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I Love My Pt Cruiser! by Steven
 — I love my PT Cruiser. I bought it new in April, 2005. It was the last 2004 on the dealer's lot and I got a great deal on it. I absolutely love this car. I already (as of February, 2009) have 130,000 m... Read More
Pt Cruiser Gt Is A Fantastic Jack Of All Trades by PaulEden
 — I purchased this PT Cruiser GT new back in 2004 and it has been an outstanding vehicle for these last ten years. The PT Cruier GT was initially purchased primarily to be a family car, yet with good lo... Read More
I Like The Turbo'd Ones In Red! Great Car For Daily Use And Plenty Of Hauling Space For A Small Car. by Bluesman
 — Bought my Red 04 GT PT in 09. Had 60K, it now has 95K and runs like a, well, you know. Had an ignition module go bad on it (easy fix)and replaced tires. Other than that the only problem I have is the ... Read More

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The first generation PT Cruiser is now in its forth year of production, and Chrysler has continued to add new options.  There are now eight styles, thanks to the addition of turbo-charged versions of the Touring and Limited trims.  Again, Chrysler will offer the unique Dream Cruiser (now Series 3) in limited production.

A special new option package called the Chrome Accent Group is now available on the Limited, which adds a chrome fuel door, exterior chrome accents, and metallic pedals and shift knob.

There are now three engine options for the PT lineup.  The Base, Touring, and Limited models are still powered by an unaltered 2.4 liter inline four, which delivers 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.  Both the Touring and Limited trims are now eligible for a power plant upgrade, in the form of turbo-charged 2.4 liter engine, which generates 180 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.  A new Limited edition Platinum Series trim will also use this engine.

The two top shelf PT Cruisers, Dream Cruiser and GT, house a more powerful version of the 2.4 liter four cylinder.  This engine provides 220 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque, sending the PT from 0 to 60 in just 6.7 seconds.  

Chrysler has also changed the transmission options for 2004.  The Base, GT, and Dream Cruiser automatically get the five-speed Getrag manual transmission.  All other models use a four-speed automatic.


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Where Is The Thermostat On A 2004 Pt Cruiser?

My 04 Cruiser overheats a lot. I was told the thermostat was messed up and needed replaced. But with the way then engine is set up its turned sideways and not on top were i thought it would be. I kno...

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2004 Chrysler Cruiser Stopped Working Randomly?

It stopped completely in the middle of street while i was driving, it turns on but it wont budge. I already checked the sensors & the belt.

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Where Is The Oil Sensor Located Om My 2004 Pt Cruiser

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All Of A Sudden My Rear Wipers On My 2004 Pt Cruiser Stopped Working. Coul...

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What Fuse Controls Brake Lights And Tail Lights On 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser...

no taillights or brake lights. have directionals

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