Wait one freaking minute. Just wait. I know what a Chrysler PT Cruiser is all about…it’s a Neon that went fancy, fashionable and most nauseating, retro. They sold by the ton when they appeared because they were cute. Dealers were marking them up badly because people were paying for them. Chrysler really nailed a niche market with what, for all intents and purposes, should have remained a concept car. And if you’ve had the misfortune of working on one of these front-drive bastardizations, you know just how much of a pain that retro bodywork made simple tasks. No joke, after being asked if I’d do a water pump replacement on a PT Cruiser, I told a good friend of mine that I’d see them in Hell first.
So, that leaves me with one major question: just where in the hell did a Toyota V8 get shoved into? Is it sitting in the back, behind the front seats? Because that’s about the only way I can see this rear-drive conversion ever happening. A 1UZ should be bulging out of that super-fashionable retro front clip at all angles. Instead, the PT rolls into the burnout box just fine, rips off an ear-splitting burnout, then proceeds to bark gears all the way down the strip at Meremere Dragway in New Zealand.
In other news, dogs meow, cats bark and the sky is an interesting shade of purple. Yikes.