Thursday, July 17, 2014

P is for Poseur: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

P is for poseurs, pansies and petrified pedants.  P isn't for powerful and it certainly isn't for pants-dropping, unless you are referring to a prostate exam...because PT cruisers are predominantly driven by aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers who picked it out of the lineup of econoboxes at their nearest mile-o-cars because it looked retro but still had the same useability and driving characteristics of a Prius.  The two questions most often asked at the dealership are can I drive it in sandals and do the rainbow grateful dead stickers come from the factory?  FULL STOP -- today we are going to break down that stereotype.  It's time to put the PT Barnum back in the PT Cruiser.  Find this 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser with SRT-4 drivetrain offered for $7,500 in Chardon, OH via craigslist.

This is no ordinary retro styled Dodge Neon and although it left the factory with some under powered 2.4 liter 4-banger it is now powered by a 2.4 liter SRT-4 engine that has been built and boosted to tire smoking levels.  This is no longer a car for the fat middle aged Michael Moore impersonator, this is car for Jack Lalanne and Lou Ferrigno wanna-bes.  Get yer hulk on!!

See a faster way to get your Costco shopping done?

This post is part of Daily Turismo's 2nd Birthday Celebration -- DT's ABCs.
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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, we better not let the average 70-80 year old PT Cruiser loving lady get a hold of this one.


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