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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Jake writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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3

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fun

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no power/ bad gas milege

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Pt Cruiser — it gets me from point A to point B. not a whole lot of power, and bad gas mileage. bet overall love the hatch, and the interior is sick. gets bout 18mpg in the city and round 23 on the highway. this car corners really well and dosn't have many squeaks or anything. overall good cr

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ckmuir1202 writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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3

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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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cgoody75 writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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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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Megatronus writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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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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DocnLadyW writes:
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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Jesse writes:
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4

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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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DPF writes:
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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Chrysler04 writes:
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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Mario writes:
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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Cale writes:
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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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

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

Great Car! By Hotchkissgirl

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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