Used 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

Edmunds expert review

A practical wagon with some Hollywood style, the PT Cruiser can also be fun to drive, especially in turbo form.

What's new for 2004

For 2004, a PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 "True Blue" model is available in limited production. Also, a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine will be available on the Limited and Touring Edition models. Additionally, a Chrome Accent Group is available for the Limited that includes various exterior accents (including a chrome fuel door), as well as metallic-finish pedals and shift knob.

Vehicle overview

After Chrysler received a tremendous response from the chop-top PT that was originally shown at the 2001 New York International Auto Show, it decided to go ahead and slate it for production. Major changes from the current model include the switch to a two-door body style, a roll hoop over the top and fold-down rear seats that give access to the cargo area.

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