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Old 02 Jun 2004, 11:54 am
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I am doing a project and I need some help. If anyone can tell me why they bought their PT Cruiser, especially if you are in the 18-24 range, please help me! Also, if there was one thing that you like most about your PT Cruiser, what is it? Thank you very much!
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 12:11 pm
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Location: New Lenox, IL.
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I'm 36 years old. I bought my Dreamcruiser Series 2 because it was limited to only 7500 units built, it was a special color with color matched interior pieces and special badging. It was fully loaded with every available option and most importantly it was a turbo car. I also love the retro styling. This is what I liked about the car.
I would rather have gotten the 5 speed, but my wife needs to drive this car too. There is enough space for two kids and space in the back for a stroller or groceries. It is front wheel drive so it will handle well in the snow. Gas mileage was better than my Jeep. I can fold down or remove the seats and haul things I couldn't with a car. These were the things I needed in a car.
What I don't like about it is the location of the seat heater switches, the crappy turning radius, the lack of a locking center console (although I like the armrests, so you can't have both) and I absolutely hate front wheel drive. I'm also not happy that the computer is smart enough to know when youv'e done mods to the engine either.
Basically I bought it because it is a multipurpose vehicle that still has some "coolness" to it and was quick. It was my alternative to the dreaded minivan which has a cool factor less than zero.
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 12:12 pm
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I have a 79 Malibu that I've fixed up and since I was 16 it was my daily driver. However, I'll keep it short and just say older cars don't make the best Daily Drivers out there.

At first I was looking at Subaru Imreza Wagons, but all of the newer ones were out of my price range. I wanted somethign practical, and beause they were AWD, wagon, and got good mileage I though it would be a good choice.

Since they were all too expenisve I decided to look at other cars. I went to a dealer to look at a PT Cruiser, and on that very same day we bought it.

I like how it looks, but I knwo many people do not. However, I'm not the kind of person who will just buy a based on how it looks. It was a very comfortable car. I loved the moon roof, leather seats, and the way the interior was layed out. Its slow, but I don't mind because I still my other car. Decent mileage, comfrotable, and has alot of cargo room in the back.

I wanted a good economy car, but I do not like alot of the ones out there. Most of them are just too small on the inside. I'm used to my old big car and vans, so needless to say I don't feel to right sitting in the cramped interior of a small car.

I wanted a Practical Daily Driver, and I got it
Here is picture of My Cruiser\'s Mirror

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Old 02 Jun 2004, 03:12 pm
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I'm 28, but waited for years for a fast version PT (PT GT's).

The reasons I bought the PT GT:

1. Styling
2. It's deceptively fast (Most people think its slow)
3. Police don't bother me, because they think it's the slowest thing on earth
4. Insurance cost is cheaper than most sports cars for my age. (Thank God, the insurance company don't have a clue that it has a powerplant of an SRT-4)
5. Tons of aftermarket goodies to customize a cruiser
6. I can be a packrat and toss all my junk in the back
7. I wanted to be unique and didn't want to drive the common sports car in my area. (i.e. 350Z, M3, WRX, Evo, etc.)
8. Meeting the opposite sex. (Well, I haven't been too succesful in this category, but plenty of waves and looks [])
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 06:28 pm
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Im 21.

I bought the car when I was 19 (almost 20) b/c I needed a new ride. I loved hatchbacks but most I were looking at were too slow. Then I remembered the PT Cruiser. I loved the retro look and after looking at PTE and seeing all the tricked out PTs I was hooked. I decided on a 2001 Silver Limited...that was...until I found out they would be producing a turbo model. Later I found out it came in Electric Blue. SEXY. It had everything I wanted. Quick, enough room for friends/stuff, w/i my budget, and stylish. Not to mention non-assuming. I love surprising people with this thing [8)]

14.67 @ 94.5 <--- Self Proclaimed Fastest East Coast PT with Black wheels!!!
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 06:45 pm
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im 24
i bought my pt b/c i loved the way it looked and i knew it would look awesome all tricked out..............

\"You All Laugh Because I\'M Different, I Laugh Because YOU\'RE All The Same!\"
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 08:16 pm
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I am 22 years old. I bought my cruiser cause it was cheap and there are so many after market options available for it... and its not an import. I like the fact that I can do so much to it the most.
02\' Patriot Blue Cruiser, dual cat back exhaust, blue under car lights, airaid cold air intake, throttle body spacer and custom sound system.*Xenon front bumper (crusher), polished aluminum gas door.
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 08:48 pm
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Im 20 soon to be 21.
I bought the PT bescause it was roomy easy to get in and I need a new ride. Got a good deal through Chrysler Finacial and went for it. I also need to drive around a Grand mother of mine and she isn't the most agile person. The PT rode nice was easy to get in and out and felt solid. My aunt who only drives big cars like a Caddy or Lumina, thought the PT rode solid when she was down in my area.

I love my PT and drive it everywhere all the time. I would like a little more power, but what can I expect from a 3250 lb car that has 150 horses. I think it moves pretty well.
Just Cruisin, 03 N/A auto. TE Steel Blue w/ pearl coat & chrome package. Too many extras to list, see pics
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Old 02 Jun 2004, 10:20 pm
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sterling, VA.
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My 2003 PT Cruiser GT has the best of all worlds.

Lots of leg room, easy to get in/out of, good driving vantage point, and plenty of room for cargo. You can fit a load of 8 foot long 2X12s in it and still close the hatch.

Although it's 8 inches shorter than a Nissan Sentra (169 vs 177 inches),
"Its 121.5 cubic feet of interior volume is comparable to that of large cars such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Lincoln Town Car."
The maximum cargo capacity of 64.2 cu. ft. is greater than some SUVs, such as the Chevy Blazer (60.6 CF) Mitsubishi Outlander (60.3 CF), Saturn Vue (63.8 CF), Suzuki Grand Vitara (50.2 CF).

Yet it's 0-60 Acceleration of 6.7 seconds and 1/4 mile in 15.3 seconds @ 92 MPH (with automatic transmission) is better than a 1967 Mustang with a V8 engine (Motor Week: Manual transmissions should be faster than mine. Acceleration for passing is very fast and smooth.

According to Progressive, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is the second cheapest car to insure.

Additional performance specs: (Auto Week -

20-40 mph (first and second gear): 2.4 sec
40-60 mph (second gear): 3.5 sec
60-80 mph (third gear): 6.1 sec

60 mph-0: 126 ft

490-foot slalom: 43.8 mph
Lateral acceleration (200-foot skidpad): 0.79 g

Idle: 49
Full throttle: 78
Steady 60 mph: 66

And I got all all this for only $17,000, with 4,500 miles on it.
Click the link below for more photos.

Joe R - 2003 Electric Blue PT Cruiser GT Turbo
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Old 03 Jun 2004, 01:37 am
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bdevil710, I'm 60 so I can give you three good reasons! Many of the posts above are the same reeasons I have, but I think in a word the reason is 'panache'. I could afford just about any car but I wanted to be practical for a daily driver so I wanted to stay under $30K. I looked at the Mini, but it was too small and the dealers were adding a $3400 premium which I just couldn't stomach. The VW Turbo was, interesting, but was just not grown-up enough. I looked at Audi, Mustang, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, 350Z and even a '57 Austin Healey 3000S but the Cruiser just has 'it'. It's a 'package' that you can build into 'your car.' For years I had Ho-Hum drivers, even an ex-Hertz rental Tarus! I enjoy going to work in the PT, and I even go for a 'ride' at lunch...hunting for Minis and Mustang GT's.[8)]
Inferno Red \'04 GT Autostick, Stage I, BTG exhaust, Airforce One intake, V.A.K. Candy Red upper charge pipe, BTG strut bar,Hyperground, chrome side spears and grill accents.
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