2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews and Owner Comments
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Bought a 2007 PT Cruiser base model about 3 years ago for my Son's first car. If you don't read any further at least read this NEVER EVER BUY ONE OF THESE JUNK CARS. I laugh at these PT forums where they think the car is so freaking great. The car looked great, base model, silver, chrome wheels. But in my gut, being an experienced backyard mechanic I knew Chryslers poor quality history but my Son wanted it. I wanted him to be happy. The car only had 37,000 original miles bought privately. Where do I start? I am sure I will forget a dozen things. lol. Assembled in Mexico. Burns engine oil, about a quart in a 1000 miles if you use 5w 20. A/C reeks like cat piss in the summer. Takes your breath away. Button for recycling interior air fails to work all the time. Idles terribly. MPG avg 17. Never ever got 20 mpg. All engine mounts torn and replaced. Tail lights both let water in, leak. Control arm bushings both bad. Complete rebuild front end. Struts went bad. Replace entire new strut units but front end continues to clunk. Could be the drive shafts but I not replacing them. Spare tire is loose, makes noise over bumps even when installed and inflated correctly. New starter. Car needs like another high gear. Engine revs too high on highway. AC lost all refrigerant. Stalls when idling with AC on at times. Rear soft touch hatch release works when it feels like it. Gas cap seal failed, check engine light came on. Other than that highly recommended. lol. Do yourself a favor. Buy a Honda Civic.
At 62000 miles no real problems. Replaced 2 tail lights, the plastic cover on the left side of the drivers seat replaced 2 times. the worst is gas mileage. local driving around 20. long trips the most 27 per gallon. I also have a Neon and it gets 26 around town and up to 38 on long trips. Same engine type. It must be the design or body style.
I've had the front brakes done twice....excuse given to me was because I drive in the city alot on hills. I replaced all four tires and had them rotated once. Oil change every 3000 miles. Now I have a shimmy in the front end so that is my next fix it job. The car has been reliable. Had a check engine light on once, took it to the dealer, nothing found.....reset it and I was on my way again. Gas mileage leaves little to be desired but the car has good power. Lots of driving over 82,000 miles on it. Drove to LA several times and Las Vegas last summer and it did really well. Overall been a good car.
2007 PT NOT TURBO 50,000 MILES TO DATE FRONT BRAKES, TWO BRAKE LIGHTS, A/C LOW PSI CONTROL, BATTERY, SET OF TIRES, NOT BAD GOOD CAR GAS IS 17 TO 15 IN TOWN, 22MPG INTERSTATE. NOT MUCH POWER FOR GAS USEAGE. GOOD FAMILY CAR, TOOK IT ON A FEW 1000 + MILE TRIPS GOOD ON HWY.
I agree 100 per cent: The brakes are non ABS and they really dont grab well. I wonder whether it makes sense to allow ABS retrofitted, if possible. A ABS is essential for the security
The engine sounds like it should be diesel but its not. The transmission upshifs and downshifts when it wants to. I've had the chip "updated with new software" 3 times now. The front end wobble can be fixed if you have your CV joints, axle shafts, and lower control arms replaced... I did at 24k miles under the extended warranty. The brakes are non ABS and they really dont grab well. The stopping distances are long. The steering is vague, and the transmission/engine drones and has a mind of its own. It gets 17mpg around town, and if I have an extremely light foot and coast a lot I can get 21 on the highway. I can think of 1 nice thing... with the rear seats removed (they weigh a ton!) the back is cavernous. Next time i'm listening to consumer reports and buying foreign...
I wish i can say the same about my pt cruiser, I have 2007 seven pt cruiser and sense the first year we bought it i was bad, keep blowing fuses took it to the dealership and they told us that nothing was wrong, next year summer start and start doing again, they look and they found a short in the ingnition switch and they say the fixt it and the same day the car blow more fuses. they have several time after that and they can not find any problem with it. so don't know what to do.
Bought mine used with less than 5,000 miles on it. Base model non turbo, automatic. I have had no problems with it and I really like it. Great style, handles like a sports car, plenty of room, great stereo and not one rattle at 20,000 miles. Gas mileage could be better. It has ample power. especially after I installed a K&N air filter. The chrome wheel covers that it came with were extremely pitted after there first Midwest winter so I ditched them and bought some nice 5 spoke wheels. I think most people would be satisfied with a PT Cruiser.
I just love my pt cruiser.....its so much fun to drive and very very comfortable to drive. The heat and a/c wow works a little to good...lol in the winter I have to turn it down a bit because I am burning up and in the summer the a/c is really cold like winter. But overall I really love the styling and comfort of driving the car. Gas mileage could be a little better but overall I just love it