2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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" 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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Mike writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser DreamCruiser Review
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3

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very quick

Cons

railroad tracks will jar your kidneys

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I Have Had Both The Turbo And Non-turbo Cruisers And There Is No Comparison — Very quick, but a harsh ride and not a lot of room for the kids

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DPF writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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Turbo, gets us out there when you want to go

Cons

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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5

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Styling, Quality, fun factor

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Just average gas mileage 18 city 28 highway

Chrysler04
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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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Cale writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

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performance

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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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Ed writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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The look on WRX owners' faces when you outrun them

Cons

TERRIBLE resale value

25

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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Vivian writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

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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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Zach writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review
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4

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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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Sharon writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review
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4

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It fits me

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Lots of blind spots

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Pt Cruiser — I love my cruiser, but the seats are extremely firm and after awhile, my tush is tired! The ride is stiff, but I'm getting used to it. I love the way the seats fold down and can be taken out. On the negative side of that, the seats are HEAVY! I can carry a lot of stuff in my cruiser!

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Nick writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

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Styling + Practicality

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Styling + Petrol engines

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Love It Or Loathe It — Love it or hate it! I have los count of how many of these I have had as company cars (by choice). They are easily customisable. Would never bother driving a petrol (unless been turbo'd) which is a shame as I liked the convertable. The 2.2 CRD merc engine is very good, powerful and torque'y even if it does give plenty of torque steer. Poor turning circle due to design, but of you like the looks who cares. Very very practical, have carried fridges, bikes and allsorts in these. Not sure what the picnic bench is for though. You have one of these because you want to be different and dontg want say, a renault scenic which it is almost as practical as.

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Gareth writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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2

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Speed

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Bad Build Quality

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Americans (yanks) Should Not Be Allowed To Make Cars — The PT is the most comfortable car in the world! it just glides over pot holes & speedbumps just as if they didnt exist! lol But this car being the broduce of america the build quality is poor! you would think the dash was made from old plastic trays from boxes of chocolates! seriously weak. one good thing is the power and the gaerbox (man-box, not for women) lol both being excellent.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Very Pleased. By alclouis

Fun driver, quick for a 150 HP car, handles well, cost effective, excellent storage, good room in he cockpit area. Increasing the tire size to 225 has improved the handling characteristics. Well wor... Read More

Very Good For The 1st 100,000mi By ronpolley

Good little highway car for the 1st 100,000 mi,then the repairs will start to add up on you. The around town fule milage isnt great. No warranty claims at all and tires go around 45,000 on average.Fun... Read More

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Musculine Front With Sleek Feminine Rear By rasbb

maintenance cost is incredibly high and overheating is a major prob. once fixed, you are free to cruise around town. a Chrysler PT cruiser is a car that needs to be driven at least once in any driver'... Read More

Good First Car By jofus97

The PT Cruiser is my first car. I wasn't exactly thrilled to be receiving it at first because it was my mom's old car and she described it as "cute". When I did get the car, I got used to it and I act... Read More

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Not Lovin' It. By oldkookskater

It was fun for the first couple of years. Now I drive it because it's paid off. I will (Lord willing) NEVER own another Chrysler product again. My Toyota Truck - 138,000 trouble-free miles. Had t... Read More

Great Little Family Car Or Perfect For College Student. By bubba_1952

I loved this car but realized after I purchased it I needed an automatic. No other problems or complaints about this car at all. I would recommend this car for any small family, student, elderly perso... Read More

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Milk Truck, Cool Looking Car But Wouldn't Purchase Again By ElephantMovers

The performance was average and had problems with the transmission and shifter cable easily detaching, it drove well and the engine was solid. The seating space was reasonable, the rear hatch back was... Read More

So Far Ok By edmo23

I like the look of the car and it's very economical . Is a little engine noisy from inside the car not outside . Don't know if that's normal with these cars as I just bought it a few weeks ago . Drive... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Fun To Drive If You Recognize This Car's Performance Limitations And Don't Try To Exceed Them. By msok

At 6'2" with a medium build, I felt physically comfortable driving this car for the duration of my ownership. I always shopped between Chrysler and Firestone for the cost of maintenance and rep... Read More

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

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