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Old 18 Mar 2014, 11:00 am
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Default Advice on PT Purchase?

Shopping for a PT Cruiser in South Florida. Looking at craigslist it appears I can get an 02 or newer with 125k miles or less for the $4000 that is the top of my budget.
Don't want a convertible.
Need an automatic (bad knees.)
Do you recommend Turbo or not as reliability is most important to me?
What should I be looking for...
and be looking out for?
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks,
Tim
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Old 18 Mar 2014, 12:39 pm
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A well-maintained Cruiser will be more important (in my opinion) than whether you get a turbo or non-turbo.

One of the main things to consider when looking one over is how close to 90,000 miles it is; and if it is anywhere near that (or greater), find out if the timing belt has been replaced. that's a highly recommended maintenance item at around 90,000 miles. (And while they have it apart, it's a good idea to replace the water pump, too.)

Good luck on your search.
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