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2002 Chrysler Prowler

  • 2002 Chrysler Prowler Base Roadster
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      253/255
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $44,625
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2002 Chrysler Prowler Review

Pays homage to the Ford Roaster of 1932 with an awesome design that catches every eye of passersby.

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Overview

The 2002 Chrysler Prowler has become outdated after being on the market for six seasons. Chrysler discontinues the two-passenger, retro-look roadster for the 2002 model year. The major change this year concerns the addition of the Inca Gold paint color option, as well as the Silver body color. The last of the 300 remaining Prowlers have the Deep Candy Red finish. This results in a beautiful pearl coat that sparkles in the bright light. Appropriately enough, the shimmer in the spotlight suits such a magnificent roadster as it goes down in history.

Nonetheless, the 2002 Chrysler Prowler remains in circulation. The automaker may even bring back the uniquely styled Prowler in the future. The Prowler definitely has the attention-grabbing factor and the engine sound to make it a worthwhile purchase.

The underbody hardware of the Prowler looks impressive, sporting an aluminum body, frame, suspension components, and engine. These contribute to the light-weight body that weighs a little bit over 2800 pounds—almost equivalent to the Neon, but this roadster offers much more than a compact sedan. With the 20-inch wheels used on the rear and 17s on the front, the market doesn’t carry another automobile quite like it. The 2002 Chrysler Prowler proves well worth the time to check out before it leaves forever.

The Range

Body Styles: two-seat roadster
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Prowler

What's New

The Prowler adds a new color called Inca Gold for the 2002 model year. The retro-styled automobile remains unchanged otherwise.

Exterior

Unique provides the only description necessary when labeling the exterior of the 2002 Chrysler Prowler. Well, a few other terms like retro-style, cool, and fantasy-like can be used as well. The design looks modern and hip with many excellent features. For those who love the open air, the Prowler has a folding fabric top. The glass rear window, a quality feature, even has a defogger. The Prowler rides on chrome alloy wheels–measuring 17 inches in the front and 20 inches in the rear–that give the Prowler an individual look.

Interior

The two-seat design of the 2002 Chrysler Prowler accommodates two passengers in the sophisticated cabin. The interior features leather upholstery and bucket seats, along with a nice-looking cluster of gauges that look easy to read. All Prowlers come with air-conditioning, cruise control, a manual driver’s seat with six-way functionality, a six-CD changer, an Infinity cassette stereo, and remote keyless entry. Additional features include power locks, power windows, and a theft-deterrent system.

Performance & Handling

The performance of the Prowler’s powerful V-6 impresses drivers. The two-seat uses the same engine as the Chrysler LHS and 300M, a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 253 horsepower. The automatic four-speed transmission diverts power to the rear. It incorporates the popular AutoStick system that allows the driver to make manual gear changes with the flip of a lever.

Some owners say the 2002 Chrysler Prowler sounds too noisy, while others feel that this gives a certain personality to the car. One thing commonly stated among the owners is that the cargo space remains practically non-existent. However, few purchase a roadster for its hauling abilities.

Safety

The safety features of the 2002 Chrysler Prowler include four-wheel disc brakes, child seat anchors, front headrests, a passenger deactivation switch for the airbag, dual front airbags, and electronic brake force distribution. Traction control, side-impact airbags and anti-lock brakes remain unavailable for the 2002 Prowler.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chrysler Prowler: 16/21 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Attention magnet
  • Cool-looking drop top
  • Powerful premium stereo
  • Quick acceleration

You Won't Like

  • Attention magnet
  • Stiff ride
  • No manual gearbox
  • No V-8 option

Sum Up

Pays homage to the Ford Roaster of 1932 with an awesome design that catches every eye of passersby.

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