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2014-06-12 01:18:49 AM
 
2014-06-12 06:22:31 AM
They actually improved the aerodynamics on that one. Also:

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2014-06-12 06:23:07 AM
And:

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2014-06-12 07:28:09 AM
I like the concept.  The modern day Cinderella carriage is kind of a cool idea for the right occasion, but why, oh why base it on that should-have-been-an-abortion vehicle?
 
2014-06-12 07:38:39 AM
Big Daddy Roth was ahead of his time.

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2014-06-12 07:40:57 AM
I didn't think it was possible to make the PT Cruiser look even worse.
 
2014-06-12 07:44:14 AM
Why would a Patrol Torpedo vessel be classified as a cruiser?
 
2014-06-12 07:47:39 AM
While on a vacation a few years ago, I stayed at a hotel which was hosting some sort of PT Cruiser club.  The parking lot was full of gaudy, stupid cars, and the owners were invariably obese.

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2014-06-12 07:48:17 AM
www.militaryimages.net

Like a boss...
 
2014-06-12 07:48:32 AM
The only pt I've seen and liked was modified to look like a baby 1940s car with actual chrome and no plastic trim pieces.
 
2014-06-12 07:51:06 AM
Let me go on record saying that I liked the PT Cruiser because of its retro styling.

What I didn't like was that it was a Chrysler product, which meant that it would start falling apart around
50K.
 
2014-06-12 07:54:51 AM
Yo dog, I heard you like unreliable crap, so here's a PT Cruiser.
 
2014-06-12 07:59:33 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Let me go on record saying that I liked the PT Cruiser because of its retro styling.

What I didn't like was that it was a Chrysler product, which meant that it would start falling apart around
50K.


^This

I had one the first year of production and loved that car so much... just too bad it wasn't built to last. Started *really* falling apart around 75k miles and was in the repair shop almost every month, then I knew it was time to get something new.
 
2014-06-12 08:02:22 AM
Ugly car. Friend of mine had one and she was so proud of it. I had to keep from wincing every time I got near it.
 
2014-06-12 08:02:57 AM
Most spitefully horrible shiatbox ever to grace the UK from the states...

...who thought that ACTUALLY looked good? Other than funeral directors and Stevie Wonder?

/that said not the worst car i've ever been in...that honour goes to the Ssangyong Rodius...I didn't even realise it was possible to make shock absorbers from jelly and wadded toilet paper.
 
2014-06-12 08:05:38 AM
Who makes the worst drivers? A lot of folks would argue SUV drivers, generally oblivious and incredibly slow to turn, are the worst. Others say it's soccer moms in minivans, ignoring the road to scream at their spawn. Many argue vociferously for BMW drivers. And there's a good argument to be made for all those niche groups like folks with Puerto Rican flags hanging off their mirrors, cars with gothic script across the back window announcing the death of their homey, cars with spinners, cars with fart cans, trucks with shotgun racks, cars with Illinois, Maryland, or Florida plates, trucks with trucknuts, etc.

But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."
 
2014-06-12 08:07:38 AM
www.allpar.com

...Yeah.
 
2014-06-12 08:10:12 AM

OtherLittleGuy: [www.militaryimages.net image 529x341]

Like a boss...


Like a real boss?
 
2014-06-12 08:11:01 AM

LtDarkstar: DjangoStonereaver: Let me go on record saying that I liked the PT Cruiser because of its retro styling.

What I didn't like was that it was a Chrysler product, which meant that it would start falling apart around
50K.

^This

I had one the first year of production and loved that car so much... just too bad it wasn't built to last. Started *really* falling apart around 75k miles and was in the repair shop almost every month, then I knew it was time to get something new.


^ Thirded. I quite liked my PT Cruiser. Drove like the crappy Neon it was, but I REALLY liked the retro body style and you could haul quite a bit in it when necessary. Engine block cracked at 10 years and 90,000 miles, so I figure I got my money's worth, especially since the trade-in was at Blue Book value even with the leaky engine.
 
2014-06-12 08:11:33 AM
Damn it. Let's try that again.

www.ridelust.com

Looking mighty sweet. Mighty. Might. Look sweet.
 
2014-06-12 08:11:56 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Who makes the worst drivers? A lot of folks would argue SUV drivers, generally oblivious and incredibly slow to turn, are the worst. Others say it's soccer moms in minivans, ignoring the road to scream at their spawn. Many argue vociferously for BMW drivers. And there's a good argument to be made for all those niche groups like folks with Puerto Rican flags hanging off their mirrors, cars with gothic script across the back window announcing the death of their homey, cars with spinners, cars with fart cans, trucks with shotgun racks, cars with Illinois, Maryland, or Florida plates, trucks with trucknuts, etc.

But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."


They are primarily driven by women.
 
2014-06-12 08:12:12 AM
Proof we never really had to worry about losing the cold war.
 
2014-06-12 08:12:15 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."

Hey my mother in-law drove one of........oh, about that, never mind.
 
2014-06-12 08:12:55 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Who makes the worst drivers? A lot of folks would argue SUV drivers, generally oblivious and incredibly slow to turn, are the worst. Others say it's soccer moms in minivans, ignoring the road to scream at their spawn. Many argue vociferously for BMW drivers. And there's a good argument to be made for all those niche groups like folks with Puerto Rican flags hanging off their mirrors, cars with gothic script across the back window announcing the death of their homey, cars with spinners, cars with fart cans, trucks with shotgun racks, cars with Illinois, Maryland, or Florida plates, trucks with trucknuts, etc.

But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."


Pfff speak for yourself!

I owned a PT Cruiser and probably drive better than you do.

The only reason I owned one was because they were cheap (it was my very first car) and they looked different than all of the other lemming boring cars on the road (Honda Accords, etc are the most boring looking stupid cars on the road) And I liked the fact you could fold all of the seats flat and fit a ton of cargo in that thing.. it was almost like a minivan in that regards. I also got the optional subwoofer which was built right into the side of the trunk (so it didn't take up any extra room) and the stereo system was just great!

It had it's bright side, but too bad it didn't last long..  Since I got one the first year of production no one knew how well they were built / how long they would last. But I enjoyed that car a whole lot while it did last.
 
2014-06-12 08:18:00 AM

LtDarkstar: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Who makes the worst drivers? A lot of folks would argue SUV drivers, generally oblivious and incredibly slow to turn, are the worst. Others say it's soccer moms in minivans, ignoring the road to scream at their spawn. Many argue vociferously for BMW drivers. And there's a good argument to be made for all those niche groups like folks with Puerto Rican flags hanging off their mirrors, cars with gothic script across the back window announcing the death of their homey, cars with spinners, cars with fart cans, trucks with shotgun racks, cars with Illinois, Maryland, or Florida plates, trucks with trucknuts, etc.

But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."

Pfff speak for yourself!

I owned a PT Cruiser and probably drive better than you do.

The only reason I owned one was because they were cheap (it was my very first car) and they looked different than all of the other lemming boring cars on the road (Honda Accords, etc are the most boring looking stupid cars on the road) And I liked the fact you could fold all of the seats flat and fit a ton of cargo in that thing.. it was almost like a minivan in that regards. I also got the optional subwoofer which was built right into the side of the trunk (so it didn't take up any extra room) and the stereo system was just great!

It had it's bright side, but too bad it didn't last long..  Since I got one the first year of production no one knew how well they were built / how long they would last. But I enjoyed that car a whole lot while it did last.


It did not matter that it was the first year of production. It was a Chrysler, it was going to be in the shop non stop.

Last time Chrysler built reliable cars was in the mid 80's.
 
2014-06-12 08:19:07 AM
Fat chicks who's favorite color is purple that own fuzzy handcuffs like PT Cruisers.
 
2014-06-12 08:19:32 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Who makes the worst drivers? A lot of folks would argue SUV drivers, generally oblivious and incredibly slow to turn, are the worst. Others say it's soccer moms in minivans, ignoring the road to scream at their spawn. Many argue vociferously for BMW drivers. And there's a good argument to be made for all those niche groups like folks with Puerto Rican flags hanging off their mirrors, cars with gothic script across the back window announcing the death of their homey, cars with spinners, cars with fart cans, trucks with shotgun racks, cars with Illinois, Maryland, or Florida plates, trucks with trucknuts, etc.

But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."


Yep.  I'm not sure if it's the car itself, or the personality types who are attracted to owning gimmicky shiat tier cars of the PT cruiser ilk, but it's a guaranteed clusterfarker to be sure.

That car is an abomination.  Some kid around the way from where I work put a flame wrap and has a damn supercharger on his maroon PT cruiser.  It's a rolling facepalm, and as bad as this dude drives, I'm convinced it's got to be some sort of trolly social experiment.  No one can be that lame.
 
2014-06-12 08:23:48 AM

LtDarkstar: And I liked the fact you could fold all of the seats flat and fit a ton of cargo in that thing.. it was almost like a minivan in that regards. I also got the optional subwoofer which was built right into the side of the trunk (so it didn't take up any extra room) and the stereo system was just great!


Technically, a PT Cruiser is a minivan. That's how it's classed on the government crash tests (four-star rating!). The fact that you could easily remove the rear seats created a really huge amount of cargo box for a car that small.

I predict they'll be REALLY collectible in 20-30 years. Hipsters will drive them ironically, and since the quality is so rotten, they'll be rare and valuable, like AMC Gremlins and Pacers.
 
2014-06-12 08:31:22 AM
The only good thing I have to say about it is that it is the easiest sub-compact car to have sex in, since you can fold down the seats. Provided someone is willing to have sex with the driver of one of those turd-mobiles, of course.
 
2014-06-12 08:41:54 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu:  But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."

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2014-06-12 08:42:15 AM

OtherLittleGuy: [www.militaryimages.net image 529x341]

Like a boss...


"See his "D" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum"

/that line sounds dirty as an adult
 
2014-06-12 08:43:27 AM

LazyMedia: I predict they'll be REALLY collectible in 20-30 years. Hipsters will drive them ironically, and since the quality is so rotten, they'll be rare and valuable, like AMC Gremlins and Pacers.


rare != valuable. Especially with crap cars. I saw a fully restored 73 gremlin for under $40k and that's because the dude overvalued his work and spent a lot of time on it. Get a 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO if you want a great, rare car that will get more valuable over time.
 
2014-06-12 08:44:39 AM

LtDarkstar: I owned a PT Cruiser and probably drive better than you do.


Ditto. Mine was bequeathed to me by my great-uncle, so you don't look a gift-horse in the mouth. Those fold-flat sheets were a God-send as I could fit ANY art project in that car. Also, at the time, everything I owned. That said....

Mad Scientist: The parking lot was full of gaudy, stupid cars, and the owners were invariably obese.


I notice this now, especially since the car died (too much time in the shop at only 78k-ish miles) and I traded it in ... How do these people drive PTs?! That engine was horribad. I mean, really, really awful. I even had the "larger" engine in mine and it was a dog. My family's Town & Country had more umph in it and it probably weighed about the same, if not LESS than the PT.

/doesn't buy Chrysler any more... period.
 
2014-06-12 08:45:13 AM
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2014-06-12 08:51:57 AM
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2014-06-12 08:52:14 AM
These things were all over the place in France, almost as much as I see them over in the States.

also...CRUISER BRUISER!

/arm punch
 
2014-06-12 09:01:17 AM

LtDarkstar: DjangoStonereaver: Let me go on record saying that I liked the PT Cruiser because of its retro styling.

What I didn't like was that it was a Chrysler product, which meant that it would start falling apart around
50K.

^This

I had one the first year of production and loved that car so much... just too bad it wasn't built to last. Started *really* falling apart around 75k miles and was in the repair shop almost every month, then I knew it was time to get something new.


Word. Except on mine, it lasted to 80k. Then the transmission basically disintegrated, along with some other issues. I decided to go the "spend $5k and keep it for another few years" route. I know it has a horrible reputation, but it's the perfect car for my needs. And dammit, I do indeed like the way it looks. Screw you haters.
 
2014-06-12 09:03:49 AM
My obese wife drives a first year PT that has 126k miles on it now. Only needed oil changes and other basic maintenance like 100k flush and timing belt. Taking bets on when it self immolates for surpassing the expected 6 month life expectancy.
 
2014-06-12 09:07:47 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Damn it. Let's try that again.

[www.ridelust.com image 300x213]

Looking mighty sweet. Mighty. Might. Look sweet.


The pt cruiser is the bastard offspring of one of these being raped by a minivan.
 
2014-06-12 09:13:36 AM
I always preferred the "WT Cruiser" monicker, as in "white trash Cruiser".  I find it highly accurate in about 9/10 of spottings of such vehicle.
 
2014-06-12 09:17:15 AM
Oh great. Another 'STOP LIKING WHAT I DON"T LIKE' threads.
 
2014-06-12 09:20:45 AM

WTFDYW: Oh great. Another 'STOP LIKING WHAT I DON"T LIKE' threads.


What you don't like those?
 
2014-06-12 09:21:26 AM
I wonder how many dash cams it has... I wonder how many hidden cams are in the coach too...
 
2014-06-12 09:27:12 AM

Tr0mBoNe: LazyMedia: I predict they'll be REALLY collectible in 20-30 years. Hipsters will drive them ironically, and since the quality is so rotten, they'll be rare and valuable, like AMC Gremlins and Pacers.

rare != valuable. Especially with crap cars. I saw a fully restored 73 gremlin for under $40k and that's because the dude overvalued his work and spent a lot of time on it. Get a 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO if you want a great, rare car that will get more valuable over time.


No, thanks. Boring-ass styling on that thing, looks like a Civic and a BMW had sex. Plus, GM build quality is equivalent to Chrysler. I'm gonna hang on to this, value be damned (photo isn't of mine, but same color).

www.johnharrisautosales.com
 
2014-06-12 09:30:56 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Fark your PT Cruiser I've a horse outside.


I forgot how much I love this song. Thanks for putting it back in my ear!
 
2014-06-12 09:33:41 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: But they're all wrong. The very worst drivers of all are PT Cruiser drivers. This is incontestable fact. Any time you see a PT Cruiser on the road, you can guarantee with 100% certainty that it will be driving badly. I do not understand this. "Well, it looks like you failed your driving test. Here's your complimentary PT Cruiser."


Don't blame the driver.  That's just how they handle.
 
2014-06-12 09:34:57 AM

Pangea: TuteTibiImperes: Fark your PT Cruiser I've a horse outside.

I forgot how much I love this song. Thanks for putting it back in my ear!


"He looks like Billie Piper after half an ounce of coke"

www.ecardmedia.eu
 
2014-06-12 09:38:00 AM
PT as in PluTo. Here boy, good dog. Looks like the front end of a pooch.
 
2014-06-12 09:39:47 AM
Didn't they touch upon this in Scrubs?
 
2014-06-12 09:44:07 AM
Since when do they sell these new vehicles "Pre-junked" from the dealership? You'd probably get more money buy selling then straight to the scrapyard off the lot. "American build quality", it seems everyone has these high standards expected for it, yet settle for cars that the ignition switch goes wonky, and kills everyone inside. People expect the world in an American car, yet are penny frugal.I'm glad I'm old enough to put those days behind me. Just buy the car you want, and be done with it.
When I lived in Texas, I remember I saw a PT Cruiser, all ghettoed out. I don't know when a custom car meant seeing how many stickers you could put on it, or how much "custom" stuff you couldbuy for it it the "performance" section at Autozone. The stickers are worth more than the car.
 
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