Just wondering, why are the tops so bad from Karmann? My 2008 top has been flawless. As was my 2002.DaveAdmin said:The Sebring convertibles -- [sigh] the tops from Karmann were just awful. The old ASC tops were the most reliable in the industry.
Yes, because of the nature and the target, this was made auto, and it wasn't planned to offer it auto, because we thoought it was going to a different target, people who were going to buy it were going to be more mature and older, it was never meant to be raced like the neon, anyway it's fast and fun, and people still look at it.browens1534 said:It has an auto?
Yes Dave, this PT was planned like this one, if you see the car has a special tuned suspension, it is about 2 inches lower than the normal PT, rotors and pads are bigger, it has a larger intercooler fot the engine, tranny and steering. It cameout already with the blow off valve, stage one, and many more accesories that were offer in the Neon as options.DaveAdmin said:Wow, that's a beauty, are those seats original?
All from the Bloomberg website. Consider the source. This clown even badmouths soda pop....!BrewSwillis said:For some reason, I don't think that website thinks too highly of Chrysler vehicles:
Good Riddance, PT Cruiser Car Rentals
How Chrysler's Dodge Dart Missed the Mark
'Just Cheap': Chrysler 200 Named 2012's Worst Car
Sweet! I love the interior.Mr.Source said:
The lack of the rear sway bar in my GT was a major issue for me. I put Eibach sway bars on mine to fix that problem.Charger Red said:Good point about not buying a car when a manufacturer is in decontent mode. Unfortunately the general public has no way of knowing when this is happening. We enthusiasts then have to then suffer through the complaints from family members, friends - even strangers.
I'm maintaining my '03 PT GT as a time capsule (of sorts) to a point in time where one could barely see the detrimental effects of the Daimler era yet a preponderance of the good Chrysler stuff was still there. Example:
When I first bought my car, my organization owned an electronics manufacturer that we knew from the inside was a corner cutter. To my amazement, when I first cracked the hood of my PT to see our vendors' name proudly emblazoned on the battery straps I knew that I'd be replacing them soon. Sure enough, when it was time to change the factory installed battery at year four and 5.000 miles (despite the use of a battery maintainer in climate controlled storage) the battery straps were eaten-up.......
Poor metallurgy from a poor vendor possibly attributable to poor supplier management in a former organization overstressing cost control?
Finally a subject in whicch I am truly an expert. All types of sealed lead acid batteries (SLA) last three to five years. Many people report getting 8-10 years out of a car battery. This often happens. It is usually chalked up to manufacturing variables. You simply go the "pick of the litter".dana44 said:My first PT battery lasted 8 years, but the one in my second PT gets replaced every three years regardless what is done, it just up and stops.
That appears to be a dead link, can't find the photos!Mr.Source said: