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!
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!
The manual shift rocks! (and hard to find!) Removable back seats are awesome - so easy to put in and take out. Rear wiper & washer is nice touch, along with adjustable shelf in trunk.
Would love to see an "El-Camino" style version of this vehicle. The front air dam under the bumper scrapes some curb-stops in parking lots. It could be made a bit higher. Nothing else could use improvement!
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!
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.
Everyone likes a PT, we get lots of comments. Nice car for a teenager, fun to drive and hip but not too fast for their own good. Roomy and fun to drive. Back seat even good for Grandma! Very handy roll up back seats that can be removed to carry larger things, useful!
I'd like side airbags to be standard, turning circle to be smaller, and better noise insulation/protection on some roads.