2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Top Comparisons

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: Good fuel efficiency. No problems.

    Cons: Small interior for children.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible FWDReview
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    I Love It! — This is a great fun convertible, the turbo charging makes this car a fast nimble toy. Plenty of room for adults in the rear seat and a surprising amount of trunk space although I would suggest leaving the boot at home if you're filling the trunk with luggage.

    Pros: A cute little Rocket Ship. Fast, fun, yet very comfortable for road trips

    Cons: Blind spot on passenger side can make backing out of angled parking difficult with the top up.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible FWDReview
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    Stylish Pt — The 2005 PT Cruiser is a great car. Mine is the Touring Convertible Edition with the Turbo Engine. It cleans up beautifully and turns heads when the top is down. Accelerates fast, great on the highway, I couldn't be more happy with this car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Stylish, dependable, an overall great car.

    Cons: You have to bend down, and underneath the trunk lid, to access the trunk.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible FWDReview
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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

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

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

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: Workhorse, can customize to your liking, fun to drive

    Cons: it won't last forever, or will it?

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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    Good Basic Car — The Cruiser is a good basic car which I routinely get serviced, and has not needed repair in the 5 years I've owned it. My next car will need better gas mileage and acceleration on hills, and less road noise. I picked it for price, styling, and the roomy comfortable interior. Yes, it's fun to drive, and I get a lot of compliments on the style.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliability

    Cons: Chrysler no longer making them.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible FWDReview
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    Ok, But Would Not Buy Another One. — Quick car, but it weighs a ton and gets terrible gas mileage. Best buy for a convertible. Doesn't handle well, too short and heavy. Since it's a convertible it is a rattle trap. I have replaced all the suspension components and it's still rattly.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a convertible!

    Cons: It's a Chrysler :(

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWDReview
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    2005 Pt Cruiser Signature Series —

    I bought my 2005 PT Cruiser Signature Series when I worked at a Chrysler dealer in Florida. They are a great car to drive and very reliable. I was totally sold at a Chrysler ride and drive event held for Chrysler sales people when we were passengers in base PT Cruisers driver by professional Indy Car Driver doing figure 8's around light posts in Universal's parking lot. The car handled extremly well when pushed to the limit. I have the 150hp 2.4 L engine with a 4 speed automatic and it quite peppy off the line. I now own the vehicle over 5 years now and it is still as solid build wise as when i bought it. The interior is so spacious I even fit a commerical gas BBQ in it. You can put a lot of stuff in this litlle car. The Signature Series is a limited run of vehicles usually built the first 3 weeks of November and are specially equipped with some cool options at no charge. In 2005 options for the Signature Series PT included Nav, Leather, Sunroof, Chrome clad wheels, Chrome package and Sirius Radio. I do have 1 small negative the gas mileage for a 4 cylinder vehicle is less than impressive. aintenance has average. I had 2 oxygen sensors blow out and the fan motor needed to be replacesd it was not cooling the car properly. As for the Fun factor the PT is 100% fun. When I worked at Chrysler I loved the PT GT Turbo, talk about a torquey little car, just pop the clutch on that sucker and it would push you back in the seat.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 100 % fun with great utility

    Cons: could be better on gas.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: It has a distinctive look.

    Cons: Low-end acceleration is a little weak.

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    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible FWDReview
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    Fun Car — Fun to drive. I wish the gas milage was a little better. 15-17 in town, 21-23 on the hwy. I had that kind of milage with my Xterra, was hoping to improve a bit. Convertible is fun though! Occassional Chryler electrical gremlin decides the car won't start. May start next time you try, may start ina few hours, depends on its modd. Thankfully it only does this around Thanksgiving, then all is well again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: convertible!

    Cons: gas milage is not what I hoped for. Chrysler's electrical gremlims too.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Jonusatrk

    Great solid transportation vehicle dependable price right good every day driver Read More

    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

    2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Guru9BZQ1M

    it ran well, drove well, very clean nice car Read More

    Review By Henry

    every thing was as new,except the tires were the original and had to be replaced .Didnt realize until Ihad bought the car and driven it home. Read More

    2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Guru9DRPMM

    It’s a 2008 so no Bluetooth radio but a new radio will solve that. Car is fully loaded and low mileage a great value! Read More

    Review By Guru9D5R3Z

    Car was ok. The hatch didnt open on the trunk. Some minor hail damage. Didnt buy but it was priced right. Read More

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Guru5MXBN

    Clean. Neat. Low mileage. Trustworthy dealer. Great value. Missing nothing. . Read More

    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

    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Guru9BLT27

    That’s fine, a little less mileages would have been ideal Read More

    Review By TxRangerFan

    Needed belts replaced, felt like motor mounts were loose or possibly a transmission issue, hydraulics on hatch were bad, door locks and windows worked intermittently. Read More

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