To be fair, though, I’m not sure which is worse–this sad excuse for a car, or Spiderman 3.
Not sure why the PT Cruiser comes up for such abuse. They were good cars and excellent sellers for Chrysler for quite some time. Had Daimler not pulled the plug on Plymouth, it might have saved that division.
I’d rather have had a 2 door panel truck or mini pickup variant, but there was likely much more market potential in the convertible. With the 5-speed and the turbo engine, they’d get up and go, too.
I’m not sure, but I think Edward was specifically berating this particular Spiderman themed PT, not PT Cruisers in general.
Neon station wagon
A very high percentage of PT Cruisers around these parts have a flame paint job or pinstripes or some other such cosmetic modification. I call it the “PT Poseur” phenomenon (PTPP). I suppose the “honest, I’m a 1940 Ford” styling encourages that short of thing. Pin striping is something that I could live with, but not a spider on the front of the car. That joke would get old pretty fast. Imagine having to drive your Spiderman PT Cruiser when you’re angry or you just want to be left alone!
Some particular variations may be more appealing than others, but I like PT Cruisers. I don’t care for the Neon-based drivetrain, but I like the compact retro cruiser look. In a world of overexposed modified 60s muscle cars that are virtually undriveable to rice rockets that look like they are ready to blast off to the moon, looking at all of the different combinations of PTs that I have seen can be fun. Most of the ones that I see on my usual circuit are adult owned and themed and done well.
Something fun and tasteful. Much better than listening to fart cans roll by.
Agreed. Too bad the PT wasn’t a Plymouth.
When I first read about the PT in the car magazines, my first thought was “This thing is a Chrysler?!” I did like them, though I have never driven one or knew anybody that owned one (well, other than Richard Bennett, and he lives two states away).
It really, really should have been a Plymouth. Say the word “Chrysler” and I automatically think of New Yorkers and T&C station wagons.
It’s better than the Spiderman movie, but only in the sense that having a massive fatal heart attack is better than being torn apart by wild dogs.
+100! I just spewed Diet Coke on my keyboard…
I rented a PT turbo convertible some years back while in Vegas. I didn’t really care for it much. With the top down, the rearward visibility is essentially zero due to how tall the folded top sits. My favorite convertible rental car was a 2003 Mustang – it seriously made me think of getting one afterwards.
I’m fine with car modifications, even if hideous. Anything is better than swimming in the school with hundreds of other beige Camcords (well, that was the 1990s, now it’s jellybean SUVs).
As far as the retro-kits for the PT, they seem like a good idea on paper, but the proportions of the vehicle just don’t lend themself to a decent-looking result.
My apologies for the rambling musings – It’s late Friday, brain all used up for the week . . .
My regular PT Cruiser always made me smile because of the way it looked. I owned a red one and it was my daily driver for 100,000 miles. Oddly enough, the convertible version was, imo, uglier than homemade sin. Unfortunately, my example was also mechanically a POS Neon that gave up the ghost at 110k miles.
It should have been offered as a Dodge and they should have offered a panel version of the car for businesses like the HHR was. They probably would not have sold many but it would have broadened awareness and interest.
HHR–Cobalt station wagon
I like PT Cruisers, but this one?
Augh! AAAAAAGH! My eyes!!!
Had one in high school, got nick named the PT Loser. I loved them though.
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