I no longer too long ago spent 30 minutes in the reduction of the wheel of a PT Cruiser convertible. And it change into shit.
Whereas you watched Episode 2 of our £5000 Sports Automobile Teach mini sequence, you’ll perceive that I swapped cars with Ethan to sample PT (or Plymouth Truck) Cruiser existence. In that scene, I did nothing but whinge, and while it will need seemed treasure I change into stretching the fact, the truth of the matter is, I wasn’t. The PT Cruiser convertible is – by a rustic mile – the worst automobile I’ve ever pushed, and that’s spectacular whenever you keep in mind the full sub-£200 shitboxes I’ve pushed over time.
So listed below are among the clarification why that automobile sucks to incredibly badly:
1. The seating jam is a shaggy dog memoir
The PT Cruiser isn’t a automobile you nestle your self, it’s a shitbox you clamber into, and almost right this moment after shutting the misaligned door, your rapid instinct is to attain for the seat lever to lower your body. Except whenever you halt this, you realise that that seat is already the full blueprint down, and that the good blueprint is up.
Raise the seat any increased, nonetheless, and you’ll quick create explore contact with the tip of the windscreen. Any increased thereafter, and folks over six foot will be taking a glimpse over the windscreen frame. It’s treasure this automobile change into made by folks that don’t effect the structure of the neatly-liked human.
2. Or no longer it is the epitome of ‘lacklustre’
Lacklustre is an grotesque, awkward phrase, which is why it sums up the PT Cruiser convertible completely. Here’s a automobile so dull to behold at it makes a Fiat Multipla behold moving, and as for the inner, I by no blueprint knew that automobile designers could moreover merely be so vapid. There don’t seem like any redeeming lines, the seats are as flat as the 2.4 inline-four’s performance, and dashboard is a sea of dull, grey plastic with Fisher Value invent quality.
3. Or no longer it is treasure riding a yoghurt pot
Cutting the roof off a automobile on the full ends in automobile makers including strengthening beams to counteract any losses in structural tension. Chrysler clearly didn’t salvage the memo, because riding the PT Cruiser convertible is what I imagine it’d be wish to pressure a joghurt pot.
It’s an ungainly, jiggly and high-sided mess of a automobile with zero poise, and as for the guidance, that’s utterly devoid of any feel so you by no blueprint in actual fact know what’s occurring beneath you. I relate that explains why it’s classified as a truck, though (yes, critically!)
4. The manual gearbox is the good redeeming feature
…And here is for 2 causes. One – since it blueprint that that that you would be in a position to roam away the automobile in tools and jump the engine off the limiter until the engine blows and two – since the grab in Ethan’s automobile change into toast, which blueprint that it won’t be long forward of it utterly fails and we are in a position to supreme be completed with it and scrap the automobile.
In summary, then, the PT Cruiser convertible merely needs to salvage in the bin. It’s grotesque, feels unsafe, is superbly uninspiring to pressure and does nothing to excite. Which might be the motive it’s the correct automobile for Ethan.