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Old 21 May 2006, 09:14 pm
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Who has owned a 01-05 & now purchased an '06 with a least a turbo-lite? Was it worth it? Is the MPG better over the NA version? Express your reviews! Thanks [8)]
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Old 22 May 2006, 10:13 am
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Since mechanically the '06 is the same as the '05, I'll chime in.
I had an '02 that I traded in w/87,000 miles on a turbo lite. Both cars equipped identically. (auto, sunroof, 4-wheel ABS).
I added an AirAid and Bassani duals to the '02, have a K&N FIPK & BTG duals on the '05.
I am getting close to 2 MPG MORE on the Lite than I did on my '02.
I traded mainly because my son is off to college, and expecting my '02 to last 4 more years I didn't feel was wise...
I love the new car - for the past 5,000+ miles I averaged 25.31 MPG.
The added 30 horses are nice to have - hills and passing are a breeze.
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Old 22 May 2006, 09:55 pm
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[8)] thanks for input,,,, did you get beat up bad on the trade??? [:I]
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I have two Cruiser's 03 N/A and 04 turbo lite. I love them both.
The turb.o lite is my favorite.Both are limited's,but the turbo
lite has a little more zip which I like and if I want more I can add
a stage 1.I really like the 06 route 66 yellow, but still haven't
seen one other than in pictures.
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:57 am
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[8)] thanks for input,,,, did you get beat up bad on the trade??? [:I]
Not really, I was realistic in what it was worth - had 87,000 miles on it. I think it was well worth it - the new one (not counting trade) was LESS than my '02 cost - everything was about the same (sunroof, auto, 4 - wheel ABS, etc) but I got a turbo for a bit less than the price of the '02!!!!!
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I traded my '02 in on a '06. The dealer came within $250 of the Blue Book price and as my brother worked for Chrysler, I also got the lowest employee price.

I got a black limiited NA as I wanted side air bags and wasn't that interested in a turbo either full or lite. Very happy with my ride.
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Traded my '01 Ltd for an '06 GT.

I think the '06 is a better car. But, no the MPG is not better. With a little over 8,000 miles it is getting close to the MPG of the '01.
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Speaking of milage, drove from mid Florida to Williamsburg this week and got 27.3 MPG actual on my NA 06 with 10,400 on it. Only have changed plugs & wires. Best MPG so far.[^]
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MPG-wise I think the car does better at highway speeds. If you have to do stop and go every day, your MPG will suffer, these cars like to run rich on fuel. I average 20 mpg commuting to work, but I get 24-25 mpg when I travel. Sorry for the threadjack.

I've only owned my 02, but thinking about getting a PT for the wife.
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