2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser User 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:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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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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5

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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:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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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:
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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4

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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 .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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

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

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

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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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