2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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Tom writes:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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It has a distinctive look.

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Low-end acceleration is a little weak.

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I Would Recommened This To Anyone Who Wants A Great Economic Car. — You look like a mini-gangster in it when the car's color is black. It looks sinister! It looks really cool when the windows are tinted dark. The car also rides nice for a small car. The car also handles nice for a small eco-box.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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corydale79 writes:
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5

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Good fuel efficiency. No problems.

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Small interior for children.

corydale79
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Love It, Just Too Small. — If we could fit our family in it, and tow a camper, we'd keep it. Now in the market for SUV or Minivan for our family camping trips. Would absolutely buy another Chrysler though. Anyone have a Town and Country they're parting with for cheap...let me know!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Turbo Review
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4

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The Limited Turbo Wagon is powerful and fun to drive and gets great gas mileage.  The heated seats are also nice.  Overall great car for the money and very reliable and dependable.

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Oveall very good car not a lot of cons to this vehicle.  Especially if you get the Limited Edition Turbo.

Speed_Zone
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Fun To Drive And A Geat Family Vehicle! — Very versatile vehicle, the back seats remove completely for more cargo storage. You can even move a couple of big screen T.V.s in the back or pick up a few things at Home Depot. Very functional and usable space. The limited Edition Turbo Wagon has the leather and suade interior which is awesome especially with the heated seats in the winter time. The Turbo loves the cold weather and cool air into the Turbo. Gas mileage is amazing I get about 27-28 on the Hiway and about 25 in mixed driving. The trick is you have to use 91 Octane gas. I also really like the interior space and ease of use of everything. Great car for the money! On a nice day you can open the Sunroof and hear the Turbo!!! Fun and Exciting car I would strongly recommend it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jessica writes:
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Comfortable, good handling, plenty of room

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People either love it or hate the looks of it.

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Great Handling, Manual Shifting, Good Gas Mileage, Easy To Get In And Out Of, Lots Of Space! — We wanted manual shift when we bought this car which meant we had to order the GT package, the most expensive package they had for the PT Cruiser. My ex-husband liked pickup trucks but needed a daily commuter and we wanted to save gas, the interior has high seats which gave him the feel he liked, and it came with the manual shifting he liked and enough space to pack all his books (even a shelf for them in the back) he takes to refer to at work. We still had plenty of space to take friends and clients to dinner. It was easy for them to get in and out of even people who normally have trouble with most cars that have low seats. A lot of people liked the retro styling, people either loved or hated the looks of it. Once they rode in it they usually liked the ride. The turbo gave it plenty of power and it wore the first set of tires out very quickly. It's easier to go faster than you think you're going in this car.

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Paul writes:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible Review
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the look

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nothing

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My Baby — absolutely love it. wish I had purchased a convertible long ago.attracts attention too. plenty of room and adequate storage space.no drop down back seats for the pass thrus is a bummer. plenty of get up and go with the high output turbo. drinks fuel when pushed but overall if driven realtively "easy" then mileage is good. My "hot rod"...has after market chrome grille

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Veronica writes:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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Workhorse, can customize to your liking, fun to drive

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it won't last forever, or will it?

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If I Could Find Another One Like It, I Would Buy It And Keep It Forever Too. I Love This Car! — Cute interior and exterior - you can customize. 138000+ miles still like new. Brakes well, handles well, acceleration little slow bit of a rough ride. Hauls BIG things, mileage is about 25 city, 29 hwy. Some squeaks but easy to fix.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
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3

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Room for 4 adults, quick, and great sound system (typical of Chrysler products it seems)

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Love/Hate styling, poor gas mileage, funky trunk design.

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Good Car For A Starting Out Family Or Someone Who Wants To Have A Little Fun With Friends. — It has room for 4 adults. It's pretty quick, but it tends to understeer. Average Chrysler quality (lots of plastic, some creaks, goes through o2 sensors like I go through watches. It is pretty cheap to maintain, but it is pretty piss poor on gas (23mpg babying it).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ElephantMovers writes:
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3

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The ease of getting in and out, for the engine size it had great pick up and seating was good for total of 4 adults

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Had continuous problem with shifter (the cable would easily detach and I had it repaired twice) It was an automatic

ElephantMovers
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Milk Truck, Cool Looking Car But Wouldn't Purchase Again — 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 easy to use and the fold down seats a plus for cargo space. Engine quality was good, not so sure about the transmission though.

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Mike writes:
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Funky styling, utility, price

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Slushbox tranny, slow, could be better on gas

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Great Ride — Overall, a decent car. I haven't had any major repair issues (knock on wood), and it's fun to drive. The interior is hard and plasticky, but at least it's interesting. I'd suggest opting for the five-speed manual or springing for the turbo motor. It's a very comfortable ride, and I'm pretty happy with it.

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edmo23 writes:
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Economical

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Just bought it so to early to tell

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So Far Ok — 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 . Drives great though .

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Reviews From Other Years

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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Its An Elegant And Unique Car By mkadya

I totally love how it borders on being ugly but beautiful at the same time. Its unique and it has style and character. Its not just a car, but more of personality. With all the other features you are ... Read More

Pt Cruiser Gt Is A Fantastic Jack Of All Trades By PaulEden

I purchased this PT Cruiser GT new back in 2004 and it has been an outstanding vehicle for these last ten years. The PT Cruier GT was initially purchased primarily to be a family car, yet... 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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