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Old 01 Mar 2007, 03:33 pm
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Hello all, I was wondering if your PT's have the same problem as mine, I have a 03 GT PT Turbo and the turning radius on it sucks, I mean, its not hard to turn but if im doing a "u" turn or I want to make a sharp turn it seems to go to a certain limited point and wont go anymore, Im just wondering if they are all like that or if there might be a problem with it.
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 05:27 pm
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Hello all, I was wondering if your PT's have the same problem as mine, I have a 03 GT PT Turbo and the turning radius on it sucks, I mean, its not hard to turn but if im doing a "u" turn or I want to make a sharp turn it seems to go to a certain limited point and wont go anymore, Im just wondering if they are all like that or if there might be a problem with it.
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imho, probably the worst feature of the breed - has the turning radius of a crewcab pickup or your average straight-bed truck. Embarrasses me in public every time I have to back up and have another go at a parking slot or the like. And it's such a small car - no excuse for it...
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 06:05 pm
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Thats kinda what I was thinking[V] at least its the only prob that I have with it, I love everything else about it, but thanks for clarifying that for me.[^]
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 11:08 pm
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Yeah, the turning radius is bad. Related to the use of 17" wheels, I hear.
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 08:46 am
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Actually, not just related to the GT. The NA has the same issue of poor turning radius, but not worth trading the car for.
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 11:57 am
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yes the turning is horrible !! [xx(]
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 02:59 pm
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Ah well, the turning radius is an irritant, but everything else about the little wonder is...just wonderful. [|)]

My bro disparagingly refers to it as "The Flying Shingle". But that's okay...I kinda like the name... [8)]
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 03:09 pm
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The turning circle is a direct result of the front end tightness... if the wheel wells were wider to accommodate sharper steering angles, there would be even less space under the hood.

Take it from someone who parallel parks every day; you will get used to it. (May take a year or two, but you can get used to it).

Besides it keeps 1d10ts from cranking in too much steering at too high a speed on under inflated tires and flipping over; Think of how much fun Ralph Nader, etc. would have had with =that=.

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Old 02 Mar 2007, 04:33 pm
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I just call her my little red bus and stay away from tight parking areas!!
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 12:41 am
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Yeah, I am still trying to get used to this issue. I've only had my black 2004 Limited Platinum Turbo Lite 2 weeks. My other car is a MINI Cooper S which will turn around in NO space at all! These cars are like little magic vehicles. You get in them and they seem big until you see them with other cars. Then they look small. Then you try to turn 'em and they're big again. Weird!
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