2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

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$3,999
$559
below average
105,627 Miles
1,407
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 105627
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Convertible
Engine Type: 2.4L I4 16V MPFI DOHC Turbo
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Joliet, IL
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STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L NON-TURBOCHARGED ENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE MAY CONTACT THE AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIFFERENTIAL COVER, POTENTIALLY DAMAGING THE HOSE.


Information about Dealer

Great service

5
James Austin on 11/22/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

My experience here was great! salesman was awesome and very helpful Gorgeous facility and welcoming with drinks.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 356 reviews

Great car but one nagging flaw

4.3
mobiledj on 06/25/2015

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's like a clown car: With back seats out I haul three 15-inch speakers sitting upright, DJ box, 2 big tubs of wires/cables, 8 flood lamps, 2 speaker stands, 3 mic stands, 40-in folding table, rolled carpet, case of cordless mics, folding hand truck, video monitor and stand, laptop, hard drive, props and subwoofer (front seat). Never stranded in 154,000 mi. Honest 23 mpg mixed, 28-30 highway. Easy on tires, brakes. Adequate power with 5M. But on 3rd $1,200 engine fan assembly! Fans last maybe 3 years and then A/C overheats until new fan installed. Great ride, decent handling. Quiet. Like all twin-cam Chryslers, it uses oil. I'm 6'2" and fit comfortably. Aiming for 200,000 mi as on my Neon.

Design Flaws Kill this car for me.

4
aut0savant on 01/31/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The problems start by design. This car is not user friendly when it comes to roadside emergency. the way the engine is set up, its almost impossible to simply replace a tire under an hour. the spare tire retainer is bolted under the car that must be accessed from the trunk. If you ever wanted to replace your spare tire with a full sized tire, the retainer is far to small. The thermostat retainer is very poorly designed. Chrysler has made it in such a way that its almost necessary to remove the intake manifold rather work around/under it. When the thermostat seizes -- rather than have a high-pressure release, it will just rupture a hose (usually the smallest near the air filter.)

The Best Car EVER

5
limartinez on 11/29/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

I got my PT in 2006, when it had only 57 miles on it. It has 156,000 miles on it. I have pushed it to its limits and then some. I moved from WI to TX and hauled 9x its max load pulling a trailer. The car did not give out not even when I knew I broke the engine. Literally. Never did it leave me or my family on the side of the road. Best Car I have Ever Owned. I rebuilt the old engine and purrrrrs like a kitty.... Update 6-1-2016, still have this car, besides changing the oil every 4,500 miles, I check the water levels once a month, and the oil levels, once a week. Its still by far the best car I have ever owned. I love it at the beach when I go fishing and I love it at work to and from. Minor issue, due to my hobby of fishing, I will need some work on minor rust areas. As it turns out, ocean water is not any cars best friend. Besides that, I'm at 180,000 miles now and still, the engine is going strong.

pleasant surprise

4.8
kb5868 on 05/13/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2005 PT in 2007 with 11k miles as a 16th birthday gift for my daughter, with the plan it would get her through college and then "throw it away". Well, now at 50k miles and 7 years later, this has been the most trouble free car ever. The plan was to sell it and use the proceeds on a new car, but it still looks and drive as new, she still loves it and for the $5000-6000 it's worth, is still half what I paid 7 years ago. Huge value in my mind.

Throw away car ? Not !

4.4
1924 on 05/05/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

In '02 my TC by Maserati blew up/quit. After some time/research, I went to my Mopar dealer & told him I wanted a "Throw away car" I could abuse for 5 years hauling a 500 lb. show display & inventory. So, I ordered a brand new base PT Cruiser w/ disc. brakes (safety), radio upgrade, and cruise control. I've hauled most everything: show display, bricks, '38 car fenders, most all yard stuff, etc. Problem - I liked it. Added fog/driving lights & que ball shifter knob (4 spd.). Then, 16" mag wheels & tires. Next, replaced seats w/ some leather ones from a limited. Finished w/ a used Borla stainless exhaust. @ 84,000 mi. I've done the brakes, shift cable, shocks & struts, & drive shafts.

No More Blues!

4.1
garcande on 10/24/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Well, it's finally fixed. I have a convertible again! You'll recall from my last review that I was still waiting for the parts from Chrysler which may/ or not come in December. I decided to search the web again for rebuilt parts. I finally found a company in Oregon that rebuilds the cylinders better than new. Better yet, they have an exchange policy that allows you to get the new parts up front and return the old ones for a credit. The Chrysler service team actually had to call them to find out how to install them, as they only know how to replace the complete unit (which you can't get)! I must say they were very helpful and I'm sure they never want to see me again. That's all for now!

More Blues from Chrysler

3.6
garcande on 09/27/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Well folks, I'm still waiting for the convertible top motor. I had to pay $762.00 back in June before they would order the part and they still can't say when it will come in. It's missed two due dates and now they're saying December, maybe. They can't give me an explanation, either. Other than that the car has been running fine, though I only drive 10 miles a day to and from work. That's all for now.

Still Got the PT Cruiser Blues

3.5
garcande on 06/01/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Hi, it's me again. I've already told you about the AC going out and the top not going up or down. Now, after I picked it up from the mechanic the last time it started making a thumping noise in the front right. I thought it was something the mechanic had done, but no, it was the right front motor mount! Now, Chrysler recommends you PULL the engine to replace the mount, but my man said he didn't have to do that. Only cost $700 this time. And by the way, he said, there were only 2 out of 4 bolts holding the mount on and that's why it broke! Also only 2 out 4 bolts on the power steering pump at only 27K miles! To be continued...

The PT Cruiser Blues

3
garcande on 05/25/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

I recently purchased a beautiful 05 Cruiser Touring Convertible with only 26,000 one owner miles. I bought it from the local Lexus dealer who said it was a trade in. It looks immaculate and garage kept. I had driven about 1000 miles when the electric top riser went out. I took it to my mechanic, he tinkered around with it, but said it wasn't his area of expertise and he was going on vacation. The next day the air conditioner went out. I took it to another mechanic and it was the compressor, of course, and cost $1200 to fix. By contrast, the air on my 96 VW just went at 15K miles! And, I still haven't fixed the top. To be continued...Update to 2015. Car ran fine for a while, ended up selling it. Guy who bought it called me a week or so later and told me the engine died and all the warning lights went on. This Cruiser is a lemon. Maybe some of them were good, but not this one. Oddly enough Fiat is assembling the Fiats that are sold to the US market in the same plant in Toluca, Mexico. I've heard they are riddled with problems, too!

Great car!!!

4.8
benjamincmh on 04/26/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove this car from ohio to San Diego california with no issues love this car I brought it used with over 80,000 miles on it almost a year ago and drove it recently from ohio to california I never changed anything or had any issues car is great !!!

second times a charm?

2.6
apodpaula on 01/23/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought new and loved it, since then not so much. At 30K had to have motor replaced because of bad head. At 40K, needed rear end work, now at 58K I find out I have to have motor replaced/rebuilt for a second time due to a oil leak in the head gasket. I'm told by the dealership that it will be covered. We will see. After it was fixed the first time, I tried to fall in love with it again, but the honeymoon is over.

2005 PT Cruiser Turbo 5speed....

4.8
smokinghalo on 09/14/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE this car. I bought it to replace my falling apart 1998 Honda Accord. Sure I've had some mechanical issues with it, but nothing that's left me stranded. Car came with the extended Chrysler Gold Plan that covered the front control arms (common problem, the bushings like to fail), the oil pressure switch (common failure in a LOT of Mopars) and the front wheel bearings. I work for a dealer so I know the issues these have (multifunction switch, wiper nozzles like to die, but the biggest problem was the control arms. The A/C suction line died too but that was also covered under warranty. Gas mileage sucks, but hey, it's a 220HP turbo monster convertible!

My PT Cruiser Convertible

5
bilmac1 on 08/16/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I simply love my PT Convertible, it has served me very well, no engine problems, no major problems at all, just routine maintenance, and I have had it for 7 years! It gets decent gas mileage, not like some of today's models are getting, but who can really complain about 20 miles per gallon of 75% town and 25% highway miles.

Worst Car Ever

2.1
nat9 on 12/31/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

This car is the most unreliable car I have ever owned. Several ongoing challenges; I have had to change camshaft sensor, powersteering line, window motors would constantly stick and windows wouldn,t move. Terrible with gas, I have to fill my tank twice per week. A/C stopped working after one year, only blows hot air. This car has cost me so much money. I purchased this car January 2006 and have owned it almost 5yrs. When I first purchased this car I felt it was too soon to write a review. Very dissapointed that I will need to purchase a new car again. When I am driving on the highway, i feel like the wind will blow the car away because of the flimsy, lite material it is made of.

What a Car

4.6
tsgtret89 on 11/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2005 PT Convertible has been a great car. We did have a wheel bearing go and the roof/windows needed repair. Other than this, it is the first new car I have ever been happy with. I've owned GM cars, Fords and a couple rice burners. Non of them even begin to compare with the drivability and fun that this little car affords. Gas mileage is around 25 mpg, but it does have a turbo and 220 hp. It's too bad they are going to stop making a car that most every one loves. I'd buy mine all over again, but would really try to get a better price. $28,000.

Mr T's PT

4
Mikey on 08/29/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my PT Touring Edition for 5.5 years. For the most part it has been a very reliable, consistent performer. I'm a big 6'3" guy and I test drove a lot of small SUV-type vehicles. The Cruiser was one of the few that gave me plenty of leg room without banging mt right knee into a center dashboard console. I kept to the maintenance schedule and after 71,000 miles, other than front brakes, tires and a leaking valve cover gasket I haven't had to put any money into it. Now for the bad news - it has a very wide turning circle which is very annoying trying to park in tight spots. The mpg is not that great for 2.4 4 liter engine and the engine is dog while running the AC.

Fun, not economical

4
ResearchPaysOff on 08/07/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car for what I bought it for, a fun, affordable, four seat convertible with a power top.

2005 PT Touring

3.3
Lori on 08/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned my PT for about two and half years. I went from a Dodge Ram 1500 to this small PT only due to the fact my Ram only got nine mpg and fuel was running $4.00 per gallon. Basically there is plenty of room, with the back seats up, for my two hunting dogs. This was the only reason I bought it, because of the large cargo area.

Fun Car

4
Tom on 07/31/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has been a commuter's dream! The turbo engine is a monster on the highway with no hesitation, and the roll bar design is a real head turner. I drive this year round, and with the addition of studded snow tires in the winter, I have no issues with snow or any weather. The leather is heated, and the headlights are great for night driving. The only issue I have had are front wheel bearings, replaced them twice, but I highly recommend this car to anyone who likes the top down! Plenty of leg and head room, (I am over 6'1",) and easy to access the back seats for small people! My top MPG highway has been 27, however, I can only reach that using 93 octane fuel.

PT LOSER

3.3
Arlisha Anderson on 07/19/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my PT Cruiser from Nissan Woodland Hills. It worked great for the first 4 years but now it keeps overheating! I now call it the pt loser or pity cruiser. Just don't buy one!

Desert Delight!

5
Sunny on 06/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used (CARFAX showed one owner with low mileage.) I love and have always driven convertibles. This one has a very tight body due to the roll bar with very low noise and /or rattling for a rag top. I get about 24 mpg around town. It' perfect top down in the Palm Springs autumn, winter and fall. For triple digit heat (100+F) in the desert summer, the triple insulated top and forceful a/c keep it very comfortable. The interior is roomy, even for a 6'2" guy like me. The "theater" seats put you in a higher position. I haven't had a single repair and the turbo provides high performance when needed. Fun to drive, attracts attention (I've had several offers to buy it) and reliable!

Frustrated with this car!

3.4
Missy on 06/16/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

First I have to say I love the look of this car (I have a convertible) and it is fun to drive BUT the problems I have had are disappointing. First the computer was bad and it had to be towed 6 times before they found it. (That's me standing in a parking lot with a dead car that many times.) Luckily, then it was under warranty. Then the list began: the battery has exploded, the air conditioner went out and cost a thousand dollars, there is some kind of short they can't find that causes a pop and the dash to go out when I'm driving. I could go on. It's sad because I love it but I'm ready to punt! The amount of money I've had to spend on this car already is ridiculous.

Loved this car, but hated turning radius

4.6
SuMo on 05/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was just in a wreck and totaled my car after 5 years and 55,000 miles. I can speak from experience - this car did wonderfully in a front end collision at 50 mph. I walked away unhurt. Now to the car itself: This car was reliable, never in the shop for any major repairs. I loved the leather seats and seat warmers. The top is so easy to put up and down - I commonly did it while waiting at a stoplight. It had decent trunk space and could easily accommodate 4 passengers. My major complaints with this car were the poor gas mileage (mid/high teens in the city) and the worst turning radius of any car I have ever driven. The car also had some pretty significant blind spots when the top was up.

2nd Update

4
1month on 04/26/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is an update after about 1 month of owning my PT GT. The new has now worn off, and its true colors are coming out. I don't know if there is a little something not right about it, or if its normal for a turbo, but it seems to lack power. Taking off from a stoplight, the rpms easily push near 3000, but the acceleration is still just 'normal'. Some days seems better than others, though. Bottom line: when you floor it, it goes pretty strongly, but under normal driving, its nothing to phone home about.

"Just Bought" Evaluation

5
newptowner on 04/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this 05 PT Cruiser GT with 31,000 miles last week, so I don't know all about the car yet; this is just to give my initial thoughts about the car. So far I absolutely love the car. The only downside to driving it I have found so far is when you start it, it sounds like a common, weak 4-banger that will make your right leg sore to drive it. Of course then you put it in drive, barely touch the throttle and it takes off like a rocket, all while the motor sounds like its barely even trying. While driving down the road, just imagine you have a very powerful v6 engine under the hood, and you will never know the difference. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Raditor

4.6
Chuck P on 03/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a very reliable car, it's not going to win any drag races, but considering the fuel economy and the spacious amount of interior room, the car is very good. Only negative I've had; is I had to replace the radiator at only 70,000 miles, as the bottom valve was leaking, and not repairable, had to purchase another radiator.

Cheated

3.5
Ron on 03/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Oil leaking unreliable crappie car and will never be a sucker to anything made by Chrysler. Bought new and now have a 5 year history of problems. 7 year 70,000 mile warranty. I have 72,000 miles on it now and the camshaft seal blows pouring out oil. At 3700 miles just 2 months old engine pulled for oil leaks. Chrysler won't help with warranty just 2000 miles over and history of this lemon even under the 7 years. The engine needs taken completely out and apart to find the problem. I feel cheated and wont waste any more money on it. Gonna go back to Ford. The most reliable vehicle I ever owned was a 1993 Ford tempo.

PT CRUISER

4.3
LM on 01/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

WOW!!! Can't say enough positive things about this car. I purchased new 3/2005 changed the oil every 3 to 4,000. I have 185,000 miles on her and she purrs like a kitten. I've replaced brakes twice, tires 3 times and replaced rear shocks. My fault for using it like a truck. That's it. I haven't had this type of reliability from my Honda CR-V. What a work horse! Couldn't be more satisfied for the money.

Lemon Pt-Cruiser

3.4
Pt-cruiser :( on 01/15/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

since I purchased this car, all I've had is problems. -1st the door took air and was very noisy, had it 'looked at' 5 times to be told, that I'd have to like with it. -The the door take in water when in a carwash or when in heavy rain - Had had constant noise with the motor and of course when you take it in does not do it for them, grrr - Brakes needed to be changed 4 times - the 'bouching' it's a suspensing thing twice - I had to buy the extendeed warrenty at a cost of 1200$, was less expensive to take that then the repair cost I had to place on it at a lil over 60k - then the a/c stopped working and had to get all 4 tubings replaced and had to par a 100$ detection, yada yada yada

Very bad car

3.1
Kris on 09/09/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has the worst turn radius! It also has lots of problems with the engine. My blew at 70,000 miles and Chrysler won't fix it. I advise you not to buy this car. I use to be so happy with it until a well taken care of blew for no reason.

My 2005 PT Cruiser Touring Edition

4.1
Kyoti on 08/12/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car new in 2005. Decided to wait on a review until it was a few years old. I like to test something out for quite awhile before giving a review. It has low miles because I mainly use it as my work/commuter car. But it is a pretty reliable car. Haven't had too much problems with it. My oil relay went out and my CD player went out as well. That's the only problems I've has with it in the 4 years I've had it. It doesn't get as good of gas mileage as I would have thought...it gets the same as my old 1998 Mustang V6 and I think that's pretty bad actually, it should get better than that. All-in-all good car.

I Disagree

4.4
Ron Pool on 06/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been reading some of the reviews on this vehicle and I am glad to disagree with a lot of the negative comments. I am sorry to read that some have had disappointing experiences but for me, I couldn't ask or more. Except for having a nis-aligned top, which the dealer quickly corrected, I have been blessed with having a marvelous experience with this little car. Gas mileage is poor but that's because of the turbo engine. Which, by the way, really scoots this little gem down the road. I've had it leased for four years and now I intend to buy it out. Those who say the warranty is faulty have a bad dealer. Talk to the regional Chrysler rep. I like this car!

the worst car ever

1.6
demi on 05/14/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I feel like a sucker for buying this junker.Back in 05 I thought buying new would give me worry free driving for atleast 4 to 5 years.Man I could have not been more wrong. I bought in May and by October it was at the dealer for 7 weeks because the whole instrument cluster was shot to hell.The problems have not stopped since.I have replaced the drive shafts 5 times already.The box is not big enough to list all the problems that I have had.If I did not have friends who are mechanics and had to bring this car to the dealer, I would be near $20,000 in repairs.With one year left in payments near $4,000 I am so tempted to drive this piece of junk thruogh the front window of Chryslers head office.

Pocket Rocket

4.1
theccur on 01/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

With 225hp and select shift, this car can be a hoot to drive. In town it has excellent flingability. On winding roads the brakes could be more powerful and the handling less flexible. Unfortunatly, I paid a premium price for a car that, aside from the drive train, only has a few extras (and leather) over the base model. No, I wouldn't buy it again, but on the whole its been a good deal thanks to the premium extended warranty. Despite low mileage, the turbo eats CV joints and there have been other early, more minor, mechanical failures. Gas mileage, highway and city, is unacceptably poor. Think SUV, which it definitely is not.

Constant Repairs

3.6
Frustrated on 11/27/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

When we first purchased the PT it seemed like a great vehicle. The gas mileage was always in the high 20's. Had maintanence preformed at the scheduled time and thought we were taking good care of it. Once the problems started the milage suffered and is around 22. At 28000 had the headgasket replace to take care of an oil leak at 48000 replaced the right and left lower control arms and bushings at 56000 the battery shorted out leaving the vehicle total dead at 58000 replaced spark plugs and wires and now the transmission seems to be having problems. Most of the miles are from the 60 mile round trip to work on the open highway. Never owned a vehicle with so many problems with this low of milage

Piece of Junk

2.1
delrosen on 11/23/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Avoid the temptation of buying this car with the thoughts of cruising with the top down. Severe suspension problem. Major repairs/replacements required, including control arms and hub bearing before the car even had 40,000 miles. Now the motor mounts have failed at 41500. Looking through other reviews, I see the same issues reported. Wish I'd found this site and read the reviews prior to my purchase.

Eventual suspension creaking

4.3
Robert Walinchus on 11/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After 4 years of driving, overall great fun and sexy looking. Unique shape stands out, especially with red paint.

Bad Cruiser

2
TDH on 11/20/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

The car was fine for the first two years, but it has been a headache ever since. The turbo blew out when the car was 2 years old. It was still under warranty. The dealership performed shoddy work, and it ended up in the shop again for repeat repairs. I would never again purchase a Chrysler. I have spent almost $10,000 in repairs. I hope Chrysler and it subsidiaries go down in flames. No bail out!

Third Cruiser

4.3
Andy on 09/20/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our third PT Cruiser. We had a '01,'03 GT, and now our '05. The GT was probably the best car of the three a lot of fun to drive and it was a 5 speed, the other 2 are automatics. Until now we have had good luck with the cruiser's. We should have researched this year a little more before we bought it. At 45,000 mile control arm bushing are bad, had to have them replaced, at 48,000 miles fan motor had to be fixed drawing to many amps when air conditioner is on. We do like the Chrysler car styles, but workmanship seems to be fair. Good thing i have the extended warranty 7/70000. this will probably be our last Chrysler product.

PT Cruiser 4 dr wagon std

3
Mike A on 09/12/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Chrysler could have done better. The seats are hard as a rock and uncomfortable over long drives. No cruise control means a lot of physical driving. Reliability sucks. The brakes had to be replaced twice and tires wore out quick. I didn't hot rod this car, I babied the heck out of it and still the little things broke down. I had sensors go bad after I bought the car. BIG repair bills. Gas mileage is the same as my Dodge Caravan SXT! 22 mpg on the highway for a PT Cruiser? That's just dumb. I love the color and the interior are nice to look at. I don't like the vents though. Can't use my cell phone clip to hold my phone. Forget about self repairs. Can't get to the oil dipstick w/out moving hoses

Who would expect this...

2.9
chantel on 07/24/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had my Touring Ed. auto 4dr wagon since 5/05, bought brand new. Now with 3 years under my belt and a little less than 18,000 miles on my Cruiser. I have had more problems than I expected from it. OK just the other day my CD player went out but due to it being under the 3 years/36,000 miles warranty, I now can't get it fixed. I have a problem with the oil light coming on for no reason, I can turn the ignition off and back on and the light will not come back on. The dealership tells me they can't find anything wrong. I have had it (while sitting at a red light) rumble, shake and RPM gauge fluctuate. I guess it could be worse. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come though.

Very good overall car

4.4
apinkiez on 07/23/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Styling inside and out. Roomy, especially with the removable rear seats. Upright seating position. So far it has been quite reliable.

I love my PT Cruiser

4.4
cindyc on 07/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Except for the not-so-fab gas mileage, I love this car. Love the looks, the aftermarket items... it's all tricked out. Got rid of muffler, glasspak improved energy 110%. Have low mileage, it works well.

Absolutely problem free

4.9
White Rhino Chick on 07/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had absolutely no problems with this vehicle. I just at had to replace the axle shaft but that was the first major thing to go wrong with this vehicle. It gets 32 mpg and I have changed the oil and rotated the tires every 3,000 miles. Highly recommend this car if you can't afford something like a Hybrid!

2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser GT 2.4Lturboho

5
ddillard on 06/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car, its my moms but I drive it most of the time because my car (1985 for ltd Crown Vic) is not reliable and has terrible gas mileage the worst. It is very fun to drive and my mom loves the car, but I keep it up. It is a very easy car to wash and wax untill you get to the lower grill in front. The engine that it has is only in 3% of pt cruisers so it's cool. The tires for the 18 inch wheels are expensive but look soooo amazing.

Fun PT cruising

4.3
Royal Crown on 06/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a plain-vanilla model, no turbo, 2.4L motor with automatic. In the first 2500 miles, it took 100 gallons of real gas (no alcohol additive, or whatever that is they put in their to supposedly reduce polllution.) The additive drops it about 10%. With AC on around town with the additive gas it gets 17-18mpg at 20K miles, 25 or 26 on highway with real gas gas mileage was disappointing, as the government estimates were 17-25 city and 22-30 highway. Am amazed at those reporting much higher gas mileage. The "headrest" is wrong for me & there was no way to get it out of there to put in a suitable one. I didn't like black top, but it was all that was offered. End of complaints.

PT Cruiser Convertible

4.1
texas lady on 05/28/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The way the trunk lid opens could be improved. My butt is actually sticking out to the public as I have to bend over to put my things into the trunk. Gas mileage is not as good as one would think with it being a small car with a four cylinder. I average 19 around town and 22/24 on the highway. Fun car to drive. I absolutely love my convertible top. Easy to put down and back up.

Steer Clear of Chrysler PT Cruiser

2.6
JenniferDenise on 05/22/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had nothing but problems with this car since I purchased it. I barely get 16 mpg when I should be getting over 20. The car stalls when the air conditioner runs. It won't shift going up hills and has a lot of trouble taking off. The check engine light flashes during every up-hill battle. I've replaced the brakes, rotors and spark plugs twice. I was told it needed a tune up which was done but the problems came back a few months later. I've now been told that it needs another tune-up. I paid 10,000 on the car and I've now paid over 4,000 in two years on "maintenance". My powertrain warranty hasn't covered the cost of any repairs to the engine or transmission. I'll never buy Chrysler again

Lotta car, little price

5
bestpilot on 05/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Three years and no problems. My gas mileage is better than EPA rating and I'm a lead foot; I get 22 city, 29 Hwy with automatic. Quality is on par with Accord or Camry (I've owned Hondas and Toyotas) and the car cost me ten grand less, about 15K new. The mini-limo back seat gets rave reviews from family and friends; we always use this car for road trips. I would buy again without hesitation.

5 spd manual PT cruiser

3
JB on 03/14/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had the car for 3 years and and have driven nearly 48,000 miles. The fuel economy is not very good and they car feels like a toy on the highway. The manual transmission is ok but the car has very limited power.

I take the Long way home

4.9
mostly on 02/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nothing better than a drive down country roads with the top down. The turbo engine gives pickup that never disappoints.

Not a great purchase

2.6
John on 02/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car for 3 years and have had a lot of problems door seals replaced 6,000 miles Horrible fuel economy from day 1 15 mpg city 18 hwy premium fuel dealer said would improve with driving 21000 miles now and no better new stereo 8000 miles new wheel bearings 19000 miles has been in shop often Chrysler does not offer rentals either pd 34,000.00 very loaded Inferno Red Gorgeous car they said it was not a high end model like a 300M or Aspen or Crossfire just a PT Cruiser Chrysler no help either Took to another dealer same excuses now just parked till lease up have 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe company car excellent gas mileage and very reliable Hyundai honors their warranty

Pay or Pay

1.1
Buckskincolt on 12/21/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Don't buy a high maintenance PT, you need to change plugs every 30k, they get pathetic mileage 20city/24hwy. Brakes grind like they are shot but they are ok, I've had a head oil leak that Chrysler had a service bulletin on but made me pay because it was 1k out of warranty? And check your used trade value!! This car is only worth $5500 trade in if it were a Honda civic it would have a trade of $9300. This has got to be the worst car I have ever owned, sure it's cute but beyond than it is a poor excuse of an automobile. American automakers at work. Where is Lee Iacocca when you need him. This car is a fall back to the 70's when all Chrysler products weren't fit for the road. Think, don't buy!

Chrysler Man No More

2.6
rustydd on 12/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Sold Chrysler's for 12 years...now at Honda for 1 1/2 years. Had Jeep, Dodge and now the worst PT Convertible. Oil light comes on every other time I start ignition...cannot be fixed after four attempts by two seperate service departments. Smart Glass is not too smart when it's cold and we have any type of moisture. Glass freezes and will not go up and down until the car gets warm enough to loosen the windows and worst of all is fuel mileage. Sticker says 19 city/25 highway...hah!!! I baby the gas pedal or drive like a madman I get 18 in the summer and 17 in the winter. Sorry Chrysler, I have had it with your poor quality, poor fuel mileage and terrible resale value. Go Honda Go

After 3 years and 35,000 miles I think..

3.5
Scott n Buffalo on 11/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

After owning the car for 3 years overall I have mixed feelings. I went into this car after driving Honda/Subaru products and Chrysler failed to meet the bar set. I have been at the dealership at least once per month since getting the car – several control arms, molding items, and various suspension components broke during the first few years of ownership. Also, the initial fuel economy was terrible, but something happened right around 10,000 mile where both city and highway miles doubled.

It's my 2nd PT, but first convertible!

5
E.L. on 11/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2003 Limited Edition Wagon (with sunroof) for only 8 months, until I drove my sister's Z3 Convertible BMW...and fell in love with the open wind! I knew I couldn't afford a BMW, so looked into a PT Vert. I stumbled across a used 2005 Electric Blue model with turbo and fell in love! It's a lot of fun to drive, and oh, the looks you get on the road! I've had so many compliments, and I'd hate to tell you how little money I got it for! I live near the beach, and this year has been the best "cruizin'" summer I've ever had! The turbo has enough pep for around town, and gas mileage is at 25 city/32 hwy...much better than my wagon ever did! And, my husband finally likes to drive it!

Disappointed with Dodge

2
linda of georgia on 11/11/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought the pt cruiser because I liked the cute body style. I also trusted Dodge that it would last and hold it's value. I was wrong. It did not last, the brakes were bad in just a few weeks, the plugs and wires wore out quickly, and now the timing chain has slipped, which is a great cost to me. The worst part of the deal is that It's value has decreased so badly that I cannot get a decent trade in value on any car. I feel I was ripped off and sold a car at an exorbatant price, that the dealer knew would not be worth it's owed value when I wanted to trade. I am disappointed and feel the car industry has lived up to it's reputation of over charging and over-representing used cars.

GT Turbo Convertible Cruiser

4.9
kbcliff on 09/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Reliable and fun to drive. Turbo is excellent when power is needed. Comfortable interior.

Worst Car I've Ever Owned

3
Tisa on 07/14/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The turbo failed completely at 29,000 miles nearly destroying the engine. At 36,035 mi the car began to barely run, jerking on any acceleration, stalling if air conditioner is used, backfiring and putting.

Sad the lease is up

4.9
Scott from Buffalo on 07/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 5spd GT w/heated seats nearly 3 years ago and am sad my time with the car is coming to an end. Overall, this is a great vehicle to own if you live in a snowy area since it is FWD and very heavy. While many others have complained of poor fuel economy, I have found the winter traction trade off worth the thirst the vehicle has for premium fuel. In fact, I motored by many SUV this past winter stuck in the ice and snow; the car just cannot be stopped in the snow. I have had few mechanical problems with the car, nothing more then I had with my previous two Honda’s. I am shopping this week, and will drive the Eos and Solara, but think I will purchase another.

2005 PT Cruiser GT Turbo

4.5
Phil on 06/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this used in 2006 when it had 4400 miles on it. It now has 20,000 miles on it. I have had no problems at all. The 220 hp motor is fun. Gas mileage can vary greatly depending on how I am driving. 65-70 gets me about 26 mpg. 80 to 85 gets about 21 mpg. It handles great and tracks great. For a small vehicle it is surprisingly quiet.

Dream Cruiser is a Dream!

5
Barb Jellison on 04/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my turbo Dream Cruiser for 2 years. It has never been in for service, except oil changes. Everything has worked perfectly. I am amazed at how solid and quiet the double layer top is when up. With the top down the seats are set deep enough to be safe for my dogs to ride along. We drop the top on warm winter days and turn on the heated seats. It can go up or down at a stop light with a turn of the locking latch and one button push, and the windows go down with it! The stereo with a 6-CD changer is great, and the auto stick is a fun feature. I get more compliments on this car than any I have had before, especially the Lava Red color with matching top. The "Smart glass" is amazing too.

Love This Car!

4.5
Korinne on 04/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. The fuel economy could be better but I have driven this car to Miami from Rhode Island and was comfortable the whole time. My mother drives a convertible BMW and she loves my car better than hers.

Miya's Cruiser

4.5
Mike T on 04/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Too wide of a turning radius. Underpowered. Hard acceleration into traffic hurts mileage. Can't carry much with back seats in use. Otherwise I like it!

2005 PT Cruiser Touring Edition

5
the dr on 03/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives like a much larger car. Plenty of pep in the mountains. Very comfortable driving position.

1st PT Cruiser

4.3
Jeff on 03/24/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first PT. I have wanted one since inception and finally got it. I love the uniqueness about this car. Although they really need to address the fuel economy issue and engine size, other than that the car performs very well. I would also like to see the crash test results as I have three children that love to ride in it. The interior has amazing headroom and legroom, although controls for the rear windows need to be placed elsewhere. Storage space is large for grocery runs. I have checked online for add-ons and found literally hundreds of different things that I can "trick" out my PT to make it even more unique. I would definitely purchase another when this one wears out.

PT Cruiser Convertable

4.6
Van Johnson on 02/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't own this long , but it seems to be ( for the price ) ok. I do feel it bounce around when you hit bumps in the road and if your not use to it ,it will scare you . The fuel mileage isn't that good ( to me anyways ),you only get about 16 to 17 miles to the gallon in the city ( with a strong tail wind ) I gave up a 2002 Monte Carlo which avg. 19 miles to the gal. in the city for this and would never do it again !!! This is my WIFE'S car and she LOVE'S it !, so as long as she is happy, I can Put up with it!!

Stylish, reliable, mostly practical

4.8
amerigo88 on 02/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Posted 1st review 15 mos ago. Just changed oil and rotated tires - very reliable. Bought as primary car for commuting Dad. Take care of soft top - you better garage this car. Chrysler says sport bar is NOT a roll bar. Pluses: great styling, nimble, manual shift (bit notchy though), easy top operation, high truck-like seating, sturdy feel of structure, glass rear window with defroster. Minuses: Top-down means using trunk a lot and access is poor, can't see stoplights with top up, top freezes to "smart glass" on doors in winter - nearly pulled glass off track, long doors don't open wide in parking lots - better be skinny, flimsy drawer under pass seat, awful rear visibility top-up

Loved the car but always in shop

2.9
akiva96 on 01/23/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I loved this car initially but in the less than 3 years I owned it I had to have the front wheel bearings replaced, as well as the front suspension rebuilt and/or replaced (depending on the component) the steering was becoming clunky (maybe a CV joint issue?) and the front speakers failed. I finally got tired of dropping the car off at the dealer every other weekend and traded it in for another car. (Not a Chrysler!!!!)

Fun, Economical and Reliable

5
Sherry Griffin on 01/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car! Really enjoying the sporty look and feel, standard transmission and one-touch control for the convertible top. Have had my car for a little more than 2 years and it is very reliable. The fact that it has a comfortable back seat was a big selling feature, too. It easily accommodates four adults. Gas mileage is 27-29MPG consistently. Would recommend the PT Cruiser Convertible to all ages!

Fun in the Sun

4.6
Daelen on 01/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted a convertible all my life, and am not a bit sorry I chose this one. It handles beautifully, has a smooth comfortable ride, the bucket seats cradle you. The single latch one button operation for the top couldn't be simpler. This is not a good rainy day car, water will run off the top into open doors or windows due to no gutters on a ragtop, and rain will also run off the lid into the trunk. The turbo model has good pickup, and there is enough room in the trunk for 2 peoples weekend luggage. If they could improve the fuel economy even a little it would make this car the best in its class. Having the Glove Box lock and unlock with the doors would be a really nice feature.

2005 Pt from a Corvette driver

4.6
Alta Laurence on 01/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have found this to be one of the most fun cars we have owned. Having driven Corvettes for years, that is really significant. For ease of entering, exiting, driving to the store, short trips or long trips, just a lot of enjoyment in driving and operating.

Surprised at the quality

4
Kevin on 12/22/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

What a nice surprise to buy an American made vehicle that does not shake rattle and roll. None of the annoying vibrations of the past. Fun to drive. Nice lines. Easy convertible conversion. Some road noise, but it's a convertible! Good sound system. Small trunk. If the windshield and the front end was a little sleeker, it would look totally cool instead of practically cool.

My second PT

4.9
Charles on 12/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second PT Cruiser. The first one had 3 years and this is almost 2 years old. I have never had to take either one in for service. I feel they have done an excellent job with the convertible. It is extremely easy to operate and fun to drive. The turbo has excellent power. I would recommend this automobile to anyone.

Purrdy Thang

5
Purrdy Thang on 11/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the way my pt handles both in the city and on the highway. On my last road trip my pt got 40 miles to the gal.The ride is very smooth. The inside is more spacious then it appears to be.

A Good Choice

4.6
Mike M. on 11/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't had my PT for that long but so far I love it. I needed to get a car quickly as my old car died and after a few days of trying to figure out what I could afford I found the PT offered the most for the price. For the mileage and car payment I wanted to be within, I could only afford a used economy car. I got my Certified Used PT with a great warranty and it doesn't feel or look like an economy car. I feel like I am driving something unique, a car that anyone can love; rich or poor, young or old, male or female, and so on. I can't think of any other well priced car which has more appeal and original styling. Corolla, Civic, Cobalt, Focus, Elantra = forgettable.

Towed PT GT

4.4
Alpine Toad on 10/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our PT to tow behind our motor home. The side benefit was the convertible top. It is a great car to sightsee from, and in the mountains we don't lose any power. Driving the twisty mountain roads with the top down and in 3rd gear is great fun. We carry our large German Shepherd on the flat floor that is exposed with the rear seats removed.

Fun Convert

5
Bill on 10/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one great performance car, that turns heads where ever it goes. Being Plum in color with optional chome wheels sent it apart from all others, while still getting 28 MPG and better on high test.

My Third!

4.6
High Powered Howard on 10/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They just keep improving the Cruiser! I loved my 2001 Touring Edition, Loved my 2002 Dream Cruiser, and this one's the best! Turbo helps tons, and the drop top is a real eye turner! Keep up the great job Chrysler! I'll have a 4th!!! HPH

Cruizin' in Style!

5
ParksPlacePT on 09/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my '05 PT Convertible for a little over a year, and I love this car! It's gorgeous, fun to drive, and fun to show. I drove my vert all over New Mexico for vacation this year, and the gas mileage was great. I've never had any trouble with it, save for a flat tire, and I've driven it everywhere. The trunk space isn't great, but once you get used to how low it is, you get used to it. The top still looks brand new, as does the inside, with little more than weekly cleanings. I am always asked about my car whenever I'm out on the road, and am proud to recommend everything about this Chrysler product!

Wind in your hair

4.8
Gar4real on 09/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second PT Cruiser and it is even more fun to drive than the first one. The retro styling coupled with modern amenities make the Cruiser the best of all possible choices. The car is quiet and windproof a real feat for a convertible. I have the standard base model with a 150 hp engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. I have never noticed the lack of power some people write about with the base engine and auto transmission. Fun to drive, always attract attention, perfect for a day in the sun.

05 PT Cruiser Convertible

4.9
Donna Ancsanyi on 09/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my PT Cruiser convertible in April of 05. I always liked the PT from when it first came out. This car is the cutest car I've ever owned. It drives great, the turbo has great power especially when merging into traffic on the major highways. The a/c works great,all electronics work well. I like how when the top goes down all the windows do too at the same time. I would recommend this car to anyone who likes a convertible. I get alot of compliments on the car all the time. It is a definite head turner. The model I have is the Dream Cruiser Series which makes it alittle different then the usual PT, being that the convertble top color matched that of the car. A great choice in car selection

cheep fun

4.1
stu on 09/10/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has almost been trouble free except for the gas gauge problem. Three times to the dealer to fix <19 days total>. Other than that its been trouble free. I have 34,000 miles on it. Very bad gas mileage only 19-20 in the city and not much better on the highway. overall the most for your money than any car out there.

My snowball

4.9
Bob Loving on 09/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My black PT ragtop is one wonderful car. Not even one hint of a problem in the near 2 years I have had it. I gets looks and comments all the time and has given me 30000 miles of fun and enjoyment.

Good Value for the $

4.8
coloradodawg on 08/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have 29 K on it and it has proofed to be a reliable fun and handy car to own. The ability to change the rear seating around as needed has really been handy. Also once I put in a K@N air filter in I was able to get as high as 33 mpg on the highway and about 28 city. Would only recommend the 5 spd due to the lack of power though unless you live somewhere really flat. If I were going to change something I would have had the power locks and rear truck release as standard equip. Also the shifting is pretty stiff compared to say a toyota.

P T Cruiser GT Conv. Hi Perf Turbo

4.9
pt cruiser conv.gt. on 08/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My PT Cruiser GT Turbo Conv. is the most observer admired car that I have ever owned....and I've owned a dozen coverts. It also accelerates faster than my '69 Corvette 427 or my 350 Formula Firebird and with a select- matic trans is more fun to drive than anything I have ever owned. My PT GT Hi Perf Turbo Conv is the BEST car I have ever owned...regardless of price. regardless of price .

What a fun car!

4.6
Jennifer on 08/13/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a great time driving this car. I would buy another one.

make it your own

3.6
johnny on 07/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i like the overall design but there are things i would change. i want to chop the top, lower it, bag it and suicide the rear doors to start. i also want to make it so you can open the rear hatch without the key. i plan to put a supercharger on it too. a custom paint job is in the works also. i plan to make it a show car.

Just Crusin'

4.8
Pammy on 07/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this is the greatest car! Not only does it handle well but it gets a lot of attention while driving. Nice pick up... love driving on the open road.

Solid Performance with Style

5
Doc on 07/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Convertible is a fun car. The turbo gives excellent performance. Nice get up and go. Top and motor are top notch. Kids even like this PT Cruiser.

Drop the top baby!!!!

4.8
Long Island on 07/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have a '05 PT Touring Edition Turbo convertible (color: Cool Vanilla) and we love it! Yesterday I parking in front of an out door cafe and as I turned to lock the door I saw each of the four tables pointing and discussing the car. How many cars can do that? The fat roll bar, the raised rear and the low front end sets the car apart. It drives great and I'm not sure what turbo is, but this is the quickest car I've ever been in. The mileage around town is as advertised - 19ish (I should slow down). The back seat is comfortable and large enough for two adults (not three). Compare the price of this convertible (new or used) with another sporty convertible and you'll save $5- $10K. Buy one!

GO TURBO or stay on the porch!

4.9
MICHAEL YANKO on 07/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm in love with my car again!!!! I'm a convertible man for the last 30 years and I must say I'm very impressed with this awesome vehicle. I have a bad lower back and the way these seats fit me is like they were designed by my chiropractor....the height fully raised is perfect...the lumbar is firm, and because of the roof height there is no lower back strain on me getting in and out. When I test drove a new Touring Turbo ragtop I and took it on a drivers ed obstacle course, then to a vacant parking lot to find out what it would really do....I smoked the tires, tried to roll it, ..and although I didn't buy the new one I tested...I decided the PT Cruiser Turbo covertible was the one for me!

Cruisin with a Cruiser

4.9
Phil on 07/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first real driving was to Massachusetts, 2600 mi, it was a great trip up and back. Very comfortable as a driver and passenger. Ease of handling, and viewing out all windows and mirrors. It's a great retro vehicle, I have since added more chrome and flash. All in all it is a great car to own and drive.

exc.cruiser

5
BOBMOORE on 07/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best little car we have ever had. Drove it to Wyo and brought mother-in-law back in it.

A quick, fun to drive, unique convertible

4.8
michaelcagle on 06/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 2002 limited and loved the car, but always felt like it was a too slow and at times, too "Brady Bunch". I was thrilled to see the 4 door transform into a two door. I loved the look with the top up beter than the original wagon look, and once the top is down, it has one of the coolest looks on the road. My GT convertible is my baby. Red and Black. I love the sport bar, the funky trunk, the silver on the grill and the HO turbo is a blast to drive. Yes, it is not a mustang a GT, or a vette, but it won't be the last one leaving the stoplight. I have 0-60 time just under 7 seconds and that is great. it passes with confidence, handles well and looks amazi

Fun and Reliable

4.9
Digger on 06/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fell in love at 1st sight! I've owned 5 convertibles and the PT is my favorite. Easy to enter/exit, raise/lower top. Solid structure without leaks even after 37000 miles. Reasonably quick and nimble. Fun to drive, to look upon and fun in which to be seen. Trunk access poorly designed. Pricey but worth it just looking at it.

PT Cruiser Convertible

5
CalvinX on 06/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car when I turned 40. I actually researched and purchased this car "online" before they were available to the public. Two years later I am still very pleased with my purchase. For the price, it was a very good purchase.

Tons of Fun!

4.9
Susan Skinner on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in my 94 4 Runner for a 2005 PT Cruiser GT Turbo in Cool Vanilla with a khaki top. WOW! I Love it! It is solid, fun to drive - makes me wake up hoping each day is nice enough to put the top down! This model has a lot of power so it takes some getting used to in pulling out from a stop-one day I over- corrected. Not used to all that pep. Any complaints I have are minor. Its hard to grab the seatbelts from behind the seats, there are visibility issues - but overall I couldnt be happier with this cool car!

Great car fun fun to drive

5
Dyna on 05/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my pt gt convert. it is the most fun car I have ever had.

Wa's PT

5
Touring Edition on 05/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy to drive, maneuver, economical. I have to fight the family to drive it.

Wonderful

4.8
PJ on 05/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had this car for a couple of days, but I love it! I have owned a Jetta for 6 years and this is WAY better. I love the ride, the interior and everything about it. It gets the same gas mileage as my Jetta which was 30 miles fwy. You can't go wrong. I do see some of the things people in their other reviews had said, but they aren't annoying after you drive a Jetta.

I hope nobody makes the mistake I did

2.5
Teddy B on 05/22/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

If there is anything I can do to convince you to not buy this car it would be worth it!! As a car I have to say its horrible. 16 MPG average (not city)!! It rumbles when you drive it. I wish i never bought it. You can't take it threw a carwash because of the top. You sit high compared to most cars, witch can be a good or bad thing. The car is slow and i am not exaderating about that, I got passed by a civic and I had it kicked to the floor. This car does not come with ABS atandard or Traction control, there is drumb breaks on the rear tires so when the raod is wet you have no traction and the car slides all over the place

Lots of Storage and Comfy Ride

4.8
Dee on 05/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I rented a 2006 Touring Wagon before I settled on a 2005 Limited Ed. The seats in the Limited were much more comfortable, and seat comfort was my "only" issue in the rental. I purchased a former rental vehicle and saved oodles off a new car PT price as a result (didn't take a hit on first year depreciation). I took my four (good sized) teenagers for a ride with the spouse and went shopping. Three teens in the back seat rated that back seat a unanimous "thumbs up". After grocery shopping and a few other stops, we still had room in the trunk! Even my husband, who is 6'1" and 245 pounds, found the ride comfortable, especially head room. My family thinks I finally bought a "cool" car!

Survived a Deer!

4.9
marymary on 04/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car like I have no other! Fun to drive with the top down and turbo roaring. This week a deer ran in front of me while I ws driving about 35mph. The impact didn't feel bad, felt like someone threw a basketball at the car. The deer was unfortunately killed. When I assessed the damage I was surprised how extensive it was. Bent hood and radiater, dented left fender, bent both grills...about $4K in all. I am so impressed at how little impact that I felt (airbags did not deploy.) The 2006 safety rating just came out and were excellent for PT's. The survivability of an accident in this car vs. a larger vehicle had always gnawed at me a bit...now I feel better.

Safety in a small car

3.8
Carolyn on 04/19/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

This is a small car with good fuel economy. Totally fun to drive around town especially to zip into small spaces where other vehicles cannot park. The freeway I feel is a scary proposition. My concern is the size and I have not been able to find any web sites that list the PT Cruiser for a crash rating. When you are sitting behind the steering wheel of the Cruiser the dash appears to be 18" to 2' in front of you, but the hood looks like it is only extended about 8" beyond that. Kinda scary. I realize it is the optics that give that impression, but I feel I deserve to feel safe in my car. Putting this car in cruise control is awkward as is having the gas tank on the right side.

Room for a big guy

4.6
mackama on 04/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife has always liked the PT, and when it was time to replace her Ford ZX2, went went looking for a four door to make it easier for our grandchild. After driving the PT, we were sold. They did just about everything right. Its only drawback is the fuel ecomomy. We went from over 30 mpg with the ZX2 to under 26 with the PT.

best and worse of a PT Cruiser

3.8
pt cruiser on 04/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

It has been a fun car to drive and great for hauling but the gas mileage is terrible. It's hard to see under the visor.

Affordable fun

4.4
Fun seeker on 03/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Lots of fun! affordable! I bought mine used-20k for 15k. I thought it was most fun I can buy for the price. love neo-classic desgin. My first convertible-I always wanted one. Love sitting position as it is higher than most passenger cars. Interior size is perfect-as big as some midsize cars. Back seats are great-You can actually sit in them! Interior design good. Stereo is not very good but it serves its purpose. Car drives ok-not as smooth as other compact cars I have driven. Turbo is fun! Exterior size is compact so easy to control execpt for the blind spots with top up. Insurance cost is very high-about 35% more than my 2001 Altima. Gas mileage- low 20's city/hwy combined

Car is nice but needs more spice

4.4
lori feldman on 03/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is fun to drive but lacks in some amenities. I miss having electronic seats and stereo controls on the wheel. Also miss having electronic gas countdown miles to empty. The converrtible top is hard to close, I have to hang on it to clip it back in place. The car has the worst turning radius that I've ever encountered. I have to make 3 pt turns all day!

Most Fun Car Ever

4.9
Sherry Nuijten on 03/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife loves this car. Traded in Saab Turbo Convertable for this Loaded PT Cruiser. Great riding car on the highway. 28 mpg on highway and 19 in town.

john's PT

4.6
John Mitchell on 03/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I dont have anything at all bad to say about the car. I'm glad that I purchased the turbo.

fun in the sun!

4.3
steve on 03/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

my pt is one of the most enjoyable cars i've owned. the power is great;no loss of speed pulling any grade of hill. it rides well but is a little unsure in tight cornering... maybe will improve with the 215/45/17s on order. my other vehicles are mazda miata, jeep cherokee,and dodge dakota. the pt is the most diverse and used vehicle in my toy box! i'd recommend a pt to anyone who is looking for a fun,practicle and head-turning daily driver!

It's a fun car

5
Robert Shaw on 03/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Thoroughly enjoy driving this car around town. Have received many, many compl- ments about from complete strangers. Still received them and car is almost two years old!!

I love my Baby !!

4.8
mare on 02/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive!! I always get stopped by people to ask about it. It handles the road very well. I live in the north east and was going to take it off the road for the winter but did not want to give it up. I have been very impressed on the way it handles in the ice and snow

I love my baby booboo! (Convertible) 2.4

5
Rev. Kathryn Ispan on 02/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Hey Guys, I am serious, I am so in love with my convertible PT Cruiser 2.4 Turbo touring 2005 edition I always park my baby side ways to prevent dents from lazy people getting out of their cars. I go to the extreme and park my baby far away from the busy lots in shopping malls. I am a responsible person, and I die if my baby boo boo, (nickname) would get any type of boo boo. The car cost me a fortune, I bought her in cash. I poudly say, I buy her all over again. Sincerely from your friend, Rev. Kathryn Anne Ispan

Our newest PT Cruiser

4.8
D.G.J. on 02/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our family's fourth PT Cruiser, a black '05 Limited with the "woody" treatment. We still have two PT Cruisers, an '04 plum (the wife's) and an '03 patriot blue standard shift (belonging to my business) - both of them basic models. We love this car, not only for its classic "retro" look, but because it is extremely comfortable to drive and functional. All are a joy to drive. We took our '05 on an 8,600 trip around the country in July-August 2005 with absolutely no problems (in fact, no problems in the total of 19,000 miles now on the odometer). I just hope the are still making the PT Cruiser when it's time to trade in the '03 - but that won't be for a while.

First time Chrysler owner

4.6
David on 02/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great small vehicle. I tested several different makes & models before trying a PT and discovered I had been wasting my time. I wanted something that would not scare you when trying to get onto the freeway or passing someone. This GT will get you there quick and safe. I do like the front of the 2006 model better. I've never had a problem with my car and I drive 80 miles a day round trip to work. My wife loves it so much that we're thinking about selling her Gran Prix GT and getting her a GT-PT also.

Don't Buy One

2.3
Ron Sliter on 01/28/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

We purchased a brand new PT Conv and we have had nothing but trouble with it. The original dealer was no help in repairing it and we took it to another dealer Integrity Chrysler Dodge with the same results. To add insult to injury Chrysler Corp has been no help at all. The car stops running for no reason and won't start back up again until it's ready. I have had this happen at 70 mph on the freeway and at just about any other speed. The radiator also cracked and had to be replaced and the car doesn't even have 10,000 miles on it. Buy a Mustang at least they run and you can get them repaired. I will never buy another Chrysler product and neither should you.

Great Car

4.9
Ro on 01/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my PT. I think it's a really great car. Very comfortable and reliable. Its my best purchase yet.

PT Cruiser 2205 touring

4.4
T on 01/25/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Been very reliable,just oil changes,handles well and has enough power for everyday driving, could do a little better on fuel economy.A great little car

Driving in Style

4.9
madis saarniit on 01/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Every time I drive my turbo PT Crusier ragtop I turn heads. From the ease of getting into the car to the decievingly large amount of room inside, comfort seems to be the key. It has a great sound system and is a very smooth drive. The only drawback I can see is limited visability when backing up while the top is up.

The best safety rating

4.3
kc from washington on 01/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I got one of the last 2005 PT's in the area. I didn't intend on buying the Limited Edition but glad I did. My insurance gave it the best safety rating they offer. Costs me less than my Suzuki Vitara (worth half the value). I love the way it handles; drives very sporty. I live in the country and it handles great on the many curves and inclines. Wish the gas mileage was better, but it's worth it.

We love this car!

4.8
4CatMom on 01/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I (ages 31 and 28 respectively) bought this as our "family" car once we start our family. We actually hated the look of it when it first came out but during our honeymoon in 2004 our rental car turned out to be a PT Cruiser and we fell in love with it. It is so roomy inside it surprises you! I've been driving it exclusively for a few weeks now and can't imaging driving anything else! I have filled up the back with groceries as well as other items. The folding back seats are great for long or oversize cargo.

2005 Conv. Cruiser

4
Charles on 01/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car has been nothing but fun. The windows opening with the door has been a pain here in northern Michigan. The water pump has just been replaced. But all in all it has just been fun!

Pretty good care for the price

4.6
msandon on 01/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the base model. It is fun to drive but wish it had a bit more power. If i were to buy another, i'd buy another pt:) the downer was the gas mileage...power vs mileage should be better

Excellent car

4.9
Pat on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. I don't know where to begin. I love everything about the car. It's great for familys, people who travel, New Drivers, pretty much anybody. Performance of a car, but SUV and Mini van features. The back seat folds down and comes out. Comfortable for five people. Great for people who need a low cost or expensive car.

My Favorite Car Ever!

4.8
Gregg on 01/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Cruiser. Leased an '02 Limited for 3 1/2 yrs and liked it so much I bought this one. I had no trouble at all with the first one for over 23,000 miles and not with this one after 2000 miles. Even after after 4 yrs I still like to look at it, and smile whenever I see another one. The 180 HP turbo has great pickup, a big improvement over the base engine. I also love the look and functionality of the interior (glad I got the '05-I don't like the int/ext changes on the '06). I can't imagine driving another car-I hope this one lasts forever!

love my car

4.9
Art on 12/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only one thing I don't like is when making a U turn for example I don't like that it doesn't turn on a dime...you need a large area...I'm used to being able to turn in a small area .

fun car

5
rick on 11/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i would sum this car up in one word- great. the car handles good, drives good, gets good gas mileage etc. we live in a mountain region and so far we are very pleased with this car.

Wife's first new car

4.5
John King on 11/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The PT replaced my wife's 72 VW. It is the base model with Auto trans air cond and power windows. It is extremely roomy front and back. I'm 6'3" and have more than adequate leg room in the back seat. My wife is a school teacher and has to haul a lot of supplies which fit easily in back with the seats folded or removed. Only drawbacks are so so fuel mileage (19 city 24 highway) and it takes two hands to open the tail gate.

Red Hot PT

4.5
DT on 11/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always wanted a PT since they came out, and finally got one. I have the Inferno Red Base PT, and I love the looks. The only issue is the gas mileage. I have a 96 Voyager with the same 2.4 4 cylinder and 3 speed auto, and it gets better mileage in town than the PT. I only have 6k on the PT, so maybe it will improve. My wife wasn't crazy about the PT at first, but she drives it all the time now. I think when we finally get rid of the van, we will go with a ragtop PT. Seating is up high, with a good view of the road. The seats are a bit hard, and get somewhat unconfrontable on long trips, as there is no lumbar adjustments. Otherwise, this is one Red Hot PT that rocks!

Not enough gears/ room

4.5
KEN KNOWLES on 10/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Needs to have more gears 4 isn't a enough. Rpms go way too high at higher speeds.

It' Fun and Practical

5
Ed Morrison on 10/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are a 2 PT family! Love the styling and the turbo makes all the difference in the world in performance. It's fun and practical for a convertible. We love our 2003 sedan and the 2005 convertible with the turbo is a great addition to the rolling stock.

Classy Silver Convertible with verve

4.8
amerigo88 on 10/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Driving this convertible for 3 weeks now. Took 1,000 mile trip second week. MPG fluctuates a lot, but looks like will be close to 22 city/29 hwy. I've seen 21 low and 40(!)high so far. Top is almost always down and a/c off. Only hiccup was fuel gauge dropped to dead empty for about 15 minutes, but no problems since. Trunk setup is surprisingly roomy and stooping is not as bad as I expected. My girls act like the back seat is in a roller coaster-fun. Turning circle a bit wide. Haggled dealer into AM/FM/CD/MP3 player to replace AM/FM/Cassette due to some bait and switch resentment. Glad I did. Base audio sounds rather muddy, though. 70 mph with top down and windows up is fine on freeway.

Fun to own and drive

4.6
Fred Loeffler on 10/05/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car just makes you feel good when you drive it and no matter how many there are each on turn heads. It does not look like every other car on the road. I like that.

Better Than a HHR

5
BETTER THAN HHR on 09/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Started looking in August at the new Chevy HHR. Test drove one. Too much car for that little 4Cyl. Test drove a PT Limited Cruiser and really liked the way it handled. As far as wanting Turbo, no 4Cyl. engine can handle turbo day in and out. Great Car Chrysler!!!

Love that pt

4.1
sheldon m. markel on 09/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I feel safer because of fast turbo acceleration. It feels good on the road. But not recommended for people who ordinarily take long trips. Great for city driving and parking. The seniors will appreciate the wide accessibility. Trunk space is limited unless you put a rear seat down.

Not A Good Choice

3.9
blondie77 on 09/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I keep trying to like my PT Cruiser, but it just isn't the right vehicle for me. The body is too big for the engine, so driving uphill is a real challenge. Unfortunately, I made a wrong choice and will be trading it in sooner than I had planned.

Poor gas mileage and VERY poor in frontal

2.9
Gloria on 09/13/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We had alot of problems with the starter switch and in a frontal crash the engine came up into the firewall which caused alot of personal injuries to driver and passanger. We did not get good mileage in city driving.

Love my PT

5
Janice on 09/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've done road trips and lots of local driving with nothing but pleasure. I'm only sorry Biloxi is gone.

Cool Cruiser

4.9
J.D. on 08/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my Cruiser a little over a month, and have had no problems with it. The High Output Turbo has plenty of power, and the GT has all the accessories I was looking for. No need for factory/dealer add-ons. I don't know why I waited so long to buy a PT Cruiser. This is the first Chrysler product I have owned, and am pleasantly surprised by the quality. Of all the vehicles I've owned in the past, this car is the most fun to drive, and gets the most head turns from others. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a family sedan. Lots of room and comfort.

Turbo Cruiser

5
craig berteele on 08/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pop and pep--the PT really can move with 220 HP and a five speed. The styling is still crisp and the look is pure vintage. The car is as versatile as they come. The seat configuations make it very useful in many different situations. The PT has some serious get up and go and can really get you moving in a hurry.

"Outstanding Creation"

4.9
M Lubel on 08/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say! This one really takes you back to the 50's & 60's Hot Rod days in Hi-Tech style. Extremely comfortable on short and longer trips... gas mileage is excellent when you consider what you are driving. We have two E Class Mercedes Benz's and you can see and feel the little crossovers such as "AutoStick" and PW's on dash. Handling is outstanding. Cruising on Interstate @ 77mph is a walk in the park. Acceleration from 0 to 100 is trip... pulls hard all the way... 4 wheel disc's stop just as well. At age 62, you can really appreciate this one... I do. Like the sedan... Love the Ragtop. Quality,Class and Style.

So far, so good (knock on wood)

4.5
Bob on 08/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had this car for only 2 weeks but so far it has been a very fun car to drive and has met our expectations. But since we got it, we sure do see a lot of other silver PT Cruisers around town. ;-) We wanted a fun small car to drive around instead of the standard small car fare.

The cruiser looks cool

4.1
RUSS on 08/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only problem i have is the gas mileage. The car gets 17 city & 25 hwy if that! But otherwise it is fun to drive with a good engine strong transmission. This car has the coldest air conditioner of any car i tested. So in 95 degree weather i can get the temp in the car to 60 degrees.

Best And Most Fun Car I've Owned

4.9
SCBoy87 on 08/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible. It is peppy and has great acceleration. The manual transmission is easy to operate and the linkage a dream. I have had numerous compliments and I have enjoyed the camaraderie of other PT enthusiasts who flash each other a wave or send a toot of the horn. If you want a comfortable, fun car -- this is the ticket. My only disappointment is in the MPG, which I'd hoped would be better, but then I think that with the "powers that be" MPG is institutionally designed to be poor. My PT still gets better MPG than anything else that I currently own. I am very impressed with the quality in construction of every detail inside and out. A great car!

nice Cruiser

4.9
campbell on 07/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well the quality of the PT Cruiser surprised my wife and me, we have taken a few trips and the ride was very good and the gas performance was not that great at first, but the more the cruiser is driven the better gas mileage it is getting.

Fun and eye catching!

4.9
Jason on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just wanted to say I have had my Convert for over a year now and have over 18000 miles on it and have loved every min of it. It still gets looks everywhere I go. It has plenty of pickup for passing and freeway driving.

I should have had one of these all along

4.9
Michael Smith on 07/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2005 base, 5 speed, convertible. I can't believe how much attention I get with it. Everyone wants to go for a ride. People thank it's a $30,000.00 car and when I tell them that I paid around $18,000.00 for it they ask me if I got it used. nope! The 5 speed is fun and shifts so smoothe. It could use a little more power but with this car you just want to kick back and take it easy anyway.. It rides and handles great. I expected alot of noise with a conv. but I was so supprised at how quiet it is. The way you sit and the way everything is layed out makes me feel like the car was made for me. Alot of thinking went into it. the only thing I would trade it for is the gtversion

Doesn't get any better than this one

5
DEXTER on 07/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2001 pt, traded it in for this little power house. The performance is outstanding. The braking very precise. The convertible top is the easiest to put down, everything with one hand. Thanks for making this vehicle chrysler!

Great Small Wagon

4.9
Larry E Nave on 07/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my PT Cruiser, I traded in a 2003 Durango for it. I liked my Durango, but wanted something easier on gas. The Cruiser fits the bill, fun to drive, for a 4 cyclinder it has great get up an go. My Son has a 2004 Touring and my nephew justed traded his 2002 for a new Touring also, they love them. I have always be a Chrysler person, have had Dodge, Plymouth and Chryslers.

I love my PT Cruiser Convertible!

4.9
Robin on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We were not in the market for a PT Cruiser at all when we began to car shop. We stumbled across ours and fell in love! It is so much fun to drive and easy to maintain.

Enjoying my PT Cruiser

4.8
A Vozza on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

enjoying the convertible very much and it rides really nice the only little dissapointment is in the gas mileage so far. good looking and roomy for 4 adults.

bad...

2.8
NeverPT on 07/08/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

bought it brand new but already had a couple of problems after owning it for less than 3 weeks. chirping noise due to misalignment of belt. air conditioning doesn't work well. Brought it to dealer today to have belt replaced and have AC checked. car seats are not comfortable. gas mileage is OK. the first tank got 24.2 mpg, not bad.

The best

5
Cindy on 07/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The convertible PT cruiser is the best car to drive. It is a lot of fun and highly economical as well.

One awesome car....

5
Linda on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I 100% love my car. It is very comfortable and was just a good decision on my part....Gas mileage is awesome and i just love when the sunshines and i can put the top down....Once again one awesome car...Also this was the best car buying experience i have ever had.....

The best little car around

4.9
Betty Folger on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed the stick shift and the style of this car. People stop me or when I drive by wave and say what a "Cute Car" I feel like I am 20 again driving it. I love the way it handles, and how easy it is to put the top up and down. It is very unique in the fact that the window controls are on the dash board. I bought the strip down model no turbo or frills but it is the best running and handling car.

The best little car around

4.9
Betty Folger on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed the stick shift and the style of this car. People stop me or when I drive by wave and say what a "Cute Car" I feel like I am 20 again driving it. I love the way it handles, and how easy it is to put the top up and down. It is very unique in the fact that the window controls are on the dash board. I bought the strip down model no turbo or frills but it is the best running and handling car.

This car rocks!

5
Steve on 07/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the funnest car that I ever had. A great riding car. Gets 29 mpg average, sometimes better. Everyone wants to ride in the car.

I love my PT!!!

4.6
Leigh Ann on 06/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful car to drive around in!! It is both classy and fun. The folding rear seats provide versatility and the adjustable self is nice to put two layers of groceries on. I would recomend getting the turbo- charged engine, as the base engine is not good for acceleration nor at doing it quietly. At first the gas milage wasn'tso good, but after the first 2000 miles, I started getting mileage around 23mpg more highway than city. However it is a wonderful car that i love to show off and would definately recomend to anyone!!!

Great little car

4.4
Dianna Livingston on 06/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My husband and I just purchases the car a little over a month ago. We are both very tall and there is ample head and leg room for both. The cruiser is very fun to drive. The car has a lot of style outside. It has a personality, and is more that just basic transportation. We get an average of 20 mpg in the city. Acceleration is fairly good for a 4 cl. So far we are glad we bought the car especially since we paid less that $15,000.00

It has it where it needs it - TURBO

4.6
jtdev on 06/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the little car. So much HP and speed. Seats are too firm and center console could have been designed better, but overall, fantastic little car.

Love our PT convertible

4.9
Larry Harris on 06/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We get more compliments from people than I can believe. Every where we go folks tell us that the wife's car is very sharp.The performance is unbelievable with the turbo and the 4 wheel disc brakes stop the car very quickly with little fade. The power top is a breeze to raise and lower also.

Pt cruiser a lemon in disguise

2.3
It may be pretty but on 06/22/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

From the start this car has had serious problems Chrysler does not know how to repair, computer changed 3 times, transmission,shaking stawling, engine lights turning and on and on and on. the car has been at the dealership now on and off since I have had the car at least once to twice a month for a week or two at a time. I have used up my towing allowance with AAA. Chrysler keeps saying theres nothing wrong or they don't know how to fix it, it is a great looking lawn ornament don't be fooled like I was by the great style it is not worth the aggravation and expense. We have all the receipts from the repairs to prove these claims.

Horrid trunk

4.9
Courtney on 06/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a enjoyable little car but the trunk leaves a lot to be desired. It open up which makes putting thing in or taking them out is almost impossible. One needs to get into the bent over position, and practically have to climb inside to reach anything. Other than that, I enjoy it.

Problem with manual transmission

3.6
Myers1 on 06/22/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I am very disappointed in the durability of the clutch. I had to have it replaced at the dealership at 23,000 miles. It cost around a thousand dollars and is not covered under the warranty. I was told by the dealership that I was probably "riding the clutch". I have owned four cars with manual transmissions (all Honda's) and have never had any problem other than normal clutch wear. I am curious if others have experianced the same problem?

My favorite car ever!

4.9
Steve on 06/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've loved these cars since they came out and finally got a base model 2005 5- speed. It is the most fun I have had driving ever. With the manual, there is no need for a turbo, because this thing takes off when you hit the gas. I love the roominess, the feel, the drivability of this car. And I got a very cool color in Electric Blue which still turns heads! A great car!

I love my cruiser!

5
Cindy on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very roomy and adaptable with fold down seats; can fit quite a bit in the back! lots of interior extras; love the moon roof! It's so comfortable, smooth ride, turbo engine gives it lots of power,spirit and whoooosh! The most fun car I've ever driven! I'd thought of getting a VW but once test driving the PT w/Turbo I was sold! It's so cute too! Mine is Inferno red..My "Wild Cherry Mobile"!

2005 Ptconvt

4.9
PMARMORATO on 06/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this is a great second car fun to drive good running has some get-up and go and nice to look at i get alot of thumbs up with this

PT Crusier

4.1
Denis Cich on 06/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great car to drive. we have the Turbo engine in a Touring model and this thing has plenty og get up and go. It seems that the gas mileage could be better since it only has the 4 cylinder. I haven't had any service problems, but only have 15,000 miles on it so far. Plenty of room in the front compartment for the size of the car and it's fairly comfortable.

A realistic rating

4.3
The YARDI Guy on 06/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My first review wasn't posted, so here's a more informed and probably more realistic review than my first. This car is a street-legal version of the bumper car you find on the carnival midway. That said, I like it very much - too much to subject it to a supermarket parking lot or a recently oiled and sanded road. But, honestly, a four-banger automatic is not a "10" in performance. And 20/26 MPG is mediocre at best. It IS tops for fun, especially the "hey, look at me - I bet you wish you were driving under the sun in this than "couped-up" (that's a pun, not a misspell) in that Lexus" smile I wear when I'm behind the wheel. I even like stoplights so I can give them all a good look-see!

Fun PT Cruiser Convertible

4.6
Wm Mangano on 06/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No doubt about it, this car not only performs well it looks good doing it. I have owned many new cars, and by far this is the most fun to drive.

My Dream Come True

5
DragonLady on 06/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After dreaming for 2 years, I finally got my PT Cruiser!! I love to look, the comfort, the sound system, and the drivability. My friends are so jealous. I have so much fun it's like when I bought my first car as a teenager. Everyone should have this much fun.

One Solid PT

4.9
Lizz on 06/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Cruiser has been excellent. The car handles well, hugs the curves, and has a solid feel with nothing cheap or tinny about it. It's an excellent value for an economy car. The interior has a quality look and feel. The exterior has the most beautiful paint job ("inferno red"). The car's finish looks almost liquid. This is one of the best value cars for the money. It's been a pleasure to drive.

What a blast!

4.9
Mark on 06/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was skeptical and was talked into this car by my fiancee. She wanted a convertible and for our price range (<30K) it hit the mark, especially after rebates and decent finance terms. As soon as we hit the road, we instantly fell in love with this car.In inconsideration that we own a 2003 Infinity I35, I like driving the PT more. I was used to having a 1.8L German turbocharged engine under my right foot - this engine is equally as responsive and quick. The 2.4L turbo is a must and the leather interior makes it a bit more refined "toy" car. I hope she likes the I35. I'll be taking the PT to work!

Cruisin Cruiser

4.6
Buffalo Drop Top on 06/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our PT Ragtop is our first convertible in almost 30 years. We weren't looking for a hotrod but a drop top with seating for four or room for two sets of golf clubs and some nice styling. Our PT is effectively the base model with 16" wheels and a flawless black paint job. It's great for a sunny day cruise, an evening out, or a run to the lake on the weekend. We bought it for fun...that's just what we got! It's a great little rag top at a good price!

Had it for ~6 months and loving it!

4.9
trbenedict on 06/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was determined to own a convertible before I was 30. Financially, the choice fell between the new 2005 PT Cruiser and the 2005 Mustang (new design). Both are comparably priced, but the test drive sold me on the Cruiser. It handles very well, and actually has enough room to seat 4 average sized adults comfortably! I'm 5'10 and my husband is 6' tall, but we've never had a problem with head or elbow room. Also, the Cruiser seats the driver higher off of the road. The seats are more like captain's chairs than bucket seats. The only problem we have is that the fuel economy is comparable to a small truck, like the Ford Ranger than any car it's size. We accept this because it solidly built

PT fun!!

4.8
Yvonne on 06/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last fun car was a BMW M3. It was hard to get in and out of, difficult to shift, impossible for rear passengers, very expensive and not driven very often. The PT GT is a kick to drive, comfortable, versitle, and oh so cute. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Great little retro

4.3
Keith and Aileen on 06/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had zero problems with this car. It is my second PT and both (the other was a sedan) have been outstanding in every way. I've had 60+ cars and these two have been two of the best.

05 Base model A/T

5
Roscoe on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car for my wife. It has been very useful and enjoyable mainly because it has a large cargo area but doesn't look like a bloody minivan! It is very stylish inside and out and is comfortable and roomy for us both (we are both tall). It has been perfectly reliable so far. I can't believe we payed only $13,880 for this new car when it listed for $17,220. It's fun to drive and really looks good in Inferno red.

Fun Car with Real People Appeal

4.5
jqd100 on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We have a fully optioned GT with inferno red exterior, tan interior and tan top. We decided on PT because wife liked comfort of high seating positon. This car attracts more attention than any car I have owned. We didn't buy it for that reason, but has turned out that way. Kids to the elderly are fascinated by it. I am amazed how people will go out of their way to talk to us about the car. Nearly all conversations end with them saying: "I bet you have fun in that car" We do! We live in central Florida and the top is nearly always down. The car has given us no problems, initial quality was good. We have had a good dealership experience. Of course, it is a small town dealer we know.

New owner sothern california

4.5
CINDY on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the pt turbbo conv cruiser .....Fun to drive good looking sports car feel . Has a nice punch with the turbo ..Only two complaints i have are the lack of ability to get into the trunk without bending down really low ...And the seats are a tad bit shallow in the front could be about 3 inches more in length other than that its a cool car and we love it !

Great enjoyment

4.9
Robert Thompson on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We fell in love with it in car magazine pictures. Full blown love when we actually saw one on the lot. Took it home to try and it has not left. Great fun, great ease to enjoy the top down. Great purformance and gas mileage balance. The turbo is wonderful. Only down side has been having to replace the front brakes after only 18K miles of normal city driving. We simply love the little thing that is not so little and really works for us. Drives great, looks great and we get great comments on it every where we go. Thanks Chrysler for contintinueing to put out exciting cars. I just wish I could have a HEMI in it.

Love my cruiser

4.8
Jo on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's hard to believe I am taking time to answer your inquiry but I love my car so much that it is worth the time.....Driving with the top down and the roll bar in view makes me feel l6 again...when I park it even if next to an expensive car, my little beauty gets the looks....I have owned Mercedes through Corvettes, and this is my number l favorite. Only downfall is trunk space, but small price to pay for driving this American Beauty.... Jo Zarnoch, Director of Real Estate, River Run Country Club.

Love it!

5
AIMNICHOLE on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been amazing! I have so much fun in it! Also with the glass back window, and the airtight top, you cant even tell it is a convertible with the top up, it is awesome!

Not bad so far...

4.3
Barnum on 05/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Veh has great functionality, very comfortable for four adults. 4 cyl w/auto is spunky. Most always can be configurable for whatever I need to carry. However, even when I really try I can't get better than 20 mpg city, and have never gotten over 22 on the highway. That's pitiful for a 4 cyl engine. RAV-4 will probebly be next car- too bad, because I really like driving the Cruiser...

Gt Cruiser is a HIT & Mighty FAST

4.9
Rick on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There isn't a car made that has as many after market add ons available. Adding to an already supurb automobile. Chrysler did this one right. The turbo has no lag and has a wonderful spooling up sound, handles as well as any sports car I have ever driven. I am totally in love with the performance and handling of this vehicle. 15 in tires on chrome rims add to the road handling manners as well as the 4 speed auto tranny with the shift matic function. Truly awsome and made with attention to detail unrivaled by other US manufacturers. Two thumbs way-way up for the GT Cruiser. I'd buy another in a New York Second.

The Lang account

4.8
Lang on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love to drive it around every where. Every where I go I get comments about how good it looks. It drives smooth and has awesome pick-up.It's a great little car with plenty of space in the back seat.

Cruisin in style

4.6
lee bolding on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have only had good experiences with this auto .. Very solid heavy feel - holds the road well, good acceleration.

PT

4.9
Michele on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle in a small package. Easy to enter and exit (even with a bad knee). Great acceleration, this car makes us smile.

So far, so good...

4.9
The YARDI Guy on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought it, after a few thousand miles in Chrysler Sebrings. The Sebring is great on the highway, but a little "boaty" in the city, not to mention too AARP for me. The PT, on the other hand, is just "ugly enough" to keep things on the light side. Plus, it's nimble enough and small enough to zip around the burbs. 50 is as fast as I can do in the 300 mile break-in, so I hope it does as well over 70. For that matter, I hope I do, too!!!

A pleasant surprise

4.6
Judybl on 05/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Needed a fun car to tow behind our Freightliner(Chrysler) motorhome. Always looked down on the PT Cruiser, but tried the convertible and have been in love with it ever since. Standard transmission makes the power of the small engine very adequate- As a pleasant surprise- there is virtually no road noise with the top up, and very acceptable noise with it down. Lowest price model had all the accessories we think are mandatory (remote entry, power windows, and even compass and temperature) Chrysler build quality on this car built in Mexico is impeccable- even better than the Lexus RX300 we traded for it. Would we buy it again- yes.

Time Will Tell

4.9
John1096 on 05/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is basically for my wife..she liked the "look". What I have found is that the PT cruiser makes good use of interior space, is comfortable and fun to drive. I am not sure if the "Fun" factor will remain as time goes on..that is small problems, parts gets loose , rattles performance drops etc...Only Time Will Tell!

Perfect Fit

5
SilverBullet on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched this vehicle on the internet and had a super experience. Got exactly what I wanted and knew what I would pay before I went to the dealership. I find the ride much quieter and smoother than what you read about. I'm 5'8" and I don't find the view awkward -rather the angles and shapes almost eliminate the blind spot. A+++ to the design team. It's peppy - not sluggish at all. Handling is a dream. Features are right where you expect them. Superb mileage. This is the 1oth vehicle I have owned and by far the most fun to drive.

MY Car

4.6
Rhonda Raven on 05/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After putting a lot of money into getting my paid off Buick LeSabre fixed, then having the CHECK ENGINE light come on again, I had had enough. So I went and got me a brand new PT Cruiser with only 22 miles on it! I've always loved the look of these cars and they are even more fun to drive than I could have imagined. It is so roomy and spacious inside even though it may not look like it. The PT Cruiser is listed on uglycars.com which offended me at first, but I don't care. I absolutely love my plum PT Cruiser!

More Fun Per Dollar!

4.9
ChilliDog on 05/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a pleasure to drive, to look at and to own. With 5 spd, it is sprightly although it labors at bit with the AC on. Most comfortable convertible I've ever been in with the top down. Unbelievably quiet top up or down. Maybe the most comfortable seats I've ever had. Real room for adults in back seat. Stereo in base version comes only with cassette, but who needs CD's when you have an iPod that plays through the deck?! Generous power outlets and cup holders. I've had more strangers comment and ask about this car than any I've ever owned. Base version had everthing I wanted and nothing I didn't: i.e. love having the thermometer on the rearview mirror. Dollar for dollar the best!

midlife crisis

4.9
Gerald Harry on 05/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love the look and preformance of our Convertable PT,it is fun to drive top up or down.........

Makes the Drive NOT Boring

4.9
Robyn Hurd on 04/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is exceptionally fun to drive. I like to drive with the top down (Florida) nearly all of the time and the ease of putting it up and down (One button) allows this. You can easily go Up or Down at a Stop sig! Plenty of Power. Amazing interior room. And Cute as it can be!

I love this car!!!

4.9
Tina on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car about 2-3 weeks after it came out on the showroom floor. It handles very well and the top is quite easy to operate, especially when getting caught in the rain! The only complaint I have is the trunk. When you're putting something in it, you have to bend under, and I've hit my head more than once, but the pros far outweigh the cons in my opinion!!!

New PT convertible

5
pallidun on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had an orginal PT, this one is so much better in every respect, design, engine performance handling etc.

mikes crusier

4.8
Mike Venezia on 04/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

car was purchased as a dily driver in place of my 4 door truck, super to get around with, easy to park, great fun to drive, even with the turbo, I am seeing 21 mpg around town (lot better then the 12 with truck) easy to drive, good visability plenty of rear storage when I go to store or home center...love my high line leather interior...car is more than I hoped for!!!

PT Convertible - Fun and Affordable

4.9
Gary on 04/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fantastic vehicle for the money. It is fun to drive, always getting looks from people and the worst thing that's been said about it from people looking/admiring is - "How Cute" The mileage has been very acceptable, the Sport Bar does cut down the wind noise on the road with the top down so you can hold a conversation and not a shouting match. The boot is not difficult tp put on and take off - when done correctly - it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. And in the 10 months we've owned it the top has been up MAY 5 times. I mean come on, why have a convertible if you don't put the top down.

I love my car.

5
Kathy Furnas on 04/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my PT Convertible. I have had it a year now and for the first time am not ready to trade it off. Such fun to drive, especially with the top town. Comfortable, fun and sexy. Can't beat that!!!

I love my car!

4.8
JB3 on 04/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my cruier convertible now for a year, and have very little negative to say about it. I have the GT Turbo model, so needless to say, the performance is excellent. The handling is very smooth on the road, and the easiest car I have ever driven. The car is roomy, comfortable, stylish and still turns heads after a year. Four fit comfortably in the car, and there is ample leg room for everyone, front or back. The trunk is also roomier than I thought it would be. This is a well put together and thought out vehicle.

Fun Car-Poor Mileage

3.5
Quincey on 04/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Heads turn with the top down. Fun car to drive. Car was great in snow. Poor gas mileage is the only negative thing we found. Almost have the car a year now.Tunk opening a little awkward.

Dream Cruiser Series 4

4.8
Joanne on 04/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My "Dream " car! Absolutely am in love with it. I enjoy the enhanced pick-up that it has but I do notice the fuel economy is slightly less. I will more than likely get another one in the future.

Fabulous Ride

5
Gene Foote on 04/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my new Cruiser for three weeks and it has given me a new lease on owing a car. It is an incredibly Hot Looking and performing vehicle.

PT cruiser fun to drive

5
Nick on 04/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is just plain fun to drive. With the 220 HP turbo it will get and go. If you like sporty cars this is the one for you.

Fun to Drive

4.8
Disneybear on 04/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive had the car about 2 weeks put over 1000 miles on her. Just wish the gas milage was alot better, well see if it gets better after shes broken in

Best Convertible I have ever owned

4.8
Mermelstein on 04/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the 4th convertible that we have owned. The others were leaky and not built as solidly. This one is frisky and fun to drive. The turning radius is very wide but this is the only negative that we have found. It is very comfortable and the back seat is roomy and the most comfortable of any other convertible that we have owned. It is also very quiet. We have our first GPS in this one. It gets us where we want to go. In fact, we won't buy another car without one.

PT01

3.5
cruzin' 01 on 04/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I like the car but i eats too much gas. Its just the right size for me and my fiance' for now till we starting having a family then we will have to upgrade to something bigger. It also is a fun to drive.

Great Car!!

5
larice on 04/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! We just bought the 05 touring addition last month. Took it on a trip from NC to Washington DC. Handled great on interstate. No problems so far. Average about 25 mpg, which is right on target with the window sticker claim. I went from a mini-van to the cruiser, and am very surpised at the interior room.

PT Cruiser Convertible GT

5
g. pogan on 04/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles well in snow, easy to enter and exit for 6foot 6 inch 240 lb. 65yr old. really handles well on 4 lane and turnpikes at 80 with stability and good handling characteristics. Solid feel to vehicle and no rattles or squeaks, top fits tight with no air noise and roll bar keeps cabin quiet with top down. An excellent buy, for a distinctive car that doesn't look like everything else on the road.

I just love this car

4.9
tweath on 04/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My second convertible (first one a Mercury Capri turbo), and this one is absolutely FUN to drive. On the first day I drove it with the top down, I had two people walk up and talk to me about it. I found a great deal, and man am I happy with the purchase. Doesn't have great power, but who cares? I just love driving it, and it's even a nice car with the top up. Not that I want to drive it that way much.

The Greatest Car I have ever owned!

4.5
Limited Edition Turb on 04/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This little car is like a baby to me! It looks so great and has everybody looking at it. The construction of the car is wonderful. It rides like a dream and I feel it is the best car I have ever owned! Highly recommended!

Best car I ever had!

5
Tillman Cringe on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned a hardtop Cruiser since 2002 and enjoyed thoroughly. This is the first convertible in my life, and I'm ecstatic! One of the best things is the people who shout "Great car!" as I drive along with the top down. There's something about the retro look in a convertible that gets everyone jazzed. The car is easy and comfortable to drive (even standard transmission, like mine, which makes it feel sporty); and is as reliable as all the Chrysler products I've ever had--which is to say, totally reliable. Get in, turn key, no worries.

PT Rag Top

4.8
JSCraig on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As god is my witness, I've never seen as many heads turn in my life as there have been during the last year when I drive by in my PT rag top

PT Convertables are AWESOME

5
RizzoLCF on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had nothing but a good experience with my PT convertable. It's sporty and fun to drive. In the year I've had it the only time I've had to bring it back to the dealership was to get an oil change. The design is unique, unlike any other convertable. When driving with the top down I know I'm in a good looking convertable and I feel safer because of the stylish roll bar. Unlike other convertables, in a PT passengers in the back have plenty of leg room. If you're looking for a fun, reliable, reasonably priced convertable I highly recommend you check out the PT.

Luv My PT Cruiser

4.9
Cheryl A McDuffie on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been exited about my PT Cruiser before I even purchased. After purchasing I have experienced nothing more but pure enjoyment with comfort, ride and dependability. I cannot stop loving the Classic look of the PT Cruiser and I still enjoy the looks I get from other people while sporting my car. I purchased the top of the line the PT Cruiser Limited Edition in Cranbury, with top of line "wheels" as well, and I have received many, many compliments about what a "nice" car it is!! I'm very happy although I must say.... I enjoy putting the kids in the back seat with the tinted windows and no one can see in. I enjoy people asking me about my PT Cruiser. My mother loves my PT Cruiser!!!!!!!!!!!

PT Cruiser's Where To Be

4.9
Billy Dean on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2nd one; 102,000 miles on the first, no problems; great fun to drive; clubs to join,events to participate in; hauling space with fold down seats, and removeable seats offer excellent utility, often better than SUV's. 120 sq feet of usable space.

great little car

4.8
bob on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a BMW Z3 and VW Cabrio and I like this one better. It has a power top and it can fit four adults for a all day trip.In Tampa it is perfect car for fun!!!

great all around vehicle

4.6
kb9pvj on 03/29/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The pt cruiser is a great universal vehicle. The PT is quite flexible for storage with the removable seats. With the addition of winter tires, my PT was unstopable in the Chicago winters.

I Love My PT Convertible

4.9
Pasquale Capocci on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price it is a really nice car. It is very roomy and comfortable for a convertible. I drove it all winter and it is very quit with the top up, you forget you are driving a convertible.

PT Turbo Ragtop - Exactly what I Wanted

4.3
Paul on 03/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first drove a PT Cruiser I wasn't sure what to expect. It looked smaller than I expected but drove larger than anticipated. The only disappointment was with the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder; it seemed to be underdesigned and my mind was changed...I decided that I would not buy an anemic retro- style vehicle. Then I saw the articles in the press about the (then) upcoming Turbocharged convertible and thought that it was worth another try. I preselected the most challenging road in Akron, Ohio near the dealership and took two test drives; one in a 2.4 cylinder and the other in the 2.4T. Finally I had found the car I thought I wanted from the start. Thanks Daimler-Chrylser, you made it!

Fun Car

4.8
Wally on 03/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

First American car in 15 years. Traded a VW new Beatle that was terrible. Love the PT's versatility. Very comfortable and smooth on the highway. Plenty of power. Slightly heavy steering but feels good at high speeds. A fun car to drive with good human factors. Quality of finish very nice. Had to have steering rack replaced at 8000 miles but will assume that was an anomoly. Dealer handled the repair nicely and the alignment was perfect after repair. Much better quality than my VW. Very good warrantee. All in all I am pleasantly surprised. Time will tell if quality is comparable to Toyota or Honda. However his car makes me smile when I look at it and that goes a long way!

Bringing Back The Fun

4.8
nhrapt on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car brings back the fun of driving for me an my family, cruisin just like we used too.The only thing I've added so far is sirius radio, for those long cruises, I wouldn't trade car for any other new car.

Head turner

4.8
AL on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Dream model, aptley named. Added pipes, cold air intake, lotsa chrome. In Palm Desert last few weeks, and never had so much interest in any car! 1

Brand new and loving it!

5
Happy In Blue on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun car to dive. It has loads of room. Head room, leg room, front and back seats. All the seats except the drivers fold so you can easly pack long items.

PT Cruiser

4.6
Larry on 03/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car that is fun to drive and very versital. Gas mileage is around 26mpg on the highway, a little over 20 around town. Surprisingly good performance for a 4cyl. I recommend one for anyone looking for a good all a round transportation.

cruiser convertible touring

4.4
rocky hill on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

A great little car that makes getting from here to there a fun experience. Coming from a large truck, Chevy 2500 hd diesel, this is like driving a go- cart. Convertible is easy to use and navigation system is just a plus.

Pretty Terrific

4.5
pt-ma on 03/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After two years and 50k miles, the car has never been in the shop other than for routine maintenance. My understanding is that this "american" car is made in mexico. I definitely reccomend this car, based on price, versatility and reliability.

[BEN]

4.5
Ben Meister on 03/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have only had our PT for 2 months and So Far have nothing but praise for it. It Turns heads where ever we go and has plenty of get up and go for the Interstate. We traded in a 03 for our 05 and the differences are un- beliveable. The styling and handeling have been drasticlly improved.

My little Petey!

4.6
Denise on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my bright blue PT Crusier last month and I love it.... I did take it on a trip and found the seats were not "giving" as my older car's were. But I get great gas mileage and my 2 sons, one who is 6"1" and the other almost as tall fit into the front or the back perfectfully!

Wow

4.8
Steve Lamb on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted this car for my wife. Chysler was running a sale. The dealer didnt bait and switch me, but gave me the car at the sale price- we practically stole it. Everytime we drive it we find another very well thought out design feature. As an Architect I am totally impressed with this car! As a guy who has owned Jaguars, Triumphs, classic cars and hot rods, I've got to say that this car is the BEST designed car I've ever driven and in build quality is only second to my old 1926 Pierce Arrow Roadster. This car is a steal even at retail!!

Wow

4.8
Steve Lamb on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted this car for my wife. Chysler was running a sale. The dealer didnt bait and switch me, but gave me the car at the sale price- we practically stold it. Everytime we drive it we find another very well thought out design feature. As an Architect I am totally impressed with this car! As a guy who has owned Jauguars, Triumphs, classic cars and hot rods, I've got to say that this car is the BEST designed car I've ever driven and in build quality is only second to my old 1926 Pierce Arrow Roadster. This car is a steal even at retail!!

Wow

4.8
Steve Lamb on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted this car for my wife. Chysler was running a sale. The dealer didnt bait and switch me, but gave me the car at the sale price- we practically stold it. Everytime we drive it we find another very well thought out design feature. As an Architect I am totally impressed with this car! As a guy who has owned Jauguars, Triumphs, classic cars and hot rods, I've got to say that this car is the BEST designed car I've ever driven and in build quality is only second to my old 1926 Pierce Arrow Roadster. This car is a steal even at retail!!

Wow

4.8
Steve Lamb on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted this car for my wife. Chysler was running a sale. The dealer didnt bait and switch me, but gave me the car at the sale price- we practically stole it. Everytime we drive it we find another very well thought out design feature. As an Architect I am totally impressed with this car! As a guy who has owned Jaguars, Triumphs, classic cars and hot rods, I've got to say that this car is the BEST designed car I've ever driven and in build quality is only second to my old 1926 Pierce Arrow Roadster. This car is a steal even at retail!!

Lots of Fun

4.8
LE on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the P T Cruiser and found the car to be fun, with style. Although the car comes in many colors I loved the color I got as itn added class to the car. The fun come in when you drive the car. In fact as I drove around all week I was amazed at how many their al on the road. For the price you cant beat it.

Lots of Fun

4.8
LE on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the P T Cruiser and found the car to be fun, with style. Although the car comes in many colors I loved the color I got as itn added class to the car. The fun come in when you drive the car. In fact as I drove around all week I was amazed at how many their al on the road. For the price you cant beat it.

Great value

4.5
Bob Campbell on 03/05/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

VERY VERSATLE...fun to drive. A mix of between a station wagon and a mini van. Priced to sell...a BARGAIN for the quality.

Unreal

5
DANNY on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is much better than i thought before buying it. Real sporty and alot of room. A eye getter. Quiet ride. Rides like a big car with great fuel and performance. The price in cheap also. Wouldn't drive anything else.

driving a fun car

4.9
Anthony Fernandez on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being a convertible, heads turn to get a better look at the car. Its a fun experience to drive with the top down. People wave and shout out "nice car". Car offers great comfort for the driver and passengers and the versatility you have with the rear seats is amazing. Turbo is a plus. I regret not waiting for the GT turbo with leather seats and 17 inch wheels. But my wife fell for the great red shade and afraid of missing the summer while waiting for a special order from the factory. Our great car was on the lot and we saw it and drove home with it 2 hours later. Only one inconvience, rear vision is not all that great, with the top up or down vision is impaired.

Cruiser Happy

4.5
Cuzbear on 03/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the very first moment I saw the PT Cruiser I knew it was the car for me. It is the most perfect vehicle for my needs. I didn't expect to have people wave at me just because I was driving the car of the year at the time. The design is also very useful and handy. I carry all kinds of stuff in comfort and ease. PT is reliable and has never let me down.

PT Cruiser - Happy in Akron

4.9
pwpaar on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2005 PT is the third one I've purchased. I've liked all of them. They are easy to maintain and are reliable. The only problems I've encountered are tire/wheel related. As the chrome deteriorates, the beading on tires allow air to leak out. The local Goodyear dealer burnishes the rims and that usually solves it. It's very easy to change oil and filters on PTs.

Classic and Unique

4.6
Classic on 03/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I got this car $2500 below MSRP with 0% because Crysler was runing combo promotion until end of February. This car use to sell for 18K two years ago. It is built to last. It looks like 28K Acura inside and outside: Dark Blue exterior color with classic interior in beige color with chrome speedometer and handles. And it has room and cargo space similar to Honda Element. It comes with power window, 6 speakers Infinity system (you can add CD changer), fold down removable seats and other features. Car is unique.

World's Best Kept Secret

5
Pete Rackett on 03/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the PT Cruiser because I was looking for a car with van capabilities but not a van appearance or van handling. I commute 150 miles round trip daily and the PT Cruiser is still a fun drive and easy handling vehicle. The stick shift gives more than enough get up and go and it can carry a huge load with the two back seats removed.

love it

4.9
BethThor on 03/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only complaint is some minor whirring and whislte from the engine at times. Probably the turbo pressuring up and relieving pressure when coming down. Yee Hah!

Love it!!!

5
NaNa on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE this car and get complimented all the time! I have mine in Cool Vanilla. My only complaint is, while there is plenty of leg room in the back, if you have a car seat in, it is hard to fit 2 additional passengers in the back. Cargo space is excellent, love that the seats fold down. Considering how expensive gas is, it is pretty fuel efficient. The pick up is excellent and best of all, this car fits anywhere!

Plum Fun in the Sun!

4.9
Barry in VA on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a convertible that was both fun and somewhat practical. The Cruiser GT convertible is like driving a convertible SUV with a rocket engine! I love it! I was impressed by the build quality, and the performance. The car is very quiet and has a very well insulated soft top. With the quirky styling and the Plum color, it gets lots of smiling looks, and compliments in parking lots. It is just a fun car to drive! Beyond the fun factor, the car hugs the road and with ABS and traction control is secure in wet and snowy conditions. You would be hard pressed to find a fun, powerful, distinctive looking convertible that is this well equipped for a better price.

Fun car to drive

4.8
Ken Nemeth on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a classy looking car that is fun to drive. The only drawback so far is the average gas mileage. You expect a small car like the Cruiser to have really good mileage and it does not. Still a great car to drive. It is a company car and I am looking forward to taking the trip in it to Florida. I love it ... wanted one from the day I first saw it.

Anniversary & Birthday gift

5
K. Strodtbeck on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had my car for two months, but love it already. It's an extremely sturdy,stable car. When on the hwy. and a semi-truck passes by, I do not get 'blown' away. I am a tall person, and there is exceptional amount of room in the front, and comfortable amount in the rear seating area. It's a fun car to drive, and the turbo engine delivers when you need it.

My Review

5
Diana Timberlake on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 2001 PT Cruiser in the year of 2000, it only has 5000 miles on it, I love to drive it.It is fun to drive and other owners wave as you go by, other PT Cruiser owners are friendly.

consumer satisfaction

5
sally conklin on 02/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Aside from the great fun to drive..the performance, get up and go with the turbo, as well as the ease of getting in and out are a significant plus. I am a 72 year old Senior as are most of my friends. Most need a 'crane' to get in and out of cars of any kind and find even getting into the back seat, remember it is a two door and with the front seat all the way back they do very well. Milage is summer only. Covered in the garage now..SUV for MIchigan winter..Had it since April 2004

pt cruiser

4.9
bkp on 02/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With less than 200 miles this is probably not a real review, but I am quite impressed with the feel of the car when driving and the fun spirit of the appearance. I just gave up a 98 Corolla, which I loved but getting in and out became harder and harder as I age. I fingd this a very worthy replacement, which easily gets rid of the problem of climbing out of a smalll car.

His and Hers Cruisers

5
Richard Howard on 02/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second PT. My wife loves hers so much that I thought I'd try one, too. Formerly a Jeep Wrangler driver. Love the convertible aspect of the Wrangler, but it took 15-20 minutes to convert it. With the PT, it's one touch of a button and 10 seconds. Love it, love it, love it!

When cross country and loved it

5
Roscommon Patrick on 02/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took my convertible cross country,and it was a blast. I could cruise at 80-85 with no problem except for the police. I got decent economy driving at the higher speeds, and the handling was fantastic.I couldn't ask for a finer ride.

PT # 5

4.9
SILVER FOX on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned 4 previous pt cruisers. All of them were automatic except the 2005 convt. Manual tramsmission is a great deal better from a performance standpoint. Mileage is excellent 25-29 range. Cannot say enough good about tyhis product!!!!!!!!!!

Great

4.9
shadow on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have one issue only with this car...When you roll the window down it make an ear hurting loud thundering noise that is unbearable. Keep your windows up.

turbo convertible

4.6
Elizabeth on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only had my cruiser for one month and can't wait to use the convertible more often...I've had so many compliments on the look of the car. It is very comfortable and spacious riding in the front, but the TRUNK is much too small! The trunk hatch-door should go straight upward more so you don't have to lean over to put stuff in it. Turbo is better than my non-turbo previously owned. You should have YELLOW for color choice.

just plain fun.

4.4
wayne gerlipp on 02/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

being an old muscle car jock the styling appealed to me the day they came out. since I was already partial to chrysler products(going back to the real hemi days- 425 underrated horsepower)the purchase of the p/t was a no brainer. it has plenty of pep with the turbo and is just plain fun to drive. the interior versatility is also a major plus.

I Love My Cruiser

5
Frances Archer on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am absolutely in love with my car. I wanted a P T Cruiser ever since I laid eyes on my very first one. My car gets alot of use is very dependable good on gas and is very low maintenence. Most important its so much FUN to drive!!!!I take my grandkids out alot its nice to know I can drive with peace of mind knowing I have such a dependable safe car to put them in. Since I got my cruiser driving isn't a chore any more its a plesure.... Fran Archer

a bargin

4.5
happy owner on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we bought our car for less than 11k brand new without any hassle. The car is a joy to drive and feels nothing like the bargain basement deal it was. We are thrilled with it. The car we trade in cost twice as much in 1998 and wasn't put together as well as our PT.

Niche vehicle

4.4
Rob Man on 02/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Okay, it's not for everybody. As a "mini-mini-van", it has no peer. Get the 5-speed and enjoy a modicum of performance (and the joy of rowing). As for utility, it's HUGE inside. With the limited edition, you get all of the creature comforts plus a fairly good handling vehicle. It's noisy above 60 and the chassis gives away it's truck heritage. Also, the trade value drops by half in only two years. Still - I'd buy another in a heartbeat! I often coose it over my Japanese luxury-performance car and my bread-and- butter Japanese economy car for sheer fun. I repaet that it's not for everybody, but if you're looking for a vehicle with certain special qualities, the PT Cruiser may just be it!

love it!!!

5
JJ on 02/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my Pt on 02/12/05, I love it, It is so much fun to drive, very roomy and my 3 kids love it as well. We like how you sit up high in it, like an suv, very comfortable to ride in, stylish, and I am getting really good gas mileage. This car gets alot of attention with people wanting to race me. We absolutely love the color midnight blue. I would recommend this car to anyone!!!!!

Petri

4.8
Ulrich Petri on 02/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle is very comfortable to get in and out.Superb handling on the road. Reliable car with no problems.

A Grown Womans Opinion

4.9
W. Robb on 02/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my red PT Cruiser. My husband & I own a bar & it suits both my business & personal needs. The ability to reconfigure the rear area from passenger seating, to dog transporter, to cargo areas make it PERFECT for me. I can afford most any auto made, but choose my PT Cruiser because it's cute AND practical. It's nice to drive a car that does not look generic.

Best all around car

5
GUY on 02/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most liked car that i have ever had .I would keep getting one except i need to haul a trailer and need something bigger.Hope i like my new 2005 dodge magnum as much,or i will go back to a pt cruiser for 2006 .

GO LITTLE CRUISER

4.6
Paul Suber on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had heard a lot negitives, however after much study I saw it compared to the Corolla, which I also own. My wife wanted one so I bit and do not regret it. It is so much fun, and great to drive. We plan to keep ours forever and pass down to grandkids. Thanks, Paul, Rita

Great car

5
Suzanne on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my car but last week it snowed and its not that great of a car to drive in the snow But i love driving it in the summer i got it in april 04 and everbody kept looking at it and saying nice car

YA BABY !!!!!!

4.9
Tom & Catherine on 01/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased in August '04 with the consent of my wife we now have our second PT Cruiser. (05 convert GT) What a car. It's quieter inside than our '02 PT. (we still have) The performance is great, more power than you'll ever need and fun to drive. We have had no problems with it yet other than attacting lots of attention. With the top down it is surprising quiet. I have been in the car business for over 30 years in service depts.for different companies and I have to say that Chrysler has a "winner" here. A fun and reliable car. Two of ours friends have bought new convertibles (GT & Dream Cruiser) after seeing and riding in ours. YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY IT OUT. BET YOU CAN'T BUY JUST ONE!!

my pt

4.8
whanna on 01/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has the power it needs for a fast pick up. The ride is wonderfully smooth, and great handling. The ONLY drawback with it's design is the huge blind spot with the top up. So the solution, of course, is to drive with the top down, whenever possible. Isn't that why we bought the convertible?

P/T Convertible is Solid & Fun

4.9
Dogchow on 01/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was especially impressed with how sturdy and solid this car is, especially after being disappointed with the feel of the Sebring convertible. This convertible is also surprisingly quiet with none of the highway wind noise usually associated with a convertible. Very comfortable car.

PT GT

4.8
D. Johnson on 01/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a car that was practical, and when I drove the PT GT I found a practical car I actually liked driving. In good or bad weather, the PT handles well, and has been a pleasure to own and drive.

Stinky says

4.8
Stinky53 on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great smooth ride. Plenty of interior room. Mileage could be better. Great classic look. Gets lots of attention. Dealership was great. No high pressure tacticts. My sister just bought herself a PT Cruiser based upon my recommendation.

Satisfied GT Convertible purchasers

5
bryan & shannon on 12/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased black PT convertible GT. Power, style, handling, all as advertised. *Very* impressive 220 hp turbo engine; after driving the non-turbo and 180 hp turbo touring edition, the 220hp is substantively different and we would suggest only the 180 or 220 if any power is required at all or if the car will be driven at high altitudes. Of course style is an individual preference, but folks definitely checked out the car on our trip between LA and San Diego.:) Handling during rainstorm was impressive; lots of standing water but traction control kept the car stable [unfortunately other cars weren't so lucky -- several spin outs and accidents on the interstates]. Top goes up and comes down easy.

Poor design for the front bumper

4.3
wendy on 12/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I just love the car....but the front bumper keeps bottoming out. I am tired of replacing it and being told there is nothing that can be done about the low profile. I am really surprised that there seems to be little concern from other owners about this problem.

Reliability Cruises down Highway

2.9
doug koman on 12/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

gas gauge sticks at "full" then drops to below empty. Dealer says dirt in gas. First American car in 25 years; funny all those imports used same variety of gas without this problem. Clutch goes right to floor without resistance. Stranded on interstate vehicle trucked to dealer. Slave valve worked loose & dropped into transmission. First time dealer ever saw this. 25 years of imports with manual transmissions; never even had a clutch adjustment. Will not buy an American car again. This was a mistake, but thought US quality had improved. Now I can't even trade it as Chrsyler has cut the cost of 05s. Do not buy a PT cruiser.

From Honda to Chrysler

4.8
Scott In Buffalo on 12/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I traded my 02 Accord SE for this vehcile, I was very apprehensive about my first "American" car in over 10 years. Overall, I have had the cruiser for about a month and am satisfied with my buying decision. It seems at this point the imports are not willing to deal. I was even told by a local Honda dealer "We don't really negotiate on our Accords anymore, they sell themselves". Well, not to this consumer. The cruiser is an excellent vehicle on a long trip. Everyone is comfortable, including rear seat passengers. It takes a while for gas mileage to improve but I am finally getting about 22 MPG in a city/hwy mix after about 4 weeks.

Best car yet

5
Stephen Kent on 12/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned many cars. My PT cruiser convertible by far is the most enjoyable. The styling of this car does not get old. It looks more expensive than it is. I have a 5 speed and average close to 30 mpg. It is not the most powerful car I have had, but the enjoyment of this vehicle to me outweighs that one negative. It is very roomy for a convertible and I can fit 4 in mine very, very comfortably. The only problem I have had so far is that now, I want to buy a cheap used car to drive to work so my PT does not get dinged up and also to keep miles off of it. This is a great car for us 40 somethings that have to balance practicality with just plain old fun.

Great Car

4.5
RUSGC on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car was bought to be my wife's toy. My toy is an '84 Porsche 911. I'm not going to say this is close to a Porsche, but it is a lot of fun and a real head turner, guys and gals, and it gets lots of looks and questions. We've driven it on two trips, 1500 miles and 2800 miles..great trip car, very comfortable, GREAT performance from the turbo engine, very comfortable with top down. At Interstate speeds, we can converse at normal voice levels, and hear the radio/cd player, which, by the way,is easy to use and has good sound quality.

Not as good as the original

4
SandiH on 12/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had a 2001 PT wagon, which I absolutely loved! Traded it in for the convertible, and was very disappointed. New turbo engine was great, but I found I really missed the cargo room of the original. Even taking convertible into account, the trunk is VERY poorly designed and hard to access -- even for weekly chores like groceries. Also found the seatbelt uncomfortable -- hit me on the neck, and isn't adjustable. I'm 5'5'', and felt as if the driver's seat had to be pushed way forward to reach the clutch. Sad to say, after just 6 months I traded it in (at a loss of $9,000 in just 6 mos! So much for holding its value!) for a Lexus RX330.

good car

4.9
BurrDaMan on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

need turbo though for western mountains. This is a fun, fun car. It gets attention wherever you go

Best New Car

5
Jelvidge on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked my car on line. For the price I paid, it was by far, my best car buying experience. I love the unique body style. I love the 0 to 60 in about 8 seconds. I love the roomy head and leg room. I love the visability, with no real blind spots. On line I was able to see if it was in my price range, and figure what my payment should be. I actually enjoyed my car buying experience. People frequently have made positive comments on the car, style, color (cool vanilla). There was no having to adjust to a new car, it was like it was made to but you right into the perfect comfort zone.

Detroit to Key West to Spokane

5
anniebelene on 11/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought Petey the end of April and in mid-May left metro Detroit for the south end of I-75 by way of stops in Cumberland Falls Kentucky, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Columbus Georgia, Ft Meyers Florida, Key West Florida, St Augustine Florida, Lexington Kentucky and back home. Petey handled like a dream! She was tight on the corners and surefooted in the mountains. She took Daytona Beach very well. The top functioned perfectly. In June Petey and I and a Victrola in the back seat set out for Spokane. Again I couldn't ask for better preformance. Gas mileage varied from 20-25 mpg depending on top up, top down, mountains or plains. She's quiet both inside and out. She's a traffic stopper!

PT CRUISER [ LIMITED TOURING ]2002

4.6
John Cline on 11/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PROS- Fun to drive around town. Get a lot of questions at stop lights. Had factory dual exhaust installed by dealer. Great body style. Reminds me of my "39 Ford sedan" and "62 [544] Volvo". All the folding seats come in handy. Wife loves it for grocery shopping...

Bad Car

1.5
e starling on 10/28/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

My Husband purchase a PT Curiser for me while on 2 weeks R&R. Want to asure his family would be in a safe car while he was deployed to Iraq. The car has been in the shop for repairs 4 times in less then 3 months. Due to " a glitch in the system". but this glitch cost me $56.00 and nothing was found or problem not fixed/ word of advise "never buy a Chrysler product"

HOT CAR BABY

5
pt cucci on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my convertible last August. Have never been happier with a car purchase than ever before. Love seeing the heads turn as everyone else does - especially like that mine's BLACK with a BLACK top - looks like a gangster's car from the 30's... SNAZZY. Being in LA, its such a pleasure to be able to put the top down almost 365 days a year... Even the base model includes everything I need, altho maybe I'll upgrade to a turbo later on down the road...

Best ragtop for cost/benefit available

4.6
ckgrick on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had a 2005 GT 5 speed convertible since May 2004. I've had as well as driven a number of ragtops and this is by far the best one. Time will tell, but right now the car is quiet at highway speeds (unlike the Chrysler Sebring), an accomplishment. This car is just plain fun to drive with power to spare. Rear seat is real and not just for kids or people you don't like.

A head turner

4.6
Howard V on 10/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2005 PT convertible is a real head turner. I have never had a car that generated so much interest. This car is also very roomy, great leg room front and rear, great headroom in the front. All the controls are easy to use and gauges are excellent. The turbo-charged engine is responsive with no turbo lag and plenty of torque and power. Car is also very quiet. With the top down, it is quiet as a sedan.

PT Cruiser GT Convertible

4.8
Jim from Fort Wayne on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I love this car. It is the perfect convertible for snow belters. With front wheel drive we can use it year round. The insulation of the soft top is very impressive for this price range as is the ease of operation of the top. We like the fact that lowering the top does not affect the trunk space too.

i love my pt

5
maggiesimi on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love my pt

Very cool cruiser to drive and own!

4.9
Tilly on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are the PROUD owners of an inferno red PT cruiser GT turbo convertible! There is lots of leg room, my husband & I can sit in the back comfortably. There isn't anything I haven't been able to fit into the car yet for storage. The turbo model has awesome pick-up! We live in the midwest, & will have to wait & see how it handles in the snow, the traction control is great so far in the rain. This is a very fun car to drive, & it's very functional too. Haven't paid much attention to the gas mileage, guess its about average with other cars we've had. The heated front seats will be very "cool" when winter arrives! We've had the car just over 6months, & it still looks & feels brand new!

Turn the Corner / Turn the Heads

4.9
Mahler on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Electric Blue Cruiser Convertible in May and after 5 months am still having the love afair. It handles and rides smoothly. The suspension gives a ride comparable to most big cars I have driven. The attention to detail and especially the top of the line convertible top make it a real pleaser. I still turn heads when I pull into a parking lot.

Dream Cruiser?

2.4
Linda McNeil on 10/05/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have only had my Dream Cruiser Series 4 for 4 days. But so far, it is a great car and learning more about it each day. All good.

What a ride!

5
momspt on 10/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased just yesterday and I'm already in love. Have looked at several other types of cars before deciding with the help of my 12y.o. daughter, she absolutely loves :) The ride is so smooth, the turbo, what power! the room it has is unbelievable. We are a family of 4 and everyone loves it. the kids can't wait until they turn 16!

P T Cruiser love

4.9
Ron Sheets on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My P T Cruiser is everything i thought it would be and even more. I am so proud of it and enjoy the looks and comments i get from everybody. It is the best car i have owned. Chrysler built a good one for us baby boomers just like the old days .

05' PT Cruiser convertable

4.5
PJNodianos on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ordered as soon as I heard was avail. three month wait, however worth it. the cool vanilla color looks a lot better with the light brown top.(another re reason to order it to your own specs.) rides like a champ, keeps up with highway traffic verrry well...goes from cruising at 70 to 120 mph no trouble....however when you do "punch it" hold on! Make sure that ya get the light color interior with the vanilla color, also.

PTC Convertible

4.8
NTC on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive. Excellent front leg room and very comfortable. Easy instruments to read. Roof is easy to raise or lower. Quiet with roof up ride is smooth. Great acceleration (2.4 turbo). Only downside is fuel economy.

pt cruiser 2005 convertible turbo

5
gloria w. jernigan on 09/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have loved my pt cruiser convertible everysince i purchased it in march. i am a senior citizen and driving this car makes me feel good. hunter crysler jeep in charlote nc were so very good to me when i purchased this car they stayed on top of keeping me informed as to when my car would arrive. thanks damlier crysler for making such a wonderful car. gloria w. jernigan

PT Convertable

4.9
Alana on 09/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car since mid July, and even though I live in the midwest I've had the roof down almost every day. It is so much fun to drive, handles as well as my last car (a dodge avenger). My only drawback was that it took seven weeks to come in with my special order.

Pleasantly Satisfied

5
Mike Sr on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exceptional ride for a smaller vechile. Plenty of cargo space with the fold down and tilt rear seats. The 180 hp gives this vechile plenty of pep and gas mileage on the highway is at 28 mpg. Fun to drive and turns alot of heads in your direction. Great car for the money.

A Crowd Stopper

5
Patrick Waszkiewicz on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took my P.T. Cruiser out west for a 5000 mile shake down cruise. I was astouded by the power,economy,comfort and the amount of attention from strangers.Everytime I stopped,I recieved positive comments, and people giving the thumbs up as we cruising on the Interstates.People were taken by the design,the idea of a convertible really fasinated a lot of people.

Get ready for several recalls

3.1
Shayen George on 09/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Chrysler trying to capitalzie on the popularity of the orginal PT model is now building them very quickly, with very cheap components. Mine has been in the shop 3 times in as many months. The transmission went out as I was driving the car home from the dealership. Also, the seals in the right rear break cylinder failed, causing break failure. Also, the 6 CD changer had to be replaced. While this last problem was minor compared to the first 2, it does suggest some serious problems with quality control.

fun car

4
tonyaes on 09/06/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

have standard 5 speed base model even dealer was amazed at all you get in base model. Only downside not real fast like turbo but well worth the money.Get many compliments and looks very sharp car with plenty of room for 4 adults. Easy get in-out.

Excellent car!

5
PT Lover on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE this car! All I want to do is drive! This is the most fun I've had with a car in a long time.Trunk space is a problem, but that's a small price to pay for so much fun. The 5 speed handles great.

BEWARE...may cause rubber necking!

5
WolfpackFB4 on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beware of all the attention you are going to get if you purchase this car. Not only does it command people to stare at you, but the ride is unbelievable for the price of the car. I have a 5 speed manual and it shifts very smooth in and out of gears. The acceleration is excellent. Handles well in rain and will not leak like other convertibles. My only complaint is the factory stereo. Very cheap. Noise is limited with the top down. I would say this is one of the funnest cars Ive ever driven. I used to laugh when I heard there was a PT Cruiser club. Now Im seriously considering joing it. I love the car that much. Only regret is I didn't buy it sooner.

Cruisin Time

4.9
joe_leo on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow! This car is an absolute pleasure to drive, and it is my new family car. Plenty of backseat and trunk space for the family for vacation, ease of use to lower the top, and the ability to use mid-grade gas, all add to the pleasure of the vehicle. All I can say is just do it...

Fun in the sun...

4.9
Tini on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I saw this vehicle on the road for the first time I did a double take and followed the car. This has been the best purchase I could have made. Not only does the car handle beautifully, it is beautiful to look at too! The turbo engine gives it the preformance that I want and the size does not make me feel like a sardine in a can. LOVE IT!!

PT Turbo Convertible

4.6
rusgc on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very impressed with this car. We just returned from 1800 mile trip and comfort, driveability, and performance on the road were very good. I also have 2 Porsches, a Boxster and 1984 Carerra 911, we like to travel in. This car doesn't compare of course in the handling department, but comfort, roominess, and power from the turbo on the road, were surprisingly good. Gas mileage was 23-25, not great, but maybe OK considering the performance - cruised easily at 80 - 85 - still pushed you back in the seat when you hit the accelerator. I ran it up to 115 which it hit easily and had it had a lot more to go. Overall, very pleased.

LOVE MY 2ND PT CRUISER!!!

5
Ruth Spence on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered one of the very first 2001 PT Cruisers in April 2000 from Berry Chrysler in Corsicana Texas, it came in Dec. 2000,a patriot blue limited edition. Loved it! Just had to have one of the convertibles and I purchased the 1st one Berry's sold on June 18, 2004. I will never own any car other than a PT Cruiser, I am completely sold on these vehicles, drives great, looks great, what more could you ask for?

Baby Hemi

4.9
Zoey12 on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first experience with a convertible and i love it.I traded a Dodge Durango in on the Crusier convertible.. Gas mileage is not as good as i wanted but much better than the durango..I think the milage will get better as it gets broken in..I have no fear of getting out to pass a car, it gives me all the power i need. I do notice a blind spot on the right side toward the back of the car, but only when the top is up..

my new PT GT convertable

4.9
jamesr on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is lots of fun to drive; much more powerful than the Ltd. Edition PT I traded in. The engine has a nice growl. Don't waste your time with the auto, this car needs the stick. Is an all wheel drive version in the future? Rear visibility isn't great and takes some getting used to.

They finally did it right

4.9
smithvillemike on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Until recently I had a 2001 Ltd Pt Cruiser and it was a great car, very reliable, good gas mileage, but a real dog in the power department. Well now I have the 2005 Touring Edition Convertible Turbo and the turbo makes all the difference. It is now fun to drive. It is responsive finally. Don't get the car without the turbo.

CRUISIN' TOPLESS

4.9
WHANNA on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE NOT BEEN THIS EXCITED ABOUT A CAR SINCE I WAS 18 AND BOUGHT MY VERY FIRST MUSTANG. THAT WAS IN 1967. MY DAILY COMMUTE IS JUST OVER 100 MILES, AND WITH MY PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE, I ACTUALLY ENJOY THE DRIVE. THE SPEED AND PICKUP GETS ME THROUGH TRAFFIC WITH SUCH EASE. AND THE "OVERSIZE" RETRO STYLE MAKES ME FEEL WELL PROTECTED IN TRAFFIC. I JUST WANT TO SAY...I LOVE MY CRUISER.

Fun Ride

5
Morton 2005 on 07/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In the first month we owned our Cruiser we took two trips. We had a blast! The whole family had plenty of room. And people really notice this car.

Wild Thing

4.9
Wilder Thing on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought at the beach and first thing we did was cruise PCH with the top down. One of the most memorable rides I have ever had and listening to the Beach Boys too. It is classic in styling, comfortable in driving, and heart rate raising in cruising. I am in love with this car.

PT 2 FUN

4.9
roscoe1964 on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never regretted buying the PT. My wife absolutely loves it. The only drawback is the turning radius. Everything else is fantastic. It would be nice to get better gas mileage but with the 220 Turbo it is still good.

It's my wife's if I let her drive it.

4.5
jeffm on 07/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just traded a GT Turbo PT 4 door for the GT Turbo PT Ragtop. What a ball to drive. Makes me feel 10 years younger. Handles smartly with very nice pickup. Highway driving is 'bear tempting' and noise level is very good top up or down. Maybe I'll even let her drive it!!

Go get yours,& stop whining

4.9
GJCuff on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Dollar for dollar you just can't beat the price.Try getting something/anything with all the options in the GT high output version,for the money.Any & all complaints about being underpowered,are removed with either of the turbo models.Remember this is a 3400 pound car.As far as gas mileage goes,try driving normal,& you'll be suprised.Wait till you feel the new suspension on the GT.

TURBO CRUISING

5
ELAD on 07/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAD A GT MUSTANG! BACK SURGERY FORCED ME TO SELL IT. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH TURBO. CRUISING IN THIS GT MAKES ME FEEL YOUNGER THAN THE GT MUSTANG! GREAT LOOKING AND FUN TO DRIVE!

I call her persilla

4.8
KINGFISH on 07/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER ON FIRST SIGHT just HAD TO HAVE HER I didnt even test drive her I knew this was a fast car just by the vibes I felt from the car. So this is the wind up I get into the car aND iT IS A DREAM COME TRUE SHE HANDLES LIKE A CHARM AND IS A EYE CATCHER.

LOVE MY PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE

5
CHAR on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IT IS SO FUN TO DRIVE IF YOU TEST DRIVE ONE YOU WILL WANT ONE IT RIDEES LIKE A FULL SIZE CAR THIS IS MY TOY I ALSO HAVE A CHEVY AVALANCHE AND I FIND MY SELF ONLY DRIVING MY CRUISER I HAVE THE TURBO AND IT HAS GREAT POWER

Great Car

4.8
ZX8 on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellant relly shows Daimler influence on quality

cool car!!

4.9
craby on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

waited 4 months for the car, it was worth it.gt model is the way to go. the car is a head turner,really gets the looks.my last car was an eclipse gt convertible.pt much nicer ride more room and better looks.

Love My PT Convertible

5
NewPTOwer on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no problem with my PT Convertible for the week that I've had it. The Boot goes on easily, the Smart Glass windows are fantastic. The Factory Stereo is very good. The Sport Bar definitely cuts down the wind noise. The center console is nice. Easy access to back seat. The trunk access is a bit inconvenient, but the styling, the ride, the engine, and the rest of the features make up for the trunk.

Cruising

4.8
GBoy on 06/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second PT Cruiser, purchased a 2001 in April of 2000. The convertible is well made, quiet for a Rag Top. The "Smart Glass" is a design triumph. Even the base 2.4L moves the car well enough. The gearing in the 2005 is higher than my first Cruiser. Better gas mileage and fewer RPM's at highway speeds in 5th gear. It is fun to drive and looks great.

Fun Car

4.9
Tfjjmc on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving my car everyday. It has style, but still has enough room for a family. The only thing I am dissapointed in the the fuel economy on the GT turbo edition. Also, if you drive on bumpy streets, I do not recommend the 16 in low profile wheels and tires. I have replaced 2 in six months. But that is no fault of the car, it is beautiful, and runs like a top.

Hot Car

4.8
tallgirl on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I saw the cruiser in an add and had to have it...thank god a buddy of ours was in the car business and had one at his dealership....i sat up all night the night before we bought it and looked at it on the websight...i knew driving into the dealership the car was comming home with me...i was so pleasantly suprised by the car...we jumped in and discovered it was roomy and very comfy...and it handled really well...i was sold and am a fan and will continue to be....i have had the car for 4 months now and am very happy with my purchase....it draws attention everywhere i drive it....everyone who sees it loves it.....

First Convertable

5
SecondPt owner on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Head turner. Handles great. Manual shift is smooth. Lots of leg room for 4 people.

Fun in the Sun

4.9
Dianaj on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third PT. I kept upgrading till the convertables came along. Love It!

PT Convertible GT = FUN!!!

4.6
PlumCrazy on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is FUN. When I saw top down I grinned. When I drove with the top down I SMILED. Turbo has good Punch. AutoStick can keep turbo spun-up for quick dose of power. AutoStick is good him/her combo. Handling/Ride tuned for good touring car, tight not jaw rattling. Desceptively roomy small car. Top is a snap 10 sec up/down. Top is quiet and good tight fit. Smartglass windows makes for good seal when doors are closed, no wind noise or leaking. When top up can't tell it's a convertible, except rear slit/window. Want visibility and MPG get the 150 hp hardtop.

Having a Blast

4.8
USMADAD on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up one of the first GT Turbo Convertibles in April. It has been a joy to drive. It has more power than I will probably ever need but it is nice to be able to get up to traffic flow speed in a heartbeat. It is convenient to put the top up or down as conditions require while sitting at a traffic light. Look forward to driving it every day to and from the office.

great, fun, car

4.9
foxtrot on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great handeling, very good acceleration. It is fin to drive.

Cruiser Convertuble

4.9
RayF on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the car for a month and it is really a head turner to say the least. Top is very easy to use and stores out of the way for rear visibility. Have the touring edition Turbo which runs on regular gas. Fund to drive and a classy ride. Other than the dark grey interior which is really too dark for my tastes, but Im working on that, it is a great ride., Gaslonie Mileage is improving as it breaks in.

The most Practical of Convertibles

4.9
MsterPete3 on 05/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is, by far, the most fun that I've ever driven. The flashy body style coupled with it's convertible top make it quite a looker out on the roads. The gas mileage is okay for a car...19/city & 26/HWY. If you're going to get this car, I would definitely invest in the turbo engine which will provide you with the kind of pickup you need to get up and go. I found that the regular 4cyl did not perform very well when going from 0 to highway speed. The convertible top is very easy to operate and takes less than 30 seconds to transform.

Great Value for the Price

3.5
Ladybob on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

A very unique and stylish car. I have been complimented at stoplights and notice others noticing me driving in the Cruiser.

Love the PT Cruiser Touring Convertible

5
RsvpJoyce on 05/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car...I have owned many cars from a Eclipse to a Mercedes and this is my favorite car.

I love it

4.8
Robert Howard on 05/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had mine for a week have 500 miles on it now. We love it, our kids love it. It is a great little car for taking weekend trips. We have ea two year old she has a custom baby seat with a cover for the sun. This car handles great , good gas mileage, just all out fun. I was deciding between the Mercedes CLK320 convertible and the Audi at convertible. For the money and the style, couldn't go wrong.

Fun but pricy

4.1
elljay on 05/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

it is a head turner. performance is ok with the 170hp turbo. very good seats for long drives. fuel economy is not very good even with careful driving. interior design is good. exterior is very nice,good lines. quality is ok. the fabric used feels like velcro on skin. reliability is yet to be determined.

Happy PT Convertible Owner

4.8
Mike Mermelstein on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my PT Convertible for two months. It performs very well. I have not had any problems with the vehicle at this time. The Turbo engine has lots of power. It performs very well on straight aways as well as hills. It has more power than I had expected. I like the auto stick transmission. It gives me the opportunity to drive the car like a stick shift. I especially like this feature on the curves and the hills. The car has an autostick transmission. It performs very well. The vehicle is very roomy. It seats four comfortably. There is more room then in larger convertibles.

PTCRUISER

5
jeffdahmen on 05/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE BOUGHT A SEAMIST GREEN PT FROM CROWN AND HAVE LOVED IT ON SIGHT,THE TURBO WAS THE BEST THING THEY COULD HAVE DONE CAUSE OUR PATRIOT BLUE NONE TURBO WAS A LOT LACKING ON POWER! THEY NEED TO PUT A LARGER OR MORE EFFICENT AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM IN THO...THAT MY STORY AND I'M STICKIN TO IT!!!ENJOY!

Plum Wonder

4.1
Sharon B on 05/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Drove 800 miles 1 week after getting, was as comfortable as my bigger jeep. People comment on how much they love it everytime l take it on the road. Everyone says WOW. I have the plum convertible and I love the color. It looks it looks a lot more expensive than it was.

to costly for what you get

4.3
ellja on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

bad blind spot with top up when looking over right or left shoulder. rear window to small. sport bar makes forward view from rear set diffecult. sports bar DOESN'T CUT DOWN WIND OR NOISE to rear pass.

PT Cruiser GT Convertible

4.8
Jamie Wagner on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I knew that I wanted this car,when I first saw it on the Chrysler web site.I had to have one.As soon as the cars started hitting the dealerships,I called around until I found the one I wanted.A Black GT Convertible.This car to me is everything retro.It makes me feel like a kid again.I know that it will be a classic.I do not have anything negative to say about this car.I know that I will enjoy it.I plan to keep it forever.

PT Touring Convertible

4.9
alyne on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased April 6 2004. This car has a blind spot the size of an elephant, use of the side mirrors may help to correct this. I love the intuitive and ergonomically well-placed control buttons on the dash. Lots of head and leg room – front and rear. The colour matched sport bar looks great. The cute little trunk is a tad awkward to access. The 2.4L Standard Turbo, using regular gas, provides plenty of power for city and highway driving. Assembled in Toluca, Mexico. . I love it!

INFO ON PT CONVERTIBLE

4.8
Roberto on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If a person buys a PT Cruiser Convertible that is a turble. They are going to pay a lot of money for car because it uses up more gas, but the good thing is. It takes off fast because it has a fast pick up!

Reliving my 20's

4.9
Martyh1957 on 04/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This convertible is great! I love being on of the first to own it. The engine is very peppy, the sound system is wonderful and I love the rag top. If it would only warm up a bit and stop raining!

I love it

4.5
wilky on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked up my PT cruiser convertible over a week ago and love it. The ride is smooth and quiet. I was surprised even when the top is down how quiet and great the car drives. The weather has been only in the 50's and still have loved driving the car with the top down, I can't wait until the summer. I think the turbo option is a must for a little more pep!

Baby Boomer Fun Car

4.3
wts on 03/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun to drive. We get alot of looks. We own the GT TURBO with 220 HP. I'm afraid my wife will get a speeding ticket. Very quick, handles great. More room than it appears to have.

Satisfying Experience

4.9
JR Ero on 03/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Convertible PT's main strength is its flashy looks and its distinctive interior/exterior design. Fun to drive with the turbo spririted acceleration and smoothness. The layout of the dash and its stylish body give the car character. The backseat are roomy enough to accommodate two adults in comfort. Top is easy to open and close. Safety bar looks very cool. The PT is definitely worth the price.

New Cruiser

4.9
texag on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought my new Touring convertable last weekend. Drove down country roads near my home, and was very pleasantly surprised how smooth the ride was. This is the most fun to drive car I have ever owned.

Just got one

4.6
Paul from Pomona on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great speed and acceleration, with great handeling. Tight with an unexpected quiet. The most fun I've had driving in a long while. Great back seat, with comfort and not too much wind/noise. It feels like a big sports car. The best of both - sports and sedan. Fun watching the heads turn.

Blue Turbo Drop Top from the 40s

5
Zhen on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow! 180hp with 210lb torque! This is such a hot car. I have had this car for less then 2 days and already have had 10 people tell me how much they love the styling. I have the Electric Blue with Dark interior. It is so hot! This car isn't the GT, but it has so much power. I wish the tires where higher performance with better grip because I have smoked the tires four times from start to 40 and once while going 20 and hitting the gas.

Purple Haze

4.8
Turbozak on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Love it, Exellent ride ,very quite,perfect exhaust note,quick, cool roof boot, nice power top,well design interior materials, sharp paint,600 miles and no problem yet.I cant believe I bought a Chrysler, I'm Japannese Car driver...Hope knowone else buys one ,I love all the attention.

Turbo is the only way to go

4.5
V eronical on 03/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Looks and is smaller then regular PT. Handles nicely on accelaration because of turbo. Regular gas saves at pump a bit. Younger feel to it. Deck space really small, but compensation is the freedom of the convertiable. Top easy to open and close. Safety bar looks cool. Ride is definetily a sports car. Front wheel drive only maybe not for all. Seems air tight when closed up while driving.

I LOVE It

4.9
Pauline Dugal on 01/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's yesterdays car with todays featuers, Its about time we get someone with a good eye desining the cars again




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