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Posted July 19, 2005 at 03:50 pm
Ours aren't. The fronts are, as is the 'unlocked window' logo.
So far, that's it on the list for the dealer to look at.
Posted July 19, 2005 at 06:40 pm
Posted July 19, 2005 at 06:53 pm
If I didn't know better, I'd say I could not believe they would do that....
Posted July 20, 2005 at 06:35 am
Posted July 20, 2005 at 06:58 am
It's kinda cheesy removing something like that. I mean, it's not that big a deal, but it's a nice touch to have them lighted. I'll have to pop out the center switch and see if it's just a missing bulb.
Posted July 20, 2005 at 11:25 am
Posted July 20, 2005 at 04:57 pm
I noticed the glove box didn't have a light.
Maybe they cut stuff to pay for the Turbo
Posted July 21, 2005 at 06:52 am
Posted July 21, 2005 at 08:13 am
The car just hit 1000 miles on the way in this morning. Average MPG to this point is 20.6 on 4 tanks, I'm sure it'll improve. Mostly local driving. Same type of driving netted me 25 mpg average on the old Neon (auto as well). Interesting about the premium fuel upping the MPG....it offsets the higher fuel cost?
They definitely lowered the price the easy way; lowered the content. Most, but not all, of the deleted equipment can still be added. Some permanent deletions (alarm on Touring, package shelf on Base) are a bit odd. Adding cloth seats to the Ltd, IMO, is a good idea. Not everone likes leather.
I think they also trimmed it down so that when people compare the '05 to the refreshed '06, they'll say 'Wow, look at all the stuff they made standard!'. You know, short attention spans and all
Posted July 21, 2005 at 10:42 am
Well, remember I have a Turbo so were not talking the same deal. I am at a break even as far as $$ goes for the fuel economy. I filled up yesterday morning and it was $2.519 for Exxon Supreme vs 2.319 for the regular. Part throttle power is GREATLY improved with the premium, in fact makes it WAY to easy to spin the tires. Owner's manual specifically points out that regular(87 octane) be used for the "turbo-lite" engine, so who knows. A friend of mine who works for Siemens that has been into Chrysler Turbo's for years says ALL turbos should be run on premium for an optimum spark curve and general performance. They make the controllers there for our cars. About 6 or 7 weeks ago my mileage was down to 21mpg. I drive at least 84 miles daily for my commute. About 60 miles of that is driven at 55mph, mainly to conserve fuel. I have the option of driving on the local limited access highway, but speed limit is 65mph and that is just too fast for the PT's to get any decent fuel economy. Anyway, he suggested that I make sure the gap on the plugs was exact(which is .050 for the turbo), and to switch to premium gas. Two of the plugs were gapped at .052. Corrected that. Mileage shot back up to around 25-26. Since I went to the Amsoil, mileage went up to 27. I historically was a Mobil I user, but since Barry had talked me into trying out the Amsoil, it is pretty much what it is cracked up to be.
Posted July 21, 2005 at 01:03 pm
Posted July 21, 2005 at 01:26 pm
Probably should have started another thread for this....
What does your 5 speed tach at 65mph? Mine is right on 2500 rpm. I haven't compared directly yet to see how much exactly I lose driving at 65 yet. Coming soon though! My commute is pretty consistant for that type of stuff now. The guy said you could go as low at .045 on the plugs. DON'T go past the .050 on the turbos though. Seems to be what I have read on the SRT4 forums. Those guys seem to like the NGK's too. My Champions were pretty used up at 4500 miles, I was VERY disappointed in them.
Posted July 22, 2005 at 06:51 am
Hope all is well!
Posted July 22, 2005 at 07:22 am
Posted August 7, 2005 at 09:28 pm
On our '03 Touring --
the dash switches for the front windows labeled "AUTO" are illuminated, the rear window dash switches and the rear window switches on the console are not.
On our '04 Limited --
the dash switches for the front AND rear windows are all illuminated, the rear window switches on the console are not.
Neither of the power lock switches are illuminated on either car.
I've looked at the switches on the '03, it doesn't look like there's anyplace for any bulbs...perhaps they're LED's...?
Posted August 8, 2005 at 09:56 am