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Old 09 Jun 2010, 06:15 am
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Hi everyone Im new to the PT forums. I currently own a 2004 neon R/T. I am deciding to trade it in on a PT. I have been searching to try to find answers to a few questions but not so much luck. First Im looking for a PT cruiser with the 2.4L turbo. I want power to play around with. Which PT should I look for and stay away from? Obv. a 5-speed GT would be the first choice but they are so rare to find. I found a 2004 platinum series Turbo a couple miles from my house. Mod wise how far would I be able to take this thing and how well will that 4speed auto hold up. Thanks
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 06:48 am
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The engines in the "turbo lite" and the GT are identical - only programming sets them apart - if you get a Stage 1 CPU from dealer or used you will have the same as a GT on Stage 1.
The auto isn't THAT bad, be sure to have it flushed with ATF + 4, and do not "get on it" in 4th, have it kick down to 3rd befopre burying pedal.
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Ok thanks.
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 07:23 am
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You don't say where you are, but here's a 5-speed GT:
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 11:47 pm
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Im in PA. I went and checked out one at the dealership today. He wanted $8900 for a 04 platinum series with 59000mi. Is that alittle high? I found a bunch on autotrader for $6900 with around the + or - 10000mi.
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Look on auto trader, craigslist, cars.com

I got a 06 GT 5 spd convert with 41K miles for 10K$ private party. KBB was about 13K dealer, and 11K Private.

I found most of the private party cruisers were better condition, ones on used car lots were terrible.

Be patient and take your time. Find one where someone has records and the car is clean and in good condition. THey are out there. If your not car savy have a mechanic check it before you agree to buy.
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Keep looking, I got a steal from a Nissan dealer. 2005 GT HO with 47K for under $8000. They are around
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2003 GT is alot of fun with a 5speed except when I have had to pay for repairs....waterpump....rad...fan...ac charge...brakes....cam sensor....timing belt...tires....lets PRAY its all good till I sell it
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DINGO:What part of PA are you in?MJB
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