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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

  • A practical wagon with some Hollywood style, the PT Cruiser can also be fun to drive, especially in turbo form.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling inside and out, spacious cabin with multiconfigurable rear seats, smooth ride, spirited acceleration on turbo models, reasonable pricing.

  • Cons

    Acceleration can be sluggish with base engine, awkward seating position for shorter drivers, unimpressive fuel economy.

  • What's New for 2004

    For 2004, a PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 "True Blue" model is available in limited production. Also, a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine will be available on the Limited and Touring Edition models. Additionally, a Chrome Accent Group is available for the Limited that includes various exterior accents (including a chrome fuel door), as well as metallic-finish pedals and shift knob.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (36 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


This is why chrysler needs

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Had everything go wrong! Spark plugs, front control arms (which is every single pt out there!), motor mount cracked, timing belt, rear windshield motor, battery at 90,000, transmission fluid was dirty, inside electrical display! Need I go on? Not really considering I gave it back to Chrysler! They stink never again!




Will be getting a 2nd

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Have manual transmission, & has been the best MPG of any 4 cylinder vehicle I have owned - 33 mpg is top, but consistently get 30 mpg. (Keep records at every purchase.) Removed the back seats (takes a minute) & gas mileage went up by aprox. 3 mpg. Actually feels better on road without back seats. Hauled a washer, dishwasher & 8 ft 2x4's in it with no problems (hatch closed). Has more cargo room than Jeeps & Chevy Trackers. No repairs (normal maintenance) or problems. Do my own oil change, & love the access to oil filter and plug. Wish all vehicles were that accessible. Plugs: only use standard, not platinum: these will cause running problems. Love it and want to get 2nd!




Very fun

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I've had no problems with the PT Cruiser at all. Much more power than I expected. All the controls are very handy. Had the car for almost 8 months and found a drawer under the passenger seat recently that had remained hidden. Always surprised by it's performance and Let's face it.The look really cool!




04 cruiser

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I've had to make 2 repairs The lower control arm bushing at around 52,000 cost $530 and the cooling fan at 67000 $900. I don't think these items should have worn out at the low mileage.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pretty nice little car

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

A good car, strong and reliable. Great around town, and fine on the freeway. The only problem we've had is with the idle when the AC is on, but if you turn the AC off it's fine, and we didn't notice this when we first had the car so maybe it's the AC.




Dependable but uncomfortable

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

My cruiser is very dependable, it had a little over 10,000 miles when I bought it and 15 months later it has almost 50,000! I like driving it, but the seats have to be the most uncomfortable seats I've ever experienced. Like a park bench. And it has no guts at all, none. The fuel economy is very poor. Much worse that the sticker said. The fun part of the car is all the extras that you can get. Unfortunately, the resale value is a joke. If you purchase from a dealer, after the 1st year, your upside down & it won't be worth even close to what you owe on it.



Full 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, a PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 "True Blue" model is available in limited production. Also, a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine will be available on the Limited and Touring Edition models. Additionally, a Chrome Accent Group is available for the Limited that includes various exterior accents (including a chrome fuel door), as well as metallic-finish pedals and shift knob.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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