2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Turbo 2.4L High Output from North America
Pretty ugly looking for a lemon
High pressure power steering hose.
Power Steering Pump.
Power steering pulley (broke away from the engine!!!)
This car is an absolute piece of junk (I would use the "s" word, but don't want to be censored).
My wife (against my strongest possible recommendation) purchased this car, and if it wasn't costing us a bucket load, I would delight in telling her I told you so.
I think Chryslers in general, from Neons, to their mini-vans and down to the PT Cruiser, are and were generally shoddily built, and all in all, junk. I will update the review as time progresses, in case the car turns out to be a lemon (I don't want to sound biased by not following up and painting these fancy Neons... oops I mean PT's with one wide brush). It just seems to me that at 60k miles, these cars have self destruct buttons... I dislike Chryslers, and this one is certainly not helping my opinion of them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd December, 2010
Original poster here: I've done another 1500 miles since posting, and have no further problems to report. I still do not like this car.
I should not have posted! Two days after my last update, the lower power steering hose went. Speaking with other Chrysler owners, this sort of power steering problem is not uncommon in Chryslers and Dodges... Wow this car has done NOTHING to endear itself to me.
Still hate it.