This Retro Review Reminds Us How Odd The Plymouth Prowler Was

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It's hard to believe that this thing ever made production.

The Plymouth Prowler is one of the oddest cars that we have ever seen. It started off as a concept in 1993 and was eventually put into production from 1997 to 2001 as a Plymouth, then from 2001 to 2002 as a Chrysler. A total of 11,700 units were built, all featuring a front-engined, RWD, rear-transmission layout. Engineers wanted the Prowler to resemble old-fashioned hot rods, but the drivetrain really ruined any notion of the car's sportiness. Prowlers originally came with a 3.5-liter V6 with 214 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission.

Later cars were given an all-aluminum V6 with 253 horsepower, but it was still hampered by that awful automatic transmission. Motorweek reviewed the Prowler back in 1997, and thanks to tape converters we can now remember how odd this car really was.

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We have seen what the Prowler could have been if it was given a V8 engine, but we still think that this was one of the ugliest cars ever built. You may disagree, but we won't deny that this car would turn heads, whether that was for a good reason or a bad one.

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