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Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000

5
reviewed by David Bonner on 12 April 2018
3
reviewed by Eureka on 7 December 2014
4

2.2 crd

reviewed by Rexforth on 14 August 2013
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Truely great Merc Engine

I originally purchased this car for my wife in 2009. It had a full service history and had 62,000 miles with one owner.
The previous owner was a PT Cruiser nut and had it remapped to 170bhp!!
It is therefore absurdly quick(have had many a boy racer look at it after I've left them for dead,, tailgaters give a similar reaction!!) with enough torque to pull a Sun Seeker boat!!
It returns 42mpg however its driven, never uses oil and starts first time every time. The heater will roast you alive and you need an overcoat when the A/C is on...
The only problem I've had is with the wishbones.
Turning circle is that of a WW2 Aircraft carrier but you get used to it.
The gearbox is not silky smooth but positive and you can make it shift fairly quickly if you need to( manual)
The seats are very comfortable and supportive and the driving position is first class.
I have since inherited it for work, I admit I hated it at first but I would buy another one at the drop of a hat. I have really grown to love its reliability( its a Mercedes diesel) and its quirkiness.

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reviewed by John ,Lincoln on 11 March 2012
3
reviewed by thom on 2 October 2011

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About this car

Price£12,995–£17,245
Road TaxI–K
MPG30.1–47.2 mpg
Real MPG83.0%

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