Sporty. Easy to park.
I LOVE THE CLASSIC AGELESS PT CRUISER MODEL! I love the moonroof and the SMALL SUV feeling...The MILEAGE NEEDS TO IMPROVE TO AT LEAST 36M/H in the today economy. Not very economic! Only 20 to 26miles/gallon. If you maintain it properly, it will last you at least to 150,000! (Ive had one before that collapsed at 150,000!).Not worth changing all parts!
When the Cruisers came out back in 2000 I knew that I wanted one. It has all of the utility of larger SUV's in a smaller more economical package and none of the bland looks of the minivan crowd. Before buying I did all of my research and although the PT started out based on the early neon platform it was redesigned and improved upon...Don't believe the detractors- It is not a neon clone. Also it seems that the early model years had some mechanical problems, but early production model years often do. The people that say it doesn't have very good performance obviously bought the car on looks alone. The PT was not designed to be a tire burning\push you into your seat performance car! It has more than adequite accelleration for highway use and can run at 80mph comfortably. It also gets acceptable mpg around town and my pt has gotten 29 mpg on the highway doing 80 with 3 aboard and luggage. True it is not an econobox but if I wanted that I would have bought a prius. I find the PT very comfortable for long distance driving. I am a hair over 6 foot tall and even without cruise control I can drive for several hours without driver fatigue. In fact this is the first vehicle that I have owned that my right foot doesn't get uncomfortable after an hour or so of driving. Great looks, Acceptable performance and gas milage, and the utility of the suv and minivan all in one. This is the first American car that I have bought in over 25 years and I think that I will be happy. And for all you "Buy American" people out there. My Nissan truck was built in a plant in OHIO where as my PT cruiser was built in MEXICO!