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Bring back the PT Cruiser!

 
uglymichelemobile@gmail.com
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      03-17-2009
I think it is outrageous that they are discontinuing the PT Cruiser.

These cars should receive status as historical landmarks, like the
bungalows of Chicago!

http://ptcruiser-aka-uglymichelemobile.blogspot.com/
 
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Jerry - OHIO
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      03-18-2009
I think the PT should have been built with better parts. I have a 2002
that had a front wheel bearing fail at 15 K .My wife has an 03 with one
otter tie rod failure ,and at 60 K the rear trailing arm bushings are
shot.
My son has an 1989 Aries with 200 K that I bought new and it has two
sets of shoes & pads ,and had the timing belt changed twice so far. I
owned allot of K cars in the 80's and only thing you had to do is not
let them over heat They should have used better materials on the
Cruisers .One good thing is used parts will be easy to find .There was
only one change to front fenders & head lights.
I belong to a PT CROUSER club in north east Ohio and allot of members
also own Chevy H H R s. I call them the big brother to the PT s.

Jerry


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Steve
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      03-18-2009
http://www.thechryslerforums.com/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> I think it is outrageous that they are discontinuing the PT Cruiser.
>
> These cars should receive status as historical landmarks, like the
> bungalows of Chicago!
>
> http://ptcruiser-aka-uglymichelemobile.blogspot.com/



Its a love it or hate it design- the best kind. Now that the "hate it"
side has spoken, here's a comment from the other side: Frankly 10 years
with only a very mild facelift is a good, long run for a car these days
and proved beyond doubt that the "love its" outnumbered the haters by a
huge margin. Anything in the way of a major re-design would make it no
longer a PT. Its such a niche design that I think its fair to let it go
(and let the ones we PT owners alredy have become more collectible ;-)

What I REALLY wish is that Chrysler had any comparable-sized replacement
for it. The Caliber is such a cheapened down vehicle that it reminds me
of the 80s all over again.

Speaking of the 80s- for the guy who thinks PTs are not built as well
as a shitbox 80s K-car: step away from the computer and go actually
drive a real car. Granted, there were plenty of Eaton-inspired cost-cuts
that the PT would have been better without, but its still a well-
assembled and very solid car. Very tight, very quiet, devoid of the
acres of cheap, hard, grey/black Honda-esque interior plastics that the
Caliber suffers. In short, Light years ahead of any of the
sloppily-assembled, "random collection of parts from the supply bins to
create a new model" K-derivatives.

 
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CopperTop
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      03-18-2009
I've had many cars ranging from Audi's to Volvo's to Olds and many more.
I got a 2001 Limited Edition PT in late 2000. Still have it. It's THE
most trouble free car I've ever owned. Still no squeeks or rattles.
Early year PT's had so much content that were standard then and options
now, plus things you can't even get on PT's now. Daimler did an
excellent job of dumbing down the PT. The reason I don't have a newer
one is because they have so little in them compared to early models.
I'm still impressed with the ride, fit and squeekless body. We mainly
just drive it now to car shows and to local cruise in's.

It's still one of the most unique cars on the road. I've been the Audi,
BMW, Volvo, MercBenz route. Never again. I sure wish Chrysler would
put the same attention to detail and quality that's in my almost 10 year
old PT into the new 300's.

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Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> I think it is outrageous that they are discontinuing the PT Cruiser.
>>
>> These cars should receive status as historical landmarks, like the
>> bungalows of Chicago!
>>
>> http://ptcruiser-aka-uglymichelemobile.blogspot.com/

>
>
> Its a love it or hate it design- the best kind. Now that the "hate it"
> side has spoken, here's a comment from the other side: Frankly 10
> years with only a very mild facelift is a good, long run for a car
> these days and proved beyond doubt that the "love its" outnumbered the
> haters by a huge margin. Anything in the way of a major re-design
> would make it no longer a PT. Its such a niche design that I think its
> fair to let it go (and let the ones we PT owners alredy have become
> more collectible ;-)
>
> What I REALLY wish is that Chrysler had any comparable-sized
> replacement for it. The Caliber is such a cheapened down vehicle that
> it reminds me of the 80s all over again.
>
> Speaking of the 80s- for the guy who thinks PTs are not built as well
> as a shitbox 80s K-car: step away from the computer and go actually
> drive a real car. Granted, there were plenty of Eaton-inspired
> cost-cuts that the PT would have been better without, but its still a
> well- assembled and very solid car. Very tight, very quiet, devoid of
> the acres of cheap, hard, grey/black Honda-esque interior plastics
> that the Caliber suffers. In short, Light years ahead of any of the
> sloppily-assembled, "random collection of parts from the supply bins
> to create a new model" K-derivatives.
>
>


 
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Pete E. Kruzer
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      03-19-2009
On Mar 18, 1:11*pm, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

Anything in the way of a major re-design would make it no
> longer a PT.



Look at the change in design in the Corvette. And it's still a
Corvette.
 
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CopperTop
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      03-19-2009
"Pete E. Kruzer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:5747c051-0fcd-4764-8dd1-
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> On Mar 18, 1:11*pm, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> Anything in the way of a major re-design would make it no
>> longer a PT.

>
>
> Look at the change in design in the Corvette. And it's still a
> Corvette.
>


I had read in some article a couple years ago about a possible evolution of
the PT. Since you couldn't modernize it and it remain a retro design, they
considered a possible blending of key 30's Chrysler Aero model design
elements into it. Also going up a size using the Sebring platform and
offering a V6. That would have possibly been a very cool car.
 
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uglymichelemobile@gmail.com
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      03-19-2009
On Mar 19, 7:21*am, "Pete E. Kruzer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Mar 18, 1:11*pm, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> *Anything in the way of a major re-design would make it no
>
> > longer a PT.

>
> Look at the change in design in the Corvette. And it's still a
> Corvette.


Your nickname rules! We need to pay homage to you in a future blog
entry.....

http://ptcruiser-aka-uglymichelemobile.blogspot.com/

Rock on!
 
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Pete E. Kruzer
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      03-20-2009
On Mar 19, 1:26*pm, "(E-Mail Removed)"
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> Your nickname rules! *We need to pay homage to you in a future blog
> entry.....
>


Thank you, thank you very much.

 
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Steve
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      03-23-2009
Pete E. Kruzer wrote:
> On Mar 18, 1:11 pm, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> Anything in the way of a major re-design would make it no
>> longer a PT.

>
>
> Look at the change in design in the Corvette. And it's still a
> Corvette.


But it still LOOKS like a Corvette. The lines are a clear heritage all
the way back to the first straight-six vettes, Mako Sharks and Stingrays
too. What are they going to do to change the PT significantly? Pick yet
another 40's Chrysler and refresh the style? The HHR is a decent
modernization of an old GMC panel truck, but there are only so many old
shapes to choose from before you run out. An evolutionary re-style of
the PT would take it too far from its roots, IMO.



 
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Pete E. Kruzer
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      03-23-2009
On Mar 23, 10:24*am, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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> But it still LOOKS like a Corvette. The lines are a clear heritage all
> the way back to the first straight-six vettes, Mako Sharks and Stingrays
> too.


Still looks like a Corvette? i think I'll disagree on this point.

Check 'em out through the years.

http://www.web-cars.com/corvette/1953.php
 
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