What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled In defense of the PT Cruiser

While there’s plenty of jokes to be made about the styling and the people who drive them, underneath all they hokeyness there’s actually a genuinely brilliant car. I understand why their owners love them so much.

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Illustration for article titled In defense of the PT Cruiser

They’re hella practical, they drive better than any car light truck in this class should, and they’re quite comfortable. The Cruiser is a good intemediate size, too, especially compared to what people are buying nowadays. It’s five inches lower and over a foot shorter than a Rogue while having roughly similar interior dinmensions. Plus, you can’t deny that that color-matched interior is stylish af.

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Illustration for article titled In defense of the PT Cruiser

While it has lots in common with today’s crossovers that have dropped all pretenses of truckness, I see them more as a revival of those tall early 90's wagons like the Civic Shuttle and Eagle Summit. They drive like a car and get car fuel economy but are flexible enough to be someone’s only vehicle. People tend to hold onto them until they go to car heaven and I get why.

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Illustration for article titled In defense of the PT Cruiser

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