2003 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser

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93,836 Miles
23,175
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 93836
Color: Blue
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 2.4L In-Line
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: NAMPA, ID
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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

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

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 216 reviews

13 yrs and going Great car

5
Bill on 10/03/2016

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: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I bought the GT turbo in 2003 in California. Its electric blue and has great pick up, speed and I love all the interior space. Strange though it is an automatic and has the auto stick. It must be a more rare version. I drove it home to NYC 3 yrs later and have driven it since then to October 2016. We do love it but Im taking over babysitting for grandchildren and wish to purchase a new car to replace it. Its a shame as I only have 29k miles on it. It has done its job and would recommend the car to anyone. Wish they still made them.

Undercover Rocket Ship Car

4
Darth Car Master on 05/06/2016

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

My 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT has 215 horsepower. It can go 120-130 Kilometres per hour without struggling like some cars do on the highways. It can take on a Ford Mustang sports car while looking like a crossover wagon/minivan. I have not floored the gas peddle to the maximum yet, because it scares me a little to have the Cruiser go all out. I fear unleashing its full power so I hold back. The GT version is not a sleeper of a car like the base model is.

Practical and fun!

4
RMorgan on 02/21/2016

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

Not the quickest of it's generation or class, but with a 5-speed manual, it has good acceleration and better gas mileage than with automatic trans. Great use of interior space - tons of cargo options with folding and removable back seats. Very stable at highway speeds and good handling on winding roads as well. With four wheel disk brakes, this car stops on a dime!

2003 Standard Cruiser

4.9
Curt Brennan on 04/03/2015

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

We bought ours from the original owners in 2005 with only 17,000 miles. We've now owned it 10 years (this May) and it has given us absolutely NO PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND, EVER!! So far, I've purchased one set of tires and one battery (last fall) and that's it!! We like it so much that I just bought a 2005 "GT Convertible" with HO Turbo and only 47,000 miles. We dressed up our current PT and are going "all out" on this one too. This convert is for Summer time driving and weekend cruising. I've owned Mopars since 1971 (1966 Charger) and I've had good luck with them all! ;-)

PT Cruiser Touring

5
mjb457 on 09/03/2012

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

Bought new,,,, drove it 99k miles so far....normal routine maintenence, one of Chrysler's all time best sellers( average mpg 20mpg)HONDA,TOYOTA CONTINUE TO BUILD AND INPROVE/// CHRYSLER SHOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME- A CLASSIC.

Fun car or worst piece of crap!!!

3.3
wewing on 01/27/2012

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

I bought my PT Cruiser used. It is a 2003 and I bought it in 2005. I have replaced the waterpump (inline), the power steering,I have had work done on the struts,front bearings, I have had electrical problems and replaced the battery, and it eats oil at a rate higher than I would like. I have spenr over $3500 dollars on repairs and it had 30,000 miles on it when I bought it and I have just less than 70,000 on it now. There is a small leak somwhere in the cooling system either coming from the water pump$700, the head gasket $1000 or the engine block $2000. I am a little unhappy with the reliability of this car.

My 2003 PT Cruiser

3.8
1daddyjoe on 07/29/2011

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

All in all I am happy with it. I bought the car new and now have 150,000 plus miles on it. I don't baby the car at all, I drive it hard. Would I buy another one, probably not. The car has treated me ok. Just regular maintainance, tires, brakes, tune ups, timing belt, and just replaced my front wheel bearings. No real major issues on the car. The gas mileage is bad, and it feels under powered. Coming from VW's and driving them hard as well but, taking care of them as well. They felt a bit more sturdy and the gas mileage and power was there when I needed it.

It was great for a long time. but now. . . ?

3.9
hotwifey on 03/30/2011

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

I purchased this car when it was 1 year old in 2004. I loved the design and still do. This car really had no issues until the past 1.5-2 years. I was so happy with it, I thought I will just keep driving it as long as I can. Recently, at 94,000 miles- I have had one problem after another. It is a bummer because this car was great for me for many years, but now it is a hassel. I'm looking to sell mine now, but not sure what type of person can afford the repairs. :( The interior and exterior looks new, but under the hood is another story.

Junk in Miami

2.8
Junk in Miami on 09/14/2010

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

Great concept, poorly executed! We loved our car when we first bought it. Dark Blues with the Woody package. Still turns heads to this day. However, front wheel bearings went out at 20K, transmission went out at 37K, water pump went out at 52K and overheated warping the head. Luckily this all was covered under the extended bumper to bumper warranty. When the water pump went out, it still cost me over $800 for misc repairs that the car needed. Four months later the car started running rough, so back to the dealer and another $1100. None of the work they did before was now covered since the warranty expired and so did the warranty on their work! Really? Yes. I can not afford this junk!

Worst vehicle I've ever owned.

2
Lori on 06/29/2010

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

Cheap vehicle. At 60,000 miles the cooling system quit, had to have entire system replaced. Thermostat stopped working and car overheated, almost ruined the engine! Next the a/c compressor quit making the car stall or jump forward at lights. This vehicle is a hazard. Leather is not durable at all, and the paint flakes off, can't wash it with out finding new exposed metal!

Oh my goodness

2.6
krb21 on 06/12/2010

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

I hate this car! I bought this car as a graduation gift to myself and hate it. I've had it in the shop more than I think I've actually driven it. I have 123,400 miles on it which is a lot but even before that I've had the tires changed twice, the brakes make a weird noise, there is a loud rattle on the back hatch door. This car has given me problems since day one. I bought it and the next year it failed inspection because the tint was to dark. I've never added anything extra to the car. Just need a good family car. It sucks gas! I fill up 2 times a week just from going to work, picking up my son, and going home. I wouldn't recommend this car to my worst enemy!

PT NOT FOR ME

2.4
myhoganybrown on 05/26/2010

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

I only got the car because it was the most affordable. I ended up hating this car 1 year later not because of its reliability but because of its looks. This car is definitely perfect for older people. Why anyone under 50 would drive this car is beyond me? Although, I wasn't forced to purchase, it was a regret. However, no big maintenance issues. I just think it has no sex appeal.

Squeaky Brake Problem Solved

5
Frisco Pete on 04/21/2010

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

Wife and I owned car for 7 years. A good driver on city street and very stable on highway with solid handling and ride. Engine has very good passing power on country roads even with four passengers. Front and rear seats are very comfortable for long drives [+200 mile]. Many passengers have commented on roominess and comfort when riding in car. I have performed all maintenance since purchased and found it easy to perform oil/filter; spark plug, battery and brake maintenance [see suggestion below]. We found PT Cruiser safe, reliable and a fun car to drive with a design that still turns a head or two after all these years. I think it will become one of the design classics down the road.

No problems here I love it!

4.8
djk10 on 03/30/2010

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

Besides normal ware and tare breaks tires etc. This car has been a blast to own. I just paid it off and after a set of tires and my normal full tune up it has been better than any car that I have ever owned! Lots of room to haul groceries etc. I don't understand all the complaints I believe if you take care of a car routinely it will run great I bought it 3 years old 18k miles I deliver in it everyday 160k still going strong

don't waste your money

3.4
Tiffani on 10/21/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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 HAD ALWAYS wanted a PT Cruiser... until I bought one. I bought mine. Transmission Blew out at 50K on the way to vegas. Me and my kids were stuck in the desert. Car has FAILED on me about 3 times now... NOT safe for a Woman and kids. I love the style and am stuck with the PT... it has over 100k now that I have have thousands of dollars in repairs.

2003 PT Cruiser

2.3
MW on 10/11/2009

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

Overall disappointed with vehicle, gas mileage terrible for a 4 cylinder engine. Turns like a truck

2 year review

4.6
greg on 09/22/2009

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

I bought the car in november of 2007. It is the 2.4l 5 sp manual. My ONLY complaint is that the bumpers came with tape marks on them which looks like crap. The seats are somewhat uncomfortable but still better then most Japanese cars. For a 4 banger it has good pickup and go, though i hear the automatic is a different story. It's front bumper is really low so be careful with high curbs on driveways. love the amount of space inside and the versatility and number of configurations you can do with the inside. I fit 40 8ft 2X4's with all the doors and windows closed! No major problems as of yet and i have 46K on her, so hears hoping it stays that way!

The best car I ever got

4.9
Fred on 09/06/2009

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

My dad gave me my grandmothers Pt, and since I owned it, that thing has been a blast. I have only had to change the timing belts only about twice and that's it, That lil car saved my life I could Have died the day i got into a wreck but the air bags went off, and the safety cage and the firewall held up. That car was a troop and I loved it for what it was. And if you have anything to say about Pts i will knock it down. That was my first car And i beat my car up and ran it through rouge traines and it took it. P.T. guy forever

Dont think I would buy american again.

3.5
willb on 09/02/2009

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

By day 8 check engine light came on. They did nothing more than reset it & it would always relight within a day or 2. This car was in the dealership more than at home the first year. so many things went on with this car I couldn't even begin to report it all here. They also always wiggled out of letting me use the warranty on alot of the repairs. So as a result I have spent thousands in parts and labor. Now that I have found a reliable independent mechanic and have replaced most parts on it its now reliable and fun to drive so many years later. The dealership was a nightmare from day one. Was called back after 1 wk to redo sales contract (from 0% interest to 5%)

nice ..but complete junk

3.1
scott s on 07/29/2009

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

When I bought this car, it was my first car. I was very happy at the time I bought it. I bought it for 10,000 dollors and ended up putting another 7 on repairs. I only had this car for 6 months. 3 of which it was in the shop. It drives Nice, but it has to many problems. I need a new engine. The turbo leaked twice. The radiator leaked twice as well. The car overheated with coolet in the car!I am to poor to put that much money into a car .. So I traded it in for a 2208 Chevy silverado and gas isn't that much worse

Horrible!

2.1
jillf on 07/25/2009

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

This car is so disappointing! I bought it used with 54k miles on it. The electrical system has always been wacky - dash indicator lights come on and off randomly and the fog lights wouldn't turn off, constantly draining the battery. I've had it in to fix various power steering problems EIGHT times!!! A/C broke twice. Back liftgate broke. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! I've easily spent twice as much in repairs as I originally spent to buy the car.

great buy so far

4.9
Greg on 04/22/2009

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

I bought this car about 2 years ago, and have put on 20,000 miles so it has a total of 40K. This car has, thus far, been pretty reliable. I love the 5 speed manual and all the space. Removable seats have come in handy alot. Only problem noteworthy is the lift gate hydraulic struts stick and Click really loud when opened. Only BIG problem, this car is HORRIBLE in the snow. Will NEVER buy a car without ABS ever again. Great for cruisin and moving stuff as it has LOADS of space, just really not recommended for northern states who get lots of snow.

Some Scarey Reviews

4.1
newowner on 03/31/2009

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

Hoo boy! Some (most?) of these reviews are real stinkers. Then again, most people who like their cars are out driving them and having fun, not sweating over a keyboard. I read the reviews and then went out and bought a 60k miles, fully optioned turbo/auto stick 2003 GT for $7,995. One owner, clean as a whistle and rides/handles/accelerates like a champ. I have driven it all of 40 miles and since buying it for my wife this afternoon. Will we still love it after another 4,000 miles? Will my good car Karma prevail? I'll write again, same time next year. Then again, maybe not -- if we're having fun.

frustratrated

3.4
tman on 03/15/2009

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

sqeeking brakes and a banging noise whenever i hit a road bump of any size. invested about 2000.00 in repairs and still the same.dealer mechanics cant find anything wrong.. anybody out there want to buy a cruser?

Little Big Criuser

4.6
Thrifty Old Fart on 02/04/2009

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

I bought this car because it was my wife2B's symbol of good luck. Good luck I won't comment on, but it has lived up to and fulfilled all my expectations. I had owned three turbo engined cars before the PT (Volvo 850, Mazda 626, Saab 700) and swear by the turbo technology and engine boost. The surprising thing about the PT is the versatility and expansiveness of the interior (can haul 8' 2x4s inside!) and grown people can fit comfortably in the rear seat. I have had no trouble with the turbo, indeed when the oil price went sky high I stopped using the recommended premium and switched to regular with hardly any power loss. I am at 70K mi. now and about to get my 2nd set of brakes & tires.

Another Chrysler Turb-woe

2.5
kms on 12/24/2008

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

Unfortunately, we purchased this car when it was on Consumer Reports "Best Bets" list. One year later this specific model is on the "Worst". We have had a major engine overhaul and replace numerous sensors. The 17" rims and tires have been another expensive problem. The paint and finish is the worst I have seen in my 35 years of driving. If this is the kind of product the American taxpayer is supposed to save Chrysler for then let them fold!

A trusted companion

4.8
Fondoondee on 09/11/2008

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

I've owned the car since new and haven't had a single problem. Driving experience increased immeasurably when I added 4 new high performance tires. Always use manual shift option in automatic and car responds nimbly. Front and back bumpers are poorly made (crack easily) but inexpensive (relatively) to replace. Solid commuter car

What's with the braking system?

3.4
bandit1 on 08/10/2008

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

Had the car in 3 times to work on the brakes. They continue to squeak. Dealership says that's the way the PT brakes are (???). Should have gotten turbo because entering the high speed highway is a challenge. Body is great. But it is very noisy driving; drives me crazy. Wonder if I got the lemon? Disappointed. Not great on gas. Won't buy another Chrysler.

Lemon Car

2.3
Nancy M on 08/04/2008

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

I have had nothing but problems with it since I bought it. The transmission has been slipping since 2 weeks after I brought it home! The dealer's computer can't find a problem, so they won't fix it. Now I'm past my warranty period and they tell me that the repair is at my cost! also, I had numerous problems with it that aren't supposed to happen. The Strut spring snapped in half, covered under warranty (but should never happen), the engine mounting bolt flew out and took out my power steering pump with it (that should never happen), the battery cable spontaneously burned up (mechanic was surprised my car didn't catch fire!) and that should never happen,either! I'm trading it for a Honda!

Ooohh my god

4.3
GLORIA on 05/18/2008

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

Ok first of all I love my car it is cute and fun and I have enjoyed it till now. Brakes went out several times, the front bumper keeps falling off I replaces the head and gaskets and the oil is in the radiator again, I have replaced the thermostat three time as it keeps getting hot, I had to replace motor mounts twice, power steering is out again abs lights have been on a year and ac always leaked, service engine remains on, I have put a lot of money and it still it gets hot and oil still in the radiator, but it runs smooth for the two or three blocks before it gets hot again. Any recommendations? I can't afford to fix again nor get another car.

I used to love my car

3.1
Liz on 04/22/2008

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

This was the first car my husband and I bought new. I loved it right away. It was comfortable, fun to drive and it was so cute! But it started having problems at about 30,000 miles. It wouldn't start. The dealer replaced the battery. The day after we brought it back it wouldn't start again. Back to the dealer for something else to be replaced. We were told after taking it back to the same dealer for the 5th time to not come back! All in all it's been in the shop 14 times in a little over two years! It always seems to be something electrical. Don't buy a 2003 PT Cruiser if you need a reliable car.

Buyer's Remorse

2.8
jmw on 04/08/2008

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

Sad to say, this car has been a nightmare in repairs and mechanical problems. Chrysler customer service has been no help. At 40,000 miles I had to replace the engine, in the last year I have spent $7000 on repairs. Many PT owners have had the same bad experience. Shame on Chrysler for pawning off defective vehicles on customers.

Had fun while I had it, but goodbye

4
Brian on 02/24/2008

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

I had the car for about 4.5 yrs. The fuel pump just quit on me in my driveway and was replaced under warranty. The back liftgate wouldn't open so I had to take it in for that. The AC fan went kaput one summer in S. Alabama and shot out a lot of Freon on the H.P. discharge valve. I had that replaced 1 day short of owning it for three yrs. It wouln't idle worth a d, the dealer said the injectors were dirty and had that "cleaned" for a 180 bucks! (my bad) It started idling rough again shortly after that so I raised the idle speed myself with a little wire. I used it for a maintenance work car for three yrs and workrd great for that. It was fun to drive and held a lot of stuff, stereo was good

We Won't Get Fooled Again

2.8
Matt on 10/22/2007

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

We loved this car when we first bought it, and thought that maybe the curse of the American made car was finally put to rest (remember the "K Car"?). However, within 3 years, it feels like we've replaced everything in it! Transmission, air conditioner compressor, power steering, ball joints - and those are off the top of my head. Of course, none of these were covered by the warranty due to the high amount of highway miles we put on it from my wife's work commute, which means I've been basically making 2 car payments for the past 2 1/2 years. Regardless to say, we're going back Honda or Toyota when I trade this in next month.

Not happy with performance

2.9
boomers pt on 09/05/2007

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

Traded in 300m for Cruiser, have 77000 miles on it. I have had passenger side wheel bearing replaced 3 times and drivers side replaced once. Going on the third set of tires. Car is in the shop at least once a month. Numerous front end issues. Thank God I purchased the extended warranty. Added a K/N filter no improvement on gas mileage. Have had struts, tie rods, and numerous other front end replacements

Practical but costly

2.9
dpatern on 08/17/2007

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

I have had the car since new and alway serviced at the dealer. I have 43000 miles on it and way to many things have gone wrong. Tie rod ends, water pump, air conditioning and transmission lines. The car rides good and is super practical to own. The amount of items you can haul with the seats out is remarkable. I am just tired of Chrysler's bad reliablility. This is the only car I ever got an extended warranty with and I am glad I did. Oh yea, small 4 cyl with little performance and lousy gas mileage.

No longevity

4
KC on 07/27/2007

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

For the first 70,000 miles the vehicle ran perfect with no problems. Just as the warrenty ended, the transmission went out $3,500. Then shortly after that the ac went out $1,200 and has been troublesome since. The interior quality is great and tasteful. I am currently at 100,000 miles and have not replaced the brakes yet. Overall a solid vehicle still tight after 100,000 miles of semi aggressive driving. Great handeling for a little wagon and acceleration is adequate without the turbo. I was told by a dealership that the transmission problems are normal for Chrysler. I am afraid to hit 140,000 to replace the trans again. Poor trade-in value. Pay it up quickly and trade before 70,000 miles

Consumer Report said don't buy a 2003

3.5
Karen on 05/09/2007

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

Too bad I didn't find out until 3 years later! Replaced power steering pump, ABS is out, sensors burning out all over, replaced pricey turbo belts in first year, my dash looks like a Christmas tree with all the failure lights I have had to respond to. I love the car, but I hate the money I have to put into a car I am still paying for. Oh, and it has the turning radius of a brick. But love the look and heated seats and all the really fantastic extras -- a ton of room, really great for moving!

Cute car, poor quality mechanically.

3.4
Cathi on 05/02/2007

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

I was so excited to get this car. That didn't last long, we had to replace the battery the first week we brought it home. It was purchased new. We have replaced the battery 2 more times since. Head gasket leaked the first year, a/c has been out several times, radiator leaked, now the transmission is completely out, needs rebuilding. I have had this car only 4 years. Turn radius is limited, gas mileage is poor. Drawer under the passenger seat won't close without much difficulty. Very disappointing.

I loved my car until recently.

3.9
Liz on 03/15/2007

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

We bought our car new and loved it right away. It has lots of room and can carry a lot. I loved the look of it and I always thought I felt like I was sitting in my kitchen chair when I drove it. Last year I changed my mind, I no longer love my car. We have had it in the shop during the past year 8 times for the same problem. It won't start. The battery has been replaced 2 or 3 times, the starter has been replaced twice, the starter relay once and the wiring harness once. The last repair did last for many months but we are back to the same problem again. We would never, ever buy another Chrysler. Very bad reliability.

Truth about the PT, from a real owner

4.4
Wanabeeditor on 03/02/2007

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

Great car for the price. No unscheduled service stops or repairs after 27,000 miles. Just tire rotations and oil changes. It hugs the curves well on off ramps and loves to eat up 40-45 MPH curves with the cruise set at 55-60. The handling gives you a lot of confidence in the platform. Steering feel & effort is very good with a nice on center position. It takes very little correction to keep the PT in your lane. The engine is well suited at 150 HP to motivate our 4 speed auto PT just fine, low R.P.M. torque is pretty standard for a 4 cylinder car. Even the engine at idle sounds a bit retro which is nifty, but takes on a smooth feel/sound at speed. Hauls anything, great gauges and supp. seats.

'03 PT CRUISER

2.4
Phillip E. Taylor on 02/19/2007

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

At 75 miles, day after purchase, transmission required total rebuild (overdrive hub seal leaked and burned up clutches). At approx. 35k, first battery was replaced under warranty. Since then, two more batteries have been installed, most recent was less than a year old. We discovered, just after 70k, where extended warranty expired, that problem stemmed from fog light switch WON'T turn off! We have hence unplugged fog lights, but indicator light on dashboard is always on. Also, transmission required another rebuild at 50k, w/$100 deductible. Also, there is a power steering fluid leak, requiring daily fill-up. Ign. key cyl. won't always turn on & column won't lock w/key removed. TIRED OF THIS!!

Cruisin'

5
PT Cruiser on 02/16/2007

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

By far, the best fuel economy car I have owned. Handles very well and looks great! It is so roomy and spacious for that long distance driving when space is so important for your belongings. It is nice to not have to spend a fortune to get your destination!

Faulty Transmission

2.5
ecartner on 02/09/2007

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

After 70k miles, car begins to have a hard time cranking. At 90k miles, transmission goes completely out from "metal shavings". This was a well maintained car & should be on the road for longer with no problems. I've found others online that have had the same problem. I will never buy another Chrysler in my life!

2003 PT Cruiser GT turbo

4.9
Grant Watson on 01/15/2007

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 very fine car, I enjoy driving it very much. The only thing I have any problem with is seeing the instruments in day-time. I thought I should get better city mpg.

2003 dream cruiser

4.4
Putter on 01/13/2007

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

I just purchased a 2003 Dream Cruiser. I was impressed by the overall fit and finish inside. I have been a foreign car owner for many years and I am very impressed with my Cruiser. The power is substantial even going up to flagstaff (6% grade) the car handles and accelerates effortlessly and is very solid. the interior is surprisingly very versatile and plenty of room for really anything. The dog loves her backseat and has more room than my subsequent vehicle. There are a very few issues, broken fog light, not-so-great gas mileage and some fragile plastic parts (fog light housing etc). I am overall very happy with the decision to buy this car.

no more toyotas for me

4.9
blkgt on 01/09/2007

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

love 3.1 sec 30 mph to 50, 4.0 sec 50 mph to 70. Mpg acceptable for this kind of performance. no problems with car. all 4 goodyear tires had cord separation and were replaced. last 18 mo. on hankook, 0 problems. mpg mid 20's, worst rnd trip 22.5 from mid ca. to LA and back. {2.5 hrs to go 38 miles, 2hrs to go 45 mi. Modifications, 2.5 in. duals, light weight 16 in wheels, jet chip, k&n filter, cork underlament. additional rear shock dampening, mini antenna. MPG much better than my 22r toyota PU that was in constant need for repair and difficult to smog.

Lot's of fun

4.4
SchatzieII on 12/19/2006

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

24,000 worry free miles. No repairs. Tires needed replacing 22,000. Front end out alignment. Saved a lot of delivery charges but had to pay back to Crysler with their 90 day servicing requirement. Have automatic. Loved to kick in Turbo. Rx'd around 13 to 14 mpg in city and mostly 22 mpg on highway. With Ac off got 26 mpg (once). Rides and handles very well. Tricked out the car with a lot of accessories and then grew tired of it and traded it in. So many PT's out there now so only received $9200 on a new 5 speed GT Mustang Convertible. Oh I forgot to tell you I am 70. The PT rides better and was a lot of fun. But I have to have excitement to wake up each morning.

Impressed all around!

4.8
Jerry Lang on 12/17/2006

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

I loved the style when it first came out. I was told it was cheaply made. But, recently I was able to purchase one that had 33K and in my budget. It is fully loaded and though the gas mileage could be better it still beats the Explorer I had. It has the roominess for me and more comfortable than my 4-runner. It handles really nice and I get lots of compliments on the looks. It has lots of room for my needs and I love the speed it puts out. It now has 48K on it and I drive it 80 miles a day to and from work. We had signage put on it for my Wife's business and it sure looks good on the Cruiser with a big yellow sunflower on the back of the onyx green pearl coat. It really stands out.

Nothing Serious...

4.8
northernpt on 11/29/2006

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

We spend 6 weeks driving to and thru Alaska and back (over 10,000) and enjoyed every minute of it. The car handled long hours of operation with out any problems. When the car had 90,000 kilometers it did experience electronic problems which required new Computer modules, spark plugs and wiring very costly. With proper tires it travels well in rain and snow....

Crummy Cruiser

1.9
Mary Roth on 11/12/2006

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

Before the warranty was up I had to have a new transmission and two new air conditioners. Since then, the AC has had to be fixed again (by someone other than the dealer.) The gas mileage is poor for a small car. This is a cute top on a Dodge Neon platform and I am very unhappy with it. The service from Tommy Manuel is very crummy and I would never buy from them again.

1 of the best cars i'ved owned

4.8
blkgt on 09/17/2006

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

The gt had very good bones! I have added heart throb 2&1/2" duals k&n filter ,jet performance chip, MB spark wheels, mini antenna, sound deadening, rear fender inter liners,and removed a little chrome, also replaced the goodyear factory tires with hankook, also installed heat shield for the spare tire. The duals and wheel&tire changes were best. 24.9 mpg to L.A. 25.1 on return. mixed hwy and city. Lots of room for Art easels and large picture frames. Chose GT over Magnum for usable space and performance. Magnun was a hemi but had power robbing 22 in. wheels.

overview

3.4
jim biles on 09/10/2006

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

Fair- peeling chrome on all wheels, computer chip replaced to correct firing of fourth cylinder, flickerimg headlights due to misfiring of 4th cylinder, power steering leaks(4 different)-replaced hoses. Handling on curves a problem

Eye Catcher

4.3
n1nj4r0u63 on 09/08/2006

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

To start off, the PT is a great vehicle. I love the 'hybrid'ness of it, as I can haul people, haul large items, or just book it down the highway like a racecar. The seating position is very upright and gives the impression of an SUV. I have grown to appreciate the centrally located window controls (though it still is a bit odd sometimes). The car really needs a warning beep or light when the head/parking lights are on, either that or standard auto on/off. Silver with standard painted silver wheels gives the whole car a monochromatic look that glistens in the sun and is easily recognizable, keeps the interior cool as well. Overall, a very impressionable car!

Love my Electric Blue PT

4.9
Marcie on 08/16/2006

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 had my PT for 3.5 years and just love it! The novelty hasn't worn off one bit. They have great family pricing specials on them so am looking at upgrading. I won't get any other car. It's a dream to drive and so much fun. I can't say anything bad about it at all. I've never had it in for one repair, just regular maintenance checks. It almost breaks my heart to trade in my Petey but with the great deals ($7000 off), I can't turn down getting a 2007.

I love my PT, but

4.1
Dawn on 07/26/2006

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

As soon as I saw the first PT, I fell in love and knew I had to have one. I do love my PT, the stylin retro body and the cool interior features make this a very fun vechicle.

PT Cruiser- Great Car

5
Janet Keyes on 07/22/2006

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

Our three-year-old PT Cruiser is fun to drive locally, and comfortable on a trip. We get up to 29 MPG on trips, and about 20+ locally. It has plenty of giddyup for city on-ramps, and good head room in both front and back seats for people up to 6'4'. Friends are always pleasantly surprised when riding in this car. It's one of the best cars we ever had.

More uses than any car

5
Mike Tierney on 07/01/2006

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

You can do so many things with this car. You can haul items you would never get in a regular car. you get great mileage. There are alot of aftermarket parts companies to choose from. We belong to a Cruiser club ( TVCC }, and have a ball with all the activities,

Broke my heart

3.3
CHKELL on 05/08/2006

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

When I purchased my Cruiser, I was totally in love. It handled well, looked great and was the first car I purchased that I actually wanted. Sorry to say, I traded it in last November, 3 years later. At 60K, the head gasket was leaking and replaced. It had problems in the front end at 75K and had the springs, wheel bearing, tie rods replaced. When I traded, the rear end was making much the same noise and I was looking at more, expensive work done. Nice car, but if you drive like I do, it is not the most reliable. And the gas mileage is as listed, very poor.

little red cruiser

4.8
fire fighter on 04/25/2006

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

the driving experience is very good the car could use a little more power as i have the base 2.4L 150hp engine. Other than that no complaints a really well thought out car

What I need?

4
Dazz Wryght on 04/01/2006

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

My wife and I wanted a small wagon to accomodate our child to come and our 50 lb german shepard. The PT was first on our list after renting one to drive 9 hrs from ATL GA to Winchester VA. I drove the rental the entire way without needing to stop aside from gas. I averaged 430 mi to the tank. Very comfortable for my 6' 2" 290 lbs football defensive end-esque frame. I just bought a 03 w/ 14k Touring Edition Deep Red. My complaints are a slight vibration between 800 and 1200 RPM through out the car. I'm not sure if this is normal or something that needs to be addressed. All 4cyl. engines vibrate. Some car Co. are better at concealing this than others. Will probably move to a GT in a year.

Satisfied Customer

4.4
Satisfied customer on 03/13/2006

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

Very reliable. Never serviced. Poor gas milage for a 4 cyl. and slightly under powered. I would recommend a turbo if available. Overall excellent quality and very low maintenance. Great car! 69,000 miles and not one problem yet. Have the Touring edition.

2003 Steel Blue GT

4.5
SteelBlueGT on 03/02/2006

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

Bought the car in late 2002 and it has given me over 40,000 miles of fun driving and very little trouble. An oil sending switch, a balky airbag light, and resetting the trip odometer is the only trouble so far. It does not burn oil in between 3000 mile oil changes. Original tires lasted 40,000 miles as did the brakes. Good on long trips and loves the highways. I get 19 mpg in town and 24 on the highways. Ride is firm but never harsh and handling is as good as it gets with my all season Yokohama performance tires. Interior comfort is great for both myself 6 Ft and wife 5Ft. Back seat is very roomy for four and a tight fit for five as the car is not that wide. Love the seating choices.

A Breakthru Vehicle

4.8
Mark on 02/03/2006

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

My wife and I bought one of the first PT Cruisers available in our area. We paid $2k over list price to get delivery. To-date we have 42,000 miles on it. No rattles! We have the basic engine with an automatic. adequate for our purposes, but not a fast acceleration car. We ordered every available option except the roof rack. We take advantage of the very flexible interior and sometimes strip out the seats to carry a lot of our sailboat stuff.

GAS MILEAGE

3.8
Walt on 01/04/2006

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

Poor Gas Mileage 16 Miles PER GAL Around Town ... On a TRip About 21.

Great Value

4.6
bags on 12/18/2005

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

I'm up to 18,000 miles and 3+ years. No squeaks, rattles, or shakes. Great versatility. 5 speed has adequate power. Mileage is so-so.

Too Many problems

2.5
A Mechanic's review on 12/03/2005

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

Great looking but very poor, quality and reliability. This car has been in the shop more times in two years than all my other cars combined. Recirc vent door will not stay closed, head gasket leak at 300 miles, transmission rebuilt at 31,000 miles. Now the CV joint is slinging axle grease. I bought this car new because of the reviews I've read hear, big mistake. People are too enamored with the styling and ignoring Chrysler's poor quality control. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more for a car with a better track record.

My First Chrysler

4.5
Ernie on 11/26/2005

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

The wife and I ran Route 66 this summer in the car. No matter what altitude we drove through, the turbo keep the perforance high. Great vacation car. For two weeks we were driving and had plenty of room for luggage and 'goodies' we pickup along the way.

Try the Chevy HHV

2.9
Gaguy on 11/13/2005

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

I have had more problems with this car than all my other vehicles combined. First off, the head gasket leaked oil before 300 miles and had to be replaced. Then the ventilation system recirculation door opens on its own because the underpowered engine is not capable of providing enough vacuum to keep it closed when going uphill. The infamously bad Chrysler automatic transmission went out at 31,700 miles and had to be rebuilt. The mechanics had the audacity to suggest someone that I put something in the transmission to cause it to fail. If they really thought that they should have refused repairs and given me the chance to take them to court but I think they knew they would lose.

Dependable & Fun to Drive

3.9
Roger on 11/12/2005

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

Fun to drive and quick to pass. 60 to 80 is a kick. Turbo is definitely worth the money. Very flexible with rear seats that fold, flip and fold or remove. Seats 4 adults comfortably. Wish it was a little wider. Car has been very reliable and really like the AutoStick. Allows you to take off in 2nd gear in snowy weather for better control.

Car is worth the money

4.6
ruebend on 11/10/2005

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

I purchased this car for my wife 3 years ago, and has handled beautifully. Being 6'2 I found that I had plenty of headroom and leg room, something that I could not find in other cars that were being considered. We average out 25,000 miles a year, and for long trips, this car performs well.

very dependable bad gas mileage

3.8
jopaul on 10/28/2005

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

it's a good car, very practical and dependable. GT not worth the xtra money. Wish it got better gas mileage and handled a little better. Not a very comfortable car on a trip.

3 years ownership

4.6
schatzieII on 09/30/2005

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

No problems at all. Added dual exhast and airaid system. Opened hood trim for ram air effect. Very very fast. Have automatic -it downshifts to first say at 20 mph... hold on.. smokes tires and the ride is wild. Utility is great. Best gas mileage on road 23 MPG. Get a boost gauge. Install on PVC line. I get 13 to 15 lbs boost.. 25 vacuum. Drive at 15 vacuum in city for best mileage. Turbo will save your butt getting into traffic. Stay low on chrome. I have painted factory wheels, chrome door handle insets and Xeonon rear spoiler. Put money inside.. Aluminum floor mats.. Aluminum trim around dash and console and dash cover. Wow! looks great. PS. Waxed... turbo mini's

2003 Limited 5-speed

3.9
RobMan on 07/10/2005

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought pre-owned at half the current selling price, chose the manual transmission to maximize performance and fuel economy, and am very satisifed in every aspect except road noise at highway speeds.

Always Out Crusin'

5
Prior Ford Man on 06/30/2005

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

After driving nothing but Fords all my life, I wanted some style, fun and power in my next car. The PT GT Cruiser gives me all I wanted. I love looking at Tara (my GT's name) and taking her on long drives here in CA. When I need power she gives it and when I need to haul supplies she accommodates with space to spare. Chrysler did a good job making a unique styled vehicle with power to match her great looks. There nothing on the road that looks like her except maybe an old Woody.

Old fashioned styling.....

3.8
PTCruisen on 06/24/2005

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

I like the way the styling is.. classic look. I've enjoyed my cruiser, roomy. The gas mileage could be improved. And the funky smell that some others have come across is the engine coolant. I've noticed that smell last winter and occasionally when the AC is on. The AC doesn't get as cold as my first car did. But its comfortable. The rear stabilizer bar was not installed even though it's on the window sticker. It needs one for a better ride. The turning radius is not tight enough and there are a few blind spots if you happen to be five foot and under. Had some paint problems with the metalic paint. Dealer finally fixed. After contacting HQ.

I love my cruiser

4.8
alba on 04/01/2005

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

People still stop to admire it, ask about its performance and tell me how beautiful and classy it is. I recently drove in the worst snowstorm of the year because I live an hour from the railroad station and the storm was not supposed to start so early. Traction was excellent, ABS worked beautifully. I had one unavoidable spinout and lived to tell about it...was able to stop; bothcar and I were unscathed. No less safe than my AWD vehicle was in similar circumstances. My only complaint is limited visibility at top of windshield. I have to maneuver a bit to see overhead traffic signals. e r p s t a e s room available in the back, and no "cage" is re

Put fun back in the saddle

5
#Wizzzer on 03/28/2005

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

The PT Cruiser has put the fun back into driving for this 260 lb 62 yr old retired computer pro. I had gotten so I hated driving anymore. I loved the old cars with personality, this has it and more. It handles like a sports car, it's extremely fun to drive, comfortable, economical to operate and the Limited Edition has every toy a guy could want on a car (leather heated seats???). To top it off it turns heads, everyone wants to look at it and ask questions about it. This little car gets a workout everyday in the Ozark mountains and pulls like a champ strong and smooth, even on our rocky back roads. I absolutely love it and would buy another in a minute.

PT Cruiser - over rated

2.9
unitrorent on 03/05/2005

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

The very poor gas mileage for a small car in not acceptable. My car has been back to the dealer (s) 3-4 time for major problems (dash board cluster, front end problems (still need fixing), radio and the list goes on. Their dealers don't check for anything that isn't on the job order. The warranty for 36000 miles is way behind other cars. I wouldn't but another PT Cruiser

17 months of fun!

4.5
scottnjoan on 10/05/2004

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

I've had the car over a year and have enjoyed every day. The car's low gears rocket you on the road and the interior room fits three in the back comfortably. Haven't had a mechanical problem yet...

PT Cruiser

4.9
roger s on 09/19/2004

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

This is a good looking fun to drive car for all ages. My teenagers love to drive the PT Cruiser as much as my wife and I do.

Love my cruiser

4.6
Tom Whitney on 09/08/2004

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

I have enjoyed my cruiser the last 18 months. I have had no problems at all.

Dream cruser

5
jeggler on 07/05/2004

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

After returning from overseas duty I purchased a Dream Cruser and took a 8000 mile trip in one week. After seting off with my two young boy on a camping trip toMtRushmore,Yellowstone, Stanley and Boise Idaho, Grand Canyon and the panhandle of Florida befor returning to Oklahoma City The car was flawless! I avradged 24 MPG, The manual shift was tight and came in handy through the canyons of the northwest states. The car has enoygh power to get your hart going. The sport handling was much better than expected. This car is full of suprises I can hall lts of camping gear and three people without a roof rack and the turbo just asked for more.

First Chrysler

4.5
jtroscinski on 06/17/2004

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

The vehicle is very fun to drive. It makes my other vehicle seem like a slug. It would have been nice to have a few more uplevel features, though. I like the Onyx Green paint.

Fun to drive

5
jlucy on 05/22/2004

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

I thought I was going to buy an SUV until I test drove the PT Cruiser Turbo. It is a blast to drive! The model that I bought happened to be loaded with options, and I am enjoying everyone of them. I love the solid, retro feel to the interior and the quick pickup on the road.

WOW!

4.9
goodcar on 05/20/2004

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

I LOVE this car! It is a blast to drive. Room for everything. People cannot believe how much power it has and it looks great going down the road. Nothing but oil changes and tire rotations so far.

Retiree

4.3
CruisingAgain on 04/13/2004

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

I bought it as my retirement gift to me and I love it. It's fun to drive, responsive, looks cool and comfortable to drive locally.

LOVE My Barney

4.6
Shalley on 04/13/2004

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

COOL-factor is over-the-top. Auto is little sluggish on green (hence the name "Cruiser"), but when going, really has pep. Int is totally retro & cool, & stereo sounds incredible. 20 Mpg nothing to scream about, but just a total blast to cruise around in. Cranberry color hard to keep clean, but put some effort, it is gorgeous. Nasty smell out of air cond sometimes, so watch out. Seems to be a "norm". Has SO much room in the back, can't fill it. Nose gets "dinged-up" easy, but touch-up paint ($12.95) takes care of that (or a bra at $150). So cute & totally trendy & awesome! Can't believe some people don't like the PT Cruiser.

PT Finally Goes Zoom-Zoom.

4.9
Spaceship Commander on 04/04/2004

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

This is my 2nd PT and first Turbo ever owned. Chrysler has made the 215 HP Auto-Trans PT a smooth moving machine with beathtaking and almost seamless acceleration when you put your foot down. It is right at home on the freeway at speed or cruising around town. This is a neat car that is not only fun to drive but has great utility value. The driver's seating position is almost perfect with outstanding road visibility.

Exactly What We Were Looking For

4.8
jaxstephens on 03/25/2004

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

We have just loved this fun little vehicle. It is like a small car with a bigger car's heart. By that I mean that, while it's footprint is small, it still feels like you're higher up on the road than many others. Not quite like an SUV, but close. Get a PT Cruiser; I promise you'll love it!

My PT GT

4.9
Corvair Kid on 03/01/2004

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

Two weeks ago I broke down and bought my first new car. I got an electric blue (03)PT (GT) Crusier. I was looking at 04's and they had a loaded blue 03 left on the lot. I got a great deal on it. I got 6k off sticker. I have not regretted it. It is hard to believe that such a litle car can have so much room. I am 6'2" and I have ample space. The turbo really gives the car a kick. If you get the opportunity to drive one, you will probably own one. Great car for the price.

Hot Turbo

4.8
richardf on 02/21/2004

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

A super performer and excellent quality. I just wish the Chrysler would stop upgrading. This is my 2nd Cruiser and I want a convertible.

happy camper

4.9
Ken Beaver on 02/16/2004

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

I needed a car that could haul stuff, but still be fun to drive.

Second One is Always Better

4.8
PT N Me on 02/13/2004

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

Great Car. Drove it from Norther CA to Southern CA with toddler and Grandma who has bad circulation in tow. We had a great time because the seats are comfortable. Mom could let the front seat down and sit in back with toddler and have her leg stretched out in the front. How's that for comfort (because the front passenger seat folds all the way down!

YEAH

4.9
CISmajor01 on 02/03/2004

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

I have wanted a PT Cruiser since they first came on the market and I am so glad I finally got one...they are everything that I was looking for in a car plus some...worth every penny!!

LOVE IT

4.5
mrtyrez on 01/26/2004

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 love to drive this car.

The Versatile Car

4.9
anniegirl on 01/18/2004

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

I love this car and its versatility. I have an older dog and it is a blessing to be able to fold back the back seats and let her enter the car through the back doors. She then has plenty of room to move around as we take a trip. It also has tons of storage room, which is great. Being a teacher and having to cart your stuff back and forth at the beginning and end of every school year, you need a lot of room and this car has it. I love driving my PT Cruiser.

love my cruiser

4.6
marcy almendarez on 01/10/2004

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

i had some proublems with my cruiser when i first gor it, but the dealer fixed them right up, i love my car it is fun to drive and handles well

Hot Little Car

4.9
MRWizard on 12/09/2003

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

Straight from the factory this car is FUN!! Compared to the standard PT, the Turbo handles better, stops faster, and has such features as antilock brakes, traction control, sport seats, 17" wheels, and of course, a very impressive engine. From shopping malls to car rallies, this is a car does it all. A comment recently made to me sums up my feeling about the PT Turbo. I was recently at a "luxury" dealership, surrounded by 50,000 dollar plus cars. One very stately looking gentleman walked over to me and said: "Boy, that is some car". Boy, was he was right! By the way, if you buy one of these cars, you had better get use to the attention it draws.

True Love!

4.9
jascott on 12/06/2003

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 haven't loved a car this much since I got my first one at age 16 (I'm 40 now.) GT is the way to go if you want a PT. It is fast and fun! I've had mine more than a year now and I still love it. Build quality has been terrific. Loved Chrysler's PT "Block Party" in Pomona this year too! Daimler has done good things for this legendary US automaker!

Very Happy

4.8
Alex Alkhazshvilly on 12/03/2003

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

I have bee very happy with the overall performance of this vehicle. Although I am a large individual i ahve had no trouble being comfortble in this car.

Better then a middle age "Vet"

4.6
Domestic Dame on 11/30/2003

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

Totaled my Subaru Forester and loved it, but wanted something a little more flashy at this time of life and the corvette was not an option. Absolutely love my red PT....It has all the bells and I like the seat adjustments, as I am short. A month after I bought mine, I sat in on my son's purchase of a turbo blue. Our garage is now a PT "nest" with Daddy's Exployer parked under the carport.

PT Turbo - just plain fun

4.9
snagol1 on 11/26/2003

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 owned a 2001 PT. Our only complaint was lack of power. Then we got the 2003 Turbo. Wow! All I can say is what a pleasure it is to drive. The best part is the look on the faces of all the owners of the big V8's when I pass them.

Silver Streak

4.8
Yarvey on 11/26/2003

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

We've only had our PT Cruiser for a month, but it's a great car. It's more fun to drive than anything we have owned. It's perfect for our older dog to get in & out of & being able to completely remove the seats makes it very versatile. Buy one - you won't regret it!

I love my PT Cruiser!

4.6
Vera Conner on 11/26/2003

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

Chrysler outdid themselves this year when they created the Dream Cruiser 2 in Tangerine Pearl Metallic. I have had more compliments on that car then any other car that I have owed in the last 20 years. My performance of the turbo exceeds anything that I have driven. Fun to drive!

2003 GT after one year -- love it!

4.8
PBCruiser on 11/26/2003

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

Purchased the car last January, and it has been trouble-free through the 1st year. Turbo acceleration is excellent, throughout the RPM range. I love the electric blue!!! Low profile tires are a bit noisy, and transmit bumps too efficiently...

Best Car I've Ever Owned

5
Cypress77 on 11/26/2003

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 by far the most well rounded vehicle I've ever owned - in my opinion, that makes it the best. For comfort, interior space, fun to drive, mileage, acceleration, low maintenance, it is at the top of it's class. Several of my friends and family have purchased one after riding or driving mine :) It sells itself, I don't have to say a word.

Early Impressions

4.4
Towbar on 11/04/2003

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 driven this car approximately two thousand miles. I am very impressed with its performance, although torque steer is more noticable than what I expected.

Great Driving Experience

4.9
DiamondRem on 11/01/2003

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

My overall experience with the PT Dream has been wonderful. All of my friends enjoy riding in the car because of the leg room and amount of passanger space available. Not to mention the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle.

Best Ever!

4.8
Snobyrd13 on 10/27/2003

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 wanted a PT Cruiser from the day I first saw one! It's unique, it's comfortable and has all the options I ever wanted. Great in town and on road trips. My next car will be a PT Cruiser too!

remember the love of your fist car?

4.8
sunny hall on 10/25/2003

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

If you can recall your very first car ,there was a special bonding between you and your car. over the years that seems to get lost along the way,it was with my wife and me until we got our crusier,the love of a car was reborn.

got to luv it or hate it

4.4
ily on 10/25/2003

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

i find that i luv my pt...but there are always a few things you dont like about everything.....for one brrrrrr cold car in the am...need to warm it up...had trouble with drivers window....had to bring back twice...but other than that and the putting of gas in more often.I LUV MY PT!!!!! ily

sweet ride from Phat city

4.8
spmcd on 10/25/2003

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 got the DreamCruiser2 because I didn't really want to mess around picking and choosing which extras I wanted on my turbo model. This has 'em all with two tone leather seats to boot. So much fun, its even better than I expected. The backseat is huge. I love the upright seating position and the Sirius sattelite radio. This car is great for long family trips. Fun for driver, room for two kids and their stuff. I absolutely recommend this car. I love mine more than I love pizza, and that's saying something.

I love it.....

4.6
Borgbear on 10/24/2003

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

But, I get better gas mileage in my Ford Escape (V6). I keep track and I'm getting about 15 mpg. (Maybe its my lead foot.) The speedo is very hard to read in bright daylight. Back to why I bought the PT. The style, the roominess and I just wanted one. No problems at 5000 miles. The spare could be easier to access, also. Love the "Hey, nice car!" when driving it.

Love 'em bought two

5
Rhonda1 on 10/22/2003

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 the most fun, I bought one for me and one for my daughter ( whose 19 yrs old). Great in town and on the road, through the mountains and flat ground too. Big trucks don't intimidate me and my PT is small enough I can get through LA traffic without batting an eye. I've never had a car that gives me more joy. I would recommend it to any and all. I also like the fact that I have almost as much hauling room as I did with my Lumina Van.

I Love My PTC

4.6
Chipjag on 10/22/2003

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

Other than routine oil and filter changes, all I've done is turn the key and drive. It has never missed a beat and has been driven for extended periods in all terrains. Pleanty of room for kids to golf clubs. Fuel economy is acceptable but could be a bit higher to be perfect. Opt for the cloth seats. They clean easily and appear extremely durable. Great for any member of the family and does not hog garage space.

Solidly built car

4.9
indianasmith on 10/19/2003

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

Best car I ever owned for reliability, comfort & style. More fun to drive around town than my wife's Lexus. Gas milage is so so. Utility is better than a larger wagon. Turning radius is a minus.

Best fun car ever

4.9
tahoelen on 10/19/2003

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

Best family car I have owned in years, large interior, easy in and out of car movement. Has power in the Mountains as well as in town. Hope they continue to make this PT CRUISER Forever

I LUV IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5
Rockin Robin on 10/11/2003

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

I had wanted a PT every since I first saw one. When we finally purchased ours in July, it was a dream come true!!It is fun to drive, it is very comfortable, it handles great, and everyone loves the Electric Blue color! It does everything this mom needs with style!

JD'S PT CRUISE

5
jd's pt cruiser on 10/10/2003

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

I LOVE MY CRUISER I GET GREAT GAS MILEGE NOT OVERLLY POWERFUL BUT THEN I'M NOT USED TO 4-CYL. PEOPLE GIVE ALOT OF PRAISE ABOUT MINE EVERYWHERE I GO.

Ugly Little Car

5
dsundancer on 10/08/2003

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

Before my wife test drove one, she only refered to the PT as, "that ugly little car". When i was replacing MY car, she didn't think she even needed to test drive one as I would be the "primary driver". Now, i don't even bother to keep a key for it on my chain as it's now, "HER ungly little car". We both love the ride and the power is adequate to any task we can even imagine...and we travel a lot. The seat flexibility is something Jeep could take a lesson from. It handles great, is quite spacious for even 5 and production quality and appointments are as good as it gets in this price range. PS: I now drive my wife's "old" car.

Excellent--Exceptional for the Price

4.6
Rich Douglas on 10/08/2003

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

I waited, watching others looking like they were having fun driving the PT Cruiser, until the turbo edition came out. The major complaint was the lack of power, and this was largely fixed with the new engine. The interior is well-appointed, but the stock stereo isn't very powerful. (But the 6-disc changer is nice, as well as the multiple speakers.) It looks cool, it's pretty fast, and it's fun to drive both in the city and down the highway. Highly recommended!

Awesome Cruiser!

5
Linda Leake-Beard on 10/08/2003

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 a 4 door 5 speed manual transmission. I have longed for one since I saw the very first one. This car has lots of power and if I do feel I need a boost, I can downshift and punch it and she really takes off. Funny thing, the factory sound system was pretty impressive also. I love the looks of the car, I like how you sit in it, up where you can see. All the controls are easily accessible. My cousin bought one the first year they came out. I don't even think he actually saw one before he ordered his. He hauls a trailer with it and he loves his as much as I do mine. His is also the 4 door 5 speed model.

Fun Machine

4.4
Peteylover on 10/04/2003

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

Seems like everyone gives me compliments on my "Woody" Limited Edition PT Cruiser ~ its an eye- catcher! I just wish it came with a 6- cylinder engine ~ I previously had a Turbo-4 Volkswagen Passat and it didn't have any more get-u-and-go than my PT Cruiser so I didn't pay extra for the Turbo engine when I bought my Cruiser. My only disappointment with it is the lack of power, but I can live with it!

Awesome

5
Jenny on 10/01/2003

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

The most fun I have ever had driving. It is family friendly yet still easy on the eyes.

My Cruiser

4.4
BUMPPY on 10/01/2003

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

I was dealing with several dealers before my purchase and Huling was upfront and very informative. Some dealers tried to sell me something I didn't want or need. I got the car, price, color and options I asked for, no more no less. It even will match my motorhome.

My PT

4.8
Mutthaus on 09/30/2003

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 wanted a PT Cruiser since they appeared in the Chrysler catologue but my husband said they didn't have enough power. When they came out with the Turbo...there was no stopping me. I love to drive it. Everyone who drives it says what power it has. My husband has been coverted. I am amazed at what we are able to fit in this car!

Awesome Car

4.9
Wolverine909 on 09/28/2003

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 the PT Limited edition Very smooth drive, handles great Acceleration is pretty good, not as good as the Turbo.

Cruisers Suck

1.6
Chryslersucks on 09/27/2003

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

After owning a PT Cruiser for 1 year 1 month and 3 days the transmission died. Two days after repair the vehichle died again. After owning several vehichle 1 year and multiple issues. I am convinced I will never purchase a chrysler again.

This is a Smile Car

4.5
Ed Ellis on 09/24/2003

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

This is a fun car to drive. I now have 3 of them. 1-2001, 1-2002 and 1-2003. I just returned to Philadelphia driving the 2003 to Orlando, FL and back. Enjoyed ride and comfort

Regency

4.6
Royel on 09/20/2003

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

We were surprised at the riding comfort of this vehicle. We expected a huge difference from our previous Chrysler T&C. The handling characteristics are excellent.

Cruzin'

4.6
bbgor on 09/17/2003

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

Great car and fun to drive. Has good pickup for a 4cylander. Love it and will get a convertible as soon as it is available.

Henry's Comments

4.6
hhoff on 09/13/2003

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

In 14,000 miles of city driving with an occasional long trip out of town, no problems with engine or drive train have been experienced. Other than routine maintenance, no additional expenses have realized. Although the car is easy and fun to drive, it is sometimes difficult keep ahead of the power curve with the four speed automatic transmission's shift points. The utility and flexibility of the vehicle is outstanding. The car is a fun car with exceptional styling combined with practical utility.

anita pt

5
anita on 09/13/2003

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 cruiser is fantastic... I love all the standard features that come with the car... Its fun to drive and looks classy and stylish....

Hobby

5
Patriot Blue GT on 09/13/2003

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

Not only is the PT Cruiser GT a teriffic car it can also be your hobby. Numerous sippliers, including Chrysler, allows you to personalize your vehicle and inprove performance with add on parts. I can cruise....carry cement or an airconditioner or what ever and still be in style. This is the first car I can keep. First as a primary vehicle then as it ages as a secondary vehicle. Love the 70,000 mile power train warranty but dislike 90 day oil changes for the turbo. Oh well

PT Dream Cruiser

4.3
Vera Conner on 09/10/2003

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

I have found that the Dream Cruiser is the most fun car I have owned in over 20 years (besides the 1984 Chrysler Mark Cross Convertible that I still own). It's fun to drive and listen to the Sirrus Radio.

Poor on Gas Economy

3.8
SalemGuy on 09/06/2003

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

I do like the PT cruiser very much the fit and finish is very good. I do like the ability to remove the back seats with ease. I am a kayaker so I do like that extra room to carry extre gear. However, for a 4 banger I only receive 24 miles per gallon (that is an average local and highway mileage). I do think that they should put some more effort into engine design to improve fuel economy.

It's a Great Car, but...

4.1
O'Neill on 09/03/2003

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

I have owned the PT Cruiser for eighteen months and it has been a lot of fun. I have had zero problems with the car and it has never been back to the shop. The downside is that it gets around 17 mpg city and 21 highway. I called my service manager to see if there was a problem and he confirmed the mileage was common for the car.

A Beautiful Car

4.8
Ayladragonfly on 09/03/2003

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

I love the style of the PT Cruiser. Sometimes it may not have that "get up and go" when the air conditioning is on, but it will still "go" if given time. It has lots of leg room for a growing grandson. It is wonderful to pack up for a picnic. Everything can be at your fingertips. The interior should be in more colors. But all in all, I just love my PT. I hope they continue to make them. I would buy another one in about five years.

Very nice car

4.8
kmag on 08/29/2003

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

Bought the PT "woodie" a few months ago and couldnt be more pleased with the car. It is versatile,reliable, and its styling still draws a lot of lookers. I am impressed by the quality in the fit and finish. Everything just fits like it should. Power is adequate and it certainly is not a sports car but it isnt meant to be...all in all a great little car.

PT GT M5

5
TED POZZI on 08/26/2003

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

STRONG PREFOMER NIMBEL HANDLING A VERY EXCALANT CAR IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE,AND THE MOST FUN CAR TO DRIVE.

good

5
randy oakley on 08/26/2003

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

very good all around

Love to Cruise

5
Turbo Mama on 08/25/2003

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 loved PT Cruisers. It was the perfect car for my handicapped daughter with the height of it and big door openings. I got the silver one and plan to get ghost flames painted on it. It is extremely comfy on roadtrips. By far my favorite vehicle ever ! ! !

FUN, FUN, FUN

5
marie8998 on 08/25/2003

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

such a fun car to drive! YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR WORRIES BEHIND YOU ANYTIME YOU DRIVE IT.

Poor Quality Control

4.3
Brad0487 on 08/17/2003

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

Cyl head leaked oil from day one. Took Chrysler & dealer over 30 days to diagnose & repair. At 4000 miles I found CV joint boot leaking greese. Took 2 weeks to order part & 3 days to fix.

My PT

4.4
Su-z Q on 08/17/2003

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

The really only poor feature on this vehicle is the poor gas milage. It says 21mpg for city, that's what we get highway on trips. For city it usually runs anywhere fron 14mpg to 17mpg. I feel for a 4 cyl, that's VERY POOR. It is not a turbo, either.

If I had only known

3
BarbaraSomething on 08/16/2003

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

I should have known when I had to take my car back to the shop the very first day I drove it off the lot, and it stayed there for a week, that I was going to have a problem. It has been back since then for the same problem, and it doesn't even have 6000 miles on it yet. It is nice looking though and gets alot of comments, while it is sitting broken down at the side of the road! (that was added for sarcastic value by the way)

I love this car

5
Gustavo on 08/07/2003

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

Engine power are real stuff, Leather seats are unique just like my BMW seats

form and function

4.6
trigger46 on 08/06/2003

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

This car was the perfect choice for me. The design flows as flawlessly as a well turned ceramic pot. And, like a beautiful bowl, it is functional as well. There is room in this tidy little car to carry all my treasures. The 5- speed was my choice as the automatic lacked enthusiasm. With the rebate and dealer discount, I paid $12,900.(no delivery charge or extra fees). I love this little guy....!

Outstanding

4.9
User540243 on 08/06/2003

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

This vehicle is awsome. I have been able to carry a bigger payload in the PT Cruiser than I was able to carry in our 2000 Voyager. It is a dream for grocery getting and my friends love the interior comfort. I have a 6'10 friemd who has moe leg room in our passengers seat than his full size sedan. The PT Cruiser has put fun into driving for us.

Black PT turbo

4.8
Dakkri1 on 07/30/2003

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

Ordered new,Have had this car for 5 months now. It has made several 800 mile plus trips and NO problems. I had a 2001 PT (also ordered new) and the difference in power is unbelievable! No rattles with either PT. No turbo lag with this car, just push the gas pedal and go. Mileage is good, Power is good, insurance is cheap, corners nicely, what's not to like??

zzzhuh's cruiser

4.6
zzzhuh on 07/30/2003

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

This is a Great car! I Love the design on both the inside and outside. The seat is the right height for someone in a wheelchair to slide into, without feelng like they are either; falling in or climbing up into it. And the seat belt is easy to buckle for people who can only use one hand.

Cruising in Style

4.8
Steelcity57 on 07/27/2003

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

Overall, the vehicle looks great and handles great. It reacts well too. You feel every bump in the road but this is no different from other vehicles in its class. I think fuel economy should be better. I average what the fuel economy sticker averages says 21 to 25 mpg. I am happy with my purchase.

its a keeper

4.8
FREDE on 07/26/2003

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

i have 40000 on this terriffic car i have flamed it hood scooped it installed 18in chome rims.it is inferno red i got to tell you wherever i go have have high praise for it.i plan on keeping this one even tho it is not a turbo.my plans are to purchase the convertible.o and i installed the latest retro tail lights,again i have had not 1 single problem with it and am very happy with it. PS MY DAD HAS ONE TO LOVES IT

PT Mania

5
CindyD on 07/25/2003

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

I have had my Cruiser for just a little over three months and have a lot of fun with it. It is very good on gas, handles well, and drives better than some cars I have had previously.

Drive it you'll likel it

4.5
PTGT on 07/25/2003

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

I test drove several small wagons and SUVs, the PT fit the bill for my needs as far a space and the turbo made it fun to drive, really fun to drive. Sometimes I intentionally take the long way home from work. Although it is no pickup, you can fit nearly anything you want in the back and/or will seat 4 adults comfortably. The Turbo, w/the heavy duty tranny and sport suspension make it a ball to drive. I test drove the auto (w/slapstick) and the manual, maybe I am the last American male to choose a manual transmission, but the turbo just calls for it.

Lots of fun.

4.5
denver on 07/19/2003

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

I don't know what all the talk about lack of power people are talking about.I just purchased the dream cruiser for my wife and we love it! After test driving alot of different cars we found that the 215hp turbo has alot of get up and go.The ride is fun and smooth,quiet.

Fun car!

4.5
laconiajack on 07/18/2003

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

Amazing quality. The '03 model has body color bumpers rather than gray ones. Added a Continental Kit, extra chrome outside, carbon fiber and chrome inside. Strangers compliment it. Does 0 to 60 mph under 9 seconds. Accomodates five. Remove or lower rear seat plus passenger seat to carry things. It may resemble a hot rod, a hearse, a gangster car, or "woody", but not every other car.

So cool it's hot!

4.6
archiesowner on 07/08/2003

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

Just back from a 2000-mile trip through the Canadian Rockies in a new GT Turbo loaded with 2 adults, 2 large dogs (back seats removed), 2 sets of golf clubs and baggage for a 7-day vacation. The car rocketed from A to B -- no problem keeping things in the 90-110 MPH range, our Patriot Blue GT wasn't fazed by altitude or exterior heat . The only vehicle to stay ahead of us was a new Porsche 911 -- as Voltaire said, "it's never so fast that it couldn't be faster!"

Great car, great deal

4.8
GT-Driver on 07/05/2003

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

I looked around for a unique looking vehicle with solid performance. I almost bought an Audi A4, but then the turbo version of the PT arrived. One minute into the drive and I was hooked! It has great performance, exceptional styling, decent mileage, great sound, versatile interior, nice cloth seats, crowd-pleasing Autostick, and snow-beating traction control. For around $20k, it was perfect for me.

Great Looking Car

4.8
KenSwenson on 06/30/2003

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

The car is quite riding with solid construction. Nicely finished inside and out. Currently I have 7200 miles with no problems. The city fuel economy is a little less then I had hoped. Currently 20mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway.

cool

5
jayson patel on 06/15/2003

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

this is a good car

PT Cruiser

5
JAS0071122 on 06/08/2003

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 greatest car ever. This car should win every design award out there, along with the 2004 Toyota Sienna, and the Honda Pilot. I have three kids, and we owned a 1991 Audi S6. It was so hard to get all 3 of them into that seat, because its so small. Here, the seats are high up, so its a breeze; litterly.

Better than expected

4.8
Bigturk on 06/05/2003

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

We especially like the trunk configuration with the shelf for place items that could break, like eggs or glass when we do our shopping. It is easier to get a 50-pound sack of dog food out of the Cruiser than out of the Taurus we sold. Like the way it sits and handles. Enough power, but needs better gas mileage.

PT

4.5
pl999 on 05/29/2003

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

Great all rounder, fun to drive, versatile and economic.

No TurboLag as Stated in RoadTest Review

4.8
Ernst on 05/25/2003

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

I just love my PT Cruiser.This is my second PT Cruiser. The first is a 2002 Patriot Blue Limited Edition.It looks great ,handles like a sports car, but the car was just too slow. Now comes along my 2003 Electric Blue 5 speed Turbo. Handling is even better then before. I now have the power to back up the PT Cruisers fast looking exterior. Anybody want to buy a 2002 Patriot Blue Limited Edition PT Cruiser?

zjfhbdzfoidt yi d

4.8
jori hoffman on 05/20/2003

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

very good vechile drives great

Couldn't Be Happier

4.5
ATown on 05/19/2003

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

The vehicle moves well, and handles well considering its size and weight. It's not a sports car, but it's definately fun to be behind the wheel. The turbo has responsive straightline acceleration with or with out using the AutoStick. After accelerating from a stop, I've been finding myself exceeding the speed limit by a good margin before I take notice of my speed. The interior design is tasteful enough to satisfy those that are interested in the car for it's retro look, but still has an edgy 21st Century look to it. All in all, I have enjoyed the vehicle immensely, and have only a few gripes (see below).

fun to drive

4.6
dady-o on 05/07/2003

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

Everyone in our family love to drive the vechicle! from our 18 yr old son to our 21 yr. old daughter....to me a 46 yr. old!!!Gas mileage is great.

Performance review rebuttal

4.4
Bruce Jones on 05/01/2003

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

I read the review in the NY Times test, and I must disagree with the reviewer. While it is not as fast as my 57' Chevy,Pantera or even the 944 Turbo I used to drive, it has plenty of scoot outa the chute. I can light the tires with one quick stomp. Actually, low gear is probably too low, since you have to shift to second before you can cross an intersection, at full go. Also there is to big rpm drop from first to second. As to handling, it corners well in tight stuff, but has to much lean on fast large radius turns. Reliability? Mine had deep rustgrooves in the left front disc, and the right rear disc. Chrysler replaced discs and pads, no questions asked.

Smooth and Fun

4.9
Pickle32 on 04/25/2003

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

This car is a blast. Not only does the turbo put a zip in your step it is such a smooth ride. exceleration is great and the look of the dream cruiser does not go unnoticed.

A fast Cruiser

4.8
Peter, Paul and Mary on 04/16/2003

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

We already liked the Ltd, but this one is the best. It has all the versatility and room advantages of a mini- van/SUV/wagon (except a third row of seats which is useless anyway) and performs like a sports car (~7 seconds for 0-60 mph).

It's Awesome!

4.8
AHUNT on 04/15/2003

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

I have had my PT for all most 2 months. I love it. The car handles well and has unbelievable accelleration for a 4 cyl. Electric Blue Pearl is a beautiful color that goes great with the 17" chrome rims. Everyone that rides with me loves it too. Autostick is good for quick acceleration in short areas (i.e. short passing zones.

I LOVE MY CRUISER

4.9
crafter on 04/08/2003

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 never had a car that is so versatile and fun to drive. I have owned two P.T.'s, my first was a 2001 Silver Limited, and now I have a Cranberry Touring. I use it more for a mini van for my craft business. Soooo comfortable to travel in and drives like a dream.

Fuzzy's finds

5
Carol Smith on 03/30/2003

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

I've turned on the windshield wipers a few times by mistake. The A/C & heat are a problem to adjust so far. It's got alot of pep.It turns on a dime.Handles great.The radio is very good --less static. I like the sunroof & heated seats. Most things are convenient. a sunroof that opens in both directions--for less noise. The window controls are located in the middle,so both driver & passenger can use them. The only thing I didn't like is, the gauge for P-N-D-R is located a little low for me.

It's a hoot!

4.8
Nick The Fish on 03/17/2003

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 had been considering the PT for a year or so, but the test drive in the 2003 GT sold me. The responsiveness in handling and engine response were way beyond expectations.

Average

3.1
Ralph turker on 03/13/2003

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

4 cyinder front wheel drive some automatics. It is quite clearly a girls car. It looks the part. That is all.

PT Bruiser

5
Lingomaster on 03/13/2003

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 wife wanted a new car and the Cruiser was cute, practical and had sufficient space to haul antiques in. I agreed with her selection criteria, yet I was able to persuade her to wait until the 2003 model came out. I test drove a 2002 Limited Edition, which lacked some extra oomph to catch up to its cuteness and functionality. Our PT Turbo offers just that and more. Overtaking other vehicles is no longer a chore. No, it has indeed become a pleasure to leave others standing in place. Here, on the Autobahns of Germany, our Patriot Blue Cruiser feels right at home when it can strut its stuff at 100mph plus. My wife is now happy we waited too.

Better than I imagined!

4.9
madscientist on 03/11/2003

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

This car has been fantastic! We needed a vehicle to haul our new baby around and this was the perfect grocery getter with a punch! The turbo is a perfect addition and really completes the package. The 17 in wheels are great and the handling is taught yet forgiving. Granted its not the car you want for autocrossing but for spirited day-to-day driving (w/o baby). This is a great car. Cant wait for the first long road trip!

the blue bullet

4.8
robert#44 on 03/10/2003

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

easy to customize,great standard features,needs more power

Wolf in sheep's clothing.

4.5
Czardingus on 03/01/2003

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

Recently became owner of an inferno red PT Turbo. Wow - for the unwashed who don't know the specs. of this vehicle, the actual performance is a real shock. For most, PT = cute, reliable, functional travel. You can be anonymous in the PT-filled parking lots, with only the GT badging and cool wheels seperating you from the pack. But get on the road, and you can blow doors on almost anything in the turbo's price range!

BAD PT

3.4
hcskitchns on 02/23/2003

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

After just 3400 miles car experienced "dead clynider" after 8 visits to dealer/29 days in shop, Chrysler took back car for "mech. faults" and provided us with a new 2003. Until Md. Att. General got involved neither DAR CARS or Chrysler took notice of repeated letters about problems. New 2003 works great, however Chry. will not give me the same 7/100,000 powertrain warranty I had on other car. This remains a sticking point.

Wicked Fun

5
juzme on 02/22/2003

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

The most fun I have inside a car while fully dressed. It's just great to drive, and extremely comfortable. I had driven a PT about a year ago, and was underwhelmed. The GT PT is another vehicle entirely. If you have driven a PT cruiser in the past, but you were turned off because you thought it was underpowered, try the GT Turbo.

Buda Love

4.9
Lady Ech0 on 02/19/2003

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 named my 2003 Steel Blue Cruiser "Buda", because it's rounded features just make you smile - like Buda. With a 5-speed manual transmission, the car handles even better than anticipated, corners well at high speeds, and has lots of power. One thing to know, you must have your hands on the wheel while driving, especially on rough roads because the steering is sensitive to the road, probably due to proximity of linkage to wheels and axle. But this is true of many cars. The PT Cruiser is one of the best cars on the road. I love it and I can't wipe the grin off my face while driving my "Buda."

Excellent retro car

4.9
seawolfe on 02/16/2003

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

I got the turbo because I wanted some power along with the style. I had to add chrome that Chrysler "forgot" to enhance the retro styling. But after it's mostly done, I'm very satisfied with the auto.

gt cruser

4.4
geen on 02/16/2003

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

fun to drive,excellent power

Test drive a GT and you'll drive it home

4.8
Jeff V on 02/16/2003

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

When PT Cruiser first came out I test drove it, loved the looks and the functionality, but it lacked power. I don't know what the clown at Edmunds was thinking when he wrote the turbo still lacks power. WRONG!

Fun, at first

3.9
jlem on 02/13/2003

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

Was one of the first to buy, paying a premium in Oct. 2000. Loved it initially. Got 5-speed. Drove like a sports car. But had a series of minor problems, in and out of the shop. I hate to admit it, but its initial uniqueness has worn off and it's just an ordinary car to me now.

Nice Car

4.6
RobertS on 02/12/2003

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

I liked the PT Cruiser's design since it was unveiled at the auto shows in '99. I bought a "Classic Edition" (base) 2003 Steel Blue Pearl. It's a nice car and the base model is better equipped than many other base model vehicles on the road today.

pt cruiser

4.4
dckusnick on 02/10/2003

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

i have had a blast with my new pt/gt! the gas mileage for something this fun is what i expected if not better. it sure turns alot of heads going down the road, especially when you get on it.

2003 Electric Blue PT

4.8
lyman stockman on 02/10/2003

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

This is my second PT. We also have a 2002 model. The 2003 with folding front seat is great. More fun to drive then the 2002.

A real hummer

4.6
Champ on 02/09/2003

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

The "roadability" matches anything I have driven. My wifes car is the 300M and my previous car was a Camero. The PT is more responsive than either and get up and go matches both. No blind spots and handling characteristics let you feel the road.

FINE WITHOUT TURBO

4.6
PlanoGuy on 02/07/2003

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've had our LTD for almost 4 months, 2270 mi, and do not regret taking a pass on the GT model. The LTD rides a little nicer than the GT, and I have no problem getting up to 80mph on the Tollway when it's my turn to drive for our 4 person call pool. No rattles or problems so far. MPG is lower than I expected, hovering around 20mpg. Acceleration is no problem in town, and it's just a matter of kicking it in if you have to have a surge of power. Passengers rave about the comfort, and ease of access. Cargo space is great. The LTD is a great value. Save purchase costs and the costs of premium fuel and lower gas milage by taking a pass on the GT.

Cruisin' Happily

4.8
PT'n on 02/05/2003

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

Only 1200 miles on the clock but a real pleasure to drive. Performance is more than adequate, fit and finish outstanding for a car in this class. With incentives and rebates, this is one of the best values on the road today.

PT GT Rocks!!!!!

4.6
PTGTJOE on 02/04/2003

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

I bought the Electric Blue 5 spd with the cloth interior and sunroof; chrome wheels...this vehicle is the best out there for the performance, style and the money...nothing else comes close! I'm also 6'1, and find it difficult to find head room in regular cars...this has room to spare!

I love my PT!

4.9
Bushi on 02/04/2003

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 grew up with hot rods and 40's & 50's autos so the PT immediately took me back to a fun and loving time of building hot rods and custom jobs. It has a the look of a real street rod and the privilage of modern technology. It's not a speed demon but it kicks just fine for a 2.4L 4 cyl. Of course now I wish I had waited for the trubo convertable!

I'm A Fan

4.4
The Weather Lady on 01/25/2003

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

I bought my 2003 PT in August of 2002 and I have yet to have a major complaint. This car is great in the snow, I had an idea it would since it weighs 3100lbs. Up here in Buffalo, its important to have a reliable car. The PT is made solid and I feel safe when in it. The foldable/removable seats come in handy on grocery days. Overall I would recommend this car to anyone, if they were looking for convenience and safety.

excellent

5
Lee I on 01/21/2003

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

Excellent car! Nothing I would change about the turbo! What a rocket! Real zoomer (not like the bogus Mazda!)

Bowers Review

4.4
Mike Bowers on 01/15/2003

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

Outstanding except for the power.

Fun ride, bad milage

4.3
lhkiaer on 01/12/2003

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

This is my second PT, the first one was a Touring, and one thing they have in common is the bad gas milage. The Touring with the standard 2.4 L was too weak, and I traded in after I tested the new Turbo. The Turbo is a very fast car, 0-100 is done in a few seconds. However driving it in city my car has an average about 12 miles a gallon or less, where Chrysler said 19/gallon. BAD!!!!But it is a fun ride, interior is leather, Autostick is cool, ok stereo, nice sun roof, I love my PT!! The suspension is much better than the Touring and diskbrakes, traction controll and ABS brakes makes the ride safer and more relaxed.I think the design IS the PT Cruiser!

Get a Turbo! It Rocks!

5
Angelet on 01/11/2003

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

Reminds me of the 40 & 50's and we modified our cars. I can't think of a thing I'd change except for a boost guage which I will take care of. The PT Turbo is quiet except when you pull the trigger. Hit the accellator at 20 MPH and you will get the surprise of your life. The wheels will spin, you are nailed in your seat and the motor screams. WOW!

not what expected

2.3
bboy on 12/30/2002

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

Interior design is poor... Suspension system is poor... Interior is noisy... difficult to check blind spots...

IT GO'S AND GO'S

4.3
PTPapa on 12/27/2002

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

Had the car 3 months now. It is a blast to drive....very quick with the turbo, makes you feel like your 16 again! Good handling, on the street and at frwy speeds...settles in nicely at 80mph. The car looks great, and gets its share of attention from young and old alike. Seats are comfortable and give you good support. Great ride for its size! Get one for scootin around, you won't regret it....the turbo is a must have tho!!

PTGTFUN

4
Darryl Thomas on 12/15/2002

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

The fun started the minute I left the dealership. The GT revs freely, shift tightly and stops on a dime. With the the traction control on the extreme limits are controlled perfictly. At faster speeds, the tail end tends to float around. The interior has just enough retro but not to flashy. The GT's built quality is much better then first PT's, the doors closing sound like my 3 series

happy cruiser

4.6
groovy grammy on 12/14/2002

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

Loved the Cruiser's looks since the first day I saw one. Took about 2 years before we bought an 2003 Inferno Red touring model, with 5-speed. As your can tell we are happy owners. You can drive just a car (all the others) or you can drive a cruiser!!!

Excelent Car

5
Kelly Baker on 12/09/2002

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

Buy one!!!! They are fun to drive, fun to own, and fun to look at. WONDERFULL CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! See Eric Smith at Crown Chrysler in Greensboro, NC. He will give you a deal and make you feel at home.

this is real

5
tully on 12/07/2002

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

for real go and get this it is worth the money

Bonnie & Clyde

4.5
spruce65 on 12/03/2002

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

Bonnie & Clyde would be proud!! We love our new PT Cruiser!! We have driven a mini-van for the last 10 years -- even though the PT is not as big -- we are having fun driving this cute car around town!! Everyone wants to drive it!! Can't wait to get a Bonnie & Clyde hat to wear while driving our PT Cruiser!!

GT Turbo

4.9
FLALMONDGT on 11/29/2002

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 a 2003 GT Turbo auto and I do not feel there is a turbo lag, the car goes great in fact I have clocked 0=60 in 6.8 sec. I have got 27.8 mpg on a trip and only have 4900 miles on it. I did have the dealer install the rear sway that was missing and that helped the cornering out.

2003 PT GT

4.1
KBzPTGT on 11/27/2002

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

the day after we picked up our Electric Blue PT GT w/Autostick, we drove from MD to FL for vacation. I wasn't used to getting only 22-25 MPG. BUT, If that's the price I have to pay to drive this really fun to drive car then it's worth it to me. The GT is no race car but has PLENTY of get~up~n~go with 4 adults in it. The auto stick makes it a little more driver friendly. My 2 biggest gripes are: the turning radius is as large as a 18 wheeler's and it's kinda hard to back up because of the large headrests. It's really to early to tell about reliability. As as of now I would rate this car well above average

Jury not in yet!

4
Zazz on 11/25/2002

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

I wanted a PT the first time I saw one,but knew I couldn't go from a 200hp 6 cylinder to a 150hp 4, so I waited. Well after 2 years I got my turbo! Its a hoot to drive, but has been in for a belt replacement at 400 miles, and a new drivers seat is on order due to bad leather on the side bolster( cracked and wearing at 2000miles). Also I got about 12mpg from the first 7 tankfulls, but its up to about 16now. Thats around town with my foot in the turbo! So if it can staw out of the shop ill be one happy CRUISER!!!

Second Best Fun Car /But Best Car Ever !

4.6
"Whiplash" on 11/22/2002

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 Purchased this "Turbo"To Fill all of the below noted needs!! A Daily Driver,Bus,Moving Van,Dog Carrier,Beach Car,Hot Rod,Sports Car,Replacment for My "HARLEY"(lack of parking space in Hawaii Condo)and it does all of the above without fail!! Next to our C5 Corvette Coupe This Turbo "PT"is more fun to drive than any other car we have ever had. Would get another "Turbo" PT in a Heart Beat!!

first 3 days with a GT Turbo

4.9
chas good on 11/21/2002

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 a 96 Acura Integra for 6 years. Was looking for something easier to get in and out of, fun to drive and 0 to 60 time of 8 seconds or less. Wanted a hackback or small wagon as they are so handy for hauling stuff. It was love at first site With the PT Crusier when it first came out. The turbo and better prices now sold me. Feels like it's a 6 cyl under the hood when I press the go pedal. The GT ride is firm but not to firm. Very fun to drive. Got the leather quick order package that includes chrome 17" wheels. Reliablity is above average.

best of all worlds

4.9
graphicguy on 11/15/2002

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

Started looking for a "hauler" to do chores I would never attempt in my "regular" car. I looked at: Pick-ups--not my cup of tea minivans--definitely not my cup of tea SUVs--never go offroading, never had problems driving in snow before Vibe/Matrix--no low end torque Protege Wagon--no power Subaru WRX--not very quick with an automatic trans (which I need for my wife), no need for AWD That brought me to the PT GT: -it's fast, very fast -handles as well or better than the Protege -sterling build quality -very reconfigurable for tons of room -best looking of anything out there

2003 PT Cruiser GT (turbo)

4.6
FndlyFmrFlyr on 11/14/2002

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

Fun! Easy to enter and exit. Adults fit in back seat with room to spare. Turbo is very quick with virtually no turbo lag. Best assembled car I have bought. Has a wide turning circle that hinders parking in tight situation. Handling is good but feels better and very tied to the road with addition of rear sway bar.

Like the Cruiser

4.8
Joe from the south on 11/09/2002

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

Lots of fun to drive and really well made, especially for the price


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