2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Review: Average Vehicle

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Consumer Review

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Touring Edition Wagon (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Average Vehicle
By nightfrog65 on


2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Wife owns one of these, so I get a chance to drive occasionally.
Not overly impressed with this car, but don't hate it.

Acceleration is average, but the engine seems under-powered for the weight of the vehicle. The turbo version is better.
Wife's car is auto-perhaps the 5 speed is better suited for the engine.

Working on vehicle is difficult for many tasks given that engine is tightly wedged in compartment-changing timing belt and water pump is a real nightmare-I let the dealer do that job :)

Styling is ok-wife likes it better than I do.

That being said, it is pretty roomy on the inside-can easily fit 5 adults and cargo.

Fuel economy suffers due to weight of vehicle.

Best Features

Roomy interior and adequate cargo room

Worst Features

More hp-engine is underpowered for a relatively heavy car. More room in engine bay-it's really cramped in there. Engineers maximized interior room, but forgot to consult with mechanics/service techs who actually have to make repairs on this car.
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