By big baby on
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Wife's old Jag died and we wanted to replace it with a SUV/CUV. Found this PT on line with only 16K miles at $10.6K. Also it's the Touring model which includes a nicer interior and more standard content including nice alloys. I think it's a bit slow and I wish the gas mileage was better, but she's happy with it and so far it's been reliable. If the wife's happy everyone is happy.
Seems to have a lot of neat features for such an inexpensive vehicle: trip computer, power everything, cd, we like the dash displays. Lot of storage in a small package. Her edlerly mother loves the grab handle on the passenger side dash.
A bit more power, a bit better gas mileage (she's averaging 22 MPG with about 20% hwy). 5 or 6 speed transmission. Refresh the styling- this car has looked the same for 9 years, and since there are a gazzilion of them out there it's looking a bit old. I think the HHR looks a bit fresher.