PT Cruiser replacement options

chrysler

#1

I love my 2004 PT Cruiser turbo w/ 5 speed, but it’s got about 80k on it and eventually I’ll need to replace it. I especially like the removable rear seats because I’ve got 3 rottweilers who travel with me a lot, and without the rear seats it’s like a small panel truck with windows. The Daimler-Chrysler power train performs really well and I understand the newer Chryslers don’t do as well. Need to keep the good gas mileage so a big SUV is out of the picture. Suggestions anyone?


#2

For LOTS of space, check out the Ford Transit Connect. Other alternatives, Chevy HHR, Scion xB, Mazda 5, Kia Rondo.


#3

Of all those, the only one that flips my switch is the Mazda 5, and from what I read on the window sticker it gets even lower gas mileage than the Cruiser! Maybe I should check out the Kia a bit closer. What I’m really hoping is that someone will come up with something new and exciting in the next 2-3 years. Thanks!


#4

If mpgs top priority, Honda Fit is surprisingly roomy.


#5

Ford Escape hybrid would give you high mpgs.


#6

Look at the Audi A3 TDI. Mileage is 30 city and 42 highway. The city mileage is 5 or 6 MPG better than your PT Cruiser’s highway mileage.


#7

Take a look at the Hyundai Elantra Touring model.
Very reliable, reasonable cost, good gas mileage, as roomy as the PT.


#8

The A3 TDI or maybe a Jetta Sportwagen TDI.


#9

I suggest you try a 2004 PT Cruiser. They’re great and fill your needs well. Or keep what you have. It has plenty of life left and you and your dogs “love” it.