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Old 30 Aug 2008, 10:46 pm
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Hi guys,

My name is Joe and I am currently looking into getting a PT cruiser. I am looking for a non-turbo one and was wondering what do you guys think of it and if there's any problem that I should look out for if I do get the car. Any advice would help! Thanks!
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Old 30 Aug 2008, 11:42 pm
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If you're looking into New - Well everything should be okay...Warranty is always an excellent option.

If you're looking into USED - Have a mechanic look at the lower control arm bushings/wheel bearings. They tend to have a very poor lifespan on the PT Cruiser.

That's just to coat the surface of things to look for. Good luck in finding your PT, and be sure to come back and show off your ride!
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 07:17 am
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Joe,

Plenty of cruisers out there for sale. As Ucantcme said, there's a difference in buying new or used so let us know what your in the market for. What are your expectations. Good mileage, trouble free, low initial outlay or all of the above.
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 08:14 am
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If you're looking into New - Well everything should be okay...Warranty is always an excellent option.

If you're looking into USED - Have a mechanic look at the lower control arm bushings/wheel bearings. They tend to have a very poor lifespan on the PT Cruiser.

That's just to coat the surface of things to look for. Good luck in finding your PT, and be sure to come back and show off your ride!
Good info right there...I just had too spend $$$ on replacing the left front wheel bearings on the Mrs Cruiser. It's an '04 with > 45k miles on it, I wish I knew this a week ago. Oh well...
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 10:01 am
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let us know what you get joe, good luck !!
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 11:48 am
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Turbos are fun:
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 05:58 pm
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What is your purpose for buying this car? Looks, Fun, utility, price, features, gas mileage, reliability, is this going to be your only car, or will it be a second? Let us know why you are considering a PT and we can better help you.
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 06:22 pm
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Touge: where are you located? I know where this is a couple of real nice ones from $15-8K depending on what you want here in eastern PA,,,??
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 09:34 pm
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touge,
Agree wth Ironman's questions as part of the decision process.
If you decide to get a base model for the mileage; don't ever drive a turbo - you might shoot yourself!
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