2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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I just bought this car two months ago and it seems great. Someone had told me that after 60,000 miles i HAVE TO replace the timing belt?? They said because, the belts in the car are half rubber half plastic... Ive asked my mechanics but have never got a full answer on it... (they just want me to spend the money on replacing all my belts....) im confused... has anyone else ever heard this before???...read morehide
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- Great Looks...Design is beautiful!
- Rough Ride, Not the best reliability...Read on...
We have owned a 2006 pt cruiser for just over a year now, and we love the car.
That is; we have a love/hate relationship with it.
The design of the car is absolutely beautiful. I love the retro, yet sleek and modern look the car has. It has just the right "pizazz" both inside and out.
Unfortunately, that's where the compliments end. We have had nothing but problems with this car since we bought it. In fact, about a month after purchasing, on a rainy August day, we ended up colliding at 45 mph into a cement guard ramp. Apparently, the car "hydroplaned" and we lost control. I personally am not totally convinced that the steering failed, after all, Chrysler is known for their steering defects. The steering wheel was being turned completely to the right while both front wheels after the crash were facing completely left. What's more is that the airbags never deployed. Modern Manufacturing standards require that an airbag is deployed at 17mph+. That's right: 17+. Ours never did. Luckily however, nobody got hurt, the car never shut off on us and everything was still in working condition immediately after the crash. That was Immediately after..
After a month of waiting for the vehicle to finish being repaired, and about $6,000 later, we got out PT back. From that day forth, it has been nothing but trouble.
Things from the grille popping out whenever it feels like it, to a weird rattling noise coming from the engine, to brakes crunching, to the front sway bar just popping off, to intensely harsh idling and a kick from the transmission that has more probability of giving you whiplash than the accident itself! This car has had it. And oh joy for me, now it appears as though we might be facing electrical problems in the near future! (transmission shifter indicator lamp needed replacement and whenever you put your blinker to signal right, the interior dash lights dim) How exciting!!
I have been to the dealership, and they have denied me my wonderful 36,000 mile warranty coverage. Oh yes, and not to mention the wipers needed replacement less than a year after we bought the car!
I don't think it's the fact that the engineering isn't there with Chrysler, i just think it's the cheap Mopar parts they use! I have never been an American car fan, in fact..pretty much everyone i know owns a Japanese import.
I don't think it's the fact that it's an "American car" because honestly, i visited a Ford dealership, and I have to say I was impressed. The models like the Taurus X, the Fusion, the Five Hundred, Edge, and Taurus are all cars that are a remarkably different and unbelievably positive change for Ford...not to say that they aren't still junk..I'm sure they are, but I believe they're on the rise..I've read in many instances they are certainly better than Chrysler.
This is our first Chrysler. It has seen trips to boston, to Jersey, and all over the place many times. In fact, we now have a WHOPPING 16,000 miles on it!!! It also has failed to start on several occasions, left me stuck because the transmission decided it wanted to shift itself into N while driving, been extraordinarily uncomfortable on long trips, and has rusted on a spot I myself had to cover up. It's our first Chrysler, and I'm pretty certain it'll be our last too.
I think it's a real shame because I do love the style, if only the quality was on par with it's styling...I'll tell you what; Stick a toyota or honda or mitsubishi engine in place of the sad excuse that lies under the...read morehide
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- Excellent fuel economy and lots of fun to drive.
- A little slow on accelleration but good for a 4 cylinder.
I LOVE TO DRIVE IT. IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO GO TO A SERVICE STATION WITHOUT HAVING TO GET GAS.
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- plenty of room, easy to handle, priced right for income
- ride is rough on bumpy roads. it seems that front end is weak.
I LIKE IT A LOT EVEN THOUGH IT IS A LITTLE ROUGH ON THE ROUGH.
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- Great fuel savings, smooth ride and more than adequate room.
- Nothing negative to say about the car.
Excellent and great looking car! On the freeway it seems like we're hovering while cruising, on streets, the car can handle everything from bumps, potholes to cobblestones. The car has more than enough power and acceleration to handle California's short merging lanes on freeways.
This product from Chrysler is just amazing and we were sold on it once we rented it for a trip a week before our purchase....read morehide
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- I love my PT Cruiser, it feels like it was built to fit my senior age group, very comfortable seats.
- For some reason water seems to splash up on the rear door of the car when it rains.
I'm 66 years old and I traded in my Cadillac for my PT Cruiser so that I can take my mother (85) and my father (88) for rides in the car. I took my parents with me to try the car before I bought it to make sure they would be comfortable. The seats are high so it is easy for all of us to get in and out, the seats are comfortable for long rides, there is lots of head room for my father who is over 6 foot tall, the seats are wide enough for my mother who is over 200 pounds, and driving the car is a dream for me. I fit comfortably in the drivers seat, the controls are close by, the clock, etc., are easy for me to see and use. The car handles great and has lots of power. I wish I'd spent a little more and got the Limited Edition so that I'd have the tinted windows and the sun roof... I just never knew I would love this car so much. The PT Cruiser looks so small on the outside, but it is so roomy on the inside. My husband also enjoys driving my car when I let him....read morehide
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- takes corners good,nice car to drive love it!
- reatr seats hard,thata about it
this car is fun to drive and would reccomend to anyone thinking of buying one.
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- Look nice, powerful than my 1986 Nissan Truck, good stereo system.
- Materials used to build the body look cheap !
I bought a 2006 Base PT Cruiser. I have less than 5000 miles on it, but I have to bring it to a dealer to fix a PCV valve. The valve broken and making a mess of engine oil under the hood ! I have to remove the back seats so I can save gas. It does save gas if you remove the back seats ! Can not make a good U turn ! So far I still enjoy driving my PT Cruiser. The stereo system is good with a Aux jack which I can connect my $ 20.00 MP3 player....read morehide
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- nice looking, great for mom of two
- engine sux! too many trips to fix it, A/C is weak, no power
I have owned my 2006 PT for only a short time...thgere is only about 8k or 9k on this car right now. I have had MAJOR overheating problems the past few months. They replaced the fan, temp. control, radiator and now its been in the shop for a week fixing the head gasket and the whole head. Who knows if the problem is fixed!! I expected more from a newer car.
When I turn the A/C on, the front of the car cools fine while my kkds still aer sweating in the back seat. This is a biggie since I live in Florida.
There is plenty of room for both me and my two children, along with the stroller, groceries and such, as long as you dont use the hiding bar..With it in the car, room is limited.
This car has no power behind it. I feel like Im just chugging along, and have to floor it to speed up. I would suggest the turbo model, but i have never drove it.
Great 1st car, car for slow drivers, and people who drive once in a while, but I wouldnt recommend it to anyone who likes to drive....read morehide
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- Great little utility vehicle; amazing amount of cargo space with rear seats out; nice rear config
- poor gas milage for size; with std 5 speed trans: 21 in town; 24-5 hwy.
Power to weight ratio is less than optimal. Gas mileage and performance would significantly be improved with a small V-6, and 4 wheel anti-locking disc brakes. Size, interior arrangement is superior to anything in its class on the market. Very versatile vehicle. Remedy the power to weight issue with a small V-six and 4 wheel anti-locking disc brakes and the PT
should get in the neighborhood of 28-30 mpg in town and 36-8 mpg hwy, add flex-fuel capability and the PT Cruiser would be the hands down winner in it's class....read morehide
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