The Head Turner

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The Head Turner


Byline: By Maxine Ashord

If first impressions count for anything I don't think I would have gone near the PT Cruiser as my initial thought was bring out your dead!

However, looks can be deceiving and, after a week behind the wheel of the retro-styled Chrysler model I soon realised first impressions can be wrong.

Inside it is roomy, stylish and bears a slight resemblance to the quirky VW Beetle with its round dials and features...and it's a great drive too.

Despite its unusual shape, the PT (Personal Transportation) Cruiser is deceptively spacious. It is shorter in length than the Renault Megane Scenic yet total passenger volume is just one cubic foot less than the mighty Jeep Grand Cherokee.

And versatility is certainly the name of the game with its unique front and rear seat configurations. This means the PT Cruiser can carry five people as a passenger car or simply the driver with the capacity of a spacious van.

The model supplied for the test drive ( the top-of-the-range Limited ( boasts leather/suede seats, chrome bodyside mouldings, alloy wheels, front fog lamps, cruise control and a leather covered steering wheel. …

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