2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4 cylinder from North America
Head gasket went @ 129,000.
This car is a sheer disappointment! Bought it Jan. '08 for $4600. A year later and many trips in and out of the garage, and it now has a blown head gasket. $1200 repair! I have done everything to properly maintain (oil/fluid changes etc.) this piece of junk and that was the final straw! It's leaving my sight tomorrow, FOREVER!
I thought it wouldn't be bad on gas since it is a 4 cyl. Was I ever surprised when I discovered it only gets 21-22 mpg. That's only about 250-275 miles on a full tank! It has no get up and go! It is by far the most sluggish car I have ever owned. Thanks Chrysler for putting a Cruiser body on top of a Dodge Neon! (And when you actually do "get on it" it sounds like the transmission is going to fly apart!)
BUYERS BEWARE!!! I know it is different and you might think it looks cool, but it is not worth all the headaches! I wish I had never bought this car!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th February, 2009
I would think a test drive would've told you whether the PT Cruiser did or did not have enough power for your needs or liking.
As for the reliability issues - $4,600. for a Chrysler product with over 100,000 miles on it probably is not the most well thought-out buying decision you could've made.
Unfortunately this is what happens when a buyer purchases a vehicle because he/she like its looks, and throw caution to the wind.