2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible turbo from North America
Very fun to drive, too thirsty on gas
The interior trim on the roll bar wasn't really affixed properly, and kept working its way loose. I had it fussed with three times under warranty, and it's fine now (they added adhesive to it).
There was a rattle in the right rear quarter panel; a great dealership took the panel out and tightened a loose bolt after another dealership claimed they couldn't reproduce it. This was fixed under warranty.
The gas cap had a small leak that would cause an engine light. This was fixed under warranty.
The air conditioning has just quit blowing cold air -- I'll be taking it in this week and expect it to be covered by my lifetime service contract.
Fun to drive. Quick. Easiest top up/down of any convertible I've ever driven.
The Boston Acoustics stereo upgrade is awesome and well worth the money -- although it doesn't have a jack for "audio in."
The upgrade of leather heated seats is great, and makes the car feel somewhat luxurious.
Great sight lines. You sit up fairly high and don't find yourself continually trying to look around the SUV that is inevitably in front of you.
Wide turning radius for a car of this size is disappointing.
Not enough trunk space. I knew that when I bought it, but it's worth mentioning.
Poor gas mileage. I get about 21.0 on regular gas. Not acceptable for a 4 cylinder in the 21st century. I knew it was bad when I bought it, but it bears mentioning.
Cheapest insurance of any convertible in the US.
The lifetime powertrain warranty was available this year, and gave me an opportunity to buy a lifetime service contract. It's the reason I bought this car, and am very happy with the purchase.
(You can Google "continual car" for more.)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2010