2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Top Comparisons

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible FWDReview
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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

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

    Cons: trunk size is a bit tight

    33 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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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.

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

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

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.  

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: Reliable, smooth ride, and stylish

    Cons: mpg

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: 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.

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

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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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

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

    Cons: 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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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
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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

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

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

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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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

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

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

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWDReview
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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

    Pros: Put the fun back in driving.

    Cons: It could be addicting to your driving habits.

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    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible FWDReview
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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!

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

    Cons: Nothing

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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 Scott

    Its been a pretty good car bought it used Read More

    Review By GuruNSB4D

    Yes I just dont like the color I dont prefer yellow Read More

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Guru9PNSKG

    I love the looks maybe because of age . But like the color too Read More

    Review By Guru9PDQMM

    Good value, handles well, plenty of cargo space when rear seat is down. Good gas mileage. Read More

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Review By Lesnik85

    Good morning, PT Cruisers have everything I like. The amount of money Cruisers sell for now make them a great deal. More chrome can really highlight the body lines. Almost any of the late model dom... Read More

    Review By TonyCz

    Review for 2008 PT Cruiser. Dashboard Alert Problems and Engine cuts off. he problem is within ignition switch! I just figured it out by my ignition switch going out! Chrysler and many mechanics could... Read More

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