2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2006 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: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"traction" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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fredcars writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible Review
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5

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excellent fuel economy and great handling. convertible top is very durable and lasts longer than those of german cars

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trunk size is a bit tight

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Great Family Fun Car. Rear Seat Will Take 2 Kids With Their Child Seats Comfortably — 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. the styling is retro beautifully crafted and very durable interior.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bdawsn writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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3

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Lots of head room. Distinctive looks.Spacious cargo capacity.

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Poor visibility. Difficult to maintain due to compact engine compartment..  

bdawsn
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Pt Cruiser Review — 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 washer or dryer. I have enjoyed it. It is 10 years old and has 125K on it. It runs well, but the chassis is falling apart. And the AC goes out too much.

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msok writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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4

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I loved the retro look of this car when it first came out...still do.  The body integrity is solid and the interior fit is still tight.  The interior cargo space, especially with the rear seats removed, is impressive while the rigidity and flexibility of the rear shelf makes this car great for tailgating.  The mpg is better than listed on the original sticker, which surprised me, considering 3300 pounds is a lot of weight for a 150 hp engine to haul around.  Small and easy enough to maneuver into tight spaces.

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A bit on the noisy side.  The cloth interior originally installed by the manufacturer is easily stained, but a treatment of Scotchgard would help prevent this; unfortunately, I learned this lesson too late.  

msok
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Fun To Drive If You Recognize This Car's Performance Limitations And Don't Try To Exceed Them. — 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 repairs, mostly focusing on the quality of the warranties for parts and service, so cost of ownership was about what I expected it to be, considering any car these days is a depreciating investment in precious metal. As far as the safety features, the only feature that bothered my sense of safety is the wide rear posts which interfered with having a wider range of vision from the inside rear view mirror. Considering individual driving habits are exactly that...individual...I experienced no difficulties maintaining steering and braking control when the metropolitan rush hour traffic tossed its best and worst at me. Again, I recommend this car for a first-time teen driver since the acceleration is tame and curbs the desire to speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dylan writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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Reliable, smooth ride, and stylish

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Great Practical Car. — 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 average gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vincent06cruiser writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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3

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Good cargo space, fit tools,spare tires,anything really. realible,easy to work on you're self. Nice looking ride, sound system is nice. A lot of pros I cannot think of all of them.

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Terrible gas milage at the moment. No power... At the moment mine needs work but I will update this.

vincent06cruiser
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Decent Ride — 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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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3

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Nice looking (subjective), lots of interior room and cargo room for size, comfortable

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mediocre engine - neither quick nor super fuel-efficient, have had several costly sets of repairs, no anti-lock breaks or traction-control, low to the ground.

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It Has Its Flaws, But Overall It's A Nice Vehicle — This car feels like a mix of different types of vehicles. It's fairly compact, drives like a hatchback sedan, and feels a bit more roomy like an SUV. For me this is a nice balance. The surprising good cargo capacity and interior space combined with its compact body is to me its greatest strength. Overall I feel it's pleasant vehicle to drive as it handles more like a sedan than a small SUV, and can even be fun to drive around despite having a slower engine. It has its drawbacks however. The engine is pretty mediocre all-around. Its 4-cylinder engine feels a bit slow compared to most cars out on the road, and while it gets okay gas mileage, it isn't anything spectacular to counterbalance the engine's power. There is no traction-control or anti-lock break system, which some people like, but this along with its medium weight makes it a bit more of a challenge when it comes to handling snow and ice, although the front-wheel drive makes better then solely rear-wheel powered vehicles. If you are used to driving without traction control or anti-lock breaks in snowy conditions you probably will be just fine, but if you aren't you'll want to take some time to get used to it. The PT also drives low to the ground, which contributes to it feeling more like a sedan, but it also can result in bottoming out on taking some steeper bumps and entrances driveways. Having all the components compactly put in the front of the car can result in possibly costly damage if you aren't careful and are moving quick and bottom out. The PT is a road car, and on good street conditions it handles great, but in any less ideal situation you'll want to be a bit careful. I'm not sure if it's my specific car or not, but I've had a few very costly repairs. I had two $1K+ sets of repairs within a year apart not too long after getting this car (used). The exterior design is highly subjective. I personally like the style, but I know there are those who don't. The only criticism I'd have is that I feel that it was easier to check my blind spots with some of my previous cars, but on the other hand the back window and rear-view mirror is very spacious and much better than many of smaller windows many of the compact cars out there seem to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dylanewelch writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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4

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leg room. cargo space. stereo system. fuel economy. head room. body style. kinda fun to drive

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maintenance is difficult for a DIYer. feels cheaply made body-wise. horrible turning radius.

dylanewelch
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Good Grocery Getter — its a good family hauler. hp is a bit lacking but fuel economy is exceptional for a small/midsize car. hatchback body style is amazing. chrysler silver is gorgeous on this car. the electric blue is also a nice color.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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schbusmom37 writes:
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Nice looking car, good on gas, Lots of cargo space, handles well

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Back seat is very cozy for three people, not alot of back leg room unless front seats are pulled up.

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Fun Car To Drive — I love my car, it is good and never gives us any trouble.We have 5 in the family and it not roomy enough for all of us, would be the only reason we would want to trade it in. I get many compliments on how cute it is. It has a 50's styling to it with modern flair.

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Kelley writes:
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Put the fun back in driving.

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It could be addicting to your driving habits.

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The Best Pt Cruiser Around — I love to drive this car. Great for road trips. Has more cargo space than many small pickups. I even carried a full sheet of plywood in it once! I always get comments about my fun car. Great family car. My grandkids loved to travel and the back seat could hold three car seats comfortablly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peet writes:
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Fun but also a practical size for four adults + stuff

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Nothing

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Fun, Practical And Reliable! — This is a car I would sell with full confidence to any of my friends. It is reliable and fun! Things I really like: electric top makes it fast and easy, great acceleration (Turbo), comfortable ride, and unique....I've not seen this color combo (red/beige) anywhere!

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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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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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