a V6 option comes to mind.

*Offer a streached version for people that have a family and need it.

*Set up a system with dealers and modifiers so you you can finance your PT and the mods through the dealer. You could pick up your finished cruiser and make payments on it. Swipe Burger Kings saying for it, "You can have it your way."

LOL. Vote for me as president of the PT universe!

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