I wanted the PT since it first came out. I got a used (11K miles ) base , 5 spd, ac, combo cassette -cd player, fog lights, privacy glass. Drove it for 33K miles. replaced front wiper motor under warranty. 18 mpg ( city ) 35 (hwy)
never added oil. Suede interior much classier than the no-stain interior in my 07 PT. gauges set too deep in dash to be read in sunlight.
headlights and amber/red taillights much more retro than 06 revision. suede interior. excellent heater and ac. excellent radio - no Sirius back then. many add on pieces available. had a conical K&N filter( which I later transferred to my 07 PT. Cue ball shift knob on 5 spd.
pointed hood cramps engine bay and makes repairs tedious. stock air cleaner covers battery and makes jump starting and maintenance time consuming. 07 mods rectified this.
changing headlight is ridiculous. rear cargo area too narrow for golf clubs ( need to be put in back seat.) plastic headlight covers on all year of PT's fog over and need buffing out.
I've owned a 2002 PT for almost 4 years. Bought with 60,000 miles, now have just over 100,000. Have had VERY few issues with this car. I never head out in the morning with the fear that the car won't start or get me where I'm going. Runs great and gets some good speed on the freeway. Not everyone's cup of tea, but the car is beautiful, especially with a spoiler, chrome accents, and aftermarket mags. Interior is well designed and comfortable. Would recommend this car to anyone looking for a nice family car. Now I'm just looking for something more sporty.
Chrome accents, comfortable seats, manual transmission is a blast.
i bought my pt used and low mileage it went back once to dealership for some squeaking noise turned out it wasn't sitting right on the frame. i have had no problems other then regular mait. one month ago some noised started and it was the bushings bearings so 1300$ dollars spent on repairing. a week later rad motor blew causing the rad to blow then transmission, 3 days after this fuel pump went. it is now in the shop for timeing belt, water pump and other repairs. total of all repairs 7500$ i really wish i had of traded. now i will have this car forever good thing i do like the look and the drive of it. i'm just glad they took it off the line no more pts. yahoo
quit building the car and if you do again for a american car make it cheaper for the repairs
My husband and I purchased our PT Cruiser used with almost 60,000 miles on it in 2004.We have driven it a total of 29 months. It sat for about 9 months after being hit by a mid size SUV on the passengers side while riding in town. My three kids were in the car and everyone was safe.Today the car has almost 108,000 miles on it and drives great. We have had to replace the following items: rotors, brakes, calipers, tie rods and the radiator. The repairs were not as expensive as I had expected. I am often recieving compliments on the vehicle. I drive anywhere from 40-60 miles daily for work and couldn't have been happy this past summer with the price of gas being what it was
Smooth drive. Easy to park. Great on gas. Hatchback trunk has plenty of space and easy access & shields you while loading from the rain!
Poor vision when backing up. Easier access to battery, which is currently housed under the air filter.
Was dreaming about buying this car for about two years. Finally a year ago I've made enough money and bought the car of my dreams for $7,000.00 with 60,000 mi on it. For the first half of a year I really enjoyed it, but suddenly in the middle of a winter it stopped shifting gears. After I added transmission fluid, it worked well till the spring. Once it got to be warmer the old problems went back, and the car would stop shifting gears whenever it likes. Now I went through three months of nightmares already and need to pay about $2,000 for the repair, for the warranty is already expired. It was the last Chrysler vehicle I've bought.
All I like about this vehicle is the look only. It was a main reason I bought it.
Don't think it can be improved. It's not reliable, takes a lot of gas, and will take a lot of money out of your pocket for the repairs. Just buy something else and save your money.