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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

   
 
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 @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 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 2005

    A convertible joins the PT Cruiser lineup for 2005.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (36 total reviews)


Very bad car

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

This car has the worst turn radius! It also has lots of problems with the engine. My blew at 70,000 miles and Chrysler won't fix it. I advise you not to buy this car. I use to be so happy with it until a well taken care of blew for no reason.




Constant repairs

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

When we first purchased the PT it seemed like a great vehicle. The gas mileage was always in the high 20's. Had maintanence preformed at the scheduled time and thought we were taking good care of it. Once the problems started the milage suffered and is around 22. At 28000 had the headgasket replace to take care of an oil leak at 48000 replaced the right and left lower control arms and bushings at 56000 the battery shorted out leaving the vehicle total dead at 58000 replaced spark plugs and wires and now the transmission seems to be having problems. Most of the miles are from the 60 mile round trip to work on the open highway. Never owned a vehicle with so many problems with this low of milage




Pay or pay

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Don't buy a high maintenance PT, you need to change plugs every 30k, they get pathetic mileage 20city/24hwy. Brakes grind like they are shot but they are ok, I've had a head oil leak that Chrysler had a service bulletin on but made me pay because it was 1k out of warranty? And check your used trade value!! This car is only worth $5500 trade in if it were a Honda civic it would have a trade of $9300. This has got to be the worst car I have ever owned, sure it's cute but beyond than it is a poor excuse of an automobile. American automakers at work. Where is Lee Iacocca when you need him. This car is a fall back to the 70's when all Chrysler products weren't fit for the road. Think, don't buy!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What's New for 2005

A convertible joins the PT Cruiser lineup for 2005.

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