If you love driving something that pays homage to a great era in American cars, the PT Cruiser is your vehicle. You don't have to sacrifice for your kicks either, as the PT has loads of space, a clever adjustable rear shelf and a choice of normally-aspirated or turbocharged engines.
Great looking, great driving vehicle - but beware mechanical failures.
It is an older car, when purchased it was used. The ac did not work. I have had to replace the tires twice, the undercarriage needed repairs, a spark plug needs replacing, my timing belt snapped maybe a year ago (2017). However, when the car is not in need of repairs, it runs wonderfully. The seats are comfortable, it feels close to the ground and handles well on the road even in wet weather. Ice is a problem, but that may just be me. The windows being controlled on the center console is odd to get used to. Not a fan of the analog clock on the console either, but it looks nice. Has an AUX cable jack for listening to music through other devices which is really nice. Heat works wonders! The trunk is spacious. Mileage is perfect for someone who commutes maybe 30 minutes a day, has excellent highway mileage for sure. I love my PT Cruiser despite the several problems I have had with it, but if I could trade up I would.
Straightforward, reliable, and oh so adorable!
It has been a wonderful first car. I did my driver's ed in it, and it has taken me everywhere from the rocky mountains to the California coast. It has excellent mountain handling but an awful turn radius. It's very straightforward and easy to drive, a fairly reliable engine, and reasonable highway fuel economy. I am taking it in for repairs this week because my check engine light came on, but the thing has 150, 000 miles on it and has served me well. I recently took it camping and slept in the back seat comfortably. As a little kid, it was my dream car because I love its cute color and quirky shape, and, let's be real, I still stand by that. I highly recommend it as a first car for your teenager or college student.
I believe that the pt. cruiser has the same axel as a van or utility vehicle.
My car is cute, and very comfortable to drive. But being a Chrysler, it also has a lot of sensors, and they have a habit of dying when you least expect it. But it is also simple to operate. There are no computer screens in the dashboard or things of that nature. My car is eleven years old, and the air conditioning still works very well. The radio has a jack to attach my cell phone, so that I can listen to iTunes or cell phone stations; this comes in handy, since I live out in the desert where there are few radio stations. I love the look of it, and I did long before I actually bought one. I was sad when I found out that Chrysler had stopped manufacturing them. This model car was actually built in Mexico.
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