Monday, August 26, 2019

PT Cruiser and Parking


About 20 years ago Chrysler came out with the PT Cruiser, it was one of the first "retro design" cars, with styling cues from the late 30's early 40's.  It had an innovative interior with flexible seating and the boxy design created a ton of interior space.  Unfortunately, the driving experience and ergonomics really let the car down.  It was not updated and design moved forward around it, and it has been discontinued.  In the last couple of years it was built, in an effort to sell a few more, they chopped the top off and created one of the ugliest convertibles in the history of world car design (the convertible is on a top 25 list of the biggest automotive mistakes world wide.)  My sister owned to PTs. The second one was a convertible she bought for a song while living in Florida helping out my parents.  

Above is the best use for a PT cruiser.  Crushed by a tank, just to show what a tank can do, driving over a line of parked cars.  There are times when it would be fun to own a tank. 

Ever wished you had a tank?   

8 comments:

  1. I definitely want a tank. So useful to deal with people who do the wrong thing on the roads. I am not sure what they were called here, maybe Cruiser and they were noted for their retro styling and almost running boards.

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    1. It was a neat looking design,

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  2. Only for parallel parking, if I'm allowed to run over cars legally. It would save me the trouble of finding a clear space to park. I've had a license for about forty years now, and still can't parallel park. I seem to be unteachable in this department. Are tanks manual or automatic? I also can't learn how to drive a stick shift :)

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    1. The GM Hydramatic transmission that was commonly used through the 1970's, was developed for use in tanks in WWII.

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    2. Well, David, thanks to you and google I now know more than I ever wanted to know about transmissions! I suppose a Monster Truck can clear a parking space equally well. They're probably all stick shifts :(

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  3. PT cruiser was as ugly as it was distinctive. and no tanks (hahahahaha), I don't need an extension of my womanhood!

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    1. How about something to clear traffic out of the way?

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  4. Never even crossed my mind.

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