Plymouth Prowler New Car Review: Plymouth Prowler ( 1999) New Car Prices for Plymouth Prowler

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Plymouth Prowler

The 1999 Plymouth Prowler, the in Show with lots of Go

by Weitzman

Plymouth is Chrysler’s and price leader line of and minivans, so where does the fit in? A vehicle that is a technological de force. A vehicle that is so from any other production it is literally hand built.

A that will draw attention than any other car today.

The Prowler is Plymouth’s of a High Boy hotrod roadster. It has front wheels, very front and rear independent huge 17 inch alloy in front and unbelievable 20 inch in the rear that are shod 295/40X20 V rated run flat This is the most bitten’ car I ever driven and it comes spending a week with a Corvette.

It took a long to get the Prowler into any kind of It became public in 1993, but it was not August of 1997 that the Prowlers found their way to That Prowler suffered build quality deficiencies and a generation 3.5L V-6 that 214 hp.

Only a few hundred were and I am sure they will significant collector cars.

The Prowler is a somewhat different It now has the second generation Chrysler SOHC 24 valve V-6 that out 253 hp at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb-ft of torque at rpm. The old Prowler was a seven car to 60 mph while the new model goes into the sixes.

My best run was but I’ve seen times of 6 and 5.8 seconds. That’s darn What is even better is it feels very quick and

Passing times also the Prowler’s ability to accelerate. the go pedal at 50 mph will sprint the to 70 mph in 4.0 seconds. A six percent hill slow that time to 5.3 seconds. It is interesting to note this same engine in a 300M produces the same passing times but slower in standing start and up hill

Not hauling 700 pounds of extra does have its benefits.

But the quickness of the Prowler was never a even with the previous 3.5L engine. Any car that like a Prowler should be quick. But this car is about profiling and the malt shop. though it has a reported top speed of a 130 the Prowler is at its best between 50 and 60 With the top down, the wind from the windshield and side is minimal and after 65 the buffeting uncomfortable.

Forget the hairdo and spf 18 sun is a requirement as a hat would blow

There is also no place to put left foot while The tight footwell doesn’t a … pedal (no room). the easy to use manual convertible top up, is nonexistent and you have to slouch in the to see out.

So what’s so good the Prowler besides its speed and This car has some significant The front independent suspension is double wishbone Indy Car with inboard Koni The rear is a lower wishbone upper lateral links coil springs over

This is really trick The frame is a box rail extruded 6061 and 6063 aluminum in T6 temper.

It has a four speed automatic for near 50/50 weight and the body is made from alloys and injected molded The brakes are four-wheel ventilated with composite rear Even the magnesium instrument serves as a structural cross

It also stops traffic and wherever it goes. It froze in the parking lot at my kid’s school.

with the trick suspension, the rides very stiff. It is on smooth, non-coarse roads. The run tires (the Prowler has no with their inherently side walls make a amount of noise, so the smoother the surface the better.

The stiff however, gives way to very and precise handling. The Prowler exactly where you point it.

The of El Dorado County are downright This is, without question, the fun and coolest way to experience Apple The rack and pinion power allowed for excellent feedback and The very firm ride is enough on the freeway, but not as pleasant on the roads.

But Ponderosa Road was actually than I expected. It was actually even at speed. The car is very and exhibited no rattles or noises than its authoritative exhaust

Plymouth Prowler

The Prowler is not a long trip The area that looks a trunk has a 12 gallon gas tank With mileage in the low twenties, is short.

What is called the is very shallow, shaped and has a total capacity of about 2 feet. Plymouth makes a custom trailer ($5,000) looks like the back end of the for long distance cruising take the 300M’s trunk and the Prowler at home).

Inside the its driver and passenger will the very nicely shaped bucket seats. The windows and are power and the superb, 320 watt, speaker sound system standard with a six disc CD located behind the passenger Button switches located on the of the steering wheel can control the system.

The cruise control are located on the front side.

The dash is very simple a center mounted 150 mph speedo four smaller ancillary the voltmeter and oil pressure gauge to the and fuel and temp gauge to the They are not really as visible as I like, except for the big tach, is mounted on top to the steering column.

But car is about exterior design. The are absolutely gorgeous. The headlights fit and are molded into the side of the just below the hood.

are twin halogen tractor that light up the road floodlights. The shape of the windshield, the proportions and the rear fenders all add up to one of the styling exercises to come out of This car could be put on a pedestal at the New Museum of Modern Art, but a waste that would be.

The if you can find one at a dealer (our dealer has been waiting for stickers for $40,000 with There are no options other the travel trailer, chrome ($1,000), black paint and yellow paint ($1,000). is standard. It has been questioned Plymouth is making any money such low production and the hand requirements of construction.

But the Prowler is about image and advertising, advertising for Plymouth. It is an builder, not only for the driver but for the manufacturer.

In the early 1990’s, tried to sell cars by you pastorale scenes of trees, and water without showing the Plymouth is using the bold and image of the most outrageous car built in Detroit (The Boys may take issue that statement considering Viper). I think the Plymouth method wins hands

The Prowler needs to be cruised I did spend considerable time looking at the car in my garage), top down, the throttle to make the engine and flicking the autostick up and down the gears while pulling G forces. Even with the ride and short but beautiful the Prowler is about as much fun as you can

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