2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4 cylinder. from North America
"distinctive styling" is terrible and attracts negative attention
The transmission is horrible. Automatic is definitely not the way to go. Acceleration is horrible unless the trans has had at least 5 seconds to shift down into first. A motor mount broke around 65000 miles, easily fixed by the dealer. The rear drum brakes screech horribly, the dealer says they can't do anything about it besides replace the entire brake set-up. I'm not willing to splurge on that one, not worth it on this car. The "distinctive styling" is gross. Some say there is nothing else like it, but there's nothing worse than it. You feel like you are running down the road naked and everyone is staring at you.
There is lots of room for cargo. My sister plays the double bass (approx 6 ft tall and 2 ft. wide) and we can get that and 3 people in the car comfortably. Laying the back seats down makes lots of room for luggage too. The heat and defroster work quickly and are effective.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th January, 2007
Will never understand reviewers who gripe about the styling of their car. Seems like that would be something they would have certainly noticed BEFORE they bought it.
Or did they just walk into the showroom with a blindfold on and buy the first car they bumped into?
Too right. Why buy a car, if you don't like the styling. Particularly a PT Cruiser, which has either love it or hate it looks.
IMO it is one of the ugliest cars ever built, and can't understand why anyone could like it. But each to their own, I guess.
I can see what the idea is with the PT cruiser- a kind of retro surfin'wagon like a 48 ford woody wagon, but come on, a piddly little 2.0 four pot? it needs to be scaled up in size and have a big V8. and perhaps some faux wood trim on the side.
"Attracts negative attention"? What, do people see you drive up in a Cruiser and pelt you with eggs? It may attract attention, but negative? Are strangers now openly hostile towards you?
I LOVE the styling, and though it is getting long in the tooth, it is different than anything else. Except maybe wannabe Cruiser, Chevy HHR!
It's late 2009 & the styling of those cars no longer stands out. There were hundreds of thousands of Cruisers used in rental fleets and the used car market is oversaturated with them. I see one at just about every other stoplight. You want a car with funky styling these days, check out the KIA Soul, NISSAN CUBE, or SCION XB. Those aren't nearly as commonplace as the PT CRUISER, but I have the feeling they will be too in a few years (especially the Scion).