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 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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser DreamCruiser Review
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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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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review
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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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storage space, reliability, gas mileage

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phantom headlights

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Pt Cruiser: Practical And Comfortable — During the 5 years I've owned my PT Cruiser, overall I've been very satisfied. It's been a reliable vehicle that gets relatively good gas mileage, particularly on the highway, and I've enjoyed driving it. Although it doesn't have a tight turning ratio it handles well and I feel comfortable behind the wheel. The brakes have needed repair once, and there was a problem with the engine cutting out while idling that was repaired. Strangely -- and I gather this isn't uncommon with PT Cruisers -- it also developed the problem of its headlights turning on spontaneously during the day. To avoid costly repairs, I followed some advice found on the web and removed the fuse for the fog lights, which corrected the problem. Its best feature is its amazing amount of cargo space. The rear seats can fold down flat or even be removed entirely. My husband thinks it looks a little like a "grandpa car," but I've been happy with it.

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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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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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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Affordable, good MPGs, functional, low maintenance

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Horsepower (that's why its good on gas), stereo system, would like a sunroof

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R Pt — Good for overnights & w/e trips, seats are comforatable w/o that sunk-down cvar seat feel.

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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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