Chrysler PT Cruiser Comes Back To The Future
When the Chrysler PT
Cruiser first hit the market in July 2000, it inspired a
whole generation of hippies and surfers who could
remember the grand old days of motoring in the 1950s.
The PT Cruiser seemed at
first, a bit of a novelty, however today it appears as
popular as ever. More importantly, there are a lot of
excellent oneowners that can be purchased.
With its blend of modern
finish and 1950s styling, the PT Cruiser certainly
offered something different to the normal run of the
mill cars being sold when it first hit the roads in
Australia in 2000. While it had great looks,
unfortunately the PT's 2.0 litre engine failed to live
up to expectations for such a great looking car.
It was often criticized
for being a little too sluggish and as far as handling
went, left a little to be desired. But it still found a
loyal following. And before long they could be spotted
all over the place, particularly along the coastal
Cruiser Is A Surfer's Dream
There is little doubt that
the PT Cruiser has appeal, especially among aging
surfers. But it isn't just for the car's cool retro
looks. The PT Cruiser is actually a hatchback, and it's
the room in the rear that really has appeal.
The rear seats will fit
three adults at a squeeze (if they're on the slim side),
but will fit two adults across the back comfortably with
adequate leg and headroom.
And with the back seat
folded down there's plenty of room to throw your
surfboard in the back without any problems.
Today the PT can come
loaded with extras. And the aftermarket for PT wheels is
a big one too.
If you're looking for PT
Cruiser Wheels, here's a place that specializes in them
If you're looking for a
good used PT Cruiser, try and find one produced after
2004. In 2004, a 2.4 litre 16 valve engine producing 105
kw replaced the earlier sluggish 2.0 litre engines.
The newer 2.4 litre
engine, while better than the 2.0 litre it replaced, is
still no high performance engine though.
Join The PT Cruiser
PT Cruiser Club is a
resource for you to form friendships with other Chrysler
PT Cruiser owners/members. "PT Cruiser Club is a place
on the Internet where those interested in the PT Cruiser
can meet, compare notes, think about custom features and
get ideas, comments and experiences of PT Cruiser
owners," said Mike Challis, PT Cruiser Club founder.
"You don't have to own one, but you may want to."
Here's a link to
a merchant we trust that has a large selection of
quality made click here
PT Cruiser wheels