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Old 23 Feb 2013, 05:50 pm
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Those in the article that made the comments that the PT is hard to see out of should try driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The blind spots are far bigger in that beast. I should know, that's my other car. And some of the newer cars with those really high waist lines and narrow rear side windows are probably far worse than the PT.

And that gripe about the engine power being sluggish is baloney. Americans are too horsepower hungry. I drive mine around town all the time and on the freeway. I haven't ever felt that I had to get out and push yet, there's plenty of power for my needs. Only in the mountains did it lag noticeably, and the turbo version would have solved that, but since I don't drive in the mountains a lot, I don't mind one bit.

Probably the real reason the rental companies dumped them is that the PT's underhood area is very tight and hard to service and that those poor slave rental company mechs really hated to work on them. I've talked to a lot of dealer mechs and they ALL have nothing good to say about working on the PT. Personally, I will curse and swear at times when doing maintenance, but since it's my baby, I will usually forgive it when it bites me.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 06:48 pm
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Those in the article that made the comments that the PT is hard to see out of should try driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The blind spots are far bigger in that beast. I should know, that's my other car. And some of the newer cars with those really high waist lines and narrow rear side windows are probably far worse than the PT.

And that gripe about the engine power being sluggish is baloney. Americans are too horsepower hungry. I drive mine around town all the time and on the freeway. I haven't ever felt that I had to get out and push yet, there's plenty of power for my needs. Only in the mountains did it lag noticeably, and the turbo version would have solved that, but since I don't drive in the mountains a lot, I don't mind one bit.

Probably the real reason the rental companies dumped them is that the PT's underhood area is very tight and hard to service and that those poor slave rental company mechs really hated to work on them. I've talked to a lot of dealer mechs and they ALL have nothing good to say about working on the PT. Personally, I will curse and swear at times when doing maintenance, but since it's my baby, I will usually forgive it when it bites me.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 07:54 pm
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Not sure if this is the same thing but I saw this on Yahoo. I think it's very harsh Good riddance, PT Cruiser car rentals - Yahoo! Autos
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Old 24 Feb 2013, 11:40 am
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Well..considering the source.. "Blummers Businessweek" haha I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 24 Feb 2013, 02:51 pm
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I read thus article as well, which prompted me to log in from my hiatus and see what everyone thought.

I will say I do see a lot of plum pts but I didnt like how they made us pt lovers sound like a religious cult ready to commit mass suicide.
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Welcome back Dill. Long time no see.
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