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Pros: Retro look, great lines
Cons: Really cannot think of anything
Advice: Get ready to have some funTouring Edition can be configured almost exactly as GT, but about 3,000 dollars less. Four-wheel disc antilock brakes, traction control, etc. 180 HP turbo is plenty for me. After owning a Jeep Wrangler for a couple of years, the one touch top operation is a dream come true. Already have a PT sedan in the family, but the lines of the convertable top are just as awesome as the hardtop model. I love it, I love it, I love it!
Pros: Easy top up and down
Cons: wide turning radius
Advice: If you want a low cost convertibleI have the 2.4 Turbo 180hp. I am 6'3' and this is a very comfortable car with ample leg room for my frame. the car is extremely quiet for a convertible. It rides more comfortable than my 2001 Dodge Durango did. The turbo gives it some get up and go for a four cylinder! I get a lot of looks and wow comments from people. This car is a winner. And to top it off, it's fun to drive !!!!!It's not the boring run of the mill sedan.
Pros: H.O. engine performance
Cons: Wish I had the 'vette's bolsters to hold me tight in the turns
Advice: Don't buy the car if you wouldn't want to hear the word cute applied to your ride by ladiesThe car with the High Output engine can really scoot. You might find it hard to believe that I traded a '96 'Vette for it, but my body thanks me every time I climb in or out of it.
Pros: solid feel with engine response
Cons: seats need 6 way electronic adjustment
Advice: Enjoyment may take on the place of existing hobbies. Take the long way to work.Wow! Took my boss to the dealership during lunch to pick up her four year old Cruiser from an oil change - and I test drove the GT with the top down! You won't leave the dealership without one! My Lexus SC 400 is now in the yard with a 'For Sale' sign on it. I just wish my Navigation system could also find a buyer for used cars!
Pros: Looks and ROOM (especially back seat)
Cons: Nothing so far
Advice: If you plan to use the rear seat at all, sit in the PT's. You will be impressedWe want to buy a 'cute', affordable convertible within the next year or so. We pretty much thought it would be a VW New Beetle. But we were invited to a drive comparison by Chrysler. We drove a PT GT automatic, and a base automatic VW. Although to be fair we need to drive a turbo VW, but the difference in comfort and room was amazing. We now are leaning heavily towards a PT GT 5-speed.
Pros: One button and top
Cons: The manual shifter is not as smooth as I'm used to.
Advice: If you don't need neck breaking speedI wanted something fun, tired of the same old thing. I did not want to spend a lot of money! As soon as I seen that I could get a base PT Cruiser convertable for only $19995 I was sprung. the only options I really suggest are floor mats, cruise control, and the sirius sat radio. Other than that the Base has plenty of acceleration to get you down the road and out on the highway without any problems. I love this car, but I wish I knew they were changing the front end of the PT for '06 I might could have waited for that. Besides that I love this car and I have had more heads turn and people wanting to look at my car than ever before.
Pros: How the car looks
Cons: Turning radius
Advice: Buy the GT with the turbo, it's fast.Put the top down and enjoy. What a fun car. Fast, handles well. A little heavy on the gas bill, but worth ever dollar. Turning radius could use some help. When the roof is up, your rear view shrinks considerably. Over all, I'm glad I bought it, I'm having a ball.