2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • 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" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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Raymond writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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4

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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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Tracie writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser DreamCruiser Review
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5

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functionality,goes from people hauler to,transporting stuff

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short turning radious,and rough ride ,but not bad

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Pt.gt.dreamcrusier — Its a fun car to drive,the appearance is really cute,a little bit of a rough ride due to short wheel base,it has 17 tires for a little truck,thats right Truck,thats is whats on the title,alot of room for hauling stuff,both back seats come out of truck,makes for alot of space,fuel mileage isnt to bad nothing i cant live with about 26miles per gallon

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Steven writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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Great Utility, Comfortable

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I do wish it got a little better gas milage.

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I Love My Pt Cruiser! — 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 miles on it. It has great utility... it's amazing what I can put in the back of the car with the seats folded up... and I can carry even more if I need to by removing the back seats completely. It is very comfortable... I've taken some long trips in the car and I don't mind spending the day in it driving. I really have enjoyed the leather seats that have suede inserts. And the seat heaters area great on a chilly morning. I have only had a couple of problems with the car. The dealer had put the rims and low-profile tires on the car and it was horrible... I went through tires like MAD! Finally, in December, 2007, I bought a new set of rims and decent tires. The car rides better, handles better, and these tires are holding up very well. It has also drastically improved my gas milage. The only other problem I had was the 6-disc changer went out. Fortunately, I had bought a 100,000 mile warranty when I bought the car and it was covered. They replaced the changer and then had to send the defective unit to the factory so they could remove my CDs. They then sent them back to the dealer where I had the repaire done and I picked them up. I really love my car. It's really been good for me.

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Ashley writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Platinum Review
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Fully loaded.

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Nothing... well an auxillary port would be nice, but I can make that modification myself.

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My Pt Is Awesome. — I would have never considered this car until I was rearended and had a PT has a rental. I feel in love with the rental that I wanted my own. I love driving it. All the features it has are awesome. Sunroof, heated seats, 6 cd, satellite radio, 2.4L TURBO. The turbo makes a difference compared to the rental which lacked the turbo. It will definitely get out of the way if it has to. I can get about 300 miles to a tank, which is about what I could get with my old car. Grant it this car does have a bigger tank. Can fit a lot of stuff in the car, seats are quick folding. Great car, seriously get one now is the time since they aren't making the car anymore.

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Guillermo writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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Everything. Small for tight parking spaces, get good gas milage on it, very roomy, unique looks-does not blend into traffic.

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None.

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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned! — I got my Cruiser in 2004 as a high school graduation present. Before that I had other cars from popular brands amongst teenagers but they never really did anything from me. Those cars tended to be less stylish and on two of them I had terrible experiences with because of their reliability issues (which was funny because I had gotten those cars because of their reliability records). The cruiser has far exceeded all my expectations, I absolutely love it and dont care what people think.

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mightymini11 writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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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.

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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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scooter_43 writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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good mpg , fun to drive , and cost efficient

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none

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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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Bluesman writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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Ride, performance, appearence, design, handling

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MPG low, turbo cornering is tricky! Horn sucks!

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I Like The Turbo'd Ones In Red! Great Car For Daily Use And Plenty Of Hauling Space For A Small Car. — 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 rear seat release to fold the seat forward will not function. Seems to be jammed somehow, but I cannot find it. Little car has got 19-20 city, and 22-25 highway. I tried using Xylene as an additive for a while, and got about 2 mpg better, but it is a hassle to mix and pour in each fill up. Could simplify the proceedure but not motivated enough yet. With gas prices going thru the roof, I may get really motivated soon! I had a PT w/o turbo and this is the little beast I saw when I looked at them. The GT turbo is a little monster! I had a youngster want to race me in my PT and his mustang. I puched it at the light, and left him in the dust. He later asked me what I had done to make it so fast. I told him it was (and is) stock. I say, if you like the look, then buy the turbo version, I doubt you'll be unhappy. The ride is nice, rear seats a little uncomfortable for heavy adults I am told. As the car weights 3000 lbs, mileage won't be great, but the solid feel and ride is the best I have felt in a sporty machine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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PaulEden writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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Strong engine that has a very smooth power delivery. No turbo lag. interior is very comfortable  with lots of room. The seats can be rearranged, including taking them out altogether, to handle vast amounts of cargo. Excellent stereo system with satellite radio already wired in the car.

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Fuel economy would be the only complaint I can make about this car. I primarily use my PT Cruiser GT for my daily commute back and forth to work. The car regularly returns about 25mpg in this role. For highway trips, the Cruiser usually manages just under 30mpg.

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Pt Cruiser Gt Is A Fantastic Jack Of All Trades — 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 looks, power, and lots of bells and whistles. Since then, the GT has changed job descriptions for us and never came up short. A grand tourer for family vacations, grocery getter, bringing home the 55" flat screen TV, hauling lawn and garden materials from the DIY store, etc. I eventually became the primary driver of this Cruiser, using it for my daily commutes back and forth to work. The turbocharged engine easily gets the car up to speed from offramps and merging lanes and the ride is very smooth with just the right amount of firmness. Bad weather has been no problem, either. In addition to ABS brakes, the PT Cruiser has a low speed traction control feature that has helped with snowy roads from this past winter. The car is superbly well planted and the front wheel drive pulls the car through the snow and ice without any drama. This PT Cruiser has been a wonderfully dependable vehicle and should be considered as one of Chrysler's greatest offerings of all times. For the money, you will be hard pressed to find a better car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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debb writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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The best feature about this car is entering and exiting.

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Gas mileage is terrible .

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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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Versitile By rlund

nice car for a student or for commuting. Lots of room in the cargo area and rear seats are removable to make even more cargo space. there is plenty of room for the passengers also. with all that space... Read More

A Truly Versatile Vehicle By Dickcruz

The way this car handles is great. I feel part of it. It has all the features of most more expensive cars. Easy to read gauges. SIRIUS satellite radio ( subsciption necessary). Folding and removable ... Read More

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

A Fun Car To Drive By elpran813

i like how it looks and drives i like the dash ,it has an average fuel economy,it only takes $38 to fill the tank ,tire pressure monitoring is a plus .i like the new key style with remote and alarm Read More

Great Car For The Price. By getitondawn

I was happy with my purchase on this car when my family was smaller. This is a great car for the price with lots of features. IPOD, Stereo with CD player & Tire detection. The Air conditioning &... Read More

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Comfortable And Reliable..a Great Vehicle, Overall. By jerika_c

With a good set of snow tires, it does a great job driving on icy/snow packed roads. The brakes seemed a bit touchy initially, but wasn't an issue once I became familiar with driving it. It's definite... Read More

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Perfect lil car! Great commuter vehicle, turning radious is comfortable, safe reliable ride! Not only does the car look really cool but it is also very economical! It would be a perfect first car for ... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Great Practical Car. By Dylan

I liked that it was very easy to maintain and gave me little to no problems. The car is very responsive and gets up and gos. I didn't like, however, the turning radius or the mpg because it got only a... Read More

Decent Ride By vincent06cruiser

I love the style and room, I dislike not having power and dislike spending a lot of money on gas. The sound system and the way the interior is set up is nice. Overall I like it, but mine needs work. Read More

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