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Old 14 Mar 2017, 05:34 pm
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Hi. Just bought a 2005 PT Cruiser Touring 5 sp. in Cool Vanilla with just 39,000 on the clock from an elderly neighbor. Got it for $2,600 and think it was a great deal!

It needed an immediate change of tranny bushing ($15.00) as it was barely driveable, needs major exterior detailing (park under trees for years) which will have to wait for the weather to warm up, front brakes make a noise when turning so have to look at the pads, etc., to be expected because it sat for so long.

I've always liked these cars and am favorably impressed so far. As a past owner of two Chrysler vans with the 2.5L 4 cylinder engines, both of which I loved, I bought this as a spare vehicle!

I love this car so far!
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 05:56 pm
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 06:25 pm
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 06:37 pm
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 07:12 pm
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For your brakes making noises while turning, that may be a simple fix of the balancing clip or some sort of clip that is in the brake system on the calipers I believe.

Glad to hear you got a good deal on that PT. Don't find too many anywhere with that low of mileage for that price. Good find. One thing I would do, is seeing as it sat for so long, is check all the intakes/air filter area to make sure no unnecessary "guests" invaded the cars system. Had that happen before but not with a PT. I would also buy a Fuel Injector Cleaner to clean up anything that may have sat in the engine as well. Others may have a different opinion, but that is what I would do.
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 07:18 pm
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Old 14 Mar 2017, 07:47 pm
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Welcome to the Forum. Cool Vanilla White's my favorite PT color. SOOO BIG want to see photos!

Happy Ptin', ptprice
Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.
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