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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 1358 Ratings for the 2001 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

best value ever

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive on long freeway trips"

Cons: "door lock just now broke on right front door"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"the great sound of the engine easy on gas bill always reliable performance, snow storms, hail & downpours loads of space for moving to a new home maintenance costs, affordable stylish, saucy design high value for a modest budget great Chrysler production thanks to all who put the car together"

Convertible is Unique

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Idles roughly sometimes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Double lining in roof keeps the vehicle warm in the winter and cool in the summer with A/C; but why bother with a/c. It is comfortable and with fold down rear seat has more cargo space than expected. Handles very well at 75 and on ice."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Monday, April 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this GT version seven years ago. It has been virtually a great running vehicle. I absolutely love it. It rides very smooth. It corners great. Plenty of power with the turbo. If I have any complaint, it is the gas mileage. 20 mpg city and hwy. The most major thing that I've had to replace is the radiator at maybe 85,000 miles. Plus of course break discs & brake pads. Have had it tuned up once since I took ownership. As with every vehicle on the road, the older it gets the more it begins to need repairs or replacements."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

All looks, no guts

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Found the car to be more of a in-town type of car. Has poor power, gas mileage is less than expected After 10 years of use, mechanical breakdowns began to occur. Car now has blown head-gasket. Other issues with water system, emission system have occurred. PTs do not hold their value. Great small carclub type of vehicle with many of exterior tricks and gadgets for spiffy looks. This is my second, the first I had for 1 year and traded in for automatic and color choice. Overall, looks sharp, but just a Neon on the inside......!"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

My first and last American made car

By on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 169,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"My husband and I purchased this car brand new. We had it lowered, (my husbands bright idea) and it doesn't do the ride good - made it more bumpy. 5 or 6 years into it, and the transmission needed to be replaced. (out of warranty) I've since had to replace the AC completely, and even now the AC doesn't work properly. Been told the fan needs replacing at $850. Expensive to fix it seems. Timing belt was $1300! A computer malfunction was causing it to stall intermittantly and after taking it to the shop several times they could not find out what was wrong and I finally had someone tell me it needed to be taken to the dealer to fix...$800 later... The paint faded after 10 years in the So Cal sun. Not garaged. The top coat is peeling. I've replaced 3 windshields on it!!!! Yes, I drove a lot of miles but sheesh! I got pretty good years out of this car all in all but it ain't no Honda. I owned 2 Hondas before this."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Versatile, economic, stylish

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Attractive, versatile, roomy, cargo space, fuel ef"

Cons: "bad turn radius, trouble shifting into reverse,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned my PT for 13 years, and I've loved it since I drove it off the lot. As a musician, it's versatile and re-configurable interior space suits me perfectly. I've taken it on several cross-continental road-trips, and I just removed the seats I didn't need!Good gas mileage, too."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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