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Note to the reporter. There is absolutely no similarity of a Wankle engine to the "rotary engines" use in world war II airplanes which were essentially a circle of piston's.
Google would have served you well to avoid that brain fart.
MSN does it again! Hires another writer that doesn't know his (or her) butt from a hole in the ground! There's a story for you.
Half of what is written above has no credence what so ever. The other half is seriously flawed. Some of the vehicles mentioned were never even sold in the U.S.A. Others were criticized only by people that couldn't remember to get their oil changed. And others, "Well, my second cousin's girlfriend's next door neighbor was going to buy one but he heard it was a bad car" of such a knowledge base.
Wise up and hire someone that knows what they are talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously!! Hideous!!?? Then explain to me why whenever we take our 2001 burnt orange Prowler out for a cruise we turn so many heads, get so many thumbs up, have so many people tell us what a BEAUTIFUL car it is, and have been offered $100,000 for it!!!??? We live on a main road and I have told my husband that he needs to stop putting it in the front yard because it has almost caused several accidents from people staring at it as they drive by!! We had it out just last night and I couldn't count how many people turned their heads to ADMIRE it!!! They weren't laughing at it!! A gentleman in a brand new Dodge Charger pulled up next to us and said "That's a BEAUTIFUL car!" Another man in a Dodge Ram pick-up gave us a thumbs-up and then pulled up next to us and asked about the matching trailer, how many cars have that option!!?? We have had people next to us in traffic scare us because they are taking pictures of the car with their cell phones, and while we appreciate their admiration, we would prefer they drive safely! And as for the horsepower, it has 260 and it could easily have more but when the engineers tried a
V-8 it twisted the lighweight aluminum frame, the same lighweight frame that allows the car to exercise it's lightning fast reflexes out of the hole!! And its "squished headlights"? The name of the car is "Prowler" the emblem is a prowling cat, If you really look at the car, front end low, back end high, eyes(headlights) lowered and claws extended ready to attack! Not a "pie wedge" as you ignorantly refer to it!! Apparently you have no eye for design!! And the fact that it is a limited run only increases its value!! When they first came on the market the sticker price was about $46,000 but dealers had buyers waiting for them and they were selling as high as $70,000!! And they are still holding their value today, with the fiberglass body and aluminum frame there is no worry of rust either, so they will always be as beautiful as the day they were built!! Please, there are plenty of seriously UGLY cars out there to attack, but our 2001 CHRYSLER Prowler is not one of them!! Oh, and one more point. The Prowler in your picture appears to be a burnt orange one, which would mean there are two problems with the caption. It can't be a 2002 because the burnt orange was only made in the 2001 model year and if the lighting is bad and the car is candy apple red it would be a 2002, they were made that year, but they would be a "Chrysler" not a "Plymouth" as our 2001 is because the Plymouth brand was eliminated in June of 2001, midway through the 2001 model year! So in the 2001 model year some are Plymouth and some are Chrysler, but there are NO 2002 burnt orange, and there are no 2002 "Plymouth" Prowlers, only "Chrysler" Prowlers! So the next time you feel the need to insult such a fantastic car at least get your facts straight!!
I had a 71 Vega coupe from 1978 til 1982. I put so many miles on it driving up and down the Calif coast and I5 to Oregon & Washington (180K) and never had a problem. It was a simple car for maintenance.... dang thing took me everywhere I wanted to go to include some really remote diving sites...Lost it to an accident while I was in Korea and really missed that car.