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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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

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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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Vivian writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

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Fun to drive.

Cons

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.

Cons

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

Pros

It fits me

Cons

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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happyhedgehog writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

Pros

storage space, reliability, gas mileage

Cons

phantom headlights

happyhedgehog
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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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Nick writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

Pros

Styling + Practicality

Cons

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

Cons

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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Mark5038 writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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Affordable, good MPGs, functional, low maintenance

Cons

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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Jeannette writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

Pros

I OWN IT

Cons

It is small for my needs

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It Is Comfortable And Roomy — It is good for a small family. The fact the back seat folds forward is nice when needing to transport things.

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Garrett writes:
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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Suprisingly fast and has a lot of potential! Definetly underlooked

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Not the fastest in terms of top speed, could have a slicker body style

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My Specs — -2.4 L Turbo -hyperblack 18' R1 racing wheels -Euro headlights -Chrysler chrome package

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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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