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You either love or totally despise the Chrysler PT Cruiser. It has to be one of the most controversial vehicles in existence. Its unique body shape is designed to look like something out of the 1950s but yet given a modern twist. Its retro look not only exists externally but internally as well. The majority of motorists who opt for this type of car want something different to the usual Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra etc.

Chrysler PT Cruiser facts

The Chrysler PT Cruiser lacks engine choice, currently their range is from a 2.0l to a 2.4l with petrol and diesel options.

Fuel economy for the Chrysler PT Cruiser is pretty bad; it is for this reason people struggle to re-sell these cars.

All petrol models vary slightly, but their average fuel consumption is approximately 21.7 mpg for urban, 30.1 mpg combined and 38.7 mpg for extra urban driving.

Diesel models are better on fuel than petrol versions. Their average fuel consumption is 31 mg for urban, 40.9 combined and 50.4 for extra urban.

The most economical Chrysler PT Cruisers are those that have been converted to LPG (liquid petroleum gas). LPG is almost half the price compared to diesel and petrol; hence, this type of fuel can offer a double saving. For information on LPG checkout LPG conversions and its savings here.

Chrysler PT Cruiser interior

There have been a few complaints about the plastic cheap feel of the interior and its lack of refinements for such a modern car. Its ride is thought to be rough, particularly on roads that are uneven. On the other hand, there are many motorists that are completely happy with the design and feel. The inside is not particularly suitable for smaller persons; the seating design is actually better for taller people.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser is not a large car, but it is roomy internally. Externally, one would think that the boot is quite tiny, but it in fact offers enough space for a generous amount of luggage. The rear seats can be folded flat to create more space if needed. Additionally, the front passenger seat can be folded for even more space, and it can even be used as a picnic table.

Generally, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is on the heavier side. It can be slightly difficult to steer when driving slowly and although parking is not bad, it is a little cumbersome.

Its best selling point is its uniqueness and affordability, especially a second hand PT Cruiser. If you are looking for a second hand Chrysler PT Cruiser opt for the 2006 models or later. They are more refined and offer a 2.2L engine choice. If you are looking for a car with a similar design, but with better refinements then go for the Ford C-Max as this is a popular recommended choice.

You can find more helpful information on this vehicle .