2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Review: Keeping 15 yr. old car ?

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Consumer Review

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Base Wagon (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Keeping 15 yr. old car ?
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Went to my Mopar dealer & told him I wanted a "Throw away car" I could abuse for 5 years hauling a 500 lb. show display & inventory. So, I ordered a brand new black, base PT Cruiser w/ all wheel disc. brakes (safety), radio upgrade, 4 speed and cruise control (no turbo). I've hauled most everything: show display, bricks, '38 car fenders, most all yard stuff, etc. Problem: I still really like it .- 1st Added fog/driving lights & que ball shifter knob (4 spd.) . Then, 16" Motige Mags & Cooper GT tires (handling greatly improved). Next, replaced all seats w/ PT Ltd. leather . Finished w/ Borla stainless catback exhaust. . I've replaced: brakes, shift cable, shocks & struts, drive shafts & headlights = still runs great . As '16 Scatpack Chgr., '08 Chy. Retractable, &'05 Gd. Cher. Jeep driven most, PT should last & hope top give to a grandson (now 14) .

Best Features

  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Parking aids

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