2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
One of my best cars ever..
Pros: Turbo performance & retro appearance
Cons: CAN bus electronics intro'd in '06 (not in my '05)I've owned cars such as Oldsmobile (FWD Toronado), Mercedes-Benz (220S) and Volvo (240DL) but his little car, a GT series (with HO turbo) is one of the best, and easily the most fun, of any of them. Driver/ passenger comfort is great, it delivers good handling and gas mileage (up to 29mpg) as well as great performance - 0-60 in a little over 6 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph. Plan to keep this one a long time..
- Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
- How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
2004 Chrysler Sebring - Limited Convertible
Pros: Lots of them
Cons: Getting in the back, but no biggie.
Advice: Don't expect a sports car.Review of 2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited convertible. Some reviews I’ve read seem disappointed that the Sebring vert isn’t more of a sports car. This isn’t anything wrong with the car, but with the reviewers’ expectations. If you want a sports vert, you go to a two-seater, not a four-seater. What the Sebring vert is, for my money, is an unmatched touring car. I live in Florida, so I get to drive a lot with the top down. (Plus I’ve just bought a windshield for the back, which permits driving in cooler weather. Even tho it’s for the back, it makes the front warmer in cool weather) I love the car, and my wife must like it, since she insists on driving it everywhere. But that’s okay with me, since it’s fun to either drive or ride in. I even like riding in the back on the Interstate—even before we got the supplemental windshield). The top is easy to put up or down, and when you put it down, the windows also go down. When you speed up over 10mph, the doors lock. And there are a lot of other thoughtful features. A readout in the dash gives you a lot of info, including the estimated mpg. BTW, we bought the car with 74,000 miles on it, and it still looks and drives like new. All in all, a practical convertible. PS: Other car is a 1996 Cherokee with 154,000 miles, which also looks and drives like new. (I kid you not!)
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - GT
Pros: Turbo, leather seats, heated seats, headroom
Cons: Turning ratio was VERY BAD, for a small car it requires a huge circle to turn around , trade in value was TERRIBLE, they depreciate badly! If you really want one, buy a gently used model, because the depreciation will KILL YOU!
Advice: Check out the new Subaru Forester, it's about the same price but it feels much larger inside and is all wheel driveI bought a 2005 PT Cruiser TURBO new back in 2005 and just traded it in for a Subaru Forester. I think the PT Cruiser was a very comfortable driving car with plenty of get up and go. I NEVER once had it in the shop so it had a GREAT reliability record. My only complaint was that the turning ratio was VERY bad, for a small car you need a football field to turn it around in. The other problem I had was with the fit and finish, one day while driing down the road the passenger visor just fell off onto the floor. The passenger seat is supposed to fold down flat to form a desk but it really never folded flat and had so much of an angle that your paperwork slides off. All in all it was not an expensive car to drive or own and the get up and go of the TURBO is really good. Didn't feel stable at speeds over 85 MPG, the steering wheel would shake and the car felt like it wasn't in good contact with the road at very high speeds.
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Touring
Pros: retro styling
Cons: rear power window switches on floor console
Advice: great car don't hesitatemine has over 34,000 miles on it and other than oil changes i've had no issues with car. still original brakes and tires.great car
2005 Chrysler Sebring - GTC Convertible
Cons: A tie between the steering, transmission, and brakes
Advice: Do not buy ChryslerI test drove this vehicle in several years and ended up purchasing the 2005. Talk about a big mistake, so far it's been to the dealer 3 times for 3 different problems. Not only that, but I had such bad experiences at the repair shop that I went to a different dealer each time. Unfortunately, Chrysler warranties don't help you if you need to go somewhere with competent mechanics. So, if you're willing to drive 1 hour to the 3rd closest dealer only to have the mechanic say, 'I don't understand why it won't work' only to have to pay out of pocket for a local company to fix it straight out in 4 hours, than maybe Chrysler is for you. Otherwise, try a company with reliable cars and reliable mechanics.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Touring
Cons: poor qualty
Advice: do your research before buyingi own a 01 pt cruiser, its a wonderful car untill 70,000 miles, expect to have great power loss and a motor replaced at 79,000 miles, a new motor runs about 3,750 dollars and is hard to find, time and money its just cheaper to buy a whole nother car, its a wonderful car if u do long drives and dont plan to keep it over 100k miles, when car is washed the air bag light comes on and the auto locks keep locking themselfs when they feel like it, been locked out several times.
2004 Chrysler Sebring - LX Convertible
Pros: beautiful with the top down!
Cons: Rattling Windows, poor heating system
Advice: look at other convertibles with a sturdier build!The Chrysler Sebring convertible has many problems/quirks. The windows are horrendous with their rattling. I have taken the car 8x to be adjusted and they never improve. The positive note is the pickup of the v6....very snappy, and smooth sailing! :) The excessive wind noise, and rattling windows are very annoying. I would never buy another sebring convertible. The Sebring has the typical Chrysler issues. Fun to drive with the top down, but otherwise a very noisy car.