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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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!

Bluesman
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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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Looks and performance and utility

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MPG too low

DocnLadyW
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Would Buy Again!!! — LOVE the car!! Needs turbo tho @ 105050 miles Quality has been Great! Great performance! Needs to do better on MPG tho... That is our Biggest gripe... uses too much gas,BUT HAULS everything including lots of cargo!!! Would buy again!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review
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The Handling

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Outer Exterior isn't for Everyone.

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Can Accellerate Quick And Do Corners — The PT Cruiser's Quality is quite good it good on performance it can accelerate quick and turn corners like nothing, it's cost was about $15,000. It is a fun car to drive I'd give it a 7 out of 10 for fun! Decent car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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Turbo, gets us out there when you want to go

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They are not offering it any longer,  we'd buy one today

DPF
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Best Little Retro Sports Wagon For The Buck — We bought our GT in Oct. 2004 and have oved it ever since. GT with Turbo. Quick, responsive, excellent ride withnGT suspension, Tu-tone Paint Leather,Moon roof, every option available. We havn't been able to find something to replace it with. 19 mpg es.around town and able to get on the Texas interstates and move thru traffic with ease No rattles anywhere in the car and no major problems in 50,000 miles. We tow it behind our motoerhome and it gets all the looks itvdeserv

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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Styling, Quality, fun factor

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Just average gas mileage 18 city 28 highway

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Just A Great Replacement For Our Dialy Needs — Great Car..Love the styling and the appearance. Interior is Comfortable and does not feel tight on long trips. And mine has a woody package so it gets lots of attention. Gas mileage is best with premium gas. No major repairs or issues. Oh heck just plan love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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fun to drive

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gas mileage

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2004 Pt Cruiser — great overall, fun to drive, handles like a go cart, a lot of interior room, brakes go quick on it, handles very well in the snow ( as long as you have good tires ), I wish it gave better gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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shifting times

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Pt Cruiser Touring Limited — Awesome car sporty and fun but can still carry 4 people. Definately go for the GT model if you want some punch on the freeway. My Touring limited model pushes out 180 hp at the wheels. go out and buy one

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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The look on WRX owners' faces when you outrun them

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TERRIBLE resale value

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When Bought Used, A Great Car For The Money — Wolf in sheep's clothing. Sleeper car, and very practical. Good looking, and unique, very customizable. Handling leaves a bit to be desired, but improvements are relatively affordable. Comfortable on long trips, and just a cool car. Poor resale value, but that's fine if you're buying it used!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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Fun to drive.

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Hard to back up.

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A Great Girl Car, That Was The Whole Idea....... When I Bought It. — Nothing not to like, I love my car. Too bad so sad that they do not make it any more. It depends what you like in a car, it is certainly a chick car, but it works for me. Love my PT Cruiser....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Good gas mileage and handles well.

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No reason.

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Gets You To The Place U Want To Be. — Could use better wheels. Stereo system is nice. Great leather interior. Want a better turbo since the one I have is small. Gas mileage is good get 23 city and about 26 highway. Moonroof is awesome, great feature in the summer time.

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Fun To Drive By louisianalady43

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

Eh. By TanyaBrown86

I have two young children. The back seat is tiny. My husband is 6'2 and can barely fit in the car when the carseat is behind his seat because his legs are too long it is way too cramped. Now, with a 3... Read More

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

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

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

Pt Cruiser Review By bdawsn

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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