2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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Its small on the outlook but it has some serious cargo capacity. Powerful engine, unique exterior

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Its a 2.4 L, so it definitely gives you power but also chows fuel a bit.

mkadya
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Its An Elegant And Unique Car — I totally love how it borders on being ugly but beautiful at the same time. Its unique and it has style and character. Its not just a car, but more of personality. With all the other features you are sure to enjoy driving this small, powerful engine. Dynamites come in small packages.

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leg room

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speed and gas

ckmuir1202
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Good For Daily Driver — the car inside is loud and shakes but easily drowned out by music gas millage is terrible. It is a slow car with out the turbo. It also has bad wheal balance. however is somewhat fun to whip around corners.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gas mileage pretty good. easy to fit in, quick when it needs to be with the turbo.

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Chrome over aluminum stock rims separating. Packed engine compartment, expensive dealership trips. Not backyard mechanic friendly, Just no room to work on the car.

cgoody75
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An Average Car — Decent on gas use. Pretty dependable car if maintenance is kept up with. Real hard to work on anything under the hood as access issues are really bad. There is just no room under the hood to do anything, repetitive sensor light issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's one of th few cars out there that comes in Shockwave PURPLE...

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IT"S A CHRYSLER!!!!

Megatronus
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It Is The Bane Of My Existence...at Least It Seems To Be Every Six Months. — I seriously used to love the idea of this car. It looked cool, loved the color, and it would run well. That NEVER LASTS LONG THOUGH! It's supposedly an American car that was for some reason discreetly made in a Mexican Chrysler factory so there's nothing about the car that is made to last. I drive this car less than two miles a day and it STILL manages to break down significantly every 6 months. If it's not the tires or the actual wheel s completely exploding or fracturing and needing to be replaced because I ran over a pothole, or the crappy turbo completely blows up, it's something stupid like an electrical sensor shorting out and costing $300 to replace each time. Nothing about this engine is easy to access either. You wanna change the spark plugs, you are gonna have to remove a hell of a lot of things from the engine first before that's gonna happen. And any after market car repair manuals on this vehicle will be completely vague with very bad maps and illustrations. CHRYSLER did not deserve to be bailed out just for this car alone!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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A real looker and fast too, it's a great car and fun to have. It has a lot of room, great design and oogles of add on parts available. I loved it, But, I discovered the Crossfires and a new love affair began.

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None that I can think of. The car treated me well. The warranty was great and anything that did go wrong was covered. A loaner was provided. Lower control arm was replaced as it was a factory defect, no charge.

mightymini11
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A Fun Car With A Great Many Followers. Customizeable As Hell!! — This car was a great joy for me. It was fun to do all the things that I did to her, Speedy Gonzalez was her name and my mascot. The engine was the high output turbo variety and worked well. From all ranges it performed flawlessly. Parts for the custom work were all readily available and inexpensive. Easy to work on with a style all it's own. Of course, Chrysler dropped the line a few years ago but many are available today for good prices, just make sure you get a carfax report before you sign on the dotted line.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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this car gets 32 mpg on the hwy , it is nice for travel ,has a 15gal fuel tank

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i cant thank of any

hobosr
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I Like To Drive This Car It Is Fun And Comfortable — i like the way it drives , the power , it get good fuel mileage for trips,it is comfortable,you have a good view out the widows , i cant seem to thank of any cons all around i like the car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good family car but You either love it or hate it for its design.

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The poor fuel mileage

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Good Car And We Really Like It. — It handles good and has good power and the quality is not bad either, the fuel mileage is a little poor for the size car it is but i suspect this might have something to do with the automatic transmission which could use an extra gear.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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good mpg , fun to drive , and cost efficient

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none

scooter_43
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Great Car For The Road Trip — I got my Pt Cruiser in 2009 and I have not had any trouble out of it until resentlly, I get 28 mpg on hwy , I love the way it handles ,The car is extremly fun to drive . and has a sporty look

Primary Use: Family transportation

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The best feature about this car is entering and exiting.

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Gas mileage is terrible .

debb
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Through The Years They Should Have Made It A Hybrid Or Something To Save Stopping At The Pump So Oft — The brakes are very noisy even after numerous repairs from dealership and other shops.It would be better for short trips not a long daily commute. It would be fun to drive if the brakes were quiet, it is embrassing to drive up and everybody stops what they are doing to look at me, not because I am beautiful but to see where the noise is coming from.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handling while driving and parking. Great features for a couple or family and plenty of cargo room. Fun ... Read More

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Great Looking. Comfortable And Easy To Drive By Betty

I bought this used and it has 17" wheels. The turning radius is terrible, but I've been told that was because of the wheels. Tried to have them changed out, but apparently the car was ordered like th... Read More

Great Car By paulor

Of course, style is the highest point of the PT. Almost as wonderful as that is the roomy interior with many possible configurations to fit your need: cargo or passengers. The engine seems to suffer t... Read More

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

All Around Dependable Car! By Schulze57

Overall it was a nice clean car.very well taken care of. Very roomy and the floor boards clean. The sun roof and tented windows great for summer. Very dependable car and Purrs like a kitten Yes I wou... Read More

Comfortable Put Thirsty. By wpjones57

This is my wife's car and she loves it! Specifically she loves the arm-chair driving position and it's perfect for her running around town. Except I REALLY wish it got better mileage. It averages arou... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Great Family Fun Car. Rear Seat Will Take 2 Kids With Their Child Seats Comfortably By fredcars

the car has great handling and stability on the road, unlike old models. also economy is perfect, the car uses almost the same as my toyota Prius which is great but handles much better than toyota. th... Read More

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The Personal Transportation Cruiser has a lot of great things going for it. One of the new retro cars like the beetle, mini, and HR it is easy to find in the parking lot. It is large enough to haul a ... Read More

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