2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Review: The PT Cruiser Blues

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Consumer Review

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Touring Convertible (2.4L 4-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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The PT Cruiser Blues
By garcande on


2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


I recently purchased a beautiful 05 Cruiser Touring Convertible with only 26,000 one owner miles. I bought it from the local Lexus dealer who said it was a trade in. It looks immaculate and garage kept. I had driven about 1000 miles when the electric top riser went out. I took it to my mechanic, he tinkered around with it, but said it wasn't his area of expertise and he was going on vacation. The next day the air conditioner went out. I took it to another mechanic and it was the compressor, of course, and cost $1200 to fix. By contrast, the air on my 96 VW just went at 15K miles! And, I still haven't fixed the top. To be continued...

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Love the design but not the engineering.

Worst Features

This car was built during the Chrysler/Mercedes merger but you wouldn't know it.
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