Road test: 1997 Plymouth Prowler | Driving

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Plymouth Prowler

Road test: 1997 Prowler


In the City of you can walk … down Boulevard without raising an the locals are completely inured to the of the rich.

Yet Plymouth#8217;s Prowler to capture the imagination of the normally multitudes. Everyone from retirees to a gaggle of pre-teen boys gawked at the purple Black, white; young, male, female; almost no one was unmoved by Plymouth#8217;s outrageous hot rod.

The most succinct assessment of the charm came from a African American driving the LAX bus along traffic-clogged La Cienega Leaning out her window for a better she summed up the Prowler#8217;s appeal a simple That#8217;s a whole of bad. Chrysler#8217;s ad agency it could do so well.

When that the Prowler#8217;s price was ($53,500 here), she, virtually all the devotees, responded: Is all?. The Prowler is attainable, if not affordable, exotica. Oh sure, of us will have to scrimp to the Prowler in our driveway, but compared the usual fare for such dreams, the Prowler is something John Q. Public can at least to afford.

That the Prowler is a good is almost a moot point it#8217;s doubtful many of the who pony up such a sum for what#8217;s a plaything will ever beyond the local hip boulevard/burger

But, Prowler is a surprisingly automobile. Using it as a rolling bed for advanced technologies, Chrysler has the hot rod most of the driveability of its top-line and handling that closely the Viper.

Featuring some exotic pieces that include an double wishbone front system and high-quality aftermarket shock absorbers, the Prowler through slaloms and hairpins remarkable elan.

Plymouth Prowler

And for anyone ridden in a real custom the ride is also quite a though on certain roads the goes into a hobbyhorse that#8217;ll leave a crick in neck.

Of more concern is the fact the Prowler#8217;s 214 hp, 3.5 litre V-6 doesn#8217;t enough juice to get even a out of the massive 295/40HR20 rear Although exemplary in the LH sedan, the overhead cam engine is barely in the Prowler.

It needs a minimum of 250 to befit its bad-boy image. persist of a tweaked V-6 with those numbers in the next The driveline is smooth and the 4-speed transaxle (with Chrysler#8217;s Autostick manual option) smoothly at all but maximum throttle.

By much of the switchgear and controls various other models, has given the Prowler#8217;s cabin a complete finish. Included in the price is an AM/FM stereo a 6-disc CD changer), air conditioning and wheel-mounted cruise control and switches. And holding with a tradition amongst hot rodders, the chromed tachometer is perched on the column, its 7,000 rpm redline through the steering wheel.

The cabin#8217;s construction quality, the rest of the car, is excellent and far the Prowler#8217;s kit car roots. In fact, for the incredibly tiny amount of space (which can be augmented the optional, stylistically-matched trailer), the is much more practical its styling dictates.

For the devoted (and they are the Prowler is the best of all possible It#8217;s an attainable dream American Graffiti nostalgia and driveability #8211; all wrapped up in one package. It#8217;s that of commodities; an instant legend.

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