Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

About Chrysler PT Cruiser

The 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic continues as one of the most stylish compact wagons on the market. While some may argue its retro look has grown tiresome, sales remain strong enough to justify the car's continued production, as does the demand for aftermarket parts and accessories. Beyond its flamboyant "look at me" exterior, the PT Cruiser provides a roomy and highly flexible interior as adept at hauling kids and cargo as it is serving tailgate, or, rather, liftgate-party duty. Like many cars in this segment, Chrysler offers PT buyers a simple set up consisting of one engine and transmission choice bundled together in a nicely equipped package that starts around $19,000.

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The potent turbocharged engine has been retired, as has the manual transmission. Chrysler has simplified the lineup to a single vehicle, now called the PT Cruiser Classic, which has a single engine and transmission choice and only a handful of options.

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

No major changes for 2009.

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler makes front-seat side-impact airbags standard on all models, as well as a compass and temperature display. New models are now the LX, Touring and Limited; the GT model has been discontinued.

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

For 2007, the base PT Cruiser receives a soft-touch power liftgate release and remote keyless entry. Standard on the Limited, YES Essential odor and stain-resistant seat fabric becomes an option on the Touring model, while a limited-production Pacific Coast Highway Edition becomes available this summer.

Consumer Reviews

Bought used 3 years ago, still love it!

By on Monday, December 31, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 215,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, stylish, spacious, sturdy, value"

Cons: "wide turns, could be more comfy, vibrations"

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

"I paid 4,500$ cash at a used dealer 3 years ago, it's depreciated about 1000$ since then (dealership value anyway, not trade-in or private sale value) Not bad for a 10 year old car that i have done a lot of driving on. Overall I am very happy with the way the car preforms. I've put 35,000ish miles on the car since owning it (bought it with 180K on it). I was aware it was a high mileage, but the quality of the interior and the carfax showed that it had been owned by one person who took very good care of it. My largest repair expenses have been replacing the timing belt (900$, which was scheduled maintenance for the mileage of the car, not something that broke), new tires (450$) and a new power window panel for the center console (200$). The car has never broken down and left me on the side of the road, is a relatively quiet ride considering the small size and low-riding frame, and tends to get pretty good gas mileage for a car that is almost 11 years old, and heavy for it's size. I know there are new cars that get 30+ MPG but those weren't in my price range, so i've been happy with the average 22 MPG I get. (I've tracked the mileage i get out of a full tank several times, and it is a combination of city and highway driving, as I do both on a regular basis). The cargo space you get out of such a tiny car is awesome, I just wish the seats were a little more comfortable. The car does have an annoyingly wide turning radius, which took awhile to get used to when I got the car. The steering wheel vibrates when the car gets up to 50 mph+, which also took some adjusting to. After reading reviews that said the same thing and having a 'clean bill of health' from my mechanic, i've come to accept thats just something the car does. One of my favorite things about the car is the dark gray/tan/silver interior that still looks stylish a decade after the car was made. The colors hide dirt well, and can be easily cleaned. I've seen some other PTs that have a different interior, might be because I have a touring edition? not sure. Overall this car has been a good value, and costs have been manageable and predictable maintenance, not unexpected failures on the car's part."

28 people out of 28 found this review helpful

Love my Cruiser

By on Friday, July 13, 2007

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

"I have owned my Cruiser for over 4 years now - bought it used with 35K miles. It now has 99K miles and I just had the plugs, wires, and air filter replaced. I hope to drive it forever. No major repairs in four years aside from a water pump/timing belt and AC repair."

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

BEST CAR I EVER HAD

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,300

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
10/10

Pros: "GREAT STORAGE, GOOD PRICE,FUN,EXCEPTIONAL LOOKS"

Cons: "NOTHING BAD ABOUT THIS CAR!!"

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

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS CAR - HATE TO GIVE IT UP!! SORRY THEY DISCONTINUED THE PT CRUISER, I LOVE IT AND I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE NO QUESTION ABOUT IT! AFTER 10 1/2 YEARS THINGS MIGHT START GOING WRONG - SO I'M LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS. (DON'T KNOW IF I WILL EVER FIND ANOTHER CAR TO FALL IN LOVE WITH.)"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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