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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 Yes

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

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

04 pt cruiser lt

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

I am less than satisfied with the fuel economy provided by this weak 2.4 L engine. I love the options with regard to the interior configuration. My dog however, seems to strongly dislike this car. Whereas he once was eager to get into a car and go anywhere with me. Now he stares at the thing, with what seems to be to be fear.




Ask the man who owns

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

The car starts well runs well accelerates well. Short wheel base makes the ride on poorly maintained roads is somewhat rigid. Winter driving is good. Trips to northern Michigan are pleasurful,gas mileage 28 to 30. City short drives with air on in is as low as 17mpg. Only poor features , Horn that belongs on a childs peddle car and recessed speedometer shadows does not make reading easy. Would Irecommend the car to others? Yes .



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car

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

this is a great little car and has multi purposes. it once fit a new 32" screen door inside, by folding one rear seat, and the front seat. My wife sat in the other part of the rear seat behind me while I drove home from Home Depot. plus its a lot of fun do drive




Great car with lousy engine

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

This car was very reliable and I never had a problem with it, but is horribly underpowered. The gas mileage is awful as well. I was actually scared a few times getting on the freeway because I couldn't accelerate fast enough. I will never buy another PT Cruiser. To top it all off, the resale value is a joke. The car was not even worth half what I paid for it just 2 years earlier. I just bought a Toyota Camry and what a difference. It gets great gas mileage and can actually accelerate up a hill. I hope the next PT Cruiser has some power, and better resale value, because I really do like the styling.




Love my "gal"

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

My "gal," and yes, she has a name, that is tradition, you understand, is my "retirement" vehicle, and the first brand new car I have ever owned. I have driven her in all kinds of environments----mountains, desert, city driving, freeway trips, and she has done a grand job for me. On a road trip I got 26 mpg overall, not real impressive, but had a huge variety of types of roads, etc. including some real mountain climbs, so felt she did herself proud. My "gal" has no turbo, just really a rather Plain Jane, but is just a dream to drive. Would make the same choice again. I love my "gal."




My little put putt

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

fun to drive easy to handdle, except when you have to turn makes only wide turns no sharp turning with car. Too low in the front. I am always hitting bottom with this car. It also is hard getting up a hill even a slight incline can sloww you down a lot.



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
/
  • 26
  • highway
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