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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.
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.
Pros: Style, inside and out
Cons: The original tires that came with the car.
Advice: Up grade the tires to a good high performance tire.Once you get a good high performance tire on the PT Cruiser the ride is good, very sporty ride. With a good high performance tire the car handles excellent on wet and snowy/icey surfaces.
Pros: Nice sounding stereo
Cons: Vehicle sits far too low to ground to be a practical driver !
Advice: Steer clear of this vehicle, you'll pay now, and you'll pay later !Bought '05 Sebring Coupe new in April of '05. Super exterior appearance, very aggressive look/ stance, that being, vehicle is so low to ground, and very large tires with attractive wheel design. However, after one year of ownership, that's where my interest of the '05 Sebring Coupe ended ! The Coupe is the most unpracticle vehicle ever ! In fact, the Coupe sits so low to ground, you can't drive up/ down most hills without damaging the under carraige of the vehicle ! After one year, I had to replace the entire front plastic bumper cover due to bottoming out the vehicle from traveling up/ down hills ! If you live in snow country as I do, forget it ! One good snow, and possibly, there goes your muffler, exhaust pipe, etc ! The car's just too low to ground for reasonable everyday use. My vehicle had the 4 cylinder engine w/ automatic transmission. To my surprise, the 4 held its own for pulling around a vehicle the size of the coupe, and the automatic transmission was responsive. The vehicle was really exhausting to get in/ out of because of height of vehicle from road surface. You had to throw yourself in, and then fight to climb out ! Dash design was bland, insturments were dim lit for night driving, too dim, and insturments were small/ hard to read. Nice stereo though, and heat and a/c worked well. In reality, only 4 adults could sit in vehicle, 5 would be pushing things a bit. Build quality appeared solid/ sound with exception of exterior design compromising the build quality as noted above. Once inside vehicle, should you attempt to use your sun visors, you then could not see one half of the road infront of you ! Driver visability was an extreme negative w/ this vehicle, you must be at your best to try and steer clear of hitting someone at all times. Trunk space is more than adaquate. In regard to comfort, this car has a busy type ride that can wear you down fast, it's definately not a long distance cruiser, even though, the vehicle does drive smoothly equipped w/ the touring suspension. Quality of interior is typical Chrysler, 'Cheap plastic', dull design. In the handling dept., the vehicle corners well, remains level in turns, and breaks well. However, on first week of ownership I had to have a rotor replaced, as it was warpped right from the showroom floor.
Pros: nice styling
Advice: give america a ghance. you won't be disapointedi've had 6 nissans, 3 hondas, and 1 toyota, and have found this car every bit as comfortable, just as reliable as any of them. no complaints.
Cons: Quality of parts on the car mechanical
Advice: If you dont have a good warranty dont buy it and it will be in the shop all the timeI had two set of rotors already on this car that i have had a year. also drums replaces steering shaft now replaced twice as well the dealer told me the brakes are all like this i owned a kia rio had 115 miles on it and never replace rotors i would say this is a big problem The car is loud and sometimes wont start right away. I have never had so many problems with a car i thought i was buying a better car boy was i fooled
Pros: The make and color of the car. I have the red car
Cons: The car eats gas too quickly
Advice: Yes buy - the car is overall a good car so far.I would score higher for performance and the overall rating but cannot because This car does not get the gas mileage it claims. I got more mileage from my SUV which went 17 miles a gallon in the city. The car, however is a 4 cylinder, but the car is supposed to have turbo but it does not go as fast as I expected. It seems like I have to a least go 60 miles per hour just to get some decent speed - so that causes gas to even go faster. I am currently not satisfied with the speed or gas mileage of the car. I do like the car overall though.