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I took this pic last night, before heading out to get gas, and get groceries.

Almost 6000 miles since getting it fixed and back on the road.

Had bad water pump and radiator fan motor, among several other issues, sat in driveway over a year, and was going to be sold to a salvage yard.

However got a new job with 60 mile round trip each day and didn't want to drive my Corvette that much, the PT Cruiser has been good after fixing a lot of problems, probably over 1000.00 of parts in it, plus getting it free (girlfriend's old car), cheap transportation.

I'll say this, driving this, then driving the Corvette is fun, and going back and forth.

Both cars are so different the way they drive, it's refreshing to change it up.

Also working on getting my 1965 C10 shortbed pickup back on the road too.

Didn't mean to end up having 3 vehicles, just worked out that way, had the truck since 17, Corvette since 25, and hopefully will have the PT Cruiser a long time, I'm 42 now.

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Got rid of our 2002 a few years ago. It needed at least 2 motor mounts and front struts.
Question: we had the 5 speed manual...Is the manual harder on motor mounts then a automatic?
 

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Launch and decel 'shock' on the fore and aft mounts may be harder on stick-shift than automatic. Especially with aggressive launching.
The stick-shifts have a bobble-strut as an aft mount. It is a hydraulic damper to control sudden rotation of the eng/trans.
The fore mount in a stick is stiffer than the one in an automatic and is a different part #. The rubber cushion block is more robust.
I put a stick one on my Neon. It cured a 'bucking' at cruise.
 

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Your PT is still a baby, wearing diapers
I would love to see a picture of that vehicle. My wife's 07 at 95,000 seems like a baby compared to my 04 at over 455,000. Hers has been garage kept and looks like new. I can't imagine this one.

Henrydcc: What year is it? I can see it is 2006 or newer. Must look nice.
 

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His is an '07, see post #6 for a pic of his PT

He's in Puerto Rico, which looks like perfect weather for his 'vert :cool:
 
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His is an '07, see post #6 for a pic of his PT

He's in Puerto Rico, which looks like perfect weather for his 'vert :cool:
Thanks! I failed to make the connection. :D
What a good looking vehicle.
 
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05 GT, 112,367 miles. She is getting some much needed attention right now. I have stockpiled numerous parts to replace or add, including new half shafts, front and rear sway bars, shocks and struts and numerous other things.
Very nice :cool:

Are you the original owner?
 

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I'm at 91,208 on the speedometer. I'm not sure what the actual car has. :D

 
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