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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:24 pm
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Hi folks.
Need advice from a community that looks like they live and breathe PT.
What should I look for in a used PT Cruiser?
I have no experience with them. Like the cargo space and looks and the manual trans option.
Heard good and bad about them.
Please give me some things to look for when I am in the field testing.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:26 pm
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R u looking into a n/a cruiser or a turbo cruiser?
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:30 pm
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Default Re: Why a PT Cruiser?

PT's are nice small utility type car. with the hatch can yank out the seats and carry large bulky stuff.

Car has high roof line so you have plenty of room. Now you can find nicely optioned Cruiser for reasonable money.

Tons of aftermarket junk you can decorate them with, can get Turbo versions, convertibles etc.

Reasonable fuel economy. Over a million made so there will be plenty arriving at a junkyard near you to rape parts from.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:30 pm
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Default Re: Why a PT Cruiser?

Please enlighten me on cruiser terms.
N/A cruiser or gt cruiser
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:31 pm
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Joey, to be honest, many of us simply liked the 1940's retro style of the PT--to begin with. I have a Limited Edition with all the bells and whistles; it's also very comfy to drive. It may seem like a small car, but the feel as you're driving is amazingly like a large car--very solid.

The gas mileage could be better, and we have some problems with the radiator fans, wheel bearings (in some), a few other bugs--but all in all, they're neat cars that drive very well and pack a lot of stuff in them.

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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:33 pm
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Default Re: Why a PT Cruiser?

What is a good used year to start looking at?
Are some years better than others.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:38 pm
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Just found the chrome nut technical library. Looks like all info is there that I would need.
Maybe just personal favs and stuff like that.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 08:39 pm
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Imo the 2001 to 2005 had the best looking interiors.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 11:31 pm
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Default Re: Why a PT Cruiser?

From my experience my 2005 turbo has been more reliable than my 2001 N/A.
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 11:58 pm
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for mechanical stuff if the PT is rounding 100k or is over 100k miles, make sure she has a new timing belt, tensioner, and water pump. also you may want to ask them when was the last time the battery was unconnected. if there's a prob with the PT then the code can be cleared for a few hr's to a day or so. so if they just disconnected the battery then the PT wont show any codes or a check engine light. make sure and start up the car, put let her warm up and then put the ac on full blast to see if she can handle it.
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