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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 220 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 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 (80 total reviews)


2005 pt cruiser turbo 5speed....

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

LOVE this car. I bought it to replace my falling apart 1998 Honda Accord. Sure I've had some mechanical issues with it, but nothing that's left me stranded. Car came with the extended Chrysler Gold Plan that covered the front control arms (common problem, the bushings like to fail), the oil pressure switch (common failure in a LOT of Mopars) and the front wheel bearings. I work for a dealer so I know the issues these have (multifunction switch, wiper nozzles like to die, but the biggest problem was the control arms. The A/C suction line died too but that was also covered under warranty. Gas mileage sucks, but hey, it's a 220HP turbo monster convertible!



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fun car

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This car has been a commuter's dream! The turbo engine is a monster on the highway with no hesitation, and the roll bar design is a real head turner. I drive this year round, and with the addition of studded snow tires in the winter, I have no issues with snow or any weather. The leather is heated, and the headlights are great for night driving. The only issue I have had are front wheel bearings, replaced them twice, but I highly recommend this car to anyone who likes the top down! Plenty of leg and head room, (I am over 6'1",) and easy to access the back seats for small people! My top MPG highway has been 27, however, I can only reach that using 93 octane fuel.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Loved this car, but hated

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I was just in a wreck and totaled my car after 5 years and 55,000 miles. I can speak from experience - this car did wonderfully in a front end collision at 50 mph. I walked away unhurt. Now to the car itself: This car was reliable, never in the shop for any major repairs. I loved the leather seats and seat warmers. The top is so easy to put up and down - I commonly did it while waiting at a stoplight. It had decent trunk space and could easily accommodate 4 passengers. My major complaints with this car were the poor gas mileage (mid/high teens in the city) and the worst turning radius of any car I have ever driven. The car also had some pretty significant blind spots when the top was up.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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What's New for 2005

A convertible joins the PT Cruiser lineup for 2005.

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