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Old 30 Apr 2016, 10:42 pm
Nvizn Nvizn is offline
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Default Re: '05 PT Cruiser Turbo

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Originally Posted by Moparman440 View Post
I don't want to get kicked off the forum, but could you give us your opinion on the HHR and the Volkswagen?
I don't know much about the HHR's, but they look cool.
The reason I'm asking about the VW is because my son will be of driving age in a year and a half and for some years now he has wanted a red VW Beetle Convertible. (for some reason, he always stipulates that he wants the top to go all the way down, just like his sister's PT convertible)
Do you do your own repairs? Are parts availability and prices an issue with either car?
HHR: The same designer for the PT, left Chrysler to design the HHR. Roomy vehicle. Reasonably priced parts sings it is American made. The vehicles typically sell for twice the cost, of the PT. I would consider it better build and quality, over the PT Cruiser. I will likely purchase another (an addition to, not replace), maybe soon.

VW: Well built German made vehicle. Have had a few electrical problems. Is known to have valve body problems, evident by hard up/down shifting in automatics. I replaced the valve body myself. Wasn't extremely difficult. Paid $600-700 for the valve body. If you had to pay to replace, would likely cost $1,500. Very dependable vehicle. Repairs/parts are not cheap. I would not recommend as a first vehicle.
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**2005 PT Cruiser Touring Convertible Turbo - 20x8" Milani Wheels 245/35 & 225/30, air ride & more.
Build Thread: http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...ser-turbo.html
**2008 PT Cruiser
**2007 Chevy HHR LS - Transition to LT - 18" Solstice Wheels 235/45 & 225/45

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