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Old 23 Mar 2013, 08:25 pm
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Default HELP Requested - Identify the year of this PT Cruiser

Hello all,

I am humbley requesting the knowledge of the PT Cruiser forum members in identifying the below PT Cruiser. What I am looking for is the model year for this particular Cruiser. The image is from my neighbor's surveillance camera that captured the Cruiser driving from my house after a burglary. Identifying the year will help in locating the guys that did this. All the help is greatly appreciated.

During my research, I believe the Cruiser to be a 2005, but if I'm wrong please correct me. Thanks.

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Old 23 Mar 2013, 08:59 pm
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JVD,

You may be right.

From what I can see, it's a 2004/2005. Most 2001-2002 models had grey bumpers and the color of "Cool Vanilla Clearcoat" came out in 2004.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 11:29 pm
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JVD,

You may be right.

From what I can see, it's a 2004/2005. Most 2001-2002 models had grey bumpers and the color of "Cool Vanilla Clearcoat" came out in 2004.
I appreciate the help. Thanks for the info on the color and year break downs. From what I could find in pictures on the web and a PT Cruiser wiki, Chrysler changed the tail lights from an amber/red combo to a clear/red combo during the 2006 model year.
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Yes, your right. The red/clear tail lights started in 2006 and they also squared off the back bumper so that's why it has to be a first generation (2001-2005) cruiser.
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If the survalence photo is clear enough to make out the license plate or at least a guess at it, that info would be just as relevent as the year of the PT Cruiser. I've heard that some computer photo inhancement softwear can now bring number details out. It might be an option to consider. I hope this suggestion is a help to you, good luck, ptprice
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Either '04 or '05.
'01 & '02 had gray bumpers, '03 base (which this one is - has hubcaps) also had gray bumpers.
Tailights changed in '06, so it's an '04 or '05.
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Thanks for the back-up QSD.
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Either '04 or '05.
'01 & '02 had gray bumpers, '03 base (which this one is - has hubcaps) also had gray bumpers.
Tailights changed in '06, so it's an '04 or '05.
Thanks a lot, that info will be of great help to me. And much thanks to everyone else for the ideas and backgrounds on the car.
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Your going to have to do the work. The legal system doesn't really want to find these people. Cost to much to jail them. Has been my experience.
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Your going to have to do the work. The legal system doesn't really want to find these people. Cost to much to jail them. Has been my experience.
Easier to bust some kid selling weed.
Prisons are big business - since they got privatized - no wonder the US has the highest prison population in the world.
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