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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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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 1343 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 car deal I ever got

By on Monday, January 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I wanted a "basic" car and this is what I got. Great reliability. In the ten years I have owned this vehicle, I have put less than $16,000 into the car, including purchase price and tires but not gas and oil. An Audi, it ain't, but it does have a bit of charm and I have the $30,000 difference in my pocket."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Reliable, Comfortable, Still like the style

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfortable, reliable, still stylish"

Cons: "Unfortunately, it's old"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"After the general blandness of the 1990s, the PT was an emphatic style statement. It looks even better when compared to the explosion-in-a-protractor-drawer mishmash of wedges and randomly applied pointless curves that dominates in 21st century car-styling. Two years old when purchased, this PT has been a comfortable daily driver for 12 years. Though these cars are not generally reputed to provide above average reliability, the only non-routine things done for this particular vehicle were replacement of a leaking radiator and of a perforated power steering fluid line."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very reliable, fun to drive, but poor gas mileage

By on Friday, January 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,600

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very reliable and fun to drive"

Cons: "Poor gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This is our second PT Cruiser. As this 2008 only has 49600 miles on it, it has been completely dependable and fun to drive. Granted it is small inside and you get the "small car ride" and it gets terrible gas mileage for a small 2.4L engine, probably because Chrysler paired it with a 4 speed transmission. After 8-1/2 years, we are now ready to trade it for a larger crossover."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

disappointing gas milage and too many repairs

By on Friday, January 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "back seat lays down for good storage area...."

Cons: "many repairs .. bad milage"

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

"This car is not the most comfortable to ride in, drive and not very good gas milage... averages 17 mpg. Too many repairs of under $200.00 nickle and dimes you !!! I would never buy another one."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

WORST Car Ever!

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "None"

Cons: "A/C never works, overheats, mechanical issues"

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

"I wish I never would have bought this hunk o' junk. I purchased the 2003 in 2004 with only 14,000 miles. Shortly after, I had to use the warranty on several occasions. The a/c compressor went out THREE times in 9 years. It was always overheating, and spent more time in the shop than on the road. I regret buying one, and it has tainted me to the point that I will NEVER buy a Chrysler again. Do yourself (and your pocketbook) a favor....stay away from this. How anyone had good luck with one of these is beyond me. Someone must have smiled down upon you, because all I've heard and read are terrible reviews."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great for many years

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliability, durability, storage, comfort, value"

Cons: "Air Sensors going out (6 total)"

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

"I have had this car for several years. Acquired it with around 120K miles, currently at 240K miles. No issues except air sensors going out almost constantly. Car has survived deer and a hit and run so far with remarkably little damage. The hatch back with folding seats enables you to lug around an amazing amount of stuff, and the split back seats are nice so you can lug around stuff and passengers. Very easy to drive, nice handling, comfortable for long trips (4-6 hours), has never left me on the side of the road."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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