2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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    Its An Elegant And Unique Car — 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 sure to enjoy driving this small, powerful engine. Dynamites come in small packages.

    Pros: Its small on the outlook but it has some serious cargo capacity. Powerful engine, unique exterior

    Cons: Its a 2.4 L, so it definitely gives you power but also chows fuel a bit.

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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    45

    Good For Daily Driver — the car inside is loud and shakes but easily drowned out by music gas millage is terrible. It is a slow car with out the turbo. It also has bad wheal balance. however is somewhat fun to whip around corners.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: leg room

    Cons: speed and gas

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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    An Average Car — Decent on gas use. Pretty dependable car if maintenance is kept up with. Real hard to work on anything under the hood as access issues are really bad. There is just no room under the hood to do anything, repetitive sensor light issues.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage pretty good. easy to fit in, quick when it needs to be with the turbo.

    Cons: Chrome over aluminum stock rims separating. Packed engine compartment, expensive dealership trips. Not backyard mechanic friendly, Just no room to work on the car.

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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    It Is The Bane Of My Existence...at Least It Seems To Be Every Six Months. — I seriously used to love the idea of this car. It looked cool, loved the color, and it would run well. That NEVER LASTS LONG THOUGH! It's supposedly an American car that was for some reason discreetly made in a Mexican Chrysler factory so there's nothing about the car that is made to last. I drive this car less than two miles a day and it STILL manages to break down significantly every 6 months. If it's not the tires or the actual wheel s completely exploding or fracturing and needing to be replaced because I ran over a pothole, or the crappy turbo completely blows up, it's something stupid like an electrical sensor shorting out and costing $300 to replace each time. Nothing about this engine is easy to access either. You wanna change the spark plugs, you are gonna have to remove a hell of a lot of things from the engine first before that's gonna happen. And any after market car repair manuals on this vehicle will be completely vague with very bad maps and illustrations. CHRYSLER did not deserve to be bailed out just for this car alone!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's one of th few cars out there that comes in Shockwave PURPLE...

    Cons: IT"S A CHRYSLER!!!!

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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    A Fun Car With A Great Many Followers. Customizeable As Hell!! — This car was a great joy for me. It was fun to do all the things that I did to her, Speedy Gonzalez was her name and my mascot. The engine was the high output turbo variety and worked well. From all ranges it performed flawlessly. Parts for the custom work were all readily available and inexpensive. Easy to work on with a style all it's own. Of course, Chrysler dropped the line a few years ago but many are available today for good prices, just make sure you get a carfax report before you sign on the dotted line.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: A real looker and fast too, it's a great car and fun to have. It has a lot of room, great design and oogles of add on parts available. I loved it, But, I discovered the Crossfires and a new love affair began.

    Cons: None that I can think of. The car treated me well. The warranty was great and anything that did go wrong was covered. A loaner was provided. Lower control arm was replaced as it was a factory defect, no charge.

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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    I Like To Drive This Car It Is Fun And Comfortable — i like the way it drives , the power , it get good fuel mileage for trips,it is comfortable,you have a good view out the widows , i cant seem to thank of any cons all around i like the car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: this car gets 32 mpg on the hwy , it is nice for travel ,has a 15gal fuel tank

    Cons: i cant thank of any

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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    Good Car And We Really Like It. — It handles good and has good power and the quality is not bad either, the fuel mileage is a little poor for the size car it is but i suspect this might have something to do with the automatic transmission which could use an extra gear.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good family car but You either love it or hate it for its design.

    Cons: The poor fuel mileage

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    Great Car For The Road Trip — I got my Pt Cruiser in 2009 and I have not had any trouble out of it until resentlly, I get 28 mpg on hwy , I love the way it handles ,The car is extremly fun to drive . and has a sporty look

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: good mpg , fun to drive , and cost efficient

    Cons: none

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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    Through The Years They Should Have Made It A Hybrid Or Something To Save Stopping At The Pump So Oft — The brakes are very noisy even after numerous repairs from dealership and other shops.It would be better for short trips not a long daily commute. It would be fun to drive if the brakes were quiet, it is embrassing to drive up and everybody stops what they are doing to look at me, not because I am beautiful but to see where the noise is coming from.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The best feature about this car is entering and exiting.

    Cons: Gas mileage is terrible .

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    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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    I Like The Turbo'd Ones In Red! Great Car For Daily Use And Plenty Of Hauling Space For A Small Car. — Bought my Red 04 GT PT in 09. Had 60K, it now has 95K and runs like a, well, you know. Had an ignition module go bad on it (easy fix)and replaced tires. Other than that the only problem I have is the rear seat release to fold the seat forward will not function. Seems to be jammed somehow, but I cannot find it. Little car has got 19-20 city, and 22-25 highway. I tried using Xylene as an additive for a while, and got about 2 mpg better, but it is a hassle to mix and pour in each fill up. Could simplify the proceedure but not motivated enough yet. With gas prices going thru the roof, I may get really motivated soon! I had a PT w/o turbo and this is the little beast I saw when I looked at them. The GT turbo is a little monster! I had a youngster want to race me in my PT and his mustang. I puched it at the light, and left him in the dust. He later asked me what I had done to make it so fast. I told him it was (and is) stock. I say, if you like the look, then buy the turbo version, I doubt you'll be unhappy. The ride is nice, rear seats a little uncomfortable for heavy adults I am told. As the car weights 3000 lbs, mileage won't be great, but the solid feel and ride is the best I have felt in a sporty machine.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Ride, performance, appearence, design, handling

    Cons: MPG low, turbo cornering is tricky! Horn sucks!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Great Family Fun Car. Rear Seat Will Take 2 Kids With Their Child Seats Comfortably By fredcars

    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. th... Read More

    Pt Cruiser Review By bdawsn

    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 ... Read More

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