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keroppi
04-15-2004, 12:29 PM
I ran into a black PT Cruiser convertible on Crowfoot trail a couple days ago (before the snow!) driven by a young girl.
Sorry that I didn't have a picture but just think that the car is not a common seen one (yet) in Calgary.
Its rear is so high that I doubt if the driver can actually see the cars behind it...

Orbie
04-15-2004, 12:37 PM
I saw one at the Calgary Auto Show and sorry to say IMHO it looks like a basket with the rear bar in the air like that. My other comparison would be to a barbie car, for some reason if I imagine one in pink that's what it would look like. My g/f loves convertibles, especially the VW Beetle one, but even she said this one looks like a half-hearse half-basket:)

C4S
04-15-2004, 12:57 PM
:dunno: :dunno:

sigh .. another .. weird car ... but I dont think people will really buy it .. :tongue:

sputnik
04-15-2004, 01:18 PM
Cougar/Princess-mobile... like the A3/A4 VW Cabrio

Redlyne_mr2
04-15-2004, 01:25 PM
Doesn't get any gayer than a pt cab

ZorroAMG
04-15-2004, 01:31 PM
So when does YOUR PT Cab arrive Ry?

1badPT
04-15-2004, 01:33 PM
Its a unique style that isn't going to appeal to everyone. I like the PT Cruiser convertibles, and I'm guessing you'll see a lot more of them by summer. They come in two flavours Touring (with the Turbo Lite engine at 180HP) and GT (which gets the full blown Turbo at 220HP). The N/A 2.4L engine is not available for the Convertible :thumbsup: . For the price you get quite a bit - a buddy of mine is thinking of selling his truck to get one, so if this thread is really hard up for pics, I'll supply some :)

You may all hate and whatever that's fine, but if you test drove one with the top down and compared it to other convertibles, the biggest thing you'll notice is its much quieter (convertibles can have some pretty awful wind noise - the roll bar on the PT Cruiser Convertible helps to keep things quieter).

richardchan2002
04-15-2004, 01:34 PM
Does the GT version have the same engine as the SRT4?

1badPT
04-15-2004, 01:38 PM
Yes, essentially. The only difference is the injectors are a bit smaller so its basically the same down low, but up at the top end of the RPM range its starts backing off on torque around 5000 RPM. Stage 1 upgrade gives you the same injectors as the SRT-4.

Edit: I'm wrong. They installed the bigger injectors just like they did for the 04 SRT-4s. So yes - exact same engine :D :thumbsup:

C4S
04-15-2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
Doesn't get any gayer than a pt cab

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Yes yes ! that is what I am going to say !

It is gay car (but some gay car r nice !) and it is a bad gay car !
:rofl: :rofl:

Phuqu
04-15-2004, 10:57 PM
Intake manifold and other small things are different but block and turbo are the same.

We had one at work and it sold the first day.

Orbie
04-16-2004, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by sputnik
Cougar/Princess-mobile... like the A3/A4 VW Cabrio

lol definitely man! except they're more like Morbid Cougar/Princesses since it is a hearse afterall:) Oh and they like baskets:)

keroppi
04-16-2004, 02:52 AM
The one I spotted was a GT Turbo, so it's 220HP?!
Wow, would it be faster than my 330i? :nut:
But it definitely is one of the ugliest car in my opinion.

CKY
04-16-2004, 10:09 AM
all i have to say is......:barf: i'm sorry if that offended anybody, but that's just my piece of opinion

1badPT
04-16-2004, 11:31 AM
What styles appeal to someone is very personal. I like it - I might even trade for it. Cruising is great as is, but with the top down on a sunny day through bow valley parkway :love: :thumbsup:

Orbie
04-16-2004, 11:38 AM
Yeah who knows maybe a giant will come along and pick you up and take you on a picnic =) j/k!:rofl: :rofl:

Disclaimer: this is just my opinion of the convertibles, I'm sure your PT kicks 1badPT.

Seanith
04-16-2004, 01:31 PM
his is stock so i'm not sure how it "kicks".
That convertible is so ugly. What happened to street encounters of nice cars?

Xtrema
04-16-2004, 02:30 PM
Like the covertible better than the wagon. There's a little hint of Prowler to it.

But I still won't get caught driving one.

jdmsource
04-16-2004, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by CKY
all i have to say is......:barf: i'm sorry if that offended anybody, but that's just my piece of opinion

:werd: X100

frostyda9
04-16-2004, 02:55 PM
I'm pretty sure it would be picked up by a gaydar detector, but it isn't the WORST looking car/suv/whatever out there....I reserve that for the Echo

Orbie
04-16-2004, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by ~$eanith~
his is stock so i'm not sure how it "kicks".
That convertible is so ugly. What happened to street encounters of nice cars?

Stock cars can still look good, IMO you don't have to have a modified car to appreciate it.

Wildcat
04-16-2004, 04:15 PM
i saw a blue GT convertable last week and a couger was driving it, that car looks like a fucking ass-basket :barf:

turbojohngt
04-16-2004, 11:15 PM
:barf: