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boston
01-15-2005, 03:55 PM
Found these on a PT site.<p><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/11.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/11.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/22.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/22.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/33.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4044/33.jpg</A><p>Kinda whoopidy doo...

SV
01-15-2005, 07:05 PM
nice find <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>dissapointing facelift. it's about time for the PT to get a complete makeover, isn't it? it was new for 2001; 2006 would seem a logical time for replacement

KaRaceR
01-16-2005, 10:12 AM
when i first saw the concept for the first one iy looked more like a race car so i was dissapointed when the finished article came,<br>this looks very similar to the originla so it is not any better

hollc004
01-17-2005, 10:23 AM
Me to!!! I think the roof line just doesnt look right, I think if it was a little lower is would really give it a bit more hot rod appeal

Charger
03-09-2005, 01:45 PM
<A HREF="http://info.detnews.com/dn/pix/2005/03/09/0drive/dr09-Sneakpeek-0305n_03-09-2005_GM4NNB8.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://info.detnews.com/dn/pix...8.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">PT Cruiser gets facelift for 2006 model year<p><br> Chrysler doesn't plan to completely redesign its retro-styled PT Cruiser until model year 2009. So it needs to buy a little more time for the current edition, which gets a modest face-lift this fall, at the start of the 2006 model year.<br> The '06 PT Cruiser gets a fresher face, with a new grille, headlamps, hood and bumper. The rear-end styling also gets cleaned up a little, with a new bumper and taillamps.<br> The next-generation PT Cruiser, which isn't due in showrooms until fall 2008, will be extensively redesigned from the ground up.<br> It reportedly will share underbody components with the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer.<br> -- Paul Lienert<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: detnews

Aidan
03-09-2005, 03:59 PM
wat a kop out...this is so dissapointing. SV was right, it really NEEDS to be replaced or heavily reworked!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

skoochythatone
03-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Whats so wrong about only doing minor changes to the design? The car is unique the way it is, it might not suit everybody, but it sells good and I think it looks good, so why change something that works?

Santeno
03-10-2005, 09:58 AM
IMO there is one thing that might revive PT cruiser sales. A rework that a) gives it a new dashboard (minus that anoying colored plastic insert); and b) changes the character of the car into something sporty (give it standard performnce upgrades that can actually be felt - something like the neon srt4). Basically change it's character from a cutesy wagon to a mean little hot-rod.<p>It doesn't have to have super high end performance, but if it can be percieved as something other than a styling execrcise for middel aged people, I think that DCX might be able to squeeze another 3-4 years of solid sales out of it.

bolita
03-10-2005, 11:39 AM
Well, if you do those changes you might end up with...a Dodge Caliber! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In any case, the PT has sold more than what Chrysler had planned so now it has become an important product which will probably end up coming out similar to the California Cruiser concept shown some years back...

AM2
03-10-2005, 11:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> IMO there is one thing that might revive PT cruiser sales. A rework that a) gives it a new dashboard (minus that anoying colored plastic insert); and b) changes the character of the car into something sporty (give it standard performnce upgrades that can actually be felt - something like the neon srt4). Basically change it's character from a cutesy wagon to a mean little hot-rod.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't they already have something close to that.... in the form of a 220bhp PT Cruiser GT (Turbo)?<br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Chrysler/100466996/032160-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>If Chrysler can make a large sedan based on a previous gen Mercedes E-class and have a base price of under $24,000....<br>I wonder why they never considered making a car based on the now soon to be replaced C-class and have it start at under $20,000... <br>Imagine that... Its a RWD platform with possibilities for stronger V6 and V8 engines. Now if they do that, you've got a real hot rod.<br>

MineralMan
05-23-2005, 10:40 AM
I just saw the 2006 PT Cruiser in San Diego. They had part of the street shut down and were shooting both video and stills of the new 2006 PT Cruiser convertible. <p>You could tell it was for things like the brochure because the rear of the car had the typical body color license plate with the tacky tall letter/numbers.<p>Not too impressed with the redesign. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

PHYMB
05-23-2005, 11:35 AM
MineralMan can you describe the facelifted car? What was different, what you weren't impressed about, did you take any pics? Thanks! Any info is greatly appreciated.

Andre
05-23-2005, 01:42 PM
WHERE. I am also in San Diego and would like to shoot it if you can tell me WHERE

MineralMan
05-23-2005, 05:21 PM
It was a GT Turbo Convertbile. The facelift was exactly like the photos posted above. The headlights were scallopped on the bottom, very similar to the headlight treatment of the Sebring convertbile. The front bumper had the fog lights (like the first picture posted above), they were round lights, but in a squared off opening in the lower bumper. The rear was exactly the same as the current convertbile, with newer taillights (red/clear). They are the ones posted in the photos linked above.<p>I unfortunately didn't have either of my digital cameras or my camera phone with me. :-(<p>The photo shoot was happening in the Hillcrest area of town. They shut down all but one lane of 5th avenue between University and Washington. If you know where the Corvette Diner is, it was right in front of it.

Andre
05-23-2005, 07:36 PM
Ok, It's too late now, but I know EXACTLY where that is. If you can check ther tomorrow and tell me if they are still there (by 8 AM please, gives me time for a detour before work) I would appreciate it greatly, and if you see an older, blue Nissan Frontier (with Chrome Rims) which has obviously been offroad out there, it's me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

FordRules
05-24-2005, 05:29 PM
not very different but i like it better than the current pt