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Old 15 Aug 2007, 04:59 am
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Default Did I make the right deal? 2005 GT Conv

Hi
This is my first post here....I was the owner of a 2003 Dream Cruiser (Gold one) sold it in 2007....but I am back....just bought from a dealer a New 2005....yes new never sold....GT turbo purple convertible....leather , Navigation, heated seats 17" chrome wheels & all of the toys included.....$18,000.00 Was this the right choice?....they did have an 07 baseline. conv....with the spring special for $20,700...
Should I look out for any problems in the 2005 model?

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Old 15 Aug 2007, 01:39 pm
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Welcome, Larry.
Well, a little late to ask now, isn't it?
Is the intake manifold plastic or aluminum? If it's plastic, you have 10 extra, free horsepower. During the '05 model year they switched intakes on turbos from cast aluminum to plastic, and that gave 10 more horses.
Other than restyling, that's the only difference.
First thing I'd do is have oil changed (use Mobil 1). The warranty says oil should be changed every 6 months, regardless of mileage, and I bet dealer never did.
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Old 15 Aug 2007, 08:49 pm
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I bought an '05 GT vert last August and have loved it. I paid $18K for it used so price-wise you did just fine. I prefer the pre '06 / '07 front end so I think you did better on the styling.

Just be careful. Hang around here too long (or the other popular cruiser forum) and you'll likely be bitten by the mod bug. Lots of options to have even more fun. Hopefully putting on Tokico HP blues (shocks / struts) and Mopar lowering springs this weekend. Stage 1 PCM soon to follow.

Enjoy it. The PT is definitely in a class by itself.
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Old 15 Aug 2007, 08:55 pm
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I think you made a good choice.

I just picked up a 2005 turbo GT convertible with 5000 miles. It still has 33 months to go on the factory warranty and came with the extended 8/80 warranty. The date of manufacture is 10/05 and has the plastic manifold.

I was also looking at a getting a brand new 2005 leftover, but this was a better deal. Does anyone know why there are still a few 2005 leftover GT turbo convertibles around? Its such a nice ridr.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:36 pm
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Anyone know of a way to find leftover brand new 2005/2006/2007 GT Convertibles?
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:56 pm
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Found mine on Car traders .com.....lead me to my local dealer...His price on the front window was $21, 650....I made him an 18,000 offer & he took it.
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You got a great deal.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 08:39 pm
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I got my 2005 PT Turbo GT convertible for 14k. It is like new since it only had 5000 miils. The dealer had it on his lot for about 1 momth and was getting ready to wholesale it out. If you look on Used Cars, New Cars, Buy a Car, Sell Your Car - AutoTrader.com and do a keyword or limited search for PT cruisers you will see that there are more than a few leftover 2005 Turbo GT convertibles w/5 speed around. They seem to mostly listed for about 20k. Does anyomne know why there are still leftovers of this model still available.
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 10:16 pm
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Hi, This is my first post. I purchase the same car in purple about a month ago. got it for $17,900 with 15k on it. I did some comparison for my area and for the milage found it to be a great deal.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 12:03 am
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Anyone know of a way to find leftover brand new 2005/2006/2007 GT Convertibles?
My dealer will do a search for me if I ask.... some won't as they think you will go there to buy.

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