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Ok, I'll admit it; the PT cruiser is a good looking car, but why do the drivers have to feel the car is race-worthy as well?

Here I was coming back from lunch in my ES following about three other cars on a two-lane road with no passing zones when some jerk in a PT starts riding my ass. This goes on for about half a mile until the road opened up into a four lane and I had already gone to Autostick mode. Second gear hits (and hits hard thanks to the anti-foam trans additive) and I quickly watch the PT disappear. I come up to a red light and the PT comes rolling up beside me, I smile that "Hey, we both like Mopar" smile and he's just straight-arming it on the wheel, revving his little 4-cylinder. Ok, fine, time to teach the little boy a lesson. The light turns green and this time I really play with him, I hold back and stay side by side with him until about 45MPH when I decide to disgrace him for real, I floor it, pull away easily and flip him off at the same time.

Moral of this story...you can't be tough when you are Cruising with a neon motor under the hood.
 

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LOL, its soo true, they are soo lame. My aunt owns one, its got all the options, its not a bad little vehicle, but it does lack in performance and handling, its like a frigin van.
 

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Good kill, btw I think that the PT looks like somebody welded a heat pump onto the front of a hearse.
 

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A guy I work with ordered and paid invoice for a limited edition PT. I told him about my lunchtime "race" and he just laughed his ass off. His opinion is that anyone who is dumb enough to go looking for races in a PT is an idiot, plain and simple. He loves his car but really wishes Chrysler would wise up and drop in a V6.
 

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My friend has one, and used to work for a dealer that sold them. He says they have the 4 cylinder from the Stratus, not the Neon. Still slow and all, just not the neon 4 cylinder.
 

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You are corect, sir!

It is the 2.4L 150hp unit found in the Stratus as well as the base engine in the short wheel base Caravan's.

Rumor has it that a "GT" Cruiser is coming out with a 200hp turbo or SC'd version of the 2.4L.
 

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The PT Convertible is supposed to be real nice. I think its supposed to have an upgraded engine as well.

If I had a limited budget and wanted a convertable, this is the one I would be getting. :)
 

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Outside of Houston down here in Texas there is a small city called Tomball. I have seen a few of the PT that a performance shop have made. They have a 2 doo cruiser, 4 door convertible but these things are fast. I was with my good friend in his BMW 328i and it beat us. I haven't been able to talk t the body shop guys but they sure are working miracles in these little cars.
 

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That convert PT is just a concept. Chrysler has determined that they will not build it until the high demand for the Cruisers slows down. They have the factory in Hermosillo, Mexico and the one in Germany(?) working 24 hour shifts and they still can't keep up with demand.
 

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I saw the convertible at the NY Auto Show...loosing the top made it a little too "Cutesie", kinda like the all time girl's car, the VW Cabrio.

Now, when the Crossfire comes out... ;)
 
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