2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

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161,518 Miles
55,322
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 161518
Color: BLUE
Engine Type: Gas I4 2.4L/148
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Jackson, MS
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VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR QUARTER GLASS ATTACHING FASTENERS MAY PULL THROUGH THEIR MOUNTS AND ALLOW THE GLASS TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.


Information about Dealer

Taurus repair.

5
Elijah Hill on 11/08/2016

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

Excellent service as usual. Always have my vehicles here at Watson Ford.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4
  Based on 151 reviews

cute ain't always good

3
Harvey Clark on 10/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

This car gets about 16 mpg city and 21 mpg hwy, and MUST have premium fuel. Repairs are VERY expensive and best done by a dealer, you will not be able to do anything yourself. The entire car is poorly engineered. The battery is half hidden under the fender and very hard to get in and out, I tried to replace it once and did $250 in damage to surrounding parts ( plastic- dealer only ). The drivers seat adjustment switch is molded into a large plastic panel on the side of the seat. If you are short enough to comfortably drive the car, then you are to short to get in and out without putting pressure on this piece. Ours has broken twice, it's $350 to replace ( dealer only ). These are just two examples.This is my wifes' car ( her 2nd ) and has only 60K miles since purchasing it new, the AC is currently out for the 2nd time. When I drive the car, I tilt my head to the right to keep from touching the headliner, and still have limited forward visibility. The roof line is so low in front it is a chore to see a traffic light and I am just a little shy of 6 FT. By the way, her first PT cruiser had to have an engine replacement at 13K miles.

DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL CAR!

1
Jeff on 07/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 1

I purchased my 2006 PT brand new,and 4 clutches and over $4000 spent just on the 4 clutches later I still have the car. Just replaced the 3rd radiator. First clutch went out at 20,000 miles and Chrysler would not cover that because they said it was wear and tear. No I don't ride the clutch, either. The vehicle weighs 3300 pounds and drives and feels heavy, in fact it has a truck chassis. i just bought a top of the line Toyota Avalon 2015 that weighs about the same as the little PT. Expect the PT to have a very poor turning radius, but comfortable inside. Very disappointing gas mileage for a 5 speed, I never got better than 21-23 in the city, I expected better. Overall I have spend more on repairs and rental cars over the years than I paid for this car, keeping the car only because I had no other options. Just spend over $2000 on a timing belt (I just have 120,000 miles) and another $450 on a radiator, the third one. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Some things I do like, the back seat folds down and the storage capacity for a small car is excellent. If your considering this car, I would totally stay away from the 5 speed at any cost and keep in mind the older model cars (like mine) have timing belts instead of timing chains, much more expensive to replace, so make sure you check that out before buying any PT model.

So far 3 and counting !

5
Ed Glowacki on 02/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Old faithful

5
John Wilde on 12/27/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Bought new, now has 77,000 miles. One of top 5 of over 85 cars I have owned. Reminds me of my Renault 16, with all of its virtues and few of the annoyances. Great road car. We actually preferred it to the Volvo V70 T5 and Buick Lesabre we owned. Quiet, comfortable, great cargo space. Reliable: only timing belt and brakes replaced at 75,000 miles. My wife and I can't understand why some people hate this car.

Great Looking Car - Lots of Issues!

3.9
Susan E. Craig-Gilson on 04/03/2015

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

Bought in 2009 with 43K miles. Within 3 years had to replace the entire back end of car - sometimes certain pieces TWICE! Get only 18 to 19 mpg in the city; maximum I've seen is only 23 mpg and that was only once. Now it seems like I have to replace things in the front. This car is not driven like a maniac; I drive it very safely. Bad vision out of the right window; you can't see cars on the right side. Costs about $50.00 to fill a tank - every week. Fits a lot of stuff inside and is extremely attractive but very expensive on mechanical problems and for gas. Fabric seats are starting to rip (no, I have no pets or children in the car)

The small red pt

3.4
opcfan on 07/17/2014

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

I got this car used in a very good shape with a manual. After a new clutch and a full tune-up i drove this car from Nyc to Miami and back. The car was extremely comfortable, able to cruise at 90-100mph with no drama, good handling and 30mpg. Driving in stop and go traffic and getting 20 mpg is not fun but hear compliments from old people. The car never had a mechanical issue.

Used As A Designer Car

4.6
ptcrusier on 04/06/2013

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

The second owner which we were looking for a vehicle that is good on gas, is reliable, room, and with a look for the designers. Never had a only have had Jeep Wranglers with Chrysler and being a car and not a car person it is cool to drive at night how it lights up. The only problem is the AUX set broke when hooked into a I-PHONE but most factory stereo are junk any way. Very Happy with this car and am going to set up for company used vehicle runner/ designer cars. COST OF OUT COME EVALUATION!

Cool & Fun Wagon

4.5
dgs49 on 01/22/2013

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

This GT wagon rides and handles exceptionally well, and accelerates briskly once you get the turbo to wake up. The riding position is surprisingly high, but I got used to it fairly quickly. I posted this because I didn't see anone else with the turbo and a stick. My mpg is a lot better than I've read here (22-23 combined) on 89 octane. With these cars out of production, the resale value is sinking rapidly, which is a good thing for possible buyers. Mine had 56k miles when I got it and it is very tight and rattle-free.

2006 PT CRUISER-Van automatic!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

4.6
candilovs4u on 09/21/2012

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

I am in love with this Car!!! It is extremely comfortable and feels very safe and secure. The build and design seems to be very sturdy. It rides smooth, and very spacious. I haven't had any problems with it so far. I have seen a few reviews about mileage complaints but so far its doing great on gas. It's stylish, comfortable, and most importantly affordable for me. I am most definitely happy about this decision.

Reliable car over the long haul

4.1
mikeru669 on 09/05/2012

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

We purchased our 2006 Cruiser with 13K miles on it 66 months ago, we now have 115K miles, we traveled all over the country on all kinds of roads. The Cruiser has been one of the most reliable cars we have owned. Only recurring problem, camshaft positioning sensor replaced twice since car went over 80K. Takes about 15 minutes to replace. Had a Neon prior which the Cruiser is based on. The Neon was one of the 2 or 3 worse cars we ever owned.

wow!!!!! are pt is a Great ride.

5
jerry185 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

We love are 2006 pt Cruser MPG in town We get 27 and on the open road we get 33. if you want better MPG. DON'T RUN gas with ethinal. We only got 22 in town and 26 out of town.

177,000 Miles Later

3.6
bacon777 on 06/22/2012

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

I bought this car in 2007 as a used car and got my moneys worth. I just passed the 177,000 mark and have had no serious issues but decided to trade it in after I started having my first mechanical problems. The thermostat went bad and then the heater core followed so instead of paying 800 to fix it, I decided it was time to trade it in, but 177,000 miles without any mechanical issues is impressive. Drives nice, was reliable, and fairly inexpensive but parts can be constly. I was told because it uses Mercedes parts as Mercedes owned Chrysler. Also, you have to deal with the ridicule of driving a PT Cruiser but if you're an older lady, you shouldn't have that problem

Wish I knew how expensive it would be to repair

2.6
sim40son on 12/24/2011

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

I have had this car since 2007, it was fine for the 1st year but I had to put brakes on a fairly new car. Have to buy new tires all the time it wears them out, new brakes every year because of the ceramic brake pads bad design. wiring harness went and something else that was not suppose to ever go bad, chrysler paid for that. I have had to put new wheel bearings on, when the timing belt brakes it takes out the whole housing expensive, even a tune up is outrageous. I am reviewing cars this time. I like my PT cruiser, but I do not like the huge expense of repairs, chrysler parts are expensive. My mechanic told me that chylsers are very expensive to repair. wish I new ahead of time.

pt loser

2.4
wintkel on 11/29/2011

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

dealer commited fraud, forged papers, car only got 18 mpg. poor service from chrysler and dealer, could not get warranty work done as parts not available, in the 2 years owned car windows never worked. chrysler advertised a 3 day test drive, wrong, false advertising, don't tell you if you have a trade in that does not apply. dealer called pt cruiser american, wrong, made in Mexico. dealer sold us extended warranty, why do you need this on a 39 month lease when the warranty from chrysler is 36 month, more dealer fraud.

Looks were deceiving.... VERY disappointed

2.5
l8dybg79 on 08/04/2011

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

PLEASE reconsider if you are wanting to buy a PT. I bought my '06 used, but only 11 months old & very few miles. I have had a lot of AC problems, heater core, wheels, brakes, and tire problems. AND the back door lock doesn't work (gets stuck locked) until you manually unlock it... a pain when you have kids. It handled well on snow/ice. But that about the only positive thing I can think about it. The biggest complaint I have is the 18-19 mpg! And thats driving 20 miles highway to & from work every day! WHAT A GAS HOG!!!! NOT WHAT THEY SAY IT GETS. And.. I keep up with the maintenance... oil changes, etc. I would definitely reconsider buying a PT Loser!

Family pet

4.6
Anonymous on 12/06/2010

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 bought this car new. 180 hp turbo has get up and go. Amazingly comfortable, expecially considering exterior dimensions. Seats front and rear are comfortable. Lots of room. Easy to see out of. Ride is smooth. We take it on trips in preference to our 2005 Volvo V70 2.5T. Very reliable. Only one repair: windshield washer nozzle replaced. Dealer says front brakes look like they haven't been used. We love our Cruiser.

New arrival

4.4
pt109 on 07/08/2010

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

I've had less than a week and have put almost 800 miles on the the little thing. Last car was a Crown Vic so torque seems a bit on the thin side. Love the top down and quiet with top up. as far as styling goes people either love or hate them. I love it. every time I get behind the wheel I think beetle because of the body color dash and view over the hood. Ride/handling trade off seems perfect for this sporty but not sports car. I was hoping for better mileage than my Vic but so far it is about the same. Disappointing for a 4 Cylinder, but I didn't buy it because it was an econobox.

Worst Money Pit Ever

3.5
mw on 06/21/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

I bought this car with low mileage as a dealer shuttle car. I figured since the dealer used it to simply shuttle people back and forth it would be reliable. Wrong, even the best mechanic couldn't save the horrible reliability of Chrysler. I have spent over $3500 in repairs to keep the car from over heating and to regulate the engine fans. My mechanic said he sees this all the time on Chrysler cars. No wonder this company cant stay afloat. I will never ever buy another Chrysler again. Thanks for making the WORST American made cars around. Stick to Ford.

Get the extended warranty!

3.5
GOGOTHECAT on 06/02/2010

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

Great looking with maintenance issues. Power steering hoses, AC freon leak, premature brake pad wear. Other than that, How was the play Mrs. Lincoln? Sporty fun has come with a price.

Feet of clay

2.5
rickevans033050 on 05/25/2010

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

I rented one of these doofuses for a trip to the Grand Canyon because Enterprise didn't hold the Kia Rio I reserved. Talk about clumsy and underpowered. It could barely hold 50 mph flooring the pedal to the metal climbing the hills between Phoenix and Flagstaff. It's a 6000' climb with some fairly steep grades. But we were being blown by Aveos, Corollas, Sentras and Neons. It's fuel economy averaged about 21. In handling my Corolla CE could run circles around it. I don't get those who think it's "fun to drive" Interior is comfy and many like this retro wannabe but frankly the styling is dowdy.

If you have a big butt like me

4.3
musemgr on 05/23/2010

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

Then this might not be the car for you. I traded in my luxury car for this due to the recession and I love that it's dependable and economical re gas, service and repairs. It's a little noisy (but I admit I was spoiled) but the cost differential makes up for it. Oh and don't go without Cruise control. I hate that I'm missing cc.

Love my GT PT convert

4.8
Ed M on 05/21/2010

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

Bought the GT PT Convert in April 2010, it is a 2006 and the owner was a senior, car had only 7,900 miles on it! So far just needed a new driver's door mirror- it broke and dealership covered it. Gas is definitely an issue, but if you want the extra horse you gotta pay. This car is flawless for five years old. Only use it three or four times a week, plan to keep garaged and immaculate. Hope to preserve as a collector item. Chrysler only made the GT Conv for two years 05 and 06. Have orig build sheet and window sticker- love this car and plan to keep into it's antique years.

Good car overall.

4.1
Spencer on 05/12/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

I have had the car for almost a year now and am happy overall with the car. It has good power with the turbo, but the engine is a little loud under hard power. I have had a 2001 limited PT and a 2005 Convertible base. They all have been great cars, but the non-turbos have no power. The interiors on the 2001 and 2005 are far better then the 2006. The seats are notas good and the fit and finish is not as good on the 2006. Winter traction is very poor, but it is fwd. The headrests of the 2006 are very poor as well. Reliability has been very good on all the cars. The GT rides a little ruff, but handles well. The Turbo is quick, but nothing great. I have a 2006 Mini Cooper S which is faster

I love my Pretty Tight Cruiser

3.8
Sammy Utecht on 04/14/2010

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

I have had this car for a little over a year. I LOVE the inside design, mine is bright blue so the whole dash is blue. The stock stereo system is actually SICK, it has crazy bass. It's comfortable, fun, and fairly reliable.

Wouldn't buy another PT

2.1
Shelly on 02/18/2010

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

I bought my PT brand new, have had it in the shop for the A/C 4 times, took it in saying the car feels like it runs rough & they said it's fine. My extended warranty of course is over and the motor blew! This is the most unreliable car I have ever had. The customer service stinks with Chrysler. I wish I could get out of the car, but resale on these is so low I'm stuck with it.

Parking Challenged

4
Still Cruising on 01/25/2010

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

I bought my Limited Turbo new. It was the styling that sold me. I love the roomy interior vs: the small exterior. Tall people don't do too well in the back seat however, (heads rub the roof). The original tires all went bad before 25K. Mechanically it has been sound. Has plenty of power for my needs. MPG could be better. Turning radius is wide so plan ahead, that's my only real beef right now. No issues as of 28K. Overall I have been happy with this car. Someday I may even calibrate the compass.

looks great, but

3.5
michigan pt on 01/02/2010

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

wish the car rode better, mpg is very disapointing 20-22 city and highway. expected more on highway. purchased new and spent multiple times in shop for sensors. paid for bumper to bumper warranty. brakes seem bad since new and has always had weird steering shimmy-like bad rotors, was told there was no problem and they turned the rotors. thankful i bought the warranty 60 months/65000 miles. no out of pocket. learned my lesson with my LHS, which i miss, that was a great car.

Fun Fun Fun

4.1
texas cruisin on 11/25/2009

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

This car is just plain fun. I have always driven large SUV's because of kids, but loved the look of the PT Cruiser. I bought this one for a steal and I LOVE it. It is responsive. It makes me happy to drive it. It never fails. The positioning of the instruments have taken getting used to, but I think it all lends to the different kind of car you see from the out side. Fuel economy is a about 20 city 24 highway for me. The seats do stain very easily so I bought covers. I love driving this car.

cool car

3.9
cool car on 10/31/2009

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

i purchased this car after renting one love the ride and power rentel had 42000 miles on it i bought this one brand new at first hated it it was bad on gas but after about 25000 miles it was like some one flipped a switch 24 mpg and car is driven by two different drivers would own another one curently have 50000 miles on it

I love mine!

4.3
Peggy on 08/18/2009

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

I personally have not had any problems with my cruiser. It has plenty of room for a 4 cyl and plenty of storage and space if needed. We have 5 people in our family and can all take long trips in comfort and style. We have owned numerous vehicles with no such luck. Gas is really good in mine and it still drives like a new car. No problems what-so-ever. I would definitely recommend this car to others. My mother in law has had one for the last 7 years and has never had a problem with hers. She just loves it. She recently traded hers in for a 2008. Good luck to everyone and hopefully you will enjoy yours as much as we do ours!

No worries

4
Sidney on 08/16/2009

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

We change our car from the Jeep to Chrysler PT, we pay $8000 and a warrant for another 70000miles. We think the price is worth, also it runs in good condition. We like the space inside, not like the Honda & Toyota's skinny space. The fuel consumption is reasonable too. We like it.

No Regrets So Far

3.6
Ms. Lee on 08/07/2009

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

This was a used car purchase. I love the style & design of the car but everything else is pretty much a disappointment. The gas mileage is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and stained, the window openers should be on the door, making a U-turn is a joke, the car shakes a bit at 65 MPH, and it is hard to see out from the back and front sloping window design (very dangerous). Luckily I have had no problems with the engine, steering or anything electrical. (keeping my fingers crossed).

PT is the best bang for the buck in NYC

4.3
Wallstherb on 07/10/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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 love my little tank. It takes the streets of NYC without fail and the only problem in the gas. For a little car it drinks gas in traffic. I love the fact it is little for parking and the room is great inside. For the money I love it in Brooklyn, NY and with the cost so low I can get the bumpers re-painted from everyone hitting me when parked. A++ for anyone in NYC who wants a car!

Money Pit on Wheels

2.4
jms on 07/08/2009

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

In the year and a half that I have owned ny cruiser, it has had repairs done on steering problems 5 times. I think the whole steering system must be new! Also, the air conditioning drags the idle speed down when waiting for traffic lights.

Learn to drive before you whine

4
mdthompson on 05/23/2009

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

I use my cruiser to deliver pizza. It never gives me any problems in any type of weather. I have seat covers so staining is no issue for me. If you know how to drive correctly and take care of your vehicle it will reward you. The only time I've had to take it to a dealership is for body work after people ran into me, which stopped after I got flame decals applied. I've put more mileage on my cruiser than anyone here and it never fails to perform.

Piece of junk

1.5
SCGURL1974 on 04/01/2009

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

I have never owned a car that has had so many issues! I bought this vehicle almost brand new and in as little as a year I already had issues with the fuel pump and a year later my power steering has gone out. Of course it is no longer under warranty so I have had to pay all this out of pocket. The dealership mechanic told me he sees the cruiser all the time. I should have kept my Kia!! This vehicle is a piece of junk and I am stuck with it. Chrysler should be ashamed and I will be writing them a letter.

Don't Buy American

2.1
Rhodes on 03/31/2009

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

I so want to support American-made cars....but when the builders don't support the buyers...there is a problem. HOW TO CLEAN THE SEATS: Use Woolite Oxyclean Spray...it removes all stains and makes the seats look new again. I've had this car at the dealership too many times (thank God I have a warranty). Would not recommend this car to consumers. Overpriced new...and taking a BIG chance buying it used. Lastly, it's a gas guzzler.

Never Again

2.6
JoeCool on 01/13/2009

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

I got rid in my Jeep Liberty for this car looking for better mileage. As it was a nice looking car and 0% the salesman talked me into it. I don't think I am getting any better mileage. I too have had with water/snow staining the seats,they look terrible. I have had my car at the dealer 5 times now over the last month. The power steering unit went out. I had also reported a leak. The first time was reported over-filling off fluid, continued leak. I believe an oil ring was replaced, still a leak. Today I am told the head gasket needs replaced. I will never buy a Cruiser/Chrysler vehicle ever. I am greatly dissapointed in what I can't wait to get rid of it!

Good enough

4.5
RIMIKE on 12/29/2008

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

Gas mileage is great with an aftermarket air filter-26 to as much as 30 MPG. Seat material is prone to staining. After 30,000 miles steering has a slight shimmy at 20 to 30 mph. I liked my 2001 plain jane with 4 wheel disc brakes much better.

Good car for the money

3.9
PTsilver on 12/17/2008

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

I am not sure how people are getting less than 20 mpg. I have the standard engine, automatic transmission, and am getting 22 city and 25 highway MPG. You cannot drive this car like it's a Corvette. Revving the engine up to 4.5K rpm routinely isn't your friend. I bought the car used with approximately 50k miles, and am really enjoying it. No issues to date so far, and it's a joy to drive. Styling is retro, which is a huge change from my prior car (Lincoln Continental). The engine is a bit sluggish, but it is not a blemish on the enjoyment factor. I have experienced a bit of engine vibration at higher RPM's, but it's not too noticeable. Fit/finish is fine...no issues.

This car stinks

2.5
Billysandiego on 12/13/2008

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

I downsized from my F-150 hoping to save on gas mileage, so far, not that great. But the upside is that as currently it stands the radio turns on and off when it feels like it. Only my right front blinker works. My battery dies if you leave the radio on(when it decides to work) for more that 5 minutes. The 12 volt plug in the center console doesnt work. The airbag light comes on just for fun. The automatic door opener in the back works when it feels like it. I'm just waiting to see what else on this car falls apart. But I like the interior design. Oh and yeah water does stain the seats. Thank God I live in San Diego where it doesnt rain that much.

Hate It

3.1
summergurl08 on 12/10/2008

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

I bought this car a year ago thinking I would be much happier with this car then my previous one but i hate it. Water stains the seats. It really makes the interior look terrible. I had to replace tires on this car after only having 20,000km's on it. I drive this car in the winter and half the time the fan doesn't work. Try driving a car with fogged windows all the time! I am looking to get out of this car very soon and would not recommend this vehicle to anyone

Car with pep

4.4
1Daddeo on 12/03/2008

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

We test drove a regular PT and found it to be sluggish. We just about gave up on the PT, when I found out that the GT version has 230 HP (I chirped tire in 2nd gear on the automatic) as opposed to the standard 150 HP. The car is not only stylish, but has tons of energy. The suspension and steering are tight and responsive. The new interior fits well the exterior. I only wished they did a few things extra like a glove box light, a light near the door handle and a little more chrome on a retro looking auto would help, but they make tons of aftermarket parts so you can customize to your taste.

A good deal, but nothing to brag about

3.8
Italian Capricorn on 10/25/2008

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

It is not an economy car. I purchased it for my son, who just got his driver's license. The back seats can be removed, which is a plus when a teenager is driving the car. Studies show that the collisions occurs when a number of teenagers are in the same car. Reducing that number to only a driver and a passenger reduces the risk.

What was I thinking?

2.4
What was I thinking? on 10/18/2008

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

I have a 2006 PT. The gas mileage is robbing me blind. I had only had the car for 4 months when the air condition may the car run hot. I would have to pull over for it to cool off. I was stuck out of town when it first happened. I missed 2 day of work. The steering wheel shakes. I've had the tires rotated and aligned. I say it at least once a day that I hate this car.

Bad Dangerous Buy

1.4
Button on 09/04/2008

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

I am very disappointed in my PT cruiser. Steering ratio super bad. Visibility when backing is dangerously bad. There are blind spots. Looking to buy another car and other brand as soon as possible.

Can only Blame Myself

2.8
Unpleased.... on 09/04/2008

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

This is the first car that I got financed and in the spirit of wanted to trade this trash in I finally started reading reviews of other vehicles. I decided to see the reviews on the 2006 PT Cruiser that I currently own and must say AMEN to gas mileage being a joke and I never knew water could stain like coffee. I can only blame myself for not reading reviews before purchasing.

What A Piece of Junk!

3
HateThisCar2008 on 09/02/2008

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

Bought used with just under 20K on it, and now has 25K. Had for just 5 months. In that time, the 1st time we turned on the a/c the car would shudder/stumble and then almost stall. They replaced the compressor. After that, it did the same thing (which they said was normal, ha!), but then it didn't even blow cold. They replaced the fan control module. Then the lower control arm bushings needed to be replaced. And now the car is going out of control in traffic! Step on the gas, it doesn't kick into gear, and when it finally does go, the power steering goes out and you're lucky you don't die! But the dealer gets no codes and it test drives fine, so it MUST be fine according to them. NOT!

PT ruined 2 holidays with malfunctions.

3.1
dutchman on 08/19/2008

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

We fell for the shape of the PT. thus far we had two major failures (engine management system blocked the car because of 'blocked fuel line'??. replaced spark plugs and cables (myself, check the costs!)) and have had the antenna replaced 4 times. Still don't have reception, only in larger populated areas. Consumption in congested cities like where we live is absolutely sky-high. We hit the 14.1 liter/100km every so often. Doors creak terribly, it wakes our sleeping son in the backseat. Materials are bad: seat material stains with water (unbelievable but true!),dashboard creaks,a rattle inside te steering column. Good things? The looks, but the novelty wears quickly. The headroom in the back

Disappointed

2.5
Soccer Mom on 08/19/2008

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

I have had this vehicle for a little less than 2 years and I am seriously worried that it will not last another 3 years. I downsized from an SUV to save on gas only to find out that I average 23.5 mpg in this 4 cyl car. My SUV got 20-21 avg. I am very disappointed with the overall structure and mechanical performance. My 6 year old broke the glove box latch by trying to open it. Won't buy another Chrysler.

Horrible car

1.5
mrloyd on 08/13/2008

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

The car gets 17 mpg, which is awful. You can't see traffic lights if you are the first car because of the sloping roof. The seat feels like you are on a bar stool and about to fall off, and is so narrow you have to sit on top of the bolsters, and I am thin! Front end drags when you hit the slightest dip. When cornering, tornado effect throws all loose items around car. Passengers usually complain of motion sickness. If something falls off the seat you will have to pull over to retrieve it. If you try to get something out of the passenger floor, the seatbelt will stab you in the ribs quite painfully. The removable seats are so heavy you can't remove them, or but them back. This car is terrible

Luvin my buggy

4.5
Cindy on 08/09/2008

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 have had a Blue/gray Turbo convertible for 1 year purchased used at 6000 miles. Luv it. Like the roll over bar. VERY disappointed that Chrysler is discontinuing the convertible. Needs Improvement with gas mileage, rear visibility, turning radius. Would love GPS, self dimming rear view, and backup warning system Otherwise, everything I wanted in an economical classy convertible, a real head turner.

Worst gas mileage ever!

4.1
Naomi on 07/30/2008

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

I am getting between 11 and 14 mpg! I love the car and receive many compliments. Then, I tell them about the gas mileage. Chrysler has lost several sales because of the mileage. Much as I do not want to, I am seriously thinking of trading in the car because I cannot afford to drive it.

great pt

4.1
scooterguy on 07/23/2008

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought my pt about 6 weeks ago, so far am really impressed with the way it handles. Smooth handling and ride. It is a base model but has a lot of options that others don't offer. Have had a lot of compliments from people i've never seen before. Only thing that I'm not really thrilled about is the gas mileage , or should i say the lack of gas mileage. Highway mileage averages about 23 or 24, not good. Other than that it's a really awesome car.

I hate this car

1.8
faithygirl on 07/20/2008

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

I bought this car and the next day had to take it back because of it shaking. Fast forward to two years later we have had new bushings, new engine, new axle, and much much more work done to it. It still shakes in third gear they cant seem to fix it and it is not a normal shake the original dealer that we bought it from has finally said it is normal and won't have anymore to do with it. We have bought two other cars just so we don't have to drive this one anymore This is by far the worse car i have ever driven.

Horrible Gas Mileage

3.1
Robyn on 07/06/2008

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

I bought this car new after selling a 1996 Ford Explorer. I thought with a 4 cyl it would get good gas mileage. It was HORRIBLE. My '96 Explorer got better. I kept it for 18 months, and recently traded it in for a Chevrolet HHR. I was very disappointed in the gas, and at over $4.00 a gallon, could not justify keeping it any longer.

Love My PT GT!

4.9
blue star on 06/29/2008

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

According to my service adviser the PT is among a few cars that only come in for maintenance. I drive approximately 100 miles per day and she is a joy to drive. It has loads of passenger room, the rear seats fold down flat to allow a good surface to carry lots of things. The controls are easy to access, she drives smooth as silk and the stiffer suspension lets me enjoy curves. She has new Eagle Tires which are an improvement over the originals, the Turbo is responsive, fit and finish is very good, bluetooth, sirius radio and 6 CD changer. Originally I leased a Touring model to be sure, I'm sure I love this car. It's distinctive styling is a stand out but she's not just beautiful...

Nice car

5
Dennis on 06/23/2008

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

My Pt is my go to school car. I drive 60 miles day, 40 miles interstate, 20 miles town driving, I average 28 to32 mpg at 65 mph and depending on the weather . I put a k and n air filter and bosch platinum spark plugs. This brought my mpg up 4 to 6 mpg. Love the looks and cargo space by folding up the back seats, you can haul a lot of stuff. I like the head room 4 adults can ride very comfortable, and I get around traffic easier.

great little run-a-bout

4.4
sugahbear on 05/29/2008

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2001 PT in 2002 from an individual - really loved the retro- styling. It turned out to be a great buy - only had 2 warranty-covered problems. I traded it on the 2006 with 23K miles. The '06 is fantastic - nice upgrades from the '01. Mileage could be better although the '06 is better than the '01 - needs another gear - 5-spd auto. But all in all, a pleasure to own - really cheap to own. Cost me $600/year in depreciation to own the '01.

Radiator replaced TWICE

3.1
56981101 on 05/05/2008

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

Have had radiator replaced twice - both times the radiator CRACKED - first time, hit a small cat, second time, a pothole in the road. Currently having problems with the car overheating and no one can find anything wrong with it. Purchased in December of 2006, basic model. Our only requirements were that it fit three car seats in the back (it does), and that it have A/C (it does not, although we were told it did). Not happy with this vehicle overall. Will be trading soon, if we can get a decent trade-in on it. Not counting on that, though. I agree with the person who said PT Cruisers are lemons.

PT l loser

2.5
sucker on 04/22/2008

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

Car is fun to drive but gas mileage is lousy and Chrysler's customer service sucks. I will never buy a Chrysler again because they do not respect their customers even though they make some very interesting fun cars

Too Many Repairs

2.9
kt on 04/18/2008

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

Loved my cruiser for first 32,000 miles. I traveled extensively in my job so maintenance is always a priority. In 50,000 miles bushings replaced, left front wheel bearing and it's still not fixed. The other wheel bearings will need replacing which shouldn't have occurred for a much longer time. Transmission problems, over 4 RPM going 50 mph even though the dealership said it was fine. Difficult to handle on the highway which wasn't a problem in beginning. Met other 2006 owners who travel a lot experiencing similar problems. One who buys PT Cruisers said 2006 has more problems than all the other PT Cruisers he has owned. Maybe this is why they didn't put the 100,000 mile warranty.

really nice

4.1
robin toth on 04/04/2008

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

This little car rides good in winter, and I only had all season tires on- lots of snow and some ice on roads.. It is fairly quiet although the heater is noisy when on. Overall very satisfactory vehicle

Love this car

1.6
dewyonna on 04/02/2008

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

I would never suggest buying a pt cruiser. 1st off the Chrysler dealer has had my car more than I have. I really do hate this car. Every time I turn around something is wrong and I am always told by the dealer that the car is fine well then in about 2 weeks the car is tore up again. I really can't wait to get sell this car and just b/c I have had bad customer service with this car I would never buy another Chrysler again. Oh, wait, and when it's raining if the rain gets on the seats it will stain big time. It has a really wide turning radius. Don't buy a PT.

Fair Car To Drive

4
irontree23 on 03/24/2008

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

The steering is not as easy to whip when you are in tight spaces, I traded my 2005 Dodge Dakota with the V8 and all of the goodies for this car I always wanted it since it was produce in 2000 but at the time it was very overpriced. The seats stain even when the snow hit it. Also very bad trade in value.

lovin the vanilla

4.5
doubleshotback on 03/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

I just bought my 06 touring conv. a few weeks ago and have to say luuuuv this car. Its fun peppy and sharp looking. never thought i would own a white car but that cool vanilla color totally got my attention. gas mileage was a little lower than expected but ya know i can live with it and do a few minor improvements under the hood to squeeze out a few more mpgs

I HATE IT

2.1
I HATE IT on 02/26/2008

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

i have had my Pt for about a year now and it gets REALLY BAD GAS MILAGE, and WATER STAINS MY SEATS !! i bought this car bc the sales man cond me into it and i have a daughter and if she spills anything i cant clean it up bc the liquid makes the stain worse the inside of my car looks like a NASTY person owns it and im a clean freak I CANT WAIT TO SELL IT I will NEVER OWN ANOTHER ONE !!!!

Love it

4.5
anniepoo on 01/27/2008

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my Jeep Grand Cherokee for this fun, zippy little car after renting one while on vacation. I have always wanted a convertible, and living in Austin, we have the perfect weather for it, seeing as we really only have about 2 weeks of winter here. It is such a blast to leave work, put the top down and take the long way home. I get lots of comments on how 'cute' it is compared to the standard 4 door model.

Wouldn't do it again

3.4
Cali on 01/08/2008

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

I traded in my Jeep Grand Cherokee for this car/wagon. I was looking for something with good fuel economy as I drive 90% in the city. I liked the looks of the PT and the salesman talked me into it due to it having a gas "sipping" 4 cylinder. I have no idea how people are getting 17 or more mpg? I've put in new plugs, tuned it, and put in a KN high flow filter and I average 15.9 mpg with a standard commute. The shop says "to bad". I gave up 4 wheel drive, room, and v8 performance for an extra 3mpg? I've had similar problams with water staining the seats, I can't get the headrest in a comfortable spot, and the speakers already sound like they are about to blow? I would never buy one again.

My Crusier

4.4
maci93 on 11/30/2007

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love to drive it. Only get around 18 miles to the gallon. Doesn't turn well in close quarters. Doubt I will keep it.

Fun car to drive

4.9
Blake on 09/29/2007

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 bought this car when I transferred to L.A. and couldn't be happier. It is fun to drive, great retro look and has excellent pickup. I looked at several convertibles and found the Cruiser to be the best value for the money. Has the weight and feel of the pricier convertibles - more car than the Miata. Bought the fully loaded model and got a better discount.

water stains seats

2.3
jane on 09/13/2007

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

This care is loud, as far as being noisy while driving on the highway. To hear the radio, you must turn it up very loud. The seats stain from water. After 3 months, this vehicle looks old and junky on the inside - come on - rain water staining seats!!!! I am not happy with this vehicle.

Love my PT

4.1
Scalhoun on 06/06/2007

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

My PT has been a great car. No mechanical problems at all. My only suggestion would be to make the headrest more comfortable. It tilts forward or isn't the right height for my height. It's to tall. This makes me lean forward the whole time I'm driving. It's the only complaint I have about this vehicle at all.

Poor fuel economy

3.1
Fred on 05/29/2007

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

All in All car is OK. The fuel economy in my mind is very poor for highway conditions. So far, after 9000+ miles my highway average is 21.5 mpg. I owned a 1990 Plymouth Sundance got 31 mpg highway. I'm very dissatisfied with this. I talked with the dealer and their statement was "that's about it". TV commericals states PT gets 29 mpg. Not true,very poor.

Great Car

4.5
CK on 04/13/2007

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have just over 2500 miles on my PT and amreally liking it. Love being back to a stick shift. Like how it sits higher than typical compact sedan. Really like the '06 and newer PT interiors.

It's fun to drive

4.8
Russ on 04/02/2007

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 love the looks of the car, and the way it drives. I think it has plenty of power. So far it's been a very good car.

Better GPH and a lil' more pickup

4.6
crystal on 03/13/2007

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

We just purchased this car last month. It seemed like the MPG was going well at first, but it took a downfall. I am an all city driver and need good GM. I am sad that I was mislead on the MPG. This car is a little sluggish on acceleration (turbo may be better). Other than these two things I totally love the car! While I can live with a little bit of slug I can't live with MPG. Sadly, it may have to go when I can get something else. Or, maybe they will improve it next year and I can get a better PT. I think they look smoking hot. - Hope this helps anyone looking at these cars.

pt cruiser great retro look

4.9
art prieto on 03/06/2007

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

a lot of fun to drive, style is great and very comfortable. i will continue to buy this style when i'm ready to trade

plastic junk

1.3
vinny on 02/27/2007

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

i have a 2006 pt cruiser touring wagon i think the car is plastic junk fuel economy is poor for a 4 only get 19 miles city interior is noisy and cheap and very uncomfortable seats are too hard the car needs more horsepower it also has a bad ride you feel all the bumps i cant wait to trade it in i hate it

Hmmm...

3
Jo on 02/04/2007

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

After 1 year I am averaging 17 mpg I get excuses from service dept. "You don't drive it right, different emissions, only under certain circumstances. will you get good MPG, the car is new, others are getting less (and this is something to be proud of?) When will the fuel mileage increase? I even got a call from Chrysler Corp. More excuses...

My first American Made Car

4.1
Carrie on 01/25/2007

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

This is my first American Made car. I love the styling, the color and the ride. I am VERY disappointed in the gas mileage however. I was told by my dealership and by most websites that this car would get an average of 30+ mpg, it's a 4-cylinder so why wouldn't it??? Mine averages 17-19 in the city and 23-25 on the highway and this is when I am actively trying to keep my mileage down...no idle, coasting when I am able, avoiding accelerating. This is unacceptable and it would have prevented me from buying this car had I been told the actual numbers. American automakers have got to get fuel economy in check if they want to compete. I will be going back to Japanese on my next car purchase.

So far, so good

4.8
jenhub on 01/22/2007

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 bought this car three days ago, and I'm loving it! It's small on the outside, extremely versatile and roomy on the inside, with great headroom. The engine could be a bit zippier, but the car is very well laid out and it feels extremely tight and rattle free. I'm replacing a Honda Accord (which I unfortunately just totaled) and I feel like I've taken a step up in fun and versatility.

Enjoy it

4.9
wayne on 01/12/2007

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

Fun roomy and distinctive. I have other autos ie Mustang. We just enjoy the car fun for our family, a retro appeal and comfy.

My second

4.3
JTS on 01/04/2007

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

Bought my first PT Cruiser on line, preproduction. Picked it up May 12, 2000. I had to have but two repairs. After 145,000 miles I decided it was time. Looked at lots of others but the comfort I am a big man) and style I just love.

I love my

5
ymilsis on 12/28/2006

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

P.T.is cute, I adore it. The performance, fuel economy, different look and more. I love all about it. She is an original! I always had luxurious European cars with big engines. I also spent lots of money for them. With P.T. I get the same pleasures for a lot less money. It is not as powerful engine as my previous cars, but I cant ask for more. Still, it is fast when you need to get out of the way, and that is what counts! With P.T. I am getting luxury and economy all in one cute little funky wagon! P.T. is a great women car! I am a female professional and P.T. makes me look good.

Base PT Cruiser... a dissapointment

3
ckrivin on 12/20/2006

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

I'm happy with the build quality, room and reliability. But the car is not very good for highway cruising; it is noisy, vibrates at speed and doesn't have much passing power. Also the gas mileage ... it gets just what the window sticker says, but not the greatest for a smallish car.

06 pt cruiser limited

4.4
doug on 12/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I use the car for business and drive about 200 miles a day. mileage has been around 25 mpg, on the road at speeds around 70 mph. good build quality. the horn is hard to push and a service bulletin has been issued and will be addressed at the next service. interior is very versatile and the seats fold nicely. the new seats have hard bolsters on the lower cushion which are not comfortable for a heavy person. The handling in the limited edition is good as is the ride, for a small car.

My PT Cruiser

4.6
Bob on 12/02/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my everyday drive to work car. Mine is the five-speed stick wagon. The edmunds review does not do the standard engine justice when paired with the manual trans. It has more torque and off-the-line power than the '95 Neon I used to drive. This is a nice car to drive in most any traffic with the hydraulic clutch and a nice shifter feel. This is no hot-rod by any means but it is a nice, useful flexible car.

PT Convertible in Annapolis

4.9
John K. on 11/11/2006

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've put 30,000 miles on my PT convertible in 18 months and have yet to return to the dealer with problems. It's a fun car, but is very functional for a convertible. Four people can ride in comfort, you can flip the rear seats down for long cargo. The trunk lid is an issue, as you must nearly stand on your head to access the trunk. Love the car!

My Lil Car

4
PT Cruiser on 11/08/2006

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

Compared to my Chev Suburban, this is a delight to drive, I made a mistake and did not buy an automatic. Otherwise this li'l car is just the right thing for economy

Great car

4.9
tomdif67 on 11/04/2006

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

We love this car. Roomy, fun to drive around town or on the highway. Wish it got better gas mileage.

Fun car to drive

5
Russell Wells on 10/24/2006

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 car is a roomy and a fun car to drive. My wife and I just love it.And I will buy a nother one.

PTC Owner for Life!!!

4.6
PAC for PTC on 10/22/2006

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

I love almost all aspects of my PT. My only negative is gas mileage and I miss gas tank on drivers side. I drive mostly city but feel the gas issue could be greatly improved on. As for the window controls, they aren't clunky, it just takes time to get used to reaching for the middle dash. Handles like a dream, great on quick maneuvering. Drove a mini-van for 20 years and am pleased with the cargo versatility. Visibility is really nice as seating is higher than in a comparable small vehicle, Seat height makes it very easy to get in and out of. Love the fun styling. I'd miss the towel bar as I have it decorated!!! Very easy to hand wash. Next goal: Limited Edition - Loaded - Can't wait!!

Please - where did you all get your PT?

3.4
Jo on 10/08/2006

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

I have had nothing but disappointment with my PT. Yes, it is cute and sporty, but the last 4 tanks of gas have gotten me 17.4, 17.3 16.4 and 16.4 miles to the gallon! I have called, had the car looked at with Chrysler giving me excuses about the engine is new, it needs to be broken in, you are not driving it right, you have to change how you drive...It is a 4-cyl car, I repeat 4-cyl car, and should be getting better mileage. I drive 50% city and 50 % highway. My parents 8 cyl Jaguar getting better mileage... The car is simply average but sells on emotion, sentimentality and looks. My only regret is that I may be waiting 1 year to trade it in for a better performing and economical car.

PT Cruiser

3
Debbie on 09/19/2006

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

I'm disappointed with the power and the fuel economy. I had a 6 cylinder car, so I thought I would sacrifice the power for better mileage, but I didn't get better mileage.

Fun to drive

4.6
Justin on 09/14/2006

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

have had it for a month know . first thing first the gas MPG could be better but i am use to as being an suv driver for years, LOVE THE LOOKS INSIDE AND OUT. wish i could have got the trubo but oh well maybe next time:+} got the car with 17k on it i know have 23k so far so good i put about... 35k ayear on my cars so hope it's up to it! it's a 100% better then ford's focus i had it a year and ditched it!! Ilove PT!!!

Chrysler GT PT Cruiser

4.3
sumner baum on 09/13/2006

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

This is a fun car to drive with two exceptions: 1.With the turbo, it gets about 15.3 mpg in combined city/hgwy driving. 2.The turning radius is very large requiring back and forth motion. On the plus side, the car is very tight and the driver's seat can be adjusted very high making it very comfortable.

Loving My Cruiser!

4.9
Loving My Cruiser! on 09/13/2006

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've only had my Cruiser for one week today and with each new day, I love it more. I have even washed it on my lunch hour! (Not something I would normally do.) For the price and features, you can't beat it.

'06 PT Cruiser convert

4.1
rpesti on 09/12/2006

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

I like this "little" car. Excellent seating (i'm 240 6ft) seat a little hard, may soften up. Could be softer like the sebring seats- it's a cruiser after all. Basically, all is well but the gas mileage. I'm not a leadfoot driver but i'm getting 17 mpg/city 22 highwy. Much different than what brochures say. Purch 6/06 1850mi at 9/06. Called both dealer and mfr & they say you know -these mileage estimates are done under certain conditions & everyone will get different mpg according to their driving habits Blah,blah,blah. Seems the engine is too small for the size of this car like it's under a load and straining i have the touring ed w/ turbo. I look forword for the v6 edtion!

Great car

5
Jeff on 09/07/2006

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

Bought my mother age 78 a Stock 4 door PT Cruiser. The car came Nicely equipped and rides like a bigger car. The 4 cylinder is bigger than most. It has full size 15 inch wheels and lots of head and legroom. The new interior is excellent for the 2006 model year. She got the car for $2200 down and $120 a month for a 27 month lease. Great deal on a 4 door sedan.

fun to own

4.4
karl on 09/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 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 have really enjoyed my 2006 cruiser the 2nd month after i bought it i hit and killed 2 deer while going 40mph the only damage was it knocked out the black plastic in the front bumper and cracked the clearcoat on the bumper. i get around 22-23 mpg and i have an k&n airfilter in the airbox. the a/cdoes ok but when you switch it to recirculate it does very good. i do recommend a bra for this car because of the front design, bugs love to hit it. the seats inside are very firm that is a minor drawback, lots of room inside also

Just passed 3K miles.

4.8
Bukyman.com on 08/22/2006

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 vehicle started the retro-craze. It is beautifully ugly! I have enjoyed every second in this still head-turning panel van. Chevy has tried to copy it recently and Ford knows better. I picked the cheapest on the lot because I needed a low cost commuter. Air is my only option, but the Cruiser comes with tilt wheel, power windows, power locks, and a stock stereo and speakers that rival my old '91 Dodge Shadow ES Turbo that I equipped with an aftermarket Sony Explode sound system. The bass on the stock 6 speaker system is incredible! The base 2.4 L 4 cylinder is more than enough to power this vehicle. By 4 cylinder standards it is fairly large and would take most 6 cylinders. I love mine!

Too expensive with the gas prices

3.1
PT Cruiser Facts on 08/16/2006

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

I am at 12,000 miles now and getting 17 highway mpg. I have the 4 cyclinder engine so there is no power and no fuel economony. The car also needs a 1/4 mile to turn so its not the most nibble bike on the block. The car has no wind silencers so you may want to bring your earplugs if your going to be going over 50. The car is attractive and very spaciouse but when a minivan made by the same company gets better gas milage something is wrong.

Love this car

4.9
Gloria on 08/10/2006

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

Love how the car handles and looks. I've wanted one after I first saw the first one come out. I have an electric blue. My youngest son said why did you buy one of these, but after he road in it he loved it. I have all the special features, heated leather seats, sun roof, 6 disk cd player, auto stick, and more. It has the speed, smooth ride and is a blast to drive. My husband dosen't get to drive it much because I love it so much. Also my friends that have been in it also love it.

Just plain fun and an eye catcher

4.5
Tink on 08/06/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE my PT cruiser convertible. At first it wasn't what I wanted, but top on my list was to get a convertible and this one was the most affordable. It is purple and believe me I get lots of comments. The interior is spacious, it's easy to get into, the trunk is not bad, not huge but sufficient, gas mileage is acceptable. My biggest complaint on this model is the lever that pulls the front seat foward, my 9 yr old has a rough time with it and sometimes so do I. Overall this is a terrific car! Its not as sleek and sexy as other convertibles, what it lacks in 'looks' it makes up for in personality!

The family truckster

3.6
Kzac on 08/06/2006

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

Fit and finish on my car have been first rate. The car is very fun to drive and handles well. The seating and view are very good. The interior space and extra storage are great. I was surprised to find out the car needed fron rotors at 15,000 miles, additionally I have never been able to achieve the rated mileage, my car gets 18-20 in the city and about 23 on the road using the cruse control at 55-60 mph. I live in the south so we have to run the air conditioner in the summer. I also don't like the shudder mine makes when you first start from a stop sign. It was fun to drive it through the mountians but the 18-19 mpg realy hurt our pocket book.

Great car

4.9
Dick Studdard on 08/04/2006

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

Drove the car 10,000 miles and then the crank bearing went out on me. The crank bearing was installed wrong and caused the seal to also go causing the motor to lose all the oil. The dealer had to instal a short block in the car. The car handles great and I am very pleased with the power in the high output 4.2 turbo motor. It handles like a sport car.

Greatest Vehicle I've EVER Owned!

5
Sunni_PT2006 on 07/27/2006

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 have always always wanted a PT Cruiser and finally have my "Dream Car"!! The one I chose is the basic PT Cruiser but it had to be Electric Blue! This little baby gets super mileage and it is soooooo comfortable and has lots of room for passengers as well as the hatchback area holds alot too! I love shopping at Lowes and have toted home alot of plants, mulch, etc and this car can handle anything I purchase and then some in the rear storage area! The '06 has been redesigned with minor changes here and there and it is a wonderful improvement on all the little extras they've put in. I am 5'7" tall, all legs and have plenty of room in the drivers seat! Get a PT today, you won't regret it! :

Lemon Lemon Lemon

1
Lance Bass on 07/27/2006

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

PT Cruisers are lemons. After only 6 months with a brand new PT Cruiser I had to have the engine replaced and the entire electrical wiring replaced. The car has spent more time in the shop than it has spent in my drive way. Do not buy a pt cruiser.

06 PT 4dr Touring Edition

4.6
Joel Sander on 07/14/2006

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

We bought this vehicle for 4 reasons, American made, unique looks, economical price, and fuel economy. We are very pleased with it, after several months of driving now, and about 5,000 miles on the ticker. With the cruise control set at 62 mph on the highway, (I'm in no hurry) I can get 35 mpg all day long. It is roomy for a small vehicle, and quite comfortable. With the 5 spd manual it is a fun, spirited car to drive. 0-60 takes only 8.5 seconds. It is a lot of vehicle for the price you pay, and as reliable and trust worthy as the family golden retriever. If you are looking for a bargain in today's $3/ gal. society, and like to buy "American", look no further.

Pt-Perfect Transportation

5
C.M. on 07/14/2006

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 absolutely love my PT Crusier. This will be my second one. I upgraded from a touring to a limited. I drive 400+ miles a week and get great gas mileage. Great handling on the road. Very cute look..love the look. Priced right! As long as they are made will be only car ever owned. Storage capability is excellent. Chrysler has surpassed any other car maker with the pt cruiser. No comparisons! In a category all its own.

not happy with 06 'improvments'

4.3
Toledonana on 07/08/2006

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

I've had 2 Croozers, 00 and 02, and the 06 seats are awful!! I was so disappointed when I test-drove I may go look for an 05 instead. It feels like you're sitting ON the car now instead of IN it. There's less headroom than before and the whole interior feels smaller. I'm 5'6" 220 and I'm not comfortable in this car anymore...it makes me cry! I've got to hold down the cost so I can't go for a Limited or GT with their adjustable seats, even if I knew it would help! I've even looked into getting the seats rebuilt aftermarket but it's crazy that I have to even consider it. I love the rest of the car but the seat problem is too big to ignore. What a shame they improved the wrong thing.

ca cruiser

4.8
cali cruiser on 06/26/2006

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

love the look, fun to drive, the seats are not comfortable at all, but i can live with it . you can't beat the price, and the quality.

Get'cha one!

4.9
Sarah on 06/18/2006

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

People definitely have a "love-hate" relationship with the pt cruiser style; they either love it or they hate it. I, of course, loved it. When it first came out in 2001 it was too pricy for me but when I realized how steeply the price had dropped I had to have it. My previous vehicle was an SUV and this was an EASY change for us, a family of three. The cruiser is at least as roomy and much, much more fun. I've always loved the exterior which hasn't changed much over the years and was pleasantly surprised with the interior of the 2006 as well. This car feels, rides and handles great. I can't believe the price is as low as many MUCH less impressive vehicles.

Gas mileage is great!

5
Sam and Linda on 06/14/2006

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

We get 23-25 mph with air conditioning. We get 30+ on the highway. Plus, if a car cuts in front of you the PT is so easy to maneuver yet it hugs the road. We feel very safe in the car and its look is wonderful. We both love the PT so much out next and next and next car will be a PT Touring. Just wish we could get the Bright Blue color again. Hear its not available any more!

comfort and spacious interior

4.4
marianne on 05/28/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been the owner of 3 SUV in the past 5 years. Now I enjoy all the comfort of a SUV in a smaller vehicle. Its interior design is futuristic and fashionable. Its seats are very comfortable and easily adaptable. I really appreciate its loading capacity, which allows me to carry big suitcases as well as my children´s musical instruments.

It dont get any better then this

5
MICHAEL E YOUNG SR. on 05/26/2006

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

Outstanding in every way. Comfort and leg room are unmatched. Retro dash with that old school clock is awsum as is the lite interior color. Finally a car with character again. Extreemly roomy interior but take home two, their small. If I could I would have one for each day of the weak. Headlights on the 06 make night driving look like day light.

cute, but 90% wrong

3.6
mrsestanley on 05/22/2006

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

i find this car to look great, but inside, i have a horrible time getting used to it. my husband is 6'5" and 300 lbs and he can drive it with no problem. however, the window levers are placed in the middle of the dash and that is an awkward place, the cup holders sit in awkward positions and aren't suitable for most drink or cups, the steering wheel doesn't adjust much, the seat are so hard and the front sits so low that it's already cracked from speed bumps. i like it, but would definitely shop more for something less awkward. oh, acceleration and gas mileage are awful. it costs $45 to fill up with today's gas prices and it rags during acceleration and is LOUD!

Loads of fun

4.5
mrssgtjones on 05/19/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! I wanted something a little bigger than a compact sedan, but didnt want the fuel consumption of an SUV or the dreaded station wagon. This car is cute, affordable, reliable and has the perfect amount of space for a family of three on a road trip. The only things I would change are the seats. They could use widening. I'm not overweight, but my behind hangs over a little, and the turning radius is a little wide. Other than that, its perfect!

Great car!

4.8
Mikekoz13 on 05/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

What a great car. After totaling my Aztek, I looked at a lot of car models. They all looked very generic to me with the exception of a couple of Hondas & Toyotas.... and the Cruiser. I don't pay extra for the "privilege" of owning a Japanese car so I looked at the Cruiser at my salesman's suggestion. I couldn't believe I could get a car this nice for an on the road price of less than $14000. I was a little worried about gas mileage after reading some reviews but I'm averaging 27MPG combined and almost 31MPG highway. WOW! I'm only sorry that I didn't buy a Cruiser the last time I purchased a vehicle two years ago.

2005 GT/2006 Limited Owner Reviews

4.5
Brad on 05/08/2006

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

Have two - a 2005 GT and a 2006 Limited. The 2005 GT is truly an amazing car for the money with great build quality. Visually, the design integrates some of the best styling cues of the 30s and 40s, but the design and engineering is cutting-edge. I haven't had this much fun and performance since my 1964 GTO! The 2006 Limited gets over 25 MPG, is comfortable and a great value. Both have lots of room and a solid, quality feel.

Gas

3.5
Wifes car on 05/01/2006

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

I bought this car for my wife and we just went on a trip from Jacksonville to Miami. We got 24 miles to the gallon. I drive a 1997 Caddy with a Northstar V8 and 110000 miles on it. On a recent trip to tampa I got 27 MPG. My wife loves the PT but a brand new 4 banger should get better gas mileage.

i love this car

4.5
chris strunk on 04/30/2006

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

one thing i have found is that you love this car or hate this car. i have always loved the looks of it. i finally bought one 2006 touring and realy have enjoyed it.

Great Car

4.9
Bob on 04/12/2006

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 went from an 88 Jaguar XJ6 to a 2006 PT Cruiser basic and am very happy with it. It rides well and feels substantial. I was taken with the exterior design when they first came out but didn't like the dark interior. The 2006 has a great interior and friends with more expensive cars have love the dash.

Red Wagon

4.9
BudO on 03/31/2006

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm 6'2", 240 lbs. and find the PT to be comfortable to drive except for the wings on the front seats, they dig into my thighs. The power/torque in this engine is more (automatic transmission) than adequate. I have read that others are experiencing poor mpg. I drove our new PT to Denver from our home in the mountains last week that included cross town driving for a total of 200 miles. I held it to 55/65 mph because it had 145 miles on the engine. I was very surprised to achieve 33.6 mpg.

Fun Car; Some Problems

4.6
Dave on 03/31/2006

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

Bought this car for my wife and she loves it. Only problem is that we've lost all dash lights and instruments, door locks, etc. on two separate occasions. First time dealer replaced a computer module. Second time it was reset. Keeping our fingers crossed it won't happen again. Current mileage 4500.

Cute little retro car

5
Fran on 03/28/2006

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

My Mom has had a PT Crusier since 2001. I was looking for a car and decided to look at the 2006 PT. This is a wonderful car with so much character. The upgrades that have been done since 2001 are amazing. The retro look really works well. I cannot wait to save money on gas this will be a huge savings.

Cruiser Review

4.4
Dutch on 03/22/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive 200 to 350 miles per day in the car. The car is comfortable, quiet, and has lots of room. I've had the car since the end of February and now have almost 4000 miles driven, March.

WOW

4.4
Ric W on 03/19/2006

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

I have discovered that the need for "TURBO" is no need at all. The 5 speed has just as much pickup, and is much more affordable.

love the car

4.9
KellixPT on 03/08/2006

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

I love the car, has been great, knock on wood. It's stylish fun to drive, and very roomy. I used it to haul an oven the other day.

Even better than 2003

4.5
nick on 03/02/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2003 pt and had exceelent experience no problems. Leased a 2006 and this one is even better quieter and even more solid than 03 Only drawback is still gas milaege poor for a 4 cylinder. around 18 to 20 mpg mixed driving. Would still recommend car.

2006 PT

2.6
speedo on 02/22/2006

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

Roomy Interior for bigger people with great leg room. Nice cargo space.Poor Fuel Mileage on automatic standard 4 cyl. Poor steering wheel placement for long rides. Easily fatigued on long rides over 150 miles for large/tall people. Performance lacks in every aspect.Rides like a cheap import. Brakes are somewhat lacking. Could use 4 wheel disc standard.

It's a kick to drive !

4.1
McNelly on 02/02/2006

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

While I've only had this 'Cruiser a month or so - I felt compelled to tell you all what a kick it is to drive, for an economy car. This is one of the few vehicles I've ever purchased strictly on a budget, and with a purpose in mind.. Cheap, Dependable, and good on gas. I needed all 3 as a second car with little time to dicker about it.. and this car excels in all 3 areas - and I can't beleive what a fantastic buy this was for under 14K! If you're looking for good reliable "basic transportation" and don't want to break the bank.. check this out. It's one of America's best kept secrets!

my cruiser

5
cntrygurl on 01/12/2006

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

after having a 2005 ion quad coupe 3 which turned out to be a lemon we decided to buy a 2006 pt cruiser, i love this car. it goes so much faster than my ion did and my daughter has more room in the back seat, also you dont feel like your sitting on the ground like in the ions ,

my 06 cruiser

5
cntrygurl on 01/05/2006

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 the best new car i have ever driven ,its not like the 05 saturn ion quad coupe 3 i had ,this cruiser has speed and i like how you sit up high, you can hear no wind noise or bumps in this car, the style is excellent and i love the interior its so retro, i feel like im back in good old days ,......

What a great 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

This is a great car for a small to medium family. It has five seats, the rear seats fold down, and come out completely. It's aa SUV, WAGON, and MINI VAN all in one. Handles great. Perfect for new drivers. Looks great. Drives great. Comfortable for people of all sizes. The back seat can seat 3 meduim sized people comfortalbly. The four cylinder engine is faster than i expected. Good on gas. Wonderful car to drive. It's a great looking car, inside and out.

i like it !

4.1
edna b on 11/24/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

On the whole i like it...they could have finessed it a little better..i think the 2006 has more to offer...The one thing I don't like is that when you step on the gas it has a tendency to fish tail a little.. i am not use to that...

My Second PT

4.9
PT Cruiser on 11/21/2005

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 the second PT Cruiser I have purchased. Had my first one for four years and just wanted to update. It is a reliable and fun car. I get good performance from the PT. It is easy for seniors to get in and out because it is a bit higher and our folks like to ride in my car. Seats 4 adults comfortably and can have 5 if younger children in back. There is enough leg room in both front and back. Good trunk space. Great for tailgating/picnics - having the table in the trunk area.

I love this car!!!

4.9
aterry on 11/21/2005

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 had a dream that I bought a PT Cruiser two weeks ago, I knew I had to go and test drive one. At first I wasn't sure of this car the look anyway, and then I drove the 2006 PT Cruiser, and fell in love with it. I have to keep going into the garage to look at it, the interior is so cool. I love the look, and it drives so smooth. You have to go and test drive this car. I'm a single mom and have a 1 yr old we are so happy, we found the perfect car for us!! Thank you Chrysler for building this vehicle.

Fun car

4.9
Rick Morell on 11/09/2005

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'm a middle age person looking to assist his wife purchase a new car. we previously owned a big car. Chevy Caprice. She wanted something different and fun. Boy did she find it, the Cruiser GT Turbo is the most fun car we have driven since high school back in the 60's. I highly recommend it for comfort, handling, and performance. On the down side is the small fuel tank, just 15 gallons and it uses high test (because of the Turbo) Overall it's great car.

Lots of fun!!

4.9
Frankie on 11/03/2005

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

I have only had my PT Cruiser for a month but a week after we got it we went on vacation to the Great Smokey Mountains. It was wonderful riding through the mountains with the top down. The transmission was great going up and down the mountains. We didn't use the brakes much. I love the get up and go and the sound of the turbo. The trunk held all of our luggage, plus. You just have to bend over more to get to the trunk but that was fine. I traded a Lincoln Aviator for this car and it was the best thing I have done in a long time. No regrets!!

Stylin' and Smilin'

4.6
Gerry Grossman on 10/29/2005

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

The PT is a comfortable, beautifully designed sun-tanning machine. With the turbo it is fun to drive, and with the top down, it's a blast.

So Far So Good

5
Dave on 10/12/2005

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

It's still early, but so far my wife and I love the car. Turbo provides smooth power, fit and finish very good, ergonomics are great. Chrysler put a lot of thought into interior and it shows. Like most modern cars, under hood is crammed full.

Base Convertible is an amazing value

4.6
Kasia on 09/24/2005

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

I purchased my '05 base convertible for less than $18K. It now has 19,000 miles on it. It is far better built, better looking, and better performing than its modest price would suggest. I average about 28 mpg in mostly highway driving, but the mpg drops dramatically in city cycle driving. Caveats for winter drivers: "SmartGlass" windows freeze in cold weather, and the side defoggers are weak for harsh winter conditions. Overall, a great value!

GT Turbo

4.6
Michael on 09/11/2005

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

This PT is fun to drive and has more than enough power. Gas mileage is not great but respectable. Handles good on the highway. Manufacturer paid a lot of attention to detail and it shows. Turning radius needs to be corrected, cannot make a u turn and expect not to hit curbs. Needs light in glovebox and under the hood. Owner's manual should be for each model instead of multi-models.

Glad to have it

4.6
S Ramos on 09/10/2005

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

I like the fuel economy. That I have a better view, because I sit up higher than a sedan. Visibility all round is very good because of the larger mirrors and windows. The metallic blue color I selected (electric blue) really stands out on a sunny day and evenings.

PT stands for "Perfect Transportation"

4.8
Rich Schell on 09/09/2005

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

Still the best value on the market for style and versatility. This car drives like a car twice its size. Has a solid feel and confident handling.

i love it

4.8
tiggy on 09/07/2005

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 have difficultly getting in and out of vehicles. my pt cruiser makes it easy. when i step out of my car i am amost in a standing position

I love this Car!!!

5
dolores Signore on 09/06/2005

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 P.T. turbo Cruiser convertible for a month and just love driving it, its not a light car but built heavy and strong and tight. This car is great on corners and has an excellent pick up when you give it a little extra gas. the top is easy to put up and down the boot is a little cumbersome 'til you get used to putting it on correctly. It has been fabulous on gas, and Im getting more mileage to the gallon then it represents on the stats. The trunk is not large but the back seats go down and there is an opening from the trunk into the back seat for larger items. This is the most fun Ive had in years. Dolores

gas guzler

2.5
Yolanda Johnson on 08/26/2005

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

My biggest problem is gas. This car eats up gas.Under the hood is too compacted. Can't see anything or if anything is leaking

Love in Bloom

4.5
LLG on 08/22/2005

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 really love this car. It is fun fun fun to drive and I love fussing over it at home like I was seventeen again and it's 1969. The dealership was totally awesome..no pressure they didn't know they were making a sale by leaving me alone with this beauty. The ease of the top is great and makes it accessible at a moments notice. I named mine "The Last Hurrah!!" Also the PT cruiser itself never really did much for me...but this convertable just said we were made for each other!!!




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