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In case there is any confusion on this subject, the PT Cruiser was Car of the Year 2001...the T-Bird is the
2002 car of the year...apparently.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Anyhoo, this
Cruiser and I were playing road tag
in and out of slower traffic, nothing serious, just follow the leader..until he got some crazy idea that his car of the year was...FAST?? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I know what my Elantra can and cannot do, so I mind my manners with the big boys. There was a van in the center lane at the red light. I went to the left, PT went to the right lane. We weren't visable to each other...the van was well forward. Next thing I know Cruiser-boy is surging out on the faintest hint of green. He caught me off guard, but I caught and passed him at the top of 2nd gear..around 5000 rpms. I opened it
up to four car lengths when he decided to go back to "cruising".<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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I didn't think those things were fast.... never raced one. Beware of the GT cruiser.. turbo if they ever bring it on the market.


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If it's an auto (and most are) they're not too fast, but the manual does 0-60 in 8.4 stock (vs 8.1ish for a Tiburon stock), so not too shabby.

Of course the driver can make a huge diff too. My friend's manual definitely had some get up and go <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Hmmmmm. Motor Trend and Road & Track give 8.6 and 8.9 respectively. R & T
gives 8.4 for the 2001 Elantra GLS...so does Consumer Guide. The times for the auto PT are much slower...over 10 seconds I believe. A cool car though if your into a Retro look..multifunctional. BTW, I've seen 8.1 for the Tib in Car & Driver.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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thats more what i have heard and seen those things do... hey don't seem to be much faster than me if not a lil slower... have yet to race one though.


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The manual would probably give ya a good race WytchDctr...if he could drive I mean<img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I think you would spank the auto to tears.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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