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2006 PT cruiser

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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Smart buy at a smart price ... but don't expect bells and whistles.

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Apr 23, 2009 - Updated Apr 24, 2009 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fun colors.
Trendy bodystyle.
Spacious and classy interior.
Back seats fold down.
Cons: Seats too stiff.
Lacks horsepower.
Small engine for a big car.
The Bottom Line: A good car for the money.

I remember the moment I first saw a Chrysler PT Cruiser ... it was unique, fun, and actually kind of sporty for a car that's considered a crossover or to some a *gasp* "wagon".It is definitely spunky and gets attention, and most likely due to ... read more

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A lone voice of descent in a sea of glowing reviews

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Dec 20, 2008 - Updated Dec 21, 2008 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Firm handling. Roomy interior, especially when you take the seats out.
Cons: Dead in the water pick-up, Dismal gas mileage.
The Bottom Line: The good features are outweighed by the performance deficiencies, so if you must get this car, make sure it's the turbo.

The Love Affair - Love on the rocksIt seems like everyone loves this car, which is what made me start looking at it in the first place. I'm not trying to annoy all you PT lovers by saying it's all bad, but I think it's only fair to a ... read more

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POWER to WEIGHT ratio - WHEEEEE!

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Nov 28, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: BEST bang for the buck I've ever seen, 150 horsepower in a light car!  AWESOME!
Cons: NONE! They're no longer giving them away for $11K now with the fuel crisis!
The Bottom Line: Almost impossible to beat for versatility and overall cost.  Great bang for the buck in performance with manual tranny!

I own a '78 Ferrari for when it's time to suck up the road in the twisties.  However, I might drive it 120 miles a year, max.  I got rid of my truck and got a PT with the "HAND SHAKER."  I read in Consumers Reports that they were having a ... read more

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2006 PT Cruiser; Ok, so maybe it's not yet considered a man's vehicle!

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Nov 22, 2007 - Updated Mar 28, 2008 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: head room front and back good. Acceleration is ok and handling is firm not agile.
Cons: Gas mileage ok not great -low gear ratio. spacy front but small trunk capacity.
The Bottom Line: At this price, having a "mini-me" to replace the Previa seems to be so far so good.

3/28/08 - Oh the web that car dealerships weave that are both deceptive and deceteful; What has unraveled is that the vehicle had been presented as just coming off of a lease when truth be told it was purchased at an auction. In tracing the vehicle ... read more

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Cruise Hollywood in the 2006 Chrysler PT

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Jan 15, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Very cute; inexpensive; comfortable seats.
Cons: Gas mileage; lack of pickup.
The Bottom Line: For around the town use I really liked the PT Cruiser.

We rented a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser for three weeks while in California. The features: The car we rented was the automatic Touring 4 door wagon with a 2.4L, 4 cylinder engine. It seats 5. This car had about 4,000 miles on it. The ... read more

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A great little go-go

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Nov 9, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Versatile, smart and solid
Cons: Turning radius. Just "okay" mph.
The Bottom Line: For what it is, it's great. Perhaps the best value going.

Itís important to note that I stepped out of a Mercedes Benz into the PT Cruiser. Suffice it to say, the former was a tough act to follow. You see the lease on my Benz came to term recently. Iíll be changing jobs next month, and so I made a ... read more

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A lot of convertible for the money!

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Nov 8, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great power, great handling, great fun!
Cons: So-so paint on my example, seats uncomfortable for larger people.
The Bottom Line: If you don't need to haul more than four people and a few bags, this is one cool, classy, fun way to do it!

In looking for a relatively inexpensive but fun second car for my wife we considered basic models of the HHR and Pt Cruiser. Then we spotted a Pt Cruiser Touring Convertible with the turbo engine and it was all over. We spent about $5K more than we ... read more

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The PT weekend

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Oct 10, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great styling, practical interior, well built.
Cons: uncomfortable seats, some quirky controls.
The Bottom Line: Rare combination of cute & macho, fun & practicality. Improve the seats and controls, leave the basic styling alone.

On a recent trip to Florida, I rented a PT Cruiser and drove around the southwest part of that State for three days. When I mentioned this in a phone conversation with my wife, she asked how I liked it. I replied that I was mildly impressed with the ... read more

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2006 PT Cruiser: Iím ashamed to say itís actually a great car

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Oct 4, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: It's quiet, peppy for an entry priced car, handles and rides great
Cons: It's too dang cute for a man to drive, some slight ergonomic issues
The Bottom Line: As much as I want to despise the PT for sickening cuteness, I'm ashamed to admit it's a fine automobile. I'd recommend it to any . . . er, woman.

It’s a dismal thing It’s a dismal thing for any real man to be seen driving about in a Volkswagen Bug, a Mazda Miata or a P.T. Cruiser. These cars might not be specifically made for women. But, there is little doubt that women make up the ... read more

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My New 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser is Mighty Fine!

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Oct 1, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: pretty, easy to drive, fun
Cons: some difficulty with temperature control
The Bottom Line: Highly recommended! A real beauty!

My New 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser is MIGHTY FINE! I have been in need of a new car for a year or so now. But alas, finances being what they are have kept me from purchasing anything. I have been driving my old 93 Dodge Caravan for about 13 years now, ... read more

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My other car is a broom, but I still love this one!

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Aug 16, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sporty, fun, decent fuel economy; great for errands and short day trips.
Cons: VERY small interior for tall or large people; not the best vehicle to travel in.
The Bottom Line: I would recommend this car to those who want a flashy, fun car to run errands or take short day trips with. Not a great family car; limited space.

Ok, first and foremost, this disclaimer is directed at all menfolk on the Epinions planet: I am not a mechanic. I will never understand motor vehicles. How do we know this for a fact? Well, because: 1. I don't know about engines. 2. I can't ... read more

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Great on gas, retro look, big on the inside!

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Jun 23, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great to park, fantastic highway mileage 38 MPG!
Cons: Get a manual - cheaper, better on gas, more fun to drive!
The Bottom Line: This is a great small family car - you don't need a minivan if you only have one or two children. Spacious, comfortable and fun!

I have heard people describe this car as a gas guzzling mini-van, which is quite frankly ridiculous as it is obviously neither of these things. My car: 2006 PT Cruiser (Manual) I chose this car based on the stated highway mileage, which ... read more

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PT Stands for "Priceless Treasure"

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May 27, 2006 - Updated Oct 5, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: awesome styling inside and out, plenty of personal, passenger, cargo space in hardtop, silky ride
Cons: not the best gas mileage
The Bottom Line: With fantastic styling inside and out, loads of interior space, and a smooth, quiet ride, the Chrysler PT Cruiser epitomizes what the American driving experience should be.

INTRODUCTION AND STYLING I drove the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser hardtop with the base engine. For those of you who don't know, PT stands for "Personal Transportation". That's it. It's not "Performance Technology" or "Pleasurable Travels" or "Prowess ... read more

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You'll either love it or hate it.

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Mar 26, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Really smooth ride.
Cons: Get a bigger engine. Functionality of controls. Style.
The Bottom Line: If you like this car, and feels it suits you, then take it. This car just doesn't fit everyone.

I stepped into this car with a dislike for these ugly blobs floating around the town. To me, Chrysler was only good at making stylish cars, with the exception of this ugly piece. Most of my friends felt the same way. After getting some real time with it, ... read more

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2006 PT Cruiser: Classy and Functional

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Jan 4, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Flashy and attractive style, classy interior, smooth and composed ride, amazing versatility, bang-for-your-buck
Cons: Underpowered in naturally aspirated models, some hard plastics in the interior, questionable fuel economy
The Bottom Line: You canít get more practical than this and you get style and substance too! But spring for the turbo models.

On a rainy morning here in our town my mom was hit from behind in her 2004 Volvo S60, causing primarily cosmetic damage in addition to damage to the rear floorpan where the spare tire resides. Since the repairs would take several weeks (and the accident ... read more

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Epinions Express Reviews
2006 PT Cruiser. cute and fast...
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Aug 28, 2011 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: My husband is 6'2", and he has no problems fitting...
Cons: Maybe needs softer seats..
The car reminds me of a 1937 Ford Sedan's body style, just a bit smaller.. Love the color options, mine is silver and grey/silver interior, love it.. My husband is 6' 2" tall, he has no problems fitting in the ... read more
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Not my best car but i like it
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Jul 1, 2008 (Not Yet Rated)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Attractive, dependable, affordable
Cons: Needs way better gas mileage and needs stain resistant seats
I bought this car recently used at a dealership, used to be an Enterprise rental car. I have had no problems with it at all. I do have to say it should get better gas mileage and it is noisy and the seats do stain easily, but that's nothing that ... read more
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pt cruiser
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Nov 30, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: great gas milage. very cheap price.
Cons: every thng about the car. except for the two pros.
our 2006 pt cruiser has 23000 miles. it has been the worst car we have ever had! it has broken down 3 times since we bought it brand new. it becomes very anoying taking the car to the dealer for wear and tear.the interior does not have enough room in the ... read more
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Not Recommended
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Apr 26, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: It's shiny
Cons: Poor Quality. Electrical problems. Mechanical Problems
We've had this car since July and it's been in the shop three times since then. The heater knob doesn't stay in the heat position - this is it's third time being looked at. The car stalled at an intersection - Chrysler cant tell us why. The wipers ... read more
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