2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 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: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" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"traction" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Kelley writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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5

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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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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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schbusmom37 writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Samantha writes:
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Nice car

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Low to the ground

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Cool Gold Car? — its a gold pt cruiser. Nothing super special about it besides the color. Fairly good car, but too low to the ground in my opinion and the blind spots are terrible!! Not to bad on gas and easy to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Randy584 writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible Review
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Looks, Handling, and Power

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Wished it got just a little better fuel economy.

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My First Convertible. — It has good lines and is fun to drive. I enjoy the overall appearance of my PT Cruiser Convertible versus the hard top as it does not have an "egg" appearance to it. This little car is simply amazing to drive. I'm still amazed and pleased with the pickup that the 2.4L Turbo Engine has versus its non-turbo counterparts. I have no problems merging into traffic or keeping up/passing on our hectic Kansas City area highways. I wish the fuel economy was a bit better, but for the horsepower I'm getting, I'm still far from disappointed. I just really love driving my car..

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Sean writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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looks, drive, gas mileage, braking, snow handling

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poor quality components

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Coulda, Shoulda, But Too Many Glitches. — Corners well, accelerates decently, hold a lot of stuff, good ergonomics, but stuff went wrong.

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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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awertz writes:
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5

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Great zippy little car. Good for a daily driver. Very clean and well maintained.

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Gas mileage is okay, turbo boosting is fun but uses some gas.
No ABS brakes/traction control

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Little Speedster — I loved this car so much. Never left me stranded or had any technical or mechanical difficulties. As long as you keep up with the scheduled maintenance it should last for a very long time. It is a nice size to race around town in, go on road trips, beach cruise, or to haul items around in. Trustworthy car and has kept me safe since 2006. Fun fact: I named her Beluga because it is white and reminds me of a Beluga whale!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mena writes:
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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4

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very stable on the road, dual air bag, great 2.5 l engine ,

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seats, is the my big cons in pt cruiser all of them have hard front seates not fully adjustable

mena
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Great Car For Safety Feature,very Stable, Strong Dual Cam I4 2.5l Engine — this car is very reliable in very good condition i, those cars need low maintainance ,car is very stable, soiled,low miles just,pt cruiser have one of the best safety in its class according to highway insurance insitute, strong engines, cheap parts and labor ,fun to drive on this vehicle esp in rush hour its very stable on the road no matter what rain,or snow, or sleet have front abs for more safety,and in thesame time its so fast when u need just push the paddel and enjoy the pt criser

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dylanewelch writes:
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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.

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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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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

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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

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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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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2005 By Erick

That all this car is good conditions and the seats is good ... The good conditions of car And the paint is so good It has good sound It's is a perfect conditions And this is my phone number ... Read More

Great Little Car For Indivisual Or A Small Family By Bryon

With a 0-60 of 7 second and a power top that only takes 10 seconds to put down, this is a very fun and roomy compact convertible. i do wish Chrysler had splurged a little more for the center dash, but... Read More

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