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Old 20 Jan 2009, 10:14 am
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Heya guys & gals,

This summer we were thinking of renting a PT Cruiser convertible for a 16-day trip through Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico & Arizona.

Do you reckon that's comfortable/feasable?

If we can't let the top down due to excessive summer heat, possible thunderstorms, etc, then I might as well go for a cheaper alternative.

Also the trunk would have to be able to store 2 normal sized travel bags.

What do you reckon?
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 11:07 am
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Default Re: driving a PT convertible in summer in New Mexico

well the trunk is kind small and it would all depend on what month you went we all know it gets hot in that there desert I don't know about rain but im pretty sure if you go the right time it could be a blast
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:26 pm
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I own both body types - and all that I can rememeber about that area of the country in "SUMMER", is heat! Except for a few mountainous areas.
1. You will give up a lot of trunk space - unless you can give up the back seats.
2. The a/c would be much more comfy in the hardtop.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:29 pm
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Trunk space.....

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Old 20 Jan 2009, 01:06 pm
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Default Re: driving a PT convertible in summer in New Mexico

Thx for the swift replies!
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 06:28 pm
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Default Re: driving a PT convertible in summer in New Mexico

I live in Las Vegas, if like me you don't mind the heat, sure. I drive my convertible all summer with the top down (except in the mornings, it can get down into the 70's, which, before the sun comes up, is a bit nippy...). The trunk is the limiting factor, oh, and wear a hat and sunglasses.
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Old 24 Jan 2009, 02:33 pm
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TRUNK SPACE!
I'm saving up.......hopefully someone will soon be selling their PT trailer!
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Old 25 Jan 2009, 07:19 am
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I wore A hat and sunglasses all last summer holidays but dopey me should have sunblocked my nose and driving arm
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Old 25 Jan 2009, 06:08 pm
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Default Re: driving a PT convertible in summer in New Mexico

Ah, yes, another good suggestion!
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 06:00 pm
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Yes!
And, don't use an umbrella, unless you want to stop quickly, or be ejected from your seat!
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