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"Love My PT" by John on 05/06/2012. Trim: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base, Owned 10 years.
Pros: The most vertisile car i have ever owned especially for its size.Love the retro styling i now have 17,5000 on it and it runs great i have modifyed the suspension upgraded to larger performance tires and wheels upgraded the ignition and breathing systems ,i also upgraded the brakes with ceramic pads which improve the braking , the car handles and stops like a sports car i have improved the milage to 24/30 mpg and more engine performance . Its not a turbo but now performs like the 180hp turbo.Of course the car could always use more power but it does its job quite well.I love my PT not only for its versitility but what its potential was which i took advantage of and it was well worth it.
Cons: The real problem i can see like other belt driven engines is that you must change the belts and water pump at 95,000 to avoid problems and its not a job for most back yard mechanics, dealers charge approx $1200 for the job but thats the same and more for other cars.
Overall review: I read some of these reviews and some people hate the car those are the people that would hate any car only because they think the car should run without any real maintence, as long as you keep up with manitaining the PT on a regular basis it is just a great car we have 3 in the family and no real problems with any of them. If you are willing to make some changes to inhance the vehicle like i did you would really enjoy the PT even more than stock.These machines we call cars work hard for us rain or shine hot or cold we sure do ask alot of them so giving a little TLC wouldn,t hurt and for the haters i think they wouldn,t be satisified with any car except if it was maintence free.The most expensive cars made today have some real problems and no one can fix them except for the dealers and a exceptional repair shop and those basic cars take you to the same places as the expensive ones so unless you can afford it these little guys do just great. Enjoy
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